Inspired by the intense and unique leather notes of historical Tuscan tanneries; Colonia Leather, the new fragrance from Acqua di Parma journeys to the heart of Italian craftsmanship. Think bags, suitcases, and accessories of the finest Italian craftsmanship.
As with other Acqua di Parma scents, the Italian brand has captured its goal perfectly with Colonia Leather. There is an overwhelming ‘likeness’ to something of utmost quality, hand-crafted in leather – captured in this scent. Crucially though, Colonia Leather retains and releases the citrus top that characterises a light-Colonia; a sophisticated freshness that blends with the aforementioned warm aromatic leather.
Top notes include lemon of Sicily and Brazilian orange oil, combined with a raspberry note followed by a floral heart of rose, honeysuckle, Paraguayan petit grain oil and red thyme oil, and a powerful leather accord emerges from the base. A classic like birch oil, which used to be employed as a tanning agent, matches the top citrus notes along with precious resins, like cistus and olibanol. This combination of scents is a delight when joined with the rich and spicy base, with Moroccan cedar wood and Paraguayan guaiac oil.
For Colonia Leather, Acqua di Parma goes for the iconic Art Deco bottle, in thick glass and sturdy cap with deep brown hues and leathery shades. Two sizes are available: the classic 100ml and the larger 180ml.