Exploring unknown places, gaining new impressions and losing oneself in nature – what could be better? Trend researchers confirm what we have long felt intuitively: nature offers more and more people a counterbalance to everyday life. After all, it is there that we find ourselves and garner strength to develop our personality in the best possible way. Numerous sensory stimuli in nature vie for the attention of the mindful observer. Interwoven colours, subtle sounds and, last but not least, overwhelming smells – the beauty of many landscapes also manifests itself in its fragrance. Everyone has their own feel-good place that speaks to their inner self. This conviction inspired the House of 4711 to capture snapshots of breath-taking landscapes in the exclusive Eaux de Cologne of 4711 Acqua Colonia Intense. The collection contains four unique fragrances and will be available from stores from September 2019.
A collection of four fragrances
For 227 years, the House of 4711 has set standards in the world of Eaux de Cologne. And for the last 10 years, 4711 has been delighting its clientele with the prestige brand Acqua Colonia, whose light compositions are inspired by individual ingredients drawn from nature. The new fragrances of Acqua Colonia Intense follow on from this and go a step further in terms of olfactory and conceptual aspects. They offer a particularly long-lasting fragrance experience and dedicate themselves not only to individual ingredients but to entire landscapes: the appeal of beautiful beaches, the mystical beauty of the forest, the colourful abundance of delicate wild flowers in a meadow and the refreshing air a mountain peak. Interpreted by leading perfumers in four fragrances: Sunny Seaside of Zanzibar, Wakening Woods of Scandinavia, Floral Fields of Ireland and Pure Breeze of Himalaya.
Created by the best perfumers
The House of 4711 has collaborated with renowned international perfumers in the development of 4711 Acqua Colonia Intense. Working together with Nelly Hachem-Ruiz, Daphné Bugey, Fanny Bal and Geza Schön, it has created unique, long-lasting fragrance worlds. Each in itself an olfactory snapshot that evokes memories of unique places of nature and arouses pure emotions – showcased through the use of special, high-quality ingredients.
The intensive fragrance experience of 4711 Acqua Colonia Intense
The long-lasting scents of 4711 Acqua Colonia Intense accompany the wearer to a special longed-for place and create different effects by means of four fragrance compositions. The sumptuous bouquet of delicate flowers, the sensual warmth of the sun, the woody aroma of the forest, the lively freshness of the mountains: Each fragrance of 4711 Acqua Colonia Intense showcases a special facet of nature.
Floral Fields of Ireland
Floral Fields of Ireland conjures up mental images of Ireland's colourful meadow landscapes. Wild flowers, which sway along the hilly landscapes in the breeze, exude a floral feeling of closeness to nature.
The top note of this creation opens with the rich and velvety osmanthus flower, noted for its fine perfume. Subtly embedded in mandarin and lemon, it blends into the opulent notes of black wood mimosa and white jasmine in the heart. This intoxicating floral charm continues in the long-lasting base through the use of the molecule operanide and woody notes.
A special highlight: The black wood mimosa, a particularly beautiful and rare specimen of mimosa, grows in the province of Munster, among other places, and has been chosen as a representative of wild flowers in Ireland. In olfactory terms, it exudes floral, green, aqueous violet, waxy and honey-like notes and gives the heart of this fragrance its unique, floral character as well as an intense, lively signature.
- Top note: mandarin, lemon, osmanthus
- Heart notes: black wood mimosa, orange blossom, jasmine
- Base note: operanide, sandalwood, cedar
floral – feminine – romantic
"Intense and colourful like Ireland's wild flowers."
Nelly Hachem-Ruiz (Perfumer)
Sunny Seaside of Zanzibar
Sunny Seaside of Zanzibar awakens the yearning for the white sandy beaches, the turquoise sea and the year-round sunshine of Zanzibar – an intense feeling of remembrance of the summer, captivating, attractive, unforgettable.
