So generic citrus scent. Nothing interesting.
Thread: Zegna Colonia
Hello everyone. I have just recently purchased Zegna Colonia, and I like it very much, however i noticed i couldn't find anyone talking about it in any of our communities. I only saw a few reviews in the review section. Anyways, I wanted to know what you all think about this citrus fragrance? Do you like the way it smells? Do you wear it or own it? Or am I the only one. Actually i couldn't be, the first store i went to was all sold out of them, so there must be people out there using it.
So generic citrus scent. Nothing interesting.
Really, you find it generic? May I ask what it reminds you of? Does it remind you of another fragrance, or an entire genre of other fragrances?
I keep dismissing this as I've found most of the Zegna fragrances (except Extreme - the one in the metallic bottle) to be very 'sameish.' I'll give this a go though and report back in the next few days. How does it compare to the 'traditional' citruses, eg Aqua di Parma?
Last edited by Anthony87; 14th April 2010 at 08:41 AM.
Even though this is supposed to be like a throw back to traditional italian cologne, i think it smells more modern than Acqua di parma.AdP Colonia is a classic, Zegna is not as formal. imo
Last edited by Maz24; 14th April 2010 at 10:08 AM.
I've found it very similar to Zegna Intensa, but with a citrus touch. It is similar to lots of scents of this "fresh" genre, for example, to cK one. It's OK - trendy, not bad, but without pretension to become classical.
To me it's just a really bright citrus with what smells like clean clothes or something along those lines. It's not bad but not my kind of thing
I got some samples of Colonia and then I got a bottle of the aftershave. To me, it's a safe, slightly sweet, woody frag. I would say this is quite similar Hugo Boss Selection.
I have this and like this.....I do like the Intenso Version better!!!
I found it to be quite a snoozer.
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I totally agree, and thats what I love about it. I love Boss Selection's top notes, and this is has the selection topnotes all throughout it, if that makes any sense.
It's really quite boring to my nose. Nothing special about it, just typical light citrus and clean scent with nothing in particular that's unique.
I was given a couple of samples of this at Sephora and thought it was so lame, kind of "same old same old". In fact I gave one of them away and threw the other out. Not only that but the one day I wore it, the scent faded in an hour. It really reminds me of a weaker version of Cerutti Image. Sorry no offense, that's just my take.
no offense taken, thank you for your honest opinions.Please keep them coming.
Really like this one. Fabulous acidic citrus followed with a warming glow of powdery woods that really fit the mold they developed for it. Sitting on a veranda near the seaside in white linen clothes. Very nice
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Well, I got a sample, and I thought it was delightful. And novel.
As a woman, it struck me as very a accessible-to-women fresh scent with decent longevity and a really nice, surprisingly sweet, warm, leathery drydown.
I would own a bottle, and for the record, it's the only Zegna I like. I think the Zegna name has a bit of a stigma, to be honest. It's like someone declaring on an epicurean food board, "Have you tried the new Libby's Organic peaches?". Doesn't mean it's bad.
Tried this today, a lot better than the other Zegnas in my opinion! I get some similarity between this and the early / middle notes of YSL L'Homme, before it dries down to a nice light ambery base. I have fragrances I prefer in my collection but I think it would be a great go-to fragrance for a person new to the world of fragrances or just as a pleasant office fragrance.
It shares some similarities with Zegna Intenso and to a lesser degree Prada Amber and Infusion d'Homme. Of course, that shouldn't be too surprising as they are all done by the same perfumer, Daniela Andrier.
Last edited by Maz24; 17th April 2010 at 07:41 AM.
To me, the thing it shares in common with Prada Amber is the kind of creamy smoothness in its base. I don't know how to articulate it really but it seems to be a feature in almost all of Daniela Andrier's scents - it's even noticeable to a lesser degree in Gucci Envy for men which she almost did. It's not that they smell the same, but just that they share that creamy/smooth suede-like texture.
I wonder who this fragrance has sold out to? I wonder who else bought this? Any ideas?
Last edited by Maz24; 17th April 2010 at 08:04 AM.