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    Hi there,

    Have been using AdG Essenza for about a month now and have not fully enjoyed it as much as how others have. Feel like this scent is particularly more mature than the original itself.

    I'm 20 and I feel this is more suitable for men 30 and above in tailored suits during the summer. Anyone feel this way?

    Should I keep it or should I sell it?

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    Default Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza

    There are so many different fragrances on the market that there is no point in wearing something that you don't enjoy. If you feel as though it isn't for you, you should let it go.

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    Default Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza

    Try the AdG Profumo version; imo way better than the Essenza. It is less spicy, more masculine, stronger, no egg note smell, and a very nice incense + patchouli added in the base.
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    Default Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza

    for me whole ADG line is more miss than hit.

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    Don't force yourself to wear something you don't love.

    Anyway, I don't like any of the ADGs.
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    Default Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza

    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Try the AdG Profumo version; imo way better than the Essenza. It is less spicy, more masculine, stronger, no egg note smell, and a very nice incense + patchouli added in the base.
    And even more mature-smelling than Essenza...
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    Default Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza

    I agree with what's been said. If you dont like it, ditch it. No sense in wearing something you dont fully enjoy. Profumo smells way more mature than ADG, or Essenza to me so I would skip it unless you test it first. There are so so so many out there, you will find something that fits.

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    Default Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarce View Post
    And even more mature-smelling than Essenza...
    Also!
    My Top '11' :

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Tom Ford: Ombré Leather
    - Guerlain: Héritage (vtg)
    - Mancera: Red Tobacco
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - Amouage: Interlude

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    Default Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza

    Put it aside for awhile and and come back to it. You may change your mind about it.

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    Default Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza

    Quote Originally Posted by s.rzl View Post
    Hi there,

    Have been using AdG Essenza for about a month now and have not fully enjoyed it as much as how others have. Feel like this scent is particularly more mature than the original itself.

    I'm 20 and I feel this is more suitable for men 30 and above in tailored suits during the summer. Anyone feel this way?

    Should I keep it or should I sell it?
    If you've used it for a month and still not enjoying it as much as you should, then there's no point. There are way too many other fragrances out there, so why deprive yourself? I'd suggest something fresh/youthful along the lines of Mugler Cologne, Nautica Voyage or even stuff like Bleu de Chanel. See what you like.

    As for keeping or selling your bottle of Acqua di Gio Essenza, I'd say sell it but not now. It's been recently discontinued and prices are going to go up. Hold on to it for a while and sell later. You can also revisit it if it piques your interest in future.
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    Default Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza

    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Try the AdG Profumo version; imo way better than the Essenza. It is less spicy, more masculine, stronger, no egg note smell, and a very nice incense + patchouli added in the base.
    I dont get egg smell. In fact I like Essenza more than Profumo. Profumo is even more matured smelling. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    If you've used it for a month and still not enjoying it as much as you should, then there's no point. There are way too many other fragrances out there, so why deprive yourself? I'd suggest something fresh/youthful along the lines of Mugler Cologne, Nautica Voyage or even stuff like Bleu de Chanel. See what you like.

    As for keeping or selling your bottle of Acqua di Gio Essenza, I'd say sell it but not now. It's been recently discontinued and prices are going to go up. Hold on to it for a while and sell later. You can also revisit it if it piques your interest in future.
    I left half a bottle of Essenza 75ml due to selling of decants. Wonder if I should sell it as a half bottle or cotinue decanting.

    Just finished a bottle of BdC, dont like it as much as I used to. Am thinking of Versace Man eau Fraiche.

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    Default Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza

    Quote Originally Posted by s.rzl View Post
    Should I keep it or should I sell it?
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