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    Default Ermenegildo Zegna Perfumes

    So.. I just started looking at this brand / company and they sound typical italian. I checked the database and they look to have decent perfumes aswell.. Many positive.. some neutral and a few negative votes.. but overal like 7+ / 10.. so not bad.

    I just checked the NST Perfume blog, and I kinda hit a rock. Zegna Cologne.. representing La dolce Vita.. Ok, time for a little personal info. My avatar and my name should say allot. Italian flag, german name.. (though I'm half dutch, half german).. but I'm like one big italy freak, so this should normally appeal me since it's a typical italian brand. Tell me to stop though if it's getting more like a dr. phill episode. But those 3 words "La Dolce Vita" like sum up my thoughts, feelings, passion etc.

    Anyway.. the new fragrance.

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    Ermenegildo Zegna has launched Zegna Colonia, the line’s latest fragrance for men:

    With Zegna Colonia, the brand unveils its personal vision of ‘la Dolce Vita’. A parenthesis of peaceful happiness bathed in the warm embrace of the Italian sun. A snapshot of an elegant silhouette and the entrancing eyes of a man dressed in white linen, captured in the space of an instant.

    Between confirmed elegance and affirmed casualness, Zegna Colonia captivates from the very first moment with the sparkling energy of Sicilian bergamot, brilliantly blended with neroli and cardamom. The seductive game continues with the mellow, powdery embrace of iris heightened with galbanum. The fragrance gently unfurls on an accord of musk, benzoin and cedar, the signature of this atypical and addictive fragrance.

    Zegna Colonia by Ermenegildo Zegna is available in 75 ml Eau de Toilette and in a limited edition collection of matching grooming products. (via zegna)


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    The area above comes from NST Perfume Thank you Robin. So.. sounds very very promosing, and considering their previous decent perfumes.. a must try for me now. What are your thoughts about the Zegna perfumes itself.. and the new ones?
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    Default Re: Ermenegildo Zegna Perfumes

    I have not tried Zegna Colonia, but I found their other offerings to be mediocre - they just do not do anything for me.
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    I disagree with Jo there, Zegna Extreme is fantastic, a truly versatile and classy smelling fragrance, best of the lot I think - and the bottle is cool too.
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    I actually just heard Zegna Z comeby here a few times, but further.. it looks pretty unknown yet. HDS1963, is Zegna Extreme known as Zegna Intenso here?
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    Z Zegna is quickly becoming my signature (or at least my favorite). It has a very high quality throughout the whole experience of the scent. Z Zegna Extreme and Zegna Intenso are completely different scents. My bottle of Z Zegna says that the stuff is made in Paris, despite its Italian name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danho View Post
    Z Zegna is quickly becoming my signature (or at least my favorite). It has a very high quality throughout the whole experience of the scent. Z Zegna Extreme and Zegna Intenso are completely different scents. My bottle of Z Zegna says that the stuff is made in Paris, despite its Italian name.
    Almost every perfumes is manufactured in paris.. though, the brand is italian. I've got stuff to sniff haha
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    I liked the original Essenza di Zegna a lot. It reminded me of an Acqua di Gio with personality. I never got around to getting a bottle of it but I did snag the summer version of it called "Acqua d'Estate, and it's awesome to wear on the hottest days. I didn't care much for Z Zegna.

    This new Zegna Colonia looks like something I'd like. Thanks for the heads up, you "Italy freak!"

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    Default Re: Ermenegildo Zegna Perfumes

    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    I disagree with Jo there, Zegna Extreme is fantastic, a truly versatile and classy smelling fragrance, best of the lot I think - and the bottle is cool too.
    Well my sense of smell is probably distorted from sniffing too much A*Men and M7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Well my sense of smell is probably distorted from sniffing too much A*Men and M7.
    LOL!!!!

    Well if you will go doing that to your poor olfactory lobes what do you expect ;-)
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    I tried this at the Ermenegildo Zegna store on Thursday. This is much more dense than I had expected. Thick and smooth like Essenza, but not aquatic. Extremely good stuff!!
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    Z Zegna is the only fragrance I have from them.

    I don't know how really Italian their fragrances are since, like Armani, they are made in France unlike my fragrances from Bulgari, Versace, Moschino, Cavalli, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Canali and Ferragamo, which are in fact made in Italy.

    So if they want to be so "Italian", why don't they make their fragrances there??
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeFromManhattan View Post
    Z Zegna is the only fragrance I have from them.

    I don't know how really Italian their fragrances are since, like Armani, they are made in France unlike my fragrances from Bulgari, Versace, Moschino, Cavalli, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Canali and Ferragamo, which are in fact made in Italy.

    So if they want to be so "Italian", why don't they make their fragrances there??
    That's because the parent company of Zegna is French i think.

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    I didn't know that.. but I think Zegna and Ferragamo were consolidated at one point (Zegna makes clothing/suits for Ferragamo).

    Off-topic, but Zegna's best, high-end suits (Zegna Couture or MTM) are not actually made in Italy - they're made in Switzerland.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoNnY 4 View Post
    That's because the parent company of Zegna is French i think.

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    To me, Colonia smelled just like Zegna Intense. Anybody else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    I disagree with Jo there, Zegna Extreme is fantastic, a truly versatile and classy smelling fragrance, best of the lot I think - and the bottle is cool too.
    I must check my buy list whether have I ordered Zegna Extreme?
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    I Love Zegna Intenso.....Colonia seemed to be a lighter version of Intenso.....my Wife Loved this when I sampled this the other day.....Z Zegna is becoming a little difficult to find.....It is a wonderful fragrance.....Gary

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    Well, they're made by the same ol' Givaudan, IFF, Symrise perfumers and labs as any other designer scent out there. Only their brand and marketing is Italian. Go figure.
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    Default Re: Ermenegildo Zegna Perfumes

    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    I disagree with Jo there, Zegna Extreme is fantastic, a truly versatile and classy smelling fragrance, best of the lot I think - and the bottle is cool too.
    Z Zegna Extreme is one of my favorite fragrances. It's also great to layer with dark, woody scents (e.g. Gucci Pour Homme).

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    the new Colognia, is just a mediocre fragance, mix the ambar-spicy base of INTENSO to a watery-lemony angle, i like the powdery-vanillic-fresh touch in INTENSO; to me is very versatile, comfortable and attractive, but this Colognia is totally a disaster ..

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    Tried Zegna Colonia today at Macy's. Nice powdery citrus open (think Dior Homme meets citrus), but the dry down is basically a lighter ZegnaIntenso.

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    Default Re: Ermenegildo Zegna Perfumes

    I tried Colonia at Nordstroms. IMO, another mediocre entry into the over-crowded market of similar fragrances. It's not bad, but there's nothing special or exciting about it that would make me want to purchase it.
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    still havent seen this one any near me.. still want to try.. despite it's average comments..
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