4711 Original Eau de Cologne Splash - 100 ml
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opens up very citrusy,lemony,bright and refreshing !! As it dries down the neroli comes in making this less citrusy but more green and soapy. In the drydown it retains some of the lemon surprisingly and the neroli is still there but it does get more powdery making this more well balanced. The drydown is by far my favorite part. In modern times, eau de Cologne or "cologne" has become a generic term. The term "cologne" can be applied to perfume for men or women, but in American English usage typically refers to perfumes marketed toward men.
Citrus and herbs! That’s what it smells like. It’s smells nice. Very pleasant. Old skool, like visiting a vintage barbershop for a shave and a haircut, and this is what the barber splashes on you before you leave. It’s only flaw? This does not last!!!During World War II Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine (navy) issued vast amounts of 4711 perfume to the submariners of the U-boat fleet. As there were limited facilities and few opportunities for bathing, the scent was to be used in an attempt to improve the odour aboard the vessel. Crew members typically didn't use much of it and would take home bottles as presents for mothers, wives or girlfriends.  P.S. People often complain about 4711’s poor sillage and longevity, which is true. However, this is because 4711 is an EdC, not an EdT or EdP. Therefore, it should last for 2 hours at best. Since 4711 does not, it is probably about 2% concentrated, giving it its weak properties. I’ve wished for some time that they will release an EdT or EdP of the original, but I think it will never happen.
In contemporary American English usage, the term "cologne" has become a generic term for perfumes marketed toward men. It also may signify a less concentrated, more affordable, version of a popular perfume. is fresh, intense, unique and then it's gone, but for the price, that's not a concern. It is citrus-y and herbaceous and invokes a high-end androgynous barbershop. I wish that there was a version made entirely with essential oils. I suspect that would last longer.Here in Europe this is very cheap, but to be honest I find that 4711 has not withstood the test of time, with neroli and orange blossom being super expensive and citruses also having experienced a price hike, 4711 smells like linalool limonene and a not so subtle soapy neroli accord. I also kind of like that it’s longevity is nonexistent; that means that you can spray it 15 times on your body, experiencing 20 seconds of pure bliss and then smelling it fade away in the following 20 minutes. is a great fragrance for what it does: refreshes after, or in lieu of, a shower with a blast of citrus and floral. I like to splash it on first thing in the morning or on a warm afternoon to freshen up and revive myself.