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4711 Original Eau De Cologne 300ml

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It’s a little spicy and aromatic as well, making for a strong “clean'' feel that isn’t harsh or synthetic. When I was a little girl and we lived in a big old apartment in Prague's Old Town with an atmosphere like something out of Švankmajer's Alice I opened the door to the part of the apartment where my grandmother and grandfather lived and there was a big antique mirror and a strange chandelier shade with a mummified crocodile hanging from it and the first thing I smelled was this. The risk of being generic is that you can encounter this smell from a variety of places, including toilet bowls.

The citrus and alcohol content in this is incredible at inhibiting bacterial growth and neutralizing some of that "hot weather musk" that may develop with a more natural hygiene routine (read: no chemical deodorizers or antiperspirants). Keep a bottle in there so after you wash your hands and face or whatever you can splash some on your neck or chest and smell nice. If you like Neroli then Thierry Mugler Cologne is a much better choice, and if you have deep pockets and want beastly longevity then take a look at Tom Ford Neroli Portofino. Those notes fade away fast and I’m left with a soft realistic jasmine and the fading fruity citrus notes now perceived as faint wisps of pettigrain.

Considering this is cheaper than table wine, and considering how many are whingeing on here about performance, I actually think it's spectacular value. Other products in the range have the typical “cologne scent” in addition to the classic 4711 fragrance.

It stays on my dresser now, wouldn't be without it's fabulous, light, summer memories of Detroit, and Germany in 1965. But the performance on textiles makes me think that it will shine as a room/fabric spray and that most of my bottle will be put to use as one. I can wear this to feel cozy and clean after a bath or shower, but I can also wear this to freshen up and feel sexy. Light and refreshing with revitalising bergamot, lemon, and orange; calming lavender and rosemary; finished with base notes of Neroli.I mention this because there is history and nostalgia for me in this scent, but also because French can be snobs about perfume (rightfully so in many cases), and it passed the test in the case of the old bf's family.

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