Acqua Colonia Intense - Wakening Woods of Scandinavia 2019

Acqua Colonia Intense - Wakening Woods of Scandinavia by 4711
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7.7 / 10 419 Ratings
A popular perfume by 4711 for women and men, released in 2019. The scent is green-fresh. It is being marketed by Mäurer & Wirtz.
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Green
Fresh
Woody
Spicy
Citrus

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
BergamotBergamot CorianderCoriander Pink pepperPink pepper
Heart Notes Heart Notes
JasmineJasmine OsmanthusOsmanthus RoseRose
Base Notes Base Notes
Fir absoluteFir absolute FrankincenseFrankincense PatchouliPatchouli

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7.7419 Ratings
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6.9369 Ratings
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6.5365 Ratings
Bottle
7.7387 Ratings
Value for money
8.8241 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 21.05.2024.

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MonsieurTest

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MonsieurTest
MonsieurTest
Top Review 44  
Iso fir tree, Iso super tree, how nicely Geza's 3rd trick?
Refreshes not only for a short time,
No, you'll be ready in hours.
Oh Isobaum, oh Limobaum,
Can you please me very much?
Such an evergreen can also be sung off-season. Because for my taste, this pine scent fits better into the warmer season. With its slightly sweetish coriander lime green, this really special 4711, at least in my nose, has no Christmassy spice homeliness whatsoever.

After his all around fine Muscat Lime and his all-season Cologne with sparkling tangerines over cardamom&artificial wood, this forest scent is the third etude by avant-garde perfumer Geza Schön for the traditional house 4711: My nose is more Czerny than Chopin. For the fragrance is pleasing, but shows little development. Interesting and solid, original and wearable. Nobody has to kneel down here
Without Moss nix los, is the complaint of countless forest friends who are allergic to the (anti-allergic) oak moss bans of IFRA. There is definitely no moss in here. What is going on instead?

The forest awakening begins with a sweetish green prelude, in which only a subtle bitter orange (and for me no perceptible pepper) resonates. However, the prelude already exudes quite a limo vibe: a well-chilled Fanta, pimped with a pinch of coriander, in the middle of the Black Forest. This looks sporty, not old-fashioned. So more a nice blueberry pancake at the Grünhütte, than Grandhotel Bühlerhöhe or Traube in Tonbach. The fragrance seems young and has NOTHING in common with the original 4711.

If you go deeper into the forest, the green scents usually turn mossy, earthy, shady; possibly slightly musty, vetiver-rooted. In any case: heavy. But none of this happens here. Everything remains very bright, light, like a sun-drenched plantation of young fir trees, whose minimal resinousness is permanently drowned out by sweet, flowery orange lemonade.

With some certainty, no very small amounts of Iso E Super should provide for this silvery light, iridescent lining of the orange fir. Especially during sports, on steaming skin, this fir scent reminds me of this all-purpose weapon of modern aroma chemistry, which provides scents with aura and radiation.

The (quite muscular) overall package seems to me to be quite original. This kind of cologne was probably not available at 4711 or elsewhere - as far as I can see. It is without doubt refreshing. And absolutely modern, because somehow it's recognizably synthetic; but not at all unpleasantly plastic. In this sense, 4711 Scandinavian Woods occupies a niche in the field of refreshing waters.

It also lasts much longer than a classic cologne, which definitely justifies the generic name Colonia Intense (6-8 hours). After all, these 'Awakening Scandinavian Forests' have considerably more ingredients in the list of ingredients than the other, usually narrower 4711's. I can still easily feel coriander, but I can hardly perceive rose, osmanthus and jasmine as such, but at best as a thin veil of floridity. The same is true of incense clouds that are at best subliminal, homeopathically involved.

Due to a certain one-dimensionality in the scent and the aforementioned artificiality, it will probably be used rather rarely in my case, despite its Tannen-Cologne setting. I wouldn't want to do without it in my collection, though.
To add the last verse of the popular Christmas carol:

O fir tree, o fir tree,
your dress is trying to teach me something!
The hope and constancy
gives comfort and strength at all times!

