Slip Into a Lagoon with Van Cleef & Arpel Aqua Oriens

By Butterboom Writers  /  April 25, 2012

A limited edition fragrance from the Paris-based jeweler.

There’s nothing like the scent of sweet paradise in summer and Van Cleef & Arpels limited edition perfume promises just that. Aptly named Aqua Oriens, the perfume’s most obvious notes is that of Tahiti lime and juicy pear – sweet and reminiscent of your favorite drinks by the beach.

Combine that with fragrant drops of honey and orange blossoms and you get a lingering scent of musky notes with a touch of amber.

The bottle clearly references the fine jewelry typical of Van Cleef & Arpels, with the top inspired by one of their own gem stone rings. A turquoise jewel held in metal claws sits on top of a tinted sea-green bottle. The shiny shades of aquamarines, sapphires and emeralds are enough to sell us on the promise of an intoxicating blue lagoon.

How Much?

  • Auqa Oriens Limited Edition EDT 50ml/HK$565

Where to Buy?

  • Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central. Tel: 3695 3108
  • Lane Crawford, IFC, Central. Tel: 2118 3388
  • The One Harvey Nichols, Tsim Sha Tsui. Tel: 3906 2326


By Natasha Lai


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