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Description
Aqva Amara (Bitter Water)’s unique pairing of neon-bright neroli and mandarin notes with the dark mystery of Indonesian patchouli and frankincense creates a cologne that is equally Mediterranean and Eastern. The warmth of patchouli and the cool reserve of frankincense infuse the crisp citrus with a meditative, masculine depth.
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Bvlgari Bvlgari Aqva Amara main notes

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Scent type
Citrusy
Personality
Casual
Occasion
Hanging Out
Season
Summer
Complexity
Refined

Bvlgari Bvlgari Aqva Amara rating and reviews

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Average rating (340 reviews)
4.1 out of 5
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/03/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Dry
Old Man
I dont like this one. It Smells old and like mothballs.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/03/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Oh yum
It smells so good. Citrusy and deep. Sillage is great. Lasts a good amount of time. Too bad it's discontinued. :(
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/02/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Oily
Smells female
My girlfriend lives it. Reminds her of aqua di gioa. I don't really like it it's to flowery
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/31/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Not that impressed...
I was not that cologne impressed with this cologne, mabye had i gotten it by its self, but compared to the other bottle was fi..
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/23/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Explosively Orange - my favorite "aqua" type cologne
This has the classic "aqua" smell. It has a very sweet orange smell, but it is still extremely clean. It's a great twist on aqua. If the weather is warm enough for shorts, this is a go-to.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/05/2019
Smells good
I received compliments but only sealed the deal with like three girls so far. Whattayagunnado?
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/04/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Ok
It’s an okay scent, subtle yet masculine
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/04/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
definitely worth buying.
Very pleasant smell and lasts over 12 hours.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/02/2019
Bvlgari
Great scent!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/21/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Nice and light
Good for summer activities. Not too overwhelming
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/05/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Nothing 'Aqua' about it...
When first sprayed on it smells a BIT lime bug spray or some kind of chemical. After half an hour it calms down to a citrusy, kind of sharp. All in all not BAD, i feel i should've gone with straight up Bvgari Aqua (blue bottle). Not horrendous but DEFINITELY not a keeper😑
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/04/2019
Age: 55 to 64
Skin type: Normal
A Terrific Summer Fragrance
This fragrance works great in the summer, especially if you live in hotter climates like Georgia or Florida.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/26/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Long lasting
The best thing about this scent is that it last a long time. I get complements every time I wear this. Smell really good, its nice and fresh.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/23/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Very Feminine
This fragrance has a very Feminine smell, almost unisex like. The neroli is super strong. It overpowers the other notes. My wife even said it smells like a girls perfume.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/21/2019
Give it some time
When I first smelled it I was super turned off. Smelled super spicy and very old man like. But the next day I decided to put it on. It turned out to be very nice and is a good fresh summer smell but still has some spice to it. Good for August or September.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/09/2019
Skin type: Combination
Okay scent but not long lasting.
It starts out strong then adds quickly. It is very mainstream and I prefer something a little bolder. A good choice if you like subtle and light.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/31/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Dry
Great
Really a great one! Really summery! I don’t rlly see it lasting all day on my skin but still worth it for the smell!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/24/2019
Best cologne ever
This cologne is very long lasting and interesting smell. When first sprayed it very citrus , but with body heat transform into a very pleasant smelling experience . I got compliments first time wearing , and truly my favorite
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/08/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Combination
Grew on me
At first when I received this fragrance, it was fairly sharp to my nose. The citrusy top notes was something I hadn’t really been used to. After a few wears out and about casually and at work, it really started to grow on me. Now I can safely say that this is becoming one of my favorites. I’ve had a few compliments from it as well. Definitely a great fresh choice. Seems to me it’s a pretty casual wear as well.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/05/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Oily
Bvlgari
Very nice summer scent. Not as long lasting as I thought but good enough
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/04/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Normal
Amazing
I can't explain the scent but it has this citrus summer smell that's just right
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 5
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/03/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Oily
Amazing
Subtle sexy masculine scent for warm weather All Day
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 9
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/02/2019
Age: 55 to 64
Skin type: Combination
I didn’t like it
I thought this had a very acidic scent. Very strong
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/27/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Dry
Great
Great scent for date nights. Full scent that last all day.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/22/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
ok
just ok
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/04/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
The flanker may be better than the original
Very few times you'll have a flanker that usurps the original, but this may be one of those times. Orange citrus and pink flowers are the same from the top notes all the way through.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/13/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Impressive
Perfect
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/07/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Very nice!
