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Acqua di Parma Colonia....

Discussion in 'After Shave / Cologne' started by Blackmass, Monday April 23, 2018.

  1. Blackmass

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    I’m a big fan of ADP but I find the majority of their line have poor longevity and projector on me.

    I’m looking for something very close to ADP Colonia but has a lot better performance.
    BTW. I do have ADP Assoluta, which does perform better but still not great.

    Your suggests will be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers
    Rob
     
  2. Benz3ne

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    Seen some comparisons to Dior Eau Sauvage (EDT) as well as Monsieur de Givenchy. Both apparently give that classic-cologne thing which is reminiscent of AdP Colonia, though I've tried neither so can't comment conclusively. The Givenchy comes across brighter with lemon verbena. It apparently also suffers from some performance issues. Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum is notably different but masculine with a round base and some citrus at the top.

    Another one which springs to mind is a Roger & Gallet fragrance which @Rohleder would be able to divulge more information about - he recently sold this one but made a definite comparison to Colonia.

    Towards a soapy, neroli fragrance (i.e. of a similar vibe but different fragrance) Mugler Cologne is a good one. @wayne mattison recently tried this out and said he found it had something 'strange' in it, but it's otherwise inoffensive and easy to wear. I believe @flashashton27 was also recently selling a bottle of this.

    I'll have another gander later and see what else I can come up with! :D
     
  3. Benz3ne

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    Also, for what it's worth, I find the 'poor' longevity something of a blessing at times. It's really nice to be able to top up at lunch time, get that initial blast of it again and to not come across as if you've bathed in the stuff.
     
  4. Blackmass

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    Thanks very much for the response. Mugler Cologne has been on my radar for some time. I used to wear Dior Eau Sauvage around 25 years ago. I know it’s gone through a few changes over the last few years.

    I’ll look into the other ones, cheers.
     
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  5. Blackmass

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    I know what you're saying but Colonia lasts minutes on me.:(
     
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  6. Benz3ne

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    That really is a shame - I tend to get some decent performance out of the AdP's but its very much a case of YMMV... I don't think I've had less than a few hours with any one variation...
     
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  7. Rohleder

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    I can indeed :D

    As with all these Colognes its a case of "same church, different pew". I referred to the R&G on my first use of it as poor man's AdP as it always seems to be recommended as such. However, after further uses I got a better grasp of what it offers... Jean-Marie Farina is in the same vein as the other classic Colognes but has strong herbaceous base notes which change the overall character, rather than poor man's AdP I would more accurately call it Eau Sauvages grandfather and perhaps AdP's cousin.

    Longevity I found to be 3-4 hours, sillage moderate to mild with a definite progression (its not linear like 4711 which is absolute filth in comparison... A Cologne for Proles you might say.) It seems to be available online for as little as £22+postage so a heck of a lot more affordable than AdP and far longer lasting.

    I had a tester spray of Guerlain du Coq the other week, quite nice it was too... I'm after a sampler of Imperiale next.
     
  8. Blackmass

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    ''You had me at Guerlain'':p

    I've just bought a bottle of du Coq on eBay, £26.00 incl postage for 100ml bottle. I know it's always a risk buying blind but anything from Guerlain hasn't disappointed yet. I'll report back on how I get on. Thanks James.:)
     
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  9. Rohleder

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    So it was you! I was watching that one :p (Don't worry, I had no intention of actually buying it!)

    I hope you enjoy it Rob, as I say I've only had a couple of sprays of it myself so cant really give any insight other than "nice" but as you say, cant go wrong with Guerlain.
     
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  10. Blackmass

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    Sorry champ!:oops::p If I don’t like it I’ll give you first refusal. :)
     
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  11. Rohleder

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    Haha, cheers! Though I hope you'll like it... I'm beginning to question purchases now, I cant be arsed writing the advert when I get bored a week later :p
     
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  12. Sabre

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    There are many choices for traditional Eau de Colognes, many are not expensive.
     
