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I'm not a design snob, preferring to buy my clothes from supermarkets and spend the cash on things that bring me pleasure such as my hobbies. One area in which I do have quite expensive tastes, however, is perfume. I seem to be drawn to the likes of Chanel, Viktor & Rolf, and Armani. This is probably my favourite Armani perfume, with the perfume description being "it's a soft, feminine fragrance that reflects the individuality of the modern woman".
I tend to use the website www.fragrancedirect.co.uk to source perfumes, as they tend to be much cheaper than Boots for most fragrances. The current prices for this one are:
Unfortunately they don't stock the 100ml bottle, but this will set you back £59 in Boots. Admittedly, it's not the most cheapest but nor is it the most expensive, I would actually put this in the mid-price range.
Top notes - pineapple, lime, tuberose, mandarin orange, pear and bergamot
Heart notes - orris root, jasmine, heliotrope, lily of the valley
Base notes - sandalwood, Tonka bean, amber, musk, vanilla and cedar
I'm not sure if the word "bottle" is technically correct here, as this perfume comes in a metallic shaped container with a rubberised pressurised nozzle at the top. There is no glass on display, and it's very lightweight which makes it ideal for travelling as you can just throw it in your bag without worrying about breakages and the weight it's adding to your bag.
As you can see from the various notes listed in this perfume, it's quite a complex fragrance. It's also a bit of an enigma, containing light fruit notes, floral notes, and musky notes, all within the same fragrance. The best way to describe this fragrance would be as a musky mix of exotic flowers. It's quite light and fruity, but there is also a hint of flowers, which is given some depth by the musk. I am not a huge fan of florals, but the fruity nature of this scent makes it much less sickly than it could potentially have been without the fruit elements.
The beauty of this perfume is that it's suitable for all seasons, night or day. This is because it is light enough to wear during daytime, but the musk gives it depth which makes it suitable for evenings. It's quite an oriental smelling fragrance, and smells feminine, romantic, and uplifting. In fact, it's one of the few fragrances I've worn that my husband has asked what it is because he likes it. Usually he's not fussed on perfumes and the like, because they can often be too strong for his sense of smell.
My sense of smell is not sophisticated enough to pick out the individual notes, but I would definitely say the first spray gives off a fruity fragrance. The musk is evident from the beginning though, so although this is in the base notes, I am aware that this perfume has depth to it as soon as I spray it. It does develop throughout the day too, becoming muskier as time goes on. The staying power of this perfume is excellent, with it still being evident on clothes and scarves the following day.
I would recommend trying this one if you like fruity or musky scents rather than florals. It's light but also has depth, and this is what makes it one of my favourites.
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Im not really a big fan of expensive perfumes, I find them to be too strong or too artificial and they tend to give me a headache. This one however is a firm favourite of mine and I have been wearing it for the last 6 years.
The scent of 'she' is very feminine and quite subtle. Armani decribe the scent as being floral and oriental, but to be honest this is not what I smell. I love the smell of vanilla and to be honest this is the first thing that attracted to me this perfume, its subtle vanillary scent. Other reviews on Dooyoo have also described it as being zesty - again i dont get this at all. If it were fruity I probably wouldnt like it. To me this perfume is vanillary and musky, and very subtle - which is why I like it. the smell isnt overpowering or too strong, so when you apply it, its not one of those that you can smell from across the room, but a subtle one that you can only smell when you get close - which to me is what perfume should be like. I hate walking dwn the street or sitting on the bus and being able to smell (and taste) everyone else's perfume. Despite it not being very strong the scent does last for a long time and doesnt need to be re-applied like other cheaper perfumes.
This perfume comes in a gold foil wrapper, and the perfume bottle itself is simple is cylindrical, and gold in colour. Its not very fancy at all but it is quite small and compact, and isnt made of glass so it cant be accidenty smashed or broken. The only thing I dont like about this bottle design is that you cannot see how much you have left.
You can purchase this perfume from most perfume shops, as well as boots, house of fraser, debenhams etc - basically all good perfume retailers. The 100ml normally retails for around £59, the 50ml normally retails for around £41, and the 30ml for around £34. Boots currently have the 50ml bottle on offer for £29.99 however, so if you are thinking of getting it you should definitely get it from here!
