Since I've reviewed all of my perfumes I might as well start reviewing my boyfriend's extensive collection. Of course an added bonus of doing this is that he will wear them more frequently while we test them out so to speak!
The 100ml bottle which we have retails at around £40 - £45, so it's not a cheap one by any means. It comes in a very simple but classy looking bottle (not disimilar to Calvin Klein perfumes), and the box it was in originally was pretty simple too.
It was first launched in 1996, so has been around a while now, and my Internet research tells me it is very popular. In fact it does smell very familiar, so I imagine a lot of men must be wearing it.
I'm not a person with any interest whatsoever in top notes, middle notes and end notes where perfume is concerned, but Amazon describes the fragrance as Floral, woody, white floral, powdery, sweet and rose. It is certainly a bit floral, but in a masculine kind of way. It definitely smells aquatic, and would be a perfect summer fragrance for someone on holiday, or simply wishing they were on holiday!
The fragrance has good staying power which is important. It is also not overpowering which is essential. I like the smell of my boyfriend wearing this, and that is the most important thing. It is supposedly a daytime fragrance, but personally I think it would be suitable for evenings too.
4 out of 5 stars from me - would have been 5 if it wasn't for the expense.
I have owned quite a few fragrances over the years and like to try new ones all the time but there are some fragrances that I think are just so nice that I have owned again or will definitely purchase again soon. One such fragrance is Giorgio Armani: Aqua di Giò Homme. It's a very popular fragrance indeed and was released in 1996 yet still sells well nowadays. It is the second best selling Men's fragrance of All Time. I first owned this particular fragrance about three or four years ago when I received a Gift Set for either my Birthday or Christmas. I chose it after spraying samples a few times in my local Boots store. I liked it so much that I asked my Mum for it when she asked what I would like.
The bottle has a distinctive design and as you can see The name of the fragrance is printed on the front of the bottle. I think the bottle has the look of an expensive fragrance and from the moment you open the bottle by taking the cap off you can smell the lovely scent which really showcases the quality of the fragrance. For me it's one of the nicest looking fragrance bottles I have owned and the quality of the bottle is also matched by the quality fragrance inside the Bottle. I think It looks nice on the shelf with your other toiletries.
Now for the reason why I like Giorgio Armani: Aqua di Giò Homme so much, It smells wonderful. It was released in 1996 and is still a very popular fragrance indeed. I have been looking for new fragrances recently to replace a Hugo Boss bottle that is nearly empty. I owned Giorgio Armani: Aqua di Giò Homme a few years ago as I mentioned in my Introduction. This is undoubtedly one of my favourite fragrances and has rightly won awards and high praise from millions of men around the World who have owned more than one bottle of this over the last few years. The fragrance is available in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml bottles and the price is between £20-£50 for the relative sizes. More expensive than some fragrances but you get a quality fragrance for your money. It's worth looking around and maybe looking for a gift set.
The Top Notes start the fragrance off with a lovely flowery feel with Jasmine, Rosemary, Hespiradic Notes. Jasmine is the most notable of these notes and the mix of these three notes is absolutely wonderful and really impresses from the off. The Top Notes linger for around three to four hours before leading into the middle notes.
The fragrance takes a nice turn with the middle notes of Persimmon Fruits & Marine Notes. This gives the fragrance a nice kick with a tingling feel. These two notes keep the rather excellent freshness of the fragrance. Excellent. Another two to three hours and then the middle notes fade into the base notes to top off the fragrance.
The fragrance ends with the lovely woody notes which include Cedar, Patchouli, White Musk, Rock Rose. The mix of the woody notes and aquatic notes really works well to create a very nice scent indeed which really goes down well with Men & Women too. It lasts for around another two to three hours before the fragrance begins to fade out.
