Originally Posted by Skyline
Very Similar! Only difference is Projection/Longevity is weaker in Fresco. Not a problem as you can re-apply! For that price you can re-apply 10 times a day.
To me, the difference was much more than that. They smell similar, kind of like how a MacDonalds hamburger is similar to one you'd grill in the backyard - both have a burger and a bun, but the differences are pretty big too. There's a bubblegum note in the Fresco pineapple/fruit that strikes my nose as cheap. I'm all for a bargain, but I don't ever want to smell cheap. Also, when I wore Fresco around friends for their take, reactions were neutral to negative. Not terrible, but overall, not good.
If the hype is what matters most, buy this stuff. Or, just lie and say you own this stuff, I guess, and join in the hype?
If smelling good is what matters most and you can't afford the real thing or don't want to buy into a split, buy something else. There are tons of better options even at the Fresco price point. Here's a great thread for quality cheapies
. I think there are excellent affordable recommendations in the $100 Wardrobe thread