Cologne

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Synonyms for Cologne

a commercial center and river port in western Germany on the Rhine River

a perfumed liquid made of essential oils and alcohol

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"Has your wife got any eau-de-cologne, any sal-volatile in her room?
Seeking to calm myself still further, I went into my bedroom, adjoining the salon, and opened a case of eau-de-Cologne; took out a bottle; went through the process of taking out the cork very neatly, and then rubbed the reviving spirit over my hands and forehead, and under my nostrils, drawing a new delight from the scent because I had procured it by slow details of labour, and by no strange sudden madness.
Think of Cologne and that scent beloved by older ladies, eau-de-cologne, springs to mind - and I visited where the famous fluid is reputed to have been invented and left armed with free samples.
Mentha x piperita 'Citrata' has several common names, but is usually known as bergamot mint or eau-de-cologne mint.
Then there are mints, including apple mint and the extraordinary Mentha piperata citrata or eau-de-Cologne mint.