Acqua di Giò pour Homme (1996)Eau de Toilette

Acqua di Giò pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Giorgio Armani
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Acqua di Giò pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Giorgio Armani for men and was released in 1996. The scent is fresh-aquatic. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Jasmine, Lime, Mandarin, Orange, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCyclamen, Freesia, Hyacinth, Coriander, Marine notes, Peach, Reseda, Rose, Violet
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Musk, Patchouli, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (876 Ratings)

Longevity

6.6 (629 Ratings)

Sillage

6.3 (590 Ratings)

Bottle

6.9 (603 Ratings)
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5
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5
Sillage
7
Bottle
Philos
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Philos
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I used to love the fragrance, I was not interested in perfume at that time.
Acqua di Giò pour Homme is without doubt a classic that has been on the market for years. I used to be given fragrances from time to time, but at some point I decided on Acqua di Giò and made it my signature fragrance, without even knowing what it is. It doesn't smell bad either, but today, precisely because I'm now really interested in fragrances, some things have become important to me. For example, I have worn the fragrance all year round (so much for my understanding of fragrance at that time).

Let's start with the Sillage, which is weak to say the least, just like the durability. In my opinion, it fades away after 1-2 hours. I've had my last bottle for a while now too, I guess two years. But it was always in the dark, so I don't think that's why.

To the fragrance itself. For me, it just smells sour now. It's like spraying lemon concentrate. Maybe I have to test the scent again from a fresh bottle, I don't know, but I think I remember that the scent is just like that. I just retested it. It just lacks masculinity and above all variety. I have the feeling that the fragrance hardly changes over time and as long as you can still smell it. The fragrance does not ignite the "Summer Vibe" or the Maritime/Mediterranean experience that I hope for from a fresh summer scent
I don't want to tear up the scent, because there was a time when I liked to smell it and many people still do, but maybe I just "outgrew" the scent
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8.5
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6
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Dan81

17 Reviews
Dan81
Dan81
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Ocean joy
Acqua di Gio was a big shock for me when it first came out. Immediately purchased it as a teenager when it came out in the 90s as I was completely mesmerized. Until then I had worn Chanel Egoiste, an odd choice for a teenage boy but that is what I liked, then CK one happened. The freshness was refreshing, and I remember my interest shifting towards something more masculine. I was very disappointed to come across Cool water, as that smelled like soapy fresh cut green to me than the ocean. Acqua di Gio, with its beautiful marine notes absolutely captured and registered as ocean. The blending with citrus and the Jasmine is so iconic that there is no wonder it became the all time best seller for men's cologne.

What more can be said about Acqua Di Gio? I still love this fragrance despite owning the newer flankers.
Would I still purchase the original? It's a difficult no. I do believe his successful flankers are more modern and improved on performance. Namely the profumo but I also like Absolu a lot. The reason I like these two scents, is absolutely because of the undeniable ozone scent pillar that it continues to hold up. I like them because where they came from and believe each are great creations. But the original would only serve the purpose of being a wall flower in my collection with occasional sniffing should he join, so I will not do that to my favorite scent. His legacy will be carried on by his new flankers who I will test every time they come out. I wasn't a fan of the profundo or Absolute extreme, but that is not going to stop me from pilgrimaging Gio flanker releases.
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Timsen
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Very helpful Review    14  
Back to the roots...
After being a silent reader of this thoroughly likeable community for about half a year now, I decided to write my first comment. I have thought about it for a long time, because, to be honest, I didn't dare for a long time, due to the fact that there are really very informative and partly also professional comments to be read here - to do justice to this claim and to write comments, which also have an added value for other members, is surely anything but easy for "newcomers" at first. But as they say: All beginnings are hard. In this respect, you will surely forgive me if this comment seems insufficient to you:).

I would like to dedicate my first comment to the perfume, which was also my first perfume at that time.

