At the beginning of the 18th Century, Italian expatriate, Johann Maria Farina, created a new fragrance and named it Eau de Cologne. To this day, it contains essential oils from citrus fruits, Rosemary and Lavender in a scent that whispers, never clashes.
Small enough to be slipped into a pocket, this Watch Bottle carries the story - as well as the scent - of 4711 Eau de Cologne. During the 18th Century, the fragrance became increasingly popular, and Cologne merchant, Wilhelm Mulhens, secured the rights to the Farina family name and began manufacturing his own version of the fragrance.
The residence, 4711 Glockengasse, was given to the House of Mulhens during the occupation of Cologne in 1796 and the number 4711 thereafter became the name.
The precise composition of 4711 Eau de Cologne remains a guarded secret, but the principal ingredients include the essence of essential oils from select citrus fruits and small quantities of Rosemary and Lavender. The result is unmistakable scent that instantly revives the wearer while remaining beautifully subtle.
Alcohol, Water, Fragrance (parfum), Limonene, Linalool, Hydroxycitonellal, Geraniol, Citronellol.