An Italian invented a perfume in Cologne, which reminded him of his homeland and which was later given a French name: Eau de Cologne. Frenchmen, among them Napoleon Bonaparte and Louis XV, made it famous. Today there are, strictly speaking, two versions of the “The Genuine Eau de Cologne”.
Perfect for a winter getaway: Fred.Holidays highlights the best indoor activities in Cologne, including Farina Fragrance Museum.
(…) Not only is Cologne known as one of the friendliest, most easy-going cities in Germany, but you can also live the high life here without taking a hammer to your piggy bank (…) Follow your nose to Farina House, the birthplace of Eau de Cologne. You can tour the fragrance museum for a fiver. It takes around an hour, and it’s well worth it even if you’re not really into perfume (…)