Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio (for men)

4.4

162 reviews

85% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



on 12/30/2013 4:20:00 PM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm female, I have a son in his 20's, and this is currently my very favorite men's cologne.

I've smelled a lot of men's cologne in my time -- on the men I dated long ago, the men I've worked with or passed in public -- and my husband and son have each worn many great colognes.

I've loved Givenchy Pi (soft powdery vanilla -- used to be my favorite men's cologne), Gendarme (fresh clean skin-musk), and Fresh Cannabis Santal (deliciously woodsy), for 3 examples. I've also loved straight-up patchouli and musks on men who've swooshed past me in public (swoon).

But these days, good old Acqua di Gio is the one that always stops me dead in my tracks, turns my head, and I've often asked, "What are you wearing? It smells great!" -- only to find out that it's Acqua di Gio.

Or even, sometimes it's Parfums de Coeur's Mascolino, which is their knock-off of Acqua di Gio. At $3.99 for a 4oz "Fragrance Deodorant Body Spray" aerosol can from Rite Aid -- it's practically a spot-on imitation -- and this body spray lasts very well.

I have a massive perfume collection, but I wear these myself sometimes -- either Acqua di Gio or PdC Mascolino -- just because I love the scent so much. I have owned & worn the female versions -- both (old) Acqua di Gio for Women and (new) Acqua di Gioia -- and did not like either one very much -- the men's is soooo much better.

I've worn A*Men occasionally and a few other men's colognes -- and a bunch of unisexes, always -- but AdG is really the only exclusively men's cologne that I currently occasionally wear, and I think it works on me. A beautiful blend of fresh and woodsy -- and really, when I catch a whiff on someone else, my first impression is that it smells woodsy, more than anything else. And I swoon -- it's magical, to my nose. I just love it!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



on 11/23/2013 2:19:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Absolute Garbage !! Bought it Tried it Gave it Away. Dont waste your money unless your a Girly


on 11/15/2013 4:41:00 PM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I can understand the popularity of this cologne. It's been described by all those adjectives men look for in a scent: fresh, clean, aquatic, sporty, sexy. The problem is that EVERY SINGLE MAN I've ever detected this on (probably hundreds over the years), always overdoes it and the result is screechy, sharp, metallic, eye-watering, teenage locker room kind of scent. It doesn't smell fresh or sexy to me. If I sit by someone wearing this in a restaurant, movie theater, or any other confined space - I immediately get up to change seats. I just can't tolerate it, even in small doses. I think it's especially popular in corporate environment - it's deemed as a safe, popular choice for men. Being stuck in a conference room with this scent assaulting my space is the worst! I hope another cult classic male scent will edge out this one soon.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I bought this for my boyfriend and absolutely love it on him - he smells delicious and fresh. Would definitely repurchase - it's friskiness in a bottle for me!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 5/16/2012 10:26:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

This cologne is smells divine! Its one of my favorites and I always spray it on my brother. I will repurchase.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

A great clean, crisp and sophisticated scent great for 20-30 somethings!
I love this, and use this as a work scent! But I use the eau de toilette and don't rate the apres rasage much.


on 2/6/2012 11:41:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

A top buy for my hubby.It has a very sophisticated smell and you can't miss and sexy as well. Its not too heavy.. just perfect.


on 1/7/2012 5:19:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I've had a bottle of this for sooo long, never runs out! I use everyday too. Really nice smell, not quite citrus or woody but very fresh. Like late Spring. Bit exp mind you, but worth it. It is my all time favourite. I think those negative reviews are smelling the female version (not nice!). Until recently this was world's best-selling men's fragrance for over a decade. I appreciate why!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 1/4/2012 12:35:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is a fresh/aromatic/woody fragrance; in my opinion one of the best mens fragrance of all time! It smells richly freshly divine, manly! So appealing, not boring just something perfect without being complicated. My brother loves this one; and we don't care about the "popular category" or a mass market guys fragrance that had become over the years; the fact is that is a well done mens fragrance, with excelent longevity, and good quality! U never go wrong with this, I know when my bro smell good and I love it. I bought a bottle for my bf who love it too!!! If you want a well done fragrance for your man go for this and 212 sexymen, chanel platinum egoiste, givenchy pi and pi neo (my brothers top 5 fragrance) a nice gift for the man in your life!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: Unknown

Skin: Other, Other, Neutral

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I bought this for my husband many years ago while in Quebec City and he still has the same bottle. Translation: this cologne lasts forever. As far as the scent itself, this cologne just SMELLS like a delicious man - what with its citrus notes, rosemary spiciness, jasmine, and hint of wood and ocean breezes. Oh, and yet another cool thing about the Acqua Di Gio? I recently checked out Acqua di Gioia - and you know what, I love that, too!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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