Every summer the newspapers carry at least one story on how this year was the hottest ever Mumbai has experienced. And we Mumbaikars could not agree more, this year was no different as the mercury and the humidity touched new highs. As the sweat glands go full throttle the perspiration sends the odor particles in the air and increasing the aromatic effect of the bacteria. Try taming this multiplier effect with a heavy fragrance – musk, amber or even something spicy and you may risk self-suffocation or perhaps even those around you. A rather safe alternative to this dilemma is an aqua based fragrance. The Bvlgari Aqva was always been amongst the most popular aqua based fragrances, created 12 years ago by ace perfumer Jacques Cavallier, the fragrance has a new avatar ‘Atlantique’ which has been approved by the famous nose.
Inspired by the Atlantic Ocean it has dominated by a specially created ‘sea amber’ note which is further complemented by top notes of Calabrian bergamot, Sicilian lemon and a “vital water” accord”. A unique combination with these are the base notes which has a dominant hint of sandalwood. Like the fragrance inside it, the bottle is also inspired by the depths of the ocean and is shaped like a smoothened out sea rock.
The Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme Atlantique is clean, crisp and elegant. We will surely be wearing this to the dreaded Mumbai summers. The fragrance is available in 50 and 100 ml bottles at Rs 3750 and 5750 at leading retailers across the city.