Like brushing teeth and applying sunscreen, perfume is a daily essential I can’t live without. A few spritz of perfume completes my shower “ritual”, even when I’m at home. My olfactory journey has never stop since my first bottle at 19. This time, I’m trying out the classic “Colonia” by Acqua di Parma.

Created in 1916, the unisex Colonia has some very famous fans: Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, David Niven, Eva Turner and Ava Gadner. This perfume is on the list of “34 Classic Men’s Perfumes to Invest In” article I published a few years ago. This Colonia I purchased is a gift set that comes with a toiletry bag and a shower gel.