So, I recently got a sample of Acqua di Gio Profumo to go along with the Armani Code Profumo vial that I really enjoyed. This is an updated and slightly altered version to the original and highly popular, ADG. How does this one stack up to its predecessor? In this post, I want to take a closer look at the Profumo version, see how it smells, how it performs, and whether or not it is worth a buy.
Notes include: bergamot, sage, patchouli, incense, and marine notes
Click here to try: Giorgio Armani Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Profumo 75ml (2.5oz) Parfum Vapo., 2.5 Fluid Ounce
Wow, Armani has been crushing it with these Profumo releases, at least the two I’ve tried so far. Acqua di Gio Profumo is very closely related to the original release, yet, feels somewhat more mature and sensual. This fragrance is dominated by the salty marine notes and bergamot which gives it a wholly summery aura to it. Think deep ocean waters, dark and mysterious. The incense and other more earthy notes adds a smokey/spicy touch, which is quite masculine. Now, this isn’t completely different from the original Acqua di Gio, just more ‘grown up’ and I think it’s even more interesting than the previous incarnation.
Projection wise, it doesn’t falter. Profumo isn’t a heavy type of scent but you’ll know it’s there. Also, it has really good longevity and will last throughout the day. To me, this is mainly a summer scent, as it will stand up and perform very well in the heat. However, it could honestly be used in the winter without any problem, which is a good bit of versatility. Good for casual occasions or during the night life.
Overall, is is worth a buy? Yes, if you liked the original Acqua di Gio and want a new bottle this is a great scent. However, there is the matter of price, as you can get the original for cheaper, usually. Profumo isn’t so much better that you should fork out more money, unless you want to of course.