Giorgio Beverly Hills • Giorgio • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||32%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is very 80s but in a good way! I've tried many fragrances from this era and they all tend to be so outdated that they are unwearable. Giorgio isn't however. I personally can't wear it as its too strong.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Oh gosh. This is so nostalgic. I remember the first scent strips ever to appear in any magazine back in the '80's were the yellow and white Giorgio strips. They were the first to use them and it resulted in a worldwide marketing phenomenon When I smell this now, I am taken back to reading Vogue, Bazaar and Mirabella and smelling the strips, which would make the whole magazine smell rather nicely. I'm now a closet Giorgio wearer (I will purchase a bottle at Harmon cosmetics and just wear it around the house). I'm embarrassed to say I would never wear it in public, but I wouldnt, only because it is too loud and too '80's. I'd have to get my big, frosted hair back, along with my rubber bracelets, bad eyeshadow and thick eyebrows!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
OMG, I can not believe I am about to say this. Giorgio is wonderful & so much better than I remember her. She's pretty heavy on the white florals, but she's not girlie-girlie. She's a spry, yet refined, California woman with a backbone.
I already own Giorgio Red and Giorgio Blue, both of which I wear frequently. I'm not sure why it took me so long to test the original again. OK, maybe not-so-original, but the not-so-new formulation by P&G Prestige Beaute. (Now the GBH brand is owned by Elizabeth Arden.) However, I do remember the intensity & sillage of the original, & the P&G version is a WHIMPER in comparison.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
OK, I know it's strong, contentious, and potentially pneumotoxic-- but I LOVE Giorgio and have since it came out. There is nothing remotely like it, and how refreshing is that in a world of lychee-waterlily-cupcake flanker frags that all dry down to the same vague, scented-candle basenotes? In fact, Giorgio dries down to... Giorgio. That doesn't mean it's simplistic-- far from it-- just that all the notes stick around 'til closing time.
Giorgio is bright, optimistic, tangy, and gorgeously multifloral. The tuberose comes through loud and clear, but it's good-quality tuberose and it's saved from mustiness by the tang of pineapple. It's just a beautiful creation, from a time when fragrances were formulated with more care because there were fewer in production. I want to emphasize that the EA Fragrances version now on the market (with the logo in white letters edged with blue) is not worth the money. It's not Giorgio, it's weak and klutzy and wrong. To really experience the glory of this thing, get vintage on eBay (the logo is inside a tilted white rectangle).
I wear this verrrry judiciously, and only the EDT/cologne (parfum concentration is only for those who enjoy clearing out elevators and making pregnant women barf at 50 paces). Youthful, timeless, sophisticated.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
First of all, this fragrance is a classic, introduced in the 80's, at that moment was one of the most desirable fragrances, classy, elegant and feminine! It comes from a different time, nothing to do with the newest fragrance releases. So the people hate it for what it is! Well for me it's an example of a survivor cuz it's still sold on the stores, online; I grown up smelling this cuz is one of my moms signature fragrance, it's loud, heavy, floral, and feminine! Smells so beautiful on my mom, sophisticated and classy. I learned to use properly, now I got my own bottle (cheap price) and use with 3 spritz and ready for going to party!
I didn't have a headache, or bad feeling while wearing it, even people complimented me saying what lovely fragrance are u wearing? So I guess it's not a waste of money. So this is only for people with class!!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Anyone and everyone in the 1980's owned this fragrance. I worked as an Asst Buyer at a major department store, and when you walked on the first floor all you could smell was Giorgio. The fragrance bay had a mister set up w/ Giorgo that started at 9:00 am, and went to 6:00 pm. Of course I had to own it then, but I wouldn't purchase it now. It probably doesn't even smell the same. I'll never forget this fragrance.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I personally would never buy this perfume. However it has good memories of work for me. I used to work in P&G and they had this in the toilets along with other perfumes to try. I used to douse myself in this a few times a day. I didnt even like it so much back then in the 90s. But it did waft throughout the building and was not sure a bad "roomspray" sort of scent. A girl at uni loved it and she is one of the only people i know who used to buy bottles of the stuff. Its kinda old granny sort of smell. But brings back nice memories for me. Despite that, definitely not something i would purchase (apart from the mini samples we could buy at work in the work shop).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was big on the knockoff of this (Primo!) when I was a teen in the '80s (didn't have the money for the real thing). Now that I bought a mini bottle of the real deal I completely understand why many ppl dislike it... I still like the fragrance... but it's SUPER strong. I still prefer the Primo! knockoff instead (which I also bought) - its much softer, less intrusive.
