Água de Cabo Verde was born from a passion. With a passion for Cape Verde and perfumes.

Maria Giovanna, the brand's founder, was born in Italy, daughter of a Cape Verdean mother and an Italian father. Since his childhood, he has visited Cape Verde and fell in love with its morabeza.

“Whenever I returned to Italy, after 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 between her origins and her homeland, centered on the rediscovery of the value of the art of perfumery with records from Cape Verde and its local rhythm of creative daring.

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

In 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's knowledge in its most authentic form.

Maria Giovanna preserves the cultural imagery of her roots and her homeland, made of memories and aromas, 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 concepts learned in its origins.

Nostalgia for the Homeland

Through the movement of sensations, memories and emotions, where aromas are transported by the wind, by the nostalgia of the land and by the energy of Cape Verde.

Spirit of Adventure

Água de Cabo Verde reflects the roots of the Cape Verdean soul, remembering stories through an olfactory journey associated with the infinite desire for discovery.

Olfactory Memory

The olfactory experience of Água de Cabo Verde translates into the celebration of life made up of memories, sensations and moving images, highlighted through reminiscence.


The blue of the sea and the sky merge on the horizon, where the night creates a scenography of eternal beauty. And when the lights from the sky reflect on the water, stealing shadows from the sand, they give us the unforgettable image of the sunset inside a bottle of Agua de Cabo Verde.