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Fine Cologne Water


  • 2 drams oil of lemon
  • 2 drams oil of rosemary
  • 1 dram oil of lavender
  • 2 drams oil of bergamot
  • 10 drops oil of cinnamon
  • 10 drops oil of cloves
  • 2 drops oil of roses
  • 8 drops tincture of musk
  • 2 pint of highly rectified spirits of wine


Procure at an apothecary's the following oils and have them all put into the same phial: the oil of lemon, oil of rosemary, oil of lavender, oil of bergamot, oil of cinnamon, oil of cloves, oil of roses, tincture of musk.

Put the spirits of wine into a bottle, and pour the oils into it. Shake it hard for a few minutes, having corked it tightly. It will be fit for immediate use, but it improves by keeping.

If you wish it stronger, double the quantity of all the oils, but have only a pint of spirits of wine.


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Domestic French Cookery (1836).

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