This is a fabulous fragrance which lasts well and has a lovely scent. It is one of my favourite fragrances and one I always look for when I am in a Club that has an attendant in the Toilets with a load of fragrances to use for a small price. There are some decent deals online for this fragrance although it is an expensive fragrance it lasts well and is worth it over some cheaper but still nice fragrances. It could be ideal for special occasions if you have something cheaper for everyday use. I would recommend this fragrance to the younger male but it is ideal for a Man of any age really it's that versatile.
This has got to be my favourite fragrance. I have bought many bottles of it over the past 5-10 years and never get tired of wearing it. Acqua Di Gio has been around since 1996 and is still a massive seller, so you know from this that it is a successful product.
I would say it is definitely a summer smell as it is light fragrance. Though saying this, I wear it to work every day even in the winter. I work as a gym instructor and it works well as subtle but very fresh fragrance.
The bottle is a very basic shape with a simple pull off lid. It is easy to hold and apply to the body.
The first smells you get when spraying it on are very fresh with notes of Jasmine and Rosemary. It makes you feel light and energetic from the first spray. I usually spray 3-4times around the neck. I think only 1 or 2 sprays and you won't really notice it.
After it dries down a little you get marine notes and persimmon fruits. Usually at this stage I am just starting my work and too busy to notice the start of the dry down.
Gio dries down to cedar and patchouli and it lingers for a good few hours. I would say I can smell the fragrance on me for a good 6-7 hours. Some cheaper fragrances wouldn't last that long.
Gio is by far not a cheap fragrance. You pay for quality with these products. Sizes available are 30ml, 50ml, and 100ml with prices ranging from around £30 for the smallest size.
I would say it is most suitable for 21-29 but it would not feel out of place on any other age group. I seriously recommend smelling a tester.
I received an Armani Acqua Di Gio gift set for Chrismtas and to be honest my first thought was not another aftershave. I now have a massive collection of them with some I wear all the time and some I bought on spur of the moment that I have never used again.
As I had no familiarity with Acua Di Gio I assumed this was because I must have tried it in the shop and decided I didn't like it. Oh how wrong I was. I can't believe I have never noticed this aftershave before and it is quickly becoming one of my favourites.
Acqua Di Gio was first introduced in 1996 and I was surprised to discover it has been the number one best selling mens fragrance in America for years. I knew it must have been popular because I have seen the adverts but I had no idea it was that popular.
It contains top notes of Jasmine, Rosemary and Hespiradic notes.
The middle notes are Persimmon fruits and Marine notes whilst the base notes contain Cedar, Patchouli, White Musk and Rock Rose
As soon as I tried the aftershave it was love at first sniff for me. There is something that is just so familiar about it that I actually find it comforting and I know that when wearing it I am not going to stand out too much and there is no way that anyone could ever find this smell offensive.
The scent is actually very generic and similar to a lot of other aftershaves on the market and at first smell it could actually be mistaken for Issey Miakie however it isn't quite as intesnse and is a lot more subtle than that.
I find it absolutely ideal as an everyday any occassion aftershave and I know that it will it in just as well at the office as in a nighclub.
Telling you that I find it generic might put some people off but I really don't think it should because although it may be similar to other afershaves doesn't make it smell any less good.
As soon as you spray it you are hit with a light citrus smell and this soon develops into a more musky fragrance but still with that waft of lemon behind it. The words fresh and clean are used far too often when describing aftershaves but it really does work well for this one as that is exactly the feeling it gives off.
Although it is subtle it actually gives off quite an intense smell from just a couple of squirts and lasts for hours on the skin. Throughout the day I will still be able to smell the aftershave which is important to me as I don't wear an aftershave for other people's benefit but rather my own.
Although I wasn't very familiar with the aftershave I soon found out that nearly everyone else in the world seems to be and when I wear it I always receive comments from people saying how nice I smell and that they can tell I am wearing Acqua Di Gio. I do have some much moe distinctive aftershaves that I enjoy wearing but for me I have to be in the mood for a particular scent whereas with this I can just squirt it on when I am not particularly bothered by what I want to wear.
