15th January 2014

Acqua di Parma Colonia Collection

Acqua di Parma Group

Re-Branded Signature (Thomas) copy

France is often regarded as the epicentre of the perfume world, and rightly so, this country is responsible for the majority of the most wonderful and classic perfumes to have graced the earth.  So yes, it’s right to say that France is the kingdom of perfume but it’s not the only country to have produced great fragrance and now that the world is a much smaller place we are seeing perfume from all over the place, such as; Oman (Amouage), Germany (4711) and America (Estée Lauder), and it is worth noting that other European destinations have contributed their fair share of scent to the world.

One particular place that is pretty good for perfume, and quite underrated for that matter is Italy. It’s hardly a surprise when you think about it; Italy is a beautiful country with a wealth of fragrant cues found in the food, landscapes and vitality of the people, after all.  The Italian’s also have a wonderful sense of style and thirst for life that is easily translated into the spirit of a perfume.  Brands such as Eau d’Italie are perfect examples of how this spirit has been ‘bottled’ by niche brands, if you pardon the pun.

Perhaps the most famous of Italian perfume brands is Acqua di Parma, a house that captures the spirit, style and traditions of Italy.  Opening their doors just under 100 years ago in Parma, Acqua di Parma launched with just one fragrance – a cologne that they describe as being “the first real Italian cologne”.  The house has since grown and now offers a wide range of scents and colognes, all embodying the innate sense of sophistication and quality that makes the brand so popular.

Acqua di Parma’s famous cologne – ‘Colonia’ – is still available today, 98 years after its launch and is available in a number of different guises.  This means that whatever way you like to take your Colonia you can have it four ways; straight up, (the original), ‘zhuzzed up’ (Assoluta), ‘smartened up’ (Essenza) and ‘tweeded up’ (Intensa).

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Acqua di Parma Colonia

Colonia

Colonia is what I like to call a ‘straight up’ cologne, falling squarely into the category of a simple idea executed masterfully.  Everything one would expect from an Eau de Cologne is there – citrus (lemon, orange & bergamot) herbs (rosemary), flowers (lavender, orange blossom&the sleek sheen of hedione) and musk – in excellent proportion, making for a well balanced and spring-like cologne evocative of bright Italian days.

What is perhaps most remarkable about Colonia however, is its tenacity.Unlike many Eau de Colognes, Acqua di Parma’s signature cologne isn’t subtle or quiet and it does last a reasonable amount of time, thanks in part to its base of warm amber and supple coumarin.  This injection of warm, resinous materials in the base adds a velvety floor, for which the lighter, more ethereal notes can rest, allowing them to shimmer on for the longest time.

Colonia is a super-stylish cologne that simply smells great.  It’s presented as a no fuss, easy to wear and nicely proportioned scent that strikes the right balance between being an uncomplicated fragrance with hidden depth.  My advice, spritz some on (don’t be shy) and feel like the most fashionable person in the world.

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Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

Colonia Assoluta

Assoluta is much in the same vein as the citrus sophistication of Colonia, but it is different in the sense that it takes an altogether spicier route, zhuzhing up the classic signature of the original with measured doses of sour orange, cardamom and pimento.

The base is richer too, with a bold streak of vetiver, serving as a nice contrast to the tartness of the citrus and amplifying the general hum of spice that makes Assoluta more of a complex and intriguing experience.  If Colonia is the stylish, free spirit of the Italian people for summer days then this more mature interpretation of Eau de Cologne is for warmer summer evenings spent dining al fresco.

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Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza

Colonia Essenza

Essenza is an interesting beast.  At first it feels incredibly zesty and lively with a sweet burst of mouth-watering Satsuma, almost as if one is biting into a thick and juicy piece of fruit.  But this all quickly subdues and Essenza rapidly becomes a warmer and darker take on Eau de Cologne that feels perfectly suited for formal wear.  In fact, it feels positively out of place if not accompanied by a crisp shirt and tie.

