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Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa (2007)
by Acqua di Parma

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Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa information

Year of Launch2007
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 332 votes)

People and companies

HouseAcqua di Parma
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa

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

Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa fragrance notes

Reviews of Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa

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
This is fresh... With a bit of Spice.
Very nice to sniff.
Having worn this a couple of times, I enjoyed it.... Although just below average longevity it's a very good smell to rock, maybe better in a warmer environment.

Not sure if I enjoy this more than Essenza... Both New to my collection
Really enjoy both tbh.
But I think they will be bit better for the summer, look forward to this trial.... Might even convince me to look at others from this house.

Overall Scent 8.5- 10
Sillage 5- 10
Longevity 5-10

Perfect for summer I think...
15th April, 2018
It takes time to love this one.
It is a more intense and in your face version of the original, but a very interesting thing happens: it appears to be almost a knock off of an old school barbershop power house, ir at least a shell of such a fragrance.
That will put some people off, especially if you already have a few bottles that nicely occupy that slot without being shy.
The price point of the AdP offering then makes it harder to love. There is a dunhill (Dunhill For Men, 1934) that does this jus fantastically well, but I find it too much sometimes. The AdP CI jus is restrained in comparison and wears better. But I might as well just apply less jus of the dunhill no?
29th October, 2017
I think Intensa works a lot better if you approach it without expecting anything like the original ADP Colonia. Examined on its own terms, I think it's probably the best fennel perfume out there.

Colonia Intensa is, at its core, a mix of leafy green fennel and animalics - leathery and a touch sweaty, gritty and earthy. It has the skeleton of a powerhouse, with the original Colonia's bergamot and lemon over a dirty patchouli and moss base. There's a hint of that "woody amber" rubbing alcohol smell peeking out from behind the fennel (which is my only real complaint), but Intensa deserves a lot of praise for being the only fennel perfume I've smelled that doesn't end up smelling like rotting onions, and for successfully marrying that fennel with such hyper-masculine elements.

11th August, 2017

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