Despite the fact that it is so lovely and innoffensive there are two things that put me off slightly and that's the fact that I get a real feeling of teenager with this aftershave. For some reason I can't shake off the fact that I can see teenage boys bathing in bottles of this before they leave the house and that's not really the image I want to projet to people.
However this is my little quirk and not the fault of the aftershave.
The second thing is that I really don't like the design of the bottle. Some people may call it classic but to me it is just boring and old fashioned looking and it could really do with an update however as it sells so well Amani probably don't want to mess with it.
As it is so popular you can buy it pretty much anywhere that sells fragrances either online or on the highstreet. It comes in both 50ml and 100ml bottles and surprisingly to me at least since it is so popular it is right up on the more expensive side of aftershaves. Currently at boots a 50ml bottle will cost you £42.89 which seems way over priced to me for a 50ml bottle.
If you really like it and want to douse yourself in it then you can also buy the various different accompaniments for it such as all over shower gel and aftershave balm.
I would definately recommend this aftershave to people simply based on the fact I personally think it smells so nice. Yes it is generic but there is a reason it is so popular and sometimes it is nice to have a go to aftershave that you know you will like no matter what mood you might be in.
This is a fragrance that I think first appealed to me for two reasons. Firstly, the name of Giorgio Armani is famous, and I've heard some good things about his fragrances. Secondly, the bottle has an interesting design - a sort of frosted glass that looks distinctive but also quite classy - too many fragrances try too hard, I think, and just end up looking quite cheap.
I'm glad I bought it, and at forty pounds or so, I felt like this was fairly reasonable for what looked like a good fragrance - it has an appealing scent and lasts for a long time, and I really feel like I've got my money's worth. The smell is, I suppose, slightly fruity but in a subtle, quite masculine way that isn't too heavy or dominant - there's a bit of a sort of citric smell in it, but generally it's quite hard to classify - it just smells fresh and gently sweet on the nose. I think this is ideal, as you will smell good all day, but it's not that kind of fragrance which is too heavy or going to bother others.
The fragrance was launched in 1996, so it's been around for a while now, but it's only recently that I've been aware of it, and I think it's certainly one that I'll buy again. After having it for a year almost (I originally asked for it for Christmas, and although I didn't get it, I bought it for myself in the sales afterwards) I've barely used a third of the bottle, so if this lasts as long as it looks like it will, I'd definitely consider it great value, and I'll almost certainly buy another bottle afterwards. I think this is a really versatile fragrance that you can wear to work, or to go out, and it'll always seem to be right for the occasion. It's a great smell, and it's also long-lasting - I've put it on in the morning, and it's still there noticeably at the end of the day, slightly less strong but with a really nice deep and soft smell to it.
Overall, I think this is a great fragrance that's very good value for the money that you pay - I think it would make a great Christmas present (even for yourself!) and I would definitely recommend it.
Having used many Armani fragrances an liking most of them I thought I would give Acqua di Gio a try, The packaging is typical Armani corrugated white cardboard opens to a sleek hipflask type bottle, made of frosted glass giving the impression the contents are very cold, which does look very attractive on your bathroom shelf.
However it is the scent that fragrances are judged on. Armani are known for their distinct scents, me myself being a big fan of He. I was pleasantly surprised by Acqua di Gio's scent, at first it seems too powerful but after a minute or two it settles down dramatically, what it leaves is quite a musky floral nose which is slightly feminine but not overly. To compare to other fragrances I would put it somewhere between Light Blue and Joop. Both of which are favourites of mine.
One bug bear I have with Acqua di Gio is it isn't the longest lasting of fragrances. It's not bad but about 4 hours is the cut off point. This said my girlfriend loves it and other people have commented on it positively, I would definitely buy another product from the range simply because the fragrance has become a favourite of mine.
I bought this for my boyfriend after he commented on my own Aqua Di Gio when we first met. I am so glad I did.
