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    Default AdP Colonia Alternative

    I only use on special occasions like outdoor family gatherings etc... having paid $$$ for 50ml
    so im seeking an alternative to use fairly regularly with decent staying power esp. here in hot sydney

    I adore the opening citrus blast & how the rose develops in the middle
    Something similar would be great

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    Default Re: AdP Colonia Alternative

    Penhaligon's Castile has a similar rose note (but neroli instead of citrus). Very good staying power compared to AdP Colonia.

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    1881/Cerruti

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    Lostmarch Atao is a moderately priced alternative.

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    Default Re: AdP Colonia Alternative

    Jean Marie Farina Extra Vieille has the same distinctive rose note as Colonia.

    Liter bottles of it show up on eBay fairly regularly for about $60 US.

    I get about eight hours longevity with JMF EV which I think is excellent for an eau de cologne.
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    Default Re: AdP Colonia Alternative

    I second Castile because it lasts longer than Colonia. Still not cheap though.

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    Colonia comes cheaper when bought in quantity. I bought 200ml in a splash bottle for about US$80 a few years ago, in a brick and mortar store. It must have been a sale somehow, and I don't think such a price could be found today, but the lesson of the quantity is one I remember well.

    TwoRoads's suggestion of R&G EV is a good one though.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    I think Colonia is a good value for the price.

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    Nice ill be happy with 8hrs. I found a bottle of Jean Marie Farina Extra Vieille online here localy so i might pick one up. Is it a safe blind buy ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djbozz View Post
    Nice ill be happy with 8hrs. I found a bottle of Jean Marie Farina Extra Vieille online here localy so i might pick one up. Is it a safe blind buy ?

    The notes look impressive

    This unisex scent posesses a blend of: Lemon, Bergamot, Rosemary, Orange, Neroli, Rose, Carnation

    It seems like a no risk blind buy to me........

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    Default Re: AdP Colonia Alternative

    The fact that is has Carnation, and the house has been reffered to as "old smelling" made this an unsafe blind buy for me. The Yellow edition Hugh Parsons was one I was looking at as an alternative to Colonia, from mentions and reviews, as I dislike the lavender in Colonia, but love the aromatic-citrus opening, the sweet rose is ok too, though Parsons yellow has no rose afaik.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    The fact that is has Carnation, and the house has been reffered to as "old smelling" made this an unsafe blind buy for me. The Yellow edition Hugh Parsons was one I was looking at as an alternative to Colonia, from mentions and reviews, as I dislike the lavender in Colonia, but love the aromatic-citrus opening, the sweet rose is ok too, though Parsons yellow has no rose afaik.
    Is it 'old smelling' in a gentlemanly way like in CPM or like an old smelling dusty chest draw ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djbozz View Post
    Is it 'old smelling' in a gentlemanly way like in CPM or like an old smelling dusty chest draw ?
    It is very gentlemanly.
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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