In the top note, the sea breeze is invoked by the refreshing, aqueous fruit notes of the watermelon and a subtle touch of star anise. The combination of intensely fragrantfrangipani blossom, coconut and musk makes us feel the warmth of the sun. An interesting interplay of vanilla, cedarwood and vetiver rounds off this modern oriental floral fragrance.
A special component: the vanilla planifolia used in this fragrance, which is grown in tropical climates such as Mexico and South America, the Caribbean, on islands in the Indian Ocean and also on Zanzibar, gives the fragrance warm woody olfactory notes, a sensual foundation and a feeling of bliss.
- Top note: watermelon, star anise
- Heart notes: frangipani, coconut, musk
- Base note: vanilla, cedar, vetiver
summery – exotic – sensual
"Like a sunny walk along the beach in Zanzibar – that's the scent of paradise."
Daphné Bugey (Perfumer)
Wakening Woods of Scandinavia
Wakening Woods of Scandinavia is reminiscent of impressive conifers, moss-covered rocks, flowing waters and picturesque lakes in the Scandinavian forests. An olfactory interpretation of untouched nature that seems to awaken when life is breathed into it by the delicate morning dew and the warming rays of the sun.
This unisex creation with its sparkling aromatic top note of bergamot, coriander and pink pepper lures you straight into the fragrance universe of Acqua Colonia. The surprising floral bouquet of rose and jasmine gently sweeps over the perfume like a fresh breeze through the trees, enhancing the woody character of the fragrance and giving it a feminine touch. The composition is rounded off by a long-lasting base of patchouli and fir absolute with the distinctive woodiness of the fir tree.
This particular fragrance stands out: fir absolute, obtained from liquid extracts of pine needles and twigs and long valued as an oil in aromatherapy, instantly transports us to the most beautiful forest landscapes thanks to its aromatic balsamic, smoky woody and slightly fruity notes.
- Top note: bergamot, coriander, pink pepper
- Heart notes: rose, osmanthus, jasmine
- Base note: patchouli, frankincense, fir absolute
aromatic – woody – noble
"Majestic and mysterious, like the scent of the Scandinavian pine forests in the morning."
Geza Schön (Perfumer)
Pure Breeze of Himalaya
Pure Breeze of Himalaya pays homage to the most spectacular high mountains in the world – the Himalayas, a paradise for nature lovers and explorers – and overwhelms with a fragrance world of unique visibility and crystal clear air.
The citric freshness of the fragrance is provided by tangy and juicy notes of bergamot and mandarin. Together they meet the spice of pink pepper, metallic accents of rose oxide and fresh notes of the fragrance harmony Living Mountain Air – as clear, as illuminating as a deep breath. Novel tonic notes and mineral accents make this heart note truly special. Musk and cashmere give the fragrance its gentle and long-lasting finish.
The perfumery sensation: the Living Mountain Air scent has been extracted by Living Technology, which enables the chemical replication of the olfactory profiles of special localities. This makes it possible to reproduce fragrances which are limited and difficult to access. It gives the composition its cool, ozone tones and the expression of unique freshness.
- Top note: bergamot, mandarin, pink pepper
- Heart notes: rose, lily of the valley, Living Mountain Air
- Base note: cashmeran, ambroxane, musk
vibrant – fresh – mineral
"A journey to the Himalayan peaks: crystal clear air and undiluted freedom."
Fanny Ball (Perfumer)
The design – as versatile as the fragrance worlds
4711 Acqua Colonia Intense stands out with an elegant, imaginative design: The light colouring of the flacons lends prominence to the individual facets which sparkle in the sunlight. The extremely detailed illustrations turn the folding boxes into a very special feature: they also give a visual interpretation to the inspirational worlds with their unique olfactory snapshots of special experiences in nature. The illustrations on the folding boxes have been exclusively hand-painted for this collection to create an analogy with the existing 4711 Acqua Colonia portfolio.
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