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    Hi everybody I was in a perfume shop the other day and I saw both the edt and essenza and I was wondering which one would be the better buy I already have the original and love it but I know there were a lot of reformulations and I heard that Essenza is the closest to the way it used to smell. So the thing I want to know is what would be better buy, is essenza better in terms of projection and longevity or would I be better buying the original? Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: Acqua Di Gio Essenza

    Acqua Di Gio Essenza is equally IMO satisfying in terms of longevity and projection.

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    I have Essenza and like it. I a/b'd EDT and Essenza many times pre-purchase and thought that Essenza was the clear victor in terms of projection, longevity and scent.

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    Default Re: Acqua Di Gio Essenza

    Thank you both for answering I was wondering because I heard that essenza doesnt last long and that it would be better to buy the edt

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ83 View Post
    Thank you both for answering I was wondering because I heard that essenza doesnt last long and that it would be better to buy the edt
    Not my experience but I suppose everyone's skin is different.

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    Essenza smells close to the original, but without the sharp note.

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    Default Re: Acqua Di Gio Essenza

    Essenza lasts 8+ hours on me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosebud View Post
    Essenza lasts 8+ hours on me
    At the risk of repeating myself over and over, me too.

    EDIT: As a result of this thread, I am wearing ADG Essenza at work today. Wow. It is amazing. I always forget how good some frags are when I neglect them for a while. That, in and of itself, is a good reason to do a forced rotation.

    I have about a dozen fragrances I have purchsed since getting back into this hobby prior to Christmas. FWIW, I have to say that Essenza ranks right up there. For me, better than:

    1. Dior Fahrenheit
    2. YSL Rive Gauche
    3. Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    4. L'Occitane Eau des Baux
    5. Paco Rabanne 1 Million
    6. Fresco

    I would put Essenza among the following favorites:

    1. JPG Le Male
    2. YSL La Nuit
    3. Davidoff Cool Water

    I have A*Men Pure Malt, Kouros and Yatagan on the way.

    Yes -- I know -- all "over worn and overrated" scents according to many here. That's ok though -- it's me who is wearing them.

    Essenza makes me feel good. It seems to instill confidence. I really like it and have to wear it more often. If you're anything like me, you will not regret this purchase. As a bonus, girls go nuts over this. At least the ones with whom I have come into contact.
    Last edited by Mtnbkr123; 26th February 2013 at 05:12 PM.

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    Bought this one today. Just had to have it.

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    Default Re: Acqua Di Gio Essenza

    Wore it yesterday. I have dry skin and it lasted 10+ hours on me. Received several compliments throughout the day.

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    More complex, mature than the initial ADG - in my opinion, plus, I also had good experiences with its longevity.
    Currently wearing: Lancetti Uomo by Lancetti

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    Both are good and on me both last 8+ hours.

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    Default Re: Acqua Di Gio Essenza

    I sprayed some on my jacket sleeve over a week ago and it is still there. The thing is I am on the fence about the smell. It is generic as all hell but something about it is pleasant. I don't know if I would be making the right decision to buy it or not. There are arguments either way on this one.

    Regardless the hang time on this baby is impressive.

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    I have and Love both!!! I've never had a problem with either one!!! Longevity is not an issue with my skin!!!

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    Just received this back in a swap and I loved it yesterday. My wife really enjoyed it as well. Three sprays went for several hours. This should be a frequent flyer for me this summer.
    Current faves: Aventus, ADG Essenza, MFK Masculin Pluriel, Creed Royal Mayfair, TDH Parfum, Tom Ford Italian Cypress

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    Essenza doesn't smell as good but projects and lasts a bit better than the original. The problem with Essenza is that I tried it and after a few bours the drydown came and it was an awful musty smell that was hothing like the fresh opening. I like the profumo version best- it's like a mixture of the original and bleu de chanel as it has incense in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michalc View Post
    Essenza doesn't smell as good but projects and lasts a bit better than the original... the drydown came and it was an awful musty smell.
    Totally agree with this. There is something in ADG Essenza that stings my nostrils & attacks my senses. It's reminiscent of carbonated water, I think it's the Cascalone note, although I am not 100% certain. To the OP, I highly suggest sampling ADG Essenza on your skin before making a purchase.

    Quote Originally Posted by michalc View Post
    I like the profumo version best- it's like a mixture of the original and bleu de chanel as it has incense in it.
    I am actually very excited to try ADG Profumo, as it's getting a lot of rave reviews

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarrido View Post
    I am actually very excited to try ADG Profumo, as it's getting a lot of rave reviews
    When you do get around to trying it, come back and share your thoughts on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    When you do get around to trying it, come back and share your thoughts on it.
    Sure thing Hednic

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