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

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Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta information

Year of Launch2003
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 381 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

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


3/10

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
I absolutely adore this twist on the original Colonia.

The opening is an incredibly accomplished and refined aromatic citrus blast of bergamot and verbena. The florals follow, accentuated by a subtle chilli pepper, all lending a beautifully sophisticated air to proceedings. Everything quietens down to a soft, powdery-floral, woody base with a noticeable musky element and this phase lingers for a good while.

For me, this cologne is reminiscent of the heavy heat of summer, with its subtle spice and jasmine and that almost creamy accord (probably the Ylang Ylang), yet it still provides an invigorating lift.

The original Colonia conjures images of a Hollywood star of a by-gone era strolling along a European riviera in the warmth of the daytime sun. Assoluta has the same 'sunshine in a bottle' character but it's also the sultry evening warmth.

Ultimately, Assoluta reminds me of the 1970's with that creamy, spicy, floral-muskiness, paired with the citrus: It's a warm, slightly sticky, summer evening. The light is fading and the French doors to the living room are open wide. Playing on my father's turntable is Hotel California, or Rumours, or maybe Rose of Cimarron. This scent, for some reason, takes me back to that wonderful time. I will never be without a bottle of this fragrance.
07th February, 2016 (last edited: 27th February, 2016)

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