Eau Pour Homme (1984) Eau de Toilette

Version from 1984
Eau Pour Homme (1984) (Eau de Toilette) by Giorgio Armani
Bottle Design: Alain de Mourgues
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Eau Pour Homme (1984) (Eau de Toilette) (Giorgio Armani)
Eau Pour Homme (1984) (Eau de Toilette) (Giorgio Armani)
Eau Pour Homme (1984) (Eau de Toilette) (Giorgio Armani)
Eau Pour Homme (1984) (Eau de Toilette) (Giorgio Armani)
Eau Pour Homme (1984) (Eau de Toilette) (Giorgio Armani)
Eau Pour Homme (1984) (Eau de Toilette) (Giorgio Armani)
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Eau Pour Homme (1984) (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Giorgio Armani for men and was released in 1984. The scent is citrusy-fresh. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBasil, Bergamot, Green orange, Mandarin, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesClove, Jasmine, Lavender, Lily, Nutmeg, Rose, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesOakmoss, Musk, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedar

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Scent

8.0 (187 Ratings)

Longevity

6.6 (127 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (116 Ratings)

Bottle

7.1 (126 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 20.10.2018
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Bottle 6.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 7.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
Classic
This review is for the vintage version. Here we have a old school, citrus, herbal offering with Lavendar accord that was @ that time the envy of a citrus man's cologne. Given that this fragrance reeks of ITALIAN, I see a well dressed man in his Armani suit & wearing Armani Eau Pour Homme.

It starts out with that lemon/herbal vibe which I am assuming it is the basil. Kind of strong stuff to a degree at the beginning, but do not let it discourage you as most fumes start out strong yet can be misleading. The Lavendar creeps in which I do not care for along with some woods to give it a interesting edge. Then comes the Oakmoss which in todays world of perfume it is extinct...

IMO the Oakmoss which was used in many old school perfumes gave them distinction. It is sad that particular ingredient can no longer be used in perfumes. THANK GOODNESS FOR VINTAGES! :) This last about 5-6 hours on me & the projection seems to be low to medium. I wore this to a business meeting not long ago & was complimented twice. It serves it's purpose for what it does. Day wear in the spring/summer days.

However, the modern version of this is nothing but synthetic water to my nose... Not pleasant by a long shot. If you truly want to experience this make sure it is a vintage bottle. Also this competes with the great Eau Savage from Christian Dior as they share alot of the same qualities, if I had to choose one over the other,it would be Armani Eau Pour Homme. As nice as Eau Savage is, it's longevity is not as good compared to this & I am referring to the vintage Savage.
Fifty shades of brown
The tangy basil - citrus - bergamot opening comes laced with cool spice. This is set over a base of lightly sweetened dark woody vetiver and patchouli. Coriander adds an air of aromatic sophistication, but even a large dose of linalool can't stop the profile from quickly plunging into obscurity. It gets more and more muddied till the whole thing becomes just a featureless dark brown with a citrus tang rising up; like a brown bear in a bear pit, thrashing around on the mandarins put down for bait.

The recent fashion for adding piquant notes to the profile of designer masculines shows how, in theory, this type of thing could be improved. A hard edge at the top would add definition to the structure and could help to provide direction to its evolution. But the success of this strategy depends on material quality, whether it's traditional incense or pepper etc, or even aldehydes that make the cut, or whether the option is for savage industrial chemicals.

After a promising opening vintage Eau pour Homme becomes a disappointing muddy brown mess; its dull and its boring, but it could be worse - at least it isn't offensive.
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 2.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
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Armani's Class Act...
*This is a review of vintage Armani Eau pour Homme.

Armani Eau pour Homme (vintage) opens with a very clean green bitter orange and lemon tandem with a soapy herbal undertone. As the fragrance enters its early heart the lemon decouples from the quickly receding bitter orange, now joining slightly earthy nutmeg spice and mild carnation florals. The soapy herbal undertone remains from the open, now enhanced by clean vetiver and just a hint of oakmoss rising from the base. During the late dry-down the progression stays quite linear as the lemon finally fades and the soapy herbal accord couples with relatively dry sandalwood and clean musk from the base. Projection is average and longevity is below average at 5-6 hours on skin.

Eau pour Homme (vintage) is a classy clean citrus and herbs composition in the same vein of Monsieur de Givenchy and others. The best way to describe Eau pour Homme (vintage) is it generally smells like a toned down Irish Spring soap during the heart phase. Before anyone runs out to buy a bar of the soap to save some money, Eau pour Homme (vintage) is much more subtle and refined, smoothing out the brash nature of Irish Spring and adding much more complexity and sophistication with its deft use of oakmoss, clean vetiver and sandalwood in its base. The composition is rather linear and not particularly challenging; instead it is one of those fragrances easily at home in formal situations when one is in close proximity to others and a clean and pleasant smelling selection is just what the doctor ordered. The bottom line is the original formula of Eau pour Homme can still be found on the aftermarket for about $60 a 100ml bottle and is probably the best release from Armani, earning a "very good" 3.5 stars out of 5. I strongly prefer vintage Monsieur de Givenchy, but vintage Eau pour Homme is another great choice and is definitely worth a sniff at the very least.
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