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I really like to wear perfume, but not usually all the time - I tend to save it for special occasions and that way it feels more of a treat. I can't remember the last time I bought perfume for myself, I tend to get it as presents from time to time and so end up wearing whatever I've got!
Acqua di Gio was given to me years ago by a grandmother, and she made quite a good choice I think! This is by Giorgio Armani and I think there is also a men's version available.
The packaging is just as in the photo above. The bottle is a simple shape but it is lovely, gently curved, and it fits nicely in the hand. The gold lid is perhaps a little old-fashioned but I still think it's pretty, and it's easy to remove the lid to access the spray.
This isn't my favourite scent but I do like it. It is light, citrussy but still with some more sensual undertones. I find it's perfect for summer evenings or special afternoons out. It's described on the Armani website as floral and aquatic and I would say that is spot on. It has melon and pear together with jasmine, rose and lily and some musk and sandalwood. I think the melon and pear are great fruity scents as they are not too sweet.
As I received this as a gift, I'm not sure what it cost, but it seems to be available for about £40 for 50ml. I think that's quite expensive but then, as I say I usually receive these things as a gift so I am probably a bit out of date on pricing!
All in all I think this is a lovely fresh, feminine fragrance and would recommend it. Four stars from me.
Acqua Di Gio, I consider to be a light and summery fragrance. It smells of light springtime flowers and each time I wear it I always get positive comments from people. It is reasonably priced and also as it is not terribly well known you don't end up smelling like everyone else. It does not have the strong sweet or heady scents of some other perfumes and fragrances and is therefore very good to wear as a daytime scent. I have bought it several times already and it does always spring to mind when someone asks me what I would like - so I tend to consider it as a timeless classic. It would make an excellent gift for a female relative with a spring or summer birthday. It comes in a frosted pale green glass bottle with spray applicator and gold top. Also I have found that over time it's smell does not deteriorate
The first thing that actually attracted me to this perfume was the beautiful smell. A friend of mine wore it and I loved it so much on her that I decided to get a bottle too. I've had it for quite a few years now and it's not my everyday perfume and, and I'll go into reasons later, I don't think it's an everyday perfume but once in a while it really is beautiful.
The smell itself is described as a floral, water fragrance. It comes from the designer Giorgio Armani. It was created in 1995 and I think I have probably had it since then, although not the same bottle!!
The bottle is glass which has a light green, almost sea green tint to it. It's a beautiful colour and looks great on a bathroom shelf. It has quite a calming look to it and fits in well with the perfume I think. On the front of the bottle the words, Acqua di Gio, Giorgio Armani are just simply written. It has a gold stopper on the top which you take off to reveal the spray mechanism.
Like I said, this fragrance is classified as a floral fragrance and according to Armani is recommended for casual use. I generally tend to really like smells like this as I always find them quite light and easy to wear and this perfume was no different. According to the product details given, Acqua di Gio blends fresh notes of melon and pear with an armful of hyacinth, jasmine, rose and lily. At the base a wake of musk and sandalwood caress the senses with sensuality and serenity.
The reason why I don't wear this everyday and I think why Armani says it's suitable for just casual wear is that it's very strong. It really has quite a strong fruity smell to it and at times is a bit much. A little bit of this perfume definitely goes a long way and I can smell it all throughout the day when I have sprayed it on. You really do have to like the fragrance to want to wear it everyday. At times I find it can give me a bit of a headache if I wear too much but that being said it's a lovely alternative to lighter fragrances and I do like the smell.
I do find this perfume quite expensive though compared to other perfumes out there. A 100ml bottle will cost you £51 and a 50ml bottle will cost you £40 but it's still a lovely smell.
A bit of a blast from the past, but Acqua De Gio is a favourite golden oldie perfume that I still really like.
Acqua would suggest its very light, but actually I find it is quite a strong fragrance, but fresh and summery.
It is a captivating blend of melon and pears with a hint of hyacinth, jasmine, rose and lily, so it's a really fragrance.
It's the kind of fragrance you want to wear on a warm sunny day, with a skirt and a vest top- it's quite a feminine perfume and it makes you feel all girly !
It is a lighter version of the original Gio, though I haven't seen Gio on the shelves for ages - now that was really, really strong to the point of overpowering !
Acqua comes in a frosted glass bottle with a sophisticated and stylish gold coloured top with spray.
It is only available as an EDT, not a perfume and comes in the following sizes:
1.15oz - 50ml
3.4 oz - 100ml
It is often part of a gift set with a moisturizer, especially at Christmas.
Acqua is available on every beauty counter around the world, so it's easy to find and its always available at the airports too.
Since, I haven't been on holiday for a while and therefore not had the chance to buy it duty, I've recently got some from Boots online.
Boots is currently doing the 100ml version at £50.90 or £41.11 for the 50ml -both sprays.
