To mark, and in celebration of its Centenary year, Acqua di Parma have launched three new Colonia Fragrances. These haute fragrances have each been inspired by arias from two of Italian opera’s most prestigious composers, Verdi and Puccini. In a nod to Acqua di Parma’s milestone anniversary, each fragrance is packaged in a reinterpretation of Colonia’s first bottle.
Note di Colonia I – this vibrant composition emits an atmosphere that is both joyful and full of vivacity inspired by and in keeping with Verdi’s La Traviata and its’ much loved ‘Libiamo ne’ lieti calici’.
It offers an explosion of bergamot, in its sparkling and most prized Italian quality, as well as the bright notes of neroli. The citrus start, classically cologne, sweetens and embracing as
the heart of the fragrance. Here, the composition fuses the freshness of lavender with the velvety warmth of Damascus rose and violet. In the rich and sumptuous finale there is a
refined combination of patchouli and cedarwood.
Note di Colonia II – is inspired by everyone’s favourite aria, ‘Nessun Dorma’ from Puccini’s famous Romance Turandot.
With this we have the radiant notes of bergamot, orange and grapefruit with magnificent citrus vitality. Then enters the vibrant notes of basil and cardamom. This is completed by the soft and engaging tones of sandalwood and Gaian united with the undertones of musk and vetiver.
Lastly, Note di Colonia III – from Verdi’s ‘Marcia Trionfale’ from Aida
This scent manages the notes of mandarin and ginger straight away before the notes are enriched by vetiver and jasmine. In its final part, the fragrance offers the refined notes of tonka bean which meet the intense and full-bodied notes of ciste labdanum and myrrh.
All three fragrances are exclusively available at Harrods and for key collectors and genuine fans of the luxury brand. Acqua di Parma have collaborated with Italian Jeweller, Damiani. On a special Centenary Edition which is limited to 100 pieces.