The cult fragrance Colonia was first created in 1916 in a small laboratory in Parma. The fresh, elegant fragrance immediately became a worldwide classic for men and women, is in demand by an exclusive and international clientele both today and in the past. Even style icons such as Cary Grant or Ava Gardner loved Colonia. The inimitable composition of natural essences is timeless, classic, stylish and independent of fashion trends. Handmade in Italy to this day, Colonia unites modernity and tradition with the highest quality standards. The fragrance presents itself in perfect harmony: The top note is dominated by Sicilian citrus fruits. The heart note contains a mixture of floral essences such as English lavender, rosemary, Verbena and Bulgarian rose. The base note is seductive with its sensual, woody scent chords of vetiver, sandal wood and patchouli.