Compliments. Someone once said that 99% of perfume wearers wear perfume to get compliments or to stand out more positively. The remaining 1% are liars
Well, I definitely don't see the distribution that crass. Apart from the fact that of course absolutely nobody at parfumo.de ever wants to get compliments and vehemently condemns the topic (little wink on my part), many people wear their fragrances for themselves or out of "habit" - or just to feel more "dressed".
As always, the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
In general, I think it can be said that every healthy person without exception is happy about compliments of any kind, but many fragrances are simply too good to be used only as "compliment getters". Conversely, there are also people who don't care from the bottom of their heart how their layered marijuana-pizza-rose-iris shower gel scent is received by their fellow men. All legitimate.
Today's problem is rather that people are increasingly seeking confirmation (especially via social media) to boost their egos, thereby losing touch with reality and entering a vicious circle of dissatisfaction and frustration. No, we do not want to digress here, even if I have to deal with this topic every day. But to build a bridge to the topic of fragrances (or in this case explicitly "ADG Profumo", short "ADGP"): With this fragrance it has been damn hard for me to not fall into this vicious circle.
"ADGP" is fresh, woody, yet dark and deep enough not to pass for a classic blue scent, minimally smoky, minimally sweet and minimally spicy. Above all, it is maximally masculine for me. I probably got it as a gift or bought it blind. I don't know anymore, even though it is not that old. In any case, I must have destroyed half a liter of the perfume in a short time. I have never emptied a 180 ml bottle of any other fragrance. Several of this one. For me, this fragrance radiates absolute authority, masculinity, leadership, and a "I don't let myself be fooled and say this". Even more so than Aventus, who was probably the best fragrance for me because of his naturalness - even though the choice is really hard for me and I don't like to let both compete, "ADGP" was there first.
"ADGP" is an always-on, dumb reach. He rightly leads many high scores. In my opinion, he is not only suitable from the age of 25 on, because he is simply damn good before. It might work best on an adult man, but it is really very universal and suitable for all seasons.
The durability and sillage seemed a bit stronger in the early years, but it can be just habit. In any case, it survives a working day with me, which is quite good for a freshie. But he is not only a perfect companion in the office. For me "ADGP" is also an extremely suitable clubbing scent. In keeping with his quite chauvinistic alpha-character I described above, his performances at night are also very fitting. Enclosed some examples.
Me, the morning after a club night. The Facebook Messenger reports: "Person X (please insert any female name) would like to send you a message."
"Hey, weren't you at Club X yesterday?"
"I just wanted to know who that smelly man was yesterday :)"
The lady looked through the whole list of participants of the event to find me.
Almost every time at work: "Mhm, you smell so good again!"
"That's my favorite scent of you!"
"You're wearing that one scent again, ne?"
One ex-girlfriend a few days after the last meeting: "I still haven't washed your sweater, and I keep smelling it. My pillow still smells of you too."
"Whoa, nice perfume, dude!" - Feels every guy on a just good energy level
And to get back to the subject of ego boost: It's really hard not to jump on the compliment-seeker bandwagon and judge the actual scent when you're really so overwhelmed with positive statements. You read about compliments in other fragrances all the time - "ADGP" has been the only reliable candidate for me.
Morillas has brought the DNA of the original "ADG" to maturity, giving it depth and even more masculinity, and created a timeless flanker that far surpasses the original. The black and silver bottle is a perfect contrast to the bright, "sunny" original. The fresh and refreshing top note is addictive without any real synthetic (even if the naturalness is not creed-like), and becomes darker and darker with time, and smokier with the incense. For a better description of the fragrance process including poems and metaphors I like to refer to the numerous comments and statements below me - some of them are much more resourceful and creative.
It's impossible for me to rub this scent in. It smells modern, timeless, sexy, and just fucking manly. Even without the actually rather superficial complimentary theme. But if you look at it as a "coincidental", nice bonus (which you should always do to not lose touch with reality and the actual meaning of the fragrance), the fragrance gets even better
If one would place three designer freshies symbolically next to each other as the age progression of a man, the whole thing would look like this in my opinion:
Versace - Eros, Versace - Dylan Blue, Acqua di Gio Profumo.
By the way, the latter does not reflect the grandfather, but the grown man, about 25+. No idea how to associate "ADGP" with an old man - he smells too young for that. I have never heard such statements from my otherwise quite honest fellow men. And some of them have been called old man scent. Maybe my skin rejuvenates the scent but also simply ... who knows?
The above-mentioned age progression is of course completely subjective, and certainly replaceable by umpteen other scents.
But for me there is no substitute: "Acqua di Gio Profumo". A presumably eternal top 5 contender in my life. Morillas has done a great job here