Perfume was used in extreme antiquity. Today it also allows to emphasize the status of the owner, unique style and to become more attractive for representatives of opposite sex. Here only modern fashionistas often ask question: Spirits or toilet water? What to prefer? For a start it is worth finding out that these types of perfume represent and what they differ among themselves in.
What is represented by spirits and toilet water
Spirits are known since ancient times, Egyptians often used this perfume as one of important elements of worship of gods and sacrifice. However, prosperous people indulged themselves refined spirits and in everyday life. The popularity of this type of perfume in the ancient time was so great that even in the Bible there were several mentions of its use in the form of aromatic oils.
The medieval Persian scientist Avicenna was engaged in production of perfume by means of distillation. The similar procedure is applied and now.
It is considered that the first spirits have been created in Mesopotamia, and then from there they have extended over other countries - to Egypt, Persia and Ancient Rome. Spirits generally from the extract extracted from various flowers turned out. The first samples of spirits have got to Europe in the XIV century, thanks to distribution of Islam. Modern producers of perfume use the classical perfume recipe: in the beginning there is initial note, then heart note, and then final.
The term toilet water has appeared in the world only in the XIX century. Napoleon Bonaparte has entered this name. During stay on the island Elena's Saint at it has unexpectedly ended cologne, and then the disgraced French emperor has invented own option of fragrant water with addition in the diluted alcohol of essential oils of bergamot, lavender and rosemary. Napoleon called the creation toilet water, and then this concept has gained official value.
If toilet water to compare to spirits, its aroma less resistant, but thinner. Besides, it contains less aromatic basis (oils).
However, if to glance in more ancient history, it is possible to find out that in classical antiquity fragrant water sprinkled pets and canopies. Besides, it was even let instead of usual water on fountains. When Ancient Rome has fallen, such type of perfume has found wide circulation in the east. Toilet water presents itself the flavoring perfumery means in the form of spirtovodny solution with the content of fragrant substances. As for the content in it of essential oils, here them there are from 4 to 10%.
What do toilet water and spirits among themselves differ in?
The main difference of spirits from toilet water consists in higher percentage of perfumery composition (combination of balms, essential oils and other components) - 15-30% and more in 96% alcohol. And in toilet water, in turn, there are only 4-12% of composition, and all the rest is 85% alcohol. Certainly that at similar deal the smell of perfume will begin to keep much longer, and toilet water evaporates much quicker. As for the cost of these two types of perfume, here the considerable difference is noticeable too. It is more difficult to create spirits as more initial materials are spent for them, and therefore their price is higher. Registration of spirits — rather difficult task. For them fashionable refined bottles whereas simpler requirements are imposed to capacity for toilet water are created. Summarizing, it is possible to draw conclusion that the difference between toilet water and spirits consists in the following: - alcohol in toilet water 85%, and in spirits 96%; - toilet water contains less aromatic oils, and spirits it is more; - the aroma of toilet water keeps not so long, than at spirits; - on cost toilet water is more available, the price of spirits is much higher; - bottles of perfume are made out more distinguished and elegantly, than tanks for toilet water.