Acqua Di Parma's Colonia Quercia
The latest addition to Acqua Di Parma's Ingredients Collection, Colonia Quercia starts its olfactory journey in the verdant forests of Piedmont, more specifically the ancient Italian oak. It is from the soft moss which grows on its bark that one of the most precious and rare ingredients perfumery is extracted - oakmoss absolute. The clear and crisp opening reflects of the characteristic and unforgettable personality of Colonia. A citrus beginning where bergamot, lemon, petitgrain and pink pepper meet. The journey has barely begun and immediately reaches the heart of the fragrance, zesty and vibrant with geranium, cardamom and cedarwood. This is the prelude to the grand finale, utterly radiant, sophisticated and strong. The leading role is that of oakmoss absolute which recalls the clarity of the beginning, but with its own specific olfactory splendour which makes the composition of this Eau de Cologne Concentrée even more original. A rare ingredient, extraordinarily rich in nuances, that gives Colonia Quercia a unique persistence, clothing it in intense elegance. In the resonant base, its mossy and woody aromas are elevated by the gorgeous accents of tonka bean and the precious warmth of patchouli.
Characterising Colonia Quercia is the iconic Art Déco bottle, customised in the colours that run through the whole collection. Deep brown for the bottle made from the clearest glass and for the lid, bronze highlights for the label. All the details, materials and workmanship reflect the Italian craftsmanship that has always distinguished every Acqua di Parma creation. Each bottle is packaged inside a box wholly covered by hand in fine paper in sophisticated tobacco tones. The bronze satin which enriches the inside gives the meticulous, must-have design a precious touch.
Colonia Quercia is available in two sizes: 100ml and 180ml.
The fragrance is available in Selfridges at £167 for 100ml & £215 for 180ml.