Reviews and Problems with Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Essenza
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7 March 2014
Summary: The top notes lack the peachy pineapple character of the original, but otherwise is quite similar compared to the original. The green-floral middle notes appear to be blended better and a are a tad less generic, but the base is as unexciting as the original version. Adequate silage and projection on my skin, and a somewhat better longevity of about five hours. In the end I prefer this flanker to the original.
Summary: Superb This got me by surprise. My wife bought a bottle of this in Aruba for me and when I saw it I was disapointed but when I wore it, man, it smelled just wonderful. To me this is the real thing as far as ACQUAS is concerned. It has a soft menthol touch like Issey Miyake Bleue but it is softer and calming. I can't stop smelling it. Smells superb. Last the whole day. Projects balancely. Love it.
Summary: I never really liked Aqua di Gió. For me it was too sharp and manly in a generic kind of way. Slumping Essenza and EdP on a heavier bottle was a very good marketing gimmick but that says nothing about the quality of the juice really. So Essenza is similar to the original, to me it’s still too sharp and commonplace manly. On my skin it mellows down after 10 minutes but the accord is thoroughly unpleasant.
The item sold by amazon smells different and doesnt last long
2 January 2014
Summary: I recently purchased this item from Amazon (ships by and sold from Amazon). First of all, it doesn't last nearly as long as the Essenza I bought from Macy's. After a few hours, I can't even smell it. Whereas the one I got from Macy's lasts more than a day. Smell is also different. Bottle seems to be legitimate with the magnetic cap and matching serial numbers. So, either this is a very watered down Essenza or it is not stored properly.
Summary: Looks legit but its not serial number on back of box had. A number cut out. Piece of paper to cover it. Plastic wrap from bottom and top had glue stains. Way to go amazon. Thought amazon sold high quality products. NOT. Will be more careful when buying products on amazon from now on.