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Colonia Intensa (2007)
by Acqua di Parma

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Colonia Intensa information

Year of Launch2007
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 337 votes)

People and companies

HouseAcqua di Parma
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Colonia Intensa

Colonia Intensa is a masculine fragrance by Acqua di Parma. The scent was launched in 2007

Colonia Intensa fragrance notes

Reviews of Colonia Intensa

I tried this a while ago and again more recently. It’s amazing - a perfect balance between fresh, woodsy and subtle spices that just make the woods more interesting (rather assaulting your nose and throat.) Similar ingredients go into lots of other fragrances but it’s all about how they’re blended and balanced. Some go too heavy on the citrus and are too light. Others go nuts on the spices. This is really classy and well balanced - reasonable performance too.
04th October, 2019
This is a warning to all ADP virgins. Unless you are of the 1930's StTropez yatching retro set then don't waste your time. I have tried several and they are all iterations of orange/bergamot with a staggering lack of imagination unless you call seeing how many flankers you can make as imaginative. This is potentially the nicest as it becomes woody in the midrange but that comes with a total collapse of any of the opening notes. You feel conned. Like a deflated balloon. Rather like the review of ADP Quercica I read just now.
You have been warned.
Thierry Muegler Cologne is slightly less classy but much better value.
Hermes Tres Fraiche is the nicest of the lot of this type of fragrance but lacking in longevity.
Creed Neroli Sauvage is the most classy but with shocking longevity. A joke.
Even try Cartier Declaration iterations.
16th August, 2019
Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa starts off just as expected, with a bright citrus peel and ginger rush. Wood and patchouli creep in soon thereafter, filled out with the unusual other notes (mugwort, myrtle, artemisia, e.g.) and the delicate neroli tucked tightly inside. Benzoin's resinous powdery presence also appear in a bit, with a really light leather and musk touch in the drydown.

Some would say there is fennel in here as well. I thought it was in there too, though it's not listed in the fragrance triangle above nor on fragrantica's. It's not too sharp here, which tends to be a bit challenging for me to bear.

Such a mixture of accords: Wood, citrus, spice, leather, green, floral, resin, and musk. The product is similar to Chanel pour Monsieur, Eau d'Hermes, and somewhat like Armani's Acqua di Gio Profumo: Thick, masculine, intense. The panoplea of accords are all in balance with each other, and the result is a strong - not loud - woody-spice fragrance that is truly wearable nearly all year round.
18th February, 2019
This fragrance starts off bright and elegant with the usual high end citrus opening from acqua di parma, like all their scents I find the citrus openings paired with neroli something magical..they always make me smile, as if I'm wearing something really sophisticated and italian. Where intensa differs is after 20 minutes it becomes darker and more masculine with a bit of leather that lingers around my skin and a touch of patchouli, not a million miles away from acqua di go profumo for half its life. After an hour it remains a skin scent for a few hours more of chalky soapy leather which is very nice but slightly dissapointing in performance given its name. Overall and performance aside I really enjoy this scent.
06th August, 2018
The citrus leather and fruity myrtle accords that Intensa opens with are actually not the theme of the perfume, they're just the introduction. Emergent muguet and spice notes develop them into a twangy fruity accord with an almost disinfectant edge. The fruity and aromatic notes on their own also make a heavier boozy-fruity current that sits underneath the twang, and below the booze is the base - a leather and woody affair.

Intensa follows the citrus - fougère - chypre pattern established by Germain Cellier with the original Monsieur Balmain, and so the evolution from citrus to hybrid fougère is nothing new. Any construction this ambitious runs the risk of collapsing into a mess, and it's the fruity-spicy-muguet twang, as well as the leather, that keeps the show structured and on the road.

The same twangy edginess could however, prove a bit outré for the kind of upmarket client that Acqua di Parma wants to attract, and for a house like this that could have been quite a risk.

Despite that however, this is a sophisticated work - without a doubt. Even at its most edgy no one would mistake Intensa for a Gorilla, say, but it still might crossover to the more conservative niche lover.

Good work from LVMH. With hindsight, it's easy to see why they flankered it with oud - the fit is natural.

****
31st May, 2018 (last edited: 07th June, 2018)
It's okay. No improvement on the original. My least favorite of the Colonia flankers.
14th May, 2018

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