Acqua Azzurra was introduced in April 2008 and I got to sniff it later in the autumn, not because I’m a huge fan of Gianfranco Ferré, but since I was intrigued by the blue colored bottle. And this is in fact the first thing you will notice regarding this scent. According to the official statements, the name and the color scheme are meant as a tribute to “Grotta Azzurra” (Italian for “Blue Grotto”), a splendid location on Capri Island, which is ideal for witnessing the reflection of the sun in the pure water of the cave, provided that the weather is ideal and you are a lucky person.
The Mediterranean facet of the scent is highlighted by this almost unbelievable shade of blue exhibited by the bottle and the packaging box, together with the marine and aromatic accords that were employed in the designing process. Speaking of which, the fragrance belongs to the aromatic aquatic olfactory group and was developed by perfumer Mark Buxton from the German cosmetic giant Symrise.
Acqua Azzurra top notes are bergamot, rosemary and orange blossom; its heart is white rose, violet leaves and ginger; and its base is wave accord and Guaiac wood. The bergamot perceived from the first moments is balanced in the mid development by a strong spicy ginger, much later subdued by a warm and personal note of Guaiac wood. Acqua Azzurra is ideal for the summer period and in almost any occasion, the type of pleasant well-behaved aquatic scent that does what was supposed to do without offering something significant in the department of innovation.
Gianfranco Ferré Acqua Azzurra Perfume Details
- Acqua Azzurra by Gianfranco Ferré is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 200 ml Shower Gel; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Aromatic Aquatic
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2008
- Perfumer: Mark Buxton
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual