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Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta (2003)
by Acqua di Parma


Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta information

Year of Launch2003
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 392 votes)

People and companies

HouseAcqua di Parma
PerfumerJean-Claude Ellena
PerfumerBertrand Duchaufour
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta is a shared / unisex perfume by Acqua di Parma. The scent was launched in 2003 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Bertrand Duchaufour and Jean-Claude Ellena

Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta fragrance notes

Reviews of Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

A Venetian scene, View of Venice by Martin Rico Ortega
05th December, 2017
This is a great smelling fragrance. Very easy to wear to any occasion. Slightly sweet but still has the AdP vibe to it. Definitely a great addition to my fragrance collection. The citrus is intense in the opening, then it settles into a great patchouli and jasmine dry down. Slightly "powder-y", but in a nice old world kind of way. I really don't get much cedar out of it... but what I do get is really nice. This is now in rotation with Essenza for the spring and summer.
17th May, 2017
Having worn the original ADP Colonia for ages, I had high expectations for ADP Colonia Assoluta. It's a quality scent that is very well blended, and the heart of the original is expanded upon here; although it is more floral. Personally I find this a tad shrilling for me, and although nice, I'll stick with the timeless classic original. I adore musky, dusty rooms....
08th February, 2017
Huge fan of this complex and eternally morphing work of art. At the top it’s Colonia mixed with bergamot, and Brut or the soviet Troynoy cologne.

The heart is where this opens into something different and beautiful; the florals blend with a barely-there red chili pepper to create class and elegance. Good longevity. Drydown becomes simple, gentle, and pleasant. This is an intimate cologne purchased recently which I wear daily in the fall/winter. Can’t wait to see what it’s like in the summer.

I prefer this to the original Colonia because as similar as they are, Assoluta is vibrant, refreshing, slightly more masculine, and doesn’t have the musky middle and drydown of a dusty room.
06th November, 2016
Opening is citrus, peppery smells dated, cheap, powdery, repelling in the dry down IMO.
I consider this to be a cheap barbershop smell.
Not worth the high price tag.

Projection: 8/10
Longevity: 8+ hours


22nd March, 2016
Future Jason:

Time stamp: Harper Lee died today (February 19, 2016). Somewhere in the black box of your brain, this led to you thinking about Gregory Peck (Atticus!), and how you once saw a website that claimed "Gregory Peck wore AdP." Most of those sites are crap, right? But you always felt that claims that Gregory Peck wore AdP were credible. Who knows why. He just looked like an AdP guy. Classic. Calm. Respectful?

In a just-a-few-steps-removed way of thinking about Harper Lee today, you wore Colonia Assoluta. It would be a stretch to say it made you feel like Atticus, but you did feel classic. Calm. And kind of respectful. Always iffy on that last point.

Good stuff, though it doesn't seem to last long for you. No need to get a bottle--just enjoy it from time to time.
19th February, 2016

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