Seven years back, I went to Nice and Monte Carlo. It was our honeymoon and in true newly-wed style, we soaked up all the glam sensuality of this gorgeous Mediterranean region: the yacht parties, the rosy-gold sunsets, the heart stopping casino nights where thousands of Euros changed hands in a twinkle, the luscious framboise tarts at the Brasserie 1900, the old world elegance of Hôtel Le Grimaldi, the brick oven pizzas in the flower market… all against an endless backdrop of sun, sea and the whitest sands I’ve ever seen.
Then yesterday, I uncorked a bottle of Roberto Cavalli’s Acqua and it was like those Mediterranean nights had come back to life, right here in my own bedroom. Because, in this sparkling fragrance lies the redolence of a sensual sun meeting fresh turquoise waters. The indulgence of decadent nights playing off against light hearted brunches. The twinkling lights of casinos and grand hotels set against the calming white sands and crystal clear seas. Glamour, sensuality, elegance, timelessness, freshness… all rolled into one sumptuously luxurious bottle, where touches of gold detailing and the signature tiger print enhance a luminous turquoise veil to summon summer in all its majestic glory.
Roberto Cavalli Acqua EDT has been developed by perfumer Louise Turner, who was also the nose behind the original Roberto Cavalli Eau de Parfum. For Acqua, Turner introduces a beautiful blend of aquatic jasmine and lily of the valley resting on a fine layer of sensual musk. Sexy and fresh, feminine and very, very elegant… this is the scent of escape. The fragrance you would wear for a party on one of the Med’s gleaming white yachts. Or when you desperately want to be on a gleaming white yacht that’s washed by azure skies and turquoise blue waters. Because, after all, gorgeous Monte Carlo honeymoons happen only once in a lifetime.
Price: $80 / Rs 5,200 for 75ml