What makes 4711 Original Eau de Cologne so special is the careful selection of high-quality ingredients and essential oils. The exact composition is still a closely guarded secret. However, 4711 Original Eau de Cologne contains bergamot, lemon, and orange which all have revitalising properties. Lavender and rosemary have a calming and relaxing effect, strengthening the nerves. A timeless and exquisite fragrance, 4711 is the olfactory embodiment of glamour, poise, and classic sartorial elegance. Roullier White are honoured to stock this historic and celebrated scent.
This tasteful 90ml flacon features the original 4711 'Molanus' design, created by Peter Heinrich Molanus in 1820.
Top: Orange Oil, Peach, basil, Bergamot, Lemon
Middle: Cyclamen, Lily, Melon, Jasmine, Bulgarian Rose
Base: Patchouli, Vetiver, Musk, Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Cedar
One of the world’s first examples of eau de cologne, 4711 have been producing their signature fragrance since 1792, and it has remained a staple of high society throughout its long and storied history. Originally conceived as an ‘aqua mirabilis’, or ‘miracle water’, the composition was intended for use as a curative health drink. However, upon the French occupation of Cologne under Napoleon Bonaparte, it was decreed that recipes for all medicines designed for internal be made public. Upon hearing this news, Muelhens, unwilling to relinquish his secret, decided to market his preparation as a fragrance rather than a remedy, giving birth to the iconic scent known around the world to this day.