Acqua Colonia Blood Orange & Basil 2010 Eau de Cologne

Acqua Colonia Blood Orange & Basil (Eau de Cologne) by 4711
Bottle Design Peter Schmidt
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7.3 / 10 321 Ratings
A perfume by 4711 for women and men, released in 2010. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is being marketed by Mäurer & Wirtz.
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Main accords

Fresh
Citrus
Fruity
Green
Spicy

Fragrance Notes

Blood orangeBlood orange BasilBasil

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
7.3321 Ratings
Longevity
5.0244 Ratings
Sillage
4.9235 Ratings
Bottle
7.2251 Ratings
Value for money
8.390 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 23.05.2024.

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FvSpee

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Top Review 51  
Colonia instead of Corona. No. 7: Scrap is scrap.
Shot is, you vegans, mueslis and pacifists, not only the coarsely ground spelt stuff that you always soak in the evening for fresh grain PASTA, but also coarsely shredded LEAD or other less edible stuff that is shot with a shotgun. This results in a wide scattering angle, so you always get something somehow. By the way, shot is the English word for "shot", and a shotgun is a "shotgun". Only recently I learned that "sitting on the passenger's side" in English (at least in American English) means "to ride shotgun", because in the Wild Western there were always two people sitting on the front of the coach box: the one holding the reins and the passenger with the shotgun in his hand, in case a hare or Indian passed by.

Some fragrance houses also use the shotgun method, such as Guerlain with its Aqua-Allegoria series. The AAs are light eau de toilettes close to cologne, which, like cologne, are often simple, with a fresh note and a spicy addition. But because they are officially EdTs and are typically too feminine for a cologne, they are not included in my cologne range. In the perfume database, we count 51 Aquae Allegoria, or however you're supposed to form the plural here, on the Guerlain homepage you'll find another 12. In other words, three or four of these things are knocked out every year, and those that go down well with buyers are continued, the others are discontinued. I think this is an abuse of the customers as test subjects. Especially from a house like Guerlain, I actually expect them to first test which fragrances that come out of the lab as a suggestion are good, and then bring this selection of the best to the market. That would be respect for the customer, who would then know: At Guerlain, I get quality first, and second, next year I'll get the fragrance I'm buying this year as well.

The Acqua Colonia series by 4711 (with a c, because it is not Latin but Italian, or because someone from the Muppet Show sold a C to 4711's marketing department) is the German answer to Aqua Allegoria. So, just as Cologne is just on the German side of the border, these fragrances are just on the Cologne side of the border with EdT. Without blur and more crystalline than fluffy. Otherwise the same in green. And the same shotgun method: 28 fragrances in the Parfumo database, 9 on the 4711 homepage.

Because I find the junk, I stick to the 7.5 points I gave here earlier, although one could have talked about 8 here, because this is probably one of the best fragrances of this series. At rather cooler temperatures like today it has a shelf life of about one hour, in the midsummer for which it is made it is more like ten minutes. To start with the "performance", which is the most important thing about a fragrance in the opinion of many commentators ("you have to buy immediately, horny H+S, fragrance has only 1 little flaw, smells like shit with a homme"). Smells like blood orange and basil, as it is called, which makes a very nice, incredibly refreshing summery mixture, at least for people like me who like such citrus and herb combinations. Because of the blood orange, which is certainly synthetically produced, it is rather far away from the classic, centuries-old cologne notes (lemon, bergamot, lime, neroli, orange at best) and therefore different and, so to speak, modern. Why not, I like it. Already during the first test, the whole thing seemed to me a bit like a slimmed down, simplified version of the classic "Concentré d'Orange Verte" by Hermès, which is a great compliment. But this orange here is redder, bloody, a little less valuable and a little sweeter
To whom it may concern: Vincent Schaller, whose name I still don't know by name, is also responsible for Wilma's favourite remix from the same house, for some of the scents in "Rituals" and even for the not badly done "Oud 27" from "Le Labo".

Overall really a very nice product. I repeat: If 4711 had published a series of e.g. five (permanent) Acqua-Colonia fragrances, carefully selected and covering a broad spectrum of fragrances, even more dots would have been conceivable. So there is a little scrap malus.
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FlirtyFlower

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Top Review 29  
Until(s) dawn
As an eternal loser, he was ready. Ready for the next disaster. Ready for the free fall that came after.

The fall into the black hole...
The fall into the dark depression...
The fall into nothingness...

Dimitri was in the meantime so much tired. Him annoyed many things and yet nothing more. But the good thing about the mask was that you could not see his teeth. ... and at least he could hide his tattoo. The tilted eight. It was exactly where normal people wear their watch. Placed there as a sign of infinity.

But he was just not normal. But that wouldn't stop him from noticing his latest Tinder date.

So there he was at her door, nervous like he hadn't been in a long time.

She opened.

But what was that? Were those eyebrows or censor bars she was wearing there on her face? He had not seen anything like that for a long time...

... and her cheeks? Had someone given her one on both sides, so that there were red and dark brown apple cheeks emblazoned like a clown?

