Acqua di Parma
Inspired by the traditions of noble Venetian perfumery, Colonia Ambra introduces amber to Acqua di Parma's first fragrance, Colonia. Created in 1916 in the City of Parma and used by Italian tailors to lend a delicate scent to the fabric of their custom creations, Colonia was also used by gentlemen to scent their handkerchiefs. It first achieved international success in the late 1930s when Hollywood's silver screen legends discovered it during their travels to Italy Ambergris, a redolent addition introduced to luxury European fragrances when it was brought back by Marco Polo in the 13th century, remains one of the world’s most expensive fragrance ingredients, and one of the least known. Notes: Orange, Bergamot, Petit Grain, Rose Accord, Nagarmotha, Virginia Cedarwood, Patchouli, Tenture Ambergris, Sandalwood, Cisto Labdanum, Musk. Style: Aromatic. Luxurious. Musky. Since the creation of the iconic Colonia fragrance in 1916, Acqua di Parma has symbolized the best of the Italian lifestyle: a passion for beauty, an eye for detail, and the contemporary interpretation of luxury. Today, all Acqua di Parma products continue to be exclusively hand made in Italy by skilled master craftsmen.