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Eau de Cologne – Napoleon Perfume

Thursday, 17 March 2011

eau de cologneFour great countries as Italy, France, Spain and Germany still argue to be the motherland for Eau de Cologne. In XVII century men who used perfume were called dandies to be full of bad intentions and in XXI Eau de Cologne is used both by men and women. Eau de Cologne aka Cologne water or water with bergamot differed from perfume with less concentration and more alcohol in it.

One of the most popular legends tells us that Napoleon Bonaparte was the one who created the Eau de Cologne. He was the great lover of perfumed water and he regularly ordered up to 50 bottles a month. When staying on Saint Helen Island, he created eau de cologne made on spirit from bergamot peel which is one of citrus plant species).

The other legend says that Johann Maria Farina from Cologne invented eau de cologne with the fresh citrus aroma. When the invention was introduced to public, the high society in Europe used to have the custom eau de cologne from this perfumer.

The specialists announce of the version, though, that eau de cologne appeared in Florence, in the Agua Regina monastery, where the toilet water was made by nuns. In XVII century Giovanni Paolo Femini managed to find out the secret of vinegar making called magic water by him himself. The water was considered as the medicine not the perfume. The water had the instruction attached to use it for the palpitation and headaches. Twenty-thirty drops of medicine for young people and the same dose for people of fifty to sixty years though diluted in grape wine were recommended.

Using the extract as the healing remedy, Johann Maria Farina noted the pleasant aroma and used it to create aromatic water from Cologne. The first aroma composition was opened with the notes of bergamot, rosemary, bigarade, citron and Malabar cardamom.

Eau de Cologne was included as one of components of gentleman’s set of the razor, shaving brush, soap and Cologne water.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Richard Wagner were great amateurs of the eau de cologne. Wagner used to have a liter of toilet water per month.

Napoléon Bonaparte introduced the triple cologne since the Army Chapter provided that soldiers were recommended take the substance with triple effect which heals, disinfects and freshen at the same time. In 1913 triple cologne was accepted at the exhibition of colognes to be awarded Grand Prix.

Water of Cologne was greatly popular in many countries thanks to Henri Brocard, and also lots of fake colognes were produced. So, first cologne labels appeared to distinguish the authentic cologne from fake.

In XXI Eau de Cologne is the symbol of wealth. The most popular, demanded and exclusive sent is Clive Christian NO 1. High price for the cologne is proved by the rare ingredients as Sicilian tangerine, cardamom, lily of the valley, rose, jasmine, bergamot, lime, ylang-ylang, Indian sandal wood, cedar, vetiver and amber. In Europe the instruction was attached to bottles that the cologne heals from poison, faints, burn, stimulates delivery and adds more beauty. With the purpose to intensify the aroma, the cologne is kept in the closed container for six months. Exclusive is the bottle from crystal with the gold cap and 5 carats sheer diamond, in the wooden case from fine wood for one hundred fifteen thousand pounds sterling. Michael Jackson liked this Eau de Cologne and today Mike Tyson and Elton John are the ones who favor for it. A special limited edition of ten bottle series for the jubilee of Elton John was launched.

The most expensive Eau de Cologne for ladies is Clive Christian NO 1 for women. Katie Holmes, Madonna and Elizabeth, the Queen, are keen on this cologne. The scent for ladies was launched for the sake of Elizabeth, the Queen for her 50th anniversary of reign with the tendered design and composition of Tahitian vanilla which is hard to get in ordinary conditions since it requires the special technology.

The eau de cologne for women is available for one thousand and a half US dollars per 50 ml.

Christina Aguilera commented on her liking for the eau de cologne for men by Clive Christian NO and she assured that celebrities are more likely to tend for unambiguity and involvedness of the perception and magic at the same time.

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