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    Thumbs up New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    Did a search and didn't find anything yet.
    Apparently it will ship on the 20th....


    Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Grapefruit, Petit grain, Neroli, Rosemary, Clove, Lilly of the Valley, Rose Accord, Jasmine Accord, Patchouli, Vetiver, White Musk, Amber


    Replacing English Lavender (old/soapy) and Ylang Ylang (powdery sweet), with a much more contemporary Lily of the Valley (fresh watery floral) and Clove (spicy sweet) is a great move imo. Not so sure about eliminating Sandalwood or replacing Vervain(verbena) with Grapefruit though......

    ...Still very exited to smell this one, as it eliminates the two notes I've always didn't favor in the original Acqua Di Parma Colonia, and keep the rest of the notes I love in it.

    I think I like the packaging as much as the limited edition prestige bottle I got:



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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    Thanks for reporting this, dullah.

    As you probably know, I love Acqua di Parma Colonia and will certainly look forward to trying this one.

    I hope I love it as much, too.

    My only "fear" is if the clove note were to be dominant. I have learned to enjoy clove, but in this mix of notes, would prefer it to be in the background. Just my instincts. I potentially like the lily of the valley and the grapefruit notes.
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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    Opinions?
    Has anyone tried the new Essenza?
    Or am I in the search-results-twilight-zone and it's already been discussed? LOL
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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    Thanks for reporting this, dullah.

    As you probably know, I love Acqua di Parma Colonia and will certainly look forward to trying this one.

    I hope I love it as much, too.

    My only "fear" is if the clove note were to be dominant. I have learned to enjoy clove, but in this mix of notes, would prefer it to be in the background. Just my instincts. I potentially like the lily of the valley and the grapefruit notes.
    Yes, I'd hope the clove plays just the right background role, maybe about the same level as the role it plays in Selection verte or a little more than it's presence in Truefitt's West Indian Limes. No more.

    The lily in the valley I'm hoping is not too Cool-Waterish. But plenty fresh as it always is.
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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    I cannot find reviews anywhere and I just went through the entire internet cover to cover - took me almost a month ;')
    One reviewer did say it had a lot in common with AdP Collezione Barbiere.

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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    Interesting news, DULLAH. I too hope the clove is in the background. A little goes a long way, for me.
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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    Is this in Nieman Marcus/Sephora/Bergdorf brick & Mortars yet?

    I simply cannot wait to test it, as all their products to this point have been so classy, even the ones I didn't like much have been very well done.

    I for one, hope the strongest notes are still the same Lemon, Rosemary, Neroli, and Bulgarian Rose found in the original.....just a change in the periphery would be great.....also just noticed they replaced the seville Orange with Mandarine.....if it's got a taste of that synthetic Mandarine featured in Guerlain's Mandarine Basilic i will be ecstatic.
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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    I'm a big fan of AdP fragrances too. Thanks for the update.

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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    I saw a pre-release review and just went back to try and find it . . . no luck. Sounded promising - more true to the original and 'an evening' take on Colonia were comments I remember.

    I hope it's third time lucky with this one because after 15 years or so wearing Colonia I found Assoluta understandable, at best, and Intensa just plain unnecessary - maybe under another name, but as a an extension of such a classic it did not compute for me.
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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    For Canadian Acqua Di Parma lovers, Holt Renfrew has a tester bottle(not available for sale yet.)

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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    Waiting on reports as well.

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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    Quote Originally Posted by neal View Post
    I cannot find reviews anywhere and I just went through the entire internet cover to cover - took me almost a month ;')
    One reviewer did say it had a lot in common with AdP Collezione Barbiere.

    Can I reply to my own quote ;')
    Does anyone who owns it - know how AdP Collezione Barbiere differs from Colonia?
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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    NK in Stockholm has got it... I tried it but to no use - I have got a terrible cold and couldn´t sense any smell at all.
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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    This is one I'm looking to try.....I have been a Big AdP fan for a long time now.....I am really looking forward to this scent.....If it's as good as the rest it will be a winner!!!
    And by the way.....The Bottle and Box Rock!!!
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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    Wait, is AdP carried at Sephoras? I didn't know that. This sounds great by the way, and I too hope the clove is a bit player.
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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Wait, is AdP carried at Sephoras? .
    I did a double take at that line too. They certainly don't carry AdP at my local Sephora. I wish.

    And the last time I went in there, the men's section had been cut in half. I imagine sales haven't been very high for a while...

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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Wait, is AdP carried at Sephoras? I didn't know that. This sounds great by the way, and I too hope the clove is a bit player.
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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    Only online
    No, I'm nearly certain I've seen Acqua Di Parma Colonia testers at mulitple Chicagoland Sephoras prior. And I know they all carry the feminine AdP's.
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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    Nieman Marcus on Michigan ave. has their tester out for any Chicago BN'ers.....
    ...if not, I'll have a full report on sunday....
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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    On the edge of my seat......Will be at the Dallas NorthPark Neiman Marcus Next Friday Aug. 20 . Can't wait to try it!

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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    This was reassuring to see so many sources citing this from a press release:

    Quote Originally Posted by Various sources
    A vibrant and distinctive fragrance that reinterprets and enhances the emblematic notes found in the original Eau de Cologne by Acqua di Parma.
    Some sources are listing Tangerine and Sage in addition to the notes listed above.
    Just fine by me. CANNOT WAIT !!!!!!
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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    From http://www.examiner.com/x-55410-San-...nza-di-Colonia:

    Essenza di Colonia is a warm, woody cologne designed for cooler weather.
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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    Quote Originally Posted by various sources
    Colonia ESSENZA
    This will be the highest quality cologne from Acqua di Parma. Like the signature fragrance, it incorporates the essential values of timelessness and refinement. This new fragrance highlights the essence of the original Colonia fragrance. The more recognizable notes and accords that represent the “soul” of Colonia are boosted and enriched using the highest quality ingredients. This cent is a citrus woody creation. It infuses citrus, aromatic and floral freshness, and sensual wood.
    Again, I certainly hope this is true, and for one I hope it's not overly woody/wintery like Intensa, I assume it won't be, as 2010 has seen alot of light, summery scents in black bottles/packaging (Bleu De Chanel, Aventus, Essenza, etc.) We'll see.

    Quote Originally Posted by various sources
    Colonia ESSENZA will launch world wide August 13, and will be available in the USA at select specialty stores including: Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York, and Sephora.com
    Guess that rules out b&m Sephoras.
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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    This is now at Neiman Marcus in The Back Bay, Boston.

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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    Duplicate.

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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    I dreamed about this scent the other night.....That's how excited I am!!!
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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    I asked the SA, Karen who I am friendly with to describe it for me. She said that is so hard to do - which I understand, but said it has an evening vibe. Hence the Black bottle made to look like Tux.

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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    I tried this yesterday in Dublin. I wasn't really impressed, but it's pleasant enough. I can't recall much about it other than the lavender note. It seemed rather fleeting too. I'll try it again tomorrow and give it more attention I think!

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    Default Re: New: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza...

    My Neimans looked at me like I was an idiot when I asked if they had it yet a week or so ago...
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