Acqua di Parma Colonia....

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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
 
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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
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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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.
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.
 
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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.
''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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''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.:)
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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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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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
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.
 
#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
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
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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