Colonia Assoluta Cologne by Acqua di Parma is a flamboyantly inventive revisiting of the classic Colonia. An unusual arrangement, with fresh notes and classy hints. The cleanness of Calabria bergamot and red orange forestalls the glowing sophistication of lavender and rose marine, finishing with base notes of honourable woods like American cedar and sandalwood.
I am quite frankly an enormous fan of this multifaceted and everlastingly transforming work of art. At its peak, it is Colonia variegated with bergamot or to put it another way, the old Soviet Troynoy cologne.
The heart of the scent is where it really flowers into something rather unlike its aromatic beginnings. Beautiful florals are blending with a just discernible red chilli pepper creating sophistication and grace with very respectable endurance. The drying down transforms it into something rather simple, gentle, and pleasing. Colonia Assoluta is an intimate cologne which can be worn daily in the Autumn leading into winter.
Colonia Assoluta Cologne by Acqua di Parma is a vibrant, stimulating, masculine affair which is thankfully bereft of a musky middle and drying down residuals of a dusty room.