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Cologne’s fragrance history

Cologne’s perfume history is as fascinating as it is fragrant, says Katy Young

Katy Young portrait
Katy Young,

The simple life

Trading on tradition  Museum piece

Visitors to 4711 Original Eau de Cologne’s flagship store, House of 4711, on Glockengasse can obtain an insight into the science that goes into developing every drop of the famous scent. They also have the opportunity to compose their own personal eau de Cologne under the instruction of experts – making the everyday experience of dabbing on scent and breathing in the tang of the oils that little bit richer.



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