Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Bvlgari Aqva EDT description
If fresh and clean is where you want to be, you need a fragrance that smells unique but approachable, and has a (sea) air of adventure tucked into it.
Every serious scent collection deserves a well-made aquatic scent, and Bvlgari’s Alva is one of the most well-known. It has a proper men’s profile of mandarin orange and bright petit grain at the top, an airy, salt-tinged heart of sea notes and lavender, which dries down to a subtle blend of mineral amber, clary sage and woods.
Bvlgari Agva is a go-to scent for all seasons – it’s salted sheen stands up to inclement, wintry weather as well as bring you down to the shore in summer. The lavender in the heart is an ideal July-into-fall transitional note, as are the amber and piquant clary sage in the base.
Bvlgari Aqva’s aromatic, herbal profile covers all your bases, and its affable elegance is a lock for casual or formal attire, especially paired with jeans or khakis, while the sheer citrus and maritime heart add a rugged 5 o’clock shadow to a tailored suit-and-tie situation.
The top notes in Aqva are particularly noteworthy for their roundness and depth, adding the lively juice and zest the heart needs for balance when the astringent, oceanic aromatics kick in. The hand-off from citrusy-sweet fruit to austere sea salt and chin-up lavender is all the fuel the fragrance needs to be memorable, exciting, and complex.
The heart notes of seaweed and lavender are a clever touch – the inner contrast between brine and powder, driftwood and starched, monogrammed shirts is a fantastic scent analogy for modern masculinity. It’s the scent of competence and purpose.
The dry down, with its spiky, scrubbed clary sage prominently featured, is worth waiting for. Especially when placed against a subtle amber note whose sweetness is a pale echo of the top note’s juicy appeal.
Bvlgari’s Agva is a tidy, smart, fresh, and clean scent that you can rely on in a pinch for any occasion, whether you’re gearing up for a friend’s wedding (or your own), or just taking advantage of Happy Hour specials on a slow weeknight. There are plenty of “aquatic” scents available competing for your attention; and this is one made well enough to capture it on the spot.