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    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.

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    So generic citrus scent. Nothing interesting.

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    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?

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    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?
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    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
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    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.

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    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
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    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.

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    I have this and like this.....I do like the Intenso Version better!!!
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    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonPan View Post
    So generic citrus scent. Nothing interesting.
    this! you took the words right out of my pocket

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    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.

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    no offense taken, thank you for your honest opinions.Please keep them coming.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by danho View Post
    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
    thats funny because i was dressed in pretty much all white clothes. A white zegna dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Shorts were stone white. and i was wearing white sperry topsiders shoes. And I had on my rolex datejust. Also I had a white undershirt on. I wore this fragrance and i smelled great, and felt like the dude in the ad. i didn't have that guy, or the ad in mind when i got dressed, but i guess it worked out that way.

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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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony87 View Post
    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.
    i think it will make a great office scent as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanwllCorfe View Post
    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 sprayed some of it on paper and it does sort of smell like fresh clean clothes.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    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.
    Besides it being a clean scent i don't see much similarities between Colonia and Prada Amber. Colonia has that Hugo Boss Selection top note, and then it settles down to smell like Pi (its probably the Benzoin). IMO
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    they share that creamy/smooth suede-like texture.
    I can see that...or should i say smell that...

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    I wonder who this fragrance has sold out to? I wonder who else bought this? Any ideas?
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