Colonia Club 2015 Eau de Cologne

Colonia Club (Eau de Cologne) by Acqua di Parma
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Colonia Club (Eau de Cologne) is a perfume by Acqua di Parma for men and was released in 2015. The scent is fresh-green. It was last marketed by LVMH.
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Fresh
Green
Citrus
Spicy
Woody

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Top Notes Top Notes Sicilian lemonSicilian lemon PetitgrainPetitgrain BergamotBergamot Sicilian mandarin orangeSicilian mandarin orange MintMint NeroliNeroli
Heart Notes Heart Notes LavenderLavender GeraniumGeranium GalbanolGalbanol
Base Notes Base Notes Haitian vetiverHaitian vetiver White muskWhite musk AmbergrisAmbergris
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7.2281 Ratings
Longevity
6.6226 Ratings
Sillage
6.1230 Ratings
Bottle
8.0247 Ratings
Value for money
7.356 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 30.01.2023.
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Top Review 34  
The balance is not correct
A soapy-citric hairdressing salon freshness opened. But quickly mint is in front, in a strong ethereal cloud. Includes plenty of matching leaf greens. Also stinging nettle would be conceivable, which is not meant absolutely negatively.

And when already within a few minutes a diffuse, synthetic woodiness penetrates, fortunately that creaminess is there which I cannot call "Italian" without being able to give a well-founded reason for it. First slightly roughened (rose geranium), later mainly green (galbanum). This is good for the whole construct insofar as the artificial wood is kept underground by it and does not develop its own penetrance.

Well, and like many of his brand colleagues, 'Colonia Club' is now gliding solidly for hours, hour after hour, the "Italian" looking mixture of green and cream with the help of lavender bravely maintains a touch of aftershave attitude. The wood scratches consistently just close enough to a brave fragment of our nettle green not to become annoying. A little bit of Herbes backwards (like a hint of tobacco bitterness) also helps against wood wasteland.

The problem is that, especially with the representatives from the blue Acqua series, a kneeling start for the following hours is often mild. Today the mint was very tidy and the green-leaved, quite lifelike impact can be considered hereby expressly as duly appreciated - but it is not for melting. And since the rest then seems rather routinely cranked down, the balance is simply not right.

Conclusion: A (admittedly stylish) Immergeher for the Lord. Serves its target group reliably.

I thank MisterE for the rehearsal.
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Top Review 18  
Not perfect, but perfect for me
In the last few months I have had to be very reticent about Parfumo in my actions. This was neither due to the excellent community, nor to my love for perfumes. Rather, I came to the realization that the perception of a fragrance is such a subjective feeling that - with all preferences - it does not always fit one's own mood and especially one's own lifestyle.

Primarily I fell in love in the last years with fragrances of the oriental direction (especially Amouage), only to find out that there are meanwhile hardly any situations in which I can wear them. Even Fougeres, which are full, wooded and green in the base, got on my nerves with all their affection. Why was this?

From Couchpotato, with over 20 kg overweight, I found my way back to an active lifestyle. Increasingly my sluggish and cuddly basic posture had to give way to my rediscovered urge to move. In the beginning, days of rest and days of action were still in balance. Smoky, heavy scents or powerful fougeres accompanied me through the temperate days, as well as on hikes in the autumn forest. But year after year my sport workload increased and with it also the physical and olfactory load developed to the same extent.

After the remains of Amouage Interlude from the previous evening made me almost vomit during the hard interval training, as if someone was smoking next to me, I decided to use my scent treasures only very rarely and carefully (holidays, going out etc.) and I experimented frustrated with fresh scents from the mainstream segment. I didn't like any fragrance from this area, because either the top note was too synthetically fresh (detergent) or the base was incredibly sticky and sweet (tonka) and created an inner defense. It simply didn't fit any more and every fragrance produced a certain disgust during the day.

At some point I remembered "Acqua di Parma Colonia Club" and in my desperation I bought a small bottle. Tested during sports, the incredibly fresh, pearly top note immediately inspired me. This gave me the incomparable feeling that probably everyone knows when you quench your thirst with bitter lemon, orangina or san pellegrino: the bitter parts of the peel, the essential oils of the citrus fruits, and the crystalline, sugary sweetness immediately invigorate body and soul.

As Colonia, the fragrance does not tend to get lost in excessive sillage or shelf life.

In the second phase a green soap develops, which conveys a cultivated feeling. Light Fougereankläge swing along. The mint still remains pearly and triggers another freshness kick.

There is no such thing as a base. That's good, because this would trigger a certain feeling of disgust in me during sporting stress. Vetiver, musk and amber (probably due to the resin in the heart note) produce only a dry and soft contrast to the freshness. After two hours the fragrance retreats very close to the skin.

If I evaluate the fragrance as a composition in the classical sense, I have to reproach him for giving away essential elements of perfume art in a one-dimensional way and without drydown. But in my case this "mistake" is ideal and gives me an everyday scent that fits my life and my feelings perfectly.

Who had to make similar experiences, like those described by me, is recommended to test "Acqua di Parma Colonia Club". All others will probably be bothered by the overdrawn mint and the missing base.

