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Colonia Intensa Acqua di Parma for men

Colonia Intensa Acqua di Parma for men
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This Acqua di Parma creation was presented in 2007 as woody-leathery fragrance for men. It was created by two renowned noses, Alberto Morillas and Francois Demanchy. Colonia Intensa is masculine, intensive, noble and classical. It brings the sweet freshness of bergamot, citrus, cardamom and ginger in the top notes. The heart follows the aromatic line and is composed of myrtle, artemisia, neroli, cedar and Guaiac wood. The base unites leather, patchouli, benzoin and musk. This fragrance is available as 50ml and 100ml Eau de Cologne.

Colonia Intensa was created by Alberto Morillas and Francois Demachy.

Perfume rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 452 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Bergamot Citruses Cardamom Ginger Sicilian Lemon

Middle Notes
Myrhh Artemisia Neroli Guaiac Wood Cedar

Base Notes
Leather Patchouli Benzoin Musk

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Colonia Intensa Fragrance Reviews

gelo999
gelo999

Typical eau de toilette very classic Italian, very good composition, complex and made with high quality half-court.

It could be a skin scent or fragrance of intimate character (point against for many) since after the first initial burst of citrus dismally low projection and is pegadita to skin.

The combination of citrus ginger and cardamom matifican citrus and neroli brings a rainbow full of light and joy (my favorite part), part of which unfortunately it does not last long.

Drying wood and balms is complex and well measured, anticipating a soft white musk drying, lightweight, which makes hold a couple of hours and then reapplied again (point against).
The fragrance has a certain quality, citrus scent that remains for most of the evolution of the fragrance and if you like this kind of intimate, classic and fresh Italian flavors then you'll love this.

Calling himself "Intense" I personally find somewhat lacking in projection and duration for the quality we are trying and especially paying.

Rating: 5

Jul
01
2016
DerangedGoose
DerangedGoose

An interesting take on the house theme, this is a bigger departure from the classic EdC structure that you see in something like Essenza. House purists knock it for this reason, but I love the darker facets introduced by the leather, patchouli. Im also a sucker for sharp aromatics, so cardamom and cedar are always a win for me.

The opening is the straightforward citrus-woody fare you would expect from any competent gentlemans fragrance. The citrus and neroli components of the EdC style are here, but the neroli is not amped to the buttery, near white-floral pitch you get in some hard core EdCs (especially the ones formulated strong enough to last 8+ hours). Instead, the neroli melts into the green, herbaceous structure of the cardamom, cedar, and artemesia. Ginger is not particularly prominent to my nose, perhaps being lost in the myrrh and benzoin resins. This is a citrus-woody-leather, in that order.

The leather here is a soft, brown note (not like the hard black leather of the AdP Leather flanker). It wraps around the patchouli and myrrh. To be honest, I might not have placed it by name without reading the pyramid, but I am used to strong, forward-leaning leathers, and that doesnt meant that it is a weak note in this fragrance. I would say it is in the middle, under the citrus, cardamom, and cedar, but above the ginger and resins.

Closer to the drydown the fragrance becomes softer and a bit powdery; here the benzoin, musk, and myrrh come out to play. It is not a strong shift towards the oriental ingredients; rather, a gradual coziness that comes on as the composition comes to rest.

Overall this is a top-shelf choice for a year round signature with performance: 8-10 hours with four sprays. Perhaps not the most unique, but it smells quality, stands out from your average designer detergent fare, and can be worn year round and in all situations.

Jun
09
2016
fabio.bernieri
fabio.bernieri

Parte bene ma si rovina già a metà corsa. Troppo sintetico e pungente, soprattutto per quello che costa.

Voto personale: 6.5/10

Jun
09
2016
meysam vazifeh
meysam vazifeh

وقتی اسم آکوا دی پارما رو میشونیم معمولا یاد عطرهای خنک اش میافتیم . واقعا آکوا دی پارما تبحر خاصی در این زمینه داره بگذریم که چند تا کار گرم هم تولید کرده و به حق اون ها هم عالی بودند .

