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    Default Penhaligon`s Castile vs Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Some think these two are quite similar. Which one do you prefer, and which one has best longevity?

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    Default Re: Penhaligon`s Castile vs Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Castile has better longevity, Colonia has a more interesting floral touch.

    I see these two and their congeners as happy little pick-me-up scents, so the longevity is not a real concern. They both use neroli, one of my favorite notes, beautifully.

    Like Castile, LOVE Colonia.

    If you are planning on getting the AdP (and don't own it already), consider purchasing the splash bottle. I own the spray version, which is still wonderful, but dabbing seems to keep the top notes around for longer. Next time I am going splash.

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    Default Re: Penhaligon`s Castile vs Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Personally not a fan of either of these.

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    Default Re: Penhaligon`s Castile vs Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Some people think these are similar? Interesting. I do not and the notes don't match, that is for sure.

    I prefer Acqua di Parma Colonia.

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    Default Re: Penhaligon`s Castile vs Acqua di Parma Colonia

    This has come up a few times before, but I like AdP much better than Castile. Both have good quality citruses but the laundry detergent musk in the Castile ruins it for me. AdP is a delicate citrus-floral cologne though it gets worse and worse with each passing batch.

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    Default Re: Penhaligon`s Castile vs Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    This has come up a few times before, but I like AdP much better than Castile. Both have good quality citruses but the laundry detergent musk in the Castile ruins it for me. AdP is a delicate citrus-floral cologne though it gets worse and worse with each passing batch.
    I`m waiting for a bottle of Adp Colonia to arrive (blind). I hope I like it, and that it`s better than Assoluta because that one was to feminine/powdery for my taste..

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    Default Re: Penhaligon`s Castile vs Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Castile is neroli-centered with a musky base. AdP Colonia is focused on lemon, rosemary and a rose-heart.

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    Default Re: Penhaligon`s Castile vs Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    Castile is neroli-centered with a musky base. AdP Colonia is focused on lemon, rosemary and a rose-heart.
    You think Colonia is more in the same style as Douro eau du Portugal?

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    Default Re: Penhaligon`s Castile vs Acqua di Parma Colonia

    I own both.

    I have listed my Castile on eBay. It will be gone in less than eight hours.

    'nuff said.

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    Default Re: Penhaligon`s Castile vs Acqua di Parma Colonia

    I like scents that last. I have Castile and I will never buy Colonia for myself.
    Renato

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    Default Re: Penhaligon`s Castile vs Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Colonia has a much more mesmerizing and elegant scent.
    I don't get how it could be considered a unisex when all I can smell is a true gentleman. Nothing woman about this scent at all to me.
    Really one of the best ever.
    I'm wearing Castile right now and It's quite nice.
    The neroli note is lovely, but all in all not really that memorable.

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    Default Re: Penhaligon`s Castile vs Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Anyone who thinks these two are NOT staggeringly similar needs to get his nose checked. These are almost exactly the same -- the soapy aftershave smell of a classic barber shop. The Old Spice of yore, maybe.

    Castile's longevity on me is terrible. An hour later, it's nowhere.

    ADP Colognia, especially Assoluta, has both sillage and longevity. It's also a bit easier to find, as Castile seems to be discontinued?

    So ADP gets my vote.

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    Default Re: Penhaligon`s Castile vs Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnTheBeginner View Post
    I own both.

    I have listed my Castile on eBay. It will be gone in less than eight hours.

    'nuff said.

    That's because it's hard to find. Penhaligons has not discontinued it (it's on their website) but the global shipping has gone down dramatically. Can't remember the last time I saw it in Asia or US. I have seen Castille only on the shelves of their London store last month.

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    Default Re: Penhaligon`s Castile vs Acqua di Parma Colonia

    I own samples of both and love both but Castile lasts longer on my skin.

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