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    Default Acqua di Parma Assoluta or Acqua di Parma Essenza?

    Hi guys,

    I am going to blind buy one of them, but still consider which one is deserved to buy, following some criteria:

    1. Which one has more soapy sent?
    2. Which one lasts longer?
    3. Which one has the better projection?
    4. Which one is more versatile?
    5. Which one is more classy?

    Thank you ^^

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma Assoluta or Acqua di Parma Essenza?

    Acqua di Parma Essenza is what you're looking for!

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma Assoluta or Acqua di Parma Essenza?

    IMO Essenza may be the best of the Acqua Di Parma line. Assoulta turned sour on my skin after about an hour, essenza is vibrant and just downright classy with good sillage and longevity.

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma Assoluta or Acqua di Parma Essenza?

    Essenza is a very good fragrance (I own it; I don't currently own Assoluta). However, I personally find it's longevity to be quite poor.

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma Assoluta or Acqua di Parma Essenza?

    Of the two: Assoluta

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma Assoluta or Acqua di Parma Essenza?

    This one ↓↓↓:

    Colonia Assoluta by Acqua di Parma
    - Upon application, one is treated to a deluge of citrus. Orangey and slightly peppery bergamot, sweet and bitter orange, as well as lemon-scented verbena, all interplay in a sparkling, citric accord. This invigorating accord is showered by various spices, namely, a somewhat spicy and aromatic cardamom, a fruity and creamy, pink pepper, as well as a smooth and spicy, chili pepper. This diffusive brew percolates a bit, and meanders to the heart. Here, florals infuse the stimulating opening. A tutti-frutti jasmine, a sweet rose, a dusty orchid, and a sweetly balsamic and exotic ylang-ylang immerse the citrus mix. A faint undercurrent of spicy cedarwood carries the morphed melange to the base. Here, the cedarwood comes into its own, imparting its cypress-ish facets with their woody and piney aura. Patchouli adds its earthy and slightly musty aspects, while white musk imbues its faint soapiness. Magical amber supplies a somewhat dark and sweetish shading of resins and woods as well. The confluence of the foregoing leads to a comforting drydown. A truly unisex composition, it is higly versatile, and will accommodate a suit and tie as well as gentlemanly casual attire. This high-quality and elegant Eau de Cologne has good projection, a 2-3 hour, scent cloud before passing to a skin scent, and good longevity, at least 7 hours, and will shine in spring, summer, and fall.

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma Assoluta or Acqua di Parma Essenza?

    Both are excellent choices. I get better longevity with Assoluta, but slightly prefer Essenza.
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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma Assoluta or Acqua di Parma Essenza?

    Assoluta is far superior in every aspect.
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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma Assoluta or Acqua di Parma Essenza?

    Overall, Essenza. It's more masculine, classic and versatile. Maybe assoluta wins the longevity contest.

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma Assoluta or Acqua di Parma Essenza?

    Both are quality scents. Because I felt it was a bit more masculine and classy I purchased Essenza. I do not have a problem with longevity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenhuynh87 View Post
    Hi guys,

    I am going to blind buy one of them, but still consider which one is deserved to buy, following some criteria:

    1. Which one has more soapy sent?
    2. Which one lasts longer?
    3. Which one has the better projection?
    4. Which one is more versatile?
    5. Which one is more classy?

    Thank you ^^
    Essenza ticks all the above boxes. Very long lasting on me with a soapy barbershop vibe to it. Classy yet modern and oh so addictive!!

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