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    Default acqua di parma colonia- ''brown'' and ''black'' collection

    i have a chance to buy few ADG perfumes from the ''brown''-cologne collection, and ''black''-EDP collection for cheap there are any difference between those collections?
    the perfumes i would buy is :
    colonia mirra -cologne
    vinigila- cologne
    ebano-cologne
    ambra-cologne
    sandalo-EDP
    quercia-EDP
    which of those is wort buying?
    if there are difference,should i buy the EDP version?
    i cant compare between EDP and cologne due to COVID19,i cant reach to stors

    i liked the sandalo and ambra cologne, thee EDP is the same?

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    Default Re: acqua di parma colonia- ''brown'' and ''black'' collection

    I am not sure I've understood your question. When you say brown and black, do you mean the old vs new editions of the (single) Ingredient Collection?

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    Default Re: acqua di parma colonia- ''brown'' and ''black'' collection

    yes, as i mentioned ''brown''-old edition, COLONGE, ''black''-new edition,EDP.

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    I honestly think all of them are 'worth it' as good, relatively affordable (big bottles) orientals that aren't exactly 'amazing' but are nice and wearable and somewhat classical, but with a modern twist (i.e. no 'old man' smell, at least not to my nose).

    The black and brown ranges are exactly the same - no noticeable different, so don't worry about that. It was just a rebrand, partly because the 'cologne concentree' confused people i.e. they thought they were weak, cologne strength fragrances, when they're anything but. Personally I prefer the brown bottles, I think they suit the style well, better than black, but I can see black being more appealing to your average airport buyer.

    Mirra and Ebano have been discontinued, I believe, so if you like those act fast in buying a bottle.

    Sandalo is my favourite from the range. It's a great classical sandalwood cologne with fresh notes, perfrect for work but also versatile for casual.

    Oud and Leather are probably the two 'best' from the range so if you can try those - do it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    I honestly think all of them are 'worth it' as good, relatively affordable (big bottles) orientals that aren't exactly 'amazing' but are nice and wearable and somewhat classical, but with a modern twist (i.e. no 'old man' smell, at least not to my nose).

    I agree with slpfrsly's comment in general. I have only a few wearings for quercia and vaniglia so a little early perhaps, but so far those fall lower in my ratings. The vaniglia seems extremely focused so if you love vanilla you will likely love it.

    I like ebano, ambra, and mirra best of the ones you listed. If you like ambra it seems likely that you will like ebano and mirra. They do not smell the same but smell like they are in the same family, all in the darker woody drydown camp and not featuring the citrus so much that the regular colonia are known for. At full price I would suggest finding your favorite and buying one, at a bargain price you could buy all three of those (plus the oud) and enjoy them all.
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    As previously mentioned, Leather and Oud stood out.
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    Default acqua di parma colonia- ''brown'' and ''black'' collection

    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    I honestly think all of them are 'worth it' as good, relatively affordable (big bottles) orientals that aren't exactly 'amazing' but are nice and wearable and somewhat classical, but with a modern twist (i.e. no 'old man' smell, at least not to my nose).

    The black and brown ranges are exactly the same - no noticeable different, so don't worry about that. It was just a rebrand, partly because the 'cologne concentree' confused people i.e. they thought they were weak, cologne strength fragrances, when they're anything but. Personally I prefer the brown bottles, I think they suit the style well, better than black, but I can see black being more appealing to your average airport buyer.

    Mirra and Ebano have been discontinued, I believe, so if you like those act fast in buying a bottle.

    Sandalo is my favourite from the range. It's a great classical sandalwood cologne with fresh notes, perfrect for work but also versatile for casual.

    Oud and Leather are probably the two 'best' from the range so if you can try those - do it!
    Although I can’t say I’ve given every single version a proper wearing, I’ve tried most of them on skin from testers in store.

    Of the whole range I liked Sandalo best too. It has a wonderful cardamom note weaves in throughout the whole of the pyramid. Haven’t seen any specific difference between old and new but I need to try the newer version more.

    I thought Ambra was interesting and wish the heart would stay for longer. Leather and Oud are the obvious favourites among the oud fanatics. Leather would be a good alternative to Ombré Leather and Tuscan Leather.

    I don’t know about Vaniglia - it felt a little too much for me. Eau Duelle was a much better blended vanilla. Mirra was an interesting take on myrrh with all the fresh notes they’ve mixed it with.

    Two of the newer ones (I think these went right to the new style of bottles), Osmanthus and Yuzu were nothing too impressive but would likely make good alternatives for summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Although I can’t say I’ve given every single version a proper wearing, I’ve tried most of them on skin from testers in store.

    Of the whole range I liked Sandalo best too. It has a wonderful cardamom note weaves in throughout the whole of the pyramid. Haven’t seen any specific difference between old and new but I need to try the newer version more.

    I thought Ambra was interesting and wish the heart would stay for longer. Leather and Oud are the obvious favourites among the oud fanatics. Leather would be a good alternative to Ombré Leather and Tuscan Leather.

    I don’t know about Vaniglia - it felt a little too much for me. Eau Duelle was a much better blended vanilla. Mirra was an interesting take on myrrh with all the fresh notes they’ve mixed it with.