شما زمانی که سراغ تست کردن عطرای این برند خوش نام میرید 3 تا فاکتور اساسی رو در کاراش مشاهده و احساس میکنید : کیفیت و آمبولاژ بسیار تر و تمیز شیشه
دوم کیفیت بسیار خوب عطراش و نهایتا ترکیب شدن خارق العاده نُت های به کار رفته در عطراش
یکی از مشکلات عجیبی که در بسته بندی عطرای این برند میشه متوجه شد که واقعا رو اعصابم هست، برچسب اصلی عطر هست که روی شیشه نصب میشه و اکثرا هم بی سلیقه چسبیده میشه که معمولا هم حباب توش هست و برچسب عطر از یه طرف پُف میکنه

به هر حال زمانی که شروع کنید به تست کردن عطر، جز 30 ثانیه اول که رایحه ای ترش، تلخ و شادابی رو تجربه خواهید کرد که دهنتون آب میوفته، دیگه نمیتونید در طول عمر عطر این حالت رو حس کنید .

خیلی زود روایح اسپایسی و کمی چوبی به عطر اضافه میشه که عطر رو کاملا تحت الشعاع خودشون قرار میدند و شما یه مدتی رو مهمان این آکورد جذاب در کنار مرکباتی که با خودتون اوردید خواهید بود. یه حسی مثل اینکه شما دارید عطر رو به صورت ممتد و مستمر استشمام میکنید و رایحه شاداب لیمو رو حس میکنید ولی در آخر رایحه های چوبی و اسپایسی خاتمه دهنده این وضعیت میشند . یا اصطلاحا
drydown
عطر چوبی و اسپایسی هست .

رایحه چوبی و اسپایسی خیلی ملایم و بسیار خوب ترکیب شده
فکر نکنید دمای عطر رو بالا میبرند . نه این طور نیست
این عناصر عطر رو از حالت روزانه بودن در میارند و یه عطر نیمه رسمی و رسمی رو به شما هدیه میدند .


تا اینجا بوی آکورد های چوبی و اسپایسی به نُت های مرکباتی، میچربه

بعد از مدتی دوباره روایح مرکباتی یا بهتره بگم لیمو، جان دوباره ای میگیره
خیلی از تندی اولیه عطر کاسته میشه
نُت های چوبی و اسپایسی کم رنگ تر میشند و شما یه رایحه ترش و تلخ مرکباتی رو حس خواهید کرد که بر خلاف شروع عطر، اینبار حالتی خشک داره

در ادامه، نُت های مرکباتی هم ضعیف میشند و شما یه آکورد قر و قاطی ضعیف شده از تمام عناصر سازنده عطر رو خواهید داشت که رایحه اش بسیار همه پسند و خوشبو هست .


در کل وقتی عطری بسیار شاداب، ترش وتلخ و آبدار مد نظرتونه، پیشنهاد من، بی تردید سری مدیترانه این برند عطرسازی هست ولی وقتی یه عطر کم تر تکراری، کمپلکس، رسمی و خنک و تلخ میخواهید، این عطر جزو گزینه هایی هست که میره به لیست تست های آینده شما

کیفیت عطر = 8.5
طراحی شیشه= درسته زیباست، ولی به زیبایی سری های مدیترانه و کولونیا نمیرسه پس 7 بهش میدم
رایحه = 8
پخش بو = متوسط شاید تا 1 متر
ماندگاری = رضایت بخش. حدودا بالای 6 ساعت دوام داره رو پوست من
ارزش خرید = 8
نمره کل = 7.8

مسابقه تحلیل نویسی . جوایز ارزشمند برای نفرات برتر
حتما شرکت کنید دوستان
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May
31
2016
eliweisz
eliweisz

A strikingly modern, enhanced rendition of the classic Colonia. On my first test, after a bitter citrusy opening, the scent was dominated by artemisia. Actually, I barely noticed other notes. Now I wear this juice regularly (once a week), just enough to learn it quite well. It's pleasantly dry, rich (plenty of wood, herbs and neroli) and invigorating. Makes you feel fresh and energetic all day long. Longevity and sillage are moderate. After 5 hours, it turns into a skin scent - still noticeable to you only, woody and bitter.
Better try before you buy - I like it a lot, but for many of us it can be a love-or-hate story ;)

May
30
2016
RedvsBlue2009
RedvsBlue2009

Just received a sample of this after trying the original Colonia.
I have to admit that I didn't like Colonia the first couple times i tried it, I felt it had an "old man" smell. I'm glad I stuck with it though because I love it, very summery. Although it doesn't last long as everyone else says, which brings me to trying Intensa.

Right out the gate its not Colonia, although it has some similarities. The dry down isn't anything like it, maybe it's just me but it completely reminds me of Polo blue. Glad I just tried a sample because it's not for me.

