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Zappos.com - Glossary Terms

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E.V.A. (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate)
A synthetic compound used for outsoles. E.V.A. provides cushioning to the foot and is easily shaped by heat and pressure.
Eau de Parfum
Also known as EDP, Eau de Parfum consists of 10-20% aromatic compounds (typically less than 15%) in a solvent ,typically an ethanol/water solvent.
As the percentage of aromatic compounds increases, so does the intensity and longevity of the scent created.
Perfume oil is necessarily diluted with a solvent because undiluted oils (natural or synthetic) contain high concentrations of chemical components (natural or otherwise) that will likely result in allergic reactions and possibly injury when applied directly to skin or clothing.
Eau de Toilette
Also known as EDT, Eau de Toilette consists of 5-15% aromatic compounds (typically less than 10%) in a solvent ,typically an ethanol/water solvent.
As the percentage of aromatic compounds increases, so does the intensity and longevity of the scent created.
Perfume oil is necessarily diluted with a solvent because undiluted oils (natural or synthetic) contain high concentrations of chemical components (natural or otherwise) that will likely result in allergic reactions and possibly injury when applied directly to skin or clothing.
Elastane
An elastic fabric made from segmented polyurethane that adds stretch.  It's stronger and more durable than rubber.  Similar to spandex.
Embossed Leather
A design that is imprinted onto leather and often simulated exotic skin - i.e., croco or snake.  May also be a random pattern.
Envelope Handbag
A slim, envelop shaped handbag.  May be a clutch or have a handle or strap.
Envelope Neckline
is a straight or slightly curved neckline that has fabric crossing from the back and over the shoulder making the neckline look like an envelope.
Epaulet
A buttoned tab that sits on the shoulder of a garment.
Espadrille
A shoe or sandal style that has a woven rope or similar material covering the wedge or sole.
Espadrille
Eyelet
A hole through which a lace is threaded; may be reinforced with a metal ring or grommet.
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