I was about 16 years old and at that time a big fan of Bushido. At that time, the Bravo magazines were also extremely hyped - and if there was an interview with the same rapper included, there was no other option for me but to buy this issue. No sooner said than done, and so in the course of the interview I came across the perfume Acqua di Giò pour Homme and, in my youthful recklessness, thought to myself: "If he's wearing that, it can only be good! Nowadays, you could possibly call it analog influencing. Apps like Instagram were probably not even planned at that time. Anyway.

I went to the drugstore and bought the scent and at that time I didn't really think much about it. Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, Eau de Cologne, etc...Never mind, it was supposed to be this scent anyway.

Today it is certainly different and I know - at least in theory - the differences, but in practice it is not always what it says on the label. So far so good.

Now - 12 years later - I have bought this fragrance again. The first time I sprayed it on I was immediately reminded of that time, as if I was going on a journey through time. The same side of the Bravo immediately shot into my head and it simply brought a smile to my face.
If scents allow associations with certain situations etc., this certainly does not mean anything negative for the individual:)...Except one could not gain anything positive from the situation...

About the fragrance itself:

This freshness, which reveals itself to me immediately after spraying on is, in my opinion, simply terrific and I feel the need to sniff my arm permanently. I like the mixture of orange, lemon, tangerine and lime very much, although I cannot filter out the bergamot and jasmine in particular, which is certainly due to my untrained nose and also doesn't mean that I can doubtlessly identify the first mentioned ingredients, but I think I can recognize them at the beginning.
In the further course of time this does not become easier, so that I find it very difficult to recognize the ingredients, which does not make the smell worse. However, the amber note is definitely present in the base for me.

I would also like to point out that I sprayed the Profumo simultaneously and I read some comments on this before I bought the ADG. The tenor was mostly clear and spoke or rather speaks for the Profumo. However, I personally am still bothered by the incense, which is clearly shown to advantage and I think that this does not suit me at the moment.

The big shortcoming, which probably most fresh fragrances have, is - who would have guessed it - the shelf life. Already after a short time (2-3 hours), I feel the need to re-spray, although I have to note that the wearer - in this case me - might not notice it anymore, while outsiders still do. This happened when someone entered my room. From this I conclude that the sillage is quite solid at first, although I can't get rid of the feeling that it is almost only perceptible up close.

The price:
I bought a 100ml bottle at a reduced price in the perfumery with the big D (I didn't quite understand whether it is allowed to quote prices or not, as I do read some from time to time, but the rules don't allow it). I find this price in this size absolutely portable, because these - even if you spray more often - last very long. In this respect, I find the price-performance ratio in this case completely acceptable.

In the end I can recommend this fragrance well and gladly. If you are looking for something fresh, you are certainly not wrong here. I also find this fragrance timeless, so that it can be worn at any time.

Finally, I would like to thank you for reading and I am looking forward to your comments, improvements, etc. :)
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Fatihkarl

19 Reviews
Fatihkarl
Fatihkarl
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Amazing Odor
I sprayed this perfume today.It has a very successful line. This perfume opens with the smell of fresh citrus and then the smell of fresh citrus is accompanied by a clean jasmine fragrance.A wonderful scent of paradise garden for me. I like its top notes. Fresh and very sweet, the scent of a jasmine from Wonderland.

When I sprayed this perfume for the first time, it felt so much. Everyone around me asked me the name of this fragrance.

About an hour later, a beautiful ocean breeze welcomes us. Here the main character of this perfume is revealed :
Citrus and especially marine notes
It's amazing marine odor. I like it.
I'm sure my girlfriend can love this fragrance on my skin :)

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Kagi
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Unfortunately the freshness disappeared too quickly...
I have to swing back and tell about the boyfriend of a friend of a friend.
First introduced to us he did very well, truly pleasantly polite, friendly, flattering.
He treated her well, was courteous. But appearances were deceptive and the enthusiasm did not last long.
This or similar was my experience with Aqua di Gio.
The fragrance is beautiful, the fruitiness with lime and bergamot is very pleasantly fresh and light. More and more sea notes come through on it.
Unfortunately, both the scent and the silage weaken significantly after one or two hours, so much so that it bothers me. Of course it is a fresh scent that never lasts very long, but especially compared to the Profumo version it is weak.
Fragrance is for me certainly an 8, Sillage at the beginning a 7.5, but the shelf life is not more than a 5th Unfortunately, because the fragrance itself is very beautiful.
Tips: Gladly buy blind, and spray something on the clothes to extend the shelf life a little bit, but please do not expect miracles of shelf life.
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7.5
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5
Longevity
6
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3
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SpicyDice

