Colonia Leather 2014 Eau de Cologne Concentrée

Colonia Leather (Eau de Cologne Concentrée) by Acqua di Parma
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8.1 / 10 500 Ratings
A popular perfume by Acqua di Parma for men, released in 2014. The scent is leathery-woody. The longevity is above-average. It was last marketed by LVMH.
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Main accords

Leathery
Woody
Spicy
Smoky
Fruity

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Brazilian orangeBrazilian orange RaspberryRaspberry Sicilian lemonSicilian lemon
Heart Notes Heart Notes
HoneysuckleHoneysuckle Paraguayan petigrainParaguayan petigrain Red thymeRed thyme RoseRose
Base Notes Base Notes
LeatherLeather Atlas cedarAtlas cedar Paraguayan gaiac woodParaguayan gaiac wood
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Scent
8.1500 Ratings
Longevity
8.1432 Ratings
Sillage
7.6442 Ratings
Bottle
8.2434 Ratings
Value for money
7.2123 Ratings
Submitted by Freeestyler, last update on 24.03.2024.

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13 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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Palonera

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Palonera
Palonera
Top Review 41  
A gentleman. Almost.
Maybe he was lost, the Ford, Tom Ford, looking for Tuscany.
Perhaps instead he had landed in Parma, in the plain of the Po, and had smelt it there, the leather that was to become world-famous afterwards.
And it sounded better too, admittedly, Tuscan leather, "Tuscan Leather", better than Parma leather or something.
Who wouldn't have thought of ham, the delicious ham of the region, which I love on the plate, but less on my skin?
Yeah, maybe it had been that way, that way or something, who knows.

It was dark, that leather, smoky and oily and coarse, as it went up Tom Ford's nose in some tannery.
It also smelled a little dirty how men sometimes smell when they work with their hands, with their muscles, with tools and dust and stone.
He captured this, the Ford, and filled it into bottles, mixed with herbs, wood and fruit, which underlined the black, emphasized the astringency and at the same time lent soul to the roughness of the cowboy.
That was new, that was exciting, that conquered the world - and many, many followed him, the Ford, on his way, the leathery, the smoky one, whether he started in Tuscany or southwest of the Po.

There it took a few more years until the signs of the times were understood, until "Acqua di Parma" took on the leather, the still black, still coarse, which was still so masculine that women rather kept their distance, loved it more by (foreign?) men than on their own skin.
The boys and girls of "Acqua di Parma" made the leather a little lighter, a little finer, gave it transparency and - yes: decency.
Where the forefather is loud, noisy and clumsy, where he fills entire rooms with his presence, "Colonia Leather" holds back almost nobly, surrounds the wearer, the wearer with a dark aura that is clear and perceptible, but never loudly rumbles.
The leather's roughness is tanned, the blackness nestles up velvety, the smoke doesn't take my breath away anymore and lets go again after a good handful of hours, instead of putting me in leather shackles like the knight Ford until the day after next.
A real gentleman.
Almost.
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Chizza

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Chizza
Chizza
Top Review 23  
On a customer visit to LVMH
Leather from Acqua di Parma was my first contact with leather, at least consciously. Fahrenheit, already in my possession at that time, is also awarded such a note, but at that time I was far from being as addicted to perfume as I am today. In any case, I travel a lot on business, visiting companies and their contact persons in the areas relevant to me. So it was probably fate that a visit to LVMH in Düsseldorf was decent. During the waiting time I wasted my time with coffee and added Sauvage for free. Yes, there it was still Sauvage ;)

Anyway, my contact person and I got into a conversation after the official part, he noticed that he rarely has a guest who likes to spend money on perfume. If I had known where this would end...
After the appointment he offered me to take a few samples, because I expressed my interest in classic scents, a colleague is usually on the road with his sandalo. So I tried various perfumes from the brown AdP range, which my contact person recommended to me. One of them was Leather. What can I say? After the appointment I drove to Breuninger and was two AdP richer and monetarily a lot poorer. Here my love for leather scents began
The first time at home I applied generously to immediately suffocate feelings. I let my wife smell and she was blown away. I was a bit speechless and not only because of my shortness of breath and had to deal with the smell. So my love for this fragrance and leather in general grew Now for the fragrance: I don't notice the raspberry and that's good, because we already know that in abundance. Leather comes across like leather that has been refined with lemons. It smells kind of fresh and gives it a really pleasant and authentic leather note, just like in the Florentine leather alleys. It stays that way until the scent loses the lemon and the leather becomes more or less self-sufficient. I can imagine the cedar here as well, this makes the scent rounder and more pleasant, the rest I honestly don't smell. But that doesn't matter either. The scent changes once, it is very pleasant to wear and above all - hardly to believe with AdP - it lasts for a very long time. Generally the brown row here is strong. Even a good Sillage is in it.

People always like to talk about leather xy being more of a business scent, leather xx being more casual and leather something more giving the rocker or whatever. Leather from AdP is the gentleman or just for the one who goes about his business in a suit. Because this calm nature, these not exuberant notes but the stylish balance of the fragrance make it to what I associate with a men's fragrance for work (I'm just travelling in a suit for business). It's classic, simple, stylish and that's why I love leather.
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ChrisG86

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ChrisG86
Top Review 17  
The problem: authenticity
During my time as a perfume enthusiast, I have of course come across leather fragrances again and again. I confess to be no friend of leather fragrances and so far no leather fragrance - and I'm talking about perfumes in which leather plays the main role - could convince me to buy. Too animalistic, sour, intrusive or fruity I felt the most.

Driven by the feeling that even a modest perfume collection without leather fragrance was not complete, I continued to search for a candidate.
In the process, then also led no way past AdP CL:

AdP Colonia Leather is an absolute masterpiece. One feels at the first spray already with what passion this perfume was made. It has such an excellent quality and creates for me an extremely authentic image of leather. And that's the problem.

