I was very excited to try Creed’s fragrances because they are known for their refinement. Acqua Fiorentina has been described as “a breath of fresh air” and “a copy of Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue“.
Acqua Fiorentina is a citrus, fruity, refreshing summer scent. It opens with plum, apple, and a large dose of bergamot. A hint of pear and lemon follow through and connect with cedar in the base, along with grapefruit. It smells of an evening by the sea and a margarita, with hints of flowers from far away wafting in the breeze. It lasts about 5 hours, has a noticeable trail and radiates within personal distance.
There are definitely some similarities between Light Blue and Acqua Fiorentina, they do have apple, cedar, lemon, and rose in common, and they are both considered floral-fruity and citrus. However, Light Blue is more woody and lemony, whereas Acqua Fiorentina is more fruity and salty. Chances are, that a person who likes Light Blue will like Acqua Fiorentina and the other way around. I find Acqua Fiorentina to be the more feminine and refined of the two.