Name: Acqua Di Giò Pour Homme Eau De Toilette
Brand: Giorgio Armani
What I liked:
– fresh aquatic scent
– pleasant and inoffensive, it can be worn on any occasion
– good sillage
– staying power isn’t bad for an eau de toilette
What I didn’t like:
– generic and boring
Acqua Di Giò Pour Homme may be marketed to men, but this is a scent that women can wear as well. Maybe that’s why they like it so much too. Created in 1996, it was inspired by the beautiful island of Pantelleria, where Giorgio Armani went on holiday. Its juice is supposed to capture the salty water, the breezy air and the warmth of the sun that make Pantelleria such a loved holiday destination. But, does it deliver?
Well, Acqua Di Giò is very fresh and aquatic, but it is also… boring. A mild burst of citrus, sprinkled with hints of rosemary, hits your nose first, followed by a salty, but generic, aquatic accord. It’s fresh and reminds me of the sea, although in a slightly synthetic way. When this too fades, you’re left with a warm woody musky base. I can also smell whiffs of amber.
Acqua Di Giò Pour Homme is a very pleasant scent. It’s one of those concoctions that don’t offend anyone and can therefore be worn anywhere. You can spritz it on before leaving for the office, or for a sporty afternoon outdoors with friends or even for a romantic date.
Sometimes, a scent that fits all occasions is just what you need. But if you’re looking for something edgy, daring or creative, you’ll be sorely disappointed. Acqua Di Giò Pour Homme likes to play it safe. All the time. However, it only lasts seven hours on the skin before it starts to fade. Sillage is good. The scent doesn’t stay too close to the skin, but it’s not overpowering either.
Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Giò Pour Homme Eau De Toilette is a fresh and aquatic scent with good sillage and average staying power. Pleasant and inoffensive, it can be worn, on any occasion, by both sexes. However, it lacks personality and creativity.