Acqua di Parma Colonia....

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Unfortunately, that's the biggest problem with citrus based frags Rob. If you want something that really lasts, then I'd suggest Acqua Viva by Profumum Roma. It has around 43% oil concentration I think, & lasts all friggin day. I sampled it a few years ago & it's a great frag, but pricey.

Other than that, have a look through Basenotes & Fragrantica to see if others have posted similar threads.
Thanks Ross. Just checked the price, ouch!:eek::p
 
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Mystery scent courtesy @Sid James Cheers Steve.



I've been wearing it for nearly two hours. It started off very citrusy but has dried down to something quite different. I can’t pick it apart, it’s way too complex for my amateur nose. I’m not even going try to guess what it is. Can you put me out of my misery Steve? I like it BTW.
 
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Mystery scent courtesy @Sid James Cheers Steve.



I've been wearing it for nearly two hours. It started off very citrusy but has dried down to something quite different. I can’t pick it apart, it’s way too complex for my amateur nose. I’m not even going try to guess what it is. Can you put me out of my misery Steve? I like it BTW.
Is it herbal?

My guess, having an idea about Steve's collection, is either Xerjoff Nio or Xerjoff Renaissance. The latter is more herbaceous, cheaper than the former and an absolute powerhouse.
 
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It’s a better buy than Nio, double the amount and half the price, ‘bang for buck’ the Xerjoff 1861 line of Renaissance, Zefiro and Naxos are outstanding.
 
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@Sid James @Benz3ne

Sorry both. Bloody work getting in the way! The citrus was only for the first 5-10 minutes or so then it changed completely. After the first two hours I’d class it as masculine, now it’s gone the other way and floral. I don’t think I’ve worn a fragrance which has changed so much. A class act.
 
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@Sid James @Benz3ne

Sorry both. Bloody work getting in the way! The citrus was only for the first 5-10 minutes or so then it changed completely. After the first two hours I’d class it as masculine, now it’s gone the other way and floral. I don’t think I’ve worn a fragrance which has changed so much. A class act.
It sure is a good'un! I can see SJ's view of it being 'close' to AdP Colonia in feel but with nuclear performance. First time I wore it I put on about 5/6 sprays and comfortably projected all morning, afternoon, evening and night.
 
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Samples arrived from Penhaligon’s yesterday. I tried Bayolea last night and liked it. It really reminds me of another fragrance but can’t put my finger on it?
I’m wearing Castile today and I have to say I’m not feeling it.
 
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