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    Default A Longlasting Italian Colonia

    Hi,

    Recommend me a good longlasting Italian colonia (no need to be created at Italy, i want the Italian kind of Colonia)
    I tried Acqua di Parma Colonia, its fantastic here on the warm weather of Brazil, but the longevity is not that good, 4 hours at maximum.
    From what i read, Acqua Classica di Borsari has a great longevity, and its 5 times cheaper than Acqua di Parma Colonia. Its Right?

    Recommend me some italians colognes to the warm weather please.

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    Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Colonia lasts a long time on me and also the new 1861 from Xerjoff There's loads but obviously with everyone's skin chemistry being different, what lasts long on someone else may only last a couple of hours on you, so I would look at what people suggest then sample them, before spending good money on a full bottle.

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    Cologne Sologne

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    Gianfranco Ferre's Bergamotto Marino.

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    Ooh, daniel. I don't think there is any such colonia to satisfy your standards of longevity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    Ooh, daniel. I don't think there is any such colonia to satisfy your standards of longevity.
    Yeah, i think no exists an acqua di colonia wich lasts 24+ hours

    But at least i want the longest time possible!
    Also i can overapply if it a non expensive cologne (about 30 sprays or more).

    Those Borsari Acqua Classica last well?

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    Acqua Classica didn't last long on me at all, certainly not even a couple of hours. Neither did many other Borsari samples I purchased last year from First in Fragrance http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/duefte/borsari-1870.html which is a pity as quite a few were pleasant enough

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    Personally, I'd rather wear something that I really like and reapply as necessary, than be stuck wearing something I don't care for that much just because it happens to last a long time.

    With that said, I second the suggestions for AdP Colonia and Villoresi's Colonia.I own and love both and find neither wanting longevity wise.

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    Default Re: A Longlasting Italian Colonia

    Acqua Di Genova Colonia Classica (Very traditional cologne from 1853. Not long lasting but amazing)
    Acqua Dell'Elba Classica
    Acqua Di Bolgheri Fresco


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    Palestra Italia!

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    Try Colonia Assoluta by Acqua Di Parma.....This lasts on me all day!!!
    Gary

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    Another vote for AdP Colonia Assoluta. This one lasts 8+, on my skin.

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    Adp Colonia Intensa. The most classy from the company. 8+ hours!

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    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
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    Default Re: A Longlasting Italian Colonia

    Acqua di Colonia by Lorenzo Villoresi and Douro by Penhaligon's.

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    Default Re: A Longlasting Italian Colonia

    Apart from seconding Colonia Assoluta, I had also good longevity experiences with some of the colonias by Carthusia

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    Best 3 Colonia-style scents with at least good longevity:
    Parfums de Nicolai Cologne Sologne
    Maitre Parfumer Et Gantier Pour Le Jeune Homme
    Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua Di Colonia

    Longest Lasting traditional EDC style scent I've ever tried is Maitre's Pour Le Jeune Homme. The vintage is Gawdly, the newer formula still incredible. The base is much heavier on Neroli and musk than any other EDC-style scent. And thankfully it lacks the powdery aspect of The Acqua Di Parma Colonia.

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    +1 with the Sologne and Pour Le Jeune Homme suggestions. Although I have to warn the OP that I don't find Sologne to be very "italian smelling". It is like an amped up, more herbal Extra Vieille to my nose, and I find Extra Vieille to be a typical french smelling eau de cologne. Get Cologne a l'Italienne if you can find it. Neroli monster.

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    the OP wants something created in italy, made in italy...many of the above suggestions are not from italy


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    the OP wants something created in italy, made in italy...many of the above suggestions are not from italy
    I don't think the question was that eclusionary.....but if he was, and wants the most Italian of all things Italian, something more Italian than Acqua Di Parma or Borsari Classica.....

    ....the most "ITALIAN'S ITALIAN" cologne ever, I would suggest Creed's Scent of Oger, which str8 up has almost the exact same Citrus, Greens, and understated woods as Brioni Eau De Parfum(pinnacle of Italian-made citrus colonia), the spices/herbs of an Italian Restaurant (hot Red Pepper, Fennel seed, basil, etc), and the Frankincense from a Vatican Catholic Mass.

    Scent of Oger literally is like wearing Brioni EDP to Mass and Dinner in Italy. There may still be a flacon or two floating around in Rotterdam or Amsterdam.

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    It`s a given.. +1 on Penhaligon`s Douro.

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