Spiritus Odoratus.—Perfumed Spirit.
Other tomes: AJP1883
SYNONYMS: Spiritus coloniensis, Aqua coloniensis, Alcoolatum fragrans, Cologne water.
Preparation.—The formula of the National Formulary, which differs slightly in the proportions given by the U. S. P., 1880, is as follows: "Oil of bergamot, fifteen cubic centimeters (15 Cc.) [243♏]; oil of lemon, eight cubic centimeters (8 Cc.) [130♏]; oil of rosemary, seven cubic centimeters (7 Cc.) [114♏]; oil of lavender flowers, four cubic centimeters (4 Cc.) [65♏]; oil of orange flowers, four cubic centimeters (4 Cc.) [65♏]; acetic ether, two cubic centimeters (2 Cc.) [33♏]; water, one hundred and twenty cubic centimeters (120 Cc.) [4 fl℥, 28♏]; alcohol, eight hundred and forty cubic centimeters (840 Cc.) [28 fl℥, 194♏]. Dissolve the oils and the acetic ether in the alcohol, and add the water. Set the mixture aside, in a well-closed bottle, for 8 days, then filter through paper in a well-covered funnel"—(Nat. Form.). (For other formulae, see Amer. Jour. Pharm., 1887, p. 187, and 1888, p. 102, etc.)
Uses.—This spirit is used only as a perfume.