Echt Kölnisch Wasser (1792)

Echt Kölnisch Wasser by 4711
Bottle Design: Peter Heinrich Molanus
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Die Glockengasse bei Nacht - © MÄURER & WIRTZ GmbH & Co.KG
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
© MÄURER & WIRTZ GmbH & Co.KG
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
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Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
Echt Kölnisch Wasser (4711)
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Echt Kölnisch Wasser is a perfume by 4711 for women and men and was released in 1792. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Orange, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesLavender, Rosemary
Base Notes Base NotesNeroli

Ratings

Scent

6.1 (338 Ratings)

Longevity

4.2 (244 Ratings)

Sillage

4.3 (225 Ratings)

Bottle

6.8 (251 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 19.11.2017

Interesting Facts

"Original Eau de Cologne" goes back to a special mixture, the 1709 "Aqua Mirabilis”. Johann Maria Farina, an Italian immigrant to Cologne stood behind the original recipe. Soon there were other "Eau de Colognes", that used the name "Farina” and Farina had to fight against plagiarism. With Georg Mühlens, who issued one of these 1792, there was a long-running dispute. Eventually the product´s name was changed in "4711 - Eau de Cologne". Until today, both companies produce their fragrances. "Farina Gegenüber" states to use the old original recipe from over 300 years ago.

When Napoleon had occupied Cologne, he enumerated all the houses. The house in the Street "Glockengasse", where Georg Mühlens resided in, got the number 4711. Still today on some gift packs, there is the drawing of a uniformed cavalier, writing the number on the wall with chalk. The bell ("Glockengasse" means "alley of bells") is still shown in the logo.

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Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 4.0/10 Longevity 4.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
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Around since 1792 for good reason.
4711 Original eau de Cologne is *perfect*. I use it nearly every day as a refreshing 'wake me up' scent for after the morning shower while having coffee and applying various products (cosmetics, etc) before dressing. It works like a charm! I wake up in the elegant, citrus cloud of 4711 and by the... Read more
Very helpful Review    3
So-so cologne
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... Read more
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 2.5/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Very helpful Review    4
The original Eau de Cologne
Great fragrance. Also coincidentally a favorite of my German grandmother! This is a bright, fresh lemony cologne which can be sprayed throughout the day. It is incredibly refreshing and inoffensive. You can never put too much of this because it is always in a weak concentration (EDC), and the idea... Read more
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Scent 9.0/10
Very helpful Review    5
Refreshing!
I made the decision to cease from buying myself any fragrances as a New Year's resolution. On December 31 I bought myself a 300ml bottle (on sale for $27 Australian) as a last addition to my collection. I do not have a huge range of eau de colognes and felt that this masterpiece really deserved a... Read more
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Scent 9.0/10
Greatly helpful Review    7
Memories of my ancestors...
I'm sure anyone with any bit of german ancenstry has memories of this scent. Spicy, nutty, herbal, citrus. Bergamot bursts at the beginning, followed by sweet lemon and herbs. A delicious refresher that is a great pick-me-up for spring and summer. This scent is the one that has the most pull on... Read more
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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Very helpful Review    5
Nostalgia in a bottle...
My great-grandmother used this. When I was small and sat on her lap, she would smell of this. I always have a bottle. A crispy clean citrus smell with a punch, it wakes you up! But it is also wonderful in the summer when it's too hot. I have it in the dashboard of my car, on long journeys I adore... Read more
Bottle 2.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 5.0/10
Very helpful Review    4
Endlich weiss ich...
Okay, so now I finally know what German grandmothers and grandfathers smell like! I felt that I could not continue on in this state of ignorance any longer, at least not while claiming to be a respectable member of Parfumo, so I took the plunge on a bottle of 4711 at one of the discount emporia.... Read more
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 2.5/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 5.0/10
Very helpful Review    7
Memories of another homeland
I was born and grew up in the Czech Republik, exactly at the Erzgebirge. 4711 was the very first "perfume" I got to know. My grannies used it as well as my grand pa's and also my parents used it again and again. Later my mother got a "Tosca" from Germany - a gift from a friend... Read more
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 2.5/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 6.0/10
Very helpful Review    8
ECHT KÖLNISCH WASSER by 4711
The formula for 4711 has remained under wraps since its introduction over 200 years ago. We are aware of the basic notes of this fragrance but not much more. Amazingly enough, 4711 is as relevant today as a fresh citrus cologne as in its beginning. The opening of 4711 is sparkling citrus, featuring... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 2.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Very helpful Review    7
Fragrant medicine
For me, 4711 is not so much a perfume as a fragrant and refreshing cosmetic: I use it successfully to treat blemishes and small lesions (especially squeezed spots) and it works a treat! Often it even stops pimples in the making from developing and it speeds up the healing of ripe ones. Beginning... Read more
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Carlossp 40 days ago
It is a classic colony but not power, citrus and lavender, you have to be generous pouring amount, but essential in a wardrobe of perfumes.
Bottle 7.0
Sillage 5.0
Longevity 4.0
Scent 7.0

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