Cologne Intense

Cologne Intense

The Cologne of House of Houbigant is true to the original formula
and uses only the world best raw materials available.

The transportative Cologne Intense fragrance honors the alluring originator composed in 1709 by Jean Marie Farina, an impeccable Italian perfumer who'd settled in Cologne and founded a proprietary perfume factory the same year. Named in veneration of his western German city of adoption, his aqua mirabilis masterpiece became an international paragon coveted by titled European nobility, royals and courtesans. The "Water of Cologne" was ferried into France's regal courts by Louis XV's royal French soldiers and officers stationed in Cologne during the Seven Years' War.

Through superior, raw materials and meticulous cultivation of its refined essences, Cologne Intense honors Farina’s original bouquet redolent of bergamot, petitgrain, neroli and mixed Mediterranean fruits that he’d alluded to as ‘Arcadian bliss’.

Evocative of a clean, fresh, sunny spring morning after a passing shower, the exquisite Cologne Intense symphony opens with sparkling citrus notes of Calabrian Bergamot and Sicilian Lemon. Warm Mediterranean waters fan restorative breezes of Petit Grain Paraguay, Neroli Morocco, Lavender, Estragon and Pink Pepper in ornamental grace notes. In the storm’s placid aftermath, an enraptured heart sighs contentedly with blissful notes of Incense Superessence, Jasmine Absolute and Mate’ Superessence CO2. Positive, inspirational accords pare back with sensual Patchouli, Labdanum Absolute, Amber, Oakmoss and Musk.

Head notes: Calabrian Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon, Petit Grain Paraguay, Neroli Morocco, Lavender, Estragon, Pink Pepper.

Heart notes: Incense Superessence, Jasmine Absolute, Mate’ Superessence CO2.

Base notes: Patchouli, Labdanum Absolute, Amber, Oakmoss, Musk.