Feb
12
2016
amirali0072000
amirali0072000

I bought some samples and tried it for some days. I can say it has got absolutely citrus scent. The dominant scent is Orange and bergamot. I can smell something spicy. I suppose it is Cardamom and Ginger. This is a fragrance for Summer and Spring. It doesn't work very well in cold weather at all! This masculine perfume is a good choice for daily use with medium sillage and good longevity. Ij one work It is a citrus, Fresh, Spicy and woody perfume for young men in Summer and Spring. All in all, It is worth a try.
سمبل ارحینالشو دارم..طالبین پبام خصوصی بدهد

Jan
28
2016
KinCaidk
KinCaidk

This has been my signature scent for years. It just works so well on me. I'm generally a big fan of Acqua di parma but this - for me is perfect. No other scent, apart from Essentric 02 has gotten me more compliment than this.

Jan
25
2016
adpp
adpp

This fragrance is worn by someone who is unapologetically BOLD. This person has money, thinks big, and stands out. Think about how you want to dress when wearing this one.
One spray is enough. Two sprays and it will be overpowering. It is long lasting with significant sillage.

Dec
27
2015
joseph.holbrook
joseph.holbrook

Reminds me of Old Spice. Pleasant, but for an older generation overall.

Dec
07
2015
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

Meh. Contrary to other flankers of this Colonia line, such as the beautiful Assoluta version and the at-least-wearable Leather one, this Intensa variation is quite disappointing for me. Actually much disappointing, even if my expectations with Acqua di Parma are never that high. It starts off as a sort of cheap dupe of a herbal-citrus fougère played on lemon-musky chords, tinged with a depressingly flat synthetic leather note and a surprisingly bold, and kind of harshly dissonant generic woody note (it takes a talent to make cedar smell this bad). It’s basically a “darker”, here meaning woodier and muskier take on the Colonia, but hasn’t really the quality and the class to succeed for me. It’s just... a shrug in a bottle, almost a scrubber. It’s uninspired, too cheap to be at least elegant and enjoyable, as it smells on the contrary almost tacky for how lousy and mediocre the notes smell. And even if they’re just a few and are all quite “classic”, for some reasons at some points their balance smells almost wrong. Too lemony at first, too harshly woody, too cheaply musky on the drydown. But well, I know “balance” is a rather subjective matter, so I guess someone may like that. Still a less than mediocre scent, whether the balance is fine or not. Anyway once the initial citrus and herbal notes start to vanish off, you realize that was the nicest part, and you basically remain with a simple, bland, immobile, surprisingly cheap soapy musky-cedar accord still tinged with a bold detergent-like debris of citrus and a remarkably irritating long persistence, as charming and pleasant as remaining stuck in a lift with that bald stinky colleague of yours.

4/10

Nov
23
2015
erasmuss
erasmuss

I have a strange nose, and I keep finding the strangest similarities. I found AdP Intensa quite similar to Le Labo Rose 31. But for some reason the spices add up to the same combination used with the Rose. I understand this might be just me, but I really enjoyed it. One of the things I enjoy about Rose 31 is the stinky spice and musk (this is a compliment). AdP Intensa has it!

Nov
07
2015
Fábio Condé
Fábio Condé

An immediate citrus burst, with dashes of bergamot, lemon and lime, a mix of citrus fruits as well, balancing the acid with the fruity delights!
After a few minutes I feel something more floral clean, white and bright, but at the same time dense and almost spicy, follows a path peppery and invigorating at the same time, I believe that ginger appears doing it.
The dry down with light woody nuances, a narrower touch, I do not identify as leather, but something like cedar and moss, giving maturity and refinement at the same time.


Rating: 8/10

Sep
01
2015
jays786
jays786

I absolutely love this fragrance... I'm not a big fan of fresh sharp citrus summer fragrances but this one is really nice... it's got other notes of woods ginger and leather which balance out the fragrance very well...

Only problem is performance... but I would normally just reapply a couple of times during the day as the scent itself is beautiful.

Aug
16
2015
norbertholy.com
norbertholy.com

Nice citruses top note with hint of cardamom and ginger. After an hour the lemon, the artemisia and the cedar will be dominant.
The sillage is moderate, just like the longevity.
I think there is nothing wrong with this spring day time fragrance, but definitely need to smell it before purchase.
I guess that cologne would suit for "simple" modern gentlemen, who own a small land with a wine cellar somewhere around France or Italy.

