The most exquisite floral ever!
GIò is an extraordinary and rare beauty. A burst of peach nectar, gardenias and sweet cloves blended to perfection. Extremely sensual and classy. My favorite vintage of all time. It's unique! It's timeless!
I actually miss this one. Very brassy and floral. I hated it when I was first spritzed in the department store (quite against my will, and not something that I would ever consider buying at first smell - very NOT my type of scent). As the day wore on however, it really started to grow on me. It smelled like a good version of those Estee Lauder scents. I actually went back and bought a bottle. I wish they still made it.
Giorgio Armani Gio' is a wonderful floral-oriental which smells about silence, chandeliers, draperies, elusive dames, cozy intellectual ambiences and romantic dinners. An hesperidic opening (a touch of glorious bergamot and orange), a changeful and sophisticated floral central chord (it's an iris-jasmine prominent accord to me) over an honeyed and woody-mossy chypre base. Very romantic and mysterious to me, somewhat decandent and moody. Extremely sophisticated and obscure as an unknown woman wolking away as an elusive shade in the night. A retro fragrance somewhat hard to find nowadays.
16th April, 2012 (last edited: 23rd April, 2016)
I absolutely adore this, unfortunately it's increasingly hard to find. No other perfume makes me feel as Goddess-like as this one !
Not as popular as Acque di Gio, very different indeed. Very sweet, like honey, not very interesting though... .