Acqua dell’Elba is the essence of the sea. Its uniqueness resides in the development of products on one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea’s Tuscan Archipelago, utilizing natural raw materials inspired by the idyllic island and its surrounding sea.
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On a bright May morning near the turn of the century, three family members set sail on the clear, blue waters that surrounded their home.
The fresh Elban breeze that day would carry them on the first leg of an amazing journey reaching the rock of Paolina where in 1967, one of the most important Roman-era naval relics was discovered. Within its hold, a refined Chryselephantine statuette was recovered, depicting the ancient Greek gods of Dionysus and Pan. This ivory statuette, now exhibited at the Archaeological Museum in Marciana Alta, was the precious lid of a rare perfume container, once used to seal and protect a refined essence.
The idea came to them loud and clear and with it came a desire to recreate that experience with a perfume that was not just a fragrance but an essence like no other - the essence of the Mediterranean Sea.
This was the beginning of the Acqua dell’Elba adventure, an ambitious entrepreneurial project that built a fragrance house on the island of Elba island at the end of the 1990s Nineties, inspired by the Tuscan Renaissance workshop.
Image of the Marciana Marina workshop where the three founders started mixing the first Acqua dell’Elba fragrances.
The heart of Acqua dell’Elba is in a laboratory in Marciana Marina, where Chiara, Fabio and Marco have been working since 2000 alongside master craftsmen who have given life to these unique and inimitable perfumes. It was also here that the first Acqua dell’Elba shop was born.
All personal and home fragrances are mixed by hand in the workshop in Marciana Marina, on Elba island. From the mixing of the oils and essences to the bottling and packaging, each process is carried out by passionate local artisans.
From its humble beginnings in a single shop to a thriving brand found throughout Italy alongside some of the most recognized Italian luxury brands, Acqua dell'Elba is an undeniable story of success. Its products are now sold in 27 branded shops and over 600 independent retailers throughout Italy.