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Colonia Essenza (2010)
by Acqua di Parma

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Colonia Essenza information

Year of Launch2010
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 283 votes)

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HouseAcqua di Parma
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Colonia Essenza

Colonia Essenza is a shared / unisex perfume by Acqua di Parma. The scent was launched in 2010

Colonia Essenza fragrance notes

Reviews of Colonia Essenza

It’s as though somebody started from 4711 and took off in the opposite direction as Neroli Portofino: hack off anything remotely citrusy, crank up the soapiness to an unbearable level, and make it stick around for, mercifully, only minutes even on a shirt collar.
29th September, 2019
Colonia Essenza is Acqua di Parma Colonia (1916) plus neroli.

Not to be too flippant about this scent, but there was no huge overhaul or reimagining of the original. For all intents and purposes, this is a soapier version of the original, and quite honestly, I think I prefer it to Colonia.

It still suffers from the same ephemeral nature of Colonia, but the neroli gives this a fresher, more clean scent, while the original is more citric, and in my opinion, it can be somewhat off-putting. I've worn Colonia for years, and it's something I own more because it's a classic rather than it standing on its own merits. Its name carries it a good distance, for lack of a better way of phrasing it.

If you are a fan of Colonia, you will probably enjoy this, and if you are a fan of neroli or "soapy" scents, chances are that you may enjoy this more than Colonia, which for me is the case, though I don't enjoy it enough that I will be purchasing this. Certainly a "try before you buy," but a good scent, and a nice direction for Colonia to take.

Thumbs up for a nice update to the original.
11th July, 2019
Expensive hotel soap.
19th April, 2019
A solid cologne that’s ideal for office and formal scenarios, and also works well in summer casual setting - it lacks the richness and depth (leatheryness) of Neroli Portofino Forte, but more soapy and understated/wearable day in day out. And considerably less expensive. Smells very similar to penhaligons Castile to me ie almost identical.
26th January, 2019 (last edited: 14th January, 2020)
Love it all the way, only problem is longevity, however, I always over spray to overcome this problem. I believe its better than original colonia,assaluta,intensa & pura.
29th July, 2018
A wonderful barbershop neroli scent that smells of high-end Italian soap, this fragrance is basically a mix of a bouquet of white flowers, gentlemanly spices, and green Itlian herbs - with neroli being the dominant note. It's a masucline and herbal take on the neroli accord, and is distinctly Italian, as compared to the French neroli eau de cologne scent in fragrances like Tom Ford Neroli Portofino or 4711 Eau de Cologne. There is a slight chalkiness to the texture of the scent, and it is very upscale in the sense that it would greatly suit a tuxedo. The scent overall reminds me of the wedding scene in The Godfather. Performance is also great, with 6 hours good projection. Overall, one of the best neroli scents out there (and coincedentally, this smells very similar to Xerjoff Nio but at a fraction of the price, to my nose anyway).

4.5/5
21st May, 2018 (last edited: 28th May, 2019)

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