Colonia Russa by Santa Maria Novella

Year: 1901

Notes: bergamot, bitter orange, musk
Out of the three citrus-dominant Eau de Colognes, by this house, Colonia Russa is the least preferred.

Consisting of subtle herbs and florals, it's an extremely soft citrus aromatic with a transparent musk base, and a vague leather-type note towards the end of its lifespan. While the opening citrus blast smells both natural and pleasant, it doesn't last particularly long with its stamina being the weakest of the trio.

With a very soapy drydown, one would rather opt for either Santa Maria Novella / Colonia Classica or Acqua di Sicilia instead.