Truth be told, the Armani was losing out to the others. I had sprayed some on the top of my wrist when I first started sampling and thought it harsh and too green, and so I sampled a few others that I'd read about here on Basenotes.
Slowly but surely, the others were knocked out of the running by the Kouros and I was all set to buy it, but another whiff of the Armani on my wrist brought that idea to a screetching halt. In the course of an hour it had changed from an overpowering Magnum P.I era frag into a beautifully smooth and classy scent. It reminds me a little of Chanel Pour Monsieur, which I really like, but not as thick. I put my money where my mouth was and plunked down my money and bought it, and am very happy with my purchase. I may however, still go back and pick up one of the others, probably the Opium for men just to balance my growing collection with something sweet.