Sunday, December 20, 2009
Acqua di Parma Colonia
The listed notes are as follows : Sicilian citrus, lavender essence, jasmine, rosemary, vervain, Bulgarian rose, amber and white musk.
As soon as you smell it, you can envision the template of this old school genre. The opening comes across as a hybrid lemon that has been submerged in a very soft lavender. Within a few minutes, jasmine marries these two to produce a well blended floral-citric accord on a bed of silky lavender. Quite nice and if only the rose and spice were more pronounced !!! The amber and musk are low key with the musk a notch more apparent initially. The amber is not resinous or of the anamalic variety and when it does manifest, it simply compliments the musk for a very nice drydown accord.
If you are searching for a masculine that has that old world vibe sans the bargain bin aura, this is worth a test run. Nicely done cologne from Acqua di Parma.