Originally Posted by mr. reasonable
Just get Colonia - if you like it you can explore the three variations but, while probably well intentioned, IMO they don't come close.
Yup, I sure agree with that.
But woe is I, I'm always in the minority with my appreciation and experience of Colonia. For me it lasts and lasts and lasts. A full day plus from an "eau de cologne." Very odd that many others don't experience that, although I know many BNers do. I'm convinced Colonia, the original, the un-messed with, the tried and true, the one from 1916, the one they can't replace, the one they can't improve on, the one that's hands down among the best if not the best of citruses, is the one that you should buy, Jlouismi.
Check the others out down the road. Life is big enough to experience all three. Get Colonia and ask for samples of the other two "because I'm considering a next purchase." Because that's what you'll be doing.