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 your signature scent to leave a mark but don’t want anything too overpowering.
Perfume connoisseur typically reserve this light, refreshing fragrance for the summer months. EDT is one of the most popular types of fragrance and an excellent choice for slipping into your handbag for a perfume touch-up on the go.
WHAT DOES EAU DE TOILETTE MEAN?
“Eau de Toilette” refers to the scented water you spritz on your body as you’re preparing for your day. The phrase is inspired by the French expression “faire sa toilette” which refers to the process of getting yourself ready for the day—from combing your hair and getting dressed to applying your makeup and favorite scent.
Not sure how to pronounce Eau de Toilette? The French phrase is pronounced, “oh de twa let”.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EAU DE TOILETTE AND EAU DE PARFUM AND EAU DE COLOGNE?
The difference between Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum, and Eau de Cologne is the concentration of aromatic essence in each type of fragrance. Of the three, Eau de Cologne has the lowest concentration of aromatic essence, at just 2% to 4%. This low percentage makes for a very light scent that lasts about one to two hours. Eau de Parfum has the highest percentage of aromatic essence of the three, at 15% to 20%. This highly concentrated scent will last much longer, up to six hours. Eau de Toilette is right in the middle, containing between 5% and 15% of the aromatic essence.
HOW TO USE EAU DE TOILETTE
Envelop yourself in an indulgent yet discreet scent with your favorite 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, making it ideal for scent touchups on the go. Light and refreshing with a captivating scent, a couple of spritzes of EDT will provide the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
Wondering how to apply Eau de Toilette for the best results? Holding the bottle around 5-inches away from your skin, apply one to two 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, making your skin warmer and, therefore, intensifying your understated scent.
HOW LONG DOES EAU DE TOILETTE LAST?
Eau de Toilette typically lasts around three to four hours on the skin. Luckily, the lightness of its scent makes it suitable for liberal application, so you can spritz whenever you need a boost of your deliciously fragrant scent.
WHICH PERFUME LASTS LONGER EAU DE TOILETTE OR PARFUM?
If it’s a long-lasting scent you’re after, parfum is the longest lasting type of fragrance. Parfum has 20% to 30% of the aromatic essence used to create the fragrance which allows your scent to last up to eight hours. Because Eau De Toilette contains a much smaller percentage of the aromatic essence, it will need to be reapplied every three to four hours for a long-lasting scent.
What EAU DE TOILETTE DOES MUGLER RECOMMEND?
Our Angel EDT is a great option if you are looking for a reinterpretation of a classic. Angel Eau de Toilette is a gourmand fruity floral perfume for women that expresses femininity and adventure.
The Angel Nova Eau De Toilette is a floral and fruity citrus feminine perfume. This fragrance leads with a burst of juicy raspberry and elevated rose essence.
Alien Eau de Toilette delivers a citrus and woody fragrance tied to floral notes of Moroccan Jasmine dominating the heart of the perfume. This EDT is a more vibrant interpretation of Alien Eau De Parfum.
We’ll wrap things up with a masculine fragrance. Alien Man EDT is a men’s cologne exuding leather scent that is upgraded with Osmanthus Flower and apricot notes. These notes sit on a woody base of smoked beech bark producing an elegant masculine scent.