In response to his clients’ standing ovation for Acqua Fiorentina, which departed our local counters in 2010 (if I remember correctly - I got the last one at Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria), sixth-generation master perfumer Olivier Creed in Paris created this perfect gift for his American customers: Acqua Fiorentina - The Encore, a fresh new blend of the beloved fruity-floral fragrance. In a special touch, Mr. CREED added Diamond Jubilee Apple and grapefruit to the blend, honoring the Queen's special year.
Acqua Fiorentina - The Encore is vivid. Imagine the setting of a rich Renaissance parlor, perhaps at a lively feast at a table filled with a sumptuous display of fruits and flowers. The sensory experience, the elegance, and the setting will converge in your mind with the scent of Acqua Fiorentina - The Encore. The initial spray places me at the table, almost with a sensory overload from the richness of the ingredients. The heart of the experience and the soft dry-down that follows bring me slowly back to realities of the 21st century, with the reminder that wearing Acqua Fiorentina is a bit like time travel - a magical delight to be savored.
Introduced for Holiday 2012, Acqua Fiorentina is already available at the CREED Boutique, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman. I purchased my original bottle at Neiman Marcus and my first bottle of The Encore from the CREED Boutique (online). I received my second bottle of The Encore as a gift from CREED. Knowing I can alternate the original with The Encore makes me enormously happy.
Photos courtesy of CREED and eskallberg.blogspot.com (check out Mr. Skallberg's gorgeous paintings) and blog.countrygardenroses.co.uk