FROM THE MANUFACTURER: 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. The conscious emphasising of the light and vitalising top note of 4711 Original Eau de Cologne gives it its characteristic and pleasant fragrance.
4711 Original Eau de Cologne by Maurer & Wirtz is a Citrus Aromatic fragrance for women and men. 4711 Original Eau de Cologne was launched in 1792. The parfumeur behind this fragrance is Wilhelm Muelhens. Top notes are orange oil, peach, basil, bergamot and lemon; middle notes are cyclamen, lily, melon, jasmine and Bulgarian rose; base notes are patchouli, Tahitian vetiver, musk, sandalwood, oak-moss and cedar. What was, and still is, unique about this fragrance is the absence of any defining main notes. The composition is still a powerfully held secret.