    Two of the newer ones (I think these went right to the new style of bottles), Osmanthus and Yuzu were nothing too impressive but would likely make good alternatives for summer.
    Yes, I'd agree with that. I actually find Mirra to be a nice creamy, slightly 'old world' balsamic kind of smell - the whole line has this 'old world' feel to it, it's hard to describe. Not in terms of smelling 'dated' or vintage, but Mirra and Ambra in particular seem to shun what could be more modern 'styles' of making those notes.

    I wasn't impressed at all with the new Asian-inspired fragrances from the line. I thought all of them were poor.

    The Note di Colonias (I, II, III etc) are all excellent, however, and probably AdP at their best. Unfortunately they're far too much money for what they are.
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    Default Re: acqua di parma colonia- ''brown'' and ''black'' collection

    Leather and Oud
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    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    Yes, I'd agree with that. I actually find Mirra to be a nice creamy, slightly 'old world' balsamic kind of smell - the whole line has this 'old world' feel to it, it's hard to describe. Not in terms of smelling 'dated' or vintage, but Mirra and Ambra in particular seem to shun what could be more modern 'styles' of making those notes.
    Lol - when I read that the first thing that came to mind is that you are smelling the nagarmotha which is common to the whole line.

    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    The Note di Colonias (I, II, III etc) are all excellent, however, and probably AdP at their best. Unfortunately they're far too much money for what they are.
    Haven’t tried these at all.
    These last few years, AdP have been releasing new stuff thinking they are the world’s most exclusive brand. Not sure I’d pay full retail for any of their creations - just look at the huge discounts the online discounters are selling them for.

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    Leather is a great, more wearable alternative to something like Tuscan Leather too IMO.

    Probably my favourite from the line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Haven’t tried these at all.
    These last few years, AdP have been releasing new stuff thinking they are the world’s most exclusive brand. Not sure I’d pay full retail for any of their creations - just look at the huge discounts the online discounters are selling them for.
    Agree. They've way overshot the mark with the volume of new releases & re-brands IMO, since circa 2014. I remember when a new AdP release felt special. Those days are gone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    The black and brown ranges are exactly the same - no noticeable different, so don't worry about that.
    That's what I thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Lol - when I read that the first thing that came to mind is that you are smelling the nagarmotha which is common to the whole line.



    Haven’t tried these at all.
    These last few years, AdP have been releasing new stuff thinking they are the world’s most exclusive brand. Not sure I’d pay full retail for any of their creations - just look at the huge discounts the online discounters are selling them for.
    Interesting - I had to look up what nagormotha is: cypriol, apparently. I don't think it's that in isolation or 'specifically', there's more of a dusty, oriental vibe to them that's quite hard to describe. It's not the notes as such but more...they have a smell to them that is almost like opening an old book for the first time in a while.

    The brand is really challenging the Tom Fords of the fragrance market. They're trying to position themselves as accessible luxury, I feel. For the most part I have to say I think they're doing a decent job: their fragrances aren't exactly masterpieces, but they're very nice. The Colonia line, for instance, has released Pura and Futura which are enjoyably different from each other. They're not world beaters but I'd be very happy to wear either of those two.

    And yes, I wouldn't pay retail, either. Certainly not for the Note line. I would say £1/ml for the Note line would the maximum I would pay. They retail for £3/ml - that's too much money for what they are, they're not artisanal niche fragrances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Lol - when I read that the first thing that came to mind is that you are smelling the nagarmotha which is common to the whole line.



    just look at the huge discounts the online discounters are selling them for.
    Have bought every ADP in my collection from online or other discounters and perfectly happy. I guess if they were unavailable it would be different, but if they are at discount then doesn't matter to me what they ask for retail, often don't even know.

    Quote Originally Posted by slpfrsly View Post
    Interesting - I had to look up what nagormotha is: cypriol, apparently.

    This is interesting, had to look this up too. I find the ambra, mirra, ebano, oud, and maybe the quercia and leather, to all seem "related". Were slpfrsly gets a book, I just get a general dark and woody kind of thing. Maybe more like a den library than a book. But I don't get the exact same wood or even scent, but perhaps it is the mix of the nagarmotha/cypriol with the other notes bringing them to a related base.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josefm View Post
    i have a chance to buy few ADG perfumes from the ''brown''-cologne collection, and ''black''-EDP collection for cheap there are any difference between those collections?
    the perfumes i would buy is :
    colonia mirra -cologne
    vinigila- cologne
    ebano-cologne
    ambra-cologne
    sandalo-EDP
    quercia-EDP
    which of those is wort buying?
    if there are difference,should i buy the EDP version?
    i cant compare between EDP and cologne due to COVID19,i cant reach to stors

    i liked the sandalo and ambra cologne, thee EDP is the same?
    IMO, Oud is the most interesting and unique. Ambra is a twist on oud, with the oud toned down and rose added (+a salty twist). Leather opens with an intense dark leather, and the drydown is similar to Tuscan Leather.

    Of the ones you listed, I find mirra, Vaniglia, ebano and quercia pretty much uninteresting. Ambra would be for sure my choice, and Sandalo is ok, but not groundbreaking and very linear.




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