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    Default Which would you choose?

    I imagine we are heading into the wrong time of year to think about this, but it has taken me most of the summer to finally come around on the so called soapy fragrances. When I tested Neroli Portofino in the Spring I found the soapyness harsh and unpleasant to my nose. Lo and behold a few months later I test it one evening and I can't get enough. Now it smells clean and fresh and perfect for work during the late summer. This prompted me to try Mugler Cologne and some from the Acqua di Parma line, specifically the original cologne and Essenza, of these four which would you choose.

    My main preferences for frags are that you get good scent for the money, and that they hopefully last all day.

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    I'm not a fan of soap, but for quality/price ratio and longevity, the best by far in your set is Mugler Cologne.

    For something even cheaper, you could also get 4711, which is very cheap and smells wonderful, but doesn't last long, and reapply through the day as needed.
    Another good and long lasting cheap clean/soapy frag is Anais Anais. However, it has rose, so you have to be comfortable wearing rose. Most men aren't.

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    Default Re: Which would you choose?

    Puro Lino might be a good choice. Good luck.

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    I would choose Mugler Cologne and/or Colonia. Another possibility Prada Infusion d'Homme

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    Mugger cologne
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    Baraja
    Gendarme
    Prada infusion
    Adp colonia
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Mugler Cologne

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    Default Re: Which would you choose?

    Acqua di Parma Colonia is excellent. It is a wonderful, clean, fresh scent. It also lasts, even on my dry skin. I tried it a month ago and really liked it. I also have Neroli Portofino and think it is wonderful for work. I wore NP about 2 weeks ago to work. I did get a couple of compliments but I find that it remained close to the skin. Mugler Cologne is nice and refreshing also. My Brother wears it and I like the scent. You can safely wear it to work. Of the three, I would choose ADP colonia.

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    The king of soapyness is Prada Infusion D'Homme IMO.

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    My favorite of the ones you mentioned is Neroli Portofino. But I also own and love Mugler Cologne. I am a fan of the AdP Colonia line as well, but would put them just a step behind TF Neroli Portofino and Mugler Cologne (one of the best for the money).

    I woud start with Mugler Cologne, just because it is probably the best for the value out of those.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Brückner - Aoud 1
    4. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    5. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    6. Dior - Vetiver
    7. Les Nez - Turtle Vetiver Back
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    10. Creed - Royal English Leather

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    My favorite of the ones you mentioned is Neroli Portofino. But I also own and love Mugler Cologne. I am a fan of the AdP Colonia line as well, but would put them just a step behind TF Neroli Portofino and Mugler Cologne (one of the best for the money).

    I woud start with Mugler Cologne, just because it is probably the best for the value out of those.
    +1 exactly
    My current obsessions for now
    Oud Wood , Noir de Noir , DHI , Mugler Cologne , Bond No.9 Bleeker St. ,
    Ramone Monegal Agar Musk & Umbra , Chanel Coromondel ,

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    Default Re: Which would you choose?

    Thanks everyone for your thoughts, good advice here.

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    Not a huge fan of soapy fragrances, they seem like a waste of money to me. However, I can justify dropping some cash on Mugler Cologne. It just smells appealing.

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    These are probably my favorite out there and I am a fan of the soapy fragrance.

    Buy them all. AdP Colonia, Gendarme V EDC, Mugler Cologne, Prada Amber.

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    I just had a chance to try Prada Infusion D'Homme today. It's by far the best soapy scent I've smelled thus far. Mugler Cologne is nice, but I found it a bit boring.

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    Another vote for Mugler Cologne

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    I would chose Mugler Cologne.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Noir De Noir
    3. Musc Ravageur
    4. Bois D'Argent
    5. Aoud 1
    6. Aventus
    7. Ore
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Tobacco Vanille
    10.Ambre 114

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