I only wear 2 colognes and this is one. Have blown through 5 bottles.....
sugar for shelly, amazon.com
15 February 2014
Summary: Women take heed. This is a man's cologne but not heavy. I bought my first bottle in Italy. I bought my 2nd bottle in Italy and made the mistake of getting the lighter Acqua di Parma Colonia. I used it but not the same. I like lighter fragrances. I am such a fan of this line I have bought every different scent they have. They are all nice but this one is my "signature" scent. I get so many compliments from both men and women everyday.
Summary: A pleasant and balanced verbena with bergamot opening lasts fifteen minutes. Nothing special but nice and traditional. On my skin skin then it collapses into a boring drydown of jasmine, wood and a slightly soapy amber, very close to my skin with a longevity of nearly three hours. Pleasant but not more, and after the first quarter of an hour a bit forgettable.
Summary: AdP Colonia Assoluta opens with a zesty citrus burst. Not as zesty as the original but what won me over is the warmth of the spicy, floral heart. I'm not sure if it is listed in the ingredients but I get a subtle lavender. This product has impressive longevity for a colone. It evokes a sense of comfort and a certain Mediterranean minimalist eloquence. Such classy freshness, it is an absolute joy to have such an all-weather, any occasion fragrance in my rotation!
Summary: This one has indeed been knocked around a bit on basenotes. IMO, this rendition of Colonia is good, but not great. It adds sort of a more clean finish to Colonia by adding ingredients such as vetiver. It also is a bit warmer in the drydown. Some spicy notes have been added, perhaps some cardamom and pepper. It does last a bit longer than Colonia, but it is still an EdC.
Summary: This is an interesting fragrance that seems to combine the traditional cologne with some type of fougere. The opening is a blast of citrus with some modern elements like cardamom and ginger. The heart and base are fairly similar and composed of spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, sandalwood, and musk. AdP Assoluta is certainly longer lasting that the original, but that is about it.
Summary: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Assoluta and Green Irish Tweed are my two favorite frags as of Dec. 2009. Assoluta is the type of fragrance that can work for just about any climate and situation. Sophisticated, yet restrained. Clean, but won't make you smell like the typical fresh aquatics that rule the world today. Luxurious, and confident. These are qualities I associate with Assoluta.
Summary: Opens in a more purely flowery way than the original. It's heavier and more powdery as well, with more orange and less lemon. I guess they use some aldehydes, because sometimes I get a buttery sensation that I had never previously understood when reading other people's reviews of florals. It's too feminine for me, in a heavier but more relaxed way than the original...plus it feels about 10 years older.
Summary: It took me a few wears to completely understand and love this scent. On first wearing, I immediately fell in love with the top notes that are a beautiful classic smelling orange and lemon citrus blast that is quite similar to the original AdP Colonia and must be the JC Ellena part of the scent. They are his best work outside of his masterpiece, TdH in my opinion, and are absolutely incredible.
Summary: Very nice smelling and VERY strong during the first 3-4 hours. This will do very well for a suit and tie gentlemen or during the summer. I find this even more assertive than say, GIT. But does this remind you of some body deo or Old Spice that one splash on after the shower? Very barbershop, very 'out of the shower and splash' feel. Very clean, very bright. But for the price point, I am not so keen. Also, parts of it do smell synthetic. Is this a EDC?