Does anyone still use 4711?

Discussion in 'Fragrance' started by shinobiendo, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. It was my first cologne and I still love it. The smell disappears rather quickly:rolleyes: Anyone still use it regularly?

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  2. smells pretty good, better than most budget colognes and aftershaves. Apparently bottles of this were issued to U-boat crews in WW2 to help mask body odour.
     
  3. I have the 4711 Aftershave and like it a lot but as stated the smell is short lived.
     
  4. SmoovD

    SmoovD Contributor

    It does provide a wonderful 5-10 minutes. I keep it at the office for the occassional afternoon spritz.
     
  5. I recently bought a large bottle as a gift for my father...
     
  6. johnniegold

    johnniegold Moderator Emeritus

    I have the edt and aftershave. I have tried the body soap as well. I do enjoy it once in a while. Usually a weekend, hanging around feeling will lead me to use it.
     
  7. Austin

    Austin Moderator Emeritus

    I still enjoy it. I use it after an evening shower prior to going to bed or yard work.
     
  8. Yup, in my rotation and as a quick refresher.
     
  9. guenron

    guenron Moderator Emeritus

    Now that's quite the dandy! Echt Kölnisch Wasser before lawn work? WOW!!:w00t:

    I remember a hot summer day at the Frankfurt zoo.. Bought a spray bottle before entering the Great Ape area.. Thank goodness!!!:idea:
     
  10. Austin

    Austin Moderator Emeritus

    :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

    Ron, you crack me up. As a clarification, I use it after yard work and shower.
     
  11. I still have a bottle of the cologne and the aftershave. The aftershave is a little crude (burns a bit more than some and the smell doesn't last) but its quite nice in the summer.
     
  12. Are you kidding? I've heard it was short lived, but I thought that meant a couple of hours...


    I've read on reviews that the Farina cologne is better? Never tried either. Has anyone tried both and can you give a comparison if so?
     
  13. It's a nice summer shot. I tend to reach for the Marie Farina more often - it's a bit better constructed but the same idea - a quick refreshing blast and then it's gone.
     
  14. I actually tried this for the very first time today at Boots (UK Chemist) and was quite supprised at how nice this was.

    It actually reminded me of Acqua Di Parma Colonia . . . so much so that I don't think I will be buying any more.

    The only thing that stopped me buying a bottle was the fact that it was a splash only - not atomiser.
     
  15. Austin

    Austin Moderator Emeritus

    Buy an atomizer my good man! :cool:
     
  16. I asked if they would sell me the spray top from the tester bottle they had - which they wouldn't - so they lost a £15 / $30 sale. They did point me towards some £2 50ml plastic atomisers but they'd already lost me at that point.

    However, this was a very small branch of Boots. I'll be in town in a few days to see if the bigger stores have the spray.
     
  17. That brings some pleasant memories........
     
  18. Usually in the evening after I get home from the office. Nice refreshing splash.
     
  19. I have been meaning to pick some up. Their Portugal AS has been a main stay in my rotation this summer.
     
  20. I love 4711. That first citrus note is so fresh and perfect, just wish it lasted longer.
     

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