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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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    Default what is the best Acqua di Parma?

    i want to get my first one. wanted to know what the consensus is around here.

    do you think AdP are quality frags? worth the price?

    thanks

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    For me it's Assoluta hands down.
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    Start with Colonia. It's been around since 1916 - proof that it's a great scent. So refined, so versatile, so perfect for any occasion. You won't ever regret having this in your collection. Bonus points for wearing it in chic resort settings, where it seems to be scent de rigueur. . . all for the better, IMO. . .

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    Intensa, for me.

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    Do the Blu Med. ones not count in this discussion? I liked Mirto the best of any I tried....from your list, I would go Colonia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Force of One View Post
    Do the Blu Med. ones not count in this discussion? I liked Mirto the best of any I tried....from your list, I would go Colonia
    yea i wanted to start with the basics and go into the blue meds a little later. thanks for your input tho

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    Assoluta all the way!

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    I am going to be the "Black" sheep (pun intended) and say Essenza.

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    All are nice implementations of the same theme. Very Euro and classically understated.

    Assoluta is the one that takes me somewhere special.

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    Intensa.

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    Colonia (original). A solid summer favourite of mine, and the dusky rose note in the drydown is something else.
    A couple of years back when I was exploring this house, I tested both the original and intensa versions at the same time (sprays on each hand). The latter completely overwhelmed the former, and I (mistakenly) thought the original was a lightweight. Luckily, I carried on testing the two separately, and found the original more to my liking. Longevity and projection are excellent. This scent make me want to don a white linen shirt, slick my hair, board my (imaginary) yacht and set sail for the Med.

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    Profumo.

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    I don't think there is a consensus. Opinion is probably fairly evenly divided among the various products.

    I vote for the original Colonia.

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    Default Re: what is the best Acqua di Parma?

    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    Colonia (original). A solid summer favourite of mine, and the dusky rose note in the drydown is something else.
    A couple of years back when I was exploring this house, I tested both the original and intensa versions at the same time (sprays on each hand). The latter completely overwhelmed the former, and I (mistakenly) thought the original was a lightweight. Luckily, I carried on testing the two separately, and found the original more to my liking. Longevity and projection are excellent. This scent make me want to don a white linen shirt, slick my hair, board my (imaginary) yacht and set sail for the Med.
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    I've tried all 4 side by side, Colonia is still the one.
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    In my book Assoluta is soooo much better than all other together!
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    I've spent quality time with all four and Colonia is still the only one for me.

    Is it / has it been meddled with? I really hope LVMH bean counters or IFRA restrictions don't screw this one up - it would be a real loss if they mess with it. To be honest I think the flankers are pretty redundant - Assoluta is wearable I guess but it has lost the casual breeziness of the original IMO.

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    Colognia Original for me...is fresh citrus smelling and i like it most of the others!
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    I like Assoluta, the original Colonia is very nice, but does not work on my skin. I find assoluta a bit more round and with no "powdery" rose. I think the three former ones are on a league of their own as for their elegance and versatitlity, but I didn't make up my mind about Essenza yet...
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    Default Re: what is the best Acqua di Parma?

    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Intensa.
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    To me, both Cologna and Assoluta
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pimpinett View Post
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    Default Re: what is the best Acqua di Parma?

    Intensa - Last much, much longer than the original and the dry down is a beautiful wood/leather/citrus combo that's great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    Intensa - Last much, much longer than the original and the dry down is a beautiful wood/leather/citrus combo that's great.
    Agree completely! Intensa here

    I tried Essenza last week and do like it alot too
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    by the way, can someone else try going to the Acqua di Parma corporate website and let me know if they are getting a malware security warning? I've tried it in both Safari and Chrome and get the same warning. Strange.

    www.acquadiparma.com

    thanks

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    Assoluta, though I really enjoy the original Colonia as well. Haven't tried the others yet.

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    Default Re: what is the best Acqua di Parma?

    Quote Originally Posted by fugazi View Post
    by the way, can someone else try going to the Acqua di Parma corporate website and let me know if they are getting a malware security warning? I've tried it in both Safari and Chrome and get the same warning. Strange.

    www.acquadiparma.com

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    Default Re: what is the best Acqua di Parma?

    Been wearing Colonia and Intensa quite regularly, and for now, I'm torn between those 2. Possibly Intensa with an edge over the regular, at this very moment. It really depends on my mood...

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    Default Re: what is the best Acqua di Parma?

    Quote Originally Posted by fugazi View Post
    do you think AdP are quality frags? worth the price?
    They're great fragrances - and definitely worth the price. You've got to try them first, however, to see which one you like the best. As many colleagues here have already said, start with Colonia. I wear both Colonia and Intensa - Intensa being quite different from the others.


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    Original Colonia.
    Here's to hoping they release another modern flanker not so full of synthetic vetiver like Essenza...focusing much more on the exact same citrus/verbena/rose/tonka used in the original.
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    i like the colonia in the edc form i think am i the only one who feels this way?

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