Giorgio Armani was born in Piacenza, Italy in 1934, Giorgio Armani is one of the most celebrated and influential designers. Acqua Di Gio Cologne by Giorgio Armani was launched by the design house of giorgio armani in 1995, acqua di gio is classified as a refreshing, floral fragrance.
Frosted ice white glass bottle with the Acqua Di Gio writing on the front. Screw top on some and spray or lotion for others.
This aquatic, aromatic fragrance opens with a splash of fresh, calabrian bergamot (an aromatic fruit from Calabria, Italy) neroli (citrus oil) and green tangerine. It boasts a light mix of jasmine petal, crisp rock rose, rosemary, fruity persimmon (tomato shaped and apricot tasting fruit) and warm Indonesian patchouli (mint oil) to create a masculine scent.
I paid £32.99 for my boyfriends from Boots but there are other places that do them for a reasonable price. You could try Amazon or Ebay and some even have deals on postage. They do various sizes including minitures and also do lotions and all over body shampoo (or shower gel to you and me) as well.
This is a fresh and energising scent that is perfect for boys and men (16 years up to 60 years!) Go and get it for your blokes as mine gets loads of comments, much to my disgust!!
Ok, so I first bought this aftershave 6 months or so back after I was recommended it on a forum (Recommended aftershave on a forum, how geeky can you get!?) But make no mistake, a man cannot be seen as geeky whilst smelling like this.
Acqua Di Gio is a very understated aftershave, it looks it, and it smells it. It comes in a frosted glass bottle in a rounded rectangular shape, much more dignified than the extravagant looking bottles many fragrances come in these days. The writing on the bottle is also very modest, just a simple font stating the name of the aftershave.
Onto the smell itself, well, this is also a very dignified, modest smell a first, you open the bottle and think "Oh, that's nice", but then you apply it to your skin and think "Wow, that's absolutely amazing!". The fragrance changes unbelievably when you put it on your skin, there are earthy undertones to the smell that Armani stated there was, but not the kind of earthy undertones that smell like you've been rolling in mud all afternoon. It smells very natural and is overpowered delightfully by a fresh citrus kind of scent. Since I started using this i've had no ends to the amount of compliments i've had, and that's nothing to do with the fact I started taking more than one shower a year. The best thing is, it lasts as well, one application will do you proud for a whole night out.
The pric was also quite acceptable for such a nice fragrance, I got the 100ml bottle, an extra 10ml bottle and a free padlock for £23.99. Ok, it was on special offer so it would have cost £29.99 otherwise. It's available at many places now, I got mine from asos.com.
This is a definite night out fragrance. It cost quite alot for the amount you get, but it is so strong you wont be needing more than 1 spray! I got a free sample of this for joining The Perfume Shop newsletter. It smells so good! It is well woth the cost and you won't regret buying Acqua Di Gio. Armani really have done it again. It will make a great Christmas, Birthday or anniversary present for your friend family member. It has a unique smell that will get the ladies coming in no time!! A nice citrus summer scent that pulls girls from miles away. The bottle is made from solid frosted glass, which is quite plain but gives the fragnance a nice effect. The price is aroun £40-£50 pounds which is pricey, but what you are getting is worth it. If you use one or two sprays at a time, it wont get used up as quickly. A very nice scent, and from those I have, definately my best!
I love this fragrance. I have used many different male fragrances but especially, I love the smell of Giorgio Armani Gio and Issey miyake original.
Whenever I wear one of these two aftershaves, pretty much most of people tell me straight away saying" aw... you wear this this..? I love those smell " :) So, I guess this product is very popular amongst many people.
I noticed this Gio has become number 1 in sale for many years amongst other male fragrance products so, it reflects the popularity and credibility.
I like the fact the smell lasts long and lingering very subtly for a long time. You don't have to spray all over. Just couple of spray will be enough for delivering this beautiful scent to everybody.
I think this fragrance suits in any season especially, Gio will be perfect for the spring... full of scents but not over powering.
