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Aqua Di Parma
***Some background history***
Aqua Di Parma was founded in 1916 in Parma, Italy. At that time it was a very unique perfume as it is today. Most of the perfumes that were made at this time were extremely potent and heavy, whereas Acqua Di Parma's original fragrance was much lighter yet it also had the staying power of these much heavier perfumes.
It was only in the 1990s that it became an extremely popular perfume brand. Aqua Di Parma is a very sought after brand only stocked in selected places. It can often be found in larger House of Fraser stores.
As it has grown in popularity they created unisex, women's and men's
perfumes as well as a selection of other items:
- Eau de toilette
- Eau de cologne spray
- Prestige eau de cologne (collectable bottles)
- Travel spray cologne
- Eau de Parfum
- Room sprays
- Deodorant sprays and sticks
- Parfum refills
- Shaving cream
- Shaving brush and stand
- Shaving razor and stand
- Body lotion
- Body cream
- Body milk
- Bath gel
- Shower cream
- Eye elixir
- Body scrub
- Repairing balm
- Large cube candles
- Small scented candle
- Exfoliating cleansers
- Home fragrances design candle (large)
- Make up bags
- Dressing gowns
- And some other clothing
***What is this home fragrances design candle***
As you can see from the picture this is a beautiful large candle, 1400g. On the front of it is says Aqua Di Parma and has its brand stamp. They do this same candle in a number of colours, each colour has a different fragrance.
This candle is yellow in colour and is fragranced with the original colonia, it burns for 60 hours. It retails at £67.00 (so is not cheap). In my opinion it is a beautiful present for a very special somebody. I have just purchased this candle in House of Fraser when they had a 20% off day. I bought it for my Mum for her birthday which is coming up. She loves Jo Malone candles and since she loves the smell of the original Aqua Di Parma colonia I knew this was something she would love.
***What does the original colonia smell of***
Top notes = citrus
Heart notes = floral and spice
Base notes = woods
What I love about the smell of this colonia is that it is very light yet crisp and powerful all at the same time. The citrus and floral notes gives it its lightness and the spice and woods give it its depth and staying power.
***Other colours and fragrances of the candles***
Red = Spicy accord (Red berries, fruit and flower)
Black = Amber fragrance
White = Clove fragrance
Yellow = Colonia
Despite this being pricey they do sell the smaller sized candles which have just as much aesthetic qualities to this one. The cube candle is 1000g and retails at £47.00, it burns for around 40 hours and comes in the same colours and fragrances as this larger candle.
In my opinion Aqua Di Parma is a beautiful and luxurious range. However it is a very pricey range so their items are perfect to ask for as a joint present from your children or parents. Or a present from your wife or hubby.
My only disappointment with the candles is that I wish with the candles that you could choose any fragrance with any colour. This is because I love the amber fragrance in the black candle but I wouldn't buy a block candle in black.
Other than that one disappointment it is a fantastic range of products and like I mentioned earlier if you are in need of a luxurious present for somebody then a product or candle from this range would be ideal!
If you are interested in Aqua di Parma products I urge you to go onto the Aqua Di Parma website and watch their video which shows you just how exclusive and luxurious their products are.