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Sweet Smell

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A newly discovered 18th-Century note proves conclusively that eau de cologne, the mixture of neroli, bergamot, lavender and rosemary, was invented by Paolo Feminis, and not, as descendants claim, Giovanni Maria Farina. [UPI]

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I never knew that eau de cologne was an actual scent itself. I always thought it was just the name of a thing.

Love the picture. Perfume was such a great and creepy movie, ditto for the book.