I hadn't used 4711 since sharing my grandma's some 20 years ago but when I came across a very reasonably-priced bottle here on Amazon, I was inspired to buy some for myself. Thankfully, it hasn't changed and is still the light, lemony, summery classic I remember. This works well for both men and women and is equally delightful used as a cologne or on linen. I've been buying it regularly since, and find it one of several things that help to soothe during a migraine attack.
U-boat crew antecedents aside, if you're looking for a gift for a die-hard 'Rocky Horror' fan you can't get much better than a bottle of this classic scent: whose number is one of FranknFurter's tattoos!
This 25ml watch bottle is one of the smaller package designs (and comes in splash-on form, so the scent comes out quite quickly... though it's light enough that this isn't too much of a problem) and its design/shaping make for an attractive dressing table piece. However, if you like 4711 and use it regularly this is far from the most economical way to purchase.