Great, fresh scent. Long lasting.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/07/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Flowery
Did not like it smells more like women's perfume!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/05/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Nice stuff
Very warm and subtle scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/18/2019
Age: 55 to 64
Skin type: Normal
Bulgaria fragrance is always classy
I love Bvgari fragrances and every time I wear a scent, I feel classy, confident, and memorable. I always get compliments when I get Bvlgari from Scentbird.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/17/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Very floral, but nice
My first impression was that it smells very similar to rose oil. There are undertones that are more masculine though, and overall it is a very good scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/05/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Summer scent
It was a little flowery but the sent does last on you.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/04/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Bvlgari Aqva Amara
not bad ...not great....long lasting though
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/04/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Flower Like Smell
Almost Gardenia like smell. Very Nice
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/03/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Sensitive
Bvlgari
I love this fragrance not to strong and last all day. i will definitely buy a big bottle of this.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/25/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Dry
Loved it
I was lil skeptical since i tried the bvlgari aqva (blue bottle) cause i hated the coolwater scent it had, but this one😮! Loved the citrusy smell to it an its very strong. One spray is all u need and it lasts. Buying the full bottle for sure
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/20/2019
Great choice!!
This scent is very strong like a ocean wave hitting you in the face! It combines the citrusy, sweet oranges, and the salty ocean notes that pair very well together. It dries down and leaves a very clean, masculine scent that the ladies (or whatever you're into) will love...guaranteed! Anyone that smells this likes it so it's a definite winner.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/04/2019
BVGARI
on my skin the mandarin is the key player in this fragrance and last about 4-5 hours, very nice.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/01/2019
Excellent!!
Excellent scent
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Bvlgari
I like it it has a spice hint to it really stands out.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/25/2019
Loved this scent
Not too much, not too little. Juuuuust right.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/25/2019
LOVELY
Love the smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/03/2019
Fantastico
Los fijadores since de muy binacional calidad, la duración de la colonia tiene una duración impresionante y el aroma , riquísimo, muy buenos comentarios de la gente que lo olía en mi, sin duda Volveria a comprarlo
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/02/2019
Smells great
Clean light scent not too obnoxious.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/02/2019
Gucci
Very nice mild fragrance
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/28/2019
Good
This is a real good cologne for spring and summer use. Sure does last half day.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/26/2019
just ok
it's just ok, don't think i would order it again'
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/19/2019
Perfect summer scent
This opens a bit feminine and becomes more masculine in the dry down. I wish the incense like note was more pronounced. Last well for a fresh citrusy summer fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/31/2018
Sophisticated and mysterious
This fragrance is an interesting mixture of initial spiciness, followed by a layered mix of amber and masculine notes in addition to a more subtle citrus-inspired herbal quality that fills in the spaces, leaving the experience as a wonderful layered impression. I wear it more in the evening than daytime, but enjoy reaching for it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/26/2018
Amazing
I'm very happy with Aqva Amara smells amazing
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/22/2018
My perfume
It got here on time. I still have a lot left. I love it.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/20/2018
Just too feminine for my liking
Bvlgari is my fav cologne maker. Just this seems a little too feminine for my liking.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/19/2018
Eh
Not really what I expected. The citrus smell can be too much but definitely not my cup of tea.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/19/2018
New favorite
Loved this Bvlgari. Was similar to the original Aqva but a little bit more full bodied and complex
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/18/2018
Good
Very good
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/14/2018
Bvlgari Aqva Amara
Excellen subtle scent
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/10/2018
Nothing special
This scent last 6-7 hours and projects strongly for about 1-2 hours should only be used in hot weather the scent is ok nothing special but has a bite that some might not like Sn: gf was ok
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/01/2018
Summery Citrus
This scent is very citrus. Smells like oranges or lemons but very good. Not for the winter this scent would best be enjoyed in the summer. Lasts for about 3 hours on my skin.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/24/2018
Great
I got a ton of compliments from this fragrance!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/20/2018
bvlgari aqua amara
Unique smelling fragrance, decent projection, las about 6 hours. I t is a solid 5 star
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/08/2018
Amazing Fragrance
I love this cologne!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/06/2018
Long lasting smell of the ocean with a crisp citrusy vibe on top
Summer perfume.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/05/2018
I love it
It’s a smell like no other but familiar I can explain it but I love it
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/29/2018
For all occasion
The scent was relaxing
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/24/2018
nice
very nice spring to early summer smell or here in MS for Oct to nov as well
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/22/2018
Poseidon Vs. Aquaman
This smells like the ocean in a bottle, you can smell the salt, the minerals in the water; it is definitely a summertime fragrance it smells more soapy and clean on clothing vs salty on skin so be careful, I like it for what it is its a different take on a aqua scent most are fruity and fresh, but this dug deep making a classic battle between sea legends and by the end of the battle making a truce, you can do casual ...t shirt and jeans, it can be an office scent, but i prefer it being used on vacation in a hot location or by the beach, or just hanging out something that allows you to work up a bit of sweat or help it radiate, it'll mix nicely to your suprise.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/11/2018
BVLGARI BVLGARI AQVA AMARA
When you first spray it on, it is very overwhelming. However, once a minute or two pass, the smell is very pleasant, but the longevity of it is short.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/19/2018
One of my favorites
This is a great summer scent for any occasion fresh and aquatic.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/14/2018
dirty shores
i didnt like it did have the water notes of rip yes that beach smell but not a clean beach smell to me....Washed up if you will.
