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The 4711 brand is certainly associated with the classic genuine eau de cologne that every granny has felt when she stood in the bathroom cabinet. But for several years now, exciting new creations from the series Acqua Colonia (from 2009) and the Remix Edition (from 2011) have been coming back again and again. The first Remix Cologne was launched on the occasion of the 225th anniversary of the brand, and since then a limited Remix Edition has followed every year, each of which focuses on one fragrance. After Petitgrain from the anniversary edition, the same orange Cologne followed in 2018, lavender in 2019 and this year 2020 the lemon was remixed.
The fragrance is described here as citric fresh, but for me the fruity parts are in the foreground. The rather unknown perfumer is responsible for creations like Aromatics in White by Clinique and Invictus Aqua by Paco Rabanne.
The packaging is harmonious, I especially like the summery fruity colours and the artwork, which looks modern and despite the low price not cheap.
The flacon, adapted to the traditional shape, is decorated with a matt label. A small paper band seals the fragrance, which I find particularly appealing as a small, classic gimmick. The spray head creates a pleasant atomization.
The scent pyramid reads coherently. The notes orange, tea and cashmeran are the ones that made my ears prick up, as I particularly appreciate them.
The fragrance actually starts off beautifully citric-orange, but more fruity and tangy than fresh, fortunately the bergamot was not overdosed here. I would describe it as sweet, thus unbitter, despite the tea and the bitter orange. After a few minutes the tangyness disappears and I can sense hints of black tea, which seem almost creamy and well balanced. I must also mention at this point, however, that I would not have smelled the tea out without having the pyramid of scents in mind. After a few minutes, the juicy taste turns into a slightly oily orange peel, but this is neither too ethereal nor natural cosmetic. I don't smell too much from the base, as I have the feeling that the fragrance becomes linearly weaker from the heart note on. It is possible, however, that musk and cashmeran support the creaminess and the cedar wood acts as an amplifier for the citric. I would also easily attribute citric qualities to cashmeran. On my skin, the spell is over after about 40 minutes and I would have to add more. On my clothes, however, the scent lasts two to three times as long.
Colognes are known to serve as a short-term refreshment, which this fragrance also fulfils 100%.
I find it to be a good all-rounder that can be worn during the day, at work, in leisure time, as a wellness fragrance, as well as by old and young and man and woman and everyone in between, regardless of the season. But for me it fits especially well in the summer and golden autumn. Before going to sleep I would not use it because of its activating properties.
The fragrance twin is Orange Sanguine by Atelier Cologne, which I cannot confirm, because Orange Sanguine seems to me to be much brighter and more fleshy. The fans of one fragrance might also like the other one and vice versa.
I would assign the following keywords to the fragrance: Warm, sunny, slightly spicy, orange juice, orange peel, tangy to creamy consistency,
My conclusion: 4711 has released a beautiful orange scent with the Remix Edition 2019, which I would recommend unreservedly to all lovers of this fruit who are looking for a good and inexpensive refresher.
Thank you for reading,