Originally Posted by dreamer81
I am not good at describing scents but:Acqua Di Gio
on my skin starts with fruity melon and finish as soft sensual and bit sweet floral. It's very long lasting, bit feminine but elegant. I cant see myself wearing this to gym for example L'Eau d'issey
on my skin starts as burst of sharp lemons and finish as woody something. It has nothing sweet at all, just sharp citrus + woods. IMHO it is less complex than Di Gio, but more masculine and easier to wear everywhere and anytime. L'Eau (sample I have) lasts on my skin less than ADG..
Edit: BTW girls like ADG more...
Originally Posted by Desmond Hume
I can't say it any better than this
Neither can I.
AdG is fresh throughout. L'eau D'Issey is sharp citrus shifting to soft and woody. I own and enjoy both, though I'm not wearing either a lot these days. When I want a fresh/citrus I've been reaching for Allure Edition Blanche.
Anyway, on topic:
Longevity - Definitely advantage L'eau D'Issey. It seems to last forever.
Projection - L'eau D'Issey again (I think).
Versatility - Advantage AdG. It won't likely offend anyone. Some find L'eau D'Issey to be harsh.
Commonness - Depends upon your location, but in my area AdG is more common
Overall smell - Toss up for me. I like them both, and prefer one or the other at different times.
You should definitely sample Issey for yourself. My local Macy's has a tester, so it shouldn't be hard for you to find one.