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I'm coming towards the end now of reviewing my boyfriend's extensive fragrance collection which lives on top of the bathroom cabinet. This Emporio Armani He aftershave is actually one of my favourites. To look at it's not like a normal fragrance, looking more like a bottle of body spray. It's about the size of an Impulse body spray bottle, but it is completely black. To apply the fragrance you just press down on the top of the container rather than having to push down an actual nozzle. One downside of this bottle is that there is no way of telling how much of the fragrance is left in the bottle.
This very plain bottle contains 100 ml. Looking on Amazon it costs around £50 for a bottle this size so it is not the cheapest. There seem to be several different fragrances which have similar bottles, and I nearly put this review in the wrong place on dooyoo.
Amazon describes the fragrance as "natural, sparkling blend of Japanese yuzu, sage and cardamom that harmonize with mosssy, precious woods and warm musks. The mood is natural, refined and dynamic." It really is a lovely scent, certainly very masculine, and perfect for a night out. I do think it smells fresh and like the woods, and a bit citrussy which will be the Japanese yazo - I reviewed another aftershave the other day with this in it!
I would recommend this aftershave. It is one of my favourites in my boyfriend's collection and I like the smell of him when he is wearing it.
4 out of 5 stars from me.
Launched quite a while ago in 1998, it recieved all the marketing you would expect from a fragrance. This was the first armani fragrance that I had ever had, in fact before this one id only had CKone. In 2003 , a limited edition of this fragrence called 'He Night' was released, womens versions were also released, the original being a white version and the limited edition being a red version, but I dont know what they smelt like obviously.
This is a warm, spicy fragrance which includes basil, cardamom and vetiver and creates a very masculine tone, complimented greatly by cedar, sandalwood and musk.
What strikes you most is the power of the fragrance, its not too powerful as you might expect in with a higher end fragrence like this, unlike armani code and gucci envy, you can give it two or three sprays and its just enough to make you smell nice and not smell like a city banker on the morning after a christmas party trying to conceal the stench of booze ! The scent of an average amount will stay on for about 3-4 hours without re- application.
The other point is the bottle, its innovative and distinct, and designed by Fabien Baron. There is nothing else out there on the market. In short it looks like a mace can. Its a long cylindrical metal tube, flattened at the end, plastic on the inside and it has a rubber top, which is matt black. You press the rubber on the top and the spray comes out, it feels slightly satisfying. There is no after drip aswell...always a bonus.
Because its thin metal and not glass and 'heres the science bit' this was my favourite bottle to travel abroad with...the metal container is much much lighter the a big thick glass container that you get on other fragrences.
The only problem with the design is that as it is not translucent in any way so you cannot see how much of the fragrance is left, you can tell by the weight obviously but this is not an exact science.
I wouldnt say that there is an age limit on this fragrance, the smell is very universal.
You can buy it online, through Amazon at £27.99 for 50ml, the price has not gone down very much in the last 13 years, the bottle comes in 30ml or 50ml sizes. It also has a 100ml bottles for around £50
I had this scent a couple of years ago, bought in the duty free shop on a trip to Spain. I was lured by the name and the adverts if I'm honest, but for whatever reason my small piece of Armani couture never really caught my attention. Armani 'He' is an Eau de Toilette aimed at the man about town, at first glance the packaging looks pretty poor and although it will appeal to many, I still think its looks let it down.
Where can you buy it:
You can buy it online, through Amazon at £29.99 for 50ml, or via any number of fragrance selling websites, you can also buy it in Superdrug, Boots or Debenhams for similar prices, or via Duty Free, the bottle comes in 30ml or 50ml sizes. It is also available in 100ml bottles for around £50, there are also matching deodorant sprays and shower gel at around £22 each.
How does it look:
In my view this is one of its biggest downfalls, if you took the name Armani from it, it looks pretty tacky, it comes in a foil bag and is just a plain black oblong ceramic bottle, the bottle is not so bad but the packaging screams cheap to me. The bottle wasn't so great as I found the spray mechanism over time didn't work as well as most I have used in the past, and really didn't like it.
The packaging seems to me to want to have the Japanese minimalist look but fails and looks awful on the shelves in boots next to more elegantly and thoughtfully branded competition.
How does it smell:
Musky and woody would be my initial thoughts, it has a harmony of the two, with some Japanese product, yuzu, which I really don't know anything about, for me it has a warm barky smell, it is comforting and definitely for an elder guy, when I had it I was too young for it I think and it put me off.
The smell is more for a charming suit wearer than a young ne'erdowell travelling the globe, so perhaps I bought it at the wrong time. Its not a bad smell, in many ways it would give off the perfect impression in a meeting or formal occasion, I just timed it wrong with my buy and would be in a better place now to try it again.
The tone of the scent is slightly deep and moody, it's has good staying power and lasts long after I thought it would, so on that level it does provide good value for money.