I guess every man should have this fragrance and wear it often :)
Ladies ladies ladies let me tell you. This stuff smells sooo good. I can smell it on a man from a mile away. My man wheres this and it just makes me melt. I for one would be the first one to say ohh cologne cant do that but I swear this does. Its hard to explain its not too strong. Oh my goodness it is just perfect. If you are looking for that ever so perfect gift for your man for christmas let this be it I'm telling you you will not be sorry. I can almost smell it just sitting here writing about it! It is a little pricey but let me tell you it is well worth the money that you pay for it , and you will not regret buying this. I wont ever have to worry about wht kind of cologne to buy again for my husband this one is definetly a keeper!
The item I am reviewing here is the 100ml Eau De Toilette, and to avoid any confusion, this is a MENS fragrance.
This item is described as being a sharp, aquatic fragrance, with a feel of sea air. It contains spicy rosemary blended with jasmine and citrus notes.
First off, I have to comment on the packaging - it is SO bland. So, ok, it says "Armani" on it, but even so, you would think they could make a bit more of an effort, and when you open the box up, things dont get any better as the bottle isnt anything special either... I decided that perhaps I was being a little to harsh with this so I decided to get a 2nd opinion from my other half, whose exact words were "its just a bottle" - I think that pretty much sums it up!
However, once you actually get past the blandness of the bottle, you are in for a treat - the fragrance itself is gorgeous - it certainly does conjour up aquatic images and such and it does indeed remind you of the sea air! - Im not usually one for being suckered in by marketing blurb like that, but this one does actually live up to the hype (maybe thats why they felt the need to completely overlook the packaging?). It's quite light and fruity, certainly more fruity than musky but somehow it's still VERY masculine.
Another thing I love about this fragrance is that, although its light, it DOES last a long time, and its also the kind of thing you can wear everyday due to it not being the slightest bit overpowering.
I think that this item is perhaps slightly overpriced for what it is, but then you are paying for the "Armani" name as much as anything!.
I would say that this is a pretty safe bet for a gift for someone who you know likes light citrusy fragrances due to its general inoffensiveness.
Ok boy's want to pull tonight? Well let me give you a dead cert that will get women giving you a second glance! Noooooooooo! Do not go out without any clothes on -have you seen how cold it is? The second glances will only be women pointing and sniggering! Nope if you want to get a second glance I really do suggest you go and invest in a bottle of Acqua Di Gio pour homme. This is basically a female magnet or as I might have drunkenly described it "a most shaggable aftershave". Ok so don't take my word for it take yourself down to Boot's and give it a quick sniff....... So you need a bit more convincing that this aftershave is going to make you a babe magnet then? Giorgio Armani the Italian fashion designer known for dressing half of Hollywood in the 80's launched ADG back in 1996 on the back of the very successful perfume baring the same name. With all things Armani you are talking one very classy number. After making your investment towards being the man, women look at twice you'll find yourself with a rather nice understated box containing the fragrance that perhaps should have been mass marketed as an aphrodisiac. This box with it's simple lettering will probably go unnoticed by all your mates if you leave it in the bathroom -so your not going to have the mick taken out of you for wearing some big girls blouse perfume! The bottle again is very masculine with a frosted glass effect and simple lettering stating Acqua Di Gio plainly on it.With it's square shape and simple lid this will not get muddled up with your partner/sisters/mum's perfume if they should share the same shelf space. Ok so you're now wanting to know exactly what it smells like aren't you? Armani marketed ADG as "A resolutely masculine fragrance born from the sea, the sun, the earth, and the breeze of a Mediterranean island." Ok now just stop panicking I'm not suggesting that you shell o
