A simple refreshment without many highlights
I don't really see this cologne as a fragrance. It starts with the bottle. The bottle looks more like a cheap aftershave, even if the label is iconic and attractive. Also no atomizer.
The fragrance is very simple in itself, but still convinces with its refreshing nature. The fragrance is also quickly described thanks to its extremely short shelf life. Shortly after the application bergamot is in the foreground. The cooling effect here is enormous and refreshing at hot temperatures. After the application you have a cool and refreshing feeling on the skin, also very refreshing from the smell. Especially the citric top note with bergamot & lemon. In the further course of the game a lot of neroli is added. How do you do?
The combination of bergamot and neroli is a good success and is also timeless due to its early year of publication. You can smell a slightly old-fashioned oldschool touch, but there are also similar DNA's that have a similar vibe in other fragrances. E.g. Tom Fords Neroli Portofino, which has a better durability but you really pay a good price. Or the Cologne by Thierry Mugler, which resembles this one, but is even more modern.
I can recommend this 4711 to anyone, as it is simply a timeless refreshment. I don't see this cologne as a fragrance so much. The cooling effect is good on hot days. As a fragrance outside the house I would rather wear it less, because it has almost no sex appeal and rather sinks into the crowd. What is added is the miserable performance. The typical Cologne, which lasts about 2 hours maximum.
What is positive, of course, is the price. 10 Euro for 100ml, where you don't have to be economical with this cologne. What I find funny: There is also an XXL bottle in the 800ml version, which is also not so expensive. You can think what you want about this fragrance, but it is a living legend and simply cult