The citrus is bolstered and elongated by a patchouli gauze, which in turn adds a sense of darkness to the zesty quality of all that fruit.  It is by far my favourite of the bunch and succeeds at being even more sophisticated than the original, albeit in an unusual and surprisingly citrus-centric way.  Also to Essenza’s credit, it takes cues from notable (and stylish) Italian masculines such as Armani Eau Pour Homme and Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme, tipping its cap to the country’s fragrant hall of fame.

Given the chance, I’d utilise Essenza as a go-to work scent – one that presents a character that is both serious yet vivacious – a perfume of contrasts.

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Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa

Colonia Intensa

Colonia Intensa (that’s ‘intense’ to you and me) is reportedly the masculine one of the bunch but if you’re sensible you’ll ignore that label, as this one, much like the others in Acqua di Parma’s cologne family, is entirely unisex.  Where Intensa differs from the others is in its use of typically masculine ingredients, namely wood and leather.  These give this particular take on Colonia a more rustic, refined and definitely relaxed persona.

Guaic wood makes Intensa a cologne with a robust and solid texture, showcasing a delicate layer of spicy facets.  The leather adds sweet powder and benzoin gives the proceedings an odd but interesting waxy feel.  All this adds up to apensive cologne that almost feels as if it would be found tucked away in an old library nose deep in a dusty book.

This one’s for those dapper country types that prefer the cool, misty outdoors of the English countryside to the sparkling seas and landscapes of Italy.  Tally-ho, pip-pip and all that.

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Over to you

Tell me, how do you take your ‘Colonia’?

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  • Flic Chapman

    Colonia Essenza is an absolute favourite of my partner’s, and definitely one of mine as well. He puts a small amount right on the back of his neck and behind his ears, and the hints of lemon and grape always tickle my nose whenever I hug him. The smell is delicate but quite a deep smell, and my imagination always runs away with me and I assume he has morphed in to Ryan Gosling. Luckily, he smells so good I don’t mind when I realise it’s still him.

  • Lyubov Hristova

    I am a fan of all Acqua di Parma Colonia versions, but if I have to choose, I prefer Intensa and Essenza. Funny as it may sound, but the original and Assoluta are a drop more masculine and straight cologne-ish to me. Essenza turns powdery soapy on me, more retro with the bitter side of the citrus peel (and chyprey, gadly). Intensa behaves a lot like Eau de Musk by Narciso Rodriguez on my skin. The citrus notes are strangely rubberry at first, but then turn into a fluffy cream. Their staying power is uber-good for citrus colognes. Both make a decent aromatic meditation companion when I practice yoga. Pitty, I only have a few drops in my vials. Let’s hope, I’ll get the chance to win! Thank you for the generous draw.

  • Fazal Cheema

    my favorite purchase was Colonia Intensa and it was hard to imagine it has been based upon such an old formula. its beauty inspired me to get the original colonia and i hear colonia’s oud version is also a beauty.

  • Bertrand Van Asch

    “Colonia Intensa” was one of my signature scents, a classic I often got nice feedback on. It’s been a while i haven’t worn it. Maybe because my last bottle is empty… 🙂
    “Intensa oud” has been in my radar for a while, my skin loves it and it has a wonderful drydown. I especially like the travel atomizer the brand launched for those fragrances, very classy and handy.

  • Tracy LeBon

    I have never smelled it…would love the opportunity!

  • kyle O’Neill

    I find the colonia line to be something I can wear any time I’m going out or hanging with friends. It smells good no matter what the season is, particularly colonial essenza, which reminds me of my first steps outside with a pair of khaki jeans and a polo in the Summer. I’m personally quote fan of versatility in my fragrances. Something I can wear every day if I choose, and the colonia line is exactly that. If I can’t wear essenza, I can wear intensa in the winter or fall if I know its going to be cold. I still do not have anything more than decants or splits of these fragrances however, so I would love the “full package!”

  • Liz G Smith

    really fab fragrance for daily use as well as a little special for date night!

  • Etomidac

    My favourites of the bunch are Colonia and Colonia Intensa.
    First reason is that who doesn’t need a good quality classic cologne in their collection? I can spray it on any day and feel good and uplifted!
    Colonia Intensa is what I reach for at times for a deeper, classier presence or during those cooler evenings.

