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Colonia Ambra (2015)
by Acqua di Parma

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Colonia Ambra information

Year of Launch2015
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 35 votes)

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HouseAcqua di Parma
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Colonia Ambra

Colonia Ambra is a masculine fragrance by Acqua di Parma. The scent was launched in 2015

Colonia Ambra fragrance notes

Reviews of Colonia Ambra

Quite repulsive. You know when you're at a perfume counter and you pick up a test strip, but sniff it to make sure it hasn't been used yet? Well this smells like one of those used test strips, but has been used with about 5 different scents.

3/10
05th October, 2018
ADP Colonia Ambra is a dark warm woodsy, deep smelling amber fragrance that instantly brings to mind old fashioned values of days gone by, set in darkened wooden rooms, warm tobacco smoke in the back, salty and waxed old fabrics; a Remembrandt painted darkness complicated with organic hidden details shielded from light fading into old darkness. The amber smells orange immediately upon sniffing, not citrus, but an orange oil tone to the labdanum amber which might be an old fashioned ambergris if it weren't made leafy and dry with woods and nagarmotha for an old but respectable patina. A strong labdanum base aroma that has a hint of tobacco without really going smokey at all drifts in the backdrop. For likeability this fragrance rates a 3 of 5 stars by my taste. After so many exceptional fragrances (Oud, Leather, Essenza), Aqua di Parma Colonia has produced a very average creation that does little to showcase new art in perfumery, and in particular amber, but lays solid claim to an old world amber portrait that is without fault except for lacking anything new or exciting.
08th March, 2016
Acqua di Parma Colonia Ambra basically re-interprets in a specifically amberish (synthetic salty ambergris) way the main Acqua di Parma Colonia Oud Concentree's mossy-resinous-leathery formula, finally performing a more succeeding and balanced recipe imo. The juice is indeed smart, sleek, urban, modern and darkly classy but most of all is more discreet and balanced than its predecessor in its final velvety ambery performance. Let's go gradually, first of all let's say that the juice lacks genuine originality since I can detect in here a nowadays almost mainstream typical accord of saffron/rose/oud a la Dueto City Oud and stuffs like that (Y by Avery, Ducalis by Angela Ciampagna, Xerjoff 40 Knots etc, etc). Second, Colonia Ambra shares a common foundation of bergamot, wet-citric/grassy/aromatic "hydrated" musk, spicy rose, patchouli, resins and synthetic woodiness with its older cousin Colonia Oud Concentree but while the latter is firmly set on a main leatherish/oudish/mossy (more kind of gassy-woody and bombastic) accord Amber morphs finally towards a more specifically salty ambery and delicately musky (vaguely classic/chypre) accord quite comforting and musky modern. While the Oud Concentree's base notes morph down basically leathery and mossy/resinous (with a more marked woody-gassy-saffrony synth oppression) the Colonia Ambra's final trail is less properly woody and more delicately musky-vanillic and spicy-ambery (with secret salty marine nuances? I don't think so, probably saltiness is prevalently musky/leathery and sandalwood-"infused"). Frankly I prefer Ambra over Oud Concentree and could not easily stop smelling my wrist (despite I smell everything but a terrific potion). Dry down is warm and ambery but I still catch in the background that plaguing synth saffrony/rosey cedary woodiness that represents a mediocre "taking the world by storm" accord nowadays (in this case tamed and "embellished" by a warm salty/spicy/musky synth ambergris). I get a ghostly (and saffrony) floral presence in the final wake but the aroma is all about amber (with a touch of smoke), musk and "little" vanilla. In conclusion, do you wanna really standing out by wearing a synthetic urban/chic amber? I toss out just one name mastering over so many: Costume National Scent Intense, this is my night out pop/rock amber oh guys.
25th November, 2015 (last edited: 27th March, 2016)
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Like with sjg3839 the similarity with the initial
Impression of the oud flanker was given on my skin. It tilts more towards ambery and is a bit softer and rounder. Not bad as a start.

The middle notes are a somewhat nonspecific wood mix, a but if cedar included, and in the base a rather synthetic-appearing ambergris-patchouli dyad is notes, very gently fading out.

The performance is good with moderate sillage, good projection and seven hours of longevity on my skin. Not bad but not brilliant either.
25th September, 2015
This is a warm, hearty amber fragrance that expresses the main note well with a heavy dose of vanilla. I don't detect any of the citrus notes opening notes, as I didn't find that this opened with more acidity or brightness than the rest of its life--it was nicely consistent. Ambergris may be present.

At the higher price of the oud/amber/leather group, greater projection is expected, and Colonia Ambra delivers somewhat, though this is no powerhouse (in fairness, it's still described as a EDC but in my estimation, ADP uses EDC liberally).

This is too new for the fragrancenet market so it's still only available at its retail price, which isn't bad. Fans of amber and vanilla should explore this, but at the current price ($220 for 100ml), I'm not sure with its longevity and projection, which are decent but not great, it's a worthwhile purchase.

7 out of 10
26th June, 2015
A very classy scent from Acqua di parma. Fresh top notes over a stunning base of ambergris, sandalwood and a touch of creamy vanilla. What's not to like here? It's expencive, but you can smell it. Longevity and sillage is first class. Bravo!!
10th June, 2015

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