Toilet water, also known as “eau de toilette,” is a type of perfume with a lower concentration of fragrance. Also known as "aromatic water," toilet water has an alcohol base of 10 to 15 percent, as compared to pure perfume, which contains 10 to 20 percent alcohol.Know More
Toilet water is understood to mean water used by someone, typically a woman, to freshen up. In 1533, the word perfume was first used in France. The earliest English usage of the word perfume, in about 1620, described the fumes coming from something burning. First used by the ancient Egyptians, perfume was referred to by the Latin term "per fumum," which means scented smoke. Perfumes were available to all Egyptians, but only Egyptian priests could make the fragrances.
Eventually, perfume was exported for use in Greece, Rome and the Middle East. After the fall of the Roman Empire, perfume use decreased substantially until the 12th century when international trading increased considerably, and perfume was among the products sold. Venice, Italy became a major international trade port between the 14th and 15th century, but lost that distinction when Christopher Columbus discovered America, which eventually became the new focal point for spice and perfume trading.Learn More
Perfumes expire and lose their potency over time. Once opened, a perfume can last a year or longer, sometimes even as long as three to five years. This length of time depends on how the scent is stored and its chemical composition.Full Answer >
Perfumes contain mixes of many ingredients, such as sandalwood, aldehyde, bergamot, amber, citron, frankincense, jasmine, osmanthus, patchouli, rose, vanilla and ylang ylang. Perfumes are mixtures of essential oils or organic scent compounds and solvents.Full Answer >
Perfume was first used by the ancient Egyptians, who used fragrant scents in religious ceremonies. They believed that they could communicate with their gods through the use of scented smoke. The word perfume is derived from the Latin phrase "per fumum," which means "through smoke."Full Answer >
Evening in Paris was a popular French fragrance originally released in 1928. Though the company behind the perfume continued releasing the scent for several decades, it discontinued the line in the 1960s. Those looking for Evening in Paris can find sealed and unsealed bottles of the perfume on auction sites and through specialty perfume shops.Full Answer >