A legend, one that defines a genre of scents that continue to be appreciated to this day after hundreds of years.
Offhand, 4711 can be reflected in fragrances from way back, like Imperiale de Guerlain, to a sophisticated retake (maybe not intentionally) in Dunhill London Icon.
Sure, there are MANY alternatives to this classic style of scent - lemony, fresh, dignified - but 4711 is THE standard. Extremely easy to buy and at dirt cheap prices...why not give it a try and decide for yourself?
Took me a good long while to like this. You really need to like neroli.
Despite all the notes listed, I get bergamot, and neroli. It lasts about 30 minutes, an hour on a good day. It smells natural for the most part.
I paid $6 for a 2 oz spray bottle. Never wore it until recently, when I finally got more into neroli notes. Neroli was always a smell that rubbed me the wrong way; and although still not a major fan, I do appreciate more and more, as I wrap my nose around more neroli dominated fragrances.
01st October, 2016 (last edited: 23rd February, 2017)
When it comes to Eaux de Colognes, its not the idea you're paying for but the quality of execution. 4711 isn't bad, but its not so good either, it soon loses its refreshing edge as the citrus oils go pithy and dull.
No one expects longevity from an EdC. Putting musk in it is like putting ice cubes in your chilled white wine to keep it cool, it doesn't have much effect and just spoils the taste.
Instead of trying to spin out an ephemeral creation, it would be sensible for Mäurer & Wirtz to excise the musk from their formula and spend that money on better quality oils.
15th June, 2016 (last edited: 16th June, 2016)
The original and for me still one of the best. 4771 is so summery and fresh, it reminds me of Mediterranean beaches. In short, one of my favourite smells, I just wish they would make an edt/edp version that lasted longer than half an hour. This will be replaced when it runs out.
a very simple cologne, reminds me of the spray applied by the gentleman's barber after a short back and sides. Not sophisticated but still a classic cologne from a bygone era.