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 6
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/08/2018
Great for hot days
This scent comes alive when’s it’s REALLY hot outside. It’s great to have but it becomes irritating and out of place on cold days.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/07/2018
Warm summer beach party
Very impressed with quality and performance. Wearing this will trigger memories of summer 18.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/05/2018
Smells like dirty carrots
The title says it all. I didn't care for this scent at all, and neither did anyone else who smelled it on me. It may be because it sat in my mailbox on a summer day until I could get home from work. Doesn't heat ruin fragrance? If that's the case, Scentbird really needs to figure out how to insulate their product better when shipping in the summer time. Either the heat wrecked this one for me, or it just doesn't smell good.
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sergio
12/09/2018
Same thing happened to me I guess I was right all along but my smells like rotten eggs!!
Helpful?
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/04/2018
Aquatic
This is a lite sent maybe to be worn in the summertime. Good compliments in the day but not so much at night. Over all this is a Good sent. Young men will probably like it the most
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/30/2018
Sun kissed shoreline
It smells like the power of the sun and the sea clashing, at first is very intense as it dries down it becomes beautiful and aquatic like.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/27/2018
Not for me
Too strong of an opening
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/27/2018
Long lasting
Nice scent. Helped on the walkout from the gym better than thought after having on 14+ hours. Definte go to if having a hot day and want to smell nice throughout 🤙.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/21/2018
One of my favorite
Oh my Gosh. This fragrance has become one of my favorites. It last decent amount of time on me. It smells to me like a wave crushing in the rocks. This one and versace man eau fraiche are my favorites so far
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/18/2018
Earthy and citrus
Sexy sultry smell turns into a light layer or spices. Easy wearing. Will bit big bottle!!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/17/2018
Never recieved cologne, reveived an email asking me to rate, but never recieved cologne
Never recieved cologne
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/16/2018
Amazing fragrance
Perfect for the summer, long lasting, very impressed
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/12/2018
Amazing Summer Daytime Scent
This was decently long lasting scent that went 6 for 6 when asked women in their early 20s to mid 50s. They all agreed is was fresh and pleasant for the Summer daytime hours. If you like a strong orange scent that's pleasing then go for this scent!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/09/2018
Great Summer Fragrance
Great for summer nights. Clean and crisp, but still strong enough for the scent to last. Starts as a light/sporty scent when it first hits your nose but has refined/strong notes that bump this fragrance up to another level above a simple "sport" fragrance. Love it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/07/2018
Best Summer Time Scent
One of the greatest summer time fragrances ever! Gotten so many compliments when wearing it.
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 1
Products received: 8
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/06/2018
Great for summer
The open of this fragrance is a slightly strong grapefruit. Once it dries down it becomes a uniquely fresh fragrance with a mild projection. I sprayed each arm once and it lasted for about 7 hours.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/05/2018
Favorite Yet
Nice smell
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/05/2018
Did not get to smell it
Came in bag, didn’t have any product in the sprayer. Tossed it out. Will update this review once I get to smell it. I know the warehouse is in transition, not sure how this affected my shipping. I explained in an email I got no product out of it, and was told I would get 2 products of cologne in the mail for August to make up for July. I’m not sure if that means a total of 4 colognes because I was only shipped one cologne that was defective to begin with so I tossed it. I was however credited for the missing Prada cologne which made up for that piece. Will wait until next shipment and update.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/04/2018
Bob
This scent is crisp and clean
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/04/2018
Nice but
a little too much pachouli for my taste
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/04/2018
Giovanni
Nice scent
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/02/2018
yes
i like it
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/01/2018
Bvlgari Aqva Amari
Im no cologne expert but in my ppersonal opinion i like wearing this to outside events like the beach. Theres like a citrusy note to it that pops.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/01/2018
Great fragrance!!
