Aqua dos Açores

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Aqua dos Açores is a new perfume brand which offers a range of luxurious eau de parfums.

The brand was born in 2018 in the Azores and is defined by nature, sustainability and the ocean.   Aqua dos Açores tells the story of a bond between the Florentine founder Cinzia Caiazzo and the Azorean Islands.  This unique place captured her attention and that of her husband, establishing their buen retiro there in 2008.

Over time they were seduced by the islands, first by wine with the founding of their vineyard Adega do Vulcão, the volcano’s cellar, which through the patient recovery of native vines in a peculiar terroir, offers under its label, small productions of wines with a defined personality. The adega was born on the Island of Faial, near the dos Capelinhosvolcano formed in 1957 following an eruption started in the sea a mile from the coast. The sand and ashes expelled from the volcano for over a year submerged the surrounding land, creating an unparalleled terroir in the following decades. Precious grape seed oil absolute from the brand’s unique adega is used in the creation of the home fragrances.

The development of the fragrance brand Aqua dos Açores followed, and both businesses express love for extreme nature and its own relationship with man.  The perfume collection was born as an olfactory travel diary. A sensorial tale of one of the most beautiful places in the world, a tribute to the Azores as a meeting and exchange place where history, nature, colours and scents merge. Its fragrances are characterized by the high concentration of natural raw materials and essential oils sourced from plants growing in the archipelago combining the ancient tradition of Italian artisan perfumery with the technical innovations in both research and development of perfumes with these pure ingredients. 

The range includes two eau de parfums, Flores and Azul.  Flores is, as the name suggests, a floral aquatic fragrance which evokes volcanic lakes with incredible colours, an infinite array of flowers, exceptional charm and timeless tranquillity. 

The fragrance recreates the scent of soft rain and of wet grass, buds of pittosporum and orange blossom, in a delicate ocean breeze in the spring.   It is formulated from precious natural extracts: Neroli, Pittosporum, Kahili ginger, Ylang Ylang, Tuberose, Jasmine and Bergamot.

Azul is a marine ozonic woody fragrance with green undertone. It calls to mind ocean winds over old wooden sailing ships drenched in salt and storms. Floral notes blend with sage and ambergris. Black volcanic rocks plunge into an incredibly deep blue ocean. It features precious natural extracts Cryptomeria, Geranium Bourbon, Clary Sage, Lentisk, Bergamot, Davana, Opoponax. 

Aqua dos Açores is passionate about sustainability and since in recent years the Azores archipelago was considered the most sustainable tourist destination in Europe, it has been essential to the brand to implement a committed choice protecting its natural environment with its biodiversity and its social wellbeing.  The fragrances are produced responsibly protecting the environment and are paraben, silicone, and petroleum free, plus vegan and cruelty-free. The concept of use and reuse is a priority for the brand and it includes recyclable glass and completely biodegradable and recyclable packaging, FSC certified from sustainable sources. 

The full range is available internationally online and from luxury department store El Corte Inglés and A Vida Portuguesa in Lisbon, Portugal.

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