ut your hard earnt cash on a bottle of aftershave that's going to leave you smelling like a fish stall that's been out in the midday sun. This stuff really is good with a capital G - trust me I'm a nurse....... With a blend of the following notes: Marine Notes, Mandarin, Bergamot, Neroli, Persimmon, Rosemary, Nasturtium, Jasmine, Amber, Patchouli, Citrus. You might be slightly worried that you are going to end up with an aftershave that has a very earthy, slightly ethnic shop smell to it. Thankfully the patchouli is barely noticeable. What you will get is a fragrance that lingers very subtly, it's not like your cheaper in yer face type aftershave this screams a man with class who cares about his appearance. Ok so wearing it with your greasy overalls might not give the same effect! The notes blend into a very subtle aroma which can be described as clean,crisp, slightly woody with a soft citrus smell to it. It does tend to get better so I'm told as it mingles with the natural oils on your skin. As regards staying power it does not need replying for a good few hours so you'll be ok on that night out. So I've sold this pulling fragrance to you have I? But your wondering just how much this bottle of wonder stuff is going to cost you aren't aren't you? Obviously any thing that is going to have women falling at your feet is not going to come cheap! Look at it as an investment. An online search came up with the following as being the cheapest: www.strawberrynet.com Acqua Di Gio - Eau de Toilette 50mls - £20.70 and 100mls £28.30 - free postage This price compares very favourable to the £29.99 for 50mls in Boots and other High St shops. Highly recommended!!!! Thanks for reading Jo xx
Yes that?s right, the Ging is going to give his opinion on another aftershave and it?s going to be one of my all time favourites, Acqua De Gio by Giorgio Armani. Up until last year I had never smelt or seen this in the shops. That was the case until one night I agreed to look after my sister. My dad wandered into the room and the beautiful fragrance that is Acqua De Gio followed him. I was instantly hooked. Acqua de Gio is a fairly new fragrance for men, introduced to the UK market in 1995. I bought my bottle from the Armani shop in Manchester for £32.00 for a 50ml bottle. The actual bottle is very basic, with a rounded feel and frosted glass. The actual colour of the aftershave is a very pale green making it look extremely refreshing and modern. This being the 50ml bottle, it isn?t huge in size but it is easily identifiable by the ACQUA DE GIO and GIORGIO ARMANI written on the front in large black letters. The notes to ADG build this up like there is no tomorrow, stating that the fragrance is distinctly masculine in nature, with a transparent, fresh woody smell. Normally I?m not too keen on an aftershave that has a distinct woody smell, as personally I prefer the waft of light citrus. It?s far easier my nose and the noses of the people who have to be around me. Upon opening the bottle unlike other aftershaves you are not immediately struck by the smell. Had I not already smelt the product I would have been worried by this, and probably would have thought I?d just bought an expensive bottle of water. As the bottle is moved closer to the nose a fresh, remarkably light citrus smell can be detected, but strangely, nothing that resembled a woody smell! Once applied there seemed to be something of a smell explosion in my bathroom! This light fragrance on contact with skin changes dramatically. The light fresh smell is still evident, and a woody undertone was detected but the actual strength of the smell had been ma
gnified several times. After ADG had been applied for a few hours the smell was still noticeable, but it did become much lighter and the woody fragrance did go (thankfully) and I was left smelling gorgeous (even if I do say so myself). This stuff smells so good I have to remind myself not to smell my hands whenever I?ve used it at night. It?s addictive! This is an ideal gift for that man in your life and I believe it would appeal to everyone. Although at £32 for a 50ml bottle this isn?t for everyday use, it is however perfect for that special night out and will have heads turning, both male and female. This is a pulling fragrance if ever I smelt one and it lasts for well over 7 hours! Although I bought my bottle from Armani, it can be purchased from Bodycare (£27.99) and Boots (£29.99). In addition to the aftershave, Armani produce a range of smellies, soap, aftershave balm, body lotions all with the same devine smell. Giorgio Armani is associated with top quality products and I?m happy to say this stuff has never let me down. Top stuff! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Further information about products from Giorgio Armani can be found at www.giorgioarmani.com. The website is amazing and well worth a look. Thanks for taking the time to read and rate. Steve