Wham Cam: Cologne?

Why is some perfume water called cologne?

Joe Snedeker headed to Independence Honda in Bloomsburg to ask folks there if they know where the word cologne came from.

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  • Hoofie of Falls

    As Napoleon conquered the cities of Europe he did something novel. He gave the buildings on city streets a number. There was a house in Cologne, Germany selling bottles of fragrance for men, a citrus smelling liquid formulated by a Spanish resident. His house number was 4711. You can still buy the first, the original, Cologne, “4711”. In fact, I have a couple bottles in my bathroom cabinet. So there. Cologne.

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