Colonia (Acqua di Parma)

A cologne that smells like almond milk soap? Color me flummoxed (and/or hungry)!

There is a decided alkaline creaminess to this scent that contradicts the very definition (in my mind) of a cologne: light, fresh, acerbic. But the citrus aspect of Colonia, if not these things, is at least sweet, bright, legible, and not in the slightest bit bogged down by the underlying milkiness. Think of a Meyer lemon curd tart with a hidden layer of frangipane cream-- acid set like a jewel against lactonic.

(Only a tiny sliver more, please, or it'll go straight to my hips.)

Scent Elements: Citrus, lavender, rosemary, verbena, Bulgarian rose, sandalwood, vetiver, cedar, ylang-ylang