CLASSIC, AND WITH A WOODSY BASE, THIS SCENT FROM THE FABLED ITALIAN MAKER PAYS HOMAGE TO MOTHER NATURE
BY GENA ANSELL LANDE
Querica is a surname of Italian origin. Meaning “oak,” it is the inspiration behind the latest scent from the renowned Italian brand, Acqua di Parma, founded in 1916 in the city of Parma in the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna. Inspiration for this fragrance comes from a combination of the forests of Piedmont, specifically the mighty oak stands there, as well as the wine cellars of Italian vineyards. (When the oak from the barrels combines with the wine, the result is a fruity, woody, olfactory heaven.)
Distinctive notes of bergamot and cardamom will transport you to the fabled estates of bygone Italian aristocracy. Ideal for those who like their cologne to skew just a tad on the feminine side, it comes in a gorgeous, dark brown bottle that reflects the precise craftsmanship the brand has become known for.
Acqua di Parma Colonia Quercia Eau de Cologne Concentree
3.4 oz. $235, bergdorfgoodman.com