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    Default what fragrances compete with Acqua Di Parma - Esenza di Colonia?

    Essenza Di Colonia , is in my Book the Best soapy fragrance i've ever tried
    it is short lived (4hrs max in my skin)
    and it is close to the skin after the 1st hour, But its not a weak fragrance, its not one of those you have to Bury your nose to your skin to Be aBle to get a whiff
    as long as the fragrance is alive on the skin, you will smell it, and it will project descently

    i live where the temperature in summer and spring is very high and it is also very humid
    i've tried a lot of fragrances that are supossed to Be for summer (fruity, citric, aquatics, Blues) and the soapy fragrances (which i used to dislike Back in the days) are the ones that work Best in this type of weather

    i've also tried chanel - platinum egoiste, prada - amBer, eau savage, mugler - cologne, yves saint laurent - pour homme, pour monsieur, adp - colonia and assoluta, etc.

    there are no niche fragrances in my city, only creed, and original vetiver is pretty good
    But from all that i've mentioned
    Acqua Di Parma - Essenza Di Colonia is the Best
    citrusy at the top, Bright and sharp
    dries down herBal, very very green, really reminds you of a fresh forest full of fresh plants, really pleasant, soapy, fresh and clean
    the way all the Best qualities of this fragrance come out with high heat at a summer day under a mad sun, its awsome, it will really keep you fresh and clean and smelling damn good even when you start to sweat a little Bit and transpire

    thats why i ask, if there is any other fragrance of this style and cathegory that competes with this fragrance in quality ??

    i've read good things aBout tom ford - neroli portofino, heeley - oranges and lemons and others

    any suggestions

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    Default Re: what fragrances compete with Acqua Di Parma - Esenza di Colonia?

    Have you tried Cologne du Parfumeur from Guerlain yet? I enjoy the soapiness from Essenza too and i have wore CdP from time to time on summer days. To me, they both shares a similar structure with a soapy vibe.

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    Default Re: what fragrances compete with Acqua Di Parma - Esenza di Colonia?

    Quote Originally Posted by CX827 View Post
    Have you tried Cologne du Parfumeur from Guerlain yet? I enjoy the soapiness from Essenza too and i have wore CdP from time to time on summer days. To me, they both shares a similar structure with a soapy vibe.
    This is the one that came to my mind as well.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP FrÚdÚric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'dri¨) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Default Re: what fragrances compete with Acqua Di Parma - Esenza di Colonia?

    I like Soleil de Capri as well as Cologne du Parfumeur.

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    Default Re: what fragrances compete with Acqua Di Parma - Esenza di Colonia?

    thank you for the input
    those fragrance from the guerlain niche line are a little hard to get
    But that one is since this moment on my trylist
    i've also heard good things aBout Bond No9 - Eau De New York

    i recently Bought adp - essenza di colonia and im just enjoying it too much
    im impressed By the quality of this scent
    also received Blu mediterraneo samples, everything is worth at least trying
    only thing is projection/longevity

    im kinda changing my mind aBout Colonia Assoluta
    used to think it was not as good as the rest
    it is really good
    i also enjoy that one
    But at this moment i think Essenza Di Colonia is the Best
    i will get another adp fragrance
    it is Between Colonia Asoluta and Colonia
    also need to try Colonia Intensa

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    Default Re: what fragrances compete with Acqua Di Parma - Esenza di Colonia?

    Armani PH and Eau Sauvage.

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