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Description
Acqua di Parma’s Colonia Essenza blends bright and effervescent mandarin, grapefruit, and lemon with a floral and aromatic heart of rosemary, jasmine, rose, and cloves. Crisp, cool vetiver and herbal patchouli with white musk accents add richness, depth, and complexity to the base.
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Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza main notes

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Scent type
Fresh
13
Personality
Classic
13
Occasion
Date Night
13
Season
Summer
12
Complexity
Refined
13

Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza rating and reviews

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3.2 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/07/2020
Perfection in a bottle
Wearing this will get you numerous compliments every where you go. Normally I prefer a stronger scent but this one just smells way to good to complain about.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/01/2020
Just not for me
When i opened it i smelt the lime and lemon in it but i just felt like i smelt like a old man. And same for my girls as well. Just didnt want to smell like im 80 years old and thats what it feels like i got. Not selecting that one again for male or female
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/29/2020
Smelled like old man
No good
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/27/2020
Not my favorite
Smells like a church house
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/25/2020
It’s definitely a mature scent
The the scent description is misleading the scent is definitely for an older man. It smells like an Expensive leather bag, the only thing I can compare this to the is “Florida Water” cologne. The top notes are beautiful light and slightly floral but once it’s on your skin for a while it gets musky and a very powdery sent profile starts to come through later in the day. Overall it would be great for a black tie event for somebody above the age of 40. (Must drive a old Cadillac and have trust fund money) 😂
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/24/2020
Must own
Unlike Colonia, this is not primarily a citrus fragrance. It has a very nice variety of fresh notes. It is very long-lasting without being too strong.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/21/2020
Loved it!
Smelled very good.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/20/2020
scent
It was a good smelling scent, although not in my preference.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/17/2020
Dryer Sheets
smells like overly strong dryer sheets. overall it is hard to wear as it gave me a headache inducing to my nose. the scent profile is nice, but is ultimately unwearable for me. this is coming from someone who loves strong fragrances
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/15/2020
Aqua de parma...too floral
Just too floral for me. I've enjoyed one of their scents...ive tried 4 or 5. Just not my thing.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/14/2020
Very Fresh and Sophisticated
This cologne is very fresh, with a strong, delightful peppery smell. I would imagine wearing this in the office, or while wearing a black suit.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/13/2020
I love the smell.
I love the smell I have gotten many compliments.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/11/2020
Unhappy with first scent
The smell was to overpower and not a pleasant smell over all.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/10/2020
fresh and fun
Not what i was looking for. My son loves it though
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/02/2020
it smelled like something my grandma used to wear
to strong
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/29/2020
meh
It is not a scent I would normally get but I ended up liking it and it smelled a bit like a Gucci cologne tbh.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/29/2020
Overall good
Basically what it said it was going to be
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/18/2020
It's amazing
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/16/2020
Buy this
This scent starts very fruity then the scent evolves over the day. It takes you on a beautiful journey
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/12/2020
If you want to smell like you are at church with your Aunt or Grandma
Fresh scent, but reminds me of sitting next to my Aunts and Grandmother in church. Strong older woman smell. Wouldn't recommend unless that was your niche.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/08/2020
Colonia Essenza
Smells nice.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/05/2020
Smelled like a grandmothers flowery perfume. Worst cologne i have received since been with SB
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/05/2020
Just get this! This is fresh grab and go and people will complement how fresh you smell!!! #kidfragrance
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/01/2020
Amazing scent for my husband! Love the citrusy zest!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
04/30/2020
Not for me
smells good but smells very feminine. Old lady like lol
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/24/2020
Might just toss this one
Not a fan of this one. At all. It does have a quite feminine aspect to it, but also smells like a dentist/doctor's office... best way I can describe it. Like cheap air freshener. I would pass on this one if I were you.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/20/2020
Age:
55 to 64
Skin type:
Dry
To feminine
I was asked if I accidentally put on the wrong cologne. And its to feminine for my liking.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/18/2020
it stinks
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/14/2020
Did not like the smell at all.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/14/2020
I kinda liked it.
I liked it but my Girlfriend says it smells like "an old man" so I gave it a few weeks and popped it on right before going to see her to see if her opinion changed... NOPE "you smell like a old man, trying to hit on women at church".
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/03/2020
Pleasant
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/19/2020
Smells like a forest
Its not the worst but it’s not good! It smells like trees and plants
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/31/2020
Fresh and long lasting.
Fresh fragrance and log lasting scent.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/23/2020
Dislike
