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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse19 Sep 2018 12:06 p.m. PST

The authentic Eau de Cologne of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte at Saint Helena

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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2018 12:24 p.m. PST

How can they afford to sell it so cheap?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2018 12:38 p.m. PST

I preferred your title. To Smell Like the Emperor?

I suspect much depends on the date on St Helena….

Nine pound round19 Sep 2018 1:17 p.m. PST

Reminds me of the apocryphal story about Queen Victoria and the Duke of Wellington. They walked past a battalion of the Guards at drill, and she asked, "what is that peculiar smell?" He replied, "esprit de corps, ma'am."

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse20 Sep 2018 10:57 a.m. PST

(smile)

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ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Sep 2018 7:17 a.m. PST

I can't imagine he smells very good now…

But then, ultimately, we will all smell like the Emperor :)

4th Cuirassier21 Sep 2018 7:47 a.m. PST

Are we sure he used eau de cologne as scent? I was under the impression that this habit started among men in the 1930s, with Hermann Goering a noted advocate (which probably retarded than promoted the uptake in certain markets).

What if rather than rubbing it into himself he rubbed the stuff into toilet seats, furniture and what not?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse21 Sep 2018 9:29 a.m. PST

Scotts… dude! (smile)


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