A classic barbershop smell, very sophisticated and fresh. An enduring symbol of Italian chic.
ORIGIN: Milan, Italy
MOOD: Sporty Chic
CLEAN RATING: Thumbs Up
SCENT IMPACT: Light to moderate
PERFUMER: Carlo Magnani in 1916
FIRST IMPRESSION: Lemon, Sweet Orange, Calabrian Bergamot
PERSONALITY: Lavender, Bulgarian Rose, Verbena, Rosemary
LINGERING NOTES: Vetiver, Sandalwood, Patchouli
Created in 1916, Colonia, and at the beginning it was used to perfume gentlemen\'s handkerchiefs. Colonia became a real symbol of Italian chic among American and European celebrities in the pre-war (1930\'s) and post-war (1950\'s) years. Cary Grant and David Niven, Ava Gardner and Audrey Hepburn, were among the passionate admirers of Colonia. From a small factory, Acqua di Parma grew into a prominent house with wide range distribution.