Água de Cabo Verde was born out of a passion. From a passion for Cape Verde and perfumes.

Maria Giovanna, the founder of the brand, was born in Italy, daughter of a Cape Verdean mother and an Italian father. Since her childhood she visits Cape Verde and falls in love with its Morabeza.

“Whenever I returned to Italy, after from vacation, I wanted to take a little bit of Cape Verde with me, I wanted to take the sea water, the sand, the smell, the colors, the music…”, says Maria Giovanna.

Maria Giovanna finds the roots of her inspiration in the connection with her homeland, combining the art of perfumery with Cape Verdean notes, in a fascinating mix of creative daring.

In the markets, in the streets, in the view of the sea, through photographs, travel notes, music and authentic experiences, Água de Cabo Verde draws the contours of your sensory experience.

At her grandmother’s house, between culture and tradition, Maria Giovanna absorbed the facets of a land made of soul and heart since she was a child.

Creativity, technique and instinct build a world of olfactory suggestions with the awareness of Cape Verde knowledge in its most authentic form.

Maria Giovanna preserves the cultural imagery of her roots and her homeland, made of memories and scents, recreating the multiple facets of Cape Verdean history.

Maria Giovanna’s philosophy of life combines the colors and lifestyle of Cape Verde with the artisanal tradition of the concepts apprehended in her origins.

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Nostalgia of homeland

A continuous movement of sensations, memories and emotions, where perfumes are transported by the wind and by nostalgia for the land, this is where Capo Verde’s vibrant energy can be found.

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Desire for adventure

Água de Cabo Verde plants its roots into the soul of the earth, a journey of the senses between a feeling of liberty and the joy of living. And ending with an infinite desire for adventure.

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Olfactory reminiscence

The first time that Água de Cabo Verde meets your olfactory senses it becomes a celebraton of life made of memories, sensations and images in movement, that quickly become a reminiscence.


The blue of the sky and the ocean meet on the horizon, a place where the African night designs a scene of eternal beauty. And when the thousand lights reflect in the water, stealing the shades of the sand and becoming warmer, they bestow us with an unforgettable image of the African sunset.