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How similar are the men and women's versions?
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Mini size?
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I received a sample bottle of this, and I love the fragrance! I'm just curious... Is it unisex? It smells like it could be for a man or a woman.
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Acqua Di Parma Colonia

An elegant timeless scent filled with a fresh, luminous blend of natural ingredients like Bulgarian rose, Sicilian citrus fruits, lavender, and verbena.Notes:Bergamot, Citrus, Lemon, Bitter Orange, Sweet Orange, English Lavender, Bulgarian or Damascene Rose, Verbena, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Oakmoss.Style:Classic. Timeless. Natural.
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Questions & Answers for Acqua Di Parma Colonia

Question
Is this for men or women?
asked 6 years, 5 months ago
Petta
(New York, NY)
on Colonia
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's unisex. It was worn by both Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn
answered 6 months ago
austinalextommy
(Charleston, WV)
answer 2
It is considered unisex. If you are looking for a bright, obviously feminine scent, this is not for you.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
maeita
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
I think of it as a men's scent, but it could work for a woman who likes clean, citrusy, woodsy scents.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
pann
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 4
I was introduced to this scent by a friend in Italy. Cary Grant wore it and so did Audrey Hepburn. I'm a woman and I wear it all the time. Light, not heavy, not drugstore smelling. Old lady? Hardly. It's not for someone who thinks Obsession smells good. It's subtle and refined.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
davisel
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
It can be used by men and women. It's a fabulous scent you will absolutely love
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
calita
(St. Robert, MO)
answer 6
I think this can be worn by both men and women. The scent is neutral enough.
answered 6 years, 5 months ago
leesa923
(Dalas, TX)
Question
Does Acqua di Parma comme in a yellow box like some of their other colognes?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
loubidou
(Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada)
on Colonia
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
My Acqua came in a yellow round box - the bottle fit tightly in the box. You can either leave in or take it out if you want to leave on your dresser or shelf.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
rp2chil
answer 2
Mine came in a round yellow box
answered 4 years ago
alanad
answer 3
Yes, this comes in the yellow box.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
rusticdove
(Woodbine, MD)
answer 4
Yes, it comes in a yellow cylinder box.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
bbmcgee
(Hesperia, CA)
answer 5
The sample came in a Yellow/Orange Case
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
pauldt
(Carrollton, TX)
Question
is this a man or womens perfume
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
on Colonia
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's technically unisex. Smells different on men and women. Cary Grant wore it and so did Audrey Hepburn.
answered 6 months ago
austinalextommy
(Charleston, WV)
answer 2
this is a unisex scent - either man or woman.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
rp2chil
answer 3
For men, but a woman could definitely rock it if she is into woody scents! Try a sample.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
halojones
(Winchester, VA)
answer 4
Traditionally, it's men's.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
kotori
(Chicago, IL)
Question
Women's fragrance?
I just bought this perfume... Was told it was a top selling women's perfume. When I just looked it up on Sephora's web-site, it says it's a men's cologne. Now I'm a little freaked ou! What's up?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
mtgofoc
(Orange County, CA)
on Colonia
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's technically unisex, and smells different on men and women. Both Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn used to wear it.
answered 6 months ago
austinalextommy
(Charleston, WV)
answer 2
I had the same hesitation, but rest assured, it is a nice crisp feminine scent. I wish Sephora would list under both men and women, to avoid confusion.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
rp2chil
answer 3
i am defintitely a woman & wear this all.the.time!

Dont worry - if you like it wear it. I guarantee you'll smell fabulous
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
Choppo
(Toronto, Canada)
answer 4
I could see how this could pass for a unisex fragrance (kind of in the same way that CK One does.) It is not a girly fragrance though. I would describe it as lemony and fresh. And as with all fragrances it really depends on how it smells on you. Try it out.
answered 4 years ago
alanad
Question
does acqua parma come in larger than 1.7oz?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
ggtools
(Port Washington NY)
on Colonia
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes! I have 3.4oz
answered 6 months ago
austinalextommy
(Charleston, WV)
answer 2
Yes, it comes in a 3.4oz
answered 8 months ago
idabel15
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
My bad, it comes in 3.4 oz size.
answered 1 year ago
pradagirl
(New York)
answer 4
Not in the US.
answered 1 year ago
pradagirl
(New York)
Question
Is this a men's scent or womans?
asked 7 years, 3 months ago
msfoom
(chandler, az)
on Colonia
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'm a big believer that if it smells good on you, it can be worn by you. This is marketed as a man's scent, but it smells great on women too. Just ignore the label.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
emmtilt
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
This is more of a man scent.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
DabidNY
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I think it's definitely unisex. Like my other review, I did not like this scent at all, but I think it must smell differently on other people. I was confused about the different varieties of the Acqua de Parma......colonia, colonia absoluta, colonia intense, perfumo (I think) is another one.....it just did not smell right on me, but I know folks who wear it, and it smells good on them.
answered 7 years ago
lklg
(Memphis,TN)
Question
Can I obtain a sample of Acqua de parma Colonia?
Am very interested in this fragrance, but am unable to find a location that has it in stock to try. Do you have a sample? I am having a hard time finding just the right fragrance as most contemporary fragrances "turn" on me;) And the ones I love have been discontinued (Masaki masaki for example).
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
SEALwife
on Colonia
3 answers
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answer 1
I don't know where you would find a sample of this cologne, but would love to know!! It sounds like a light, citrusy, summer luxury smell but some people say it reminds them of an 'old lady' smell.. not very appealing.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
forrestyler
(Bassett, VA)
answer 2
The only places I've found this scent in stock were in the Bergdorf's men's department in NYC and in Barney's in Chicago. I'm guessing it's probably in other higher-end department stores and probably perfume boutiques. Have you checked their website?
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
emmtilt
(Boston, MA)
answer 3
This fragrance is only available online so unfortunately it won’t be available to sample at our Sephora store locations. At this time we are unable to send custom samples from our warehouse. We can include three free samples with every Sephora.com order from our current selection. The sample selection is listed on our website and changes frequently, so check back often to see what we're offering. If you decide to order this item and are unhappy with it for any reason, you are able to take it into you local Sephora store with the invoice for a return or exchange.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Is Colonia the original scent?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Stillwater, OK)
on Colonia
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, since 1916
answered 6 months ago
austinalextommy
(Charleston, WV)
answer 2
Yes Colonia is the original Acqua di Parma fragrance.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
rusticdove
(Woodbine, MD)
answer 3
Yes, it is the original scent in their line.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
maeita
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Is the 3.4 oz size a spray bottle or a splash?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Boston, MA)
on Colonia
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Spray
answered 6 months ago
austinalextommy
(Charleston, WV)
answer 2
Bottle
answered 8 months ago
idabel15
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
It is a spray.
answered 2 years ago
zeli64
(Anchorage, AK)
Question
What's the difference between eau the cologne and cologne absoluta?
asked 7 years, 2 months ago
leilabc
(new york)
on Colonia
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Assoluta is more intense and slightly different in fragrance, with one heavier note that is similar to a wood note.
answered 1 year ago
pradagirl
(New York)
answer 2
I believe the Absoluta is a richer scent - not as citrusy, bright. A little more complex. Hope that helps.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
rusticdove
(Woodbine, MD)
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