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1709 Original Eau de Cologne Farina for women and men

1709 Original Eau de Cologne Farina for women and men
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1709 Original Eau de Cologne by Farina is a Citrus Aromatic fragrance for women and men. 1709 Original Eau de Cologne was launched during the 1709's. The nose behind this fragrance is Johann Maria Farina. The fragrance features orange, grapefruit, lemon, bergamot, citron, lime, floral notes and herbal notes.

Perfume rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 55 votes.

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1709 Original Eau de Cologne Fragrance Reviews

Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

Fragrance Review For 1709 Original Eau De Cologne

Farina

Notes

Orange

Grapefruit

Lemon

Bergamot

Citron

Lime

Floral Notes

Herbal Notes

Eat your heart out Tom Ford Neroli Portofino!

I don't understand why, as nice as that aforementioned fragrance is, people can't spot how it's modeled after those old classic citrus based colognes from the Renaissance period; i.e. Acqua di Colonia by Santa Maria Novella, 4711 Eau de Cologne by Maurer & Wirtz & Florida Water by Murray & Lanman.

Before any of those colognes ever came into existence, there was this fragrance which dates back to 1709. The only thing older than this would be the first alcohol based scent HUNGARY WATER. This perfume came at a time when royalty of the 1700's was in need of fresh citruses as both a medicinal tonic to invigorate them for their day or as a sweet fruit scent to mask their unpleasant body odor. And that must have been some hellish BO because those people did not bother to bathe or clean their bodies but only a few times each year. This was a fragrance to splash on if you were a VIP in the courts of Europe as you started your day and went on to get some work done in offices and palaces.

The new formula now selling online and which can be ordered and delivered is by far the most citrusy of any citrus fragrance I've ever encountered. I love the packaging & bottle.

At the first whiff all I get is fresh and bright lemon & orange, but in the background one can detect citron, lime and grapefruit. The grapefruit is pretty full bodied and can remind you of fresh hand soap of a citrus scent. This is not too soapy but it does have some of that going on because it includes some green and floral notes that are evocative of soap. But it's good soap.

The greenery & nondescript florals evoke an Italian garden in the noonday sun, fresh and fragrant, and the citruses seem to cry out: good morning. This is a bright crisp happy solar citrus scent. I keep having visions of glaring sunlight in an Italian villa's garden.

The citrus is absolutely beautiful.

A little goes a long way so wear this as a skin scent and apply with a light touch and youre set for the day. This cologne is unisex and not heavily concentrated as a perfume (parfum) so it's rather casual and easy to wear. Guys or girls you can wear this and enjoy it out at the beach in the summer time. This is a fresh summer scent based on true citrus orange juice and a refreshing alternative to the aquatic messes out there for men and women. Not too floral, floral enough, green enough and citrusy enough.

The past comes alive again in this cologne.

Nov
28
2016
delicatefabric
delicatefabric

Timeless. The scent is unisex and subtle, which is very comfortable to wear. It reminds me of my European summer trip. It is none of that imposing and overbearingly 'loud' scents you catch from busy streets. Nothing too 'perfumey' like the cosmetics counters of department stores. Only up close will people detect whiffs of it from you, but once they do they instantly compliment the smell.

It is definitely a citrus scent, but completely different from those of men's aftershave. This is a very refined, classic fragrance. Picture this as a sunny, breezy afternoon in a botanical garden.

You would think, from how classic the scent is, that it will not sit well with younger people. But I would say it complements any age, as it is a well-mannered and composed image it evokes, instead of being limited to representing a certain age group.

I wish it were slightly stronger!

Aug
17
2016
cake n' cuddles
cake n' cuddles

For a simple cologne this is made really well. The citrus really lasts a long time which isn't something you see all that often.
The scent is very strong in citron to me. It gives the scent an almost unnatural smell a tad bit like cleaner, but it doesn't cross over too heavily to cause me to dislike it. I like the addition of green notes, I think I would have preferred them to a be a bit sharper or more prominent. I'm not sure what the floral notes are in here, they are hard to pick out.
As someone else said this is a nice, refreshing, citrus floral.
I am impressed the scent has stuck around 300 years, but for me it doesn't wow. It "okays" in a quiet corner on my shelf.

May
16
2016
youngbp
youngbp

Just got this, it reminds me of an orange marmalade scratch and sniff sticker I had when I was younger. Of course it is much more complex and earthy. A great classic citrus fresh scent that almost feels forgotten in time. It is masculine and versatile, and would make a great signature scent

Oct
21
2015
Sissib7
Sissib7

This is the original Eau de Cologne. Timeless, grown up, classy, never boring - unless you find soapy citruses too much on th beaten path. On a par with Aqua di Parma and definitely on a completely different planet than the rather vile and screechy 4711 that gives me a migraine.

Oct
10
2015
orestes
orestes

This original cologne are better than roger and gallet and 4711 colognes! much better! unchanged formula and in good price! this scent and acqua di parma are my top scents in my collection.

Apr
12
2015
JensH
JensH

This is a really "fresh-up"-cologne. It has an incridible list of very famous customers as it is the oldest Parfum still available in the world, ranging from french and german kings and queens to princess Diana and president Bill Clinton.I also like it a lot. Is has a very nice fresh fragrance, but as it is a cologne, you really have to splash it on to have some longivity.

Aug
21
2013
dinhhamy
dinhhamy

my uncle bought me the mini size of this cologne. Very nice and it makes me feel really comfortable

Apr
05
2013
judyk
judyk

I wanted to sample the original Farina cologne and discovered in the process that there are two distinct varieties out there.

I've just side-by-side tested Roger & Gallet's "Extra Vieille" and the 1709 Original by Farina, Köln (Farina1709.com) - and they are very different.

Simply put, R+G is 4711 with extra citrus and a pinch of Nag Champa (to my nose at least - could be the clove), whereas the Original (current formula) is much more floral and green. I've always liked 4711, so naturally I like R+G's take on the classic eau de cologne, but the Original is much more elegant and subtle.

Jan
11
2013
malia
malia

Thank you, Fragrantica, for adding this perfume to your database. (my request)
It's an honor to be a first one to review this historical and very special perfume.

I have always thought that 4711 was the real old original eau de cologne. How wrong i was.
Almost 100 years earlier, in 1709, the italian parfumer Farina came to Koln and created there his wonderful perfume, which reminded him of a beautiful Italian fresh morning..
It's excactly how it smells.
I've been to the museum/shop of Farina Maison in Koln, Germany. It's the oldest perfume museum in the world!! When you buy a perfume bottle you also get a pretty list of all rich and famous clients of this perfume. Well, 300 years of royal clients.. Napoleon Bonaparte used to pour a bottle a day (!!) over his body, even kept a bottle in his boot!!
Amazing!!
The formule is still unchanged and kept in secret through more than 300 years!!!
I hope they will add my name to that famous list of clients someday haha!!!!

Dec
16
2012

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