Acqua Di Gio Review: Best Armani Fragrance?

Since its release in 1997, Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani, has enjoyed an immense popularity and success in terms of praise and sales. This cologne is always at the top of the charts in terms of numbers of units sold and enjoys a near universal appeal.  For this post, I want to take a deeper look at this popular Armani fragrance and explore what exactly gives it this appeal.

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Acqua Di Gio By Giorgio Armani For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Ounces


Notes include: citrus notes, rosemary spiciness, jasmine, wood


Some of the words that I would use to describe my initial impression of Acqua Di Gio are fresh, clean, and warm. It is a very interesting scent in that way, as it enjoys a summery aroma to it that would work well in the warmer months while meanwhile blending woods and spice that gives it crisp feelings of winter.

That is not to say it’s a spicy fragrance exclusively like for example, Opium Pour Homme or a woodsy experience like Burberry London. Acqua Di Gio’s citrus notes dominate and make it a fruity fragrance but it is definitely one for guys, and not a unisex scent like some Calvin Klein scents. The spice and wood notes add an undercurrent of masculinity that blends well with the beautiful warmth created by the citrus.

Overall, I really enjoy Acqua Di Gio for its fantastic scent and long-lasting properties. It’s popular because it does everything so well for a fragrance. It’s not lacking in any aspect. The only downside is its popularity. If you like to be unique then looking elsewhere would be a great idea but if it doesn’t matter to you, then picking up a bottle of Acqua Di Gio is a very good bet.