Overall this is a great smelling long lasting perfume which I could not live without!
I have always been a big lover of perfumes and am always looking for my new scent. My aunt, knowing my passion for perfumes, buys me a new scent each year for Christmas. As it so happens, last Christmas (December 2009) she bought me Emporio Armani She. I had not smelt this perfume before, and even though it had been out for a good ten years, I am ashamed to say I had not even heard of it. I had heard of the recent Armani perfumes such as Emporio Armani code and Armani fuel for life but not 'She'. I was very pleased with my aunt's purchase as 'She' is now one of my favourite perfumes (saying that I probably have four or five favourites...)
WHAT/WHO IS ARMANI?:
Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer, who formed the company Armani in 1975 and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer to come out of Italy. The Armani name has become a worldwide recognisable brand and is considered one of the most prestigious names in the fashion industry. The Armani Company design a range of items such as: haute couture, shoes, watches, jewellery, accessories, eyewear and cosmetics. The brand markets these products under several, highly-specialized sub-labels including Giorgio Armani, Armani Collezioni and Emporio Armani. Emporio Armani is the brand for the perfumes manufactured by the company and launched Emporio Armani She in 1998.
The scent of 'she' is very feminine. The perfume is described by Armani as being a blend of 'floral and oriental scents'. The first scent that hits me is the fruity smell of lime and orange, after a second sniff the scent of pineapple is apparent (not normally a scent I like but it blends well with the others). After a while you begin to smell hints of musk and vanilla which surprisingly compliment the zesty fruity smell well. This is described as a soft fragrance as it is not over powering and can be worn (in my opinion) during both the day and at night.
The scent lingers for a long time so there's not much need for re application as with some of the newer and cheaper fragrances. This obviously means even though it is more expensive it actually works out to be much better value for money! I'd recommend this fragrance for women who prefer fresh, light fragrances than the currently popular, sugar-sweet bottles on the market.
THE PACKAGING AND BOTTLE DESIGN:
Many people have been quite annoyed by the way in which this perfume is packaged. Unlike many perfumes it does not come in a cardboard box but instead this perfume comes in a foil wrapper. The foil is a gold colour and comes with the Armani logo across it as well as the name of the perfume. On the one side of the packaging is a list of the ingredients that can be found in the perfume. To open the perfume you need to just tear on end of the packaging and the bottle will be revealed. However, unlike the majority of people who will find the lack of cardboard packaging annoying, I like this method of packaging. This gold foil really allows the perfume to stand out from the crowd and the unusual way in which it is stored only adds to its beauty of being unique.
Similar to the packaging, the bottle for the Armani She is not like any other bottles of perfume that I have seen. The perfume is in a gold metallic round bottle and looks futuristic. Considering that this perfume was launched around ten years ago it does look really modern. However, one major flaw, in my opinion, with the bottle design is that you cannot see how much of the perfume you have left as you cannot see the fragrance through the gold colouring of the bottle.
As this was a gift, I do not know what the original price my aunt purchased this at but as it was a present for Christmas 2009, I am sure you can find it cheaper now. Christmas is an excellent time to buy new perfumes as shops like the perfume shop often do lovely gift sets that will not break the bank. From amazon (my wonder shop where I practically purchase everything) a 100ml bottle will set you back £52.82, a 50ml bottle will cost you £38.79 and you can purchase 30ml for the price of £24.95. Although this is particularly pricey, especially as celebrity branded bottles can cost as cheap as £10, I believe that the price of Emporio Armani She is well worth the extra pennies. You're not paying for the name, as some might suggest, but are paying for a gorgeous scent that could easily become your signature scent due to its versatility.
This scent is definitely worth taking a trip down to boots or your local retailer of perfume just to have a gold old sniff yourself. This brand is very popular with twenty year olds as it still has the feminine essence but has a classier scent then the Celebrity perfumes that are ideal for teens and young twenty year olds. This is a scent that I myself know I will be wearing more often once I feel I am too old for scents such as Britney Spears' Curious and Vera Wang's Preppy Princess (which I have also reviewed on dooyoo). I can see this scent being my signature scent as it is ideal for day and night wear, unlike some perfumes.
