Total Reviews: 11
More fresh and less rich than Bleu de Chanel. Another one to skip and save your money for Bleu de Chanel EDP.
Whatever you decide to do, don't buy this at a department store for $80! I've seen it for under $20.
Lots of alcohol and synthetic at the beginning, then fades away quickly into a Nautica Voyage drydown, but weaker. I don't feel like this resembles Bleu de Chanel at all except that they are both "blue" and fresh.
Update: Just tried this one again and I do get the Bleu de Chanel comparison now. Not as good as BdC but but still decent enough to be above average.
26th December, 2015 (last edited: 06th March, 2016)
Nothing to like about this except the price. It is a smell that exists, that is all.
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Acqua Essenziale is, as others have noted, a typical acquatic. The opening notes are lemon and basil and smell virtually indistinguishable from Ermenegildo Zegna's Acqua d'Estate Essenza 2007 version, with perhaps a bit more lavendar.
The heart of the fragrance is basically lavendar and acquatic notes and it just slowly disappears from here. Sillage and longevity are what you would expect.
I do agree with those who have said this is a bit of white noise, but it's still nice nonetheless. I wouldn't purchase this myself, but it's a nice acquatic if that's something you'd like to have.
I used a sample today.
As i love Alberts work in CK one, Acqua di Gio and his outstanding Lanvin Homme i find his later fragrances pretty generic and dull for example this one.
Its fresh,minty,aquatic and sunny, its OK but thats it. It is OK... I dont love OK fragrances they dont give me that motivation to buy it.
The Lavender is pretty tucked away as im not smelling it (blendup with mint)
Pretty safe buy for a present and longer lasting then other aquatic
Cons: Generic, boring"
The fresh, aquatic part is nice enough, but it is drowned (no pun intended) out by a wave (no pun intended) of macho, cloying, cologne-y blandness. Acqua Essenziale is being massively marketed at the moment. Hope it doesn't become massively popular, I'd prefer not being surrounded by stuff like this.
Really close (especially at the beginning) to the classic and decently appointed Lanvin Pour Homme (citrusy, metallic, slightly ozonic, woody, orangy, minty and vaguely dusty) and yes, to the better blended, more natural and bracing Bleu Chanel. This modern ozonic/fougere is anyway more oriented towards a synthetic musky/marine nature and lacks the distinctive violet leaves presence (in here replaced by a sharp lavender/geranium) we notice in the Lanvin one. The combination of musk, grapefruit, citrus and chemical ozonic ingredients produces a really common and uninspired vibe. Really really boring and useless.
14th May, 2013 (last edited: 03rd November, 2014)
WOW! Citrus, Geranium, and Patchouli...how original... NOT.
It is a generic inoffensive aquatic/citrus fragrance that blends in with the millions of others. Kind of like Versace Pour Homme, or any number of others.
Very nice. Did a skin test in Macy's and was pleasantly surprised. Haven't bought it yet but plan on it. Definitely not offensive in the least. Longevity was just ok, about 4 hours, sillage was great on me for the first few hours. I get more of the mandarin off the top and the patchouli is very light and doesn't over power the vetiver at all on drydown. I liked it.
30th April, 2013 (last edited: 01st May, 2013)
There is really nothing more that I can say other than it's just your typical man's cologne (which can sum up most of the Ferragamo house, to be honest). It's your basic generic fresh fragrance, that you've smelled over and over again, with some floral notes. No personality or distinction. This isn't terrible, however, there are dozens of better options out there for men, therefore making this not bottle worthy.
2 out of 5 stars.
Cool citrus, slightly green. Mild, fresh, hint of ozone.
SV's version of Chanel Bleu.
An inoffensive white-shirt scent.
Light musk dry-down.