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    Default Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver or Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Whatever criteria you choose, which one?

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver or Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Bel Ami Vetiver by far for me.
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    Bel Ami Vetiver

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    Bel Ami Vetiver by far for me.
    This!

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver or Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Oh, hmm.. I <3 Bel Ami Vetiver, but Colonia might be a legend in its own right. I don't have enough experience with Colonia (OG) itself to make an official decision, but I will say I respect and am quite interested in the house. Some good stuff from there. Waiting on two bottles actually - one going to be delivered today! Colonia Intensa.


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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver or Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Apples and oranges IMO. ‘Vetiver-leather’ has been done better elsewhere so I’ll go with the classic AdP Colonia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Apples and oranges IMO. ‘Vetiver-leather’ has been done better elsewhere so I’ll go with the classic AdP Colonia.
    Can you tell me of these other vetiver-leathers?
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver or Acqua di Parma Colonia

    I think both are unique enough to own both, so it depends on what criteria you are going to be judging this choice, OP.

    If you're after a leather for the summer, the Hermes is your answer.
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver or Acqua di Parma Colonia

    I have Grey Vetiver and Drakkar Noir. Just an overall spring to early fall, 65 degree or up all purpose cologne.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver or Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post
    Can you tell me of these other vetiver-leathers?
    At different price points perhaps but with plusher vetiver, and softer leather. Try Cuoio Tartaro by Abdessalam Attar or Areej Le Dore’s Walimah attar. Or quite as likely I’m just not bowled over by Bel Ami’s leather nor Hermes’ vetiver-tonka accord.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver or Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Bel Ami Vetiver x1000
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver or Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Bel Ami Vetiver
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver or Acqua di Parma Colonia

    By scent alone, I go with ADP Colonia
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver or Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Bel Ami Vetiver by far for me.

    This by a mile

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    edit: I was thinking of Colonia Club
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver or Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Strange match-up, but I'd go with Colonia. Bel Ami Vetiver gets too close to bug-spray territory for me. Colonia is kind of cardboardy though. I prefer regular Bel Ami and Colonia Assoluta.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver or Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Bel Ami Vetiver by far for me.
    Absolutely.

    Not even remotely close, Bel Ami Vetiver is in another league competing with niche 3x it’s price.
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    See no similarities in making this decision...but bel ami vetiver all day.

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    Not a fan of Bel Ami Vetiver. Poor performance and only the vaguest similarity to original Bel Ami.
    So Colonia by default even though the current version is not great.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver or Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    At different price points perhaps but with plusher vetiver, and softer leather. Try Cuoio Tartaro by Abdessalam Attar or Areej Le Dore’s Walimah attar. Or quite as likely I’m just not bowled over by Bel Ami’s leather nor Hermes’ vetiver-tonka accord.
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    Bel Ami Vetiver. AdP has better fragrances inside it's own line like Fico di Amalfi, Quercia, Colonia Pura...

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