Giorgio shouldn't be sprayed on. The mini I bought is a dab bottle & just the tiniest bit on my finger is enough to waft all around me & fill a room. I love the nostalgia of the 80s that this fragrance brings back, but I don't want to be drowining in the smell of it. Again, dab just the TINIEST bit of Giorgio - don't spray it!
I'll rebuy the Primo! but nah I won't buy the real Giorgio again. Too strong. Primo! makes me happy enough. That's the actual version I wore when I was a teen anyway, not Giorgio.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I wore this all the time as a teen. Yes it was the 80's. lol I remember as a kid my uncle would bring this to me from cali. I loved it and it was one of the 2 smells I wore. The other was Oscar. This is too much for me now the smell just takes over. I have one to just remind me of my youth. lol
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This stuff...classic in name but honestly, it just stinks! My BF was horrified when I wore it out and I didn't think it was too hot either. Honestly, I can't recommend it at all.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
PROS: For those who don't like fruity or super floraly, you may like this a lot. Sunny (but not light.) Strong scent.
CONS: Just a bit too bright and sharp for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm so glad I discovered this perfume. According to some of my older friends, it's the quintessential smell of the 80s: fun, intense, decadent! When first applied it smells very girly; on drydown the notes of patchouli last for hours and hours. Great fragrance!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
The final task in my quest to have all the 80's powerhouses in regular rotation- I already had Poison, Opium, Obsession, and Kouros- was to conquer Giorgio. Giorgio appealed to me only because of its reputation as the loudest perfume ever; the ads didn't have a trace of the elegance, sophistication, irony, or immersive fantasy of Opium or Poison, and instead painted a lifestyle of forced, loud, brash good times at the beach or in the convertible, usually involving a woman suspended in mid-laugh, as though she had been cryogenically frozen in Virginia Slims land and carted over to Giorgio without prior knowledge, her magenta-painted mouth hanging open to expose her Hollywood-white fangs in a feral distortion of a smile. It was either this woman or simply a picture of the "Extraordinary Perfume Spray" bottle looming like the 2001 monolith over a black background. Could I be this girl? I'm a six foot four, 270 lb bearded man, so it would be a challenge.
Soon enough I saw the yellow and white prison bars, so familiar to me from repeat viewings of "Troop Beverly Hills", staring back at me in TJ Maxx. I paid the $20 admission price and entered the world of Giorgio. I went back to my car and sprayed on lavishly. "Not so bad!" I thought. Pineapple, tuberose, and pool chemicals; it had that-er-"well blended" quality that I often find in cheap perfumes like Tabu, wherein the perfume seems to contain no discernable individual notes, just one big distinctive stench, the source of which can only be a giant oil drum labeled "TABU": or "GIORGIO" in a grimy factory somewhere, not, you know, "night-blooming jasmine from the fields of Grasse," or whatever. After thirty seconds I couldn't smell much but could feel a dull throb that seemed to be circling my brain-a sinus headache, I assumed. My vision also seemed slightly impaired, everything was blurring. Passersby stared at me as though I were covered in blood. It was DELIGHTFUL.
For three weeks I denied that the headaches that Giorgio caused were caused by Giorgio. I funneled allergy pills and pain relievers into my gullet on an hourly basis. I also sprayed on more Giorgio. I purchased Giorgio Red. None of these things helped. I was in a perpetually crabby mood whenever I had the Giorgio on, too. I didn't ask anyone's opinion of it because I didn't want to know what they thought. At this point in my life, it was perfectly appropriate that I was wearing a perfume that kept people away in droves, made everyone everywhere I went aware of my horrible mood, made me physically ill, cost too much for what it was, and didn't feel right with any of my clothing except for the Madonna Blond Ambition Tour tee.
