A woody, spicy, avant-garde new take on the aquatic fragrance, Acquasala is decidedly not just another ho-hum beach-and-sailboat aquatic. Instead, this is what Gabriella Chieffo conceived as an underwater aquatic- the all-encompassing sensation of being completely submerged and yet stable, a salt-water womb in which we can breathe, smell, and live, experiencing the full course of our evolution that occurred before man's most ancient land borne ancestors ever crawled onto terra firma. The result is a scent both spicy and salty, smooth and complex, and utterly unique- an aquatic that resonates with creative sophistication.
Acquasala opens with a spicy, smoothly salty liveliness, melding a zesty black pepper to an authentically vegetal seaweed note. Rich spice notes of carraway and nutmeg add a lightly gourmand intensity to the heart, as metallic iris and cool incense evoke the sensation of being submerged in water in strikingly different way that we're accustomed to. A drydown of musk and cashmeran strengthens the more traditionally aquatic elements, while still maintaining a uniquely mineralic presence. A million miles away from run-of-the-mill designer aquatic scents, Acquasala belongs alongside Heeley's Sel Marin and Profumum's Acqua di Sale as one of the few creative new aquatic scents that really, truly matters.
Neroli, seaweed, elemi, caraway, black pepper, nutmeg, iris, incense, myrrh, patchouli, cashmeran, amber, oak moss, musk