Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza

Released in 2010, the listed notes for Essenza are : Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Mandarin, Grapefruit, Petitgrain, Neroli, Sage, Rosemary, Muguet, Rose, Patchouli, Vetiver, Musk and Amber.

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
and non descript woodiness. This is indicative of other fragrances I've smelled from this house. I won't say it's redundant because it works well within the framework of Essenze and is well executed.

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.

For an Eau de Cologne, this is quite impressive. Essenza possesses good throw and longevity. Forty five minutes ( or so ) into the wearings, earthier aspects creep into the base and drydown compliments of patchouli and vetiver. Their contributions are low key and amazingly, there is still remnants of herbal-citrus hanging on and clearly noticeable.

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.


1 comment:

  1. I wear Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta and LOVE it. It is slightly more floral than the Essenza...just gorgeous.