Giorgio Armani has released Acqua Di Gio Eau de Parfum, a flanker to the infamous 1996 release and a new release in the popular line. Since the line’s conception, Acqua Di Gio fragrances have captivated fragrance lovers and collectors.
The Acqua Di Gio line is well known for its hyper-fresh, citrus accords which were so good that it became the benchmark for other citrus-based scents. Now, 25 years later, new releases are being compared back to the original release, usually to no avail. The new Acqua Di Gio release comes as exciting news to members of the fragrance community as they hope to find a successor to Essenza.
Acqua Di Gio Eau de Parfum utilizes a very minimal note breakdown in comparison to the rest of the line. Armani describes the top notes as marine and citrus, utilizing Green Mandarin and what the company describes as “innovative marine notes.” In the heart, Aromatic Essence is projected by Clary Sage from Provence, Lavender and Geranium, both from Madagascar. Finally, Patchouli helps to complete a base of woody, mineral notes.
Comparatively, the new flanker utilizes select notes from the original release. The original release from 1996 utilized Mandarin Orange as opposed to the Green Mandarin that is found in the EDP. As well, both heart breakdowns utilize aromatic florals and spices. Notably, the new Eau de Parfum flanker utilizes aromatics that are more popular in perfumery today.
In 2012, Giorgio Armani released Acqua Di Gio Essenza, an Eau de Parfum concentrated flanker of the original release. Unfortunately, the flanker was discontinued due to the rise in popularity of its brother, Profumo.
Members of the fragrance community are hoping that the new EDP will be similar to Essenza. Both share top notes that include citrus and aquatic scent profiles, aromatics in the heart, specifically Clary Sage, and Patchouli in the base.
Furthermore, there are hints of Profumo in the Eau de Parfum flanker. The top remains the same amidst the entire line, sea or aquatic notes alongside some sort of citrus. Profumo opts for Sea notes and Bergamot. Below, both share Sage and Geranium, although Profumo opts for Rosemary instead of Lavender. Finally, Profumo adds Incense to the matching Patchouli in the base.
Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Eau de Parfum is available on the companies website in three different sizes. The fragrance is available in a 40ml and 75ml atomized spray bottle. Or, you can opt for the 125ml refillable bottle that is designed similar to the ones that we have seen from Christian Dior. The 40ml bottle will retail for $80 USD, the 75ml will run you around $111 USD and the 125ml refillable costs $145 USD.