Inghams Italy Advent- 5 dicembre
Fri Dec 2014
Acqua di Parma is one of the most famous Italian perfume houses.
The company was founded in Parma in 1916 and became successful thanks to its original fragrance, called Colonia. At that time perfumes were usually very intense and heavy. Instead, Colonia was light and fresh, introducing a new trend in the fragrance world.
Originally conceived for perfuming men’s handkerchiefs, Colonia soon became a personal fragrance well-loved by both men and women. The success of Acqua di Parma Colonia started growing in the thirties among the upper class and international celebrities. Notably, this unisex perfume was worn by Audrey Hepburn.
At the beginning of the 1990s the company was taken over by three great Italian entrepreneurs and the brand was restyled and modernised. New fragrances have been launched, including the new Blu Mediterraneo line, inspired by Italian iconic Mediterranean paradises like Amalfi and Capri.
The bottles are still cylindrical and the packaging is a gorgeous yellow box, identical to the original one. Acqua di Parma also sells candles, home fragrances and shaving sets for men.
You can order Acqua di Parma products online or find them in stores like John Lewis or Selfridges.
An Acqua di Parma gift set would be a perfect Christmas gift for someone who is classy, appreciates timeless elegance, enjoys luxury goods and, of course, has a passion for Italy!