Eau de toilette is a lightly scented cologne used as a skin freshener. 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 "flower water". Eau de toilette is a weaker concentration of fragrance than pure perfume. Some Eau de toilette were once considered restorative skin toners with medical benefits.