Introduction: What are Cologne Fragrances and Why Do they Smell so Good?
The word ‘cologne’ is derived from the Latin phrase ‘aqua colonia’ which means “water of Colonia.” Cologne was originally created in Cologne, Germany, hence the name. It was originally used to mask body odors and as a way to make oneself smell better.
Cologne has been around for centuries, but it wasn’t until the early 19th century that it became popular among women. The popularity of cologne grew so much that by 1900 there were over 300 different brands on the market.
Colognes are now made with a variety of ingredients like oils and alcohols, with most containing one or more of these: lavender, lemon, bergamot, neroli and jasmine oils; oakmoss
Different Types of Perfumes & Colognes
There are many different types of perfumes and colognes, each with their own unique scent. Some are floral, some are fruity, and some have musky scents.
Types of perfumes:
- Floral perfumes: These types of perfume have a more feminine scent to them. They often have notes of jasmine, rose, or lavender.
- Fruity perfumes: These types of perfume have a more sweet scent to them. They often have notes of peach, strawberry or citrus fruit scents like lemon or lime.
- Musky Perfume: These types of perfume often have a more masculine scent to them. They often have notes such as sandalwood or ambergris that give off that musky scent.
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