Tuesday, July 28, 2009

CREED Acqua Fiorentina: leave a comment to be put in a drawing for a free bottle




Creed’s newest fragrance called Acqua Fiorentina was created by Olivier and Erwin Creed, a father son collaboration. Acqua Fiorentina is meant to portray a fruit orchard at dawn in Tuscany.

“A Spray of Hope” is the informal tagline the company is using for this juice because a portion of it’s proceeds will be donated to National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund.

Acqua Fiorentina is a perfect summer “eau” to me. It’s sheer, refreshing and joyous. I’ll list the notes below but what I smell is a jammy plum, followed by a delicate rose and cocoa powder heart with a cedar/pepper drydown. It’s a fruity floral to be sure, but it’s not too sweet, it’s just right.

Acqua Fiorentina was released to the UK in June and will be available to the US market in October.

Notes are listed as: greengage plum, Renaissance roses, bergamot orange and Calabrian lemon, finishing with base notes of cedarwood and sandalwood – all from the orchards and gardens of Florence.

Leave a comment and we’ll draw one lucky person this Saturday, August 1st. (United States and International, we're equal opportunity at I Smell Therefore I Am :-)

56 comments:

neens said...

Dear Abigail,

I meant to write the other day when you you reviewed Creed Tuberose. You are one of the few blogs who actually will give some props to Creed, and i like that. Most blogs seem to dismiss the whole line and it just seem kind of snobby. Thanks for being more open and please enter me in the drawing for the Acqua Florentina.

Violaine said...

Hello!
for my birthday a few days ago i bought a perfume - yes i deserve it :P
Torn between LOVE IN BLACK de Creed & FEMINITE DU BOIS I feared the former boldness ... and choose the latter scented sculpture. I do not regret my choice, but... i love cedar and fruits i am intrigued :)
please enter me in your drawing for Acqua Florentina. - V

Rosella said...

i have always admired Spring Flower, but embarrassingly enough, the majority of my Creeds are samples/decanted samples(i am a single mom&baby needs are priority!). I am anxious to smell this cute creation, love the tagline....so many of us are in search of "hope".

Tammy said...

Wow, I think it's so awesome that they're doing a charity tie-in with this! Nice to see in this age of silly perfume prices that someone out there has a bit of compassion in them. And a very generous giveaway, too, thank you!

Hera said...

Thank you for the great review. I would like to be put in a drawing, it sounds like something I would love.

Caragh said...

I've always had an interest in perfume so I was thrilled when I found your blog. In a few short months, I've become addicted. Alas, like all habits, this one can be challenging to one's wallet. Please enter me in your drawing - I hate to think there's a perfume out there that I've missed.

it's said...

This is amazingly generous of you. I have fallen in love with another scent of theirs and am sure that with more testing from them I can find another one to love. With two kids and a husband in graduate school, it's hard to indulge in such pretty things. It's amazing how a scent can pick you up and lift your spirits. This certainly sounds like one that may do it. =)

kimp said...

Thank you for the review. It sounds lovely. Please enter me for the drawing of the Acqua Florentina.

tussah said...

I like quite a few Creed fragrances...and this one sounds like it will be really nice.

buster said...

I do love Fleur de The Rose Bulgare. Glad to read your reviews here, I will bookmark your blog. Cheers!

janedaly said...

I never enter anything but.....omg I cannot wait to try AF!! That pink perfume...the perfect bottle and elegant box- gorg!

It just sounds so lovely =)

Elfriede said...

I've been on a three-year "no-buy" and couldn't resist entering as well. Cocoa in a fruity floral? Love subtle gourmand notes (Tocade, Theorema). BTW, thanks for showing some love to dear Eau de Givenchy earier this week...I used to have a yellow Ford Escort named Bess!

Joe said...

Oh yes, I'd definitely love to be in the draw. Something about the way you described it made me think of a similarity between this and PdN "Balkis Light"... which I've never tried but have heard is wonderful (I've only tried the heavier original). Jammy and rosy, cocoa instead of coffee... maybe.

Good luck to everyone!

Anonymous said...

Creeds work very well on me. I own several including Love in White, 2000 Fleurs, Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie, and my favorite Angelique Encens. I would love to have a chance to win the Acqua Fiorentina.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hello Abigail,
I haven't tried any Creeds yet, but would certainly like to. I love fruity notes, so this would be an awesome one to start with!
Thanks for your review and the contest,
Laura M

MrsRocco said...

Thank you for the wonderful review. I have not tried any Creeds yet. However, I look forward to the nearest opportunity to do so. Of course, I would love to participate in the drawing for a bottle of Acqua Fiorentina. The fruits and cocoa sound intriguing.

sapphire3 said...

Hi Abigail,
Thanks for the review. I like the sounds of this perfume.
Please enter me in the draw to win a free bottle of Creed Acqua Fiorentina.

MoLo said...

Ooh, good luck to me!

Fabrice said...

This sounds perfect for a friend of mine, I am sure she would enjoy it. Please enter me in the draw...

london said...

I would love to be in the draw. Thank you so much. And thank you for all your hard work on the blog which I very much enjoy reading.

Gator Grad said...

This is the first Creed that sounds like it will really, really work for me. I live in a very small town, so it's a loooong trip to find a counter where I can even sniff it. Would looooove to win, of course. :)

kathleen said...

