Probably it is not a coincidence that over the time, I had 2 fragrances from Ermenegildo Zegna in my collection, Essenza di Zegna and Zegna Intenso. And I’m not saying this only due to the fact that I appreciate this house classic elegance, but I consider that the enchanting aromas delivered by Zegna are only at the hand of an Italian creator. That is why two years ago, when I saw their fresh scent on the perfumery shelves I could not wait to test it.
Zegna Colonia, the fourth fragrance of the brand arrived on the market in May 2009, as a citrus aromatic developed by perfumers Antoine Lie and Daniela Roche-Andrier. Described on the official website as “the olfactive journey to a sun-filled Italy: fresh, masculine and relaxed”, this perfume brings “the spirit of la dolce vita in a unique and Zegna way”.
If right now, I had to search for a citrus aromatic scent with woody accords, this perfume would be my first choice, due to its complexity that brings me to mind another beloved citrus, Chanel Pour Monsieur. The creation of Henri Robert is a masterpiece with an undying appeal, however for a contemporary scent and a combination of elegance and relaxed attitude Zegna Colonia is definitely the right choice.
The opening in this fragrance is a refreshing shot of citruses: Sicilian bergamot, perceived from the first moments, combined with neroli for consistence and the spicy cardamom. Then, as the initial notes subside, the floral facet of Zegna Colonia is unveiled by a soft powdery accord of iris, balanced by galbanum. The dry down takes place subsequent to more than two hours and features the sensual accord of musk, blended with cedar and benzoin.
The flacon that holds Zegna Colonia is a reinterpretation of the elegant shapes found in Essenza di Zegna and Zegna Intenso, this time the translucent ribbed glass being topped by a black stopper in an example of sheer elegance.
Zegna Colonia Ermenegildo Zegna Perfume Details
- Zegna Colonia by Ermenegildo Zegna is available in 75 and 125 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 100 ml After-Shave Lotion and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Citrus Aromatic
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2009
- Perfumers: Antoine Lie and Daniela Roche-Andrier
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual