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    Default Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud

    Its obvious from the beginning that this is an oud fragrance. It doesn't resemble Montale's take on oud, but is most similar to Bon'd NY Amber in character. Lemon and coriander brighten it up a bit, but overall it feels synthetic and not very smooth. The lemon is out of character. Its trying to mix night and day with the lemon as day and the bewitchment of dark oud as night. The result is a juxtapose between the two that doesn't work. There is something synthetic like plastic in there that I find off-putting. I can't comment on longevity and sillage becuase I didn't care to wear it. I award this a thumbs down for lack of originality of the note and trying to combine something bright like lemon with it. Do you all feel that Lemon works with oud?
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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud

    I think that lemon can temper the oud sometimes.

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud

    I found the oud in this to be too similar to Dark Aoud -- but not as bold an exciting -- to make it worth any further attention.
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    A lovely fragrance IMO, I like it very much. I would buy a bottle if it wasn't for the price, €160 for a 100 ml bottle is too steep for my wallet. They made a bad decision to make this one an exclusive fragrance. Longevity is very good BTW.
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    A thumbs up from me on this one. I like this one a lot.

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    A mistake . . . couldn't find any redeeming features, I'm afraid.

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    I don't mind being in the minority here, but I'm persuaded to do a skin test to see if I'm missing something. I agree with Mr. reasonable in that I could not find a redeemable quality.
    Last edited by Scentologist; 28th March 2013 at 08:12 AM.
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    The original Colonia is a classic but the subsequent riffs on the theme seem to get worse and worse.

    This Oud one is extremely synthetic - I mean most of the obligatory 'Ouds' from western houses are - but this one just didn't click at all. Give it a shot, by all means - I tried it a couple of times but even with pretty low expectations to start with I was disappointed. I was reading elsewhere that someone had come up with a well tuned bergamote + oud and I don't see why citrus and oud couldn't work quite well but this one just seems confused.

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud

    It is a better Oud + lime than Montale Oud Lime. Oud lime is not the favorite combination

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud

    It's not bad. I clearly get the Acqua di Parma DNA in it, even though it is very different. It is a longevity BEAST, but I don't think the fragrance quite works. Nice to wear ever few months, but nothing I am ever really craving.

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    I think it is very good fragrance. I would choose this one over royal oud. Futhermore, i never consider oud as dark or night

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    the most amazing scent i ever smelled, totally unique, classy and sophisticated

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    Quote Originally Posted by zZMoonLightZz View Post
    I think it is very good fragrance. I would choose this one over royal oud. Futhermore, i never consider oud as dark or night
    +1.

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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud

    very good, indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zZMoonLightZz View Post
    I think it is very good fragrance. I would choose this one over royal oud. Futhermore, i never consider oud as dark or night
    I tried it at Saks Fifth and it was very nice.It does project very well and lasts, so maybe a spray to the chest. one at the bast of the throat and then to a wrist to dab against the other and that should be good to go. Too much, it gave my daughter a headache in the car. Just a spray or two, she was telling me it smelled nice, and since she usually never comments, that means its good.

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    I also tried this recently along with Colonia Leather. They both have the same DNA and I actually love them both. For me, at least for the climate I live in, these are "lighter" versions of leather/oud which is exactly what I would look for. By lighter I mean scent wise. Performance wise these last all day on me. Very nice indeed.

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    Never put more than 2 sprays on and stay away from face put on mid section. Its a beast more than 2 sprays your going to have a head banging time and upset stomach.
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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud

    Its definitely an interesting one. Im debating whether I like this one or Leather more. I think I like this one more, because AdP Leather is also similar to Montale Leather Aoud, which I love

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    I feel like this one may be looked back upon years from now as a classic or at least one of the better "Ouds" of this era
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    Default Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud

    Same here
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    A thumbs up from me on this one. I like this one a lot.

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    Now this is strange. This has been hailed everywhere that it lasts like forever on skin. I've tried this now couple of times from a sample and it is just a faint skin scent after two hours.

    Maybe my mind and nose are just playing tricks with me. Will test further.
    Last edited by Herne; 29th September 2015 at 07:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herne View Post
    Now this is strange. This has been hailed everywhere that it lasts like forever on skin. I've tried this now couple of times from a sample and it is just a faint skin scent after two hours.

    Maybe my mind and nose are just playing tricks with me. Will test further.
    This may happen. It's the same with me and Creed Bois du Portugal. It's supposed to have nuclear stayingpower and good projection, but on my skin it's gone after an hour! Oh well, I suppose it's just my nose...
    Acqua di Parma Oud an the other hand, I can easy detect on my skin at the end of the day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herne View Post
    Now this is strange. This has been hailed everywhere that it lasts like forever on skin. I've tried this now couple of times from a sample and it is just a faint skin scent after two hours.

    Maybe my mind and nose are just playing tricks with me. Will test further.
    This is one of the fragrances that may cause serious nose fatigue.
    I get different results with every wearing, simply because the huge blast of topnotes locks your nose.
    Trust me, this is a beast.

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