Reviews and Problems with Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza
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reformulated in 2013...not the same any more
13 February 2014
Summary: many fragrances are reformulating to heed the decision by the IFRA (international fragrance association) which is banning or setting lower limits on a whole host of ingredients central to many popular fragrances. i just purchased....and promptly returned a bottle of AdP Essenza to nordstroms after smelling it. a full third of the top notes were authentic citrus (now banned) and have been replaced with synthetics.
Summary: i am sitting here with one wrist sprayed from a bottle one year old and one sprayed with a new bottle. the new bottle is nothing like the older one. my nose finds it tragic and aerosol like. what happened i wondered. what i learned is it was reformulated to comply with IFRA new regulations on ingredients. the world of citrus in fragrance is gone via regulation and thus the top notes that are the breath of thisAdP are vapid and synthetic now....worse though ..
Summary: You might ask whether Acqua di Parma needs to add another Colonia to their line up, but after smelling Essenza my opinion is that yes, this fragrance is an extremely nice addition. So what's different about this one? Essenza's citrus top is slightly different, having noticeable grapefruit notes. This is a perfect top to the heart of lily of the valley and jasmine. The combination of grapefruit, lily of the valley and jasmine works extremely well.
Summary: This was my first blind buy and at first i was very disappointed. But quickly my mood and opinion changed. After wearing it a couple of times my love for this scent grew and grew. Instead of old-fashioned I get a fresh and sophisticated feel when i wear this. Very classy and clean. A fresh citrus kick at the beginning but mellowing down after a half an hour or so. The longevity is great and just can't rtop sniffing my wrist when i wear this.
Summary: Essenza opens with a familiar take on the heavenly opening of AdP Colonia, while throwing in a bit more orange. At this point it and the original are very similar. Where Essenza diverges slightly from Colonia is in the heart notes... Essenza tones down the floral, and replaces most of the rose of the original with a quite noticeable rosemary herb note (among others).
Summary: A really well made fragrance for the lovers of the genre. What a bracing beginning! The first explosion of grapefruit-petit grain, tart citrus, aromatic-minty herbs, lymphatic flowers and patchouli is refined, "frozen kind" and sharply classy. The juice is first of all cool and minty, furthermore floral with a great take on muguet and jasmine, than finally woody and musky with a touch of powder.
Summary: One of my favourite fragrances. Classy, fresh, complex....all the positive traits of a winner. On me it shows off the unbeatable combination of fresh/citrus-floral-woody in an Italian way. Classical and traditional, yes, but at the same time modern and elegant. On me it is as long lasting as any other EDT.
Summary: Nothing is as romantic, evoking, tender as this Cologne. Its smell reminds me of a good memory of the past, the smell of my grandfathers and its effect on my is that I feel calm, tranquil and sexy. I love this product.
Summary: A favorite scent - perfect for warm weather everyday This is a wonderful scent. It's lemony without smelling chemically or like disinfectant. Hits all the right notes for me. I was a bit surprised that it didn't last longer....