Jul
27
2015
landshark321
landshark321

Colonia Intensa definitely goes in a different direction from Colonia Assoluta with respect to the original Colonia. While Assoluta is a floral, sweet/spicy combo and a modern take on the original, Intensa is a much more bold, acerbic departure from the traditional cologne smell. Empowered with myrrh, patchouli, and cardamom, but seemingly not with much greater concentration, Intensa is more blatantly masculine and serious. It does have citrus and neroli opening DNA but the connection from the original and Assoluta is limited. The usage is similar to the other two, though Intensa would fare better in colder weather, I suspect.

Projection and longevity are about the same as the other two, and priced similarly, I imagine this is a good option who wants something harsher and bolder than the other two, though personally I prefer the original and Assoluta more due them simply being more pleasant. Again, this is a line that needs to be tried out individually, as there does not seem to be a consensus regarding Assoluta vs. Intensa. I do want to try Essenza as well to see how that stacks up. Interesting line, for sure.

6 out of 10

Jun
10
2015
cytherian
cytherian

*** UPDATE: My instincts were right. Colin Maillard slammed this one with a 4 out of 10! I can see why. After my review I had the chance to sample it once more and I'm dead certain that I'd never buy a bottle. It just doesn't live up to AdP standards, based on what I've experienced thus far.
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I have 5 different Acqua di Parma fragrances in my collection. Intensa had been missing. So I finally sampled it. And?

Disappointing. I really didn't know what to make of this. I was expecting a good bit of woodiness. Didn't get much at all. Not bad actually, but nothing interesting. Intensa is not going to be part of my collection.

My recommendation -- do not blind buy this. Definitely sample it!

May
17
2015
Tiwalii
Tiwalii

This was a blind buy. I read about the notes and got intrigued. I received my bottle today, and do not regret the purchase. It is a very fresh, and yet warm scent, with great sillage and longeviety.

It does have some moments during development on my skin that I kind of need to get used to though. The "problem phases" don't last long, thank heaven for that, but they're there - and they are sort of prominent. The first one appears in the opening of the scent. It's very fresh and clean and citrusy, but on my skin I also detect a weird note that smells like a swimming pool. Almost like chlorine. It disappears within seconds, but still.

When the chlorine is gone the scent is absolutely gorgeous. Rich, almost dense and vibrant. Still very citrusy, but with a tempramental spicy note against an earthy, leathery background.

The second and last unpleasant phase (to my nose, that is), is the powdery, soapy one that instigates the heart of the scent. Again, this does not last for long, but it is prominent, and something I need to get used to. Soapy scents are not amongst my favourites.

When the soap goes away the cologne enters a wonderfully rich, elegant and sensual phase with a slight masculine undertone (it is after all listed a scent for men - allthough it feels kind of unisex on my skin). It reminds me of a more herbal and masculine version of Chanel No 5 - a perfume I own and love.

The very base of the scent is just divine. Intensely woody, with prominent leather, a lovely vanillic benzoin accord and smouldering earthiness of patchouli.

Colonia Intensa is a great creation, and I really look forward to use it. To me this is a perfect scent for spring and fall, both fresh and cozy warm at the same time. I also think it would be the perfect scent, applied lightly cause it is quite strong, for work and times when a person needs to appear professional.

EDIT: I'm wearing Colonia Intensa today, for the first time after testing it, and the initial chlorine smell is gone now. Don't know what caused it, but happy I don't smell it anymore.

May
02
2015
KIZILBAY
KIZILBAY

Bizim kültürümüzde kullandığımız "kolonya" ismi ile örtüşen ancak basit olmayan bir parfüm. Kesinlikle rahatsız etmiyor. Rahatlatıcı bir havası var. Bence her mevsim kullanılabilir. Tabiki biraz eski havası var, ancak rahatsız etmiyor. Klasik ve kaliteli bir takım elbise parfümü. Ortayaş ve üstü için uygun.

Apr
15
2015
aqua_de_la_vita
aqua_de_la_vita

After a long winter, I decided to treat myself with 180ml of this GEM ☺. The best way to describe this fragrance is HEAVENLY. When I first sprayed on my skin, I pickup a sweet/powdery aromatic scent from cardamom and patchouli. After this juice settles, it's like a symphony. All the different notes starting from the citrusy blend then a warm/woodsy scent from myrrh with a hint of cedar. Finally the added note of leather gives this frag the WOW factor.
Longevity and Silage is excellent lasting over 8hrs when I spray it 2x on my skin.

Overall opinion,

So is this fragrance worth buying? Hell yes it's worth every ounce. I find it very masculine/attractive and luxurious without hesitation. I don't know what else could be said to describe this juice...MODERN MASTERPIECE. 10/10. Anyone who wants a high quality fragrance....this is absolutely it!!!!!