It lasts a long time. I think it would be great for anytime of the year but, that's just me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/01/2018
Summertime
Very powerful cologne perfect for the summertime 👍🏾👍🏾
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/31/2018
Perfect summer scent
The perfect summer scent. Sweet and last long
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/30/2018
Amazing
This is the first time I’ve had a chance to try this out. It smells amazing. I recommend it to anyone that wants to make a statement.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/27/2018
It's Cool I Guess ...
I added this one because a popular YouTuber in the fragrance community always recommends this fragrance and hypes it up for the summer, he calls it "The Strength of the Ocean" so I had to try it. When I first sprayed it, it smelled like a wet dog. And I wondered, when I went to my girl's house I put some on, she has 2 dogs, one of them always comes to me and stays close while the other just wanders off and does it's own thing, this time the dog that wanders off was all close to me and trying to lick my face lol. Now it confirms it really does smell like a wet clean dog but when it dries down, it just smells like citrus, orange. It's ok I guess, I cuddled with my girlfriend and she liked it a lot but maybe subconsciously she's just used to how her dogs smell with a hint of mandarin orange lol. It's not one of my faves but I can deal with it, it's definitely a new smell for me and quite unique. Didn't get any compliments from anyone yet, other than my girl
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/25/2018
Awesome
This scent is awsome. Smells great, a good choice for date night. It is a light spring scent that I feel is a good spring and summer choice. Performance lasts long highly recommended for that clean crisp choice.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/25/2018
Great summer cologne.
This scent is very high on the mandarin note and aquatic notes. I wore this in 117 degree weather the first day that I got it and it performed very well. I would definitely include this in my casual summer rotation of colognes.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/24/2018
Great Summer Fresh Fragrance
Grew on me the more I smelled it. Reminds me of the sea and is very fresh.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/18/2018
Don't like it
I just received it today and after about 2 sprays, it hits you with the orange scent instantly. After the drydown it smelled like eggs. I hear alot of great things about this cologne but it just doesn't work on my skin. I'll give a couple more tries but right now it's a no for me.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/18/2018
Too floral
The smell is very pungent and smells very floral.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/17/2018
John
This is by far my favorite so far. I can’t explain why exactly. Just love the way it smells on me. And as others have said, projects very well. I think it’s safe to say this will be one I will always have on hand. I can’t belive people don’t like this. Send me your bottles. I’d gladly take them. Haha
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/15/2018
Great for summer
Great warm weather scent. Will definitely buy this one again!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/14/2018
Projection beast
I puchased this at macys(travel size), and i tried the one sample from here. The sample is better. The projection is insane on this. Too much for me. I dont like colognes that project with this intensity. Im not a fan of this scent personally. Reminds me of my grandmother. I was very excited to try this but its just not for me. Also long lasting. Its a big scent, so if you like that its a great performer. I cant really denote all the individual parts of it, but it is a bit oceanic smelling and theres definitely big orange citrus notes. I did get a lot of comments that were positive though so thats good. Overall im not a fan (i actually really really dont like it), but the performance warrants the 3 stars.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/12/2018
really good scent
its very refreshing, the only downside it doesn't last long. ill def. get it again thoe
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/11/2018
Perfect for summer
Great strong scent. Like an aquatic salty aftershave Not overpowering unless you’re heavy on the trigger. My girlfriend tells mei smell great every time i wear it Works anywhere from the gym to a wedding although it does tend on the casual side
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/08/2018
Disappointment over the hype
Has a blurry of aroma's that clash in a explosion, rather than create a fusion of scents together. Not bad, but not what I expected; good for warmer weather. Feels more like a mature cologne fit as opposed to a younger man's profile.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/07/2018
It's nice.
Feels like you basically showered in dish-washing liquid at first, but it soon grows on you as you wear it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/05/2018
Greatly satisfied!
One of the best fragrances that I like! Can’t wait for the Next one!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/03/2018
Very Summer Vibes
My Girlfriend Really liked this scent! Nice and light, perfect for summer! My only complaint was that it doesnt last that long.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/01/2018
Wonderful scent
The first time i used this fragrance i knew it i would buy a full bottle and it would remain in my collection forever. The light orange , mixed with a sea water vibe and patchouli just make this a wonderful scent. I recieved 3 compliments the first day i wore it. It lasted around 5 to 6 hours on my skin which is fine with me. I refreshed it once and that took me thru the evening. If youre looking for a refreshing , spring/summer scent , give this a try. I doubt you'll be disappointed.