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Acqua di Gio grows up
Acqua di Gio Profumo (AdG) - currently number 30 of the most popular men's fragrances here at Parfumo. Surely not for nothing one could think, especially if you consider the general popularity of this fragrance. Whether here in the forum, on YouTube or Facebook - Profumo seems to be by far the most appreciated water of the Acqua di Gio series by Armani among perfume lovers. As you can already see here, a lot of comments have already been written. Funnily enough, I haven't commented on this yet, but on the new AdG Profondo, which is inspired by Profumo. That's why I now add my mustard, because I've had the fragrance for almost 2 years :D I owned the original Acqua di Gio many years ago. For me it was always an all-round freshness, nothing special, but a fragrance that everyone likes and especially casually can always be worn on warmer days.
AdG Profumo raises the original by one level, firstly obviously by the fragrance concentration of eau de toilette on perfume, secondly from a casual fragrance to one that appears much more elegant and thirdly from a simple aquatic to a spicier, more complex fragrance. However, Profumo does not completely lose its original maritime AdG DNA, but rather underpins it in a new more mature, spicy direction. You get fresh and spicy practically throughout the entire fragrance process. It remains quite linear and synthetic throughout, but synthetic in an appropriate and really good way. Especially rosemary and sage can be identified. Frankincense I honestly do not feel. Much more can't be said at all. The fragrance is very easy to understand because of its linearity. The nice thing is that the spiciness also contributes to the fact that Profumo is wearable on cooler days as well as warm days. In addition, the versatility remains absolutely unchanged, whether casual or elegant, Profumo is an absolutely chic fresh companion for leisure time, the office, dates etc. For me personally, it is even one of the few fresh fragrances that I would say would go very well with a suit. So basically it works (almost) always.
However, on my skin Profumo is neither a durability nor a silage monster. Not even remotely. The scent is very close to my skin very quickly. The weak Sillage may of course also be due to the fact that it is a perfume and due to the lower alcohol content it may simply have less radiance? I don't know but that would be my theory. Unfortunately it only lasts about 5 hours. And he smells so good... The inner CEO, who wants to be noticed, doesn't pay attention to me.
In the end I still have to say: "Jo, he will always be part of my collection anyway". And I certainly don't want to have it replaced by the new Profondo.