2 Reviews
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A real Italian
I smelled the Acqua di Gio pour Home for the first time in Rome and that describes the environment in which this fragrance feels really good. Whether day or night, in summer it is a real classic with great freshness. But the Profumo is a little bit better ;)
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Kai
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Pleasant freshness
Hello everyone,
I have had this fragrance for about a week now. I find it has a very pleasant fresh note, which I like very much. This is a fragrance that can be worn very well at work. Unfortunately, the durability leaves a lot to be desired, I find that quite a pity.
Funnily enough, my girlfriend thinks that this scent is very feminine... I don't feel that way at all I think it is a very beautiful but not an unusual scent. I, for one, love wearing it.
7.5
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6
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6
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7
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TruuMax
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Pleasant boredom
So many scents and such a simple fragrance...

Refreshing sea breeze mixed with some hotel gardens and washing powder. So boring, so simple-minded and yet very pleasant and rightly so popular. With it you simply never attract negative attention, it goes just as well in shorts and Hawaiian shirt as in a summer linen suit.

The durability is good average for an aquarium, the sillage is still perceptible even outside of rooms and the course goes from fingertip to the first joint.

For the full price it would not be worth it, but if you get a good discount or a great price in the souk, then you can even as a perfume expert and niche lover still strike
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DerPfleger
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Smells good but not so long lasting
I'm very pleased Has a very pleasant but not too obtrusive scent and can be worn at any time of the year and day.
A small drop of nostalgia, could last a little longer but the Profumo would probably compensate for it
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Dufttiger
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Great name, nasty encounter
Before I could smell the scent, I had already seen and heard advertisements. The Armani brand stands alone.
For me, Acqua die Gio smells very alcoholic at the beginning, but at the same time citric and garish. After a few minutes on my wrist, the sweetness has evaporated, I do not want to spray further body regions with it. What remains with me is the smell of an underpass where people have relieved themselves. Penetrating musk, mixed with wooden patchouli covers all the fruity notes.
I better wash it off now.
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Dan81Dan81 53 days ago
8.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Original water. Cool water did not give me the water vibe but Gio struck me with the ocean. I love the flankers and will always love this
SpicyDiceSpicyDice 99 days ago
7.5
Scent
5
Longevity
6
Sillage
3
Bottle
Ein wahnsinns Duft für den heißesten Sommer!
AmberScentAmberScent 173 days ago
7.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Very pleasant and fresh, grabs a lot of attention, but I feel it weared out probably because I used it so much in the past. An icon anyway!
ZirkonZirkon 10 months ago
9
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7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
If there is ever a mathematical unit for perfume, my suggestion would be - 1 Gio per second squared.
Carlitos01Carlitos01 11 months ago
7.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
A pleasing fresh citrus & sea breeze icon that became just to common. Its uniqueness disapeared long ago and it seems overpriced now. Is it?
VilarVilar 19 months ago
Iconic. Groundbreaking. This is a scent that will be (re)discovered by generations for years to come.
JoaoMartinsJoaoMartins 22 months ago
0.5
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7
Longevity
8
Sillage
5
Bottle
Can't stand this Perfume. Makes me nauseous. I don't know how people are still wearing this crap in 2018
DarkbeatDarkbeat 2 years ago
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Acqua Di Gio is the freshest and most versatile perfume that exists, an authentic generator of compliments.
StarA1StarA1 2 years ago
9.5
Scent
5
Longevity
6
Sillage
5
Bottle
Refreshing sensations of vitality and purity

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