Acqua Di Parma Colonia, the first authentically Italian cologne, made its debut in 1916 and was soon an international success. The Colonia formula has remained unchanged for one hundred years and opens with Sicilian citrus fruits and a harmonious blend of lavender, rosemary, verbena and damask rose. This is followed by warm woody notes like vetiver, sandal and patchouli. Also available in larger 100ml size.
Acqua di Parma started as a small factory in Parma. The first fragrance was 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 the post-war (1950s) years. Cary Grant and David Niven, Ava Gadner and Eva Turner, later joined by
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.
Acqua Di Parma Colonia was presented as a citrus fragrance. It was composed of lavendar, rosemary,
Sicilan citrus, Bulgarian rose, jasmine, amber and light musk.
The bottle is simple but elegant, charming in the Italian way. It comes as 180ml bath oil and Eau de Parfum.
There is another version of this fragrance, the limited edition for 2007, named Colonia Edizione Murano. The bottle is made of Murano glass, beautiful and elegant, designed by Giorgio Vigna.