Acqua di Parma Colonia....

#23
I’ve tried my luck again with Colonia today. I went heavy on the trigger this morning (circa 10 sprays) and it’s lasting a lot longer and at least I can smell it on myself. I also got an unsolicited compliment from a work colleague this morning, which was nice.

I bought a bottle of Guerlain Eau Du Coq last week (sorry @Rohleder). I’ve only wore it once but as per usual with anything from the Guerlain house, it’s very classy. Performance wise it looks like I’ll have to very heavy on the trigger too.
 
#24
Rob, I think you'll have to try some Penhaligon's Castile! I found longevity very good... If you email they should send you a sample for the price of postage (that's what I did last year with hammam.)

I think the longevity problems you're having is due to the fact they are Cologne strength which is rarely any stronger than aftershave... Castile is an EdT ;)
 
#25
Rob, I think you'll have to try some Penhaligon's Castile! I found longevity very good... If you email they should send you a sample for the price of postage (that's what I did last year with hammam.)

I think the longevity problems you're having is due to the fact they are Cologne strength which is rarely any stronger than aftershave... Castile is an EdT ;)
Nice one James. I'll drop Penhaligons an email now.:)
 
#26
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.
Unless you get the 'perfume-parlour' version of Neroleee Portifeeenoo or whatever they dub it. Lasts pretty decently.
 
#27
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.
I have had both. I didn't include Castile because as you noted it is a EDT. I did carry it in my travel kit until it ran out to be replaced by Aqua Citra.
 
#34
Rob, I think you'll have to try some Penhaligon's Castile! I found longevity very good... If you email they should send you a sample for the price of postage (that's what I did last year with hammam.)

I think the longevity problems you're having is due to the fact they are Cologne strength which is rarely any stronger than aftershave... Castile is an EdT ;)
Sorted. I've got samples of Castile and Bayolea on the way.
 
#39
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
Unfortunately, that's the biggest problem with citrus based frags Rob. If you want something that really lasts, then I'd suggest Acqua Viva by Profumum Roma. It has around 43% oil concentration I think, & lasts all friggin day. I sampled it a few years ago & it's a great frag, but pricey.

Other than that, have a look through Basenotes & Fragrantica to see if others have posted similar threads.
 
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