When the Norse invaded Western Europe, it opened an entirely new world up to them. New foods,artifacts and cultures. They also discovered new smells. It truly started the culture shift for the closed off bearish men. They captured and brought slaves back home with them and demanded these slaves to replicate their culture. Part of that was a new scent to show off the journies. This new smell reminded them of the greatest ports and shores.
Heres how the inspiration describes it
Iconic, fresh, pure, and stimulating, that’s the essence of Acqua di Gio for men. This aquatic fragrance opens with a refreshing splash of fresh, Calabrian bergamot, green tangerine, and neroli. This is followed by light nuances with a blend of jasmine, crisp rock rose, warm Indonesian patchouli, and fruity persimmon. Authentic, natural, and a woody marine freshness that’s both sensual and fresh, Acqua di Gio is the pure warmth and coolness of the Mediterranean Sea encapsulated in a fragrance bottle.