Episode 16: Cologne

Men's perfume known as "cologne" takes its name from the German city in which it was created. But if Cologne is a German city, why does the perfume have a distinctly French name? Why does German spell the city with a "K" while English spells it with a "C?" And where does the name of the city itself ultimately come from? Today's episode tackles the answers to these questions and more. 

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