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View Poll Results: best Acqua di Parma?

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  • Colonia (original)

    42 31.82%
  • Intensa

    27 20.45%
  • Assoluta

    48 36.36%
  • Essenza

    15 11.36%
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  1. #31
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    Default Re: what is the best Acqua di Parma?

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    i like the colonia in the edc form i think am i the only one who feels this way?
    Isn't that the only concentration it is produced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fugazi View Post
    isn't that a ladies perfume?
    It's a soft and plush chypre which is marketed to women (mainly). If you happen to like chypres, you could do a lot worse than Profumo!

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    Assoluta for me.....I also Love Colonia.....I want to try Essenza!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    i like the colonia in the edc form i think am i the only one who feels this way?
    According the poll as of this moment you are one of eighteen who feel this way

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    Essenza is getting clobbered. It wasn't that bad...

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    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!

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    +1 for Essenza
    Quite like the soapiness from opening

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    I have recently switched to liking Intensa best.

  9. #39

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    Essenza--seems to have superior longevity for me too

  10. #40

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    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.

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    Default Re: what is the best Acqua di Parma?

    Quote Originally Posted by fugazi View Post
    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.
    I get what you mean. They're fragrance cousins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fugazi View Post
    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
    uuggghhhh... update, 3 hours later... this thing dries down to a baby powdery feminine mess. that sucks cuz it starts out so good.

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    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.

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    Default Re: what is the best Acqua di Parma?

    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:

    1. Intensa

    2. Essenza
    Last edited by fragranceluvr; 26th November 2010 at 02:07 AM. Reason: update to question of which is the best Acqua di Parma

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    At the moment: Intensa. I`ve order Assoluta today (blind), and I`m very excited!

  18. #48

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    I voted for Assoluta

  19. #49

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    My favorite is Essenza. Longevity and sillage are very weak, however.

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    I've tried Colonia and Essenza. I prefer the Essenza, really classy and longevity is pretty good on me.

  21. #51

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    I'm an Assoluta man.

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    intensa


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    I really prefer the Assoluta compared to the others

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    Quote Originally Posted by fugazi View Post
    do you think AdP are quality frags? worth the price?

    thanks
    Personally for me - no.

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    I liked colonia better than assoluta but I've yet to try Intensa
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Colonia and Intensa for me..

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    Default Re: what is the best Acqua di Parma?

    Absolutely *love* the Colonia scent and like Assoluta. Colonia is easily my favorite though.

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    I tried three scents from AdP and one stood out - something that smelled very powdery (I like powder/dust ). Which one could this be?

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