What I liked:
– clean and soapy rose scent with sparkling top notes and a generic drydown
– stays close to the skin
– the bottle
What I didn’t like:
– on me, it smells like an expensive body wash
– unoriginal and unremarkable
– less than average staying power
I really wanted to love Fendi’s new scent, L’Acquarossa. Just look at the rectangular red bottle with a black stopper and golden accents. It’s sleek. It’s cool. And it would look great on any vanity. The juice inside is pleasant too but, unfortunately, as it is the case with most designer scents these days, it lacks personality.
L’Acquarossa opens with a fresh burst of mandarin and lemon. Fruity and sparkling, the opening notes soon vanish. They are replaced by a delicate rose bouquet, which doesn’t smell powdery nor old-fashioned. Instead, they add a clean and soapy scent to the composition. My boyfriend said it reminded him of an expensive body wash rather than a perfume, and I agree with him.
Even the inclusion of lantana, which provides a herbaceous vibe to the floral heart, isn’t edgy enough to make it smell like a real perfume. At least, not on my skin. Finally, the drydown. It’s a tamed blend of musk and patchouli that doesn’t smell neither too earthy nor too dark. On the downside, it’s generic and just bland.
L’Acquarossa by Fendi would appeal to ladies who like non-powdery rose and feminine scents, but it wouldn’t stay with them long. With only six hours of wear, the staying power isn’t exactly impressive. While it lingers, though, you’ll have to stretch your nose to smell it. L’Acquarossa is very light and likes to stay close to the skin.
Fendi L’Acquarossa is a clean, soapy rose scent with sparkling top notes and a generic and tamed musky-patchouli drydown that, however, smells like an expensive body wash on me. The scent, which has poor staying power, always stays close to the skin.