Reviews and Problems with Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gioia
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Summary: A very beautiful, deep musky scent. Stays true to the Acqua part in its name; has this marine scent. It's like what you'd smell if you chanced upon a mermaid combing her hair, radiating this scent. It's not for everyone, I understand, especially those who easily are allergic to strong perfumes. Spraying on too much, you're bound to make someone have a sneezing fit in an elevator.
Summary: Acqua di Gioia is a very nice, fresh, everyday perfume. I bought it on taxfree because I needed a less expensive perfume to bring with me in my gym bag, and did not expect it to become one of my go-to's. Lately it has been the perfume I reach for everyday, and it works for almost every occasion. On me the citrus dries down pretty fast, and I'm left with a fresh just-showered jasmine-mint-pepper scent.
Summary: I've had Acqua di Gioia for a while and reviewed it previously, but it's only recently that I've fallen in love with it all over again and adopted it as my signature. I like aquatics, but it has a little more depth and lasting power than most, and more mainstream appeal. I'm not sure I would label it as strongly aquatic; the ending is dryer and warmer, and it doesn't have any of those oft-polarizing water, ozonic, salty, or marine notes.
Summary: You'd think from the name "Acqua di Gioia" that the juice inside the bottle would be lush, and reminiscent of clear waters. On me, however, the freshness of the lemon and mint are virtually non-existent, and the musty brown sugar and heady white florals dominate, making it more of a spring fragrance than a summer one. It's been about 6.5 hours and the brown sugar is gone, but the headiness is still there, wearing closely to the skin.
Summary: The top notes of lemon and mint are unremarkable and basic. A cheap pepper starts to invade Acqua di Gioia in the beginning minutes it's sprayed, which hardly gives me hope. Once you get to the heart, a lovely symphony of peony, labdanum, jasmine and mint comes alive, although the sillage is barely there. AdG is hardly a bad perfume but it's a wallflower or "background music" scent--never mind the room freshener smell of the opening notes.
Summary: A very conventional sweet, clean, and marine scent-- common place and undistinguished. Has some lemony notes up top, along with faceless florals in the mid section and laundry musk in the base. However, all these are overpowered by the persistent marine notes. Not a fan of this genere.