Founded in 1916 in Parma, the Acqua di Parma company started out by offering an Eau de Cologne intended to scent the handkerchiefs of elegant men. Since the 1930s, this Eau de Cologne or " Colonia " has become a real symbol of Italian elegance. Its success has contributed to the international development of the brand, particularly in the United States.
Now based in Milan, Acqua di Parma relies on a very exclusive distribution network with around 900 sales outlets worldwide, including their own boutique in Milan and corners in department stores, and is planning the progressive roll-out of boutiques in the main capital cities.
Acqua Di Parma Colonia Assoluta Cologne by Acqua Di Parma,
The first release in 2003, Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta is a radiant aromatic citrus fragrance that is at once exuberant and utterly refined, designed to be worn by men or women.
The top notes are a brisk, invigorating blend of cleansing lemon verbena, elegantly bitter and lightly sour bergamot and a deliciously oscillating pairing of sweet and bitter orange, honeyed yet tart.
The heart notes are a kaleidoscopic fusion of complementaryaccords, deliciously balanced between creamy yellow and white florals, spice and wood.
Narcotic jasmine, rose-tinged pink pepper, and rich banana-toned ylang-ylang mingle with pimento, aromatic cardamom and the bitter chocolate and smoke facets of vetiver.
The dry down is a satiating synthesis of earthy patchouli, cedarwood and musk, wreathed in the woody, velvety tones of resin and oakmoss.