Acqua di Cuba

Acqua di Cuba by Santa Maria Novella
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Acqua di Cuba is a popular perfume by Santa Maria Novella for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is sweet-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCitrus fruits, Cardamom
Heart Notes Heart NotesTobacco, Honey, Spices
Base Notes Base NotesSweet notes, Clary sage

Ratings

Scent

8.2 (37 Ratings)

Longevity

8.6 (32 Ratings)

Sillage

7.6 (32 Ratings)

Bottle

7.7 (33 Ratings)
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 04.09.2020.
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9
Longevity
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Sillage
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Bottle
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On the roofs of Viñales
This morning I was sitting in the car, in my linen shirt, already 27c outside temperature, and from the speakers Rey Cabrera purrs something of Santa Clara and Che Guevara. I am also surrounded by this legendary scent from Florence. I must confess, I had a Cuban influence on the scenery.

A long time ago we were a few days ago in Viñales, rural Cuba, in a small red house in the middle of the tobacco fields. Our two women had run off with the 17-year-old farmer's son next door and three horses. What else could we do but sit on the flat roof of our one-storey house? Smoking cigars. Drinking rum. Look at the fields. Listening to the sounds of the Guajira from the crackling transistor radio from somewhere. We drank the rum as Canchanchara, 6 parts Santiago de Cuba Ron, 1 part lime, and fresh honey. All day long.
When the Cuban youth took pity on himself and brought back our women at sunset safe and sound, but sweaty, dirty and smelling like horses, the feast on the roof continued of course. That's how you can spend days in Cuba.

Acqua di Cuba, a simple interplay of leather, tobacco, lemon soap and honey. The tobacco is different, different than in Czeach&Speakes Cuba, different than in Feuilles de Tabac by Miller Harris, different than in Aramis Havana. The tobacco is green, fresh, no dark fermented tobacco, not smoky, but light green grated tobacco leaves. The honey is beautifully beeswax-like, never too sweet and very present. The leather saddle is highly polished, but damn old, already innumerable years it carried its owner on the tobacco fields around. And this interesting animalism - generated by the interaction of these few ingredients is very attractive.

For me personally, the theme of Cuba was perfectly captured by Santa Maria Novella here - as you can easily see. A summer scent, loud, conspicuous, special, sexy. Above average Sillage, extremely good durability (+12h). I'd advise against blind buying. This is very individual.

If you have riding friends in your circle of acquaintances, put them on and enjoy the reactions. Priceless!
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LexaLexa 20 months ago
9
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
What would you say about a fresh Back To Black? If you like the idea,go for Acqua di Cuba ,it's exactly there. The tehnics are perfect also.

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