The smellI reminds me of my late grandma's Christmas candy dish after like 3 years of nobody eating the disgusting candy. I personally do not like the smell of this cologne and would not recommend it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/15/2020
awesome scent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/28/2019
Smells like pine cleaner
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/22/2019
Thrilling
The moment I first sprayed a healthy amount around my neck I was transferred back to Eddie Dugan's Bistro in Chicago in the late 70s. Walking into this place was a sensual feast where the treats were all around me and the collusion of many colognes resulted in a nearly overwhelming, luscious palate of smell. The memories are all real with this scent!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/20/2019
A Dominating Summer Scent
This cologne was recommended by an article on great smelling colognes. It actually placed 3rd behind Paco Rabanne Million and Creed Adventus. I chose this one immediately as my first in my subscription. When this arrived I made sure that I didn’t have any other scents on. I did a quick spray on my wrist. I was impressed that it was extremely fresh smelling. I went about doing some chores around the house waiting for the notes to settle. About 30 minutes went by and the same scent lingered like I just applied it. I let a little more time go by. Then it started to hit me as to why the smell was familiar. The cologne smells like Irish Springs soap. Yes. Soap! It was too powerful for my liking. It did start to give me a headache. I jumped in the shower to wash it off. I can’t blame anyone who may like or dislike this specific cologne. It’s not to my liking but be prepared that this is a dominating scent. This would definitely fit in as a summer scent but not exactly my cup of tea.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/02/2019
Wasn't age appropriate
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/03/2019
Age:
55 to 64
Skin type:
Oily
Summer Cologne
Gives a fresh clean smell. Great for hot summer days. Very long lasting
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/02/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Yo
It was really good lots of compliments
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/02/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Oily
Not bad
Not a bad cologne. I wouldn’t buy the big bottle.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/20/2019
Classic and refined
Amazing citrus scent from AdP. It evokes a classic gentleman scent and whisks you away to the Italian coast. Great for either day time or nighttime. Really enjoyed this and one of my favorite, if not top choice for AdP colognes.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/20/2019
60 years or older
Very feminine. Smells like and older woman perfume. Would not recommend to a friend.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/04/2019
Essential Essenza
A nice offering from AdP. Soapy, Fresh, Gentleman's scent. Probably best for a gentleman 30+ years. Longevity and projection are average at best, but most AdP fragrances I've tired have similar longevity and projection so not bad for the house.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/27/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Sensitive
Absolutely the best !!
This cologne is the absolute best ever. It has a sweet and masculine smell. It’s soft yet pleasing. I’ve received only but amazing compliments. I will purchase the actual one. This deserves 10 stars , actually.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/22/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Normal
Irish Spring-like
Nice clean and fresh scent... It really does smell like a more elegant version of Irish Spring soap.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/18/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Dry
didn't like it for me
On the plus side, if you do like this fragrance it lasts very long.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/09/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Normal
Oh no!
I did not like this scent at all. If you are trying to smell like your grandfather, then by all means get this scent.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/06/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Combination
Not for me
Smelled like I remember my grandmother and grandfather's perfumes and colognes smelling. To me, the scent smells very dated--but too intense. And the top notes were way too strong to me. It was like an explosion I wasn't expecting from a scent that seems like it could be trying to compensate for something, kind of like a grocery store cologne does. I'm actually just going to sell this in a garage sale soon. This one wasn't for me.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/02/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Combination
Acqua di Parma
Not the best cologne out there.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/02/2019
Age:
55 to 64
Skin type:
Normal
Nice
Clean citrus fragrance.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/01/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Normal
Grandma
If you want to smell like an old lady, this is for you! Seriously, I’m considering giving this to my grandma.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/31/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Normal
Nice fragrance
Very nice scent, great for the warmer weather.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/31/2019
Classic
Awesome
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/15/2019
Classic
This one is a hit. Very nice fragrance. One that is good to sport anywhere. A safe scent that is striking. I’m glad to have found and put this one into my collection. Best Acqua di Parma I’ve found so far. Would like to try their Colonia Oud!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/14/2019
False representation
Ordered Eau de Parfum (as advertised), but received Eau de Cologne instead. I am Disappointed.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/06/2019
Age:
18 to 24
Skin type:
Normal
Horrible
I used this cologne and now I smell liken my grandma! This cologne smells like old lady perfume!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/05/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Normal
Resembles Irish Spring soap
It reminds me of Irish spring soap bar. It does not have the luxurious vibe which I was expecting due to the hype in the fragrance community. The biggest con is the longevity which is around 2-3 hours. Moreover, it is Eau de Cologne and not Eau de Parfum as mentioned here.