Oftentimes, luxury candles are scented towards specific things — fresh roses, ripe figs, even an ocean breeze. But the Acqua di Parma Home Collection is meant to smell like Italian moments. Which yes, can end up similar to scents you know: You may pick up Caffè in Piazza's coffee notes first and foremost. However, mixed in with that fragrance — and every other new home scent from Acqua di Parma — are notes that create the scent's mise-en-scène. The café-inspired fragrance doesn't simply smell like coffee; with it comes cardamom, vanilla, and a hazelnut cremino accord, balanced by a sweet everlasting flower and cozy sandalwood. According to the brand's product description, it "evokes the very Italian pleasure of meeting friends, chatting, and spending time together."
This may sound like quite the tall order if you've never heard of Acqua di Parma. However, fans of the luxury fragrance and lifestyle brand trust its expertise — and its ability to whisk you on a journey with one whiff of its perfumes. Released May 1 at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, Acqua di Parma's Home Collection consists of $69 scented candles and $97 room diffusers in a multitude of luxe, Italy-evoking fragrances.
As you know, there's Caffè in Piazza, a scent that will turn your kitchen into a buzzing café. If you prefer something more peaceful, go with the villa-inspired La Casa Sul Lago candle. Acqua di Parma's Buongiorno scent is the perfect way to greet the morning: The brisk Italian lemon fragrance is balanced by homey rosemary, jasmine, and mint. Light Oh L'amore to set a romantic mood — the fragrance is a peppery mix of opoponax, clove, benzoin, and tonka bean.
Finally, there's Acqua di Parma's Luce di Colonia scent, which served as the inspiration for the entire Home Collection. It's one the brand celebrates, describing it as "the perfect essence for making yourself feel good" in an Instagram post.
As if those weren't enough choices, Acqua di Parma's Blu Mediterraneo line makes it more difficult to choose; it offers five scents inspired by the brand's fragrances. To shop that line, as well as the new scents, just visit Acqua di Parma's website or one of its stockists. Below, all five new fragrances from Acqua di Parma.