I would give his perfume a rating of 5/5 as I can find no faults with it.
Thank you for reading my review.
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I first came across this after smelling my bosses perfume and I after admit this is gorgeous it actually made me jealous my boss had it on and i didn't lol! It is quite pricey but worth it and i recommend any husband bf etc. reading this to go and buy a bottle valentines day is coming up and trust me she'll love you for it! I often get people asking me what I'm wearing and they range from all ages so I can defo say it isn't just for young people or for the older lady it's for both!
The bottle is really simple but I like the outer packaging it's cute and expensive looking. You can buy this from a wide range of stores I normally buy mine from Boots because you get a whole 208 advantage card points on the 100ml bottle!!
I also forgot to add it really does make me feel gorgeous even when I look like crap couple of sprays of SHE and i feel great ")
I would definitely recommend Armani She; fresh but femanine its a perfect daytime, summer fragrance. The bottles a little boring, just a plain silver capsule with a rubber push dispenser, but this is made up for by the easy wear scent and well known name. I would suggest it for women aged 20's - mid 30's, I found it was most popular with this age range while working on a perfume counter for a number of years.
It is a slightly more expensive than some, but for Emporio Armani I would have to say it is worth the extra pennies for sure; the scent lingers for a long time so there's not much need for re application as with some of the new, celebrity style fragrances, this obviously means even though its more expensive its actually much better value for money! I'd recommend this fragrance for women who prefer fresh, light fragrances than the currently popular, sugar-sweet bottles on the market.
My mother has been wearing Emporio Armani for around seven years, and a few years ago she gave me one of her half empty bottles, thinking I would enjoy building up my perfume collection. It is true I love quality fragrances, and own a good deal of perfumes, but Emporio Armani has never been a perfume I have lusted after. I remember many years ago I went into my mother's wardrobe and found the simple bottle of Emporio Armani and, from the design of it and the smell, thought it was a body spray.
The perfume comes in a basic conical bottle that is a pale bronze shade. It has a paler rubber shield over the nozzle at the top, and the perfume emerges through a small hole in the side. The first thing I noticed about the fragrance was how very sharp it is. There is nothing remotely natural about the scent, and its overly synthetic nature put me off straight away. It is very intrusive and overpowering when it first emerges from the bottle, although it does mature and take on warm, spicy smell as it matures on the skin. The perfume has the following notes:
TOP NOTES: Bergamot, lime, pear, tuberose, pineapple, mandarin
MIDDLE/HEART NOTES: Iris root, may bells, heliotrope, jasmine
BASE NOTES: Cedar, vanilla, tonka bean, amber, musk, sandalwood
It is the musk and sandalwood that emerge as the fragrance settles, although the two combine with unnatural chemical undertones that are far too artificial for my taste. A 50ml bottle of Emporio Armani retails for £30 - £35, although I cannot ever imagine paying so much for this particular scent. This is not to my taste at all, although it does have decent staying power. Not for me, or for those who like to smell feminine and vaguely natural.
This is one of Armani's best known fragrances and one of the most popular. The Armani He & She range have been out for a while now and as still as widely bought.
I have had this perfume for around 4 years now and it was bought for me as a birthday present. It was a wanted present as I had smelled it in the Duty Free shop on the way on holiday so I was very happy to recieve it for my birthday.
The scent is really quite feminine but not overpowering like some perfumes can be. It is also not too flowery making it more of a modern fragrance and something I would wear on a daily basis. The jasmine and vanilla work really well together and leave a lovely scent that lasts all day or night.
At around £30 it is a mid-range designer perfume but a great choice for a present for someone. The scent is so nice I feel few people would dislike it. The bottle is simple and not overcomplicated in a long slender cylinder. One good point is that the perfume doesnt leak when placed in a bag or suitcase. I think this is due to the simplicity of the bottle. To release the perfume there is a rubber press on the top which I feel does look a little cheap but Im not sure what the alternative could be if it were changed.
