Distinguishing Eau De Toilette & Cologne

Many individuals use fragrances on their skin and clothing to eliminate body odor and other unpleasant smells. Men, in particular, utilize after-shave solutions, Eau de Toilette, and Eau de Cologne (or simply cologne) to boost their confidence. Some men may not distinguish between Eau de Toilette and Cologne and use these products interchangeably. However, they may notice differences in how long the products last on the skin, their price, and the concentration of oils used. This article will discuss the distinctions between these two products.

Eau de Toilette is a product meant to be applied to the body after bathing. Men may also use it on their facial skin after shaving. This toilet water contains a significant amount of alcohol and a weak perfume fragrance. Splashed over the body immediately after bathing, Eau de Toilette ensures that body odors do not bother you even after long hours at the office. Eau de Toilette, also known as EdT, contains 5-15% aromatic oils for fragrance, typically around 10%.

Eau de Cologne, which originated in Cologne, Germany, is a fragrant and refreshing toilet product applied to the skin to eliminate body odor and maintain a fresh and fragrant feeling. Eau de Cologne has an alcohol base with 2-5% aromatic oils, meaning the fragrance does not last long. Cologne is at the lower end of the perfume market based on the percentage of aromatic oils.

Key Takeaways

  • Both Eau de Toilette and Cologne are used on the skin to eliminate body odors and maintain freshness for an extended period.
  • The primary difference between Eau de Toilette (toilet water) and Cologne is their composition, with Eau de Toilette containing a higher percentage of aromatic compounds.
  • Eau de Toilette contains 5-15% aromatic oils (essential oils), while Cologne contains only 2-5%, making Eau de Toilette more expensive and longer-lasting than Cologne.
Dmitri Ivanov
Dmitri Ivanovhttps://whats-different.com
Dmitri Ivanov, a writer and managing editor, was educated in Canada and holds a BS in Science. Dmitri loves doing research, writing, and teaching various courses.


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