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Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio is Really Impressive

For the last fifteen years, I've had a really strong affinity toward this old school sea-foam green fragrance called Acqua Di Gio. It was Armani's first big fragrance success and it has always reminded me of the cusp of summertime and autumn.

Maybe it's because of the aquatic and tropical floral notes—or it could be that my first post-college job was at Armani Corporate and was trying really hard to impress them!

I still keep a bottle of this oldie but goodie on hand for daytime wear. It is perfect for when you're in the mood for something crisp, light and fresh. It is made from sweet pea, jasmine, freesia, hyacinth, muscat grape, musk and woods and it's available in three Eau de Toilette sizes: 3.4 oz ($65), 1.7 oz ($49.50) and 1.15 oz ($39.50). What are some of your old-time fave fragrances? Leave a comment and let me know!

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etab etab 10 years
Lolita Lempicka all the way, baby!
Danigirl77 Danigirl77 10 years
IIIIIIIIII LLLLLLLLLLLOoooooooooove this one for men and women.. I need to purchase a new bottle of this now.
mlen mlen 10 years
SephoraExpert, I'm with you- I love Burberry Brit and occasionally use Armani Elle. I can't wear Acqua di Gio cause it gives me an instant headache- at least the men's version does. My highschool perfume was Clinique Happy, but that gives me a headache now too! I'm very sensitive to scents
ikitty13 ikitty13 10 years
My first perfume was Elizabeth Arden, Sunflowers. I always keep a bottle on hand even though I don't use it very often. But the smell brings me back. :)
Karla-Sugar Karla-Sugar 10 years
my first perfume was Clinique Aromatics Elixir (purse spray from my mom) and I still regard it fondly
rgrl rgrl 10 years
Coco by Chanel is one that I've used for a few years. In HS I was crazy about Safari by Ralph Lauren. Now I also love Ralph Lauren- Blue :love: I wore it at my wedding. Perfect for a crisp, fresh morning :)
Hautie Hautie 10 years
I have a bottle of this on my counter too. Along with Gian Franco Ferre and CoCo by Chanel. I rarely find any new scents that I really like enough to buy. I tend to stick to traditional scents that are not so over powering.
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 10 years
I heart Aqua Di Gio. Whenever I'm asked 'What is my fav. perfume?' that is always my stock answer, Aqua Di Gio. Sure, I use other perfumes like Lancome Miracle, Boss/Hugo Boss Woman, Burberry Touch, Isabella Rossellini's Manifesto (cheap but really hard to find), United Colors of Benetton Clean (cheap but not as hard to find), Angel (it's REALLY strong so I only use 1 spritz... and so far only for my wedding & when I go out clubbing), Shi by Alfred Sung, Cashmere Mist by Donna Karen, Victoria's Secret Amber Romance (for my adult extra cirricular activities... my hubby loooves this scent)... bueno.. enough on that subject... but AQUA DI GIO is awesome and I totally love it and use it several times a week.
Kaska Kaska 10 years
I actually liked a drugstore perfume during college - Le Jardin by Max Factor. It's a great fresh smell (for the price) but I don't use it as my tastes have changed now (to more $$ ;o(!) I also like L'eau de Issey and Jewel (Alfred Sung) - use these currently, as the mood strikes..
sumnboutme sumnboutme 10 years
I still use Acqua di Gio too! It's my old standby.
SephoraExpert SephoraExpert 10 years
Burberry Brit... It smells comfortable if that makes any sense. But we do love the Armani Scent...
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 10 years
I luv Acqua Di Gio- been my fave fr ages
slumberlite slumberlite 10 years
I used to love Cristalle by Chanel. I haven't used it in years, but recently I sniffed a tester in a store and was transported back to the 80s when I used to wear it to go out clubbing. I know that dates me! It's still a very pretty scent.
katy_baby katy_baby 10 years
I absolutely LOVE Armani Mania
mellafe mellafe 10 years
I'm not a big fan of perfumes in general, but ever since I tried Bluberry Nights I'm in love and trying different things by different brands. I also really like Hypnose by Lancome, although it is too expensive to buy (here, at least)
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