Acqua Viva

Eau de Parfum

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My signature scent. It is, as many other reviewers before have mentioned, sunshine in a bottle. I can't help but smile whenever I spritz this sexy, citrusy nectar on my skin. Absolutely delightful! I will never forgive Profumum Roma if they were to ever decide to discontinue it!!!
By   - Teacher from Charlotte on 5/16/2020
Bright and perfect. Light and refreshing complex lemony scent without being obvious. A touch of spicy cedar, and a little soap. Some elements of a barbershop after drying, but a very expensive one. Very cheerful, summertime smell. My first experience with the brand, and I am extremely impressed. There is nothing common about the offering, and has the makings of a signature scent.
By   - GM from Tucson on 1/30/2020
My absolute favorite citrus scent. It doesn't smell "lemony" or sweet-citrus-vanilla, or overwhelmingly zesty. There is a tiny little bit of sweetness to it, but it just calms down the bright note of citrus which it makes it a perfect mix that makes you think of summer. This scent is surprisingly lasting, unlike some of similar kind by other brands/perfumers. I didn't even notice how I went through that whole bottle I bought, even though it was a smaller size bottle and given I am not the biggest fan of citrusy scents. I like them, but don't prefer, when it comes to choices. This one is already gone and I'm here to see if Luckyscent has more of it and thought I'd write a review, which I did only once in many years here.
By   - interpreter from San Diego on 12/11/2018
Summers in Phoenix are brutal. Light fragrances wilt, big fragrances turn vicious. This one is perfect. It's a bright, crisp, and not the traditional lemon you might think. This is an unsweet lemon, mixed with broom and just a hint of cedar (adding depth and richness, no a hamster-cage cedar.) A wake-up smile in a bottle. Perfect! If Eau de Hadrian had not decided to re-mix, this is what it might have aspired to. Now I can enjoy the entire fragrance cycle, without hating parts of it. --Q
By   - Writer from Phoenix on 3/24/2017
So fresh and bright and lovely, with a natural and vivacious lemon and then a beautiful and unexpected cypress and cedar dry down. The newest version of Eau d'Hadrien is harsh and unrelenting. This is neither of those things and defies the comparison I think. It *is* expensive, but it is one of the best citrus fragrances I know. Summer in a bottle.
By   - Writer and teacher from Cambridge on 5/23/2016
I completely agree with the previous review... this smells like sunshine in a bottle. A beautiful, sharp lemon that screams sharp lemonade and summertime. If I hadn't already been won over by Orangea as my new summer fragrance it would have been a toss-up between Acqua Viva and Ichnusa. Absolutely lovely...
By   - Perfume Addict from Denver, CO on 4/27/2016
This is a beautiful lemon! Wow! I love it! I didn't get the longevity that some are claiming. It lasted about 5 hours total, with the last hour being such a close skin scent that I'd have to say it was almost nonexistent. So...saying 5 hours is being generous. Sillage was maybe an hour and a half. I reapplied a second time just to enjoy a few more hours of this completely happy fragrance. If wearing Acqua Viva doesn't make you smile, get your smile meter checked. It's sunshine in a bottle!
By   - Professional from S.F. on 4/18/2016
Huge, bright, citrus scent! Woody and slightly sweet without smelling like cleaner. Favorite pure lemon scent!
By   - teacher from Nashville on 3/6/2016
I posted about this scent back in 2010. I am still wearing it. I still adore it and EVERYWHERE I go someone is always saying that I smell fabulous. I also wet a cotton ball with the perfume, rub it on my skin and then put the cotton ball in my bra.
By   - Perfume wearer from Bloomfield Hills on 9/18/2015
The opening is very fresh and citrusy! It is really very similar to AG Hadrien which is by far my favorite citrus scent. I've tried many citrus scents, but my skin drinks up scents and citrus one's especially don't last on me. This dries down with a soft cypress, woodsy, creaminess. It is very lovely but, it was there for about 2-3 hours then poof - gone. Too bad; I am so longing for a citrus that will last a little while.
By   - from Bay Area, CA on 10/21/2014
I agree that this is very similar to AG Hadrien but that scent always turns on me. IDK if it's the pepper or what but I end up not enjoying it at all after the first 5 minutes. Turns almost sour. This, however, retains the beautiful fresh lemon scent & it's wonderful in the heat.
By   - from Los Angeles on 3/14/2013
I crave it all the time. My senses seem attuned to it. The sensuality that arose as I sprayed the air around me was mesmerizing, from the aroma on my clothes and in the air. I am enveloped in a sensuous encounter. It is addicting and passionate. I cannot stay away from it. It is so intoxicating with it's almost too cloying assail upon ones senses. But in the very few seconds that the air dries around you, the scent starts to do it's devious deed which is to transport you to another life and time where you can think exotic thoughts and forget that time is leaping by. The senses reel, the brain on fire. My new true best friend. I will never leave you.
By   - from Michigan on 9/10/2010
This fragrance is remarkable, extraordinary, wonderful. Fresh, clean, complex and mysterious all at the same time. Worth every single cent.
By   - Textile Designer from Bodega Bay on 2/13/2010
Lemon for a little while then total cedar. pretty and fresh but a little too pricey for cedar.
By  on 8/7/2009
This really does resemble Eau d'Hadrien, though without as much of the pepper, which I find nice since Eau d'H turns very strong on my skin after a while. Still, I would definitely suggest that you citrus-lovers out there spring for a sample before buying a bottle because 1. this stuff is crazy expensive and 2. this stuff is NOT, in my opinion, the light smell of many typical lemon perfumes. No disrespect to the previous reviewers who have compared this to a Lemon Drop, but this is NOT a lemon-drink kind of scent.
By   - teacher from Syracuse, NY on 9/16/2008
Lemon drop with cedar....nice combo, a bit sweet for my taste, but nice
By   - perfumer from Sydney on 8/22/2008
Awesome recreation of lemon. Starts off as if you just cut into a juicy lemon. Progressively Acqua Viva sweetens up to a very wearable, cheery fragrance. Also I've found it has great longevity with 8+ hours. The price is the only negative, but it's worth it!
By   - from Ohio on 2/15/2008
It's quite pretty....very strong lemon combined with something a strong lemon drop
By   - from A on 11/29/2007
Simply fabulous. The citrus scent combination is unparalleled refinement. Beautiful and uplifting. Will brighten any day.
By   - Faux Artist from Knoxville on 10/28/2007
Opens with a sharp citrus burst reminiscent of lemon drop candy and then vanishes.
By   - Librarian from Midwest on 8/21/2007
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