Whenever I’m away on vacation as a treat for myself I buy something that is strictly available within the region I’m traveling. While I was in Siena and walking up and down Via Banchi di Spora, I kept smelling this wonderful scent every time I walked by this mysteriously calm looking store named Acqua Dell’Elba. After awhile I realized that they spray a scent out on to the street and it smelled like clean fresh breeze and ocean. I couldn’t help but close my eyes and think of walking on a warm sandy beach.
Inspired by a perfume bottle washed to the shores of Paolina’s little island in the 11th century, Acqua Dell’Elba is a Tuscan product from the island of Elba. Acqua dell’Elba is an island in a bottle. It’s hard to explain it but once you smell this perfume you understand, the simplicity, quality and pride of the craftsmen that have made it.
The scent that I bought was the men’s Classic; a mixture of mandarin, lemon, musk, marine algae and Mediterranean shrubs. Sighhh…Every time I smell the perfume, I remember wondering around Siena and flashbacks of my trip to the Greek isles when I was 12 years old…..
Acqua dell’Elba is only available in Italy BUT all their products are available through their website. I have to make sure to order some more of the Classic perfume before I spray the last drop from my bottle! Maybe I’ll add a candle or bathrobe to my next order, I’m loving the soft ocean blue colour of their products.
Now, I’m going to spray some perfume and take a nap under the Roman sun and think of sandy beaches….