What is Eau de Toilette?

So, you’ve heard of Eau de Toilette…
but what actually is it?

The variety of different fragrance types can get confusing sometimes but don’t worry, MUGLER’s guide covers everything you need to know about EDT – from how to pronounce it correctly to how to apply it so it lasts longer.

What is EDT and what does it stand for?

EDT, otherwise known as Eau de Toilette, is a fragrance that contains between 5% and 15% of the aromatic essence used to make up the scent. Softer and more subtly fragranced than Eau de Parfum, EDT is the perfect fragrance for everyday wear when you want to leave a fragrant trail but don’t want anything too overpowering.

As a light, refreshing fragrance that’s typically favoured during the summer months, EDT is one of the most popular types of fragrance in the UK and a firm favourite for slipping into your handbag for a perfume touch-up on the go.

What does eau de toilette mean?

The French phrase “faire sa toilette” refers to the process of getting yourself ready – from combing your hair and getting dressed to applying your makeup and favourite scent. So, why is it called eau de toilette?
Well, “Eau de Toilette” literally refers to the scented water you spritz on your body as you’re preparing for your day.
Not sure how to pronounce Eau de Toilette? The French phrase is pronounced “oh de twa let”.

How to use Eau de Toilette?

Envelop yourself in an indulgent yet discreet scent with your favourite Eau de Toilette. Apply your fragrance in the morning for an immediate, sensual mood lift. Its subtle, softly fragranced nature means you can top up liberally throughout the day, so it’s ideal for slipping into your handbag for spraying on to go. Light and refreshing with a captivating scent, a couple of spritzes of Eau de Toilette will provide the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.

Wondering how to apply Eau de Toilette for best results? Holding the bottle around 5 inches away from your skin, apply 1-2 sprays around your neck area, then follow up with another few spritzes on your wrists for a stronger, more captivating scent. These ‘pulse points’ on your body are where blood vessels are closer to the skin’s surface, which makes your skin warmer and, therefore, your EDT more likely to be noticed.

How long does Eau de Toilette last?

Eau de Toilette typically lasts around 3-4 hours on the skin. Luckily, the lightness of its scent makes it suitable to spray liberally, so you can spritz whenever you need to maintain a deliciously fragrant scent all day long.

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