The honor goes to:Eau de Cologne Impériale by Guerlain (1853)
I also really like Acqua di Parma Colonia.
Thread: Best Traditional Cologne
What is your favorite traditional eau de cologne? Post links to pervious threads if there are any on this topic. Thank you!
Penhaligon's Castile, followed by Acqua di Parma Assoluta
Obsessions of the Moment- Kristiansand EDC, Green Irish Tweed, Zizan
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Acqua di Genova Colonia, but there are so many that I like
Guerlain Eau du Coq is fleeting, but can always be reapplied... the patchouli in the base is a surprise in this gem from 1894.
Eau du Coq
Top Notes: Hesperidic Notes, Lemon, Bergamot, Neroli, Orange
Middle Notes: Lavender, Jasmine, Patchouli
Base Notes: Oakmoss, Sandalwood
Yr good bud,
"Why spend life seeking that which does not satisfy? Why remain a slave, when freedom waits? Let your life shine; illumine the world with your truth!"
Fiat justitia ruat cælum.
Let justice be done, even if the sky should fall.
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Qui nihil potest sperare, desperet nihil.
Let him who can hope for nothing despair of nothing.
Male irato ferrum committitur.
It is an evil thing to arm an angry man.
Balafre by Lancome
Jean Marie Farina Extra Vieille by Roger & Gallet
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
Castile- by Penhaligon
Florida Water isn't bad considering price.
I love Acqua di Parma Colonia
I'm partial to Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta and Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat. Eau de Guerlain is great stuff, too.
My go to cologne is probably Acqua di Parma. I love the citrus-floral composition. When I feel like a very traditional cologne, nothing beats Villoresi's Acqua di Colonia. For a sharp hesperide Guerlain's Impériale, though du Coq is equally good. And if I want something a little more lasting I cheat and go for MPG's pour le jeune homme or Eau de Guerlain . As so often, so simple answer...
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
Sounds like I'm going to have to try some Acqua di Parma now...
Fine recommendations, Acqua di Parma has many supporters for good reason. I'd also add Geo F Trumper's Wellington as a lovely implementation, as well as Nicolai's Cologne Sologne.
Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.
Does anyone know where I can get a sample of Acqua Colonia?