We want to attest to his endurance. His Sillage is strong for a cologne, moderate for a full perfume. Yes, a sprayer gives strength through freshness. Hope and comfort? He's too fresh and superficial to cuddle, I think. No great forest symphony resounds here in my ears, but a cheerfully late modern arrangement of 'Oh Tannenbaum, Iso Superbaum' with a sprig of coriander and a few flowers nicely rounded off
So Geza Schöns third strike for the traditional Cologneolognists might have what it takes to become a classic of synth pop. In any case, I am looking forward to further modernization experiments from 4711, in a spirit of expectation and adventure
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Puderperle

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Puderperle
Top Review 32  
Coniferous Forest Magic
They were running barefoot through the deep, dark, Scandinavian coniferous forest when it started to rain.

They hadn't studied the weather report, they were too spontaneous and casual for that. It was Thursday evening and he had gotten off work early to surprise her. He wanted to show her the recently discovered surprise in a picturesque setting that had so far successfully hidden itself from any excursion tourism. A hidden natural gem.

A long walk brought her to the enchanting little forest lake with crystal clear water that reflected the sky in the most beautiful shades of blue-green. She marveled.
They could only enjoy the cooling in the water for a short while. Grey clouds were gathering, a thunderstorm was breaking over them. Before the rain poured down on them in torrents, they grabbed their clothes and ran. It felt like several more miles to their car.

"Ouch!" she contorted her face and stopped. The pine needles on the ground pricked her bare feet.
He turned around. His white T-shirt was completely soaked, his muscular body showing underneath. His dark, dripping curls hung down almost to his shoulders, his turquoise-blue sparkling eyes always mesmerizing her, as if the clear forest lake was still reflected in them. He pulled her to him and gave her a passionate kiss. They forgot the world around them in the downpour. The warm steam of the dark green forest rose through the soft moss of the earthy forest floor, hiding the two lovers from the curious eyes of the animals...

The fragrance starts aquatically fresh with bergamot, like jumping into cool water surrounded by the dense green of the forest. Patchouli brings the earthy note. The dark needles of the fir are dominant, woods can be guessed. The nuances of green tones are varied. Rose I can only smell out in the perfumed candle in the set, in the Eau de Cologne rather not, just as little as jasmine.
The durability is according to a Colognes like a short but intense rain shower that slowly fades. A balsamic resinous scent rises through the warm base like steam, this is due to the gentle incense.

It suits any person who appreciates green fresh scents. I find it light and unobtrusive, for all walks of life and forms of the day. He is neither sweet, nor tart, as the forest freshness needs no other ingredients, but works for itself in the beauty of nature.

"Wakening Woods of Scandinavia" is an apt description for a pleasant, calming scent without being overtly or necessarily perfumey. I've certainly fallen for it in its coniferous forest magic.
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Bobby

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Bobby
Top Review 18  
Heja Bell Lane
Two basic ideas for Geza Schöns new commissioned work for the Cologne-based company, one hesitant, one euphoric.

First the hesitation:
If, then only nuances disturb the fragrance, one is the memory of the original 4711 (too traditional, too unisex, fortunately only minimal), the other the proximity to relevant bath additives. The 4711 would be a hindrance to buying for me if it got through more... Fortunately, it is a clearly independent fragrance.
For my bath additive association, the fragrance really can't do anything, because with this topic, something like this cannot be avoided at all.
The same goes for every citrus scent that always has to balance on a narrow ridge past WC cleaners. That doesn't mean that every citrus scent smells like Master Propper, but there is a thematic proximity. And there are hundreds of bathroom products on the subject of coniferous forests, for whose bad representatives one cannot blame this scent just because it takes up the subject. So much for my concerns, which, as you can see, are limited.