My issues with the product were that because the bottle was awkward to use and never seemed to be spraying much I used it too often too quickly and at its price it proved awful value over a short period of time.
The packaging wasn't to my taste, the bottle is too niche for me and the smell didn't suit me at that time in my life, for thirtysomethings who want a small black bottle to match their décor and a smell that is warm, comforting and generally gives a good impression, I would recommend it though.
I like to smell good and I think its great to be able to change the way I feel with a different aftershave or eau de toilette. I like this armani as it is an easy smell for me to wear.
I have this one and the red charity one from the same range and like them both. When I got this one it was from Debenhams and I paid £17.99. The armani was on a clearance offer but only in this one at the time.
I also got a free satchel bag which was a bonus for me. My armani came in a plastic wrap which I had to open to reveal my eau de toilette. All the armani from this range is packed this way, both mens and womens.
My bottle of this is like a small canister and I can easily store it if I need to take it with me as it is small and compact. To spray this I push down on the top part which has a rubber top and then the spray comes out in a small amount.
I think the smell of the armani he is very good on me. It is one that lasts well and people comment about how good it is. My bottle is 50mls in size and it lasts very well.
When I wear this I can sense the sage in it which gives it a lot of interest for me. The musky aroma is strong and warm and it lasts a long time but gets softer over a few hours. I can still smell the warm spiced aroma for a long time after using this.
I think this is very manly and strong and it gives me confidence when I wear it. I got mine very cheap as it is more than that usually. I would recommend this if you like a woody smelling fragrance as it is great to wear.
Last summer I bought a couple of Calvin Klein fragrances (CK One Summer and CK In2U) which were on unbelievable offers and they have recently run out so I was in the market for a new fragrance and wanting to try something I had not used before I opted to have a look at some different fragrances and having heard good things about this one and liking many of Giorgio Armani's other fragrances I took the plunge and tried this one in My local Boots store. The soap like packaging was something different to the norm and caught my eye surrounded by other fragrances which were boxed.
**He Eau De Toilette**
This fragrance was launched in 1998 and is one of Giorgio Armani's top men's fragrances. I had been very impressed with the Armani fragrances I had owned in the past and remember loving the Black version of this fragrance. This is a spicy fragrance which blends basil, cardamom and vetiver together to create a very nice scent which is complimented by the addition of the cedar, sandalwood and musk. With this particular fragrance you press down on the top of the bottle and the soft rubbery top will push down and will spray out the fragrance. There is also a limited edition of this fragrance called He "Night" which was released in 2003.
This Giorgio Armani fragrance was designed by perfumer Sophie Labbé and was released in 1998, The bottle was designed by Fabien Baron. Let's get onto the fragrance now. It features top notes of the citrus of Yuzu, the sharpness of Sage and the herb Cardamom which lasts for around a couple of hours Until it leads into the middle note.
Now the fragrance changes to the middle notes of Vetiver which has a nice light grassy scent. Vetiver is more commonly known in the plant world as Chrysopogon zizanioides. These note tends to last around two to three hours and then leads into the bottom notes which subtly change the overall scent.
Here are the bottom notes of the fragrance and The first note here is the Woody scent of Cedarwood which is mixed with other woody scents of Guaiacwood, Sandalwood and these are topped off by the Musky scent which starts to fade after around 4 hours until it needs to be reapplied if need be.
I would recommend this fragrance for daytime wear, Night-time wear and just about every occasion you would think of. It's strong and yet light at the same time and that is the main reason it's so versatile. I would recommend the fragrance for people from 18-45. This is a fragrance that is equally at home in a club or at work or indeed at Home. I look for a fragrance that is suitable for different use as what's the point in buying an expensive fragrance that you can really only use at certain times.
Emporio Armani He is a fragrance I have owned for a number of years now following on from my purchase of Emporio Armani White and am please to say that this is another one that manages to stand up well in the face of fierce competition from a hugely lucrative marketplace.
The fragrance itself was originally launched back in 1998 to offer up an excellent option for the modern man looking for a day wear fragrance. The fragrance offers up a sharp, woody and mossy smell that manages to be extreme in its masculinity. With a blend of spices, basil, cardamom, vetiver and accented with cedar, sandalwood and musk the fragrance manages to have a classy smell to it that manages to be pleasant on the senses whilst not overpowering the rest of your ensemble.
Working well with any daywear and suiting the modern man who has some confidence in who he is this amazingly good quality fragrance that sits well in the marketplace as one not overpriced yet giving terrific quality in its packaging, scent and longevity is an excellent fragrance to add to your daywear collection and one I highly recommend.
Emporio Armani He EDT Gender: for Men / A natural, sparkling blend of Japanese yuzu, sage and cardamom that harmonize with precious woods and warm musks.