Apr
14
2015
RachelGrigg
RachelGrigg

This lasts forever on me. Refined leathèr. It's so elegant. I tend to use it on evenings out. I buy the travel flacons for my handbag. I will always have this in my collection. It's utterly beautiful.

Mar
22
2015
big70tom
big70tom

Honestly this is the Best smelling cologne i have ever had the pleasure of owning. My God, im sure that this is what Heaven smells like, or maybe Jessica Biel, no, Jessica Biel in Heaven smells like this.
Alas, it fades Fast. list 1 hour its GONE, off clothes, off skin, i tried moisturizer on skin first, didnt help.

I will now be searching for something that smells similar to this that is in a WAY higher concentraion.

Feb
24
2015
smellerboy
smellerboy

Opening reminds me of bleu de chanel, Dries down in a more spicy and subtle sweet fragrance.
Very modern smelling.

Jan
10
2015
Lestat
Lestat

Lasted only an hour on me ... Good fragrance but not worth $100 plus ..

Oct
21
2014
Oslo-fjord
Oslo-fjord

Classy, refined, masculine. Great longevity, with moderate sillage. Just as a refined scent like this is supposed to be. No doubt this is a well made scent from ADP. Highly recommended!

Jul
23
2014
ThEnAuGhTyPrOf.
ThEnAuGhTyPrOf.

The house of Acqua Di Parma= Very nice smelling, inoffensive & safe scents that you need to keep reapplying every hour or two.......! That being said, I own 3 bottles!

Jul
18
2014
namak
namak

Very generic, citrus, cardomom and ginger. Strong citrus opening and then quick mildly sweet drydown. Inoffensive scent, nothing unique..smells like one of the ferragamo frags and perhaps some from the YSL lanuit series.

Vanishes after 30 minutes. Pitiful longevity and projection. For the price, certainly not worth it.

Jul
18
2014
jhitt793
jhitt793

A masculine spicy citrus scent, utilizing a great heft of cardamom and ginger root to match its prominent citrus opening. The addition of these spices creates an overall oriental flair. Animalic leather and balsamic benzoin add a layer of depth once the lemon, bergamot and other citrus notes fade away. I could swear I detect the addition of cinnamon, but perhaps this is just a mirage. Guaic wood and cedar along with dark musks frame the dry down. There is a delicate balancing act here, between the bright and fresh hersperidic opening, the spicy orientals of the heart and the resinous/animalic base. Quite simply, perfection. (142)

Jul
10
2014
Lana148
Lana148

To me, Colonia Intensa smells divine. Dry citrus-woody. It is classy, masculine but sensual. One of my favorite men's fragrances.

Jun
26
2014
Hassan Nasrallah
Hassan Nasrallah

freshness bomb , it raise the mood at the beginning and it becomes soft but still fresh after an hour , i adore cologne when it looks luxury , this is luxury cologne it has an identity and it has a presence among other , who likes this will like colonia essenza ( less fresh ),
this one is really recommended for mediterranean perfume lovers

Jun
21
2014
jozemo
jozemo

if Thurston Howell was alive he would be sailing on his yacht wearing scent, elegant,manly and most of all one helluva smooth and woodsy drydown,men of ages should own a least one of the ADP flankers in their collection.

May
10
2014
osiris5
osiris5

Colonia intensa is a very strong and long lasting perfume. it has class and style no doubt about that. But the question is: what is the more intense note in this according to the more fresh original.
It is more heavy in its dry down and is more like the essenza. Its start is great but the dry down is closing into a heavy scent. But there is no doubt about its class and y have to like it. For me it is too much a flanker but with class and therefore prefer the original or the assoluta.

May
10
2014
RUDOLFO512
RUDOLFO512

AdP Intensa is sunshine in a bottle. I love the citrusy opening and then the woody dry down. It is soft, manly and elegant. I can smell it on me and it makes me very happy. Definitely a day time fragrance.

Apr
12
2014
mossyoakpenn
mossyoakpenn

This one is a nice twist on the classic cologne. Opens with a slight citrus that turns soapy very quick. Now its changed over to a light, dry leather. A few more notes join the leather, notes I cant identify yet. This one needs a retest.


EDIT: 01-14-15 Not soapy at all to me now. The main thing here is the drydown which is a dry-woody leather. The heart is some kind of pungent, earthy green. Almost throws off a sweaty vibe.

