4711 Acqua Colonia collection ~ new fragrances

4711 Acqua Colonia collection

Mäurer & Wirtz has launched a new line of unisex colognes under the 4711 brand name. The Acqua Colonia collection, "inspired by the beauty of nature", includes:

Lemon & Ginger ~ "embodies the ease of summer and transports the senses to the ripe, lemon-tree covered hillsides of Sicily. The fascinating composition of exhilarating lemon and stimulating ginger smells of sun and awakes memories of woderful [sic] days spent amidst nature."

Vetyver & Bergamot ~ "The relaxing fragrance was inspired by the freshness and purity of the Asian tropics after a rain shower, from where the earthy sweet grass vetyver has its origin. Interwined with refreshing bergamot, it reflects the awe-inspiring power and beauty of Mother Nature, which harmonises body and spirit."

Royal Riesling ~ "This cheerful fragrance is a tribute to the Riesling grape. It is the queen of white wine grapes and is considered to be the most precious type on the world. It is said to have euphoriant effects."

Lavender & Thyme ~ "This calming fragrance captures the warmth and beauty of the countryside of Provence in France and is reminiscent of violet-coloured fields of lavender under brilliant sunrays. The Mediterranean composition of relaxing lavender and spicy, warming thyme softly calms the frenzied senses."

Melissa & Verbena ~ "This invigorating scent is reminiscent of smoothing gardens of healing herbs covered in morning dew, where melissa is grown for its positive effects on the mind, body and spirit. The mysterious combination of revitalizing melissa and harmonious verbena makes the composition a pure elixir of life."

The 4711 Acqua Colonia collection fragrances are available in 170 ml Eau de Cologne. (via jebe.de, found via springfair)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Okay gonna have to look for some of these. I love splashy stuff.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Me too! Hope they will come to the US.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Vetiver and Bergamot. Oh yeah. And THE BOTTLES. THE BOTTLES.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Aren't those pretty?

  5. Anonymous says:

    OMG! between this and the Kiehl's oils, you have made my day! :)

    Now… I wonder If I can extend the limit on my credit card….




  6. Anonymous says:

    I could use a bunch of these in the fridge for summer! Splashy is perfect for our summers!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Bet you'll see them before I do, too! Tell me how they are when you do.

  8. Anonymous says:

    oh those bottles! I bet one of those will suit me. I am going to go look for them today. I can't wait to see if the bottles look as good in person!

  9. Anonymous says:

    They will be awfully good and awfully cheap (at least in comparison to other colognes) and the bottles look indeed gorgious! I will ask them for some samples :-)

  10. Anonymous says:

    Yep :-)

  11. Anonymous says:

    I think they're pricing them higher than 4711, but should still be relatively cheap, yes!

  12. Anonymous says:

    They cost 40 Euro! A bit much…

  13. Anonymous says:

    Ouch — not so cheap!

  14. Anonymous says:

    R, I have been looking online before I go into the stores and do not see them on websites. I am in Germany, and was hoping this would be easy to find. I will let you know as soon as I find and sniff them!

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  16. Anonymous says:

    I was thinking these might give the Guerlain Aqua Allegorias, which these sort of remind me of – a run for their money. Both the vaguely beelike bottle (I know the shape is from the original 4711) and the compositions… but at 40Euro perhaps not? Now if only they could be persuaded to do a Grapefruit….

  17. Anonymous says:

    Yes, they could — but kind of doubt they'll manage Guerlain's distribution, at least in the US where the brand is pretty much only found in drugstores (?)

  18. happilykim says:

    Ok, R, I found these and they are really nice! I think the Lemon and Ginger might be my favorite. The Lavender and Thyme and also the Melissa and Verbena remind me very much of 4711. (a bit too much since the price is so different.)

    I really always thought that bottle was very nice, so I might cave and get the Lemon and Ginger. Also the Royal Riesling is quite nice. But they 40 euro.

    • Robin says:

      Thanks — glad to hear they’re nice. Keeping my fingers crossed, hope I’ll find them here!

