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“200 Years of Perfumery Condensed to 20 Minutes”

MÜLHENS : 4711

by Mülhens (1792)

One of the first colognes was created by Cologne-based Italian Farina in 1709, saying it reminded him of an Italian spring morning, mountain daffodils and orange blossoms after the rain. This spawned an entire family of citrus-based fragrances of low concentration, which carries the name of the city where it first become popular. Farina's recipe was acquired by the Mülhens family, and this particular cologne is named after the building in which the Mülhens family worked (at Glockengasse 4711).

 

Bergamot, soapy orange blossom, basil; rose; vetiver, cedar. No basenotes, it's all citrus-heavy top and middle notes, citrus-heavy. No fixative like musk, so it goes away fast. This is the nature of the cologne, it is to be used frequently as a refresher rather than fragrance lasting all day. Also used to clean violin strings, should the need arise.