In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1feminine agua de coloniacolonia feminine
- Taking a deep breath, she noticed the faint waft of a musky eau de cologne in the air.
- Their shoes were highly polished and their sports kit was laundered and ironed after every game and probably sprayed with eau de cologne.
- Whether these inducements worked or not I cannot tell, except to say that all four of my colleagues smelt like they had bathed in eau de cologne for a week before the contest began.
- His money and his establishment job are even more powerful than his eau de cologne in making people think he smells sweet.
- There was as much truth in that statement as there is eau de cologne coming out of a dead pig in the sun.
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