  • Mihailo Vukoicic

    My personal favorite is the basic model – the original Colonia that is. Amazing opening and a dry-down to die for. The base notes of Colonia remind me of Kouros, minus the dirty factor of the latter. So simple, yet so incredibly rich and very Italian if you will. It can be a lovely change of pace when one gets tired of the heavier fragrances which we use during winter months. Both longevity and sillage are fantastic. I own Iris Nobile EdP (do not care about the label and that it is in fact a women’s perfume), but I would love, love love to own Colonia. Good luck everybody, OXOX,
    M

  • Jason Hedy

    The full Colonia line is a masterpiece. I find each fragrance to be in a league of it’s own when it comes to elegant citrus fragrances at an affordable price. I personally wear Colonia. I live in southern California, which has a relatively similar Mediterranean climate as Italy, the home of Acqua di Parma. I can wear Colonia any day of the week, and I wish I could without running out of this fragrance. It reminds me as if I was on the streets of Italy. If I could, I would bathe in it, which is why I would love to win the full package of the fragrance that you are offering! Colonia Essenza is another fragrance that I would love to get my hands on. As a college student soon to enter the professional world, this is a fragrance that exudes both class and confidence. Acqua di Parma has created a truly remarkable line and I would be so grateful to have won the Colonia fragrance package from you!

  • JonnaH.

    My fav. is definitely Colonia. For me it`s like holiday in Italy wich continue around a year. So I really like to use it in winter, when here in North is cold, windy and snowy.

  • Manides

    I didn’t even see it in perfume shops… but I would love to get at least a sample.

    P.S.: I didn’t know Amouage comes from Oman.

  • kvz

    Strong, intense and preferably not alone 😉

  • Daniel Bain Milmine

    I have a sample of Colonia and to be honest for its age it is still very relevant today. Although quite “soapy” on my olfactory palate, its a creamy lemony smooth scent that I can still wear. Although I think it would be more appropriate to where when I am older perhaps around 35, rather than my current age of 22.

    Thanks for your reviews Thomas!

  • Debby Brown

    The subtle sophistication of the Colonia Essenza on my better half gets me every time; a versatile scent that always smells great and really suits him. I haven’t bought any of the others for him yet, but would love to be able to treat him as I’m sure the other products would match the quality and keep him smelling gorgeous as well as looking it 🙂

  • JuliA G.

    Living in Italy, I have definitely smelled this Colonia before several times! My boy-friend has used the Essenza cologne before, until he ran out. It was delightful on him: thicker and richer than the standard cologne but still uplifting and refreshing. It would be nice to smell the original on him as well.. 🙂

  • Kemmers

    I wear it on the wrists, more subtle I find.

  • EVA

    i would be happy to give it to my husband or my sons ,am sure they will love it 🙂

  • Anna

    Aqua di Parma is my favourite when I tired and don’t feel like work because it bucks me up and makes me feel civilized and ready to face the world

  • Claire Smith

    Never tried it before but reading about the different kinds I think that Colonia Assoluta would be the one for me.

  • ashleigh allan

    I have never smelled it but would love to!

  • Hannah oneill

    I’ve never tried it, but I’d love to!

  • Phil Darling

    I go for Colonia Assoluta – I like how the spiciness affects my wife

  • jo nice

    HAS to be the original 🙂 it’s so uplifting and youthful.

  • liz denial

    Colonia Intensa is my favourite

  • joanne thomas

    It’s all new to me, but reading your write up i would love to give it a try

  • Laura Harris

    Funnily enough, commented to a work colleague about her fragrance only last week, and they said it was Colonia Intensa. Would love some for myself as it smelt divine!

  • olly1

    I have never smelt Colonia but I love the sound of the Essenza.

  • Emma

    I’ve never tried it but I am now very intrigued and would love to try some.

  • Zoe Hope

    I go Intensa – such a beautiful smell

  • katie w

    I’ve never had the chance to smell or use colonia, it sounds like a beautiful smells and would love the chance to try and it and become a huge fan

  • Sue Hodges

    I prefer Assoluta

  • Gaz Mills

    I must admit to being a massive fan of the Assoluta. I wear it for work and often have comments on the lovely scent I give off! It is also noted how late into the afternoon, sometimes in a very stuffy office, I still give off a lovely scent.

