Saturday, January 9, 2010
4711 Echt Kolnisch Wasser
I picked up a bottle dirt cheap a few months back for reference purposes. As you already know, I'm not an Eau de Cologne guy, but that doesn't mean I dislike every one. On the contrary, there are some already reviewed I perceived as pretty good releases.
After digging up some info on this fragrance and also perusing reviews, I find the info interesting and the reviews polarizing. I laughed as I read about Napolean literally dipping sugar cubes into this scent and eating them. From what they say, he would go through substantial amounts of perfumed cubes to enhance lucidity. Apparently it didn't help his demeanor or assist him in growing an inch or two taller, but he must have had great breath before the advent of toothpaste.
Ill tempered midgets aside, this scent doesn't possess great note clarity or obvious transitions. It doesn't have very good sillage or longevity. What it does have is that, in its totality, it simply smells very pleasant for a short amount of time. This is another one of those fragrances that you simply splash on and go your way without analyzing nuances in your choice of scent for that day. 4711 is a citrus EDC with only hints of wood and floral. For as cheap as it is, this would be a good summertime "splash and go" when you want "clean and fresh" that's close to the body.