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4711 Original Eau De Cologne 300ml

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The carefully selected ingredients and precise blending techniques result in a well-balanced fragrance that is both captivating and long-lasting. Ever since the first spray, my brain has been here and there, connecting the dots between it and other fragrance: CK One, Neroli Portofino, moist refresher towelettes(! I wanted to have a fragrance with some historical value and I suppose I was prepared for how weak this stuff is by the reviews but smelling or rather lack of smelling is believing.

With a history spanning over 200 years, 4711 originated in Cologne and has come to typify the Eau De Cologne (water from Cologne) perfume enjoyed by millions today. A wealth of essential oils have an aromatheraputic effect, and work to reenergise the senses with each and every application. The residence, 4711 Glockengasse, was given to the House of Mulhens during the occupation of Cologne in 1796 and the number 4711 thereafter became the name.That can't happen when you apply it to your clothing, so never apply fragrance to anything but your skin. The precise composition of 4711 Eau de Cologne remains a guarded secret, but the principal ingredients include the essence of essential oils from select citrus fruits and small quantities of Rosemary and Lavender. Useless as a scent as many intend it today (super projection, everlasting longevity, possibly choking everyone else in the room), the original 4711 is a wonderful fabric scent, or a superb olfactory comfort when you need to smell something nice, clean and invigorating.

When Tom Ford created Neroli Portofino, he really has to have been inspired by this 4711 classic from circa 1792. The famous Molanus bottle, designed by Heinrich Peter Molanus of Cologne, is unique and a veritable head-turner. So when I smell this juice, i'd say it's neroli (not that fresh any more), and no more illusionary analysis.The smell (to me: opens with fruit tingles, dries down to a vaguely pleasant lemon peel) isn't really the point, but the act of applying it, the ritual of anointing or whatever. If you apply a lot at once--especially on fabric, I find a masculine base of lavender and rosemary emerges (think mid-tone of Rosemary, not top aromatic). Original is a pioneering fresh and light fragrance with a curious history that has done more than reconcile generations: it has crossed the centuries. The citrus opening lasts maybe about one minute for me, then it gets very green and grassy, a little bitter too if you overapply.

Being now in Germany, of course, I couldn't stop adding to my collection, again because I already had it in the past, a bottle of this cologne. NOTE: As a seller, you are solely responsible for the legitimacy of the product, and its images and descriptions. It is a great spring/summer fragrance indeed, it reminds me of another neroli cheapie Just Jack Neroli.The closest cousin to 4711 is Guerlain's Eau de Cologne Imperiale, composed some seven decades later, and favoured by the French aristocracy. Content on this site is not intended to substitute for advice given by medical practitioner, pharmacist, or other licensed health-care professional. Eau de Cologne aftershave is a traditional fragrance which will revitalise the mind and body, formulated from the essential oils of citrus fruits blended with Rosemary, Lavender and Neroli.

We offer 4711 eau de Cologne in 60 and 100ml bottles, and for those looking for something with a more modern edge, we also have 4711 Nouveau available in 50ml bottles. I’ve wished for some time that they will release an EdT or EdP of the original, but I think it will never happen. Please read the full reviews and consider your own needs and preferences before making a purchasing decision. You kinda have to take into consideration that this is a very dated scent, so although it may objectively smell good, it's a smell you would associate with such things as air fresheners. There was always a bottle of one or the other sitting on the bathroom counters where anyone in the family could splash themselves with it after a shower or bath, or just to cool off.

I could easily imagine myself carrying around a little bottle in my bag to freshen up during a hot day in the city or the next conference I attend, especially since it's so inoffensive to spray, even around my slightly fragrance sensitive partner. The blue hue used on the bottle design contrasts beautifully with the gold label, a colour combination that continues to inspire designers to this day. using this in your scent dispenser could also be an interesting idea as well as cleaning products in case you make your own at home. The lavender, rosemary, and INTENSE citrus becomes too much, there is not subtlety in this fragrance and for the 20 minutes it stays on your skin it delivers a sickly amount of freshness. It's nice because it doesn't last too long, so it doesn't fill the room with the scent all day or waft throughout the house.

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