Originally Posted by L'Incandescent
O senhor fala alemão!
When I was a youngster, I thought that Kölnischwasser was the word for masculine perfume, since in everyday English we use cologne to mean that.
Hey, this is a forum for English-speaking people. Is it that difficult to grasp?!?!
Thinking about it, I think it's funny that you say "cologne". Not even "water from cologne" or so. So basically, you're always referring to the town itself. I wonder what the pure essence of Cologne smells like, condensed to a fragrance.
Also, in Germany fragrances are usually referred to as Parfum. Or, a bit more fancy, Duft. I guess the vast majority doesn't even know "Kölnischwasser" anymore. Nor Eau de Cologne.