Summary: I only purchased the mini in this fragrance and before I received it in the mail I had the opportunity to try it at a local perfume discount store, the SA sprayed it on me and I didn't like it one bit and thought....oh dear I have wasted my money....but when my mini bottle arrived and when I try it I was really impressed (perhaps the store sample had gone off - who knows).
Summary: I bought this perfume for its staying power in the summer- more of a blind buy actually. Then I found out that It has notes of sticky sweet sugar (Not Britney spear's fantasy type) but more like store brought sticky sweet lemonade. the dry down is a combination of cedar notes and artificial smelling watery notes which makes me want to nauseate. My search for a good summer perfume continues...
Summary: I like this scent. It is okay for a feeling of coolness on a Summer's day -- or for enveloping oneself in a cool/fresh fragrance to match the coolness/freshness of Winter. I have used my 30ml bottle and I've enjoyed wearing this, but I think that there are other perfumes out there which I like better or even love. Acqua di Gioia does not smell bad at all -- it's just not my type of scent.
Summary: I do agree that this fragrance has perfect lasting power. I can smell it after few days on my clothes. And it is quite special, because all my fragrances are fruity-floral-fresh scents and nothing lasts as long as Acqua Di Gioa. It is worth the money.