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Emporio Armani Stronger With You (2017)
by Giorgio Armani


Emporio Armani Stronger With You information

Year of Launch2017
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 64 votes)

People and companies

HouseGiorgio Armani
PerfumerCecile Matton
Parent CompanyL'Oréal Group > Prestige & Collections

About Emporio Armani Stronger With You

Emporio Armani Stronger With You is a masculine fragrance by Giorgio Armani. The scent was launched in 2017 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Cecile Matton

Emporio Armani Stronger With You fragrance notes

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Reviews of Emporio Armani Stronger With You

The best way to describe this scent is sweet, creamy gourmand deliciousness.girls love this fragrance.the scent feels casual,masculine, modern,spicy,sweetly aromatic,flirty,cuddly, warm,versatile and pleasant.the opening is aromatic and spicy with pink pepper and is blatantly synthetic,yet quite likeable.then vanilla and tonka bean provides the creamy sweet notes and the cedar note gives off a masculine scent and leaves of a trail of soft velvet woodiness.a perfect clubbing scent that will leave a scent memory.sillage and longevity both are moderate.
11th April, 2021
The extreme sweetness and mint reminds me of Versace Eros. I didn’t immediately place it but it hit me later in the drydown. Sampling the opening again, it does smell like Eros but the vanilla is warmer and not quite as strong and airy. It also feels a bit smoother than Eros, making this perhaps the slightly more refined or even "grown-up" version of Eros. Both are heavy, sweet scents that women should enjoy smelling on men and possibly themselves.

It lasts all workday and has good projection on my skin.
19th May, 2020
A waste of time and resources.
21st August, 2019
I sampled on my skin twice. This is sickly sweet and headache inducing. It smells ok in the surrounding air but for the wearer, this is painful to live with. I'm normally pretty open to generic sweet fragrances but this is next level chemical sweetness. If you want a similar vibe (but MUCH better quality), go with YSL L'Homme Parfum Intense. I can't even tell you the individual notes that I pick up from SWY because it's all just one big mess. With the compared YSL counterpart, I can easily pick out the apple, orange blossom, suede, and ginger notes.

A hard pass and instant scrubber for me.
22nd January, 2019
2010 saw the christening act for a new faux-ambergris trend in masculine fragrance which began in earnest with Bleu de Chanel (2010). The isolated odorant molecule from ambergris, now replicable in a lab without finding chunks of whale vomit on the beach, has taken several forms including ambroxide, ambroxan, or ambrox super, but all forms are just collectively called "ambroxan" for simplicity by fragrance enthusiasts, whom usually also hate the molecule for its over-use since introduction. Prada Luna Rossa (2012), Paco Rabanne Invictus (2013), Dior Sauvage (2015), and Azzaro Wanted (2016) each spun up the use of ambroxan a little more, with Sauvage in particular being extremely scratchy in its finish thanks to an overdose coupled with norlimbanol (aka: karmawood) in the base. It seems like with Azzaro Wanted, somebody figured out that smoothing the ambrox base note over with oriental tones was a better way to hide the harsher sides of the pure concentrated chemical form of the accord, leading into a semi-oriental phase of the trend that carries on with Emporio Armani Stronger With You (2017). I feel like there is a bit of laziness overall in the construction of this, which carries on into stuff like Obsessed for Men by Calvin Klein (2017) and eau de parfum concentrations of other aforementioned scents of this trope which came after Stronger With You, but it's worth noting that it only really deducts a few points from the overall enjoyment. After all, the argument can be made that perfumers abused Iso E Super in the 2000's, white musk or calone in the 90's, and oakmoss for nearly 30 years before that. What Emporio Armani Stronger With You does offer is a break from the marine/aquatic fascination that otherwise plagues this style, even if several members of this troupe are not explicitly aquatic otherwise (see the Prada or Chanel for examples), and the Armani itself is built out from the ambrox with cardamom and violet instead.

