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    Default New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    Is this a new fragrance release? If so, it's the first I am hearing about it......

    From ozmoz.com:

    "With Acqua di Gio Essenza, Armani signs a new olfactory reinterpretation of Acqua di Gio. This ‘Essenza’ version has a distinctly different composition: less sea-breezy, the opus is more sparkling, dazzling even… as well as having a woodier, more ambry dry-down. The house has described it as an intensely sensual fragrance that stays close to the skin. The bottle is getting a new look too: no longer opaque, it’s going transparent and has been graced with a new magnetic gray cap."

    See full article here: http://www.osmoz.com/Magazine/News/O...reshness-is-in

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    Default Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    Interesting.

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    I've heard nothing about this at all.....Gary

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    Quote Originally Posted by G.303 View Post
    I've heard nothing about this at all.....Gary
    I wonder if they are confusing this with Acqua di Gioia Essenza?
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I wonder if they are confusing this with Acqua di Gioia Essenza?
    This is very possible.....Good call.....Gary

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    Wait what...this came out of nowhere.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    Did some digging and found this:


    Here is the source page in French:

    http://www.infrarouge.fr/interviews-...IymZyBLtLYbplA

    And translated in English (just go to the interview section): http://translate.google.com/translat...26prmd%3Dimvns
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    Well bottle looks nice lol

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    I really want to try this one out!

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    If it were Acqua di Oud, I might... MIGHT be tempted.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    want to sample this as well if its good then i will take it.

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    You're a day early with this one P !

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    Now this is interesting! ive not tried ahs extreme but from the news itself, i might just give all of them a sniff
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    I am have excite!!!
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    I am have excite!!!
    They had me at "magnetic cap"!
    * * * *

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    They had me at "magnetic cap"!
    They had me at "Acqua Di Gio "
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    They had me at "Acqua Di Gio "
    They had me at "new"

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    As long as it smells better than ADG, I'd go for it

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    With the "flanker craze" of at least the last decade, I'm amazed it took so long (about 16 years) for the best selling men's cologne of all time to release it's first flanker.

    Didn't they get the memo .... ??

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    I will give this one a sniff when it is released...
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    Expect it smells like something for more than 1 hour, or it will be like its predecessor.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    Wait.........
    So this isn't an April fools joke?
    Oh

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    I want to sample for sure!!!
    Gary

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    @laph lmao

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    I don't care if it smells exactly like ADG, I will be adding this to my collection regardless. I don't care if it smells like the piss that Kouros took while binge drinking on Grey Flannel. ADG was my first fragrance love and even though I've had other lovers, I will always have a spot in my heart (and in my wardrobe) for ADG.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    I was surprised that took Armani so long to "Flanker" this one.
    We shall see, Acqua di Dio is a pretty ordinary cologne, though I can not say that it smells bad.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    A little ashamed to admit I'm actually somewhat curious.
    Current Favorites:
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    Apparently this will be in an EDP concentration. I am extremely intrigued and can't wait to sample this.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    I'd put my nose in it. Although "close to the skin" doesn't excite me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Well bottle looks nice lol
    And that's probably the best thing about it...

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    Just what the world needs a perfume of ADG.......


    Remember Attitude Intense was a supposed Edp and it wasn't any stronger or longer lasting then the original ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    Just what the world needs a perfume of ADG.......


    Remember Attitude Intense was a supposed Edp and it wasn't any stronger or longer lasting then the original ...
    Yes, attitude extreme is weaker than regular attitude. Also smells pretty cheap compared to the rich regular attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    As long as it smells better than ADG, I'd go for it
    As long as it smells as good as original I'll go for it. ADG is only fragrance that I own that is not cloying during very hot summer days (30+ celsium) while being quite complex and very long lasting (8+ hours for summer is excellent).
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    I'll take Perry Ellis 360 Red over the Armani trash...
    Women love 360 Red a lot more...
    Longevity and sillage is a joke at the Armani house.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    Will give this a try now that I see it actually exists.

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    It's available in Poland already.
    Actually it is said to be Acqua Di Gio in eau de parfum version.
    Although I haven't smelled it to check if it's only stronger Acqua Di Gio or if it smells differently.
    I'm on bad terms with original one. I used to like it, but I don't like it anymore

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    The fact that it's an EDP definitely raises my interest in this (projection and longevity monster, fingers crossed). Really hope this designer release delivers.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    I have never had a problem with projection or longevity with ADG. In fact I wore it work once and a girl standing about 3 feet away asked who smelled so good. I let her smell my wrist and she was like "Yep, that one is a keeper". It never fails to garner compliments and it makes me feel like a million bucks when I wear it. If this new Essenza version is even half as good as the original, it will still be legen...wait for it...wait for it....DARY! LEGENDARY!
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    I will blind buy this

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    This is very interesting!!!
    Gary

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    Bottle looks nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    As long as it smells better than ADG, I'd go for it
    How can you not like AdG? Yes it is has been over used but you have to respect the quality of the scent even if you hate aquatics. It is very well blended and there is a reason for its domination of the cologne market for over a decade now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos10704 View Post
    I will blind buy this
    +1

    Might as well start enjoying it before every other creature on earth starts smelling like it.

