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AdG isn't my thing but I think everyone should wear what he/she likes to smell like for a day. If this very popular stuff sets one's nose on fire in a good way one should wear it and spread the love.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Off-topic but I just found this and had to post it.
Acqua Di Gioia, First I thought its 1st April joke but apparently it isnt.
Don't forget Acqua di Cho
Anyway, I have a small decant of it for sh*ts and giggles. I'd wear it if I was really bored. Which is truly counter productive for it's intended purpose. I used to wear this regularly 10 years ago before I ran out of it and never wore cologne again for another 7 years. Thankfully, I never bought another bottle since I didn't realize how insanely popular it was when I decided to acquire another bottle of cologne again.
Do we really need this on this board?
Strikes me that there are plenty of other places on the internet to make these posts.
I'm not at all the puritan, but I come here to talk about fragrances.
Regarding the OPs post, I think its sort of inflammatory to come into a fragrance board where people are passionate about fragrances and make this post. Some folks here have spent years testing hundreds of fragrances. It's sort of like coming onto a music board and posting that the Beatles (or Radiohead, or Miles Davis, or Mozart, or whomever) are the best band ever. Posting huge generalities and sweepinig praise of any fragrance is less than interesting, but to do it about AdG is near trolling.
I recommend that if you really like AdG, tell us what you like about it. What notes do you smell? What is it about the fragrance that you enjoy most? The fact that others like it on you or, "chicks dig it" really says nothing about why you like the fragrance.
It might be a character defect of mine (one of many) but I've always stayed away from hugely popular things, whether it be bands or authors or, in this case, Aqua di Gio. Even if I did like it, I wouldn't wear it simply because it's so common. I'm a run-of-the-mill middle-class accountant, for goodness sake. I don't need yet another aspect of my life to make me more average than I already am. I derive great pleasure and sense of individuality from seeking out and wearing niche or obscure frags. It's my one glitzy indulgence. More power to all those who enjoy AdG. I don't hold it against ya. To each his own. It's just not for me.
If you're depressed that easily, you take things too seriously.
I have no problem with AdG, don't wear it, but I don't hate it. However, I agree, that the OP might do well to consider his audience with this and other questions he has posed in his short time as a member.
I don't think it's fair how some of you supporters stereotype noobs based on how they type. This is an open forum, open to the public.. anybody can use it.
I think as a community we should be open to all new basenoters, and let them see whether or not basenotes is the right environment for them.
Last edited by The_Cologneist; 6th April 2010 at 05:28 PM.
all this talk is making me want to buy a bottle!!
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Back to what was said about it being discontinued. Is this true? Why would they discontinue such a productive cash cow like AdG?
ADG is very far from being one of the best fragrances ever.
I have at least 10 fragrances that I think are just OK that I like better than ADG. And it's not because it is so popular, I didn't like it that much from the beginning.
And that's why the enjoyment of fragrances is so subjective. One person's 'Holy Grail' is another persons 'scrubber'.
Easy, big fella. I didn't stereotype anyone. I responded directly to this individual's post. You, on the other hand, have leapt from my individual response to a generalization about how "some of you supporters" treat noobs. If you want to engage in a semantics discussion regarding the words depressing and depressed, we can do that, but I think you're using that as a distraction from the fact that you didn't use the word you wanted to use earlier, which was probably not depressing. Pedantic, maybe? Moralizing? I don't know. I do know that depressing implies that something is making you sad or discouraged, and no Internet forum thread has ever had that emotional weight in my life. At any rate, I did not base my comments regarding ADGFan on how he "types" (much like I didn't make a comment about you typing "serious" when you meant "seriously"). I made a comment regarding the fact that he doesn't seem to know his audience, and that he is making sweeping generalizations and broad statements. He should expect some response to that.
You are quite right that this is an open forum, and I would think any response to ADG, especially from longtime members (not me: I'm no graybeard here, and I don't have nearly the experience with frags or forum contribution that many others do), would help ADGFan decide if this is the right environment for him. Also, though this is an open forum, not just anyone can use it. People have been banned, and often, for failing to adhere to basic decorum and forum policies. While I'm not personally offended by anything ADGFan has posted, some might be, and further, continuing to post the same types of things over and over again (including 3 threads started in mere hours regarding female attraction to AdG as a fragrance) will grate on members and make them more likely to be offended by seemingly little things.
I hope ADGFan sticks it out. I hope everyone who joins does, and that each member here has his or her life enriched by the people and fragrances (s)he encounters. And now that this thread has (appropriately) been moved to the Just Starting Out forum, the added lens of remembering that ADGFan is a newcomer may help people respond positively to him, provided there's something to respond to.
I love smelling AdG on other people. I don't want to smell of it though.
I'd like to point out to some of the more senior members that this forum is called 'Just Starting Out' so please, take a chill pill...on the house, of course.
Back to the thread, I always had to stifle a chuckle whenever someone mentions "best ever (something)". It seems premature. And the logical question I'd think of is,"Why? Are you on the verge of dying? That there won't be anything (new) left to experience in the near future?"
Last edited by Diamondflame; 7th April 2010 at 07:21 PM.
im off work in half hour and gonna buy a 100ml bottle. Discontinued or not i need a bottle and been madly craving it for the past week non stop. I wont wear it alone, but ill combo it with perhaps my rochas man. oooooooo
Rochas man smells SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAMN GOOD but it doesnt last on me at all.
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ADG is a great scent. My bottle ran out and that's what started my search for a new fragrance. I am new to collecting but so far I really like eau fraiche and versace poure homme.
Versace pour Homme is my AdG substitute. It's still light and summery, but more oriental and less generically aquatic.