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Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura (2017)
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Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura information

Year of Launch2017
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 19 votes)

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HouseAcqua di Parma
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura

Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura is a shared / unisex perfume by Acqua di Parma. The scent was launched in 2017

Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura fragrance notes

Reviews of Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura

Great review by JohnnyCakes.

I’ve been a longtime user of the original Colonia. But even I get tired of it. Particularly the powder/rose. I like (but don’t love) the original flankers Assoluta and Essenze.

I’m pleasantly surprised by Pura. I like the addition of mandarin & petigrain to the signature ADP bergamot opening and the substitution of Jasmine for rose. Updated and still masculine. All notes seem sharper than the original. For me, it works very well.
Full bottle purchased.

12th July, 2018
My first experience with the house and it gets a slight thumbs up. This is an uplifting spring / summer scent good for the office or casual. Great lemon opening that is very nice and not too sweet nor overbearing to my nose. It does turn to a flowery scent in the mid which gives way to a musky woody dry down. I like it but don't love it. As per usual try before you buy... otherwise Enjoy!
21st May, 2018
I used to think Colonia Club was the biggest let down from AdP, but now they have this aquatic bomb.
14th April, 2018
As a long time wearer and collector of Acqua di Parma scents, I was very much looking forward to this release. Intended as a more modern interpretation of their classic Colonia, and they succeeded in that regard. I think anyone who is a fan of the AdP line and welcomes a little "get with the times" attitude will like Pura a good bit. But I don't see this attracting anyone to the brand who wasn't already keen on them.

It opens with an absolutely brilliant lemon note. I thought the original Colonia had the best opening lemon note in the business but this even eclipses that. Never a sweet, candy lemon (such as Profumum's Acqua Viva) but a very true, acidic lemon turned up to 11. This is the star of the show. But about 15 minutes into the dry down, the lemon slowly starts morphing into a mandarin accord. This introduces a slight tropical beach tone (a la Tom Ford Mandarino d'Amalfi). The sweetness is upped a bit at this stage but definitely never cloying.

But here's the thing... I never considered the original Colonia to be a beach/aquatic scent. It's lemon opening transitioned into a rose/floral middle so the whole thing stayed very barbershop, classy, if not a bit too staid and "old Italian man-ish". That's where Pura breaks. As the mandarin takes over and combines with the petit-grain... it really does become almost a light beach scent. And with the cedar plank it's served on, it keeps giving me the impression of an aquatic. An aquatic with a slight tropical vibe. Not barbershop, much more modern and youthful, which I suppose is exactly what AdP was going for.

Overall, I like this scent and am happy to own a bottle. I definitely see it getting more use than the AdP flankers Assoluta (too floral) and Essenza (too dryer-sheet). I see the AdP brand in a difficult position. They must update and progress in their style in order to sell products in this market. However, any update has traditionalists screaming "sellout!" (see: Club) and yet still doesn't pack the punch to attract a distracted and demanding 2017 clientele. So, maybe I'm the exception in appreciating AdP for what they have been in the past and looking forward to slowly, cautiously stepping into the future. And make no mistake, this is a baby step into the future, not a broad jump. Pura still embodies everything about the AdP DNA.
09th September, 2017

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