Colonias

Timeless Elegance
Inspiration

The Colonia legend is closely tied to the world of Italian tailors, the home of impeccable elegance, where class is expressed in prestige fabrics, perfect cuts, the sophisticated balance of muted colours and attention to detail. Down to the final and indispensable touch of class: a spray of Colonia before handing over the made to measure suit. A sensory hallmark of a style of dressing that is also a lifestyle. Colonia is the original fragrance that embodies classic elegance and long tradition. 

This was followed by Colonia Assoluta, a sensory portrait of an eclectic man (creative and curious, innately elegant), an original expression of modernity; Colonia Intensa, for intense, multi-faceted personalities, resolute and brilliant, of undisputed charisma; Colonia Essenza, the purest expression of Colonia for a contemporary gentleman; Colonia Club, similar to a stunning dressage performance, what is most important is the impeccable synergy of movements, the perfect combination of emotion and style; Colonia Oud, a sophisticated interpretation combining the freshness of Colonia with the Middle Eastern tradition; Colonia Leather, an original olfactory interpretation in which the citrus accents of Cologne are combined with the deep and aromatic ones of the Leather Accord, which evokes the preciousness of the upper leathers produced in the ancient Tuscan tanneries; Colonia Ambra, in which Colonia and the Italian tradition are blended with the deep sensuality of Ambergris, an ancient essence evocative of faraway worlds and times; Colonia Quercia, a journey to Piedmont, among aristocratic and historic families, in the shade of a sacred tree. And now the two latest additions to this amazing journey: Colonia Ebano, a tour in Milan and its most hidden corners. The secret cabinetmaking workshops, the smell of the most precious wood from which Colonia Ebano is inspired. The momentum toward distant horizons returns irresistibly. And then, through deserts and mountains, Colonia meets the intoxicating intensity of an ancient ingredient which creates Colonia Mirra.
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Colonia

Colonia

It all started with this fragrance, created in 1916 in a small perfumer's laboratory in the heart of Parma. Master perfumers devised an unusually fresh and light composition compared to the perfumes of the day: Acqua di Parma Colonia, the first true Italian eau de cologne.
Its refined alchemy, which was immediately successful and became an evergreen classic, still offers sensations of incomparable freshness and radiance. Pure joie de vivre released by the sunny essences of the finest Sicilian citrus fruits and a harmonious blend of lavender, rosemary, verbena and damask rose. This is followed by warm woody notes like vetiver, sandal and patchouli. Inimitable accords capable of seduction, oblivious to time and fashion. The Colonia formula has remained unchanged for nearly a hundred years. The elegant Art Deco bottle, with its distinct bakelite stopper has been an undisputed style icon since 1930. The exquisite craftsmanship is reflected in every detail of the packaging, made entirely by hand and characterised by the arms of the duchy of Parma and the yellow that has graced the city's elegant buildings for decades. A timeless classic.
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Colonia Essenza

Colonia Essenza

The purest expression of Colonia. Colonia Essenza reinterprets and enhances the values of the original Colonia. A cult fragrance reserved for the most refined connoisseurs of Acqua di Parma colognes. The top notes evoking the freshness of the classic Italian citrus fruits (lemon, orange and bergamot) become even more vivacious with the addition of grapefruit, mandarin and petitgrain. In the middle, the aromatic notes of rosemary blend with delicate floral accords of rose, jasmine and lily of the valley, together with a hint of cloves. All of which brought to perfection by a vibrant woody base enriched by patchouli. The soft base notes - white musk and warm amber - intensify its character.
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Colonia Assoluta

Colonia Assoluta

Colonia Assoluta is more than a fragrance, it is a way of being. This is a fragrance for an eclectic, creative and curious man with perfect taste and balance. His unique style is an original expression of modernity. Colonia Assoluta is his olfactory portrait. A contemporary fragrance revisiting of the classic freshness of eau de cologne, combining tradition and modernity. Colonia Assoluta opens with the brilliant freshness of Calabria bergamot and verbena. In the heart, jasmine, roses and chilli pepper follow on with radiant elegance. The base is entrusted to the noblest of the blond woods, like American cedar, with amber and patchouli.
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Colonia Intensa

Colonia Intensa

An expression of an intense and multi-facetted character. A charismatic assertiveness revealing a strong personality. A self-assured style that carries over into his dress style. People who choose Colonia Intensa live life with passion and resolve in all circumstances. The most noble ingredients in men is perfumery produce a perfect balance between tradition and the contemporary sophistication of the present. Classic in its initial composition, yet extraordinarily modern in its combination of woods and resins, Colonia Intensa is a unique and unexpected olfactory experience thanks to an original wood-leather accord that is intensely male and elegant.An expression of an intense and multi-facetted character. A charismatic assertiveness revealing a strong personality. A self-assured style that carries over into his dress style. People who choose Colonia Intensa live life with passion and resolve in all circumstances.
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Colonia Club

