Bvlgari Aqva Amara – New Fragrance for Men

Fragrance Group: Woody Aquatic

Top Notes: Neroli, Sicilian mandarin

Heart Notes: Rich water

Base Notes: Indonesian patchouli, Olibanum

Perfumer:Jacques Cavallier

Launched: 2014

Model: Jon Kortajarena

Aqva Amara by Bvlgari is a flanker to Aqva Pour Homme, also created by French perfumer-creator Jacques Cavallier in 2005.
Spanish model and actor Jon Kortajarena is the face of the advertising and marketing campaign, photographed by Mario Sorrenti.

Bvlgari Aqva Amara

Water is an important part of bulgari’s history.
Bulgari’s Greco-Roman heritage continues today with Aqva Amara, which is, itself, another translation, another vision of an aquatic fragrance.
For this fragrance I wanted to convey an idea of water rich in oligo-elements.
The copper hue of the bottle was a strong inspiration. It was this particular color that pushed me towards the idea of the richness of Aqva Amara.
Aqva Amara means “bitter water”.
This notion of bitterness is strongly anchored in the history of Italy, especially its cuisine, in which there is always a little bitterness in the sweet.
This is the central accord in the creation of Aqva Amara.
The pleasurableness of freshness allied with mineral ingredients and notes of wood and olibanum express the richness of the Roman world so precious to Bulgari.

Jacques Cavallier

I haven’t tried this fragrance yet but if you take your precious time to explore the darkest corners of the internet to find out what others are thinking about it, you may end up reading this:


Reply to this comment is spot-on. I also feel the urge to put this stuff on me now, it can’t be that bad!

Bvlgari Aqva Amara Eau de Toilette is available in 50 and 100 ml ($70/90)

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