Unlisted Brand • 4711 Echt Kolnisch Wasser (Original Eau de Cologne) • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Refreshing, timeless cologne.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
By chance I had a spray of this when was in a shop and decided to buy it. It immediately brought back childhood memories. It has a very clean fresh citrus smell - definitely a unisex fragrance. Only downside is the fragrance doesn't last very long
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
It seems I can't find anything new to add about this AMAZING piece of history , Reviewers here talked about it being their childhood memories , yes I think most people have something to remember about this fragrance , It has been around for 300 years , so it must have been around for a good reason ..Even better , it 's the first and foremost Unisex perfume would ever come across ..Honestly other newer designer versions are just "Imitating " or "Duping " this ..Lovely interesting package , wonderful story and a catchy smell :D
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
A very light citrus smell like lemons. Sometimes a dead ringer for Jean Nate Body Splash. I wish it stayed on longer. Refreshing and for the price go ahead I have also found another use for this I pour it into another perfume bottle to get out the last few drops of my favorite perfume out of the bottom of the bottle. It is not too over powering and you can smell your original perfume through this one :). It buys me about 1 more week of my favorite perfume when I would have to just throw the bottle away .
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Though none of my family members used this while I was younger, I started using this 5 years ago. And since then I've never been out of a bottle. I use a lot of this especially on hot days. It reminds me of baby cologne - fresh, crisp and light. The best part is, it always seems to perk up my day!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Agree with previous reviewer that this smells of Coppertone. Not as sharp tho. Nice on my hands when I want to switch up from my usual vanillas. I do not tend to wear this out, because itis not "me" but I wear it at home when I want to clear my head, sort of as aromatherapy.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I finally came across this in a random perfume store. I was so excited. Hot day, splashed some on and went about my business. Half an hour later I was running back to the store to buy a bottle. It's like my skin but better. Light, no sillage. It was familiar to me, but I couldn't place it. My husband smelled it and said "beach". Yeah, on me, kind of. Coppertone and a light breeze. I'm going to try the rest of the line. I think I may end up wearing this at least half the week this summer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
Echoing what some other reviewer said: I'm not going to say anything new about this either. I'm not going to tell you about the very long history *of* 4711 Echt Kolnisch Wasser, but I am going to tell you about *my* history with 4711 Echt Kolnisch Wasser. This is a scent that triggers memories for me. I'm pretty sure that at some point my father wore it when he went off to work in the mornings and the scent would linger on his jacket after he came home from work and gave us bear hugs. I'm pretty sure that in his old age, he had a bottle of 4711 somewhere on his bathroom vanity, among other bottles more expensive the 4711 bottle, which still contained a few drops of fragrant water, was collecting dust and the paper sticker was yellowing and peeling. So this smells of my father when he was young. Or maybe this smells of airplanes... because I remember when the economy was much more vibrant and Malaysian Airlines would hand out fragrant, warm towels prior to departure and landing -- I really looked forward to that part of the flight almost as much as the colour pencils and plastic toy airplanes they also used to give to children. 4711 also smells like the 1990s because while everyone around me was wearing CK One, I was wearing 4711 and No.5. Hey, I'm old school. I guess 4711 smells like different things to different people. If you like it, you probably remember it from somewhere. If you don't have any memories of it, well... you can make some!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I am not going to say anything new about this 300 years old product – it is simply great! For me it is the only truly refreshing cologne for very hot summer days and for any days when I need a spritz of something very uplifting. It is very natural smelling and simple. It can be used as a body spray since the fragrance is not overwhelming and disappears rather quickly, and I prefer spraying it on myself instead of any other fragrant body products. I like pouring it on a tissue and just breathing it if I need and instant wake up call. And, of course, it doesn’t hurt that it is so inexpensive and comes in gigantic bottles.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
In summer I keep mine in the fridge. After a long hot day working I spritz a little on as a freshen up then grab a cold drink and have a sit down to recover for 10 minutes. One sniff of that almost medicinal lemony smell lifts the spirits and makes me feel perfectly fresh even when I'm dusty and perspiring!
Its a light scent so it lasts only about an hour and doesn't linger after that.
Reminds me of Anna Sui's "Secret Wish".
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Grey Eyes: Blue
I bought this for myself some time ago, my mom used it whenever I could find it for her (long before the internet was a gleam in someone's eye), the first day I used it my oldest daughter told me i smelled like "gramma shirley's bathroom on christmas". Which is the greatest review I have ever read. I buy it by the "quart", pour it into little spray bottles, keep one in the fridge at home and one at work. The perfect hot summer pickmeup, like icy o.j.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Regardless of the ongoing arguments by historians over which fragrance is truly the oldest, 4711 cologne has endured for over 200 years, and for good reason.
It is refreshing without being sharp, uplifting yet not intrusive, readily available yet not ubiquitous like some mass produced fragrances, it's inexpensive yet not "cheap."
4711 is like an all-purpose tonic for the senses. History refers to it (and some other colognes of old) as "aqua mirabilis" or miracle water. It's miraculous properties are debatable, but it's certainly very pleasing to use and is truly unisex.
I don't see how anyone could dislike this unless they have a negative scent association in their memory. When I was younger, 4711's neroli and bergamot reminded me of my mum (even though she never wore it) and as our relationship was rocky at the time, I avoided it. Now that I'm on better terms with her, I've claimed it for my own and would never be without it!
4711 is so inexpensive, especially the larger bottles, that I've even used this occasionally as a laundry rinse in place of fabric softener.
