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    Question Acqua di Parma: which one?

    As the new Intensa has been recently released, I would like to have your opinion about all the 3 Colonias.

    Choose your very fav one!

    Thank you very much,
    Fab
    Last edited by Fab; 2nd February 2008 at 07:54 AM.

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    Intensa
    Assoluta
    Colonia

    but, to be fair, I don't really like any of them apart from Intensa!

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    I love the Collonia, but I do not care to much for the Assoluta or the Intensa

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    The only one that I have tried is the Colonia and I love it. It is a classic citrus scent with a prominent rose note that is very unique.

    The Intensa is next on my AdP list - leathers are a favorite category of mine and I want to try as many as I can find!
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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    colonia and assoluta are at a close tie

    it's almost as if you must have both

    intessa........bleh..........
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    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    Assoluta for me,Colonia while nice is very fleeting on me.

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    For me:

    The original colonia is beautiful, the assoluta a poor couisin and the intensa a cynical cash-in. The colonia and assoluta are related, but the intensa is entirely a different thing.

    So Colonia.
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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    Assoluta for me. Slightly smoother than the sharp original, with much better longevity.
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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    Someone should make a poll for these three.

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    INTENSA is my AdP poison of choice!

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    Is it just longevity issues with the original Colonia that leads other to prefer Assoluta/Intensa?

    I've been planning on buying Colonia when the weather gets warm, but now I wonder if I'd be better suited with one of the newer versions?
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    Post Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    AdP Colonia, I've been saying for some time now, one of the most underrated Rose fragrances around. When Rose frags are mentioned I very seldom ever hear this mentioned.
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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    Quote Originally Posted by olfactory bulb View Post
    Is it just longevity issues with the original Colonia that leads other to prefer Assoluta/Intensa?

    I've been planning on buying Colonia when the weather gets warm, but now I wonder if I'd be better suited with one of the newer versions?
    They are not newer versions as such, but really different fragrances, especially the intensa which bears very little resemblance.
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    "Wear R de Capucci" - Hirch Duckfinder

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    i havent tried assoluta but i own a sample of colonia along with soap and wash , ans i own intensa and i find that intensa is far superior for me to be wearing
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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    Assoluta

    I get loads of compliments on this - I think it smells fantastic on a man.

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    Quote Originally Posted by olfactory bulb View Post
    Is it just longevity issues with the original Colonia that leads other to prefer Assoluta/Intensa?

    I've been planning on buying Colonia when the weather gets warm, but now I wonder if I'd be better suited with one of the newer versions?
    I get 24 hours at least from the original. get a sample and try it on your skin.

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    Colonia. Absolutely perfect, imo. The others are nice, but they haven't improved on the original.
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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    For me:

    The original colonia is beautiful, the assoluta a poor couisin and the intensa a cynical cash-in. The colonia and assoluta are related, but the intensa is entirely a different thing.

    So Colonia.
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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma: which one?

    Haven't used the other two but I love my Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta .


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