They have the 6 flo. oz/150 ml of either for sale right now, and I have tested both last evening and this morning - also tested the original, but that only lasted 5-6 hours and reminded me a bit too much of Dior Eau Sauvage, Armani Pour Homme and Boucheron Pour Homme.
My taste is very broad - I own 352 fragrances at the moment, ranging from cheap Lapidus PH, Bogart Ph over to Pure Malt, Pure Havane, 1 Million, Black XS to Creed GIT, Aventus, Bond Chez Bond, Frapin 1270, Killian Back to Black, Xeroff Kobe, Lutens Chergui & TF Tobacco Vanille over to all the Dior's, Chanel's, YSL's and all Prada & Cartier, basically enjoy lighter Gourmands, classic cyhpres, citrus, aquatics, heavy leather and tobacco and all in between - dislike too feminine flowery scents though.......
However, Colonia Intensa with the added leather note to the citrus, while smelling very mature, still gave me something extra in a some what dull classic but still very classy citrus fragrance, and lasted 10-12 hours on my skin.
Jury is still out on Colonia Essenza, as I have just applied it 2-3 hours ago, so still testing this one, but I feel like I get a bit too much of the oakmoss smell & musky smell in the Essenza to really like it and enjoy it.....I already own Drakkar Noir, Chanel PM, Chanel PM Conc, Armani Ph, Eau Sauvage, Monsieur de Givenchy, Cerrutti 1881 PH and a lot of the classics, so looking for some thing with a special touch.
The Intensa has no oakmoss in it and I prefer the leather in it over the oakmoss in the Essenza.
I think I'll go for the a 150 ml Colonia Intensa and a 125 ml Mandorlo de Sicilia
What's your preferred Colonia - AND EXPLAIN WHY, please