Emporio Armani He is a "neo-classic" (like a sort of new-age powerhouse) but all at once modernly urban-metropolitan (minimalistic in its formal/polite style) boise juice which, despite not properly standing out for uniqueness, is surely remarkable for versatility and elegant effectiveness (likewise a well tailored Armani's suit). There is a general warm/fresh (casual) piquancy/earthiness mastering this woodsy aroma which I really like, despite a lingering (especially in the first stage of run) cedary-lemony undertone which I surely don't crave for. A beautiful accord of yuzu, cardamom and woods, somewhat fresh but finally warm, spicy, rooty, cedary and virile. Yuzu and cedarwood (supported by further woody notes) provide a sort of "lemony/pencil-shavings" undertone but the main vibe is spicy, ambery, rooty patchouli-veined, herbal, sporty-soapy and more than vaguely piquant. A fancy-virile juice, a sort of cleaned-purified (in a more minimal modern way) classic powerhouse/aromatic fougere formula. Fresh vetiver is perfectly combined with "lemony" yuzu, fluidy-peppery cardamom (heady) and rough patchouli in order to perform a quite dark "presencefully" metrosexual accord for a night of protagonist down the best down-town fluorescent music clubs. There is a faint cadary/lemony/rosey (rosewood?) warm creaminess (as a sort of woody undertone) thankfully weak and marginal. I detect warm synthetic ambergris and vague oakmoss back in the bottom as well. Dynamic virile (anyway different in composition) casual scents as Aramis Cool Blend, Givenchy Gentleman Only and Boss Botled Night jump on mind (more conceptually than effectively in their own aromas). This juice could basically match the same "assumedly sexy" effect supposedly provided by far more hyped juices a la Creed Aventus but is pratically ignored on the net, in spite of deserving more consideration imo. One of the best from Armani on my skin.
25th December, 2015 (last edited: 27th December, 2015)
This is a real classic for sure,smelled many fragrances lately and all my previous buys are still best and this is one of them.Just very smooth and very sensual....
Its a shame it doesn't last very long. But then again I think its subtly is what makes it special.
Perfect for house wear when you have guests over.
You won't get much notice wearing it outside, beyond a couple of hours.
LOVE IT.......just a shame about the longevity. ......if it had that it would have been a signature scent. The same can be said about Armani Code.
Great for all reason
Luxury, Clean, modern .Love it!!
Pros: Smell very good ,a little bit powdery
Cons: longevity is not over 5Hrs."
Emporio Armani is a fragrance that doesn't seem to be discussed much on the forums and youtube but it's been a favorite of mine since it came out. It's one that I'll always have on hand.
It's not one that I would call unique but I haven't smelled anything exactly like it. I see yuzu listed in the notes and see others describe a citrus note but I detect zero citrus in this.
Projection is average, it's noticeable but won't overpower anyone. Good longevity for me. It's a perfect office scent in my opinion. It's a scent that I default to when I can't decide what to wear. It's a masculine scent that's very comfortable to wear. I get compliments with it.
I received a sample off this several years ago and I was head over heals about it. It drove me crazy that I couldn't have it. Now I got this for my birthday and it sucks. The bouquet seems mellow and sad and it doesn't smell neither fresh nor interesting.