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    Any favourites?
     
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    My favourites are Parfums de Nicolaï or Parfums Berdoues 1902


    This is some of my small collection of colognes :)

    Parfums de Nicolaï Cologne Cedrat
    Parfums de Nicolaï Cologne Sologne
    Farina Gegenüber Kölnisch Wasser
    Roger & Gallet Jean Marie Farina Extra Vieille
    Guerlain Eau Imperiale
    Guerlain Eau du Coq
    Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Colonia
    Chanel Eau de Cologne
    Caron Eau de Cologne
    Berdoues Extra Vieille no. 444 (Vintage)
    Anne de Péraudel Eau de Cologne
    Le Couvent des Minimes Eau des Minimes Cologne
    Comme des Garçons Cologne: Citrico
    Gianfranco Ferré Bergamotto Marino
    Institut Tres Bien Cologne à l'Italienne


    Parfums Berdoues 1902 Eau de Cologne - Citrus Hesperida, Lavande, Naturelle, Pamplemousse, Tonique, Verveine Yuzu
    L'Occitane Eau Universelle
    L'Occitane Eau Captivante
    L'Occitane Eau Spontanée
    Mont St Michel - Ambrée Authentique, Fraîcheur Intense, Naturelle Classique
    Bien Etre - Various including Naturelle, Eau de Cologne aux Graines d'Amandier
    Cadentia Nature Eau de Cologne
    Cadentia Prestige Eau de Cologne

    Acqua di Genova Colonia
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Borsari 1870 Acqua Classica


    Yardley English Fine Cologne (Vintage)
    Penhaligon's Douro Eau de Portugal
    Penhaligon's Eau de Cologne
    Geo F Trumper Eau de Cologne
    DR Harris Arlington Cologne
    DR Harris Traditional Cologne
    DR Harris Classic Cologne
    DR Harris Freshening Cologne
    Crabtree & Evelyn Neapolitan Bergamot Eau De Cologne
    Askett & English Askett Essential
    J&E Atkinson Gold Medal


    Aqua de Colonia:
    Antonio Miro Colonia
    Hierbas de Ibiza
    Myrurgia 1916 Aqua de Colonia
    Heno de Pravia
    Adolfo Dominguez Agua Fresca

    The following are very inexpensive:

    https://www.cadentia.co.uk
    https://www.jardindefrance.fr
    http://www.claudegalien.com
    http://www.christianlenart.com
    http://www.solifa.eu/?p=146&lng=1
    http://www.parfums-christinedarvin.com/eaux-de-cologne/eau-de-cologne-fraicheur.html
     
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  15. Blackmass

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    Many thanks for the extensive list, much appreciated. There’s a few there to go through.:p I do have Guerlain Eau du Coq arriving any day now.
     
  16. TomG

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    Rob - I’d also recommend Farina Original 1709.
    Good value, so you can afford to be generous with application.
     
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    Thanks Tom. :)
     
  18. Hi Rob, If you are looking for a Neroli based or Neroli heavy fragrance then you will find that longevity will always be a problem as it just doesn't keep pace. It's O.K as an opening note the only one I have had and it was only a sample was Neroli by Roja but it is expensive so I'd get a sample first. Bright Neroli by Ferarri is really nice and cheap but again it doesn't last. Incidentally I love Neroli but my wife detests anything heavy on it as she comments I smell like Toilet Duck.
    Mugler Cologne has Neroli but also an astringent sourness to the smell I find a little off putting, I'm happy to sell mine cheap if you fancy a bottle. I also have a bottle of bright Neroli which I'd part with. No point wearing it when SWMBO doesn't like it.
     
  19. Rohleder

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    Interesting list :)

    I notice Penhaligon's Douro on there, to me that smelt (rather strongly) of Brut... Someone expecting refreshing citrus may be in for a shock :D

    Castile would be a better bet I'd say... Probably the closest to AdP I've tried (and with superior longevity) but not that much cheaper so I didnt recommend it.
     
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