Acqua di Sardegna’s story begins with a seafaring man, Mauro Aprea. Mauro discovered the Island of Sardinia, a precious pearl in the heart of the Mediterranean. He was mesmerized by the traditions, sea of vivid colors, music, fairy tales and architecture that defined Sardinia.
The expression of love comes in many forms from words to music, however Mauro chose to create perfumes to express his love for the land he called home.
Sandalia by Acqua di Sardegna: The Luxury Collection
Sandalia is a unique fragrance collection inspired by the island of Sardinia, rich in mystical folk tales and legends that have been passed down through the mists of time.
The tale goes by explaining that God, after creating the world and having some rocks and a little clay left over, threw everything into the sea and trampled it with his foot. The land took on a resemblance to the sole of his shoe, a sandal, and the name Sandalia, from the Latin Sandaliotis – meaning sandal-shaped – became the ancient name of Sardinia.
Sandalia Luxury Collection, transports one to a terrain of stone and wind, with striking, diverse landscapes secreted in desolation, displaying thousands of monuments evoking its glorious past. The odyssey continues, inflaming our excitement and fascination.
The intense aroma of Sardinia’s gilded yellow flowers, saffron; the sweet aromatic scent of fig leaves, moist and green with nuances of musky wood; the fresh salty accord of seaweed. With each scent we embark on a journey, taking us back in time… to the historical archaeology of Sardinia, Italy’s oldest land. The name of each fragrance invites us to discover the mysterious meaning behind the symbol majestically representing it.
The cap, inspired by a pebble rounded smooth by the undertow, adds an organic element to this sculptural vessel. The exquisite essences within are ultimately revealed, six unique olfactory masterpieces created with rare and precious ingredients.
An intrigue is aroused by the elegant silk-covered casket containing a dramatic, sensual bottle in shiny black glass reminiscent of obsidian, the volcanic rock found abundantly in Sardinia.