  • Kasia Lewandowska

    I love Colonia Intensa. I share it with my partner. I love smelling him when he uses this particular scent. And I use it sometimes because I want to smell like him 🙂

  • rebecca Lloyd

    Intensa. Suits me down to the ground 🙂

  • Suzanne Cooke

    I have never had the pleasure of using it but I would love to.

  • Wendy Tanner

    Essenza is the only one my OH has tried so far

  • salsquiggle

    I take mine straight up! The original way.

  • Nadine

    Intensa baby! All day long!

  • Michelle Ptak

    Intensa with a smidgen of night air!! x

  • Cheryl Edwards

    Colonia Essenza sounds like my cup of tea.

  • Alana Walker

    Intensa is gorgeous, my partner wears it 🙂

  • lucky321

    i wear it whenever i want to feel uplifted and fresh, great smell x

  • julie kenny

    Assoluta makes my OH even more delicious x

  • rosie154

    Straight up, love those citrus notes!

  • liane mccreanor

    unfortunately ive not had the privledge of finding out 🙁 x

  • Jo welsh

    Have not tried but would love to try the Intensa.

  • sharon mead

    tweeded up!

  • SIMONE LEE

    straight up, is the best

  • maureen findley

    i like lashings of it on my boyfriend

  • Judith Leadbetter

    I have never had the pleasure of using it but I would love to.

  • Janine Phillips

    Love the original x

  • Louise Comb

    I take it shaken, and not stirred 🙂

  • Dawn Costen

    I would say Straight up! I haven’t tried it or even smelt it but I love the description of the Original scent!

  • Ellie Harrington

    Colonia Essenza because it’s sophisticated like me and it sounds absolutely gorgeous.

  • Ann Bache

    I TAKE MINE WITH A DASH OF ITALIAN

  • fallenangel713

    Never tried before, but would love to. Id take it the same way as I take everything. Straight up 😀

  • FionaLynne Edwards

    I love the citrus scent of the original Colonia

  • Delilah

    Straight up!

  • kimberleyjohnson

    l have never tried before, sounds lovely

  • Dee

    Straight up, always straight up.

  • Martin

    I have enjoyed the original in the past but via your description I will have to now try Essenza.

  • Insensé

    I may agree with you about Essenza being the one I prefer. What I like is to splash a cologne on me after beach 🙂

  • greig spencer

    splash loads of it on lol LOVE the original one the best

  • angela wilcox

    Never been lucky enough to try it, would love to though 🙂

  • Caroline H

    The Colonia original is lovely but I’m off out to track down some Intensa, it sounds amazing.

  • Nina Motylinski-Davies

    I Would love for my husband to have the opportunity to try any of them! They all sound incredible!

  • Rhi

    Assoluta!

  • Sarah-Jane Laycock

    Smartened up for me! x

  • David Walker

    straight

  • Rebecca D

    Intensa! It’s beautiful

  • Natalie Osborne Thomason

    IN LAYERS TO BUILD UP THE FRAGRANCE 🙂

  • Ula Rakusova

    I only tried the original, still have a decant somewhere, and remember it was lovely to wear in scorching summer

  • anthony harrington

    love citrus notes, I would love to smell it all day every day!

  • jillwebb

    Pure and simply original

  • jenniwren12

    The Intensa is great

  • Claire Woods

    original

  • Gillian Shiels

    Straight up for me

  • foz

    Oodles of it!

  • carolvs1

    I’m zhuzzed up Assoluta girl all the way- love lazy summer evenings with friends-

  • emilyomara

    I would only wear it to the most prestigious events and occasions, which require the utmost sophistication and a fragrance that would get me remembered…

  • carolvs1

    I’m a zhuzzed up Assoluta kinda gal – love those lazy summer evenings with friends and family

  • Helen Allan

    Assoluta sounds like my cup of tea but never had the pleasure of trying as yet.

  • sandra henderson

    Colonia Assoluta as i love the spicyness on the skin.

