Daily Archives: August 27, 2015

Cologne 6/13/15

I’d reasoned that Cologne, the city, must have some European-esque twist to its pronunciation to keep from sounding like perfume.  That’s what I get for thinking.  Cologne, the perfume, is named after Cologne, the city, because the fragrance was born here.  The original scent reminded its discoverer “of an Italian spring morning, of mountain daffodils and orange blossoms after the rain.”  I’m taking his word for it since my allergies are cranky about that sort of thing.  The most famous Eau de Cologne is 4711, named for the shop’s specific location at Glockengasse No. 4711.  Visitors still buy the scent […]