Before we start this article, I’d like to ask you a quick question. It’s a very simple question with an easy answer. Here it comes. “Why do people buy a perfume?” The answer is of course because it smells good. And that’s exactly why we’ll discuss the Bvlgari Aqva smell here today.

So if you’re unsure whether Aqva Bvlgari Pour Homme is the right perfume for you, then continue reading to find out everything about the main accords, top notes, middle notes and base notes of the perfume!

What does Bvlgari Aqva smell like? Quick overview

My first reaction when I first smelled the perfume was that it was had very fresh citrus smell. It reminded me of a vacation in Greece near the oceans when I found an orange tree near the water. The smell of the sea mixed with oranges was exactly what Bvlgari Aqva reminded me of.

But of course you shouldn’t just take my opinion for it… That’s why I’ve done my homework to find out what over 2000 other people think of Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme.

And here are the results…

We’ll start with the main accords, as they’re the main component of the perfume. Here’s an overview of the 5 main accords of the Bvlgari Aqva smell:

  1. Marine
  2. Citrus
  3. Aromatic
  4. Woody
  5. Fresh spicy

As you can see the perfume is perfect if you want to give of a fresh youthful vibe. Which is exactly what many others have experienced too. Another thing many users wholeheartedly agree on is that it’s a real summer perfume. Which is exactly what you expect from such a marine scent.

Also, this makes it a real perfume for wearing during the day. Even though I’ve worn it on many occasions at night (especially on a warm summer night Aqva is gold!), I also agree that during daytime is when the fragrance really shines.

bvlgari aqva smell
Wear it in the summer during the day – you won’t regret it!

So now, for the people who really want an in-depth analysis of the Bvlgari Aqva smell – we’re going into the top, middle and base notes!

Bvlgari Aqva – the top notes

According to the perfume review site Fragrantica the top notes of Bvlgari Aqva are:

  • Petitgrain
  • Orange
  • Mandarin orange

The top notes usually last around 20-30 minutes and I find myself that the main note that rules when you first apply the perfume is the mandarin orange.

The top notes are especially fresh and chances and it’s a great perfume to apply on your wrists. Why?

Because that way you’ll be able to keep smelling yourself – and getting a little hit of the top notes.

Bvlgari Aqva – the middle notes

The middle notes on the other hand leave some of the citrus freshness that the top notes give you – but they offer something very good in return…

  • Seaweed
  • Lavender
  • Cotton flower

Especially the seaweed is a pleasure. If you’ve ever took a morning swim in a fresh sea or ocean you’ll instantly recognize the smell. It is so incredibly fresh that putting on the fragrance makes me energized the moment I put it on.

I would even say that if Bvlgari Avqa only offered the middle notes – I would still buy it and use it as one of my staple fragrances!

Bvlgari Aqva – the base notes

After the middle notes you encounter the base notes. They are very basic and offer a strong base perfume that doesn’t offend anyone. The base notes are as follows:

  • Clary sage
  • Amber
  • Woodsy notes
  • Virginia Cedar
  • Patchouli

Longevity and sillage of the Bvlgari Aqva smell

When choosing a perfume, you usually not only decide on the smell alone. You take into consideration a host of other factors such as the longevity and the sillage.

What does longevity mean?

Simple, longevity for a perfume means how long the effects of the perfume are. For example, when I wear Aqva Bvlgari, I (and others) can usually smell the perfume well till around 9 hours after I sprayed it.

As for Bvlgari Aqva, the longevity is pretty well compared to most perfumes. Check the picture below to see what I mean. The Bvlgari Aqva smell is moderate to long-lasting.

BVlgari Aqva longevity
As you see, Bvlgari Aqva has a longevity that is moderate to long-lasting. Sillage is average, exactly how you want it – not too strong, and also not too weak.


So, now onto sillage – what does it exactly mean? Well, sillage is the name we give to the ‘range’ of the perfume.

When a perfume has a soft sillage, it means that only you and people very close to you can smell it.

This might be preferred when you’re looking for a perfume that is only for you and your partner for example.

When a perfume has a heavy or enormous sillage, it means that everyone around will be able to smell it. And they will smell it very well.

When dealing with a fragrance that has a very heavy silage, you need to watch out that you don’t over spray it. 1 or 2 sprays is usually enough on key parts of the body.

Luckily, the Bvlgari Aqva smell is right in the middle with a moderate sillage. This is exactly the sweet spot where you want your fragrance to be – not so soft that only you can smell it, but also not too heavy that it will be the only thing people smell when you’re around.

Like the Bvlgari Aqva smell? Get yourself a bottle!

Chances are that after reading how Bvlgari Aqva smells like – you’re interested in the perfume. So, what to do if you want to get yourself a bottle of this marine perfume?

With too many online stores you can just never be too sure whether they’re actually selling what they’re saying that they are selling.

I got my bottle from Amazon and therefore I know Amazon sells the real stuff.

Click here to get yourself a bottle of Bvlgari Aqva!

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