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    Default Making 4711 last all day

    I realise that 4711 has very little longevity. However, I want this scent to last all day on me. Should I carry a little bottle with me and reapply every hour, or do you have any other suggestions? I have no problems carrying a little spray bottle - I just ordered a refillable empty one from eBay - but that seems a little tiresome. Any other ideas?

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    Default Re: Making 4711 last all day

    Carrying a small bottle is the only way to make it last. It is a classic Eau de Cologne, which was not meant to last all day. it was meant to be a refreshing, brisk, splash, not a "true" fragrance.
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    Default Re: Making 4711 last all day

    Quote Originally Posted by Brielle87 View Post
    Carrying a small bottle is the only way to make it last. It is a classic Eau de Cologne, which was not meant to last all day. it was meant to be a refreshing, brisk, splash, not a "true" fragrance.
    Why am I not surprised?

    Ah well, better refill the bottle for tomorrow.

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    Default Re: Making 4711 last all day

    My husband had the same problem with 4711! It's the nature of citrus notes to evaporate fast, I'm afraid.

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    Default Re: Making 4711 last all day

    I've also found that, the drier your skin (especially if winters are cold where you live), the less a fragrance lasts on it. I've been experimenting to this effect, because I was surprised how quickly my fragrances were disappearing from my skin lately, and have found out that keeping my skin hydrated helps them last longer.

    That said, it's true that 4711 and others like it tend to be more ephemeral, with all that citrus.

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