Colonia Club

Acqua di Parma is a noble brand, whose creations convey a surprising blend of tradition and modernity. It is the quintessential art of Italian living that sophisticated, well-cultured, elegant individuals can appreciate and share. It is a state of being, a lifestyle that inhabits a variety of worlds and ambiances – all equally unique. A private and relaxed sports club, for instance, the ideal setting for a brilliant and active man who is always on the move and who loves to devote his free time to his greatest passions. A place where he can meet likeminded individuals, cultivate great friendships and participate in stimulating conversations on a range of subjects from travel and literature to ancient and noble sports. Perhaps a noble country house – imposing windows, an open fireplace, luxurious carpets, sumptuous leather wing- back chairs complemented by modern art and stunning views that extend across sweeping lawns.
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Colonia Ebano

Colonia Ebano

Encounter an ancient art, recognise it by its scent
Metropolitan rhythms, speed, lights and sounds. But wandering among the narrow streets of the old quarter, everything becomes more calm and collected. Travelling to Milan one happens to encounter secluded and quiet spaces. Laboratories where for centuries the art of cabinetmaking has been cultivated at its highest levels. You first notice it in the scent of beeswax with which the cabinetmaker caresses the wood until it gleams. In the subtle and penetrating aromas of ebony and other precious woods that are skilfully inlaid with each other. Sensory atmospheres that tell the stories of masterpieces of Italian art and craftsmanship. Travel notes enclosed in Colonia Ebano.
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Colonia Mirra

Colonia Mirra

Along the Via Sacra of perfumes
Muscat. At the hour of sunset, the streets and windows are dotted with small coloured lanterns where incense and myrrh unleash their vibrant aromas. From the capital of ancient Oman, since the third century before Christ, long caravans carried, through steep mountains, lowlands and endless deserts, their cargo of spices, fragrances and rare essences. A slow and tireless crossing, until the kingdom of Saba, to Jordan and the mythical road of the Wise Men. To then reach the Mediterranean until arriving in Rome, where the highly prized Oriental resins were in great demand, burnt during religious ceremonies. A long journey on the Via Sacra of perfumes. An adventure on the trails of the Orient from which Colonia Mirra was born.
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Colonia Quercia

Colonia Quercia

Travelling among the aristocratic families of Piedmont you encounter one of their traditional symbols. A tree considered sacred since ancient times, whose renowned longevity testifies to and accompanies the history of mankind, as well as the traditions and values handed down unaltered from generation to generation. The oak, already venerated in times past as the king of trees or the tree of life due to its exceptional hardiness and longevity, has always been a symbol of generosity and courage. With its powerful trunk and ample crown it conveys protection and strength. It is from the soft moss which grows on its bark that one of the most precious and rare ingredients of quality perfumery is extracted - oakmoss absolute - which becomes the heart of a new and exclusive olfactory composition. Colonia Quercia.
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Colonia Ambra

Colonia Ambra

From Venice through Damascus, Bukhara, and Samarkand – also known as the Rome of the East – to boundless China, and then far-away Madagascar, mysterious India, and the fabulous Moluccan Islands.
A region busy with trade caravans, rich in language and its mix of cultures. A journey through time with Marco Polo, along the intriguing routes of the Silk Road. Alongside one of the greatest Western travellers to explore lands and cities rich of spices and textiles,
languages and music styles, sciences and religions.
At the court of the Chinese emperor Kublai Khan, surrounded by millennia-old inventions and secrets, Marco Polo came to know unfamiliar essences, such as rare ambergris, which Chinese practitioners used in their pharmacopoeia.
A substance that the Venetian explorer called ambrum and took back on his long journey home, alongside an enormous wealth of memories and stories. Venetian master perfume-makers, charmed by the warm and intense scent of this natural essence, added it in tiny amounts – due to its high value – to precious, exquisite fragrances intended for Venetian aristocrats.
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Colonia Leather

Colonia Leather

Italian craftsmanship lies at the heart of the Colonia fragrance, the origin of the Acqua di Parma universe and, once back from the world of Tuscan tanneries, it perfectly represents their sensory spirit. A blend of the finest oils and aromatic essences forms the heart and base of this new composition: Colonia Leather – the scent of leather that is reminiscent of relaxing breaks at the club with its precious leather covered warm and inviting furniture; or of business meetings the world over, underlined by objects whose rich leather and needle-work convey the sense of roots and of tradition. While speaking about this and much more, Colonia Leather retains and releases the citrus top that characterizes the personality of Colonia, a sophisticated freshness that blends with warm aromatic leather in a composition that is typical of Acqua di Parma.
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Colonia Oud

Colonia Oud

An invitation to travel with Acqua di Parma in the heady, sensory Middle East. Colonia Oud is an original and sophisticated interpretation of Colonia Intensa that combines the freshness of Colonia with the persistent and sensual lingering of agarwood (oud) oil, a prestige ingredient typical of Middle Eastern perfumery traditions. A charismatic and intensely male fragrance. An exquisitely balanced composition. On top is the lightness of citrus notes typical of Acqua di Parma, blending unexpectedly with the depth of agarwood, whose warm magnetic and persistent notes arouse sensations of assertiveness, power and ancestral virility. A unique combination of citrus top notes (orange and bergamot from select producers in Southern Italy) that blend with warm woody notes (Amyris, Russian coriander and agarwood oil) and combine in the end with aromatic base notes (cedar wood, patchouli, hints of leather, sandal and musk).
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