The idea behind Acqua Colonia is perfect for the brand profile of 4711.
Simple colognes for a quick pick me up in hot weather.
The better examples do this admirably, they are refreshing and cheap enough to spray around or splash on with abandon. Anything other than this isn't going to work and this is the case with Vetyver & Bergamot.
Both materials are too heavy to be anything other than supporting modifiers for citruses, lavender and herbs.
It's too simple to be a real perfume and too sombre to be a cologne.
It also smells too synthetic and has an unnecessary, cloying sweet powdery note.
03rd July, 2015 (last edited: 04th July, 2015)