I generally enjoy Creed fragarances, and would love to try this new one. Please enter me in the draw, Abigail.

Kathy said...

Hi,

I'd love to be entered into the drawing. I haven't tried many Creed fragrances, but I think that I need to brave the frosty SAs at NM and do some spritzing.

Thanks!

DT Chase said...

well, the only new (post 1990s) Creeds that I've liked are the feminines, so I'll be giving this a whirl.
I suspect they'll do quite well with this one!

Jenn said...

I would love to be entered in the drawing as well; your description makes it sound absolutely lovely!

Carly said...

This sounds divine, please enter me!

Carly

queen_cupcake said...

Creed Acqua Fiorentina sounds delicious--I am intrigued by the plum accord! Please include me in your drawing for a free bottle. Thank you!

Tania said...

It sounds really pretty, and I do like the idea of some profits going to charity. Kudos to Creed for that.

I'm still hunting for my Tuberose Indiana sample - I think I may have given it away last year! Drat my generosity.... ;-)

Emma said...

I have not had much experience with Creed, not commonly available for sniffing in Vancouver, and been a bit scared off after LT's slamming of Love in White. This eau sounds lovely. I wonder why they are launching a summery sounding perfume in the Northern Hemisphere fall?

pyramus said...

Mmmmm. Plums. I don't care if it's a fruity floral: I love the scent of plums. I have definitely got to smell this one.

Tara said...

I really like some Creeds - VIW, Love in Black, Spring Flowers.... to name a few. I would love to try this one. It sounds perfect for summer, especially a hot humid day like today. Please enter me in the drawing.

Ines said...

Mmm, plum, that definitely sounds wonderful. :) I'll try my luck in winning it.

Margot said...

Dear Abigail,

Thank you so much for your thoughtful reviews; they are a pleasure to read.
Acqua Fiorentina sounds heavenly - a delightful blend of notes. Gentle, uplifting, energizing.
Hope.
Best wishes to all!

Margot

Mmille said...

I am a huge fan of Love In White from Creed, and Acqua Florentina sounds wonderful too!!

Robbie said...

Enter me please! It would make a very welcome addition to my house. :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely review. I do love the Creed Virgin Island Water for summer and have been wanting to try the Acqua Florentina. Please enter me into the draw. Thank you.

Dagney

Marko said...

Abigail/Brian -

Please include me in the drawing.

I'll be doing some sniffing around the Creed counter this weekend - I wonder if they will have the scent available as a tester since it won't be released until Sept????

Thanks for the opportunity,

Marko

judith said...

I LOVE Virgin Island Water & Love in White. Will hunt down a sample of the Acqua Fiorentina. Thank you!

ahsu said...

I would love to be entered in the drawing. Thanks Abigail!

leonel said...

I love plum so I would like to be entered in the drawing.

EileenS said...

Acqua Fiorentina's notes look quite interesting -- as the earlier poster Violaine said, it sounds reminiscent of some of Serge Lutens cedar and fruit compositions, which work well on me. I've been stalking the blogs looking for reviews of this, and your review has hit the right note for me. I definitely need to try this one!

Nina Z. said...

"sheer, refreshing, and joyous"

Now I guess I won't be able to breeze on past the Creed counter anymore....

Gentress Myrrh said...

This sounds like the perfect scent for summer delights. I'd like to be in the running for the giveaway-thank you!

Karin said...

Wow, Abigail! What a great offer. Thanks! I am not familiar with Creed fragrances - have only sniffed Love in Black on a recent trip to Neiman's in Boston. LT in PTG doesn't seem to care for Creed too much, so I suppose I've pretty much written them off (too expensive for mediocre fragrances). But I've recently read a few really positive reviews on Acqua Fiorentina, so now I'm curious! Please include me in the draw. :-)

ScentScelf said...

Wow...I'm actually kind of speechles...except to say yes, please, include me in the draw!

Jenn said...

Great review! Sounds like a fragrance I would like to try! I have only sampled a few Creeds and the line is always working its way further and further up my list of must-tries! Please enter me in the drawing.

maitreyi1978 said...

Please enter me in the drawing. I especially like your reviews of less expensive perfumes, like those of Yves Rocher.

thescentmuse said...

A Creed fruity floral...count me in! Thanks for the chance at the draw.

AnnS said...

Hi, I'd like to be in the drawing for the Creed fragrance. It sounds so pretty!

Thanks!
AnnS

violetnoir said...

You have a wonderful blog!

Please enter me in the drawing.

Thanks!

Flora said...

I love the Creeds and this sounds wonderful, please put me in the draw! Plums, yum!

Also, since this fragrance is meant to evoke a sense of place, I must tell you that my word verification for this comment is "proust!" :-D

Marthannah said...

Love your blog and would love a bottle!

mia said...

Hi! I recently went to Harrods and had a smell of this lovely scent myself. I absolutely love it! It is as you have described it, fruity floral, but not too overwhelming, just right. very yummylisious :)
Please could you enter me in the draw!!! Thanks!

orchidfae said...

I would love to win this! Please enter me in the draw

Erolfa said...

I wanted to get Love in White for my gilfriend but after getting a hint of Acqua Fiorentina, my choice is simple.

The thing I love the most about Creed fragrances is the dry down. I use Erolfa and the dry down drives my girl crazy even overnight. It lingers...

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