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    Default Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    I've been using Aqua Di Gio more often now since it's almost gone because I want an excuse to go out and get a replacement.

    I want an aromatic fresh replacement, similar considering I basically have every other type of fragrance. The closest I have to AdG is Bvlgari Aqva but thats more of a marine scent than fresh.

    Any suggestions? Although something that isnt so damn played out

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Not sure what you already have, but L'eau Par Kenzo Pour Homme is worth a sniff and not too common (I think).

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Creeds Imperial.
    L'eau D'issey.

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Guerlain Homme (not like AdG but worth checkin out if you want something fresh)

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Live Jazz.

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Boss Elements Aqua
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Versace Man Fraiche

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Mugler Cologne

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    +1 on Mugler Cologne

    Will add Versace Pour Homme (a mature AdG in my opinion), and Bvlgari Pour Homme.

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    I already have Mugler cologne and I love it but I wouldn't call it an aromatic. It's more like fresh out of the shower scent, soapy and green.
    I want something light, fresh and somewhat unique. I do like Aqua Di Gio but its so overplayed and common it's ridiculous.

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Halston Unbound for Men was recommended to me, I have it, but have never smelled ADG!

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    IMO AdG is hard to replace so I'd say get another bottle!

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Terre D'Hermes
    Dolce and Gabbana PH

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport EDT

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    2nd Creed Millesime Imperial

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    The Miyake and Versace recommendation were spot on.

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Yes, L'Eau d'Issey PH or Intense or one of its summer flankers would be great - just a little off from AdG but in a good direction. Totally agreed.

    If you want something much more aromatic, and can tolerate something swinging a bit more unisex, and you want something nobody else is wearing, consider Un Parfum de Charmes et Feuilles by The Different Company. It has a wicked strong, watery, cool, natural sage and rosemary thing at the top that will blow you away. Not an aquatic per se, but it has a cool feel that is almost a drop-in replacement for AdG.
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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    As Eau d'Issey and others I would have suggested have already been mentioned, there's still these to consider:

    Baldessarini del Mar
    Alessandro del Acqua PH

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    My personal AdG replacement is Clinique Happy. I tried various "AdG clones" such as Versace pH, Perry 360 Red, Halston Unbound, etc. I like AdG but it goes sour on my skin and I just don't enjoy the drydown because of it. Perry 360 Red was a close contender but I found that the sweet cinnamon note made it better suited for cooler weather. I finally settled on Clinique Happy because the top notes remind me of AdG, and I'm a huge fan of orange/tangerine and lime. It's definitely not a perfect replacement though, as longevity is pretty terrible and it smells somewhat synthetic to my nose. I would recommend you try it.

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    ...another bottle of Acqua di Gio? Just kidding--try Creed Imperial Millesime.

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Perhaps Paul Smith Extreme? Paul Smith Story? Eau Sauvage? Guerlain Vetiver?

    I know these are not AdG, but I'd try them out and see if you like any of them.
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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    similar???,Versace PH...Bvlgari Aqva and Issey Miyake L'eau, ADG clones?? 360 Red, Unbound and Just Me by PH

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaheen View Post
    My personal AdG replacement is Clinique Happy. I tried various "AdG clones" such as Versace pH, Perry 360 Red, Halston Unbound, etc. I like AdG but it goes sour on my skin and I just don't enjoy the drydown because of it. Perry 360 Red was a close contender but I found that the sweet cinnamon note made it better suited for cooler weather. I finally settled on Clinique Happy because the top notes remind me of AdG, and I'm a huge fan of orange/tangerine and lime. It's definitely not a perfect replacement though, as longevity is pretty terrible and it smells somewhat synthetic to my nose. I would recommend you try it.
    I agree with the Happy recommendation. It isn't just like AdG but that's a good thing IMO. I have the same problem with the AdG drydown. The only negative about happy is that it doesn't last real long.

    Try some before you buy I'm sure they have it at any local dept. store
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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    PE red 360 all the way for me hot longevity and way better then ADG i recommend you try it out.

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Quote Originally Posted by el.roger View Post
    similar???,Versace PH... and Issey Miyake L'eau, ADG clones?? 360 Red, Unbound and Just Me by PH
    Any of these - they are all related.
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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Another vote for L'Eau D'Issey and Allure Homme Sport

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    ...another bottle of Acqua di Gio? Just kidding--try Creed Imperial Millesime.
    ^^

    I absolutely love Millesime Imperial in the summer. It is my number one fragrance for summer and warmer weather.

    Why not go Creed MI, instead of the dime a dozen AdG clones? It is more expensive, but in life, you often get what you pay for.

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Yes, L'Eau d'Issey PH or Intense or one of its summer flankers would be great - just a little off from AdG but in a good direction. Totally agreed.

    If you want something much more aromatic, and can tolerate something swinging a bit more unisex, and you want something nobody else is wearing, consider Un Parfum de Charmes et Feuilles by The Different Company. It has a wicked strong, watery, cool, natural sage and rosemary thing at the top that will blow you away. Not an aquatic per se, but it has a cool feel that is almost a drop-in replacement for AdG.
    Hmmm, UPdCeF? That's an interesting substitute for AdG, a bit of a stretch IMO, as you mentioned much MUCH more aromatic. I don't know how good of a substitute it would be for someone expecting something similar to AdG, but it may be something down a different path that he may like just as much. Good recommendation!
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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio is almost gone...need new fragrance!

    Also, I agree with the recs to try Versace PH. IMO it's FAR better than AdG, it's in a different category though. While not being identical or even really close for that matter, I find it falls in line closer with Bulgari Aqua, as a deeper aquatic, than the watery/fruity/floral stuff going on in AdG. I think you should look into it, because along with Bulgari Aqua, I think it's the best aquatic currently available in the designer world, and it's also more "aromatic" than AdG.
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