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    Default Neroli Portofino vs. Prada Amber PH

    Prada Amber may win solely due to it being the more familiar of the two, but those that have tried both which do you prefer and why?

    To me Neroli Portofino is the superior version because whereas both are sweet, soapy, clean scents, Neroli Portofino is more subtle and tones down the sweetness whereas Amber PH is very overt and to my nose comes off much more feminine due to its incredible potency throughout its longevity.

    I currently own Amber PH but rarely wear it due to its extreme sweetness, but I do like it in small doses. As far as men's fragrances go, I think Neroli Portofino is the superior of the two in this category and much more wearable as a masculine scent and I wish I had discovered this gem prior to buying Amber

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    Prada wins easily. It is a fuller, more complete scent from top to bottom. It is soapy, but also bitingly masculine. Neroli Portofino is not masculine. It is simply an exceptionally over priced neroli cologne. Dyptique does neroli much much better.

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    Default Re: Neroli Portofino vs. Prada Amber PH

    To me, Neroli Portofino smells superior in every aspect. Prada wins the 'price' round of course. Other than that, it's a TKO for Neroli Portofino.
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    Default Re: Neroli Portofino vs. Prada Amber PH

    Prada Amber Pour Homme. Although im biased since its my favorite fragrance ;]

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    Default Re: Neroli Portofino vs. Prada Amber PH

    Quote Originally Posted by danho View Post
    Dyptique does neroli much much better.
    Agree.

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    Default Re: Neroli Portofino vs. Prada Amber PH

    Of the two, I prefer Amber Pour Homme.

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    Default Re: Neroli Portofino vs. Prada Amber PH

    Prada Amber Pour Homme is one of my all-time favorites.
    Current top 10 (No order):


    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

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    Default Re: Neroli Portofino vs. Prada Amber PH

    Amber is better if every way IMO.
    Current Top 10:

    Dior Homme
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Rive Gauche
    Fahrenheit
    New Haarlem
    Jubilation XXV
    Neroli Portofino
    Virgin Island Water
    Green Irish Tweed
    Straight to Heaven

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    Default Re: Neroli Portofino vs. Prada Amber PH

    Like both but Prada wins on the price. Thing with NP is it's smells nice but nothing special amongst the variety of scents like this from Acqua di Parma and Castile by Penhaligons.

    Why spend a fortune on this when you can by it's like cheaper and done better elsewhere. It's smells nice but does not stand out enough to warrant the pricetag.

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    Default Re: Neroli Portofino vs. Prada Amber PH

    Neither was really quite my cup of tea, but I have a slight preference for the Prada of the two.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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

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