4711 is a fragrance masterfully produced by Maurer & Wirtz. The house was founded in 1854 by Michael Maurer and his stepson, Andreas Wirtz, when they decided to start production of soap in the small town of Stolberg near Aachen, Germany. This company has stayed in the family for five generations. They have since expanded from just soap and now represent several recognizable fragrances and body care products which include 4711 and Tabac. 4711 can be found in various different variants such as Fresh n’ Cool and Ice.