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.

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Fragrance Notes

Fruity notes, Marine notes, Woody notes, Guatemala patchouly

Ratings

Scent

6.4 (191 Ratings)

Longevity

7.1 (164 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (160 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (184 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 20.06.2020.

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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7
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7
Longevity
5
Sillage
9
Bottle
Leimbacher
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Very helpful Review    8  
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...
7.5
Scent
10
Longevity
8
Sillage
6
Bottle
ScentSlave

71 Reviews
ScentSlave
ScentSlave
   1  
This is another one that gets a bad rep...
... but it doesn’t deserve such a bad rating. Is it original? No, but it’s quite a nice fragrance that performs EXCEPTIONALLY well. Longevity is EASILY over 9hrs. The sillage bubble has about a 2ft radius, so it’s NOT a beast, but it more than makes up for it in longevity. You can still detect the Acqua DNA, but it’s got a few added kicks.

Again, not an “original beast”, but it does “enough” to be a decent scent that’s worthy of at least a look on the fragrance counter at Dillards.
8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Dan81

17 Reviews
Dan81
Dan81
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Summer Gio
I like Acqua di Gio Absolu a lot.
Albeit it's not love, but I like it a lot and I don't think this scent should be rated at 6.3. It's been called a flop and what not, but I will stand up and declare my strong like, sorry not love, but a strong like for you.

I used to love the original Gio DNA 20 years ago. I love it so much that I don't mind the mindless flanker creation; what's wrong with it if an amazing scent comes out like Profumo right?
Yes this absolu has similarities to Invictus but I again, so what? Invictus by itself is too synthetic and headache inducing for me. The synthetic fruity components in Gio Absolu are mixed well with the core Acqua di Gio DNA that it "adds" fruits to the masterpiece that gives youthful vibe. Frankly I can't say the same for the newer absolu instinct, which seems even more confused where it needs to stand between absolu and profumo. Point being I think Gio Absolu is a great addition to the line up. I like wearing it as I find it uplifting. It gets compliments fine. My favorite part is to switch over to Profumo. I start off the pool/beach/day time with Gio Absolu, then use Gio Profumo for the evening.

So I will be rocking this not-so-appreciated gem this summer during the day.
5
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5
Longevity
6
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7
Bottle
MrInfinite
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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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Sroh
Top Review    10  
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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5
Scent
7
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
RaySilvers
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Less helpful Review    2  
Lumberjack Style
At first I liked him, then he got on my nerves because of his banality and the biting, woody and inelegant spice. It projects well and holds well, but if you're not wearing a check shirt to a stadelfest, you smell a bit like rough, unpolished pumper macho. This rough woody note bites itself with the acqua di gio aquaticity.

Statements

Dan81Dan81 45 days ago
8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
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!
JoaoMartinsJoaoMartins 22 months ago
0.5
Scent
6
Bottle
Almost as bad as the original
Jazzy76Jazzy76 23 months ago
8
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Fresh and Woody at the same time , well balanced, it's the perfect scent to wear in autumn . Quite good sillage and particular bottle
MrHonestMrHonest 2 years ago
6.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
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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