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toilet water

noun
1.
a scented liquid used as a light perfume; cologne.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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toilet water

noun
1.
a form of liquid perfume lighter than cologne Also called eau de toilette Compare cologne
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cologne

in perfumery, scented solution usually consisting of alcohol and about 2-6 percent perfume concentrate. Originally, eau de cologne was a mixture of citrus oils from such fruits as lemons and oranges, combined with such substances as lavender and neroli (orange-flower oil); toilet waters were less-concentrated forms of other types of perfume. The two terms, cologne and toilet water, however, have come to be used interchangeably.

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