For me it's Assoluta hands down.
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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. . .
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
Assoluta all the way!
I am going to be the "Black" sheep (pun intended) and say Essenza.
All are nice implementations of the same theme. Very Euro and classically understated.
Assoluta is the one that takes me somewhere special.
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 don't think there is a consensus. Opinion is probably fairly evenly divided among the various products.
I vote for the original Colonia.
In my book Assoluta is soooo much better than all other together!
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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To me, both Cologna and Assoluta
Intensa - Last much, much longer than the original and the dry down is a beautiful wood/leather/citrus combo that's great.
Assoluta, though I really enjoy the original Colonia as well. Haven't tried the others yet.
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...
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?