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    I will be interested in how they are going to update this classic.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    This may be what I'm looking for, a citrusy summer scent that's more woody than aquatic.

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    If nothing else, I hope this scent helps turn around the general male public's perception of the Eau de Parfum tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    If nothing else, I hope this scent helps turn around the general male public's perception of the Eau de Parfum tag.
    Parfum is for women

    I am surprisingly excited about this release.

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    Is this out yet in Canada or the US? I'm so desperate to buy something new, I'll buy it just for the bottle.
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    Why all the love for this when almost every designer fresh and aquatic fragrances get crucified on this website?

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    Why all the love for this when almost every designer fresh and aquatic fragrances get crucified on this website?
    Probably because Acqua Di Gio is the one that started it all. The OG of aquatics. The one that has been imitated but never beaten. It's set the bar for other designer fragrances over the years and now it's time to see if they can beat themselves with Essenza. Or maybe b/c the bottle looks freakin' sweet!
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    wait so no one has tried this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Probably because Acqua Di Gio is the one that started it all. The OG of aquatics. The one that has been imitated but never beaten. It's set the bar for other designer fragrances over the years and now it's time to see if they can beat themselves with Essenza. Or maybe b/c the bottle looks freakin' sweet!
    What about Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey? It came out 2 years before Acqua Di Gio and the two smell similar and even the juice color and frosted bottles are very similar. Issey is a woody aquatic and Acqua Di Gio is considered a aromatic aquatic. I actually had both of these when they first came out and L'Eau D'Issey had an oily quality about it and didn't smell like the synthetic mess it does today. I'm looking forward to smelling Essenza to see if they can do to Acqua Di Gio what Issey Miyake failed miserably at with the many flankers of L'Eau D'Issey.

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    From Fragrantica of course:

    The new scent is supposedly a timeless and intense reinterpretation of the original. Described as intensely carnal and sensual, Acqua di Gio Essenza is less focused on marine and more on woody and ambery accords. The creator of the perfume is once again Alberto Morillas.The composition begins with luminous tones of cascalone molecule, which captures the olfactory experience of cold and fresh water, sparkling citrusy bergamot and grapefruit. The heart bares floral and aromatic accords of jasmine, basil and sage, as well as explosive floral paradisone molecule, while the base combines notes of patchouli, cedar, vetiver, ambrox, ambergris, pepper and clary sage.The fragrance is available as 40, 75 and 170 ml Eau de Parfum. Acqua di Gio Essenzawas launched in 2012.

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    I truly find this interesting and hard to believe.....This will be one that I will try for sure!!!
    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    What about Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey? It came out 2 years before Acqua Di Gio and the two smell similar and even the juice color and frosted bottles are very similar. Issey is a woody aquatic and Acqua Di Gio is considered a aromatic aquatic. I actually had both of these when they first came out and L'Eau D'Issey had an oily quality about it and didn't smell like the synthetic mess it does today. I'm looking forward to smelling Essenza to see if they can do to Acqua Di Gio what Issey Miyake failed miserably at with the many flankers of L'Eau D'Issey.
    I still dont get Issey and Acqua Di Gio comparision. Only thing that they have common is that they are fresh aquatics.
    Issey is fresh citrus, woods and some flowers.
    Gio is more fruity and floral.

    Seriously comparing ADG and Issey is like comparing A*Men and Le Male. They are both sweet, but thats all they have in common.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    Morillas is a beast. This is going to be good. Probably not something that is "me" or that I'll feel the need to own, but I'm guessing it will be one of the best aquatics on the market for quite some time.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Morillas is a beast. This is going to be good. Probably not something that is "me" or that I'll feel the need to own, but I'm guessing it will be one of the best aquatics on the market for quite some time.
    I can't wait to smell this. It's gonna be legen...wait for it...wait for it...DI GIO!! LEGEN DI GIO!
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Gio Essenza?

    Don't expect much. If I see it I might try it. Have yet to try the original.

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    I had the opportunity to test Acqua di Gio Essenza today at a Sephora shop.I made a side by side comparison (spay regular ADG on one wrist, Essenza on the other one).I can't comment much on top notes as having made the 2 sprays almost simultaneously, I was surrounded by a mix of notes and a little bit confused. 2 hours after application, the drydown is very similar with Essenza being much stronger in intensity and much more subtle than current ADG.I can smell it now, 8 hours after application , and Essenza is still very strong whereas regular ADG has lowered but still very similar smell between both.For me, current ADG has already excellent longevity and projection ; based on this short test, I believe longevity and projection of Essenza will be outstanding.(Update: 20 hours after application - and several hand washings - Essenza is still there whereas ADG has disappeared ...)

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