Cologne water - Eau de Cologne - Kolonya
Cologne water is a very important part of Turkish culture. At the end of the 19th century, Sultan Abdülhamid II began to import the Eau de Cologne, which had become famous in Europe. Initially only the sultans used it in their palaces. However, Sultan Abdülhamid's personal physician noticed the effective effect of eau de cologne, which contains a lot of alcohol, against bacteria and therefore suggested that the Sultan make it available to the entire population. In 1882, Ahmet Faruki Bey founded the first ıtriyat fabrikası (perfume factory) in the Ottoman Empire. The production of Eau de Cologne began there. The population called the scented water Odikolon, later the name Kolonya was introduced, which is still used today. The Kolonya became increasingly popular in the Ottoman Empire. Eau de Cologne originally came to the Ottoman Empire with a rose scent. Due to the relatively low sales prices, citizens from all walks of life were able to afford the pleasant-smelling Kolonya.
So it became a must for every household in Turkey today.