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    Default Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    Which do you feel is the most versatile and better fragrance with performance and smell?
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    Just wore Essenza today. It's my favorite from the whole line, just because it smells better than the rest. It's fresh, soapy and has an interesting neroli note. I find it also very elegant.

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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    Essenze is far superior smell-wise, IMO.
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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    Essenza is probably my favourite from the entire AdP lineup. Smells great and I get very good performance. Many of the others just miss the mark. The original Colonia would be a close second choice.
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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    Even if off-topic, if neither of the two are for some reason (at least not for now) an option, also adding Colonia Assoluta worth considering as an alternative option/honorable mention both in terms of performance and of versatility

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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    I prefered Assoluta but now I only have Essenza. I think I now prefer Adp Essenza. I find it more solid with better projection and it has a very elegant and atractive soapy vibe.

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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    I think they are all very versatile and smell great, but Intensa is my favorite of all of them

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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    Intensa is the only ADP Colonia that gets a thumbs down. On the other hand, Essenza is very close to the original and is quite nice......

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    I've only smelled Intensa but I really enjoy the cardamom and ginger in it. Not enough to warrant a bottle at the moment though. I may have to try Essenza as well.
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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza is more versatile of the two, my favorite would be the original Colonia by far.
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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    Essenza is more versatile. They’re both worth owning, though. Intensa works better in cold weather.

    Start with the original colonia, preferably vintage. All other AdPs are distant seconds to the original beauty.

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    Stachydrine hydrochloride is extracted from the flower of Chrysanthemum parthenium. It promoted the protein expression of IL-12 and IL-6, as well as the mRNA expression of T-bet and RORγt, while inhibiting the mRNA expression of GATA-3 and Foxp3.
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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    Colonia Intensa is better for ME.

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    Essenza is very classic smelling with great performance. I think it might suit you well.

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    Assoluta

    I own Essenza and Assoluta and while I agree that Essenza is probably a bit more versatile, I prefer Assoluta. Haven‘t tried Intensa yet, but planning on rotating through all of them (Colonia Futura!).


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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    The neroli of Essenza turned me off as it’s not a favorite note of mine. I use the Intensa regularly, but performance is not great.

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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    Assoluta is (was, it's been discontinued about 12 months ago) my favourite of the 3.

    I'd look in to trying Pura. It's not spoken about very often but it's maybe the most versatile/wearable of the lot. The whole line veers a bit too 'old school' or 'hand soap' for my tastes and I'd say Pura fixes a lot of that.
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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    Essenza is the best in ADP line. Intensa is not even close in my book.

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    Maybe I'm the only one with this opinion, but I honestly think that the original Colonia smells far better than Essenza.
    Performance isn't that good of course.
    But I would rather wear Colonia and respray than wearing Essenza.

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    Default Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

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