In making cologne water, the alcohol used should be that obtained from the distillation of wine, provided a first-class article is desired. It is possible, of course, to make a good cologne with very highly rectified and deodorized corn or potato spirits, but the product never equals that made from wine spirits. Possibly the reason for this lies in the fact that the latter always contains a varying amount of oenanthic ether.

I

Oil of bergamot. .       10 parts

Oil of neroli......       15 parts

Oil of citron......         5 parts

Oil of cedrat.....         5 parts

Oil of rosemary.. .         1 part

Tincture of ambergris ........         5 parts

Tincture of benzoin ..........         5 parts

Alcohol.........  1,000 parts

II

The following is stated to be the "original" formula:

Oil of bergamot.         96 parts

Oil of citron ....         96 parts

Oil of cedrat....         96 parts

Oil of rosemary.         48 parts

Oil of neroli.....         48 parts

Oil of lavender. .         48 parts Oil of cavella....         24 parts Absolute alcohol. 1,000 parts Spirit of rosemary.........25,000 parts

II

Alcohol, 90 per cent..........5,000 parts

Bergamot oil..... 220 parts

Lemon oil....... 75 parts

Neroli oil........ 20 parts

Rosemary oil.....         5 parts

Lavender oil,

French........         5 parts

The oils are well dissolved in spirit and left alone for a few days with frequent shaking. Next add about 40 parts of acetic acid and filter after a while.

IV

Alcohol, 90 per cent..........5,000 parts

Lavender oil, French........ 35 parts

Lemon oil....... 30 parts

Portugallo oil....       30 parts

Neroli oil........       15 parts

Bergamot oil.....       15 parts

Petit grain oil....         4 parts

Rosemary oil.....         4 parts

Orange water. . ..     700 parts