simple translation

March 21, 2011, 03:33 PM posted in General Discussion

Could someone please help me by translating 花露水 into English? I used one translator that indicated that it meant toilet water, but I am hoping that is not right based on the conversation that I was having.


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March 21, 2011, 04:01 PM

Toilet water - AKA eau de toilette

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And if you don't know what that is, here's a handy guide to different types of perfume based on concentration (from wikipedia):

- Perfume extract, or simply perfume (Extrait): 15-40% (IFRA: typical 20%) aromatic compounds

- Esprit de Parfum (ESdP): 15-30% aromatic compounds, a seldom used strength concentration in between EdP and perfume

- Eau de Parfum (EdP), Parfum de Toilette (PdT): 10-20% (typical ~15%) aromatic compounds, sometimes listed as "eau de perfume" or "millésime"

- Eau de Toilette (EdT): 5-15% (typical ~10%) aromatic compounds

- Eau de Cologne (EdC): Chypre citrus type perfumes with 3-8% (typical ~5%) aromatic compounds

- Perfume mist: 3-8% aromatic compounds (typical non-alcohol solvent)

- Splash and After shave: 1-3% aromatic compounds

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...which is what toianw already linked.

Going away now!