Overall this is a great present for someone or yourself. It is suitable for both day or night wear, work or party wear. I love the fragrance and feel very confident when I'm wearing it.
Emporio Armani - She - Eau De Parfum
Description: Manufacturer: Giorgio Armani / Concetration: Eau De Parfum / Gender: For Women.
I am a big fan of the Emporio Armani fragrances for women and this is my favourite one. It comes in a cylindrical bottle with a gold plastic like coating which makes it very easy to pop into a bag. The box will be wrapped inside a plastic/foil wrapper which should be sealed so that you know that your perfume is unopened. The prices vary depending on where you buy it from but you can expect to pay around £30 to £35 for a 5oml bottle. It is often cheaper to buy online so it is worth keeping your eyes open.
I have to be quite careful with perfumes because very often they smell gorgeous in the bottle but on my skin, smell quite different. This fragrance smells delicious in the bottle and even better on the skin, my only real criticism is that it doesn't seem to last as long as some other perfumes and so, does have to be reapplied a few times during the day.
It is difficult to describe the fragrance and really do it justice. It is a musky floral type of scent with vanilla and slightly spicy undertones which give it an exotic and sexy smell. It has a lovely "grown up" expensive smell which always makes me feel good when I am wearing it and although it is quite a subtle fragrance, it is quite unique and doesn't smell like any other perfume that I have tried before. I always get compliments when I wear this fragrance and I never seem to get bored with it, despite wearing it a lot!
This perfume could be work during the day or in the evening but I like to keep it for evenings because it is sexy and spicy. It is a shame that it has to be reapplied so often though because it does mean that a bottle doesn't last as long as some other fragrances.
This perfume is gorgeous and will definitely remain a favourite, in fact, I will be adding it to my Christmas wish list so hopefully Mr Siamese will be buying me some more very soon. If you haven't tried this yet, either for yourself or as a gift, then you certainly should, it is fabulous!
My sister has had this fragrance a few times and I loved it, normally being very fussy with perfume it was rare for me to find a scent I really liked, but she forbade me from getting it because she didn't like the idea of us having the same perfume, so once she moved out I was finally able to go out and buy it.
The packaging is very simple; pale gold foil-style wrapping, which some people may find disappointing, but as it's going straight in the bin I can't say I'm too fussed. The bottle itself is also simple but classy. It is a straight, pale gold metal bottle with a soft top to depress for spraying, the metal bottle is more resilient than some glass containers. The only downside to the bottle is that, being opaque, you can't see how much you have left.
This perfume can also be purchased with a body lotion which is in a similar style bottle, but taller and slightly 'flared' with 'Sensual Body Lotion' written on it. The bottle contains 200ml (6.7 fl. oz.) of gentle lotion with a similar scent to the perfume.
The head notes of this fragrance are a little woody and floral, although slightly sharper than normal flowery perfumes with spicy citrus and almond scents. This leads into the heart notes which are sweeter, a little like vanilla, and then the head notes return to the woody smell, a musky-cedar smell. It is one that could be worn every day, or on a special night out as it is not overpowering but still an enjoyable and stylish scent.
The heart notes, which is probably my favourite level of the fragrance, do stay longer than many perfumes, and the scent itself lasts for a good few hours.
Some might find this She a little pricey at about £30 to £40 but if you shop around, particularly on the internet you are likely to find it cheaper, but you are paying for the name of Emperio Armani.
About the brand:
Giorgio Armani was founded in 1975, in Milan, Italy, by the man who name the brand bears and Sergio Galeotti. Giorgio Armani has many sub-labels which include Emporio Armani, Armani Jeans and Armani Collezioni which sell Italian fashion items from shoes and jewellery to fragrances and home interiors. There is also a plan for Armani to collaborate with an international hotel chain.
Emporio Armani 'She' was first released over ten years ago in 1998 and in my opinion is a truly classic scent, that has a great blend of floral and spicy scents to tantalise your nose!
The outer packaging for Emporio Armani 'She' is very plain and some people may find this disappointing, with it's pale gold foil wrapper being very minimal in style. The fragrance itself though comes in a cylindrical gold metal bottle, which I found to be much more like it! Although it's not as pretty as a glass bottle can be, I like the fact that it's much more durable packaged like this - I can put it in my handbag and not worry about it smashing or leaking everywhere. The only downside to the container is that you can't tell when you're going to run out.
