Total Reviews: 5
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)
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.
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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.
Cool citrus, slightly green. Mild, fresh, hint of ozone.
SV's version of Chanel Bleu.
An inoffensive white-shirt scent.
Light musk dry-down.