Mar
26
2014
Redbeard
Redbeard

A heavy "perfumey" citrus with some added wood. Like Burberry Original or Dolce and Gabbana, it is a very bright, golden scent with a metallic edge that wants to smell expensive, but I fear that the metal in AdPI is too intense. It's extremely strong and long-lasting, and I loved it at first; one spray on a jacket lying in my living room lasted for at least two weeks, leaving what at the time seemed a very expensive, refined aura. But over a few uses, I discovered AdPI's thick, stifling side: a cloying denseness (not even sweetness per se) would hang so heavily over me that I would be completely at wits end by the end of the day, though layering over it with a light EdC would make a palatable combination. I'm pretty sure that one very sappy, sticky floral is the offending note; it makes me think of flowers that are just a bit too wilted to be kept any longer, when the stems themselves begin to smell old. The base, once you've gotten over how expensive it smells, just feels like generic perfume residue. Or not even perfume specifically, but really any upscale scented product. Unfortunately it tends in my mind toward shampoo, the one association that can really put me off this family of fragrance. It becomes the Hotel from Hell, where you try their fancy shampoo packet and are then damned to spend all of eternity trying to rinse it out.

Mar
12
2014
matty64
matty64

I have both aforementioned colognes and quality of ingredients is the deal breaker. AdP is the more natural ingredient winner. Lalique white is more synthetic smelling. Imho.

Jan
17
2014
bheeley
bheeley

Just tried this for the first time today, but am struck by how similar it is to Lalique White. There's probably a little more citrus, but the ginger in the top notes and the slightly peppery dry down are almost identical. It's pleasant, though I'm not blown away by it. If it' something you're interested in then it may be worth noting that the Lalilque is a lot cheaper.

Jan
05
2014
demby
demby

wow bello aroma me dieron muestras de esto en saks mexico
y me gusto mucho, es un aroma clásico absolutamente para el verano, fresco para esos días llenos de sol....
recomendable al 100%

Nov
26
2013
Houdini4
Houdini4

Wearing this today and it's really good, fresh but not too fly away and with a definite masculine edge.
The citrus opening is all too familiar to the majority of the ADP's I've tried. It's a very natural fruity smell that is sharp and bracing then becomes slightly spiced.
I think this is a really well put together fragrance and oozes easy going sophistication without being anything special. After the initial citrus, there's a touch of soapy blossomy neroli but not too much. Then the ginger, benzoin and myrrh become apparent and I for one am happy with the way this fragrance is going.
The drydown is amazing frankly...I love how that freshness and citrus beginning can mask all those subtle base notes underneath. I never imagined it would drydown with a deep spicy, leathery, warm skin type aroma that's incredibly masculine.
This is the complete opposite of Essenza di Colonia which has a even more pleasant fruity/citrus opening then the base is totally aloof!
Intensa is really good juice and the ideal gift for a man who likes to smell good but doesn't want to make a huge statement.

Nov
22
2013
enso
enso

profumo per persone mature, lo sconsiglio agli under 30.
ha una buona longevità e proiezione.

Oct
14
2013
sharmap14
sharmap14

first time i sprayed this on me. i didnt like it so much but you have to let it settle in. its more of a spring summer daytime wear when its hot out and it will smell amazing

Aug
22
2013
tessture
tessture

A nicely refreshing scent that isn't the usual aquatic men's cologne, but the guaiac in the base doesn't settle on my skin and smells like wood alcohol for hours and hours. Not for me.

Jun
23
2013
mikemuscles21
mikemuscles21

I have yet to find a frag that Francois Demachy has touched that I did not LOVE.
I hope that man has insured his nose for a lot of money because he knows what he is doing. Thank God for him.

Jun
03
2013
kouros94
kouros94

AdP Colonia Intensa is a masculine mature scent.
It opens with a quick fresh natural burst of citrus to then reveal a woodsy-aromatic depth to it in the heart. (I get a bitter note, perhaps artemisia).
Soon after, a warm, comforting leather note appears, which unfortunately radiates a bit too much off my skin for my taste, it makes me think "mature gentleman".
The dry down is pleasant, the leather is slightly mellowed by some earthy resinous quality.
All in all it is a quality fragrance made with natural ingredients.
Best for spring and autumn, I would say mainly formal occasions as it has a gentlemanly presence to it, otherwise it is great for a casual weekend outing.

