Acqua di Selva 1949 Eau de Cologne

Acqua di Selva (Eau de Cologne) by Victor
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Acqua di Selva (Eau de Cologne) is a popular perfume by Victor for men and was released in 1949. The scent is green-fresh. It is being marketed by Perfelena.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBasilBasil
BergamotBergamot
LavenderLavender
RosemaryRosemary
LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnationCarnation
GeraniumGeranium
Clary sageClary sage
PinePine
ThymeThyme
Base Notes Base NotesMossMoss
MuskMusk
Tonka beanTonka bean
VetiverVetiver
CedarwoodCedarwood

Ratings

Scent

7.671 Ratings

Longevity

5.853 Ratings

Sillage

5.652 Ratings

Bottle

6.254 Ratings
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 14.11.2021.

Interesting Facts

This fragrance was distributed by the brand "Gi. Vi. Emme / Visconti di Modrone" as well.
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Reviews

10
Scent
4
Longevity
4
Sillage
6
Bottle
10
Pricing
ChicoRoch1

81 Reviews
ChicoRoch1
ChicoRoch1
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A classic that i wished lasted longer
The 1st time I smelled Acqua di Selva was when will my cousin George sprayed it. The smell intoxicated me. This was back in 1987 when I was a teenager and I just had to find that fragrance. When I finally did it was a great buy at $20 a bottle the only problem was it didn't last very long on my skin. It is an eau de cologne concentration so i knew it wasn't gonna last very long but i don't even get 3 hours out of it. However I am in love with the smell just totally in love with it. I will never stop wearing it and the only time I do wear it is when the temperature outside is 90 degrees or above. If they ever come out with a parfum concentration I don't care if it costs $500 I'm buying that bottle! But I don't think that will happen as the cologne is very old since 1949.
9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Tom27
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Tom27
Tom27
Top Review    8  
The colour of the bottle is the programme
for this unique, timeless water of the forest.

In the beginning it starts citric fresh, only to slide relatively fast into the green and spicy. Dry spicy notes, such as basil, thyme, rosemary and rose geranium underlain by various woods take over the command.

All this is accompanied by a very successful lavender-tonka bean-oak moss Accord, which gives me the feeling of walking through a green summer forest.

The oakmoss and vetiver are very dominant in the base. The Vetiver has a completely blurred soil-like earthiness, which smells almost leathery to me.

H/S:

Acqua di Silva is certainly not a shelf life or Sillage monster, but I find 6-7 hours for an Eau de Cologne a very respectable value.

Conclusion:

Acqua di Silva is a classic Fougere perfume which, like no other, reproduces the scent of the forest, without smelling like a bath additive.

A must-have for fans of old school or green perfumes, but really only for those who love oakmoss and vetiver.
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9
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5
Longevity
5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Gmmcnair

40 Reviews
Gmmcnair
Gmmcnair
Helpful Review    4  
If You Like Evergreen Herbaceous Fragrances, Get This!
I love Acqua di Selva. It is now 64 years old, and does not smell dated to my nose. It opens with a tart lemon, fresh lavender, herbaceous pine. Smells clean and fresh in a non-laundry-musk or aquatic way.

After the fragrance settles a bit, touches of carnation, geranium make themselves known along with a wonderful musky cedar base. A bit of smoky vetiver makes it even more attractive. The final stages are a warm and gentle musk and the cedar. It is just an incredibly well-done fragrance.

Longevity from start to finish on my skin is about 4-5 hours, excellent for something that is an EDC. Sillage is light to moderate, so this fragrance is delightful and inoffensive to most people. You would have to douse yourself to overdo this one. A couple or three sprays in an office setting would give you a crisp, clean, and confident scent, that would last through most of the day.

Overall, I cannot speak highly enough of this excellent, yet inexpensive fragrance. Of course, it speaks for itself that it is 64 years old and is still highly regarded. I would rate this a solid 8 out of 10.

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