Thread: what is the best Acqua di Parma?
Assoluta for me.....I also Love Colonia.....I want to try Essenza!!!
Essenza is getting clobbered. It wasn't that bad...
My fav is Colonia Intensa of the regular line - all the good stuff from the original but a but creamier. Their blu line is pretty incredible too but I like too many if those to name one.
I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!
+1 for Essenza
Quite like the soapiness from opening
I have recently switched to liking Intensa best.
Essenza--seems to have superior longevity for me too
I've tried all four, own Assoluta and Intensa and like Essenza.
I don't dislike the original Colonia but if I am going to go for a very fresh citrus, I'll wear Trumpers GFT which I think it one of the best of the genre.
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I own and prefer wearing Intensa, but do think that the original Colonia is actually the better scent. Come to think of it, I need to retest it - I may prefer it to Intensa now, given how my tastes have changed.
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OKay so my sample decants of these came today from Perfumed Court (except Essenza, which isn't available yet). First impressions:
Colonia (original): the finest lemon top note I've ever smelled. settles into a soft and beautiful balance of florals and citrus. wow, what a winner. pure Italy.
Assoluta: I was expecting a lot from this after it's top finish in the poll. but I wasn't terribly impressed. It smells a lot like CREED's Aubepine Acacia to me, with a good dose of lavender on top. Clean smelling and neutral.
Intensa: aside from the fact that I'm still questioning if PerfumedCourt accidentally decanted Rose 31 instead of Intensa, I like it. But I swear this smells almost identical to Rose 31 to me. That dirty, spicy rose vibe. I find this to be a little more well rounded, however.
Colonia to many is the benchmark eau de cologne though it is of the more floral and sweeter type. I suspect it no longer uses all natural ingredients though. It is simply citrus (lemon), flowers (verbena, rose, ylang), and musk. It could probably do without the ylang though.
I have owned both Colonia (Original) and Intensa and just purchased Essenza; so far, I would say Intensa but that might change shortly when I try out the Essenza sample I just received today. So I might be changing my post/response here on the fact of trying out the Essenza sample. I hope this helps some?...
I wore Essenza for Thanksgiving today and it smells refined and classy...like all the other Acqua di Parma fragrances.
Personally my two favorites are:
Last edited by fragranceluvr; 26th November 2010 at 03:07 AM. Reason: update to question of which is the best Acqua di Parma
At the moment: Intensa. I`ve order Assoluta today (blind), and I`m very excited!
My favorite is Essenza. Longevity and sillage are very weak, however.
I've tried Colonia and Essenza. I prefer the Essenza, really classy and longevity is pretty good on me.
I'm an Assoluta man.
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I really prefer the Assoluta compared to the others
I liked colonia better than assoluta but I've yet to try Intensa
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Colonia and Intensa for me..
Absolutely *love* the Colonia scent and like Assoluta. Colonia is easily my favorite though.
I tried three scents from AdP and one stood out - something that smelled very powdery (I like powder/dust ). Which one could this be?