Mar
31
2013
marioslg3
marioslg3

One of the best citrus-ginger perfume with quality....i see it as absolutely masculine and wondering how other see it as a feminine...are we serious guys? this perfume is feminine? and the original colonia is not? It is classy, rich, elegant with good longevity and sillage without becoming strong. The dominant notes are the citrus/cardamon and ginger and at the end, the woody phase is coming in. There is a touch of leather as well that makes it more mature. Works best in spring and autumn but can be used in all year round.
The original colonia is a pure citrus smell with a laundry drydown and depth. this is a more manly smell, more spicy and formal.

Mar
23
2013
wesleyhclark
wesleyhclark

Not "intensa" at all. It goes on strongly citrus and quicky dries down to... almost nothing at all. On me I'd have to use up a lot of this stuff to make any impression.

The base note is nice woody-aromatic, but it's barely there.

I like the original colonia formulation best of the AdP's I've tried.

Mar
10
2013
Miss LaCreevy
Miss LaCreevy

I like that bitter note of artemisia very much. Someimes I layer this with Ivoire, the result is elegant.

Oct
05
2012
powdermonkey
powdermonkey

Hands down the best perfume ever! I am tempted to steal it from my husband....

Sep
25
2012
jpiotroski
jpiotroski

I have wanted an AdP for a bit - knowingly wearing a blend that has been around since the turn of the century. Something about that was very appealing. But I thought the Colonia was too floral and it really didn't work on my skn. My wife is not a fan of her husband wearing "perfume", so i kept looking. I stumbled onto a tester of Intensa after trying a bunch of others, and I thought I just might have found my more masculine AdP. Then I got the ultimate confirmation, my wife absent mindedly remarked "you smell good" after giving me a good night kiss. That sealed the deal for me! I like the dry down vs the initial spray, finishes nicely and lasts pretty much all day.

Jul
10
2012
RachelGrigg
RachelGrigg

I've been wearing a sample of this all last night and today and have ordered today because it's so distinctive. Im a girl btw. I like the leather accord and it feels very unisex to me in the same way I think Guerlain Vetiver is, my signature scent. It seems to have reasonable staying power and the drydown is lovely. I keep getting whiffs of how lovely I smell!

Apr
26
2012
thief of hearts
thief of hearts

Way too mature smelling on me. It must be the leather note. Another I gave to my father to enjoy.

Apr
01
2012
sherapop
sherapop

Another non-sequitur in the Acqua di Parma COLONIA line-up, COLONIA INTENSA offers a fairly standard palette of notes featured in men's colognes: cedar, ginger, and cardamom are most dominant to my nose, with cedar by far the strongest and most persistent presence. The leather is quite light here, only darkening the cedar slightly, as far as I can tell.

Someone will probably hate me for saying this, but while wearing COLONIA INTENSA, I was reminded of BENETTON BLU (which I recently tested), another super-cedar-rich masculine composition. In a side-by-side comparison, I must say that they are much closer to one another than this "COLONIA" is to either ASSOLUTA or the original.

INTENSA strikes me as a perfectly fine scent for gents. Nothing new at all, but relatively pleasant. A safe choice.

Dec
09
2011
ssg
ssg

I so wanted to love this scent...it's in such a beautiful bottle, has the best ingredients, and is pure class... but there is just something that 'jars' in the drydown. Can't put my finger on it.

Anyone want to buy it on ebay?! Have only worn it once! Send me a private message :)

Oct
26
2011
fragru
fragru

I agree with K1, just don't like it.

This has nothing to do with the original Colonia. This is too herbal and feminine. Can't see how this is branded as a 'mens' fragrance, it's unisex.

This has floral notes all over it from start to finish. Not wearable at all IMO, smells like an old lady.

The original Colonia on the other hand is brilliant.

Oct
01
2011
delphine67
delphine67

a fresh cologne with a ginger topnote. It has the style of a classic cologne but this has a woody accent. staying power is amazing, I can smell it still the next day
Smells great on a woman

Jul
30
2011
Goretti
Goretti

Definately unisex. I adore the way citrus and woody notes both develop, pure luxury that lasts

Jul
18
2011
Tigerlillian
Tigerlillian

The usual citrus to open, accompanied with fresh ginger this time, then a little nutty smoothness from cardamom.

A scant breeze of cedar and herbs wafts in gently but then cardamom continues to project and remains prevalent. I don't get much leather at all, but instead, something rather slick lingering on top that feels rather like myrrh... a little confused as the description says myrtle, but the pyramid says myrrh indeed (when you hover over the myrtle icon). Perhaps it's the accord created by resiny benzoin and nutty cardamom.

