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    Default Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    I love the scent, one of my top 3, perhaps even the best of all time cologne. But its way too common and i smell it at least 3-5 times a day on my daily commute. If its not guys wearing its girls. Its a shame cause i want to wear it from time to time but just way too common and who wants to smell like all the other guys? not me.

    I was at the shop yesterday and so wanted to buy another bottle.
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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    I could say the exact same thing about Le Mâle!
    I was never a fan of Acqua di Gio, though. It's
    too fresh for me ... too, well, aqua!

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    I don't like it so I don't wear it. I'm not sure that counts as refusal.

    Honestly, I very rarely smell what I wear on others. I did smell a woman all done up in glam-rock gear wearing Poison the other day, though, and the pairing couldn't have been more perfect. In that case, smelling something I loved on another made me love it more!

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    I could say the exact same thing about Le Mâle!
    I was never a fan of Acqua di Gio, though. It's
    too fresh for me ... too, well, aqua!
    I dont like lemale at all, smells like deodorant ...boring!

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Best Scent Ever? Hmmmm

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    I can't wear it. It's too redolent, overpowering.
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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    it's ok but too many people wear it. i had a knockoff deodorant spray that smelled just like it and a girl mentioned that her ex used to wear it. awkward.

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Quote Originally Posted by bfree View Post
    Best Scent Ever? Hmmmm
    Its been proven by studies that ADG is the one cologne that makes women go crazy. I cant think of anything else that beats it or even matches it.

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Precisely the reason why I avoid scents like Le Male, AdG, L'eau D'Issey etc.

    I'd rather smell somewhat unique as opposed to every other teenager.

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Best scent ever.. yet you can't wear it because everyone else does. Thus making it boring. How can something boring be the best? ADG is just another average cologne, although it may very well be the benchmark in aquatics, it's not even close to breathtaking. Best aquatic ever.. that's debatable. Best scent ever.. your nose must be very premature.

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Quote Originally Posted by ADGfan View Post
    I love the scent, one of my top 3, perhaps even the best of all time cologne. But its way too common and i smell it at least 3-5 times a day on my daily commute. If its not guys wearing its girls. Its a shame cause i want to wear it from time to time but just way too common and who wants to smell like all the other guys? not me.
    ADGFan, you're not a alone. I like the smell too, but i think it's very common nowadays. I don't know why, but i feel a similar aura on Les Nuits de Hadrien by Annick Goutal. Have you already tried this one? Maybe you can use it as a substitute for ADG.

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    I'm going on 51 years of age.....I don't care what other people have on.....I don't care how many people wear it.....If I like it.....I wear it.....I am the one who decides what I'm going to purchase and wear.....I always value my Wife and Her opinion.....She likes Gio.....I like Gio.....Lights out.....games over.....Gary

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Quote Originally Posted by ADGfan View Post
    Its been proven by studies that ADG is the one cologne that makes women go crazy. I cant think of anything else that beats it or even matches it.
    Maybe is because a lot of men doesn't use even deodorant and really stink, so women got condicioned to associating clean smells with sexy guys....

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Quote Originally Posted by ADGfan View Post
    Its been proven by studies that ADG is the one cologne that makes women go crazy. I cant think of anything else that beats it or even matches it.
    Tru Unbound by Halston.. smells exactly like ADG but with more watermelon in the opening. Just Me by Paris Hilton, if you don't mind the dry down, and I believe there's a Perry Ellis 360 that is similar to ADG.

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    From what I've smelled of aquatic frags, the problem is that it's difficult to make it subtle (though it can be made weak). There is something about the note (is it calone?) that has a very irritating quality to me. I like the idea of this kind of frag, and I like to think that I'd enjoy Horizon if it didn't have lavender in it, but that note in frags like Unbound for men is just unappealing to me on every level.
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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Quote Originally Posted by ADGfan View Post
    Its been proven by studies that ADG is the one cologne that makes women go crazy. I cant think of anything else that beats it or even matches it.
    Yes, but evidently it doesn't fulfill all your expectations as a seductive fragrance....
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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    IMO, AdG is not that bad but it's safe and doesn't work on my skin as most of the aquatic so I'm joining your team.

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Acqua di Gio bores me to death. A girl bought if for me in high school. It was boring then, and even more now. Girls love it, though. I guess most girls are boring. Final answer.

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    AdG is a great scent. I consider myself lucky from this point of view because I live in Romania and people don't wear that much cologne here, so wearing AdG, Cool Water, Le Male, doesn't make me an Average Joe.

    AdG is far from my top 10, but I admire it's uniqueness and masculinity, it's becoming a classic no doubt.

    ...and if you like it.. wear it what the heck.
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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Quote Originally Posted by ADGfan View Post
    Its been proven by studies that ADG is the one cologne that makes women go crazy. I cant think of anything else that beats it or even matches it.
    What makes boys go crazy then?------just being curious...jajajaja

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Tru Unbound by Halston.. smells exactly like ADG but with more watermelon in the opening. Just Me by Paris Hilton, if you don't mind the dry down, and I believe there's a Perry Ellis 360 that is similar to ADG.
    Yeah, Perry Ellis 360 Red is a cheaper alternative to ADG. Fortunately, most of my coworkers are women, and only one of the guys at work wears cologne. It's usually Fahrenheit, but he told me he also has ADG, so I avoid ADG at work so we don't end up smelling like twins. Otherwise, it's nice to wear around my wife, since she likes it!

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Well ADGFan, you better stock up on extra bottles of ADG.... It is being discontunued at the end of this month.

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    What makes boys go crazy then?------just being curious...jajajaja
    I like sexy eyes, long hair, and large backsides.

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    I don't wear it because I don't like, and never did. Nor do I like any fragrance that is a clone/wannabe/more mature/etc. version of it.
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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Quote Originally Posted by bfree View Post
    Well ADGFan, you better stock up on extra bottles of ADG.... It is being discontunued at the end of this month.
    Where did you hear that?

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Where did you hear that?
    I didn't

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    ^ He's joking... It would make no commercial sense to discontinue their "bread-winner" scent...

    On topic: No, it's not my favorite (best) scent, but I use it occasionally.

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    What makes boys go crazy then?------just being curious...jajajaja
    I remember seeing a study once,
    which suggested, that No.5 is the
    smell most men find irresistible!

    But I bet you can find a study which
    says otherwise too.
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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Oh lol, I was googling for a sec, then I figured. LOL

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    Default Re: Am I the only one who refuses to wear Aqua Di Gio? Best scent ever but...

    Quote Originally Posted by trapper View Post
    AdG is a great scent. I consider myself lucky from this point of view because I live in Romania and people don't wear that much cologne here, so wearing AdG, Cool Water, Le Male, doesn't make me an Average Joe.
    Same here hehe. I rarely meet men who uses colognes but everytime I do, I am not like "damn, this guy uses Le Male, ADG, Aqva, (insert cologne from your wardrobe)" but more like "finaly someone who has good taste". Actually I appreciate some of my scents more after I smell them on someone else because its different experience to smell it on different person and sometime I am just jealous because it smells better on them..

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