In the meantime, my taste, as far as perfumes are concerned, has been largely consolidated. I like fougere, spicy and especially woody scents. If I wear a perfume, I try to select it according to the occasion. It should also match the wardrobe you are wearing. Leather, in most cases, does not match the occasion or the clothes I prefer to wear. Although I own two leather jackets and a leather shoulder bag, but the jackets are now rarely used and the bag is only in the office in the corner. So how does a leather scent fit into my life? AdP CL feels to me like carrying a piece of leather clothing. It smells so authentically like leather that you are bound to be on the lookout for a corresponding garment. Perhaps if I worked in a store that specialized in leather clothing, this fragrance would be an ideal complementary good. What I mean to say is: I can not imagine an occasion to which I can wear this beautiful fragrance, if I do not also want to start wearing leather pants regularly.

It's such a shame, because the quality and authenticity of this fragrance are outstanding. Craftsmanship masterpiece. For me also the best and only leather fragrance to date, which I appreciate and would ever buy. Also in terms of progression, durability and sillage CL is more than an excellent representative of the leather faction. What other leather perfumes do wrong, CL does right. And yet, I can't buy it.

How do I rate a fragrance that I think is excellent in terms of craftsmanship and quality, but doesn't reconcile well with my lifestyle? Since no wearability category exists, I have to include this very important factor in my evaluation to the fragrance and make deductions.

The brown collection of AdP is now no longer available. Residual items but partly to acquire. I fear that one day I will regret not having bought this fragrance.

Thanks for reading.

Peace!
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Menikmati

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Menikmati
Menikmati
Very helpful Review 12  
hidden leather
I've had it for about 2 months now, and can now say the following about it.
As the clearest characteristic, I have to say, the unbelievably long durability of this fragrance made itself felt with me. Correctly dosed, the good one remains at my side for 12 hours.
After a few hours, the fragrance unfolds a distinct smoky note, while the leather gradually fades into the background. At the beginning he still appears bright and his mood turns tame very soon and he becomes dark and provocative. Not necessarily only for the winter suitable, but in the high summer I will push it in my collection to the back. All the greater the pleasure when you smell it again after a few months and briefly awaken the memories that slumber in it.
A must for my collection, whether it is due to my love for the good Acqua di Parma fragrances I can not judge - I am so to speak biased. It is definitely worth it, and is a real experience.

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EauSavage

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EauSavage
Top Review 17  
A straight story.
The straight story.

My new leather jacket is so chic, I don't want to wait, I have to wear it and the sky promises a beautiful day out there. So I'm off on my way.

The jacket still casually swung over my shoulder I meet the orange farmer next door, who is just finishing his morning walk in the grove, we nod to each other in wordless agreement that so only men can master, connected. I see his wife on the terrace, she is cutting lemons for a fruit salad, we smile at each other while her little daughter takes advantage of this moment of distraction to snatch some raspberries from the bowl. She waves her quickly emptied hand at me joyfully, grinning thievishly proud as she shows me her fruit-filled gap between her teeth.

Mom is of course all this not escaped and we smirk conspiratorially to. She bids farewell to my passing by pointing first to her shoulder, then to mine, and giving me an appreciative nod.

The beautiful impressions linger with me for a while. I have put on my new leather jacket by now, and I keep looking down at myself to admire its distinguished shimmer. And I have to stroke it again and again, the fabric feels so soft and precious. And how pleasant it smells!

And as I stroll along, so leather-mindedly elated, I hear a pretty tune. It is the old rose-grower humming a soft song in her garden. I like the old, graceful lady very much, but often approach her with caution, for not too seldom is she all too talkative for me. But today she seems to be quite herself and so I meet her openly and am rewarded. She looks up, pauses and after that brief moment she tells me that I must have that leather jacket new and how fantastic it looks on me and while I'm still rejoicing over that, she's already cut a rose and magically tucked it into my buttonhole. "My husband used to have one of those." And now I'm supposed to turn around. And teasingly gives me a popo slap! She's allowed to do that.

There are some plants growing along the edge of my path, but I only have one eye for my great new jacket and now I've arrived at my destination: At the old wooden bench in the clearing.
I like to carve figures for myself and so I pull out my pocket knife and the small piece of fancy wood I had chosen for today and take a seat. My new jacket has long since taken on my body temperature and I am now more aware of the leather, its fine, slightly tart, rich warmth. I breathe deeply and savor the noble scent that accompanies me the whole way home, my new wooden figure in my left hand. It is - with beautiful curves - an elegant woman sculpture.

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Colonia Leather is an inviting but not prompting leather scent with fine manners and in essence just and 'only' that. Similar to how the impressions and encounters on my little hike embellished the way to the destination, the additional fragrance notes in Colonia Leather only form an aura polish. They don't shape its character, they don't even consolidate it, they cast purposefully accentuating highlights on its noble shape. Beneath and in and above everything, noble leather always swings and floats. Straight, pure elegance
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VanAllanVanAllan 3 years ago
9
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8
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8
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9
Scent
A fresh and elegant italian leather introduced by tamed citrus notes, enveloped in classy petitgrain and woody nuances, one of the best AdP.
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MillanderMillander 4 years ago
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10
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10
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6.5
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The best leather scent I've ever beside Ombre Leather. This is smokier Ombre Leather is more flowery.
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 6 years ago
8
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8
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8
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Rich, warm, Woody, multifaceted , deep but with a rose touch which makes it very good for women too. Very high price but top quality
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HermeshHermesh 8 years ago
10
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7.5
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7.5
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7
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Slightly animalistic leather with clear raspberry accord and gentle fruity citric notes.
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