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    Default Aqua Di Gio, with a nice dry-down?

    Ok, I know a lot of you guys have a passion for hating ADG, but I actually love the smell. So, is there anything out there that smells similar or has the nice citrus/ aquatic mix, but with a really nice lasting scent? Is this just a common characteristic of the more aquatic scents? Thanks for suggestions. I want to branch out. Maybe a YSL, or Issey Mayaki, or maybe even Spicebomb(yes I know this is supposedly spicy)

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio, with a nice dry-down?

    Perry Ellis 360 Red is very very similar to ADG, but it lasts much longer and has more spice in it. Best part is it's about 1/3 the price.
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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio, with a nice dry-down?

    Nice, I've never smelled it. I admit, I've always been a mainstream fragrance buyer. And ADG, the females absolutely love it.
    I'm definitely gonna test the 360 though. I read about the newer Fahrenheit smelling really good. Is that hype?

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio, with a nice dry-down?

    Eau Mixte by Jeanne Arthes

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio, with a nice dry-down?

    Have you tried AdG Essenza? Supposedly it's AdG with a smoother, longer lasting, woody finish.

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio, with a nice dry-down?

    Quote Originally Posted by TennTarheel View Post
    Nice, I've never smelled it. I admit, I've always been a mainstream fragrance buyer. And ADG, the females absolutely love it.
    I'm definitely gonna test the 360 though. I read about the newer Fahrenheit smelling really good. Is that hype?
    Yeah, 360 would be worth checking out. If your talking about Aqua Fahrenheit it's a nice summer fragrance. If anything it's under rated IMO.
    Summer 2014 favorites

    1. Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche (orange)
    2. Dueto Citiver (Vetiver)
    3. Dior Homme Sport 2012 (Citron)
    4. Lalique Encre Noire Sport (Woody)
    5. Dior Homme Eau (Iris)
    6.Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    7. Cartier Roadster (Mint)
    8. Joop Splash (Fruity)
    9. Lanvin L'homme Sport (Petitgrain))
    10. Jesus Del Pozo Adventure Quasar (Gin)

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio, with a nice dry-down?

    Check out Fujiyama Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Have you tried AdG Essenza? Supposedly it's AdG with a smoother, longer lasting, woody finish.
    This one. I like it much better than the regular ADG, the dry down is warmer and the overall scent is somehow more... modern
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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio, with a nice dry-down?

    If you're not getting longevity from AdG, change the way you spray. I hadn't tried AdG in years, so a few weeks ago I thought I'd give it another shot. Long story short, I ended up with a bit of it on the sleeve of my jacket and I could smell it for DAYS. So, if you're a 3 spray guy but not getting longevity, try 2 sprays on skin and one on your shirt.

    Quote Originally Posted by lupo View Post
    This one. I like it much better than the regular ADG, the dry down is warmer and the overall scent is somehow more... modern
    I really hope AdG Essenza gets stocked in stores in the U.S. by spring because I'm dying to smell it.
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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio, with a nice dry-down?

    adg essenza!
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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio, with a nice dry-down?

    Just stick with AdG. It's number one for a reason!

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio, with a nice dry-down?

    I recommend seeking out the long since discontinued but still readily available on the relative cheap via eBay Voyageur by Jean Patou.
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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio, with a nice dry-down?

    I actually have noticed ADG will last longer with a nice spray to the shirt. Also, I am an avid fitness buff, and I get a sort of rebirth of the scent when I work out, which is nice. I do agree, ADG is number 1 on many lists for a reason. I've personally gone through 6 bottles of it. I guess everyone has their "go-to" fragrance. But, that's also my reason for wanting something very similar but distinguishably different. I'm intrigued by these that you guys are mentioning. Definitely gonna test them if possible. Is eBay the best place to get deals on mainstream fragrances?

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio, with a nice dry-down?

    Another vote for Essenza, maybe as an additional suggestion, also Ck One

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio, with a nice dry-down?

    I've looked on a few sites for ADG Essenza but can't seem to find it. Is it pretty common? I'm not a big CK One fan for some reason.

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    Default Re: Aqua Di Gio, with a nice dry-down?

    L'eau D'Issey is quite similar to AdG IMO, but with excellent sillage and longevity.

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