When I first sprayed the perfume on, I could smell a very stong citrus scent, with lemon and pineapple coming through for me as well as a slightly tangy orange aroma. After around 30 minutes, I could smell a lovely, slightly oriental flowery aroma of jasmine, which was gorgeous and which I loved.
After wearing the perfume for a little longer, I could smell a wonderful, deeper muskier set of aromas; sandalwood, cedarwood and a little bit of vanilla to sweeten the mix all worked really well together. There wasn't a single aspect to the scent itself which I didn't like. From it's fruity top scents, it's floral middle and to it's spicy, gentle warming undertones, I loved every sniff of this!
Although this gorgeous sensual fragrance could be perfect for evening wear special occasions, I love it so much that I sometimes wear it during the day. If I'm having a bad day, a spritz of this cheers me up loads and makes me feel more confident, and I find that it has the staying power to last on my skin from the morning until late afternoon. By that point I have to sniff my wrists to smell it, but the scent is still definitely there.
A 30ml sized bottle of this fragrance is normally around £29, with a 50ml bottle selling for just under £40 and a 100ml bottle costing around £50. There will be deals available online though, so I'd shop around for a bargain. The price really is the only downpoint to this perfume, although it does last a long time so is good value in the long run, I do dislike forking out nearly £30 for the smallest bottle. I can't help it though, it's brilliant!
I'm a massive fan of this fragrance, despite only catching on to it relatively recently. As I'm sure most of you know, I used to work in Superdrug, and one of my colleagues was obsessed with this scent. I never really tried it, until this last Christmas. I used to apply it every day, and eventually it came to such a head that I caved in and bought it about a month or so before I left.
Armarni is a good brand, and as such you automatically expect quite lot from it. The packaging is really poor in my opinion, but then I'm not one for keeping boxes, so I'm none too bothered. It basically looks like the plastic/foil packaging that you could see on any household or food product. But don't judge a book by it's cover!
The bottle itself, I love. It looks so smooth and sleek. You should be able to see a pic of it on this page. I think it looks luxurious, and it looks expensive. The one problem is that with it being opaque, you never really know how much you have left. There is a small patch of lear glass on the base, so you'll just have to be clever with perspective to work out when to buy a new one. I also love it when bottles have the spray incorporated, as opposed to sitting atop the bottle. I don't know why, but a seamless bottle is more pleasing to my eye!
As for price, I was clever and waited until it was on offer. I'm not sure about Boots, but Superdrug often have really good weekend offers on big name fragrances. I have paid £15 for a bottle of Euphoria before, and I think this was a similar situation. As it stands, I can't remember what I paid, but you will usually find this for around £35-£40 for a 50ml in a high street store. Again, this is a case of try and then buy online, because according to the ads on this page you can shave at least £7 off that price by shopping online. So either keep an eye out in store, or search the internet!
The most important aspect of a scent is it's... scent. And here, it's amazing! I'm a real lover of oriental scents (as you can probably guess from the subjects of my reviews...) and this certainly delivers on that score.
I wouldn't say that this scent is particularly spicy, but it certainly is woody. The top notes are mainly florals, with a hint of almond. I'm not a fan of floral, but in this case I'll make an exception. The floral isn't specified, but I can tell you it isn't a traditional 'flowery' scent. It's very soft, and leads you into the heart notes amazingly well.
The heart notes are perhaps my favourite, and even though they mostly evaporate after about 30 minutes, you should find that they cling on rather longer. (Especially if you used my trick of spraying fragrance over moisturised skin...). You should really be able to detect Vanilla here, and not in an overpowering, sickly way either. These notes are soft and warm, and really balance out the florals that went before.
The base notes are effectively what you will be left with, and are what you will continue to smell throughout the day. They consist mainly of Cedar Wood, which blends beautifully with the previous sweetness of the vanilla.
