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I have to admit to being very naughty.I was given this as a gift from a friend who lives overseas acouple of years ago, and it was slung in the draw ever since. I didnt take it out and use it because Im not that familar with the fragrance, and to be truthful forgot all about it. Having exhausted my usual fragrances over the last couple of months and needing a change, I decided to bring this one out of the dark into the light.I wish I had done it sooner.....
Who or what is Emporio Armani?
Emporio Armani was founded by Giorgio Armani and Sergio Galeott. Giorgio being an Italian fashion designer concentrated more on the menswear side before stepping forward representing womenswear. The first fragrance introduced from the Emporio Armani collection was in 1982 and today this has expanded to a further 70plus fragrances, such as Armani Code, Idole, Elle ( just to name a few ).
How is this fragrance packaged?
The fragrance is 50ml in size. The bottle is made of glass with a nearly square shaped metal spray dispenser top that you push to release the fragrance. The bottle itself is not quite circular in shape nor oval ( alittle stuck in between ) that is faceted all around which very much gives it a ' diamond ' look and I can only imagine a diamond type feel to it also. In the middle of the bottle, there is a flat octagon shape with the Emporio Armani logo on it. Very simple, very clean looking. On the back of the spray dispenser top is the fragrance name and some of the scents included in it which is raspberry, rose and vanilla.
How does this fragrance smell?
To me this smells quite classic in scent. And despite it being a female fragrance I feel it has some masculine elements to it. I can smell a freshness to it and a woodiness.Yet is has a warmth and sweetness to it ( Vanilla ). Full of depth, definitely not one dimensional and one of those fragrances were less is more. One of my favourite types of fragrances are the ones that are strong, pack a punch and have a sweetness to it without being too girlie.Im not the biggest fan of floral led scents and this thank god isnt one of them.Powerful is definitely a word I can use with this one as you can overdo it.Use too much and it will be overwhelming but I love it! Maybe something that bares more to night time use than day time, but I wear what I like whenever I like!
Top notes-Lychee, raspberry
Heart notes-Rose, lily of the valley, patchouli, freesia
Base notes-Vetiver, amber, vanilla
What do I think of this fragrance?
Its beautiful, and wish I had discovered it sooner. I find the fragrance easy and enjoyable to wear and gives me a slight lift of confidence as it makes me feel good, which is important. It lasts long on me, and I only add more to myself not out of need but out of want.
If this fragrance was a woman, I would describe her as strong, timeless, assertive with a head for business and a heart for passion.Shes direct and doesnt take no for an answer, but has a soft and warmth to her personality.
Not a fragrance for someone who doesnt want to stand out.
I didnt buy this myself, but doing a check online it is readily available, and on average the 50ml size is around £40.00-50.00 mark.Great purchase.
If you do not overdose when it comes to applying this perfume then it is a really nice, rather strong, scent however if you do over do it then it can be rather over powering and people will think you have something to hide in the body odour area maybe.
The perfume itself is a rather nice combination of lively fresh fragrances, there is quite a strong vanilla spice to it combined with some fruity tones which apparently is raspberry, as such it does have a bit of a summer feel to it however because it is quite strong as well it still works really well in these colder days when the weather is a bit depressing, this scent can have an uplifting feeling to it.
I have been impressed with how long the smell remains on my skin, it easily does the day from one single application and for me this is more of a day scent rather than something I would wear on a night out. However you can apply a little more than you normally would and then get away with wearing it on a night out to a party or dance club.
It comes in a small diamond shaped textured bottle which is quite attractive however I find the silver top a bit cheap looking, the box is a nice enough gold colour, it is a medium priced scent which for a 30ml bottle is about £25.
This is a fragrance I do like, it lacks a certain quality to make it a five star recommendation but it does get four stars from me and would make a nice gift.
Emporio Armani has bought out a new perfume called diamonds intense which is an eau de perfume. The perfume has a nice combination of floral (Roses) spices (vanilla) and fruity (raspberry) notes and it is a very femine perfume. This combination of scents smells slightly sweet when you first spray it, but it's a scent that remains very fresh. The scent of Emporio diamonds intense is not overpowering but with its nice sweet scent about it is one of those fragrances that will last all day on you.
Emporio Armani intense can be a bit heavy on you if you put too much on you so you only need a little bit of it but it is one of those fragrances that you could wear day or night but I would recommend it as a going out perfume rather than a day perfume.
Emporio Armani intense comes in a 30ml and 50ml size and it is quite reasonable in price with the 30ml only costing £23.99 and can be bought from Boots and Superdrug and all perfume retailers.
The packaging of Emporio Armani intense is simple but eye catching as it comes in a gold box with four diamantes on it and silver writing with the name of it. The way they have made the diamonds bolder than the other two words really make it stand out more than some other fragrances.
The actual bottle itself is made to look like the shape of a diamond and it has a square spray top on it which makes it nice and easy for the perfume to come out of it and it has the Emporio Armani symbol in the centre of the bottle. The design of the bottle will appeal to the female market given its sleek looking bottle and overall eye catching ability.
I would defiantly buy this fragrance again for myself or for a present for a friend or family member as it is one of those fragrances that most people will like.