Eau de Toilette
Eau de Toilette
Discover and get to know The Alpha Men's eau de toilettes for men. Choose from a selection refreshing and masculine fragrances from the most beautiful brands from all over the world. Experience the power of fragrance and add a new dimension to your daily routine.
What is Eau de Toilette?
Eau de Toilette, or EdT, is a specific type of perfume. This term comes from French and can be literally translated as "toilet water", but that doesn't do these elegant fragrances justice. Eau de Toilette for men is lighter than many other types of perfumes due to its fragrance concentration, which is usually between 5% and 15%. This lower concentration means it has a subtle scent that isn't overpowering. This makes men's Eau de Toilette perfect for everyday use. The scent is present, but not overpowering, and usually lasts for several hours.
What is the difference between Eau de Toilette, Eau de Cologne and Eau de Parfum?
The difference between Eau de Toilette, Eau de Cologne and Eau de Parfum is mainly in the concentration of fragrance oils they contain. This affects how intense they smell and how long the scent lasts.
Eau de Toilette (EdT): An Eau de Toilette contains a concentration of about 5% to 15% fragrance oils. This makes it a lighter scent that is usually suitable for everyday wear. Despite being less concentrated, a men's Eau de Toilette can still last for several hours.
Eau de Cologne (EdC): Eau de Cologne has an even lower concentration of fragrance oils, usually between 2% and 4%. As a result, the scent is much lighter and does not linger as long as Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum. This makes it ideal for a quick refresher, as the scent usually only lasts for a few hours.
Eau de Parfum (EdP): Eau de Parfum has a higher concentration of fragrance oils, usually between 15% and 20%. This means that the scent is more intense and lingers longer. In some cases, the scent of an Eau de Parfum can linger all day. Due to its higher concentration, it is often considered more luxurious and is generally reserved for special occasions or evening use.
Each type has its place and can be chosen according to personal preference, the occasion and the desired effect. Do you want to know more about the differences? Then read our blog: difference in eau de cologne, eau de toilette and an eau de parfum .
How do you use Eau de Toilette?
Applying an Eau de Toilette is a simple process that, when done properly, will help you get the most out of your chosen fragrance. It is recommended to apply it to the pulse points of your body. These are areas where your blood vessels are close to the skin, such as your wrists, neck, and behind the ears. The warmth of your body in these areas helps to spread the scent. In addition, it is usually sufficient to apply a few sprays. After all, you don't want the scent to be too overpowering.
One last tip: don't rub your wrists together after applying the fragrance. This can damage the top notes of the fragrance and interfere with its development.
Choosing the right men's Eau de Toilette is a personal journey. Whatever you choose, let it reflect who you are and how you feel. After all, a good scent is the ultimate form of self-expression.
How do you choose the right scent?
Men's Eau de Toilette is available in a plethora of fragrance profiles, meaning there's a scent to suit every preference and occasion. Whether you like strong, woody tones or refreshing, citrusy tones, the options are almost endless.
Woody fragrances often offer a warm and rich aroma, with notes of sandalwood, cedarwood or vetiver. They are an excellent choice if you like classic, timeless fragrances. A popular example of this is an Eau de Toilette that combines earthy woody notes with zesty citrus for an unmistakably masculine scent.
On the other end of the spectrum, we have the fresh, aquatic scents. These often contain notes of sea salt, marine notes or citrus fruits, making them perfect for the summer months or those looking for a light, energizing scent.
To choose the right Eau de Toilette, you have to take into account your personal preferences, the occasion and the season. A good starting point is to think about the scents that normally attract you and choose accordingly.
Can you combine different Eau de Toilettes?
Yes, combining different scents, also known as layering, can help you create a unique, personalized scent. However, this process can be subtle and requires some practice. It is important to start with lighter scents as a base and then add heavier scents. This way you prevent the scents from competing with each other or creating an overpowering scent.
How long does the scent of Eau de Toilette last?
In general, you can expect the scent of an Eau de Toilette to last between three and five hours. However, it is important to know that this can vary depending on several factors. This could include your skin type (dry or oily skin) and the climate you are in. For example, in a warmer climate, the smell can dissipate more quickly.
How do I make my Eau de Toilette last longer?
A good tip to make your Eau de Toilette last longer is to apply a fragrance-free moisturizer to your skin before you put on your Eau de Toilette. Moisturized skin retains odors better than dry skin. In addition, it can help to apply the scent to your pulse points where the heat from your body helps the scent spread.
How long does Eau de Toilette keep?
Eau de Toilette can, if stored correctly, usually keep between 1 and 3 years after opening. However, a few factors can affect the shelf life of your Eau de Toilette:
Exposure to light: Direct sunlight can affect the quality of the fragrance. Therefore, it is recommended to store your Eau de Toilette in a dark place.
Temperature: Extreme temperatures, especially heat, can change the scent of your Eau de Toilette. It is best to keep it in a cool place.
Air contact: Every time you open the bottle, the liquid comes into contact with the air, which can oxidize and change the fragrance. Therefore, try to keep the bottle closed as much as possible.
Although Eau de Toilette has a long shelf life, the top notes can fade over time, changing the scent. If you notice that your Eau de Toilette has an unpleasant odor or changes color, it's probably time to throw it away.
Is Eau de Toilette suitable for all seasons?
Eau de Toilette can indeed be worn all year round. However, some fragrances are better suited for certain seasons. For example, lighter, fresh scents with citrusy notes can go well with spring and summer, when you might be looking for a refreshing and vibrant scent. Heavier, woody scents are often more appealing in the fall and winter, when you may want to wear a warm and comforting scent.
What is the best Eau de Toilette for men?
The tastiest and best Eau de Toilette fragrances for men vary greatly depending on personal preferences, occasion and season. At The Alpha Men we have a wide range of scents that appeal to different tastes.
For lovers of strong, woody notes, we have a number of Eau de Toilettes with unique combinations of sandalwood, cedarwood or vetiver. These rich, masculine scents are perfect for those who love classic, timeless aromas.
If you prefer light, fresh scents, our aquatic Eau de Toilettes offer a breath of fresh air. These fragrances often contain notes of sea salt, marine notes or citrus fruits and are ideal for the summer months or for those looking for a light, energetic scent.
At The Alpha Men we understand that the 'tastiest' and 'best' Eau de Toilette is very personal. That's why we strive to offer a diverse selection of high-quality Eau de Toilettes, so that every man can find the perfect fragrance to suit him.