  • peter campbell

    with pride and a passion

  • juliebooth

    I love Colonia Intensa as it is a very saucy country smell, and my hubby and I both wear it but it does smell quite different, yet exciting, on both of us.

  • sarah birkett

    I love it when my husband wears it.

  • Will

    Essenza!

  • AD

    I love the original. 4 liberal spritzes

  • Michael J Higgins-Holdene

    I feel Acqua di Parma is such a great brand, Colonia is so simple yet powerful…

  • Nita

    My husband and I both loved the Original Assoluta. That was a lifetime ago. Literally. We haven’t used it since our daughter was born. Why ever not? It was so reviving!

  • Tom Baines

    the original for me as an everyday cologne a must

  • Kit Griffin

    Love Intensa on my boyfriend… sometimes we share!

  • Miriam

    Intensa all the way!

  • angiehoggett

    Essenza

  • flames.2

    i take colonia when i wanna feel fresh and energised with the feeling of walking in the fresh open air on a warm summers day

  • Darius D.

    Colonia Assoluta

  • natalja popsujeva

    Colonia Essenza for me

  • Laura Boyes

    I love the original colonia, it’s such a classic you can wear everywhere!

  • Max Amos

    Intensa

  • sunshine

    Colonia Assoluta

  • Caroline

    Colonia Assoluta

  • Ben Audsley

    Intensa is great!

  • Rennene Hartland

    Colonia Essenza xx

  • Julie Guy

    I’ve never tried, but I’d love to. 🙂

  • Stephanie.Y

    Colognes essenza!! I have so many great memories with this fragrance!

  • Mignon McKelvey

    The original on my husband

  • mecanopsis

    I love the original. It is refreshing for every day wear.

  • highrising51

    Neat Colonia Essenza thank you!!

  • Meryl Rees

    Colonia Essenza I would choose

  • Jennie Jackson Mse

    Essenza

  • Neil Harvey

    Shaken not stirred!Xx

  • Daisy

    Colonia was one of my signature fragrances for the longest time. When I revisit it, I’m always reminded how great it is. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  • chris2468

    how do you take your ‘Colonia’…………..every which way

  • Sue Jackson

    love the original x

  • sandian31

    Colonia Assaluta, straight up

  • doggroomer

    2 brief sprays, enough to keep people asking all day!

  • sambednarz

    I take my Colonia with a pinch of Summer Evening, a dose of Confidence and an air of Excitement. Love it!

  • Christine Northrop

    Colonia Essenza for me

  • Lisa Pires

    Original Colonia for me. If it was good enough for Audrey Hepburn, it’s good enough for me!

  • Clint Howat

    Colonia Essenza for me

  • Elizabeth Schlackman

    The Colonia Assoluta sounds (smells?) straight up my street!

  • Sad Muppet

    I like Colonia Intensa, I really like Colonia Essenza but I absolutely love Colonia Intensa Oud!

  • Amanda Hollingsworth

    Got to be the original but I was gutted when they stopped making the bath oil. I used to sneak a bath using Hubby’s Colonia Oil when he was out. I also love him even more when he’s got his Colonia aftershave on……so pure and so sexy! Xx

  • Allie Campbell

    Colonia Assoluta

  • maria blythin

    i take my colonia everyday to make me feel good x

  • Liz Pugh

    Straight – no ice or lemon needed!

  • martina caulfield

    Colonia Essenza

  • kimmy2849

    Colonia Essenza please

  • lyn

    Colonia Assoluta is taken with me in my sports bag to the gym

  • F1B

    Any way I can get it 🙂

  • JT

    Colonia Essenza

  • Sad Muppet

    I like Intensa, I really like Essenza but I love Intensa Oud!!!!!!!

  • Michael McMahon

    I’d put on my Armani suit splash on some Acqua di Parma Colognia and head out of my rented apt in Firenze, mingle with the locals doing their nightly ritual of ‘Passegiata, I’d cross over the Ponte vecchio heading up to Boboli gardens to watch the sun set, smelling great and feeling good 🙂

  • Gvillecreative

    I like them all, but I think that the original version is the most balanced and perfect for the most occasions. AdP is a great brand. I love love love their iris, and haven’t tried their bath care line. Fingers crossed that this is my chance!!

