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Nice score here... got the 3.4oz (BIG) bottle for under $100. The 1.7oz had been running around $80 for only half the quantity! The sprayer on these ADP bottles are extremely generous, so the bottles don't go nearly as far as my Jo Malones of the same sizes. With the 3.4oz I should be set for a while on Colonia Intensa. Won't attempt to describe the scent as it is so subjective. But you probably wouldn't be buying the big bottle if you've never sampled it before anyway, unless you're getting it as a gift for someone who already likes it.
I was hoping to decant some of the 3.4oz bottle to my older 1.7oz bottle for travelling (both are within the 3-1-1 TSA allowance, it's really just a matter of bulkiness for me as I travel as lightly as I can). Although the 1.7oz sprayer can be removed easily and non-destructively, the 3.4oz sprayer cannot due to a crimped metal shroud.
I ordered the wrong scent, thinking this was a more intense version of colonia, but it is not, it is a different scent entirely, and he was ot at all happy. I am re-wrapping and re-gifting it to someone who wants to smell like a cedar closet.
This is a great product. Pricey, self-indulgent, worth every penny...Every Acqua Di Parma product is worth the price of admission..never disappointed...understated elegance, no overpowering aromas and never smell like a car air freshener. A little goes a long way...try one , you will be back.