03-22-2012, 08:35 AM
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I got a tub of XXX this week, and the wife quite likes it. I know it's a sort of "designer imposter" of Acqua di Parma. I went out and priced some of their cologne and aftershave, and suffice to say I won't be getting any anytime soon.

However, I was wondering if the educated schnozzes here could suggest either 1) an aftershave with some staying power or 2) a cologne that complements XXX or smells like it? If possible I'd like to stay at or below the $15/oz price point.

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 03-22-2012, 08:56 AM
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Eric,
You might want to post a WTB ad for the Acqua di Parma cologne. I picked some up inexpensively that way a couple years ago from a member of another forum who simply had too many colognes and aftershaves. Unfortunately, I eventually developed a rash with it, as with most colognes, so I then sold it cheaply on the forum too. Someone out there may have some extra.

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 03-22-2012, 09:03 AM
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Try pairing it with 4711. Though the splash doesn't linger all day, it is great feeling and reasonably priced. I get little reminders of it for quite a while, though I wouldn't describe it as a persistent fragrance. The citrus notes complement each other very well.

I haven't tried the cologne, but now seems to be a good time to do so.

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 03-22-2012, 09:25 AM
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  • Teiste
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Acqua Classica Borsari Parma 1870 doesnt smells like RazoRockXXX,but its simply perfect to wear and its much cheaper than AdP.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003DQA...19SMJQZ60P

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 03-22-2012, 10:23 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion. That's not a bad idea at all.

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 03-23-2012, 01:13 PM
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I like Florida Water with my Razorock XXX

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 03-23-2012, 02:31 PM
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(03-23-2012, 01:13 PM)GeneAut Wrote: I like Florida Water with my Razorock XXX

Do you just splash on the Florida Water? I have a bottle of Murray & Lanman's and love the smell. I mistakenly splashed some on my face after a shave and had a Macaulay Culkin moment. Sad

It doesn't seem strong enough for application on pulse points.

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 03-23-2012, 04:05 PM
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Acqua Classica Borsari di Parma! Lovely scent, one of my favourite colognes:

[Image: acqua-classica-by-borsari-di-parma.jpg]

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 03-24-2012, 08:19 AM
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(03-23-2012, 02:31 PM)dontodd Wrote:
(03-23-2012, 01:13 PM)GeneAut Wrote: I like Florida Water with my Razorock XXX

Do you just splash on the Florida Water? I have a bottle of Murray & Lanman's and love the smell. I mistakenly splashed some on my face after a shave and had a Macaulay Culkin moment. Sad

It doesn't seem strong enough for application on pulse points.

I do splash it ...and it does have a burn. I also keep some in an atomizer at work for touchups.

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 04-02-2012, 09:02 PM
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Just received my bottle of Acqua Classica Borsari di Parma. I'll wear it tomorrow and post reviews. So far, after a few hours on the back of the hand, I'm really liking it. The main notes are very similar to XXX, so I think this would make a fine cologne pairing.

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 04-02-2012, 09:10 PM
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(04-02-2012, 09:02 PM)insomniac Wrote: Just received my bottle of Acqua Classica Borsari di Parma. I'll wear it tomorrow and post reviews. So far, after a few hours on the back of the hand, I'm really liking it. The main notes are very similar to XXX, so I think this would make a fine cologne pairing.

Where did you purchase it from?

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 04-02-2012, 09:21 PM
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(04-02-2012, 09:10 PM)GreekGuy Wrote:
(04-02-2012, 09:02 PM)insomniac Wrote: Just received my bottle of Acqua Classica Borsari di Parma. I'll wear it tomorrow and post reviews. So far, after a few hours on the back of the hand, I'm really liking it. The main notes are very similar to XXX, so I think this would make a fine cologne pairing.

Where did you purchase it from?

Parfum1; they had a 15% off sale at the time. I paid $25 shipped.

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 04-03-2012, 12:37 AM
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I'm glad you like it, insomniac! It's one of my favourite colognes.

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 04-03-2012, 06:18 AM
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(03-22-2012, 09:25 AM)Teiste Wrote: Acqua Classica Borsari Parma 1870 doesnt smells like RazoRockXXX,but its simply perfect to wear and its much cheaper than AdP.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003DQA...19SMJQZ60P

Do you know if they also make an aftershave splash?

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 04-03-2012, 06:57 AM
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No splash, AFAIK. I've seen a Borsari balm in the interwebs (only at Italian websites), but no splash, I'm afraid.

I just love that cologne - I bought the huge 300mL bottle... Blush

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 04-03-2012, 07:01 AM
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(04-03-2012, 06:57 AM)oversaturn Wrote: I just love that cologne - I bought the huge 300mL bottle... Blush

Wow...that should last awhile. Biggrin

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 04-03-2012, 07:09 AM
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The Vitos Classica aftershave that IB sells is probably the closest I've smelled to XXX. It's a different take on the classic Italian cologne, so the notes are a bit different, but I don't think it would clash with the Borsari.

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 04-03-2012, 07:21 AM
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(03-22-2012, 09:03 AM)Dirty Texan Wrote: Try pairing it with 4711...

+1

I think the scent of 4711 is a really good match for RR XXX. Plus 4711 is a good aftershave at a great price point.

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 04-03-2012, 07:49 AM
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So many great ideas, so few faces... Smile

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 04-03-2012, 10:18 AM
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The Borsari is wearing very well. It starts out with citrusy top notes - it's lemony, but more lemon peel than juice. Now it's a bit more herbal.

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