At Bon Parfumeur, we like to heal evil with evil. But beware, no mistake: it's not a question of having a beer for breakfast after a long drunken evening. It's about fighting winter and its cold with... freshness. What could be better than ultra-vitaminized and fresh scents to boost your moral during the saddest season of the year?
Of course, we're talking about Colognes. These waters with the scent of essential oils, a touch retro, are among our favorite perfumes. In fact, it is with this olfactory family that the Bon Parfumeur adventure started (discover our 000 right here). But by the way, what exactly is a Cologne?
The creation of Cologne is not new! The story goes that it is to Giovanni Paolo Feminis that we owe this sweet smell, and that since 1695. Living in Cologne, the Italian created an "admirable water", based on essential oils and pure alcohol. The creation of Feminis, light and fresh, contrasts with the successful smells of the 18th century (musk, sandalwood, cinnamon...). Hygiene was still ensured by the so-called "dry toilet", and perfumes were mainly used to disguise bad smells, hence their particularly heady scents. The eau de Cologne, with its vitamin accents and relatively discreet perfume, became a curiosity and then the darling of the aristocracy. Still some questions? This summer we explained the history of eau de Cologne and its manufacturing process right here!
And today, what about that famous Cologne? Still as popular as ever, it has become a true classic in the world of perfumery. Each house has appropriated it in its own way, declining the concept of Feminis for versions that are always as fresh, light but maybe more fashionable. Top 5 of our favorites!
Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune - Guerlain
A true homage to the legendary Eau de Cologne Impériale of 1853, Pamplelune is a blend of grapefruit, blackcurrant and bergamot. It is also one of the favorite perfumes of Ludovic, founder of Bon Parfumeur. Mythical water, it is adopted for a lifetime, in the image of a signature.
"Come together", "Love you all", "Run free"... Here are names of perfumes which make us feel good (and we really need them!). The mythical French house proposes different types of Colognes. Ultra fresh and mixing new scents such as shiso leaf or purple ginger, they come in different sizes and colorful bottles, to take them everywhere with you.
CK ONE by Calvin Klein
A unisex perfume as we like it! The flagship "juice" of the 90s, CK One smells like mandarin orange, bergamot and green tea. So full of pep!
Eau d’orange verte - Hermès
The first Cologne from the luxury house, Eau d'Orange Verte, blends the acidity of orange with the freshness of mint. An assertive fragrance for those who know who they olfactively are.
001 - Bon Parfumeur
An ultra-fresh cocktail blending orange blossom, petit grain and bergamot, 001 is our must-have Cologne. Light and unisex, we love it for its granny chic scent. For a gift or for yourself, 001 is a sure value, which will only seduce by its ease and simplicity.