Eau de Toilette (EdT): 5–15% (Typical ~10%) Aromatic Compounds
Eau de toilette French: literally translated as toilet water (but more appropriately described as "grooming water") is a lightly scented cologne used as a skin freshener, It is also referred to as "aromatic waters" and has a high alcohol content. It is usually applied directly to the skin after bathing or shaving. It was originally composed of alcohol and various volatile oils. Traditionally these products were named after a principal ingredient; some being geranium water, lavender water, lilac water, violet water, spirit of myrcia and 'eau de Bretfeld'. Because of this eau de toilette was sometimes referred to as "toilet water".
In modern perfumery the term eau de toilette is generally used to describe the concentration of fragrance, with Eau de Toilette being weaker than Eau de Parfum and stronger than Eau de Cologne.
In the fourteenth century Hungarian Eau de Toilette, Predecessor of eau de cologne was produced by Queen Elisabeth of Hungary (1305–1380) had created a fragrant oil mix with alcohol that evaporated slowly on her skin. Hungary Water was the first toilet water developed. This toilet water was called "eau de la reine de hongrie" and was based on rosemary. King of France Louis XIV (1638–1715) used a concoction of scents called "heavenly water" to perfume his shirts, It consisted of aloewood, musk, orange flower, rose water and other spices. Some Eau de toilette were once considered restorative skin toners with medical benefits. The journal Medical Record reported in 1905 that a toilet water spray restores energies lost in business, social, and domestic situations.
During the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries a type of toilet water called "plague waters" was supposed to drive away the bubonic plague.