The reason for my euphoria can be traced back to the summer of 2018.
For the first time in Sweden, when I left the plane in Stockholm, I had an overwhelming scent of spicy, green, woody, resinous, woody needle smell in my nose, which accompanied me everywhere until my departure. This country smells like this. Therefore compliment to the thematic implementation. Absolutely hit. I tested before he got out of here. Away with the ridiculous "wood wood" of Miyake, for whom even once "wood" is one too many.
Off to downtown Cologne, spray memory on for little money and every season.

For the protocol:
Flacon nix Dolles, very close to the original, boring sticker, this fragrance would have deserved the bottle of He wood cologne... Unfortunately you can't have everything.
Sillage quiet, durability remarkable.

Conclusion:
Natural, needle-like, cozy, unobtrusive but persistent, directly bought. Light, not unpleasant proximity to pine needle bath additive. Deep nose Scandinavia
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Scentbear

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Top Review 12  
A summery forest scent
I came across this fragrance by chance in Cologne in the fragrance house 4711. I know the standard fragrance 4711 from my childhood, have seen it here and there with relatives in the bathroom, and happened to pass by the fragrance house by chance and was interested and surprised by such a beautiful presentation. Definitely worth a visit.
At this point, please look it up, I noticed for the first time that there are other fragrances produced here besides the standard 4711.
I tried out various scents here, had two candidates on the shortlist afterwards and then decided to go for Wakening Woods of Scandinavia. This scent triggered in me the association of spring/summer and especially the association of a walk in the forest after a summer rain. Unfortunately, I can't describe it better than that.
I already own a few other fragrances now and am therefore very surprised that this fragrance is quite affordable in a 170 ml bottling, smells very good, lasts very long and other people also perceive the scent and so far this has been consistently positive.
Compared to other fragrances, I think that this fragrance does not change greatly over time but, compared to other fragrances, smells very consistently for hours. But I don't want to interpret this in a negative way, for an everyday scent it is rather positive.
I like to wear this fragrance in the office, but 2-3 sprayers are definitely enough. If I wear more of the fragrance, I perceive a synthetic note more strongly, which disturbs me a little over time. But 2-3 sprayers are ideal for me
I am looking forward to my next visit to the fragrance house in Cologne, because I still have 1-2 interesting fragrances in my head there. Maybe I will buy a very small bottling of the standard 4711 for nostalgic reasons.
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Chrisniburg

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To a herbal lemonade at the rest area
The fragrance is special in its DNA for the current development (either "sweet" or fresh/shower gel). He goes a slightly different way or should I better write.....fährt a different way ?!?

At the beginning the scent starts very strong with herbs. It reminds me of a herbal lemonade and thus calls me the image of mountains, lakes and forests. It creates the feeling of wanderlust. It is therefore very refreshing and relaxing. The projection is pretty good in the first few minutes, but only just makes it past the hour mark. It is clearly perceptible and every slightest movement "activates" the fragrance anew.
In addition, something woody joins the fir. Holiday mood!

After about an hour, the projection decreases. It remains fir and herbs. From the specified incense my nose notices nothing, as little of the rose.

After about another 40 minutes, the scent gets a pungent note to it. One could think that there is benzoin in here. In this combination, you have to like it. I, in any case, only conditionally. Fir and herbs are still well perceptible.

After a total of 6 hours was with me end. I find that for a cologne a useful value.

All in all, a good fragrance, if not the stabbing would be. Maybe it is but as I said only my nose.
At the current prices, he is still worth a test for anyone who likes fresh and green fragrances.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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Citric and spicy opening, rose and patchouli. In the drydown, enters the fir. Fresh, green, floral. Very pleasant. Poor performance.
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MrTeeMrTee 3 years ago
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blind bought this fragrance and let me tell y’all, this is perhaps one of the best fragrances I’ve bought in the past 12 months.
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Mohi1996Mohi1996 2 years ago
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Love full wearing it in summer leisure times & workout sessions, Not suitable for night ocassions or at dates
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MikaelMikael 2 years ago
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Pine and rose are the main players here. It's good but a bit too piney for me.
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HermeshHermesh 1 year ago
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The combination of green coniferous notes and distinct citrus gives the feeling of a breeze in a Mediterranean cypress garden.
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