He should have informed himself better about whether Influencer is a flu-like disease or actually an occupation.
So he saw her collection of fragrances on the wall. ... and he knew, with just one spray, he would be strangled. Strangled by an imaginary boa constrictor that would cut off all air from him....

She says, "Wait a minute, I was just going to change. I'll be right back." ... and winks at him.

When he then also sees the garlic next to the spaghetti bolognese on the table, he knows HE MUST GO! But how?

When he looks out the window, there is suddenly a cat. A white Persian cat. Silver Shaded. With long groomed fur and bright eyes. Like a sign.

... and he goes to the window and vows to pick out something more natural next time.

... and it's like a miracle. Because there is a fire escape, which leads through the fog and the cold somewhat iced to freedom. ... and the cat gently shows him the way.

... and he walks with her through the night, seeing the streets lightly covered with snow.

... and there he suddenly stands with her in front of a fruit stand at dawn.

The young saleswoman with the red hair, reminiscent of a Piedmont cherry, is so nice and gives him a blood orange. Already cut into pieces.

Yummy! He thinks and bites into it.

And in the midst of this dawn, he perceives the most beautiful scent of a blood orange. Wonderfully natural. ... and where comes this light refreshment, this light powderiness, this great soapiness from.

Is that the piedmont cherry?

The scent beguiled him, delighted him, until he realized that this bite into the blood orange should mean for him a fragrance refreshment and an inner liberation. Almost an olfactory revolution.

... and when he looks at the Persian cat, he notices that it wears a collar.

... and when he reads it, it says "Bodo" and below it a tilted 8, as a sign of infinity.

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Addendum to the fragrance:
Who has made it this far with reading, I would like to award a medal and I would like to say thank you. Because this fragrance is so beautiful that he has earned a story in my eyes.

Have really tested the fragrance many times and it takes its time. Also, the perception on test strips and skin is completely different. At first I thought that the Acqua Colognia series should remind of the Guerlains with the Aqua Allegoria series, but I have changed my mind.

Because while the Guerlains somehow share a similar DNA, each 4711 is different in its composition.

While many are very masculine (e.g. Lime & Nutmeg or even Peach Coriander), I definitely classify this one as unisex. As a big fan of neroli and verbena, I was and am surprised how beautifully fresh the blood orange plays the protagonist in this fragrance, without being intrusive.

The whole thing lays like refreshing powdery snow on the skin, without ever becoming too much.

Just right, for all those who need a break from heavy fragrances in winter times.

... and yet well-groomed, refreshing and somehow want to smell "unique".
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FrauMieze

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Top Review 21  
Gosh, really tasty!
This Acqua Cologne series has really surprised me. I like it really well. I had bought the miniatures set. The flacons please me very well. The price is unbeatable.

Blood Orange & Basil is delicious, fresh and radiant. It is not so much citrusy, seems to be ehr a sweet blood orange. The combination with basil is unusual but it harmonizes unexpectedly, super.
For a cologne, the durability of this fragrance is really ok.
In very warm temperatures, I can imagine super. It lifts the mood and smells fantastic.
I like!
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Lacrimosa86

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Top Review 7  
Summer is coming for sure
Who loves fresh scents, can look forward to tangy blood orange, tangy fresh and in no way similar to cleaning products, which association I have quickly with citrus scents. The blood orange just comes across as totally great and natural. It's joined by basil, which makes the scent aromatic and a bit more herbaceous. Totally unisex and can be had for small money. Durability is not the best, but what is not expected in a cologne and so cheap that you can quietly replenish times.
Maybe I'll be a fan of fresh fragrances again, in the summer he will be reissued in any case.

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Minigolf

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Very helpful Review 9  
Basilisk Protection Spell
Who still knows the "basilisk" in the cellar of Hoghwards that Harry Potter gave?
With what, nobody knows that so exactly, but I can imagine that it could work with this fragrance.
The brightness and serenity that the blood orange radiates could hardly be tolerated by such a dark figure.
In addition, the spicy-sunny, almost peppery scent of basil (in the magician's language basilisks-- monstrous-unobjectionable-maker) would involuntarily incite the nostrils of the dragon, trimmed to sniff darkness, to a permanent kidney. Which can be fatal for the person concerned).
Then he prefers to forever donate to the infinite vastness of darkness before he comes into contact with such a "miracle weapon" again.
Yes, bright, cheerful warmth and friendliness cannot be tolerated by every creature.
But for "earthly" women and men such a fragrance can be, even if not for a very long time durable, like recreation.
Especially on hot days it's always good to help your mood when it's a bit "melted away" by the heat.
Take a walk in the cooler shade and enjoy generously.
Without danger of "dragon alarm".....
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PierreparfumPierreparfum 21 days ago
Very good for that price ! Fresh, airy, perfect for hot days !
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SaradoninSaradonin 1 year ago
5
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5
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7.5
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Juicy orange and green basil. Simple and safe, but good quality summer freshie.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 2 years ago
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A tangy blood orange with a green and fresh basil. A bit too sharp but quite good for the price. A cologne suited for hot days.
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