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    Default Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Well. I was going to get another backup bottle of Le Male, but my current bottle is pretty much still full and i have a back up waiting, so here goes this:

    My friend says if i give him my Acqua Di Gio(which i got for a gift that i barely use becaues i simply reach for Allure Homme Sport and L'eau D'Issey more often), he'll by me 212 Men.

    The question is simply. whats better

    212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Avoid both, imo

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Personally, I would take Aqua di Gio, but it sounds like 212 is what you prefer, so go with what you like!

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Aqua di Gio is way better then 212 Men if you ask me. The big problem with it is that it is as mainstream as you can get and there are probably millions of people who wear this. 212 is a headache inducing scrubber for me and it smells unpleasantly synthetic.

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    I prefer 212! Definitely 212. I'm not big on aquatics
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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Adg

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Quote Originally Posted by suppressor View Post
    avoid both, imo
    this!!!!

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    idk. i do like ADG, but lately ive been noticing a weird nail polish kinda note.

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny19 View Post
    idk. i do like ADG, but lately ive been noticing a weird nail polish kinda note.
    How old is your AdG bottle? When you say gift, do you mean like this year or 10 years ago. I notice that nail polish seems to creep in when frags spoil, so maybe you need to cross-check your bottle with someone elses to see if it's just your nose or a bad bottle.
    Anyway, I would say that 212 is more unique and actually seems to smell quite nice IMO.

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    AdG.....Gary

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    If he's buying you a bottle in trade for your AdG, why is he restricting you to 212? Establish a price range, and pick something for yourself.

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post
    Avoid both, imo
    Agreed

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Quote Originally Posted by A. Homme View Post
    If he's buying you a bottle in trade for your AdG, why is he restricting you to 212? Establish a price range, and pick something for yourself.
    Definitely this.

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    They are both equally dreadful.
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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    I'd keep the Adg....but just wondering why you were considering buying a second backup of le male? It's not like they are discontinuing it or are they?

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    damn. 212 an ADG really arent as liked as they once were

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny19 View Post
    damn. 212 an ADG really arent as liked as they once were
    Again, why is he only offering to buy 212? If he's buying, you should have the option to pick something else of comparable price, no?

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    at the moment, the thing i would want if i was swapping ADG would be 212 Men. im just trying to make the choice of whether i really like 212 better then ADG

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    But I doesn't make sense to check the opinions of others for that. I know it's an overused phrase but nontheless it's true: go with your own nose! Now you've heared all kinds of opinions and still don't know wether you'll be happy with your choice in the long run. In case you are not, just sell or swap it again...

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Both is boring as h*ll

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    212 for sure. AdG is too played out.

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    212 is the better of the two but that's still not saying much - I would avoid both.

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Why don't you go to the store and spray some 212 men on your arm and let it be there for a day? In that way you can decide which you like best since you own AdG and have already worn it.
    Acqua di Giò is my guilty pleasure. What's yours?

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post
    Avoid both, imo
    absolutely

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    I'll echo the above sentiments:

    avoid them both lest you smell like every other 20 year old kid on campus

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond Hume View Post
    Why don't you go to the store and spray some 212 men on your arm and let it be there for a day? In that way you can decide which you like best since you own AdG and have already worn it.
    Indeed. If you live near a Sephora, get a sample of 212 and give it a few wearings.
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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Cool Water!

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    i prefer ADG, for scentimental values as well.

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    have him buy you 5 bottles of grey flannel instead

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Aqua di Gio

    212 can, at times, remind me of a chemical toilet on a bus

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    Default Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Sell the AdG and buy something you like. I don't care much for either of the two options.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    I've never liked ADG much. 212 Men I've always thought a marvellous stand out scent.
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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    can someone elaborate on 212 Men? obviously theres the talk of the cut green grass, but i also see talking about a hint of sweetnes in this fragrance? i see grapefruit in the notes. d&g the one also has grapefruit. i know they arent similar scents, but do they have a similar sweetnes?

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Of the two - Acqua Di Gio

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny19 View Post
    can someone elaborate on 212 Men? obviously theres the talk of the cut green grass, but i also see talking about a hint of sweetnes in this fragrance? i see grapefruit in the notes. d&g the one also has grapefruit. i know they arent similar scents, but do they have a similar sweetnes?
    There's a little bit of sweetness, but not much at all. I'm not sure where it comes from. I know D&G The One is the sweeter of the two.
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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    There's a whole bunch of youtube reviews of 212, check those out. And like someone said, go to a sephora and get a sample of it and see if you like it.

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    yeah ive seen all the youtube reviews. just wanna get your guys' opinions too. u seem like an educated bunch haha

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Another reason I prefer 212 is that it seems more dynamic. Green/citrus opening, spicy floral heart, and then a very enjoyable woodsy drydown. I love the drydown.
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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    im just trying to make the choice of whether i really like 212 better then ADG
    I'm all for getting advice here, but damn....

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Quote Originally Posted by A. Homme View Post
    I'm all for getting advice here, but damn....
    dude..obviously the decision will come down to what i think, but i just wana know other peoples input

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny19 View Post
    dude..obviously the decision will come down to what i think, but i just wana know other peoples input
    I recommend sampling them both, picking your favorite, and posting about your findings here. Dazzle us with your insights!

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    Forget both. Take cash instead and buy some samples. Expand your horizons! I;m glad I did.
    John aka Easykiller

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    Default Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    the thing is, the deal is going down because he has a sephora gift card..and 212 is one of the things id want that is at sephora since i cant find it at any other places.

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