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    Default aqua universalis or universalis forte?

    Worth paying extra for forte? What's the difference?

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    I will no doubt be in the minority but for me it's
    Aqua Universalis Forte

    It's not even close. One of my absolute favorites from any house
    I believe they are the same price though, don't understand the "paying extra" for Forte

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    Forte is quite a bit more money. I am actually in the process of trying to answer this question myself.


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    Yes and I might be wrong but I think the original is edt and forte edp?

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    Default Re: aqua universalis or universalis forte?

    Actually the best form of this is Aqua Universalis Extrait IMO, (pricey - over $1,000) but of the two in the thread title - my choice is Forte.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Actually the best form of this is Aqua Universalis Extrait IMO, (pricey - over $1,000) but of the two in the thread title - my choice is Forte.
    Wow and how good is that exactly? mean it's a fresh scent so how much better can it get?

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    Default Re: aqua universalis or universalis forte?

    Forte, by quite a large margin. I actually dislike regular Aqua Universalis.

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    If expect the original since I've heard more about it and I was also hoping since it's cheaper so forte is more like bergamot 22? And original is more citrus ? Guess I gotta sample both
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    Default Re: aqua universalis or universalis forte?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chados View Post
    If expect the original since I've heard more about it and I was also hoping since it's cheaper so forte is more like bergamot 22? And original is more citrus ? Guess I gotta sample both
    Absolutely sample is the way to go.

    As far as Forte goes, I don't really get a Bergamot 22 vibe. If you want something that is VERY similar to Bergamot 22 I can't recommend Bergamotto Marino highly enough.

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    Default Re: aqua universalis or universalis forte?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chados View Post
    Wow and how good is that exactly?
    It definitely smells and performs better IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp191 View Post
    Forte is quite a bit more money


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    Default Re: aqua universalis or universalis forte?

    Very interesting in sampling Forte.
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    I prefer the regular Aqua Universalis but like both
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandydude View Post
    I didn't know this
    About $80 more expensive at retail locations.
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    Default Re: aqua universalis or universalis forte?

    The two main differences are Forte has added jasmine and roses.

    Forte is also 40% concentration essential making it an extrait.

    They are both smell entirely different and I'm a Forte fan for superior smell and performance. This one is even great for the gym.

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    I like forte best for how it smells. Didn't realize they cost differently, but . . Aqua Universalis seems to disappear after an hour or so.
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    So bottom line guys, forte is a bit more powerful/long lasting and it has a flowery vibe to it making it more complex since the other one focus mostly on fruit. And I guess forte could be a more feminine version even though both probably work good as unisex? Thanks for your replies by the way.

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    Default Re: aqua universalis or universalis forte?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chados View Post
    So bottom line guys, forte is a bit more powerful/long lasting and it has a flowery vibe to it making it more complex since the other one focus mostly on fruit. And I guess forte could be a more feminine version even though both probably work good as unisex? Thanks for your replies by the way.
    Yes - but don't let the more feminine scare you. Overall this is a clean scent. safe to wear anytime anyplace.

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    Default Re: aqua universalis or universalis forte?

    I didn't associate Forte as being feminine. It seemed unisex to me and I usually am very observant of fragrances turning feminine, I don't like to wear them at all.

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    I'm not saying feminine is always bad. I enjoy bergamot 22 and I see that as more feminine I'm just trying to get a grip before sampling. I have 22 samples to order and wanna be sure if it's worth paying 8 dollars more to try this scent or stick with the original only

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    I just got my sample of acqua universalis. As stated already, very feminine. I was crushed because I really wanted this to be the fresh clean scent I'm searching for.

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    Default Re: aqua universalis or universalis forte?

    Quote Originally Posted by slasherthrasher View Post
    I just got my sample of acqua universalis. As stated already, very feminine. I was crushed because I really wanted this to be the fresh clean scent I'm searching for.
    I've sampled both more than once. I wasn't won over by either.

    I'd try the original Gendarme.

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    p.s. it's available in edt and edp concentrations, kinda like the MFK
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