“ Brand: Giorgio Armani / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Toilette / Gender: for Women „
I instantly loved this perfume as soon as I smelt it a few years back and my then boyfriend brought it for me as a present from the duty free in Singapore.
The perfume comes in 3 different sizes 30ml which costs around £20, 50ml which is about £30 and 100ml is around £40, although the price does differ from place to place, you may be able to find it even cheaper with lots of looking, but I have found this is a near on average price.
First impressions the packaging in a silver almost foil looking packet which holds a very plain silver box inside with a white Armarni logo on top. The silver outer has the Armarni logo on with City Glam written in a gorgeous baby pink colour on the side. The bottle is of a cylinder shape which is the same lighter pink as the writing in almost a metallic way with the City Glam logo which wraps around the bottle. Instead of having a lid on this it has a soft rubbery top which you press down to dispense the perfume. If you are not particularly girly please don't be put off by the packaging!
This perfume is described as "Fun, Flirty and Effortless". Which I have to completely agree with.
The top notes are blackcurrant, plum and coriander. With the heart notes of bulgarian rose, freesia and heliotrope and the base notes are patchouli, crystal moss, white musk and wood.
Although it sounds at first like a slightly odd mixture it definitely isn't odd smelling! At first it seems quite heavy but it does wear down into a gorgeous smell. I have found it wears the best out of all my perfumes and it has lasted me a very long time.
I tend to only wear this at in the evenings as it is quite a musky smell but you could definitely wear this during the day too!
All in all I would give it a 10/10!
City Glam by Emporio Armani is quite a modern but expensive smelling scent, I first received this perfume as a Christmas present and it is one of my occasional use perfumes. This fragrance used to be quite expensive like most Emporio Armani fragrances, however it is possible to pick this up cheaper now from discount perfume retailers. For example it is possible to pick up a 30ml Eau De Parfum for £14.62 from Perfume Point.
The City Glam bottle looks very pretty and girly and also quite modern. The bottle is a cylinder shape and coated in a metallic light pink colour. The text Emporio Armani City Glam is printed upper case around the bottle in silver, this makes the text stand out and look very modern and expensive. The Armani logo is situated at the top and Armani letters are embossed into the bottle around the bottom. The perfume bottle doesn't have a lid as such, to spray the perfume there is a soft section on the top which you press down and the perfume sprays from the side of the bottle. This could be a little dangerous as the perfume could possibly spray in your bag but I think there would have to be something pretty heavy pushing on the lid for this to happen. The perfume is also packaged in a box which comes in a very modern looking silver foil wrapper with pink city glam writing printed on it.
The fragrance is quite heavy smelling when you first spray it on but it does spray in a quite a fine spray so the initial hit soon wears into a nice subtle scent. I generally wear it day and night. And for many ocassions; work, days out, nights out. Due to the perfume being slightly overpowering initially only a spritz or two is needed. Emporio Armarni describe the perfume as "A glamorously intoxicating, fruity and mischievous chypre: Bulgarian rose, mirabelle plum, Indian patchouli and crystal moss." Which has top notes of black currant buds, mirabelle plum and coriander, 'middle notes' of Bulgarian rose and floral notes and 'base notes' of Indian parchouli, crystal moss and white musks. Now I have never even heard of half these ingredients and a lot of them sound quite strange but the perfume certainly doesn't smell strange it has a unique but very attractive smell. The musky and floral tones are probably most prominent although reading the description the fruity smell that is quite strong must be the black currant buds. The smell of the perfume seems to last quite a while, all throughout the day at least and if I wear it during winter I can always smell it on my scarf the next day.
I happily wear this perfume on the odd occasion as I have lots of different perfumes, I do like the smell of it and would be likely to replace it due to the cheap price that it is available for. All in all a more modern perfume which I think Armani are aiming at the younger market than classics such as 'She' which I would say is aimed at all age ranges.
This is one of my favourite perfumes. I bought a bottle when I was at the airport flying to new york and I fell in love with it. It's a very girly scent, quite sweet smelling and sensuous. I have tried loads of different perfumes and this one of the better ones.
At 32.50 for 30ml (thats what I paid anyway, and that was at duty-free!) It's probably not the cheapest one you could buy, but it is definitely worth it. I always get compliments about smelling nice after putting this on. The bottle is lovely too.
I'm quite a girly girl which may be why I like it so much, if you are not really into that kind of stuff then this probably isn't the right perfume for you but I would definitely recommend it as i think it is fabulous, even if it is tiny bit pricy .
Vibrant and bewildering, City Glam for Women enters into the game of seduction with youthful and impertinent notes: The thrill of pear sorbet blended with the sparkle of cassis and the murmur of star anise / The magic continues with sensual, delicate flowe