Ice Eau de Cologne

Ice (Eau de Cologne) by 4711
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Ice (Eau de Cologne) is a perfume by 4711 for men. The release year is unknown. The scent is fresh-green. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Violet
Heart Notes Heart NotesMint, Peach
Base Notes Base NotesCedar, White musk

Ratings

Scent

6.5 (16 Ratings)

Longevity

3.2 (14 Ratings)

Sillage

3.3 (14 Ratings)

Bottle

5.8 (23 Ratings)
Submitted by Michael, last update on 24.08.2020.
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6.5
Scent
4
Longevity
4
Sillage
4
Bottle
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Colonia instead of Corona, No. 13: In case of contact with mucous membranes consult a doctor immediately.
I was as firm as an iceberg in my determination to like this fragrance, if only because it leads such an underdog existence in the 4711 galaxy, not to mention the fragrance universe as a whole. Eight owners, one comment. Plus the trashy look. And that even 4711 is apparently ashamed to sell the fragrance.

Because I had first consciously seen it in January 2020 in the high-end perfumery department of a Bangkok luxury department store, where it was presented, amidst tables of French and Italian niche perfumes, by slightly blasé and of course very beautiful saleswomen at their own 4711 stand. Apart from "Ice", the only thing that was on display at this stand was the classic 4711 regimen that is revered in Asia (which either doesn't have granny status there, or that's just the cult thing because of the reverence paid to old people in Asia), and not some Acqua Colonia, remix and nouveau schmonzes.

Returning to Germany, I tried to order it from the 4711 online shop, but lo and behold, there was nothing. Is "Ice" only produced for foreign countries? Thanks to the soukseidank I got a bottling from here, travelling to Thailand is hardly possible at the moment anyway.

The first test was a shock. Freshly showered and therefore with a reduced acid mantle on my skin, I cheerfully sprayed myself with "Ice", not plashed but bravely sprayed, and within seconds I felt like the frozen schnitzel in the Toppits advertisement from the early 90s. The mid-graffties remember: "Gääääfrieeeerbraaaand!" The stuff apparently contains menthol oil, eucalyptus or JHP-rodle in such a concentration that you have to fear frostbite at least second degree. Maybe they also put pepper, acid or a universal allergen in it, because after a certain amount the skin can't distinguish between cold and heat anyway.

This would also explain why the Thais seem to get along so well with it, because after showering or bathing, when our people apply lotion, they like to use a kind of baby powder to dust themselves with it, but I would rather not recommend this kind of powder for babies, because it also achieves (probably because of menthols) such a brutal cooling effect, which is certainly not possible without side effects. The stuff is definitely recommendable at high temperatures, try the brand: "Snake Brand Prickly Heat", available as "Classic" or, I like it even better, "Lavender".

But back to "Ice". The olfactory side has nothing to do with the traditional 4711, not even, as has been claimed here, in the top note. The quite pretty bergamot swallow at the beginning still makes grandma summer for a long time. Very quickly the very special ice-cream note comes to the fore olfactorically, where one has to think less of the ice-cream sweets, which are also characterized by a certain sweetness, and more of the guaranteed sugar-free, spicy, medicinal "Vicks Blue", which Serafina quite rightly associates in her statement.

I don't feel the vertical line "Violet, Peach, Musk", which suggests some kind of gentle counterbalance in the pyramid of scents. At no time. These cuddly ingredients may serve to keep this ice cream from getting so cold that the bottle freezes and shatters. Because while you're waiting for soft things like Godot, you're already wondering where this undefined grey, dry, hard note comes from. After just a few minutes, it leads to the third stage of fragrance development, which I find to be knotty, hardwood and bitingly severe. Before looking at the scent pyramid, I thought of some unfriendly vetiver (against which I often have rejection reactions). If you read "cedar" in the base, you will know where the pencil-saturated wind is blowing from.

Scented, the skin keeps itself, I wanted to write, about one and a half to two hours; the cooling effect is massive for the first three minutes, after that it is still very noticeable.

A second test (lower dosage and on slightly sweaty skin not made sensitive by showering) leads to a less shock-like cold experience, smoother transitions and generally a more mannersed scent development, including the perception of a very herbaceous-woody lavender note. But nothing else changes.

Although my ursympathy for this "Ice" has not completely frozen over, it is nothing for me to wear at the moment. If the bottling hasn't moved on by then, I will try it again at 40 degrees. The fragrance is definitely recommended for Thai people far away from home, as a promotional gift from the company Faber-Castell as well as for sports doctors on the football field.

Floyd and Stanze, those were stylistic tributes to you, not plagiarism!
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Statements

ItchynoseItchynose 17 months ago
7.5
Scent
4
Longevity
4
Sillage
5
Bottle
A minty green version of the classic 4711. Very fresh but also very short lived, close to the skin experience.

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