The shower foam of "Rituals Samurai Yuzu" also went in the same direction (the pearling effect), which unfortunately was discontinued.
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Helpful Review 15  
The somewhat different Colonia
It's been a few years now that I came across Colonia Club. I can still remember that day very clearly, it was a very hot day in August 2015 I was on vacation in Merano and walked through the city, at that time I had no idea about perfume and there was this perfumery in the city center outside was a kind of stand with a poster with horses and the Colonia Club bottle pictured. I thought to myself so that looks quite interesting and sprayed it on my arm and paid no further attention to the perfume, it was somehow still too different and too expensive for me, so after 3-4 hours I thought to myself all the time what smells so damn cool here? it was my arm with the Colonia Club I began to love this fragrance, but I bought me no bottles it was just too expensive for me at that time. I didn't think about Colonia Club for almost three years , but then when a sample was included in a perfume purchase it was all about me again , I hit the order button and two days later I held this amazing perfume in my hands and I still love Colonia Club today like I did back in 2015 . I can't understand the negative reviews here somehow, sure it's not a typical Colonia it's just different and what new, but Colonia Club smells so nice fresh and minty, maybe you just have to forget here that you have a Colonia in front of you and this perfume doesn't want to be a teenager perfume or a fragrance for the club, it's a modern interpretation or remake of the classic Colonia motif. I can only advise you do not rate this perfume too fast, it needs some time to unfold its magic.
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It didn't need him...
Colonia Club is such a candidate for me, where you don't know, is it worth buying or not? This is largely due to the expectations that AdP itself has built up. One is used to the fact that the start is formidably contested. If, as with the brown flacons, it lasts for a long time, everything is perfect. If it doesn't, as with the blue series or the Colonias, then you'll be glad to forgive. Because they're summer scents, and first impressions compensate. In the meantime I know for myself if the fragrance is worth buying
This is also how Colonia Club begins. An intensive scent cloud forms around the mint, it is spurred on by the citrus notes to peak performance and that pleases very much. On top of that, Colonia Club cools down due to the galbanol and mint, the sprayed areas become cooler. I imagine it's very nice in summer, especially since the spots stay cool when the top note says goodbye. Unfortunately this happens quickly. Normally not tragic with AdP, because they always stick to it somehow.

What then followed...Seldom have I thought so surely at the beginning, that this would be a purchase only to have to row back because nothing much happens afterwards. As soon as the gigantic top note has disappeared, all that's left is green-herbal and that's not even that refreshing. The cooling gradually recedes and you start to find the fragrance not so nice anymore. Quickly a weak scent remains, the same as withering flowers. The vetiver also seems pure here, but it seems to have only briefly passed by the bottle. I've never seen vetiver so expressionless and weak on the chest.
No, it's okay to start with a summer scent with a strong top note and not to put down a mad H/S. But this, this isn't working. The opening very pleasing, has something of menthol, after that the scent not only weakens, it becomes bland and boring. Can AdP much better
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I like to be a member of this club
35 years ago there was a legendary club that opened its doors to the world: its name was "Club Tropicana" and it only existed in fantasy because it was sung about in a song by the duo WHAM. It was a homage to the beautiful and carefree holiday season - interspersed with fine satire. "Club Tropicana, drinks are free. Fun and sunshine, there's enough for everyone..."

If I imagine perfumes for it, then from Versace "Dylan", Abercrombie & Fitch "Fierce" or Dolce & Gabbana "Light Blue". In other words: Here it smells sweet, colorful, pleasing and a bit loud.

The "Colonia Club" also takes us into another world, but not into one where the lightness of being is celebrated, but where the beauty of the world is honored. Even if "Colonia Club" has a high durability and Sillage, it does not force itself on, but caresses one. In contrast to other perfumes, "Colonia Club" does not have this tangy aggressiveness in the top note. The fragrance has something of a fresh lemon cake with mint - in any case something mushy. Even if this is not possible, many fragrances from Acqua di Parma seem to me to be more viscous than mainstream perfumes, because their various ingredients seem to merge into a pleasant mush. In the specific case of "Colonia Club", this takes away something of the sensory complexity of other high-quality niche perfumes, where there is certainly more to smell and discover.

This olfactory environment of Acqua di Parma makes you feel less like partying: The "Club Tropicana takes place today without us. In the "Colonia Club", on the other hand, you can enjoy the Italian evening sun in style with a cocktail in your hand. For hours, you are surrounded by a cosy warmth that provides a positive atmosphere for yourself and the other club members - up to light approaches of happiness. Over time, when the citric opening notes diminish a little, the darker chords of mint and especially musk become established, further reinforcing the feeling of inner serenity.

As Groucho Marx once said, "I may not belong to any club that accepts me as a member." Well, I belong to the "Club Colonia" for a long time, feel very well taken care of there and think that it will stay that way for a long time to come. Thanks in this connection also to the knowledgeable salesman of the perfumery Schnitzler in Düsseldorf, without whom I would probably not be a proud member of the "Colonia Club" today.
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Fragaddict12Fragaddict12 5 months ago
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The green idea failed to impress me I prefer the original
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Finerthings8Finerthings8 1 year ago
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Nothing really outstanding here.pleasant ,fresh but mediocre cologne.
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KingPinKingPin 4 years ago
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An expensive version of Proraso. Nice but a bit mainstream.
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HermeshHermesh 7 years ago
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Citric notes and mint give a pleasant cool and fruity freshness. It's a pity that some synthetic note appears, which doesn't really fit in.
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