Turkish Cologne (Limon Kolonya) from Turkey is one of the most refreshing great cologne known for it’s crisp and wonderful lemony scent. A little bit of this cologne brings coolness, cleanness, freshness and hygiene to the skin and mainly this days used by many Turkish barbers as a after shave. This traditional Turkish cologne can be used at any time of the day. A quick-cleanse to eliminate bacteria from casual contact with dirt or just splash some all over yourself after a shower or use it as an after shave to give yourself a refreshing boost throughout the day.

The cologne is also used by barbers and hair stylists as an anti-septic treatment and as a hair care product respectively. It can also be used as a body spray with out contacting eyes due high volume of alcohol. It’s aroma is pleasing to the nose and delightful to smell. It leaves a long-lasting lovely lemony fragrance no matter what the weather conditions are. In the summer you can spray it on the whole body, it keeps you away from mosquitoes and even dabbed against pimples.

In Turkey, it is an important tradition to offer Cologne during guest visits, on bus trips and in restaurants. Its offering during holiday family gatherings and on funeral days has also become somewhat of a ritual. If you should visit a Turkish house, the first thing that you will be offered is Cologne and candy most of the times. This is meant to refresh a guest who is just off a trip and to help eliminate the germs that the outdoor conditions leave on hands. The candy that is offered along with the Cologne, represents the Turkish belief that a sweetened mouth will ensure the start of a sweet conversation.

Ingredients mainly: Aqua, Alcohol 80%, Perfum, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, geraniol, isoeugenol, linalool, limonene.

Thousands of years before our time, sweet-scented liquids were already being used for religious purposes, or simply to smell good. Depending on the fragrances used and on their alcohol content, these liquids took on various names such as, “eau de toilette,” “perfume,” or “Eau de Cologne.” The oldest fragrant liquid known in the Ottoman Empire was rose water, which was first distilled in the ninth century in the Arabian Peninsula. After its discovery in the sixteenth century, “Eau de Cologne” or “Cologne” reached the Ottoman lands during the reign of Abdülhamit II (1876 – 1909). Consequently, Cologne has dethroned rose water. The Ottomans mixed it with rosemary, orange, bergamot and lemon, and dipped it on sugar as a relief for stomach upsets.

  • Sweet Smelling lemon fragrance with high volume
  • Give yourself a refreshing boost throughout the day and after shave
  • Become relieved with its swift and effective ‘pick me up’ scent with many others
  • Brings coolness, cleanness, freshness and hygiene to the skin
  • Guaranteed to keep you away from mosquitoes and insect bites in summer
  • A quick-cleanse to eliminate bacteria from casual contact with dirt
  • Can be used as an anti-septic treatment, after shave or body splash
  • Lemony fragrance that’s pleasing to the nose and delightful to smell

Traditional Cologne is produced through a relatively simple process. The main ingredients are ethyl alcohol, water and fragrance. The alcohol used in Cologne is specially produced through fermentation of sugary or starchy substances such as grapes, potatoes, reeds, corn, barley and molasses. Before the production of Cologne, the ethyl alcohol is mixed with distilled water until it reaches the desired levels, which are determined through an alcoholmeter. After the desired alcohol levels have been obtained, the fixative fragrance, which has been blended with 95.5 percent alcohol is added and mixed with the alcohol preparation. It is then left to sit in a tightly sealed container for 7 to 10 days. Later, the product is transferred to plastic or glass bottles, and is ready to use. Twenty-five to forty grams of fragrance are added to 80 percent alcohol. Alcohol blends easily and its smell disappears in the finished Cologne. Bottles of Cologne should be kept in a cool place, away from sunlight with their cap on because alcohol evaporates at very low temperatures. When maintained in proper condition, Cologne should keep its fragrance for about five years.

Cologne has a refreshing quality because of the alcohol that it contains. Hence it is offered to guests and used as a fragrance, but also used to treat dizziness, fainting, headaches and as hygienic product because it kills germs. Cologne at 60 percent has anti-bacterial effect. According to the fragrance that it contains, Cologne takes on various names such as “Lemon Cologne”, “Lavender Cologne.” In Turkey, it is possible to find Cologne in orange, lilac, lily, lavender, tobacco and even hazelnut fragrances. Despite the fact that the tradition is vanishing fast, Cologne is still sold in bulk in the countryside and in some pharmacies. Cologne sold in these locations is transferred from huge glass bottles into smaller bottles that clients usually bring with them.

At Star Barber Shop you can find Lemon and tobacco Cologne with 200ml and 500ml bottles and sprays if you want with many other Arko Cologne After Shaves and you can always try to test.

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