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    Default Acqua Di Gio Essenza

    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.

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

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