Monday, May 25, 2015

Amun by 4711 c1981

Amun by Mulhens/4711/Payot: launched in 1981.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as an oriental fragrance for women. It begins with a spicy, aldehydic top, followed by an exotic spicy floral heart, resting on a sweet, balsamic, ambery base.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, orange, lemon, bergamot oil, spice oils, orange blossom
  • Heart notes: clove, honey, carnation, jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, cinnamon
  • Base notes: frankincense, musk, amber, labdanum, patchouli, sandalwood, Siamese benzoin resin, vanilla, Tolu balsam

Amun was available in the following products:

  • 7.5 ml Parfum Splash
  • 15 ml Parfum Splash
  • 20 ml Parfum Splash
  • 10ml Parfum Spray
  • 10 ml Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 20 ml Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 30 ml Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 40 ml Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 95 ml  Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 60 ml Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 120 ml Eau de Toilette Splash 
  • 100 ml Shower Gel
  • 75 ml Parfum Deodorant Spray
  • 125 ml Deodorant Spray
  • 3.5 oz Perfumed Soap


The beautiful bottles and exquisite packaging continue the ancient Egyptian theme based on King Tutankhamen's tomb and golden funerary treasures. The 7.5ml and the 20ml parfum bottles are topped by a gilded winged sphinx. The box depicts a scene showing the god Re-Herakhty offering an ankh up to Tut's nose, in other words, he is receiving the gift of life, while the god Ptah stands behind him. The 15ml parfum bottle is topped by a gilded winged scarab that was part of King Tut's hieroglyphic name, and the box features a scene of the king pouring perfume from a small bottle into Ankhesenamun's hand as she is smelling it.

Another 7.5 ml bottle was a clear glass cube topped with a square glass stopper. The bottle had a paper label with the name Amun and a stylized pyramid. The box was decorated with gilded hieroglyphs forming a frame around the name Amun.

The 120ml Eau de Toilette bottles are decorated by a scene taken from the back panel of King Tutankhamun's gilded Egyptian throne. The scene depicts Queen Ankhesenamun offering bunches of papyrus and lotus blossoms to the king and the same design is repeated on the box. The 20ml Eau de Toilette bottle is adorned with an image of the boy king seated on a small cushion holding the flail and wearing the blue war crown. The 30ml Eau de Toilette bottle is decorated with an image of King Tut's infamous gilded funerary mask. The 60ml Eau de Toilette bottle is decorated with a gilded scene of Ankhesenamun massaging perfume unguent onto the king's shoulder.

The 20ml Eau de Toilette bottle was housed inside of a simple black spray case emblazoned with a gilded stylized sphinx motif. The 40ml Eau de Toilette flacon is not as ornate as the others, it is a clear glass bottle with a black plastic spray, and has a simple paper label on the front with the perfume's name, rather than a scene.

The deodorant spray canister features a scene of a seated Tut smelling a lotus blossom and his queen sitting at his feet with her arm affectionately around his leg.

The perfumed soap box shows a scene of Ankhesenamun tying a collar around Tut's neck.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Unfortunately, the fragrance was discontinued shortly after it was released and can be quite hard to find. 

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