Acqua di Parma ‘Colonia Intensa’ review: the best fragrance of the collection?!

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Acqua di Parma ‘Colonia Intensa’ review: the best fragrance of the collection?!

Hello friends! Today I want to share a Acqua di Parma ‘Colonia Intensa’ review. This is one of my partners favourite ADP fragrances ever and one he has purchased many times, both for himself and as a gift. I honestly can’t believe this is the first time I am reviewing it!

The details you need to know!

  • Available as an 50ml, 80ml, 100ml bottle
  • Both the bottle and the lid can be customised with engraved initials
  • Free delivery on all orders over £100 when ordered from the ADP website
  • Free samples with all purchases when ordered from the ADP website
  • Part of the Colonia family; a darker, more woodsy and leathery older brother to the classic. 

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What does Acqua di Parma ‘Colonia Intensa’ smell like?

Acqua di Parma ‘Colonia Intensa’ Is a CITRUS LEATHER WOODY fragrance. Predominantly worn by men. It contains notes of:

Top Notes: Cardamom, Calabrian Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon, Ginger

Heart Notes: Myrtle, Artemisia, Neroli

Base Notes: Leather accord, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Benzoin, Musk

Acqua di Parma colonia intense perfume review

Acqua di Parma ‘Colonia Intensa’ review

I honestly can’t believe it’s taken me so long to do a review of this fragrance as my partner has been wearing it as long as I’ve known him… which in case your wondering is around 14 years! Maybe longer, but I won’t do the maths because I don’t want to admit to myself how old I am! Anyway! This is an incredible fragrance and I’m so happy to share it with you! 

If you are new to Acqua Di Parma then the first thing you should know is that they are one of the best, if not the best, fragrance houses in Italy. Their perfumes are expertly blended to be clean, effortless and chic. They are also incredible high quality. Seriously, the quality is phenomenal. The other thing you should know about them is that each fragrance smells intrinsically Italian; they perfectly capture the sun, sea, mountains,  hot earth, fruits, florals, cities and the rich history and culture. Effortlessly! 

Colonia Intensa opens with bright, fresh, citrus and solar notes, it’s quite green with a hint of spice. The cardamom is blended beautifully with the bergamot and Lemon, as well as a hint of ginger and a leafy green note. It’s fresh, warm, citrusy and pleasing. 

As you would expect; the citrus notes lift fairly quick revealing more moody, woodsy, aromatic notes of leather, cedarwood, patchouli, benzoin and musk, mixed with sunshine filled florals of neroli, a little rose and jasmine. It’s more about the moody notes, but there are some wonderful florals tucked in there too. The florals remind me of those in the classic Colonia, but a little more subtle. 

The longevity is fantastic, the quality is impeccable and the vibes are stunning; think late afternoon summer citrus drinks with friends, which turn into golden hour bliss and an intimate dinner for two once the sun has gone down.

My partner has been wearing this fragrance on-and-off for years and it always feels special. 

Thank you for reading my Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa review. I hope you love it as much as I do! If you have any questions, please let me know. This post contains press samples of a fragrance we have purchased in the past.

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