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La Colonia (2011)
by Oliver & Co.

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La Colonia information

Year of Launch2011
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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People and companies

HouseOliver & Co.
PerfumerOliver Valverde

About La Colonia

La Colonia is a shared / unisex perfume by Oliver & Co.. The scent was launched in 2011 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Oliver Valverde

Reviews of La Colonia

Park by Andrei Nikolaevich Schilder 1887
06th October, 2017
In my book, this is an excellent take on a traditional cologne. Oliver & Co have done so many things right here, and I will try to set out some of them.

First, the opening salvo of any cologne is the citrus. Here, the citrus is not conventionally sweet or tart, but rather bitter/sour in an attractive way. Second, as the citrus gives way to other accords, this does not turn into an overly aromatic scent, as many colognes do. Of course aromatics have their place, but many colognes can lose it rather at this point. La Colonia rather turns up the volume on a decaying signal, so to speak, and supports the citrus notes with herbs and a touch of woods so that the refreshing opening is never quite lost. Finally, at EDT concentration and according to the web site with this overtly in mind, La Colonia does not fade early but rather returns good performance throughout the day. Ozonic notes? Well, maybe, but very subtle.

All in all, very enjoyable and a contender in my book. Blind testings would probably not suggest any of the futuristic stuff that the house is famed for.
27th September, 2017 (last edited: 08th October, 2017)
I expected La Colonia to be a twist on a classic cologne, but this is quite different. It's fruity - more mandarin orange than lemony although the notes say bergamot (which I have recently learned is technically an orange so maybe), and has the Oliver futuristic synthetic note in just the right amount. This is a note that put me off some of the other Oliver and Co offerings, it's something like that attractive/repulsive smell of a dry-cleaning shop - a chemical 'taste' that you feel on your tongue. I know this probably sounds awful, but it works here by lifting the sweet orangey cologne out of the ordinary - maybe the odd note is highlighting the rest - which would otherwise go unnoticed? The notes list dill, jasmine, and lily of the valley as well as cedar and an ozonic note. The word 'ozonic' is often enough to strike dread into my heart, but here it's not at all annoying, and seems to just lift the fragrance. Maybe the dill combined with the florals is what makes the futuristic note - the whole thing is reminding me of these oranges we'd get as children - they were big and oddly weak in flavour and felt 'drier' than normal oranges. Again, not an image that would normally make my tastebuds (or nostrils) quiver, but today the offbeat seems to be what I need.
29th July, 2017
An acceptable summer cologne. IMHO, there are better in this category..
30th April, 2016
With some exceptions made from extremely classic fragrances playing the EDC-theme, I'm generally not big on these type of compositions but Oliver & Co La Colonia is indeed a nice take on the main theme.

The typical citrus / white florals combo is joined here by green-herbal nuances and supported by a smooth woody base while a *well restrained* aquatic note provides a subtle yet remarkable modern vibe. Probably not earthshaking but nonetheless funny and likable. Very nice.
01st November, 2013
Modern Cologne

With some exceptions made from extremely classic fragrances playing the EDC-theme, I'm generally not big on these type of compositions but Oliver & Co La Colonia is indeed a nice take on the main theme.
The typical citrus / white florals combo is joined here by green-herbal nuances and supported by a smooth woody base while a *well restrained* aquatic note provides a subtle yet remarkable modern vibe. There's an unripe green-ness to it that's extremely vivid to result energizing. The fragrance is quite safe yet anything but dull. Probably not earthshaking but nonetheless funny and likable. Very nice.
17th June, 2013

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