First, let me share to you something that’s transpired in my household this week. My baby sister Sugar woke me up around 5:30 am in the morning, all showered, in her school uniform, and all ready for school. Why I woke up? I woke up to a smell. Really! She just smelled like a baby, and her smell would just spread around the room everytime she moved! With half-open eyes, I teased her, “oh so Sugar has a crush!” Sugar , with her ever sheepish smile, said “no achie, I just like smelling good every single time!”
Very, very cute!
But true, as well! Before, I would just be content with a newly-showered natural body scent, and go neutral all throughout the day, but lately ( lately means these past 4 years hahaha! ) , fragrances seem to integrate in my beauty routine. It’s the perfect finish to a perfectly made up look, and a perfect get-up – a perfect scent to add up some charm or personality. Haha!
There are scents that are fruity, floral, musky, and all that, and they all suit someone at some point, depending on the mood and the occasion. Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum, all depending on how concentrated you’d like your scent to be. But what about something for no occasion, and something for everyday wear?
There are colognes. They’re light, refreshing, and can be worn carelessly for no reason at all! They can be worn to start the day with a pleasant boost! Ask me my cologne right now is? It’s the very elegant 4711 Acqua Colonia in Vetyver and Bergamot.
ACQUA COLONIA is the first selective launch under the 4711 umbrella brand and a creation from the 4711 ‘Traditionshaus’ located in Cologne’s Glockengasse. 4711 stands for the very highest quality, a long and successful history and outstanding expertise in perfumery.4711 Acqua Colonia is a collection of scents are very light, and fresh, that seek to relax the mind, body, and soul. The four scents are inspired by nature, as they seek to give you aromatherapy as your scent.
There are five scents to choose ( only four are launched in Ph ) from 4711 Acqua Colonia’s Eau de Cologne collection :
This vitalizing scent embodies the ease of summer and transports the senses to the ripe, lemon tree-coverred hillsides of Sicily.
The fascinating composition of exhilarating lemon and stimulating ginger smells of sun and awakes memories of wonderful days spent amidst nature.
Royal Riesling – Euphorizing, cheerful
This cheerful fragrance is a tribute to the Riesling grape. It is the queen of white wine grapes and is considered to be the most precious type in the world. It is said to have euphoriant effects.
This invigorating scent is reminiscent of soothing gardens of healing herbs covered in morning dew, where melissa is grown for its positive effects on the mind, body and spirit.
The mysterious combination of revitalizing melissa and harmonious verbena makes the composition a pure elixir of life.
This relaxing fragrance was inspired by the freshness and purity of the Asian tropics after a rain shower, from where the earthy sweet grass vetyver has its origin.
Interwined with refreshing bergamot, it reflects the awe-inspiring power and beauty of Mother Nature, which harmonises body and spirit.
First of all, ask me what lured me to Acqua Colonia in the first place. Yes, you’ve got that right- I’m a sucker for packaging. I swear that I will use this scent, and definitely keep the bottle to myself! It reminds me of the old world, with those really nice crystal bottles that contained elixirs. Well, that’s about the rave for the bottle. Let’s get on with the scent itself!
As for the scent, when I spritzed some scent on my pulse points, I was immediately pleased with the calm-ness of this scent ( I am using Bergamot and Vetyver ). It smells neutrally unisex, as the scent is pleasant to be worn for both sexes. Bergamot, with vetyver creates a very, very unique scent, that’s a mix of mildly citrus, lightly floral, a little bit grassy…ahhh! I have trouble describing it, but it’s very refreshing, and it doesn’t scream too synthetic of a scent and I just know that this scent is calming and soothing enough to the senses that you can wear this, whether you’re in a good mood, or your nerves are all jittery. Some scents cause us to have a mean headache, and this one is really really a calm scent. Good enough for nervous girls like me. Haha!
As for the lasting power, colognes are light and don’t really last long unlike the more concentrated counterparts, so a small bottle to bring along and refill would be great for some retouching done all throughout the day. But then, this is a good, it’s a very unique, and elegant everyday scent that doesn’t conflict, or clash with any of my moods, and further relaxes and calms me with a sniff, so it’s all good!
*Acqua Colonia is available at Rustans , going for P 1,400