The opening of Stronger With You hits with this aforementioned cardamom, some pink pepper, and a tiny wedge of bergamot to help it carry. Mostly warm spice on a bed of sweetened ambrox is what hits the nose right away. Further development on down the line after initial sprays leads to a violet leaf that slightly recalls Dior Fahrenheit (1988), something which has become more popular to do once again as the note mixes admittedly well with ambergris real or fake. A strong clary sage element helps dry out the mixture just a bit, and it's an ever-faithful note which has been appearing in masculine-marketed fragrances since time immemorial, serving as it usually does here. Beyond that, the base is pretty standard for the latter half of this decade, focusing on ambroxan and norlimbanol "amberwoods" but flanked with vanilla and chestnut absolute to give it that oriental glow perfumer Cecile Matton was after. I give credit for doing something new with this over-used base accord, but also point a bit of blame for causing other designers to react by making EdP variants of their own pillars based on the dry down of this, in one big homogenized game of aromachemical leapfrog (see Azzaro's 2018 Wanted by Night). Despite that dubious distinction, Stronger With You is an effective modern semi-oriental composition that avoids the dustiness or itchy spice some earlier creations ran into, going on smooth, finishing up warm, and staying pleasant albeit safe from start to end. This is one ambrox scent that is no bomb, especially in eau de toilette form, with about 8 hours of moderate sillage max, although overspraying can make the notorious "amberwoods" finish become quite cloying. Stronger With You is better as a romantic affair, but it isn't particularly sensual so you might be able to sneak an office wear or two without question. It's my guess that this is the new scent theme replacing the ill-received Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men (2008) as the new pillar focus for the high-end Armani imprint, which had a series of flankers from the Diamonds line but never really got the love it deserved, even if I find it to actually be superior to this.

Emporio Armani Stronger With You is a competent semi-oriental faux ambergris fragrance that really is not super interesting but likeable enough to just barely stave off a neutral rating, and may in fact grow on me more in time like Chanel Allure Homme (1999) did, producing interesting flankers of its own that could cement the line better in my mind. For now, I have to say Armani really is milking the success of the accord to its utmost potential, as they've reused the primary accord again in Acqua di Giň Absolu (2018), which feels almost like an unofficial flanker to Stronger With You, or just a standard Giorgio Armani iteration of the Emporio Armani scent itself. Either way, it's a bad sign that Armani may be heading down the path of Dolce & Gabbana, milking the name plates of established lines literally to death with flanker after samey flanker of senseless retreads, minor alterations, or clear-cut plagiarism of other houses, which they may already be somewhat guilty of with the Armani Code/Black Code (2004) line of flankers anyway. This is probably the most ambivalent positive review you're likely to see from me, as I enjoy the smell of Stronger With You, but take issue with some of the lazier bits that have unfortunately continued to trend and has furthered a mostly-meh category, with a few glaring positive exceptions, like Y Eau de Parfum (2018). If you walk into this knowing what it's about, and taking the whole genre with a grain of salt, you might actually enjoy it too, but it's another cheeseburger in a landscape of burger joints at the end of the day, so guys wanting something really distinct might be better off seeking vintage or niche-tier fragrances. An above-average effort in a ubiquitous field, Stronger With You is best enjoyed as a contemporary sweet amberwoods fragrance for the guy who is tired of blue juices or clubber's cologne. Much beyond that, and we'll just have to wait and see what Armani has rolled up its sleeves.
23rd December, 2018
Another rip off. Yeah you sniffed it somewhere already. YSL L'Homme Parfum Intense and a very cheap but very good rip off from Zara Night Pour Homme III.

Conclusion: nihil nuovo sub sole, however not tragically bad. Far from a "must have" and even farther from thinking about it after the initial try. Sample is more than enough for me. Oh it's a good scent alright, but sadly a rip off.

Originality 2/10
Scent 7/10
Longevity 8/10
Projection 7/10

09th November, 2018

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