Acqua di Parma make subtle and light perfumes with a sophisticated history.
Late last year we ran a small history on Acqua di Parma, detailing how, way back in 1916, an entrepreneurial Mr. Magnani perfect a light and whimsical perfume that contrasted with the world’s then-current monopolisation of heavy and dense smells.
The perfume was the perfect solution to the heat trap of inner-city Parma, and in its unique subtly, cut through the richness with a pronounced sense of self.
di Parma is still going, summoning aristocratic energy with fragrances like Magnolia Nobile. The perfume opens with crystalline notes of citron and bergamot that shifts into the openness of magnolia and jasmine. In Acqua’s words, it’s a “composition of bewitchingly sophisticated accords.”