Agua de Colonia 1916 1916

Agua de Colonia 1916 by Myrurgia
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Agua de Colonia 1916 is a popular perfume by Myrurgia for women and men and was released in 1916. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Bergamot, Orange blossom, Rosemary, Lemon

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Scent

8.0 (25 Ratings)

Longevity

4.7 (23 Ratings)

Sillage

4.8 (23 Ratings)

Bottle

7.3 (22 Ratings)
Submitted by TVC15, last update on 08.11.2020.
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7.5
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4
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Neukölln 12: Enigma Myrurgia
Literary exercises on the high bar are not planned this time. Anyway, there is nothing more to add to the comment of the esteemed colleague Fittleworth from 2016. A further review (apart from the continuation of my Cologne Encyclopedia) can only find justification in the area of dry factuality.

Agua de Colonia 1916 opens lemony medium yellow. Acidic and sharp extremism are equally avoided, but nevertheless the lemon, a little refined, a little naturalistic, is not to be misjudged. At a very, very distant distance I think I can hear traces of bergamot, neroli and petitgrain. On fabric, for example on a pandemic-typical mouth-nose cover, the fragrance opens differently. Also lemony, but shifted sideways into a lemon cream tart almond sweetness.

The fragrance has a shelf life of about one to two hours and within this period, namely the first thirty minutes, it is quite developable despite the minimalist scent pyramid. So I think after about 10 minutes of rosmarinig green, but also something like rich body lotion (possibly musk induced), after about 20 minutes of zest and green leaves, to witness after about 30 minutes the beginning of the dissolution into a woody and spicy base.

Contrary to the clear vote of tomcat Murr and some human enthusiasts here, and contrary to my secret inclination to Spanish scents, I rather hold it here with the statement of the (also Hispanophilic) Stulle and conclude that the smell is just that, namely [For non-Berliners: rather indifferent].

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The production status of the fragrance is puzzling. I received my sample (like many other cologne samples, thanks for the collection at this point) through a friendly donation of Master Yatagan. But also on the internet Myrurgia is still sold in 1916, sometimes with the manufacturer's name "Puig", sometimes with "Myrurgia", and with prices from 9,47 Euro per 100ml down to 13,65 Euro per 400ml.

According to my research, the Spanish fragrance house Myrurgia, founded in 1916, was taken over by Puig in 2000. In 2008, Puig discontinued its Myrurgia line and consequently let the traditional brand die. I did not rely on secondary sources, but also consulted the Puig Group website, where under "Brands Portfolio" you can find the craziest brands, but no longer "Myrurgia". So what is phase now? This fragrance hasn't been around since 2008 and only leftovers are being sold? Or has the brand "Myrurgia" and the corresponding fragrances been reactivated somewhere else in the world?

Almost as mysterious is that for this fragrance here on the Internet very often the year of publication is given as 1982 and only rarely (as here on Parfumo) the year 1916. 1916 may also have been the year in which the fragrance was launched, when the company was founded, simply as "Colonia de Myrurgia" (or similar) and was then renamed 1982, vintage style, to 1916. But this is only speculative.

Relevant information is welcome, but I personally book this fragrance anyway under "it was nice to have met you" rather than "I would like to get to know you better".
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