The fragrance is described by Bergdorf Goodman as follows, "The inspiration is Fifteenth Century Florence in Italy, where artists and innovators such as da Vinci and Michelangelo lit a new flame of beauty and culture, sparking a Renaissance of art always growing in worth, even today. Orchards and farms around Florence are sources for Acqua Fiorentina ingredients. Acqua Fiorentina is an investment in fragrance, a statement about the lasting value of fine scent, shared and enjoyed generation to generation".
The top note is slightly sweet greengage plum, often used in cuisine as a dessert plum.
The middle notes are Renaissance roses, pink carnations, bergamot orange, and Calabrian lemon that are a finely rendered portrait of fruits and blooms.
The base notes are Virginia cedar and Indian sandalwood and are the warm, sculpted frame of this work of art.
This fragrance looks like a winner for me, just based on the fact that it contains rose as one of the major middle notes. I always need to add another rose fragrance to my evergrowing collection and the fact that this fragrance is considered to be a "work of art" makes it all the better.
photo courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman