eau de toilette


eau de toi·​lette ˌō-də-twä-ˈlet How to pronounce eau de toilette (audio)
plural eaux de toilette ˌō(z)-twä-ˈlet How to pronounce eau de toilette (audio) or eaux de toilettes ˌō(z)-də-twä-ˈlet(s) How to pronounce eau de toilette (audio) or eau de toilettes ˌō-də-twä-ˈlet(s) How to pronounce eau de toilette (audio)
: a perfumed liquid containing a lower percentage of fragrant oils than is contained in ordinary perfume or eau de parfum

called also toilet water

Examples of eau de toilette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These kits are packed with the woody Bulgari Pour Homme eau de toilette, the shaving products, and the same basics. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 8 Aug. 2023 The scent is the work of Chanel’s in-house perfumer Olivier Polge, who sought to add depth and intensity to the pre-existing eau de toilette. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 30 Aug. 2023 Editors’ note: This fragrance is sadly no longer available online in the U.S., but the eau de toilette can be found on international sites. Kristin Limoges, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Aug. 2023 Yes, the distinction between an EDP and eau de toilette affects the scent experience. Nerisha Penrose, ELLE, 25 May 2023 This eau de toilette from Versace has been a favorite among scent aficionados for nearly a decade and remains one of our top picks in 2023. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Dec. 2022 Body sprays and eau de toilettes are typically made up of one to 15 percent oil. ELLE, 27 Feb. 2023 Or what the different forms of cologne, like eau de toilette and eau de parfum, mean? Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2022 These scents are joined with green notes that add freshness and earthiness to the eau de toilette. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History


French, literally, water for washing and dressing

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eau de toilette was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Eau de toilette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eau%20de%20toilette. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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