Acqua Di Parma

Acqua Di Parma

Acqua di Parma is an authentic Italian brand that has been a major player in... read more

Acqua di Parma is an authentic Italian brand that has been a major player in the luxury market for almost 100 years. The idyllic Italian... read more

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Acqua Di Parma

Aqua di Parma

Acqua di Parma is an authentic Italian brand that has been a major player in the luxury market for almost 100 years. The idyllic Italian landscapes form the basis for the scents of Acqua di Parma. The brand celebrates the Italian “art de vivre” (the art of living) with sun-filled fragrance sensations and refined formulas. An important value for Acqua di Parma is always innovating and modernizing their name. The brand wants to share the Italian sun, soul and style with the world. Acqua di Parma stands for collaborating with products from nature, keeping the brand's craft intact and celebrating the Italian lifestyle.


The history of Acqua di Parma

Acqua di Parma was founded in 1916 by Carlo Magnani, who came from Parma in Italy. He decided to go on a trip. He wants to visit the world's largest capitals to find inspiration for exclusive fragrances. Paris, New York, London… And so the first product was born: Colonia. The godfather of citrus fragrances. Magnani didn't have to travel so far from home for this first fragrance. This fragrance is based on his homeland Italy.

All Acqua di Parma products are now produced in Italy. This is done by professionals who work with the best materials. Elegance, luxury, simplicity. These are the aspects where, even almost 100 years later, the core values ​​the brand stands for. This can also be smelled in the scents of Acqua di Parma.


Acqua di Parma products

Acqua di Parma can be divided into two categories. There is an Acqua di Parma men's line and an Acqua di Parma women's line. Both made with the same characteristic aspects that the brand stands for. The brand's great fame has come from its luxurious fragrances, but Acqua di Parma has a broader line. For example, you have eau de cologne , eau de parfum , eau de toilette , deodorants, aftershaves and a hand soap from the brand. The Acqua di Parma women's line is just as popular today as the Acqua di Parma perfume for men.


The difference between eau de parfum and eau de toilette

What is the difference between eau de parfum and eau de toilette? Eau de parfum and eau de toilette are different types of products. Both products contain perfume, but the difference is the concentration of perfume in the product. Each fragrance is made from a perfume and then diluted with water or alcohol. How much this fragrance is ultimately diluted determines the percentage of perfume that is in the fragrance and therefore also what name is given to it. An eau de toilette and an eau de parfum could therefore have the same scent but differ in strength.

  • The eau de toilette is very popular and contains 5-10% perfume. This one has a fairly strong scent and stays smelling for a relatively long time.
  • Eau de parfum contains a concentration of 10-20% of perfume! So strong in smell, and therefore remains noticeable for up to eight hours.


What is the best scent of Acqua di Parma?

Of course you can argue about taste. We do know that there are 3 classics that appeal to both men and women and are timeless favorites. These are scents that you can wear all year round and propagate the typical authentic Acqua di Parma. With these 3 you can be sure that you are in the right place.


1. Acqua di Parma - Colonia Essenza

Acqua di Parma's modernized classic that is richer and more advanced than ever. In addition, this scent lingers longer than the original version.

Essenza starts fresh, light and clean. This is where you start to notice all the wonderful natural citrus smells. Mixed with the oil from an orange tree which is also called neroli. Neroli starts slightly bitter, but if you can be patient, the scent develops into something delicious. After the first spray you already imagine yourself in ancient Tuscany. The citrus falls into the background after a while, but remains present. Oakmoss, an earthy vetiver, musk and white flowers take the place to the fore, mixed with green herbs, emphasizing the masculinity in the fragrance.

Colonia Essenza dries to an elegant, refined and clean gentlemen scent. It's a grown-up air that mostly suits men over 25. Many people would proclaim James Bond as the designated gentlemen to suit Colonia Essenza. Classic, authentic yet modern. The bottle that contains Colonia Essenza is therefore designed for this.

Acqua di Parma has a timeless concept with this air. Winter, summer, day, night, date or family dinner. Essenze will not call for attention, as befits a 'true gentlemen', but you will certainly stand out. The right way.


2. Acqua di Parma - Colonia Pura

A simple yet elegant fragrance, designed by none other than the man behind Dior. It is the new improved version of the Acqua di Parma - Colonia DNA.

Colonia Pura opens with invigorating fresh citruses mixed with ozonic notes and various hints of spice. The ozonic notes ensure that the opening is refreshing. It gives the feeling of refreshing water on your body and the 'crispy air' of an autumn morning.

After a while, a woody, woody air comes into play. The base focuses more on musk and will therefore smell very soft and clean. In addition, the natural and earthy will take over this scent. Chemicals cannot be smelled. The most delicious scents of nature have been used and can be noticed. Hence the name 'pura' (meaning: pure) was chosen.

The fragrance is timeless and will be recommended for men of all ages. If you are looking for a professional, natural and attractive scent, this scent is recommended.


3. Acqua di Parma - Colonia

The winner among the timeless classics is the Colonia by Acqua di Parma. This is the trendsetter, the godfather of all citrus fragrances. Created in 1916 and initially Colonia was only sold in tailor shops in Parma, Italy. Hollywood stars, holidaying in picturesque Italy, discovered Colonia and the rest is history.

Colonia opens fresh, clean and crispy. The blend of citrus (lime, bergamot and orange) in combination with rosemary and other herbs provide a breath of fresh air as soon as you spray it on. The lime is most prominent in this sky.

When the scent dries up a bit, there will be more room for a warm woody air in combination with fresh lavender and herbs. This will eventually develop into a soft, musky, floral, soapy, mature scent. Colonia can be worn all year round, but is best produced in the summer and spring.

Elegant, well-groomed, polished and masculine are the key words to describe this fragrance. Therefore, this air is recommended for men over 30. Life experience suits this air and will be recommended for the real man. Not for boys.