With the larger bottle, Boots is offering 200 points and 164 points with the smaller one when you buy online - do this with one of the cash back sites and you'll reduce the costs even further.
Overall, a fresh fragrant girly perfume that its perfect for a summer day !
Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio (Mens) is a wonderful scent and gives off a strong masculine scent that reminds me of the summer. It has that nice feel about it. I like to wear it in the summer months when the sun is out, as it seems to belong in this time of year but it can be used anytime anywhere. I first came across this fragrance when one of my mates was wearing it at football. I knew of it before and I heard that it was impressive stuff, but when I smelt it I immediately thought I had to have it. The first thing you come across is the bottle. With a slim-line rectangle shape bottle that is smoothly curved at the sides, Acqua Di Gio gets top marks for its bottle. The bottle is not revolutionary but rather, fits the part. It's stylish, sleek and fits well in the hand giving it no reason not to be given top marks ergonomics wise. The bottle is clear and you can see the clear perfume inside. The top of the bottle is plastic and easy to spray. Acqua Di Gio has got me some compliments, not loads but some. I really think this perfume is deserving of more, and while we're at it, I think I deserve some too. Well, you gotta try lol! I have not heard anyone say they don't like this fragrance, as it is quite popular. Maybe that’s a bad thing as I like to have my own scents that set me apart from others but as I can't do this I make sure I get a collection of the best and Acqua Di Gio certainly fits the bill as one of the best. My girlfriend bought me a bottle of Acqua Di Gio at Christmas and she loves the smell of it. She bought it for me as I was going to buy it for myself after Christmas but on Christmas day I was very happy to receive it as a gift. It has a strong smell that seems to last and is great to wear in any occasion whether its at a BBQ, house party, work, or even clubbing. I'm not one in believing that you shouldn't wear particular types of fragrances at certain place
s but sometimes it's good not to overdo the application of the perfume. Of all the locations I think that it would be less suitable would be at work - but as I have said, I would wear this anywhere because it’s so lovely. Acqua Di Gio will get you noticed with the ladies. That's a top tip! A bottle of 1.7 oz EDT Spray of Acqua would set you back around £30. I’ve also tried the Acqua Di Gio shower gel and face moisturiser for after shaving and I can say that they are also great products that add to the perfume. Having an all over smell of Acqua Di Gio is lovely and the feel good factor is there. The shower gel and face moisturiser really compliment the perfume. Acqua Di Gio will definitely get the thumbs up from the girls, so don’t disappoint them and make sure this lethal weapon of a perfume is added to your collection. Hope you enjoyed my review of Acqua Di Gio. Liam PS. Acqua di Gio is spelt ACQUA, not AQUA as it is shown by dooyoo.
I don't know about the rest of you guys (and I mean 'guys' in the original, ballsy sense of the word), but isn't it always the same at Christmas? You get around 35 gallons of various after-shaves, colognes, eau de toilettes and general whiffy substances.
It used to be that when you opened your prezzies come Christmas morning, a solitary bottle of Old Spice was about your lot....maybe even some 'splash it all over' Brut. But that's back in the days when men were men and only nancy-boys resorted to girly nonsense like dabbing on fragrances or using hot water to shave.
Nah, a quick splash of ice-cold water and a vigourous rub-down with a crinkly towel usual does me after a scrape at the old whiskery chops.
However, since after-shaves and colognes are gifts that require very little forethought, in common with most men, I have a heavily cluttered shelf creaking and groaning under the combined weight of past Christmas presents.
One of the offenders is a small bottle of ACQUA DI GIO by ARMANI, nothing if not pretentious.
The bottle is pretty ordinary and basic, with rounded edges and frosted glass and ACQUA DE GIO and GIORGIO ARMANI flashed across front and back. Actually, I quite like the design of the bottle - it's quite minimalist and not over-elaborate as some similar products can be.
"Born from the sea, the sun and the earth, and created by a man who embraces nature's contrasts as he finds harmony in them. Inspired by the Mediterranean island haven, Pantelleria, the scent is decidedly masculine and modern with a transparent, aromatic, woody scent."
The contents of the bottle are clear and almost colourless, with just the faintest hint of pale green to let you know it's not water...or vodka (not a mistake you want to repeat too often). But looks aren't really the most import
ant factor in describing a product of this type, are they?
The most significant factor in deciding whether to buy (or use) a fragrance is the.....erm...fragrance. In other words, what does it smell like?
On opening the bottle and taking a good, long sniff, the first thing to say is it's not over-bearing, it's extremely subtle. This may be a good thing as usually the cheaper, nastier fragrances can be...shall we say...ripe?
However, after a moment or two a fresh and clean, very light citrus scent makes an appearance. It seems a little herbal - something like a pot pourri almost, and there are definite floral tones....I would say jasmine, but don't quote me. There's supposed to be a woody scent to it but I don't really sense it - maybe a touch of pine resin-like quality, but it's very faint.
