Acqua di Sicilia

Acqua di Sicilia by Santa Maria Novella
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Acqua di Sicilia is a perfume by Santa Maria Novella for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCalabrian bergamot, Sicilian lemon, Neroli
Heart Notes Heart NotesPetitgrain, Rosemary
Base Notes Base NotesSumatra benzoin

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (14 Ratings)

Longevity

5.6 (11 Ratings)

Sillage

5.0 (10 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (11 Ratings)
Submitted by Ripieno, last update on 06.10.2020.
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Scent
Susan
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Susan
Susan
Top Review    14  
The nose says: Wow!
Actually, the beginning of autumn is not necessarily the right season to approach a citric fragrance......but as chance would have it, it came right under my nose today.....

And the nose says: Wow! If you think that "Kölnisch Wasser" is just "cologne" you will be taught a better lesson :-)...

Just like the previous speakers, I too am overwhelmed by this juicy, rich, lush and fully ripe lemon, which stimulates the salivary flow just by smelling it......one could almost think that the refreshing juice literally drips out of it......but without sticking!!!
I find the quiet herbaceous accompanying melody really special and extremely pleasant.......Yatagan has already expressed this feeling absolutely aptly with the term "providing shade"......I would like to agree completely........

I am particularly taken with the resinous and very discreetly sweet base......while at the beginning you could still hear the "ice cubes" clink, they have now melted.....the shimmering heat of the day glides gently over into the pleasant warmth of the late afternoon and early evening......

Among the many citrus scents that exist, Acqua di Sicilia is a really very special one :-).......

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7
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
Yatagan
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Yatagan
Top Review    62  
Sun and shade
A few years ago I visited Sicily for the first time and was thrilled: by the beauty of the cities and the landscape, by the Roman excavations and above all by the view of the sea. Our holiday home was elevated and every evening I looked at the setting sun.
Santa Maria Novellas Acqua di Sicilia captures this atmosphere. Nearly perfect.
Of course, for really hot days only a cologne comes into question for me anyway, and in Sicily it can get so hot that at lunchtime in front of the cathedral of Noto or at the Fonte Aretusa in Siracusa one almost gets grilled despite the proximity of the water. For this reason, in Italy the less ecological custom of artificial water mist has been developing for some time: From nozzles, usually above parasols, a fine mist of cool water escapes, which makes the stay in hot places wonderfully bearable. If, as a fair-skinned Central European, you have made it from the amphitheatre of Taormina below the Etna with your last ounce of strength into the barely cooler alleys of the old town, you may be glad about such a typical Italian achievement, which we hopefully will not need in Germany for a longer time despite dramatically advancing climate change.
Really successful eau de cologne can give exactly this impression on hot summer days: standing in the middle of a cool drizzle. Even Acqua die Sicilia can do this, because petitgrain, bergamot, lemon and neroli do their job, adding a shady herbaceous nuance, but at the same time, the subtle resinous note creates the impression of a sunny landscape that slowly begins to cool down again after the heat of midday.
Santa Maria Novella rarely disappoints me, but I'm really excited about this fragrance.
You have to like cologne with a dark shadow. Then this one is right.
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