Acqua Noosa - Noosa’s signature fragrance
Noosa now has its very own scent, capturing the essence of the area’s stunning coastal qualities in a bottle for all the world to enjoy. Local businesswoman and well-known photographer, Katja Anton, was inspired to create the unisex eau de parfum with Australian native botanicals and marine elements after many friends, clients and visitors repeatedly said they wished they could take a little of Noosa’s magic home with them.
Now when travel has become a rare luxury, lovers of Noosa across Australia and overseas can do just that.
“I’ve been photographing Noosa’s ethereal beauty on film for some years and I’m very aware of how Noosa’s unique beach, coastline, parks and bushlands, river and overall sense of being an idyllic destination can evoke nostalgic feelings and memories for people,” Katja said.
“People commonly say they wish they could bottle it – and I have.
“The sense of smell is a superpower and a familiar scent can return us to a moment or place like no other. I wanted everyone to be able to take a special experience of Noosa into their hearts and homes.
“The sensual and saline marine notes of the fragrance can instantly transport you back to Noosa, no matter where you are, so even in lockdown you can close your eyes and return to Noosa whenever you wish.”
Katja is a professional photographer who made Noosa her home 15 years ago after leaving Europe with her young family. Her love for Australia’s natural beauty led to creating an aromatic version of Noosa’s best features – its naturally beautiful outdoors.
“Many destinations worldwide have created their own scent and I was surprised that Noosa and other Australian locations do not have that, so it was my dream to capture and compose Acqua Noosa,” she said.
“Another signature facet is that the bottle’s glass is imported from France for its superior quality. In keeping with my aim to bring the world together, the name reflects my Italian heritage, the bottles are European, and the perfume is entirely Australian!”
The fragrance boasts light, fresh marine and citrus, herbal top notes that open into sensual amber and musk base notes, balanced with Australian native botanicals of sandalwood, lavender, and bush lemon.
Acqua Noosa is blended and bottled entirely in Australia by experienced perfumers and is vegan, plant-based and cruelty-free, without any harsh chemicals or heavy metals. The fragrance is available online and in several landmark locations in Noosa, including high-end retail shops and Tourism Noosa’s Visitor Information Centre on Hastings Street.
To order (within Australia only at present) view stockists or become a distributor visit: www.acquanoosa.com.au