  • Faye Huntington

    I take mine to the extremes with an overpowering amount for summer evenings’ walks!

  • Paul Benns

    ADP Colonia – 3/4 sprays straight after my shower in the morning, then 2 further sprays on my sleeve for lunch and for dinner another 2 sprays giving a fresh feeling all day and a confident smile on my face!

  • Laura Pritchard

    Colonia Assoluta all the way!

  • Andy Reid

    I take mine two ways. Both traditionally Italian. For light summer days I like Uomo by Lorenzo Villoresi. This takes me back to my honeymoon in Florence and getting the chance to visit the LV studio and look at the Duomo from the south of the Arno. The other side is Santa Maria Novella Peau d’Espagne. A typical Spanish Leather cologne with extra medicinal oomph. This is the smell of an apothecary with hard oak tables that have soaked up centuries of perfumery. Dark, Smokey and distinctly masculine and very very stylish.

    So with this in mind, I think any of the Acqua di Parma colonia line would fit the bill but I think I’d choose Intensa or Essenza.

  • Elliot Dawson

    My favourite is Essenza, worn with some fancy clobber on a night out!

  • themannequinjack .

    I take mine both day and night, with a pretty generous amount 😉

  • Natalie Crossan

    Straight up! 😀

  • isabelle smith

    original version for me 🙂

  • stuartpayne

    I use Colonia Intensa whenever I get rescue it from my partner.

  • Suriz

    the original 🙂

  • nocona

    Colonia Essenza! Matches my nature and zest for life!!!! I love to wear this out!

  • JoBryan

    I take mine straight up, the original, not shaken or stirred!!

  • emma walters

    Colonia Essenza

  • Penelope Hannibal

    Definitely Colonia Intensa, I like to do things boldly if I am going to do them at all! 🙂

  • Emma Falvi

    the original

  • Sally Rees

    layered to perfection

  • Arturo

    Definately all tweeded up! An absolute classic!

    Think of the Mediterranian, Italy: lemons, oranges, vanilla, ginger, and all of that
    created in perfect harmony so as to resemble the very best the Italian summer
    has to offer. This scent literally lifts your mood like a sunset over
    the Isla di Capri. A very classic, timeless yet modern scent. One of, if not the! best
    citrus-ginger perfumes with quality available today.

  • Madeline Connolly

    the original

  • daisyduck

    Original, fruity and fresh, just like me 😉

  • Cecelia Allen

    Straight up, Colonia, The Original. SImply elegant and unspoilt

  • Emily Knight

    Assoluta for my partner – but I do sometimes steal it too!

  • thekiss

    Essenza for me

  • Paula Phillips

    Colonia Assoluta

  • Lila B Taylor

    Colonia Intensa for me 🙂

  • i like the original

  • cathrynbowen

    original for me any day

  • Janet Rumley

    ‘smartened up’ (Essenza) for a special evening

  • gfa01

    Like the original.

  • sarahfleck

    Straight Up

  • Karen Barrett

    My favourite is Essenza

  • Tony Jakara

    The original

  • Valerie B

    Gratefully! I love the Assoluta

  • Lyndsey Beckford

    I like Essenza best 🙂

  • Hayley Todd

    Essenza would be my choice 🙂

  • Christy Beckett

    I absolutely love the original x thanks

  • Georgia McAllister

    The Original is the best.

  • Liosach

    Colonia original…straight up

  • h_igoe

    Colonia Intensa for me

  • MixedSpice

    Colonia Essenza is the one I like best

  • Janet Liz Lewis

    I like the original

  • Jennifer Rhymer

    Colonia Assoluta – and I take it as it comes. Simple yet beautifully aromatic

  • Solange

    My favourite is Essenza

  • Yolanda Davis

    essenza for me please

  • Alison Turner

    My favourite is Essenza

  • bethymorgan

    The original

  • Kelly

    Essenza 🙂

  • Helenthemadex

    Original for me

  • Jamie

    original 🙂

  • chirag

    Original

  • cadizzy

    I take it in small doses as it doesn’t need much to give you a lift. Assoluta is my choice

  • Stuart Dunlop

    Like the original.

