What Is Eau de Cologne?
Eau de cologne is a kind of perfume which consists of ethyl alcohol, water and essences that gives it pleasant scents like flower and lemon. Conventionally, eau de cologne refers to perfumes for marketed toward men and a term for men fragrances. But they were always intended to be unisex.
Eau de cologne was originated in Cologne, Germany. It was first mixed by Italian Giovanni Paolo Feminis in 1709. But before this event, he wrote to his brother Jean Baptiste "I have found a fragrance that reminds me of an Italian spring morning, of mountain daffodils and orange blossoms after the rain.". Giovanni Paolo Feminis named this beautiful fragrance as "Eau de Cologne" after where he first mixed it.
Eau de colognes has many types and magical aromas but usually, they contain a mixture of citrus oils including oils of lemon, tangerine, orange, lime, bitter orange, grapefruit, clementine, blood orange, and bergamot. Eau de colognes can also contain oils of thyme, rosemary, jasmine, neroli, oregano, lavender, petitgrain, olive, tobacco and oleaster.
You have probably notice that after you put eau de cologne on your skin, it gives you a kind of freshness. Hence, it generally uses to freshen up. The reason why you feel refreshed after you put eau de cologne is that the ethyl alcohol it consists. Ethyl alcohol is a volatile substance and when you put it in/on your skin it vaporizes with your body temperature. Eau de cologne is a great choice if you need an immediate refreshment and scents of eau de colognes can make you fall in love with them. Personally, my favorite is lavender. This fragrance really has a special meaning for me and if you haven't tried eau de cologne with lavender aroma yet, you should definitely try. Eau de Cologne has a lower scent concentration than Eau de Toilette and it lasts for 2 hours maximum. Usually, colognes are more affordable than perfumes because of their high alcohol percentage.
Cologne's Disinfectant Effect
Ideally, a solution containing 70-80% ethyl alcohol by mass if rubs on both hands until the hands are dry, removes almost all of the pathogenic bacteria, many dangerous viruses and parasites, including highly resistant species. Ethyl alcohol is more effective than all alternative types of easily available alcohol. Since some disinfectants sold in the infantry have varying success against resistant agents such as the tuberculosis agent Mycobacteria tuberculosis, it seems quite logical to prefer a cologne with an alcohol percentage of at least %70 when you compare with other disinfectants and hand sanitisers. In addition, it is not recommended for you to use solutions that contain more ethyl alcohol concentrate than 80%. You should not try to disinfect your hands with pure alcohol. You can use eau de colognes with lovely scents. What can you expect more from a Disinfectant? If you are going to buy an eau de cologne to prevent Covid 19 virus and smell dreamy at the same time, always check for its ethyl alcohol percentage.