What does Glockengasse mean?
Soon after, Wilhelm opened a manufactory in the Glockengasse (meaning “Clock Tower Square”) area of Cologne, Germany. He marketed his miracle water as a health drink served undiluted or mixed with wine.
Why is it called 4711?
The Original Eau de Cologne 4711 is named after its location at Glockengasse No. 4711. It was also developed in the 18th century by Wilhelm Mülhens and produced in Cologne since at least 1799 and is therefore probably one of the oldest still produced fragrances in the world.
What Napoleon smells like?
It’s believed that Napoleon preferred his fragrance to have a strong citrus scent with notes of rosemary, lavender and thyme. The scent of rosemary, it’s said, enabled him to remain calm during battle preparation as it emotionally transported him to his childhood home in Corsica.
Who used 4711?
During World War II Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine (navy) issued vast amounts of 4711 perfume to the submariners of the U-boat fleet. As there were limited facilities and few opportunities for bathing, the scent was to be used in an attempt to improve the odour aboard the vessel.
Is there a perfume called 4711?
4711 is a traditional German Eau de Cologne by Mäurer & Wirtz. Because it has been produced in Cologne since at least 1799, it is allowed to use the geographical indication Original Eau de Cologne.
Is 4711 still made?
Although it is a perfume shop and museum today, the house on Glockengasse used to be the factory where 4711 was produced. Today, production has been moved to a modern perfume factory in Cologne, which still belongs to Procter and Gamble.
How does 4711 smell like?
4711 Original Eau de Cologne by 4711 is a Citrus Aromatic fragrance for women and men. 4711 Original Eau de Cologne was launched in 1792. The nose behind this fragrance is Wilhelm Muelhens. Top notes are Lemon, Bergamot and Orange; middle notes are Lavender and Rosemary; base notes are Neroli and Petitgrain.