Soo... *munch* *munch* *crunch* *crunch* ...
You'll have to excuse me for a moment, but today is the first of December, which means I was able to open the first door of my Advent calendar, wohoooo! This time from this After-Eight Tower with delicious mint chocolate (today with white chocolate!) in it, hmm... :)
Soo,... after the chocolate's been crushed, I can come to the fragrance description!
You know, somehow it took me quite a while to comment on this scent here. Normally I can hardly wait to try new Acqua di Parma fragrances. Because I like this brand, especially since I discovered Fico di Amalfi, which is one of my favourite fragrances especially in summer. Gradually I tested myself through the different perfumes and Colonias and at some point I had most of them, so that I could only wait for new fragrances. In 2017 Colonia Pura finally appeared.
I was happy to try this scent, but although the scent was not bad, the spark just didn't want to jump over. I have tried it again and again since then, and now also again and it simply could not inspire me. Still, I thought I'd write my opinion on it. To of course provide you with new reading material as always, so that you are not sad, so shortly before the 1st Advent (aaaaaah soon is finally Christmas, juchuuuu :))
But first of all: I still don't like the scent very much, and no, it's honestly not the coriander this time, which I always despise so much :D
The scent actually begins quite nicely. It is fresh and I smell citric notes (mainly oranges) and light, sweet scents. There is also the coriander, which, however, is weak and doesn't really disturb, actually it provides a little, even nice herbaceous change. So you see that the coriander doesn't bother me here and that it is not the reason for my somewhat low rating of the fragrance.
The sweetish notes become slightly stronger after a few minutes, which is probably due to jasmine, which often gives off a stronger, sweet scent. Then a light, flowery and bitter note is added. This is the daffodil, but she is weak and I have to admit that I wouldn't have found this flower if it wasn't in the pyramid of scents, because normally the daffodil has a very distinctive scent for me, which you can recognize very fast.
A little later, the fragrance continues to be slightly citric, slightly sweet, woody and earthy because cedar and patchouli are added to the base. That's the way it stays. That means, the scent is not grottenschlecht, but somehow nevertheless boring (you will understand that especially if you smell the scent yourself). So for me it is a fragrance that you can safely leave behind, because there are much better fragrances from Acqua di Parma, even in this fragrance here.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is above average, at least at the beginning. Then the intensity decreases quickly and although it doesn't get close to the body, it is still quite weak, so that it can be smelled more closely.
The shelf life is five or six hours before it becomes too weak, and for a light Colonia I think it's quite good.
The bottle has the basic shape of all Acqua di Parma bottles and is therefore cylindrical, with a slightly wider height. It is clear and filled with a slightly green scented liquid. On the front there is a grey-silver label. The cylindrical lid is also wider in height and has the colour of the label, so the interplay of colours here is pretty good. In addition, the bottle lies very well in the hand. I like the bottle, even though I find the blue bottles of the Blu Mediterraneo fragrance range much more beautiful.
Okay, I think I know by now why I don't like this fragrance so much. As of the heart note, the fragrance begins to smell slightly insignificant as described. It's actually quite okay, because it doesn't smell bad, not overly synthetic (well, maybe a little synthetic in the later base), but it's nothing new, and even among the Acqua di Parmas there are similarly scented fragrances. He seems almost as if the perfumer wasn't so sure what to do now, so he has created a fragrance that looks like a kind of Colonia Light of existing and similarly scented fragrances, just a little more herbaceous and possibly even looser. In principle, Colonia Pura is a fragrance that already exists millions of times in this form and therefore looks boring.
I think that's a pity, because I expected something nicer, but still, if you want to have a look at it, you can do it for me. However, I would recommend more to many other Acqua di Parmas. With the "Mirra", which also appeared in 2017, Acqua di Parma did everything right again (don't forget, all this is of course only my personal opinion!), so that I would rather try the Mirra, or also the Chinotto di Liguria, which appeared this year. The Vaniglia should also be good, but I haven't tried it yet... I'll have to catch up quickly! By the way, Colonia Pura belongs to the summer and can be used as a simple day fragrance.
So, with this comments my written and published comments number has been increased by 1, yes! And for all those who just don't want to check it out, that's what I meant! Even though I should write many comments (and some might even think that I would do it compulsively, tss...), I do it because I like writing here and not to get as many commissions, awards or anything else as possible! Have you finally figured that out? No? I honestly didn't expect it either, tsss... :DDD
Well then, have a nice rest weekend! And especially tomorrow a nice 1st Advent... even if it is said that tomorrow should be quite stormy and rainy...
And we... "see" each other tomorrow evening probably again :D See you :)