  • Julie Rogers

    original of course

  • Veronica Therawati

    Colonia Essenza is lovely!

  • Kathryn Casbolt

    My choice is Original – perfect for any occasion 🙂

  • Kelly

    Smartened up like the Colonia Essenza

  • Hertschick

    In the bath, with my fiancé 🙂

  • Kirsty Norton

    Straight Up for me! The perfect spring scent!

  • leanne phillips

    original for me ) xx

  • AliThorpe

    Zesty and juiy, a la Essenza!

  • ♫ Alison M ♪

    Straight up, Colonia, the original

  • cmcblain@googlemail.com

    the original

  • sarah mills

    orgininal

  • Sheri Darby

    Essenza is essential

  • sian hallewell

    Loving the hair conditioner, helps keep me looking good

  • gremlintrees

    Shaken … but NOT stirred

  • topsy29

    Colonia Assoluta – fabulous

  • TRACYMOORE66

    I love them all however the Essenza is my favourite. x

  • Jayne K

    Essenza

  • Lorraine Anderson Mse

    I love them all

  • creep4ward

    I like Intensia type more, just the stronger smells make me feel better somehow.

  • Victoria Cunniff

    Assoluta does it for me!

  • lisa ellison

    Colonia Intensa, straight out of the shower.

  • cornishgirl

    I’d go for Original but they all sound amazing!

  • diva1977

    THE ORIGINAL

  • Victoria Morrison

    essenza 🙂

  • cathyjam

    Essenza

  • Joanne Crosby

    Essenza for me 🙂

  • Annemieke Troost

    The Essenza is my favorite , it’s smells great on my man

  • Lani Nash

    with pleasure 🙂 Love Assoluta

  • All for different moods!

  • Jane Middleton

    Original, it’s a classic

  • Paula Harvey

    Colonia – Straight Up!! 😀

  • Viv Petrillo

    Essenza WORKS FOR ME!!

  • Jane Pring

    I love Essenza

  • Sam Furniss

    Assoluta!

  • Louise Payne

    I love Essenza I can close my eyes and the smell takes me to my travels through Italy and Greece .

  • Jules Hird

    Colonia Assoluta – just gorgeous!!!

  • Hebe Flowers

    The Original straight up for me 🙂

  • Claire Jones

    Colonial Essenza for me 🙂

  • tiffanyjayne

    with a big smile 🙂

  • Ruth Carson

    Assoluta for me!

  • Lorna O

    Colonia Assoluta would be my choice

  • angela allen

    Essenza wounderful aroma great for helping you to meditate

  • Kelandab

    Strong & Italian 😉

  • deedeedart

    Love it straight up – but layered for a longer lasting experience…a timeless classic!

  • clare davies

    Essenza sounds fab 🙂 x

  • sharon johnson

    Essenza xx

  • Cath Parkin

    Original suits me best

  • Jodie Harvey

    the original for me 🙂

  • Amanda Gregory

    Original(ly)

  • Zoe Anyon

    Original is fab!

  • Adele Hill

    Colonia Assoluta

  • Angela Kelly

    Original for me

  • Sabita

    The Ezzenza sounds pretty much right up my alley, citrusy and yet an evening sophisticated take, sounds like a fragrance that is comfortable and yet seductive

  • Haryati M

    Straight up

  • Mary Anne Lewis

    The original although I adore the Bergamot fragrance 🙂

  • clairehiggins

    has to be the original

  • colette sheeran

    Essenza

  • Jayne

    Intensa sounds very inviting

  • dadmadeinbritain

    I consider the essence of luxury and Italian savoir faire.I love the Colonia and the universe of Acqua di Parma. This is pure Dolce Vita luxury life style. I dedicate a post to the universe of Acque di Parma on my blog: http://www.bloginluxury.co.uk

  • TFlorida2

    I own and really enjoy Colonia Essenza. It smells fantastic from the initial spray through drying down. A classy, fresh, and clean smelling fragrance that’s great for work or out on the town.