  19. happilykim says:

    I think you will, they JUST went on the shelf here in Germany, so you should see them soon. I really like the old fashioned bottle. I am such a sucker for packaging.

    • Robin says:

      They really do look pretty!

  20. Kankuro says:

    I have tried the Lemon and Ginger and think it’s a nice scent. There is a lot of citrus, but it’s not sharp. It reminds me a little bit of the smell of sherbet.

    Lemon and Ginger is very refreshing, perfect for hot summer days.

    • Robin says:

      Sounds nice, thanks!

    • Iowa Lass says:

      Where is this series, particularly the “Lemon & Ginger”, available in the US?

      • Robin says:

        I don’t know that they’re here yet.

  21. melode says:

    It seems it can only be bought in Germany…is there a website I can order them on to ship within the EU?

    • Robin says:

      I don’t know, sorry!

  22. kaos.geo says:

    Hey they launched here in Buenos Aires last week.
    Price is very tempting, 32 u$s for the 170 ml bottle.

    I tried them today, so here’s a quick micro-review:

    Melissa and Verbena: More Verbena than Melissa, very similar to L’occitane Verbena, but a tad less strong.

    Vetyver- Bergamot: I think the smells cancel each other out.. I could almost not smell this! I will try again just to make sure that my nose was not overwhelmed by testing.

    Royal Riesling: This smells like old cologne in my book, like granpa drugstore after bath splash that comes in a 250ml plastic bottle.
    But I must admit that it is a bit more classy than that… It just smells not too sophisticated for me.

    Citrus Ginger: I am tempted to buy this. It smells of sherbet and of the lemon-citrus note on burberry weekend. The ginger is hard to spot, but it is there if you look hard enough. It looks promising for layering.

    I will try the vetyver bergamot again and probably will get a bottle of citrus ginger for layering this next summer (we just entered spring!)

    • Robin says:

      Thanks for the detailed reviews! I haven’t seen them yet, but that doesn’t mean anything — none of the stores near me carry R&G. Shame about the ginger isn’t stronger, that was the one I was most interested in, but I was hoping it was GINGER!

      • kaos.geo says:

        About the ginger: Me too!
        The thing is that not even R&G Gingembre is ginger enough for me! hehehehehee. I tried putting ginger root in alcohol to “make my own” ginger scent, but it turns into an earthy and old-smelling mess!

        I am going to try Demeter’s, perhaps their Ginger is better.

        • Robin says:

          Demeter’s is very gingery, but doesn’t last! I think it’s fun anyway.

    • mec says:

      Where they are being sold in Buenos Aires?

      • kaos.geo says:

        I am so sorry Mec, I do not turn on the notice on new messages so I JUST read this.

        They are being Sold here in Buenos Aires through Drugstores and small perfume stores. I have not seen them in the chains (Rouge, etc) There is a pharmacy in Libertador avenue, on the corner of Patio Bullrich Shopping Center that carries them.

        Here in Buenos Aires, during the 90’s when the dollar was 1:1 with the peso, all the pharmacies and mom and pops perfume stores in the neighborhood street shops had an incredible assortment of perfumes.

        So I have seen this in old pharmacies, which is not the same as the US drugstores. Here the pharmacies are (still and without the exception of a big chain) a dedicated store that sells medicines and toilette stuff, brushes, perfumes, deodorants, shampoos, etc.

        And many are REALLY old, like 50+ years old, and some about 100 (not many, but I could tell you about 10 of those from the top of my head)

  23. icke says:

    All of use we have from hecks imports in California!
    Lemon Ginger is our famous too!

  24. javafudge says:

    the 170ml are available in Singapore’s Mustaffa Centre @ $29 (Singapore Dollars) / USD$20. Super Love the Vetyver & Begamot and Lemon & Ginger. The Lemon & Ginger reminds me of a candy/lollipop & great for Singapore all year round summer weather. Grand Bargain price! The pretty bottles looked great side by side with my Guerlain Acqua Colonias as well! :)

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