Woody and resinous to close and not how I expected this cologne to finish. Still some present citrus in the base, but the slick finish is quite interesting and manly.

Jul
10
2011
Oslo-fjord
Oslo-fjord

Classy and classic. A refined elegant woody scent for stylish "dressed up" gentlemen. Mature, masculine, serious, and sexy. Perfect for all seasons. A winner from A-D-P!

May
25
2011
alfarom
alfarom

This is one of those really well crafted perfumes, so well balanced, so calibrated, so perfect, so discreet and blah blah blah that absolutely doesn't give me any sensation. It's like a beatuìiful woman with no personality, pleasant at first but boring after a while.

Rating: 7/10 (for the relevance)

Mar
05
2011
querelle
querelle

I just love the fact, that some brands like Acqua di Parma, still have the sense of how to make a very, very honest, simple, harmonious and updated eau de cologne, skilfully avoiding the "pothole" of sports, aquas, ozones and other meaningless definitions of that genre. The result is a sparkling and vibrant eau, with the leather-musk-benzoin collaboration to keep it close to the skin and take it to the level, where a perfume is more than a smell, it's a statement. It stays with you for a significantly long time and it makes you feel that there is still hope for the gents out there.
Having said that, I smelled it once on a very beautiful and posh lady and believe me, it really, really worked. And when I mentioned that her choice of perfume was brilliant, she grinded slightly and said: "Let's keep it a secret...".

Mar
02
2011
drBatson
drBatson

sweet tune dominates on me after half an hour of delicate citrus note... think to be good on 30-years macho brune

Feb
13
2011
actiasluna
actiasluna

Unisex, to me, anyhow. Wonderful citrus top notes, lime (more than lemon), bergamot...quickly morphing to what smells on me like incense...but with a green "edge" to it. Sweet but still citrusy, gingery... and in just a few moments, the leathery, woody stage begins... and the lime seems more orangey as it fades. Musk and still the citrus, some smokiness, woodiness...then leathery, smoky and spicy, which lingers for a few more hours...with a little powderiness on my skin. Very nice. (I tend toward scents designed for men, they seem to to better on my skin.)

Feb
05
2010
guest_Peter
guest_Peter

I wear this and I love it. I tend to change aftershaves when I change my females and after wearing Hermes Rocabar for 3 years, a change was necessary! (enforced change) My skin suits spicy scents, (previous girls have included Versace Homme, Roger et Gallet, Chanel Allure and of course, Rocabar)

However, the Rocabar and the AdP Intensa have a luxurious prestige about them that the other's can;t achieve. AdP use aromatic oils as their base and this is evident when you touch your skin after spraying. There is a greasy, but pleasing feel, that is not evident in alcohol based fragrances. Currently being footloose and fancy free, the females I have met so far all love the smell. However, gentlemen, always remember it's about your skin as much as the fragrance so always try before you buy.

Jan
20
2010
setlamai
setlamai

I agree with originaldeftom . Perfect for people who like Eau Sauvage and Armani Homme . Get these 3 together so you can switch and 1 is more special then other but all 3 are truly classic . Difficult to find ( well here it is ) but worth looking for it .
For me : a great summer smell with more then a touch of luxury for men who like to be classic and modern . Good looking and confident . Not for teens but neither are the other 2 mentioned .

May
30
2009
originaldeftom
originaldeftom

An absolute classic! Think of Italy and the Mediterranean: sun, sand, sxx, lemons, oranges, yellow and white flowers, vanilla, and all of that created in perfect harmony so as to resemble the very best the Italian summer has to offer: this scent literally lifts your mood like a sunset in August over the Isla di Capri. Very classic yet modern scent to be grouped with Eau Sauvage by Dior, Armani Homme/ Armani...sadly this scent it sinfully expensive...but then again, it is sinfully good!
Ideal wearer: a drop dead gorgeous man, well dressed, wealthy, dark type, confident without bragging, outgoing personality, Cary Grant would have been the ideal brand ambassador for this fragrance.

Jan
03
2009
soirdelune
soirdelune

Good choice, coco76! A fantastically handsome scent!

Aug
04
2008
coco76
coco76

Yes! finally we have a winner in the search for my husbands 'signature' scent. after driving me nuts going through sample after sample he finally has found one! a beautiful cologne, very manly and refined; for a man who is noble and gentle, strong yet compassionate.....but doesn't need to tell you! he loves it and i do too...very sexy yet not overpowering.

Aug
03
2008

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