Acqua di Giò Absolu 2018

Acqua di Giò Absolu by Giorgio Armani
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Acqua di Giò Absolu is a perfume by Giorgio Armani for men and was released in 2018. The scent is fresh-sweet. It is being marketed by L'Oréal. Pronunciation
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6.8349 Ratings
Longevity
7.1305 Ratings
Sillage
6.9300 Ratings
Bottle
7.7333 Ratings
Value for money
6.8115 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 26.01.2023.
Interesting Facts
The face of the advertising campaign is model Jason Morgan, photographed by Matthew Brookes and filmed by François Rousseau.
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Top Review 14  
Footprints full of jelly babies
The lovers and "experts" were massively disappointed, the current generation (especially the girls) likes it very much - what do I think about the "absolute" of the Armani fresh-food permanent burner ?

I think he has some beginnings of a successful facelift. Fruity, racy, modern. From today's point of view definitely more wearable and "sexier" than the original, not quite as "straight" and "pale" (not my words!). Intense and on the ravages of time, but still far from being a cotton candy bomb like some of the competition. But the spark won't really fly with me, I would still go for the classic again and again... My rating shows: I like the "Absolu", I will keep it (at least this summer) in my collection. It's clean, juicy, combines (slightly pungent chemical) fruit compote with a cold shower and the typical sea breeze DNA of the past. It is not one that needs to hide completely, by far not a total failure for me. Just the appearance alone smells good - and as I said before, he is a real hit, women U30 are really into it. But he is not for connoisseurs. Anything but that. He has a showery nature, little depth and strangely enough he deteriorates the original in its pure aura. Many tart tastes and older semesters simply don't get along with fruity men's fragrances. But I like him somewhere between his father's perfume, "Aqcua Amara" by Bulgari with a good shot of barrel spray. Light Coke/Fanta vibes are already there. Maybe the understatement of the 90's idol just doesn't get along with the fruity penetrance of today. But for me he still seems to be a very appealing all-rounder, a polarizing update of an indisputable.

Flacon: simply beautiful and stylish. From the thick glass to the colour to the woody lid - simply big!
Sillage: stronger and clearer than the original, just adapted to current standards - but now also no total screamer! Durability: lasts long, the last third / the base is only very discreet - 7 hours.

Conclusion: of course not a classic like the Oiginal - but (recently) not the most popular offshoot in the range. A fruity and showery alternative for all young people who find the classic too "outdated" and quiet. I can hardly understand the scolding of the "Absolu", but not really. There were probably always a bit too high expectations at work...
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Top Review 11  
A Acqua di Gio to discover
Granted, he's a little out of line. The profumo sovereign and masculine with its frankincense sea note in the base, the EdT Spray or Essenza as a fresh counterpart.
Where should the Absolu line up?
Whoever approaches the fragrance with this black and white expectation will be disturbed. It does not fit into the drawn picture of these two bestselling fragrances.
Otherwise I can't explain the rather poor overall rating at the moment.
Well then... with distance and the necessary openness: it bears the name, it fills the usual bottle and yet it is not.
He begins his own and ends his own, his kinship can be guessed at most, and yet he has completely convinced me with his citric-fruity beginning and elegant-warm, slightly maritime-fruity ending appearance, which at no time seems overloaded or intrusive.
The proximity to the Invictus family cannot be denied, but it does not adhere to this unpleasant synthetics and forms its own class.
H/S are average to slightly above average.

In short: Have the courage, be unbiased and with a little luck you will be able to enjoy a fragrance of your own kind that is absolutely justified in price!
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Perfect perfume for the summer
My first rating in the community as a newcomer! The Absolu is quite fresh, a bit fruity, the heart note seems woody and masculine, which I think is perfect for the summer.

It has hardly anything in common with the original Acqua Di Gio Edt anymore, rather the Italian spirit still remains (the typical elegantly dressed man who walks through the summer avenue with his shirt on).

For comparison I would rather use the "ADG Profondo", which has very strong similarities in the base note.
After long testing in the drugstore I would rate it like this:

Absolutely: male young
Absolu Instinct: male older
Profondo: male sporty
Profumo: most male + single

At the beginning a little bit pungent, but in the daily routine a very good scent which is not obtrusive and invites you to sniff.

Will remain in the collection!
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The name is misleading
With Acqua di Gio and Alberto Morillas one expects the typical AdG EdT DNA. The perfume here is only very subliminally present, if at all. The AdG Absolu is a sweet, spicy, a little bit fresh fragrance.
I usually like to use AdG EdT or AdG Profumo while exercising, even indoors. This one is definitely too heavy for sports activities and also for everyday indoors, office or similar. Don't misunderstand, Absolu is not a bad scent. You can smell out the stated fruity, woody and maritime notes. But the fragrance is also artificial and heavy.

Ausgehduft for cold days. Intrusive sillage and durability (8h loose). Does he go in the direction of Le Male or One Million because Acqua di Gio. Price ok if you are looking for a heavy, sweet fragrance. BUT PLEASE TEST BEFORE AND DO NOT BE MISLED BY THE NAME!
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Bad copy of Hawas/Invictus
I am a big fan of the Acqua di Gio series especially as the Profumo is my signature fragrance. The new Absolu, on the other hand, has nothing in common with the AdG DNA. It reminds me strongly of Hawas & Invictus only more synthetic. Apple with some melon I smell but something disturbs me extremely...I think it's lavender. It is not indicated in the fragrance pyramid, but you will notice it already. Where the so-called maritime notes remain is a mystery to me to link to the AdG DNA. At the end some wood comes out but that's it. I think they wanted to go something towards mainstream here but for whom? With the price the alternatives are better and project also with their Sillage stronger
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MrHonestMrHonest 5 years ago
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This is Armani's answer to Dylan Blue. The mid is very similar. I wouldn't even call this a flanker. It's simply a missmash of best sellers.
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Dan81Dan81 3 years ago
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Famous JF and youtubers announced their distaste but it has the Gio DNA that I love, with Invictus party feel that matches. Like it a lot!
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 4 years ago
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Fresh and Woody at the same time , well balanced, it's the perfect scent to wear in autumn . Quite good sillage and particular bottle
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JMWeedJMWeed 1 year ago
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Fresh scent with a sweet undertone, a summer/spring reach for sure. A slight nod to Invictus, but still very different.
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ChicoRoch1ChicoRoch1 1 year ago
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I love it!
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