Local businesswoman and photographer Katja Anton has created Noosa’s signature fragrance, Acqua Noosa. Katja aspires to capture the essence of the area’s coastal qualities in a bottle.

Katja was inspired to create the unisex perfume with Australian native botanicals and marine elements after many friends, clients, and visitors said they wished they could take a little of Noosa’s magic home with them.

Covid-19 has affected travel, but the fragrance allows travelers to experience Noosa without needing to visit the destination. “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. People commonly say they wish they could bottle it – and I have,” said Katja.

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 – it’s 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.

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