Last year Turkey exported cologne in 97 countries around the world. Over the past 5 years the volume of sales of the Turkish cologne in all parts of the world has exceeded 30 million dollars. During last year the volume of exports of cologne from Turkey amounted to 6 million 705 thousand USD.
The largest share in this indicator belongs to Germany. The export to this country has brought to Turkey 1 million 28 thousand dollars. Next is Iraq and accordingly 832 thousand dollars, the USA with index of 361 thousand dollars, Iran bought cologne for the sum of 348 thousand dollars, Libya – 254 thousand dollars, Azerbaijan – 232 thousand dollars, the Netherlands -. 214 thousand dollars. Saudi Arabia – 161 thousand dollars and Tanzania and Syria – 151 thousand dollars.
In addition to the aforementioned countries Turkey sells cologne in Ghana, Benin, Gabon, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Zambia, Haiti, Aruba, Israel, Sri Lanka, China, Australia and New Zealand.
The most common type of cologne (in Turkish “kolonya”) is with lemon. It practically has no different from any other cologne and consists of 80% alcohol mixed with water and aromatic additives.
When you are in Turkey and someone offers a bottle of cologne, just accept it like a symbol of hospitality. So just rub a few drops in your hands and dont forget to thank for the offer. This pleasant sign of attention not only regard your Turkish friends but also disinfect your hands leaving a pleasant smell for many hours.