The story of Aqua dos Açores is about a bond between a Florentine couple and the Azores, that came about almost by chance in 2008 and has never been broken. We are on the island of Faial, near the Capelinhos volcano formed in 1957 following an eruption beginning in the sea at one mile from the coast. The sand and ash expelled from the volcano for over a year covered the surrounding fields creating a terroir for decades. We are committed to a project to bring back cultivation of the vine to this region with the patient work of recovering tradition, selecting only native varieties. With pristine terrain and in an almost surreal landscape of breathtaking beauty. And we have chosen to live here most of the time.
Today, in the Azores, Mediterranean and tropical flora merge indissolubly with the original habitat. An extraordinary variety to which settlers, merchants and navigators from Brazil, the Indies, the Mediterranean and all over Europe contributed. Those who visit them will be amazed by the intensity of the colours that create unimaginable contrasts and the phenomenal richness of its fragrances. Aqua dos Açores is essentially an olfactory travel diary; the sensorial tale of one of the most beautiful places in the world, where history, nature, colours and fragrances merge into an indissoluble whole. Its logo is the Wind rose, an ancient navigation instrument, a flower of many petals. A graphic synthesis of past and present.
AN ENCOUNTER OF CULTURES
Aqua dos Açores also strives to pay tribute to the Azores as a land of encounter and exchange among different traditions and cultures. The fragrances are characterized by the high concentration of natural raw materials and essential oils sourced from plants growing in the archipelago. They combine the ancient tradition of Italian artisan perfumery with the technical innovation in the research and development of essences and natural raw materials. The highly refined compositions are developed in Florence, produced exclusively for the Italian fragrance brand, Alba Chiara De Vitis.
Ocean winds over old wooden sailing ships drenched in salt and storms. Floral notes blend with sage and ambergris. Black volcanic rocks plunge into an incredibly deep blue ocean. Volcano offspring summon distant shipwrecks.
Top notes: ozonic notes, marine notes, bergamot
Heart notes: sage, wood, geranium, lentisk, jasmine
Base notes: ambergris, wood, davana, cryptomeria, opoponax
With precious natural extracts: Cryptomeria, Geranium Bourbon, Clary Sage, Lentisk, Bergamot, Davana, Opoponax
Alcohol Denat., Parfum, Water, Citral, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool
Content: 50 ml.
Measurements: diâm. 5,2 x 10,8 cm.
Content: 100 ml.
Measurements: diâm. 6,3 x 12,4 cm.