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Acqua di Genova was created in 1853 for the Royal House of Savoy by the famous Genoese distiller and perfumer Stefano Frecceri. This fragrance quickly became an indispensable part of the morning toilet of every important personality of the time. Acqua di Genova became a great favourite with all the royal families of Europe. Illustrious society figures of the time such as Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour and Constantino Nigro, former Secretary of State didn’t hide the fact that they used the fragrance to enrich and add the final touch to their appearance.
King Vittorio Emanuele II was so impressed with Acqua di Genova that he expressed his appreciation of Stefano Frecceri and Colonia Acqua di Genova on the 28 March 1866 by royal decree and appointed him as official purveyor to the court. In particular, the fresh, valuable and classic touch of the fragrance was the reason why Virginia Oldoini, the Contessa di Castiglione, then hailed as one of the most beautiful women of Europe fell in love with the fragrance. The aristocrat was known for her charm, her sense of style and her beauty and was a role model for many men and women at the time. She soon became the favorite at the French court of Napoleon III. Her charm and charisma was so great that the women at the French court began to imitate her and even adopted the Contessa's favorite fragrance, Acqua di Genova.
The reputation and fame of the Acqua di Genova fragrance has remained to this day.