Colonia VIII Eau de Parfum


(11 customer reviews)

A sweet, woody unisex eau de parfum, COLONIA VIII exudes luxury and is inspired by the luscious figs of ancient times. 

Available in sizes 100ml, 15ml Travel and 2ml Sample.

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Editor’s Notes: Colonia Eight is an uplifting fig fragrance offering style and substance. Perfect for anyone looking to envelop themselves in exquisite elegance.

What It Is: A sweet, woody unisex eau de parfum that exudes luxury and is inspired by the luscious figs of ancient times.

A little history… White Adriatic Fig blended with green and woody notes, Colonia VIII (Colonia no. eight) is a rich unisex Eau de Parfum. Highly prized in antiquity, it is said that the fig was one of the first cultivated plants and was the symbol of abundance. The Phoenicians, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all considered figs to be sacred.

  • Top Notes: Green notes
  • Heart Notes: Coconut
  • Base Notes: Woody, Sandalwood


  • 100ml Spray: Perfectly presented in a signature luxury gift box which is crafted by hand in the UK. 
  • 15ml Travel: Refillable glass roll-on bottle presented in an elegant black drawstring bag. The ideal travel size perfume to fragrance on the move. Refill Service details below.
  • 2ml Sample: Samples are made-to-order and usually shipped within 7 days. NB. Not eligible for gift wrapping.

How To Use: Apply fragrance to pulse points (inside wrist, behind the ears, base of the neck), creases of your knees and elbows for a longer lasting, stronger scent. After applying, avoid rubbing or dabbing skin. This breaks down the fragrance, causing it to wear off more quickly.

Product Information: Ancienne Ambiance niche perfumes are produced by hand in limited quantities in France, using the finest ingredients and offering a natural distinctive character.

  • Olfactive Family: Sweet/Woody
  • Intensity: Moderate, suitable for day or evening wear
  • Fragrance Type: Eau de Parfum (EDP)
  • Production:  Made in France
  • Ancienne Ambiance products are not tested on animals.
  • Drawstring Bag for 15ml: Crafted by hand from GRS certified vegan suede which is made of recycled content.
  • Packaging is responsibly crafted using sustainably sourced recycled materials. Learn more.

15ml Refill Service: Our London boutique offers a refill service for 15ml Perfumes. We’ll refill your empty bottle with a fresh batch of the originally purchased scent. Book a refill appointment at this linkTo arrange your refill by post, message us.

Shipping Restriction: We regret that it is not possible to deliver perfumes outside of the UK.

Fragrance Tips

* Apply liberally to pulse points, just like Cleopatra did –  such as inside wrist, inside elbow, behind the ears, base of the neck and behind the knee

* Avoid rubbing the wrists together after application as this will cause the molecules to breakdown and the fragrance to fade

* Keep skin moisturised as it allows fragrance to last longer

* Spray directly on to your hair, or on your hairbrush, before brushing

* Spray onto your clothes and especially a scarf

As Loved By

“If you have ever been lucky enough to be surrounded by ripe fig trees, then for me, this is that scent and it is just beautiful and fresh.” –

“Colonia VIII is a stunning fragrance, fresh and deep with a dark edge! Exotic and pretty.” –

“Colonia VIII will hit every note on your must-have list… Everyone will stop you just to ask what you’re wearing: trust us, we know from experience.” –

“This one reminds me a little of clean linen and powdery tones. Spring suddenly feels slightly closer, thanks to a hint of Colonia VIII.”– Helen Wilson-Beevers,

“One of those rare scents that translates effortlessly from office to after-work drinks, from day to night – an original take on “unisex” and a fresh twist on sumptuous, luscious fig.”– Fiona Klonarides,


WINNER – Editor’s Choice, Beauty Shortlist Awards 2017


Alcohol Denat, Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Alpha-isomethyl Ionone

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11 reviews for Colonia VIII Eau de Parfum

  1. lvh

    My favourite fig

  2. Fi

    Very delicious…!

  3. TDS

    Absolutely glorious fragrance, I love it

  4. lk

    Colonia VIII!!! My favourite fig!!

  5. Louise

    It smells and feels expensive, well thought out and tapping into the exotic of a time long gone, but not being old fashioned, anything but! This to me is what I think Cleopatra would smell like after she had bathed in Asses milk! And if its good enough for a goddess its good enough for me!

  6. LLF18

    I have had a lot of lovely comments whenever I wear it.

  7. nicky22

    I have received many compliments on this perfume! I love going into the boutique and look forward to my next trip.

  8. kat

    I think I am truly obsessed with this scent, not to mention the beautiful bottle! It does state it is suitable for both day and evening and I would certainly agree with this. I would wear this anywhere. It is such a versatile scent. I, would happily wear this through all the seasons. Because the quality is so high, I don’t need to do my usual and spray constantly every hour of the day! Just a few sprays and it lasted all day.

  9. rene

    I love discovering new brands one of my favourite things is fragrances, beautiful smells. When I tried this I was blown away. Suitable for day or evening exotic and pretty.

  10. simon

    Stunning fragrance and beautifully packaged gift for my wife. Helpful staff upgraded shipping to arrive in time for Christmas which was a very nice touch.

  11. rachel

    Ordered a sample and loved it. Ordered the small bottle and then had to buy the bigger bottle. Really beautiful balance but not overly sweet and lasts all day. The packaging is extremely beautiful too.

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