Created in 1772, Cologne's 4711 Original Eau de Cologne is one of the world's oldest internationally famous brands.
For more than 200 years, it has delivered on its promise: using this unique fragrance refreshes the mind, body and soul.
The secret formula for 4711 Original Eau de Cologne is still appreciated across the globe today, making this ‘aqua mirabilis’ an unparalleled classic.
Even the bottle is historic; the famous, uniquely designed "Molanus bottle". Up until the beginning of the 19th century, 4711 Original Eau de Cologne had been decanted into what were known as "Rosoli bottles". These bottles could only be stored on their sides and transportation options were therefore very limited.
Then, in 1820, the distiller Peter Heinrich Molanus invented the bottle that was named after him. Its special, six-sided design made this bottle far easier to handle, store and transport. It was also possible to affix far larger labels to it. These labels are still used to this day.
In 1822 Muelhens adopted this invention but added a curved collar piece, known as the "crop", between the shoulder of the bottle and its cap. This enables the alcohol-rich liquid to expand when it warms up. 4711 Original Eau de Cologne has been packaged in this "Molanus bottle" ever since.
The ingredients have been a well kept secret for 200 years
but knowledgeable Noses note:
Top Notes - Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Petitgrain, Neroli
Middle Notes - Rosemary, Rose
Base Notes - Musk, Woody Notes
This great cologne hits all the "right notes", perfect for any occasion & perfect for every Gentleman's Scent Library.
6.8 oz (200 ml) glass bottle (no box)
Made in Germany by Maurer & Wirtz