Thursday, January 5, 2012
Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza
Essenza opens on a terrific surge of citrus. All the listed culprits are accounted for and none are jostling for position. This isn't a cacophony and they all seem to be instantaneously blended. This is like the "Big Bang" of top accords that are citric in nature. It's extremely satisfying if you're an aficionado of openings such as this.
Within a few moments, the citrus begins to take on a slightly herbaceous quality
The floral notes remind me of a swimmer coming up to fill his lungs and barely breaking the surface of the water. The task gets accomplished with minimal fanfare and barely raises an eyebrow. Both florals and spice are seamless, acting on a team concept. At the expense of clarity, you receive a very comfortable accord that doesn't need or entice analyzing. It simply is what it is.
Amber also augments Essenza in its later stages. It adds a hint of sweetness sans any resin. I cannot say I realize any musk in my wearings, but it's all good.
Thumbs up from Aromi for Essenza by Acqua di Parma. Sample wear is recommended.