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    Default Neroli Portofino v Virgin Island Water

    I tried these two out recently and loved them both. Just want some second opinions as to what you guys think is the better scent?

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    I prefer the Tom Ford, but the longevity leaves more to be desired. Neither are bottle worthy for me.

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    I like them both but only own Neroli Portofino.

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    They are both incredible when it comes to scent. The VIW is a little more unique, but Neroli Portofino is a better performer.

    Own NP, and have a bottle of VIW on it's way, since I am down to my last sample.


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    Own bottles of both. I think VIW is more unique and NP is more versatile. If you can only get one, I'd suggest getting VIW and then possibly getting Mugler Cologne or Gendarme as a cheaper alternative. You can't make a wrong decision.

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    Default Re: Neroli Portofino v Virgin Island Water

    For me they are both outstanding scents, but very different to one another. l own VIW , but could easily justify owning both.
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    own them both..Portofino has a back up..VIW I'll have to go through a full wearing first..overapplied NP is a somewhat of a PD! ( aldy I work with once told me she hated them bugsprays but that juci was really where it's at!)
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    Both fantastic and in my top 10.

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    I had very high hopes for neroli portofino and headhunted it out expecting it to be my thing, but it wasnt for me personally.

    As people have said its more versatile than the Virgin Island Water but the VIW has a bit more personality about it I think.

    When i think of summer i think of a casual and relaxed approach, and the Creed really is very light hearted and fun without being childish.

    I havent tried many fragrances and im not an expert but theres very few that have had the ability to transport me to a different place, but VIW is one that does that for me. Its like a mini vacation in a bottle.
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    Default Re: Neroli Portofino v Virgin Island Water

    Virgin Island Water for me of the two.
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    Default Re: Neroli Portofino v Virgin Island Water

    I own and enjoy both, but I find myself wearing NP more, simply due to it's increased versatility versus VIW. VIW is more of a vacation scent to me.

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    VIW for scent, NP for performance. Of the two, I'd go for VIW, but since a poor performer, I'd never consider it. I'm also not a fan of coconut, no matter how well its done. For a Neroli fragrance, I do prefer Neroli Sauvage.
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    Default Re: Neroli Portofino v Virgin Island Water

    Own and like both, but VIW is my pick.

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    Own both. I tend to use VIW more frequently.

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    I own virgin island water and its great but I'm gonna pick up a bottle of neroli portofino as I've been craving it. They're both great scents to have as summer nears
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    I have Neroli Portofino. Well, it's good. Maybe becomes too soapy and chemical.

    I would buy a small bottle of VIW. Could be very trivial (coconut + lime) but it's not.
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