All in all, I would say that this is an amazingly sensual floriental, and I would certainly recommend that you try it. Anyone who likes a warm, feminine fragrance should certainly give this a try. If you usually shy away from orientals, this is the perfect antidote for you due to the floral dry down.
One of my penchants in life is fine fragrances and over the years I have purchased so many, from sweet and girlie to deep and sensual I have tried so many different brands but I have a particular few favourites that I would call my old faithfuls, fragrances that I always go back to and find myself purchasing over and over again. Emporio Armani She is one of these fragrances. Armani She was launched by the design house Giorgio Armani back in 1998 and has got to be one of my favourite fragrances as I always have a bottle on the go or in my handbag. Its described as as a vibrant signature scent where flowers and spices melt together into a gentle, radiant fragrance. A truly classic and classy fragrance for a woman.
Before I start I must say that the packaging for the fragrance really does leave a lot to be desired, compared to a lot of fragrances out there on the market, its gold metalic foil like wrapping is not particularly striking so it doesnt really stand out amongst other fragrances on the shelves when your out shopping. There are no funky colours or added neon lights or over the top boxes but once you look beyond the foil packaging and simple box of this product you discover its true appeal.
Once inside the wrapping you will find that the fragrance itslef comes in a metallic, gold, metal cylinderal bottle. The bottle design itself is a great idea as it strays away from the usual glass designs that every other perfume on the market out there uses. The metal design makes the bottle so much more practacle and so much more durable and robust than what a glass bottle is as well as it looking modern and stylish at the same time.
As well as being great to carry around in your handbag as you dont have to worry about accidental breakage or spillage you can also drop this bottle on the floor and you dont have to worry about it smashing.
The bottle design is not perfect, it does have its flaws, one I've found is that the metal can get very scratched up, especially when its in the bottom of my handbag being bashed about, the bottle does get really scratched up, especially by my keys.. but at the end of the day its whats inside the bottle thats important not the outside, that's just a added bonus.
Now as practicle as this bottle design is I will say one thing against the design, Being metal it means that you cannot see the fragrance inside so are unable to see how much of the product is left inside, it means that you are left to guess how much of the fragrance you have left and it really is annoying when you think you have more and infact its your last couple of sprays, it can be really frustrating.
To apply the fragrance is simple, the bottle uses a rubber spray mechanism to the top of the bottle which when pushed provides a nice even mist. When you initially spray the scent does appear quite strong to the nose but this does gradually tone down.
The fragrance itslef is a subtle oriental, floral, musky fragrance which combines together citrus Top notes of Pineapple, Bergamot, Pear and Tangerine.
Floral Middle notes of Muguet, Orris, Jasmine and Heliotrope
and Warm base notes of Tonka, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Cedarwood and Musk. Now the base notes of a fragrance are the strongest notes which are the most distinguised and will last the longest on the skin. So combined together all of these notes really do create a warm, deep sensual scent which will provides a lasting impression. I would describe it as a floriental scent. One of sensuality, Femininty, a real sexy seductive scent, a classy fragrance which I would say is perfect for evening wear or intimate time, although I personally love to wear it on any ocassion as the base notes really do mean it has staying power and help it to last throughout the day, I hardly find myself having to re apply, two to three sprays in the morning and its still noticeable in the evening, those strong deep, musky base notes really do last.
Now Personally I would advise anyone who has never tried this fragrancebefore to test it first and not on one of those tester cards but actually on your skin. Everyone has a different body chemistry and the oils which your skins produce can make a fragrance on one individual smell really divine but on the other person really horrible.
You will also find that this factor will also affect the staying power of the scent too, on one individual it may last twelve hours but on another only two, so its really worth giving the tester a go to see how the fragrance works with you personally.
Now even though this fragrance has been around for twelve years now it is still in production and has not been discontinued like many to hit the shelves have over the years so it means that Armani must be doing something right. You can find Armani She available in most large department stores such as Boots, Debenhams, House of frasier or John Lewis.
A 30ml bottle retails at £29.00p
A 50ml bottle retails at 39.50p and a 100ml bottle retails at £51.50p
Although I would advise that you look around to see if you can find different promotional offers on the fragrance as you can often pick it up a lot cheaper