I haven't been able to track down any old Giorgio for comparison but I would imagine that it would have the same effect in any vintage. As a child of the nineties, it's titillating and horrifying to me to think that the whole world smelled like this in the eighties. Everyone was experiencing that dull throb in their head all the time, everywhere they went, for an entire decade and then some. ON PURPOSE! And FOR A GREATER PRICE! Though it is now practically only found in drug stores and discounters, Giorgio was once THE snob perfume, the one that no one else had but you, or the one you wanted but couldn't afford. It was originally only available in the Giorgio boutique and by mail order, so you had to be on the inside to get it. The point of it was to advertise your nouveau-riche status by beating the whole world over the head with a toxic, lingering cloud of Californian grotesquerie. By the late eighties it was available everywhere, the top-selling perfume for years, and was worn (used, I should say, it isn't worn but used, with intent) by cliquey high school girls to terrorize their social inferiors. Its veneer of cheerfulness- pineapple! flowers! beaches!- hides a vapid, hollow, black soul with no moral center, capable of doing anything. Giorgio was cruel, exciting, and nauseating, and its success seems unthinkable today. Then it felt glamorous, now it feels like the olfactory equivalent of that scene in David Lynch's "Inland Empire" where Laura Dern is stabbed unexpectedly with a screwdriver and runs around screaming and bleeding on the Hollywood walk of fame until she collapses next to some homeless people and dies. A true classic.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Black
Clean, classy, ultra femine, yet strong. I love the fact that one or two spritzes will definitely stay with you throughout the day. The price is affordable and it doesn't smell cheap.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this perfume. Yes it is strong, but it is the first perfume I wear that actually lasts and that I can still smell when I am back home. Like other say, the sharp notes fade fast, and then you go, smelling wonderfully.
I took it home, and my mom kept it cos she liked it so much. Even though I had given her other perfumes and more expensive ones, she says this is the best one I had given her.
I remember being 12 and smelling it out of a magazine. I told myself one day I was going to get it... I am glad I remember that and finally got it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Honestly, I don't understand why this perfume has gotten such bad reviews .. I love, love, love it!!! Sure, it is strong and the top notes are quiet sharp - but I love it excatly because it's strong (and the top notes fade qiuckly). Giorgio soon dries down to this wonderful, spicy, warm, woody, somewhat floral scent .. I don't love this perfume mainly because it's floral (I don't get much of that), I love it because of the deep, woody, sandalwood/amber/moss base notes .. I just recently discovered this perfume (after stopping this wonderfully-smelling woman at my university in the ladies room, lol) and ordered it right away off of eBay .. My, oh, my! Thank god I asked her!!! Edit: And, one more thing: Not many perfumes "stick" on my super dry skin (not even Chanel #5!!!), but this lasts almost all day. For me, it's wonderful! There is hope left, even for me! :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
this product has a nice smell , however this smell
doesn`t last at all after 10 minutes the smell dissapears
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I actually like this scent but I can't wear it. It's a classic strong sweet floral with some green notes which has a dry down to a musky vanilla scent which I find pleasant. It's a good, not great, scent, with amazing sillage. It's one of those spray and walk through type fragrances.
The problem is that I am actually allergic to this. I apply it and it starts to burn and itch at the application site. Not having tried this for a few years I recently decided to try it again. I applied it sparingly to my wrist and, within moments, I had the same unpleasant reaction.
I can; however, recommend this to anyone who loves strong sweet florals with a touch of green woodsy notes. Just apply lightly though because a little goes a long way with this scent.
4/14/10 Edit: I got the EDT of Giorgio as part of a gift set and I'm increasing this one lippie. I'm not getting the itching, burning effect post application and the green notes in this smell divine. I'm really happy that I can get a chance to actually wear this classic green scent.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I used to hate this perfume. I had a teacher that wore WAY too much back in the 80's. Kids were always going to the nurse for headaches. I saw this in TJ Maxx for a steal. To be honest I bought it just because it was a classic. I believe this is one of the strongest perfume's known to man. A little goes a loooooooong looooooong way. I use it sparingly. This bottle should last me until 2050.
It's a very sweet floral. I haven't worn it out yet. Just around the house. One spritz on one wrist is good enough. I have plenty of other scents that I like better but like I said, it's a classic. I'll keep it around just for that.
I eat my words.. I can't do it. After 15 minutes the scent became so overpowering I had to scrub it off.. I didn't even use a whole spritz.. I can't pull it off.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This indeed was overdone in the 80's, and probably will always be associated with that decade. I wore it occasionally then, wearing mostly Anais Anais. I'm refreshing my memory of this fragrance, and have renewed my enjoyment of it. Say what you will, I'm a believer of this being one of the classics, even though it certainly isn't for everyone. There's a spicy sharpness at first, which quickly changes to sweet. It mellows to what I can only describe as a complex, 'white' floral, and a little goes a very long way. What works for me is misting the air with only one spray then walking through it, as otherwise I find it too strong. The lingering scent on my clothes is very pleasant as well. When I'm in the mood for a heady, rich floral, this fits the bill.