Acqua di Gio or the virile ocean force
The beautiful Acqua di Gio was born from the skilful nostrils of Alberto Morillas in 1996. A true ode to the sea and to iodized freshness, Acqua di Gio has given men a natural fragrance drawn from the memories of the Mediterranean so dear to Giorgio Armani. Acqua di Gio remains one of the first perfumes to have opened up a sea route to these gentlemen in search of wide open spaces and raw and unvarnished perfumes. This is why twenty years later, Acqua di Gio is still one of the best-selling perfumes in the world!
The pure and natural man of Acqua di Gio
If the feminine perfumery of the 80s saw the emergence of brilliant modernities with beautiful lines of Poison (s), the masculine perfumery relatively stuck to the classic fougères and modern Colognes, apart from some oriental brilliance such as Fahrenheit.
On the other hand, the 90s saw the appearance of new, more natural, more raw fragrances, more in line with new desires for nature and pure freshness, such as Eau d’Issey. It is in this new movement that we could register the fresh and aquatic Acqua di Gio, created in homage to the Sicilian island of Pantelleria, so beloved by Giorgio Armani.
“This perfume [Acqua di Gio] marks a real olfactory breakthrough, continues Véronique Gautier. The freshness now seems virile. She has nothing to do with the trendy male ferns so she is not anything sweet or limp. On the contrary, it becomes powerful. »Véronique Gautier, International Managing Director Giorgio Armani Parfums at L’Oréal for Madame Le Figaro.
An innovative sea air that allows multiple generations of men to find themselves in this beautiful Acqua di Gio, so reassuring and energizing for some, energetic and powerful for others. A universality that is also found in the visuals of Acqua di Gio where the shirtless man contemplates the beauty of the sea in a sober and elegant universe of black and white. If the muses change, the marine and hushed universe of the Acqua di Gio man remains.
Acqua di Gio: an aquatic and delicate hedione now cult
Like its fragrance, the frosted glass bottle, like a bottle that has been thrown into the sea, is tinged with modern steel like the timeless elegance of a square glass, simple, without unnecessary pomp. Acqua di Gio goes back to basics by offering a sober fragrance.
Acqua di Gio offers from the start in its top notes a new note of freshness (made from dihydromyrcenol) accompanied by lime and bergamot. The melon brings to this fresh breeze its delicate aquatic sweet note. In the heart the calone and the hedione blow their sea and salty breeze as if to better carry us in a powerful roll where the coriander brings its aromatic touch. Cedar and evernyl end this marvelous journey a hundred thousand leagues under the sea to better color themselves with the soft warmth of a sensual patchouli like the Mediterranean sun.
“Acqua di Giò also stood out by using hedione, which, with its jasmine aquatic tones, enabled the writing of a universal, emblematic freshness” Alberto Morillas for Madame Le Figaro.
It is the arid and secret shore of the island of Pantelleria, where Giorgio Armani likes to relax , that inspired this perfume. The bottle, a rectangle of frosted glass with a gray metal cap, houses a fragrance that represents masculine power in its purest form. A cocktail of marine notes, fresh like bergamot, fruity like persimmon, virile like cedarwood.
Olfactory Family: Aromatic – Aquatic
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin.
Heart Notes: Coriander, Marine Note, Freesia, Cyclamen.
Base notes: Cedarwood, Patchouli, Moss, Musk.
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