Hmm, it's a little sweet and flowery for my liking - not particularly masculine at all.
One thing I will say about it though, and that's the staying power it has. Just a tiny dab of this will last all day, even after a hard day's shopping and a hefty session of housework, it still lingers.
I had a look around the shops and saw the 50ml bottle of this in Boots for a penny under thirty quid but I'm sure it's possible to get a better deal than that. I hope so. I wouldn't like to think that whoever gave me this had splashed out that much on some 'man-perfume'.
£30???? If anyone reading this is thinking of buying me something like this for Christmas I'll make a deal with you. Don't bother, and we'll split the cash 50/50....thirty quid for a bottle of smelly stuff, whatever next.
To sum up, It's a nice bottle and it smells OK, but it's a bit expensive. It's also a little bit on the non-macho side of the smelling fresh scale for this reviewer. It might impress your man if you treat him to a bottle of this come Christmas, but person
ally, if I'm going to be given a bottle of anything, it better be a bottle of Belgian beer....Foxsake! I could fly over to Brussels for a beer at that price!
Would I buy it again? - Only if I stood too close to the microwave and frazzled my brains.
Thanks for reading
I have to admit that things like perfumes last me a long time. I have a terrible habit of forgetting to put them on so I can certainly get my moneys worth from a bottle of perfume! This is why I was a bit upset when I eventually finished my bottle of Aqua di Gio by Giorgio Armani. It had been with me for *cough, splutter* four years *cough, splutter*. You get emotionally attached to these things you know! So why had I worn this perfume for all this time? Well it all started when I got a free sample in a magazine probably Cosmo or Marie Claire. It was one of the few perfumes that I liked straight away. It had a wonderful light scent that wasn't highly perfumed and smelt refreshing and clean. Perfect for a day perfume. A few months later, when I was going on holiday, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to treat myself at the Duty free. I picked up a 100ml bottle of Eau de toilette for £28 as opposed to the high street price of £36 (supposedly). The packaging is not very noticeable and I remember that I had to ask a member of staff to find it for me. It comes in a light green box with the name written across it in dark green. The bottle itself is also extremely plain. Frosted glass with a gold cap and the name again written in dark green across the bottle. Not very exciting when you think of some other perfume packaging (e.g. Jean Paul Gaultier perfume) so don't expect it to make a fashion statement on your dressing table. The smell itself is very refreshing as I already stated. It definitely smells of flowers but not in an over powering flowery way (it won't knock you dead!) and it also has underlying hints of the sea. I'm sure it smells a bit salty! Please don't let my description put you off, as everyone smells things in different ways! All in all it was a good daytime perfume with a light fresh smell that lasted for most of the day. You could easily replenish your perfume later on in th
e day safe in the knowledge that you wouldn't over do it!
I do like this scent. My Grandmother sent the gift set to me for Christmas. I was pleasantly suprized, to say the least. It's got a subtle but noticable floral scent which wafts beautifully and lasts all day. Also available (as with most perfumes these days) are the body lotion and shower gel, which means you can layer the scent on for maximum effect. The lotion is, however, surprisingly strong and so little is needed. The packaging is a good representation of the perfume inside - light, fresh and attractive. If I catch a whiff of myself when I'm wearing Aqua di Gio, I feel really clean & sexy. good stuff, I can assure you. Aqua di Gio is definitely a young scent. Buy it for your daughters/wives/girlfriends. I'm confident it will be appreciated.
I first discovered Aqua Di Gio about 2 or 3 years ago when out shopping. There was a promotion on at Debenhams, and the sales assistant asked me to try it - I was dubious, as I had never found a perfume that suited me before, but I loved the scent of this one. At that time however I couldn't justify £22 on a bottle of perfume, so I left, dreaming of when I could buy it. After a few hours it had all but worn off, but the scent hadn't changed, so I decided I definitely wanted it. Last Christmas I finally treated myself, and have never regretted it. It's a summery scent, perfect for hot days, and is very light and airy - like a cool spacious room decorated entirely in white and pastel green. It's not cloying or overpowering at all, and is therefore suitable for any occasion. If there's any disadvantage it's that it doesn't last more than a couple of hours, so I do have to reapply it often, but that's a minor complaint. It's just a gorgeous scent, which every woman should try.
This fragrance is very light. Nice, but not very long lasting at all. Superb for the summer, but take the bottle out with you. I know fragrances react differently on different people, so for others is make keep its fragrance for hours. But not in my case. Too be sure before you buy, test it! Make the perfume counter your first stop, then check your fragrance when you get home. If you can still smell it, your laughing. If you can't, you're still laughing because at least you didn't pay for it! Nice packaging, not tooooo expensive. But I'm afraid I wouldn't bother with it again.
Created in 1995 by Giorgio Armani / Smells of freshly cut flowers combinedwith a breath of the air / Floral and fruity /