The range is reasonably extensive: EDC splashes and sprays, after shave lotion, body lotion, shower gel, assorted deodorants, perfume roll-ons and solids, towelettes (incl 4711 with extra lemon.) Check out www.4711.com for more info. Must chase down the hand cream...
My only complaint is that it's so fleeting, yet that is the nature of all eau de colognes.
Also, the fragrance of the 4711 shower gel and fragrance flanker 4711 ICE cologne have been altered, and not for the better, with the addition of menthol to the ingredient list.
The menthol just overpowers the rest of the fragrance and burns the skin. (4711 ICE seems to come in three varieties: green label, blue label and as of 2008, silver label. Sadly the green and silver definitely have menthol. Must chase down the blue one to see if that does too.)
Regardless of how my tastes change and how many fragrances I try and buy, 4711 will always remain a staple. It's just that good.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love this! I won't describe the scent, since others have already done so, although I totally disagree w/ the person who said it smelled like soda or candy--don't know where that came from! Somebody said 4711 is like happiness in a bottle (and a lovely bottle, at that), and that's what it smells like to me. Joyous, refreshing, and elegant, with an impeccable pedigree. I do wish the fragrance lasted a little longer on the skin, but it costs so little you can apply frequently if you wish. So beautiful, I don't ever want to be w/o it!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
The only scent my Gran wore as long as I can remember. I purchased a replacement bottle for her (hers was sooooo empty a few years ago - found it at one of those Perfumania shops at MOA) for hardly any $$. She was so thrilled and believe me when I say that to completely thrill such a special lady at age 95 - well, that was a very special Xmas for me. I love the scent (others can/have described), that it is so loaded w history. When Gran died at the ripe old age of 100 (just shy of her 101st birthday), Mom gave me the bottle - Gran had used sparingly, so there is over 1/2 bottle left. I tried it on me and while the smell brings back so many precious memories, the fragrance lasts about 7 min on me - o well - those are very special 7 min.
I recently saw a HUGE bottle on clearance at Walmart - had never seen it any store since the one I purchased - must have been offered for the Xmas shopping season...?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
Well, this is a classic, THE classic fresh Eau de Cologne. It has been around forever (birth date :1792!!), and all types of people (men, women, children) have been using it and enjoying it.
Only for that, if deserves respect! that said, it is a fresh, citrusy, herbal cologne.
The notes are many and well known. This frag has this clean, after -the-shower scent and is a real pick-me-up in summer.
I recently bought some bottles in Germany (in Cologne, namely, just to make sure i was not getting any fakes!) for some friends that love it, but, for much that I love citrus notes and fresh colognes, I am not wearing it.
Well I like to sniff at it sometimes, but on me 4711 is so fleeting (no more than 10 mins) that I rather go towards more long lasting citruses, in summer.
However, it's a frag that i admire and respect. (and so should everybody!)
Notes as per Osmoz:
top notes Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Petitgrain
heart note Neroli, Rosemary, Rose
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is what my childhood memories smell like. I can remember standing beside my (German) Grandpa as he shaved and then splashed this on. Its a light lemony scent - not strong at all. My mom also wears this occasionally as well. A nice scent for a man or a woman. I personally don't wear it but I am thinking about picking up a bottle!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
If you like smell same as your granny this is it. But me, it`s absolutely horrible smell. Never ever worn it! YAK!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
First I must say that I misread or misunderstood the size of the bottle when I ordered it from amazon. I thought it was 8 ounces for about $23, a great deal! When I got the box in the mail, it looked a bit large. Once I retrieved the bottle from the box, it looked like a bottle of gin! 800 ml. Stupid me. My husband bravely unpeeled the wrapper and I smelled the cologne. Limey and bracingly cool with a slap of alcohol. I can see where men liked it long long ago. I did not. We re-assembled the wrapper and my husband now has the best gag gift for the annual office Christmas gag gift exchange. Sure beats the stuffed gorilla he got. But, honestly, even if the bottle were 1/10th the size, it was not a scent for either my husband or myself. And yes, I am trying to find a men's cologne to replace my dearly beloved and dastardly changed Old Spice.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I fell in love with this as a German exchange student--it was as ubiquitous in Germany as it is "quaint" and "unusual" here in the U.S. I had the soap, the towelettes, everything-- it was my saving grace being in a hot southern German town in August. Very uplifting unisex fougere, lots of orange blossom, lemon, and petitgrain. It's been around 300+ years for good reason! I'm convinced Calvin Klein styled his CKOne after this. Just fresh, uncomplicated, relaxing, and very very clean. 1,000 times better than Jean Nate, IMO. You can splash liberally and not overdo it. I put this in my daughter's hair sometimes and apply it after her bath. It's rather expensive online but I found a 10-ounce bottle for $15 at Marshalls.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Being a history lover, I reeeeally want to love this fragrance. I adore the bottle design and the fact that this was the first cologne ever made, plus it's very affordable. I normally like vintage and medicinal-smelling scents, but 4711 reminds me of the cola-flavored candies called Bottle Caps. That's all I can think of when I smell it. Because of the slight medicine quality, it would be more like the kid's chewable asprin version of Bottle Caps. In the dry down, there's also a slight sun-screen vibe. A good fragrance for summer. It's not a bad smell, but it just doesn't conjure up any amazing memories or feelings for me. It's a clean, crisp, medicinal, cola-like scent -- similar to Prada Infusion d'Homme. A nice fragrance, just not something I would personally want to wear.