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Yes that's right, the Badger is going to give his opinion on another aftershave and today it's going to be one of my all time favourites, Acqua De Gio by Giorgio Armani.
Up until last year I had never smelt or seen this in the shops. That was the case until one night I agreed to look after my sister. My dad wandered into the room and the beautiful fragrance that is Acqua De Gio followed him. I was instantly hooked.
Acqua de Gio is a fairly new fragrance for men. I bought my bottle from the Armani shop in Manchester for £32.00 for a 50ml bottle.
The actual bottle is very basic, with a rounded feel and frosted glass. The actual colour of the aftershave is a very pale green making it look extremely refreshing and modern. This being the 50ml bottle, it isn't huge in size but it is easily identifiable by the ACQUA DE GIO and GIORGIO ARMANI written on the front in large black letters.
The notes to ADG build this up like there is no tomorrow, stating that the fragrance is distinctly masculine in nature, with a transparent, fresh woody smell. Normally I'm not too keen on an aftershave that has a distinct woody smell, as personally I prefer the waft of light citrus. It's far easier my nose and the noses of the people who have to be around me.
Upon opening the bottle unlike other aftershaves you are not immediately struck by the smell. Had I not already smelt the product I would have been worried by this, and probably would have thought I'd just bought an expensive bottle of water. As the bottle is moved closer to the nose a fresh, remarkably light citrus smell can be detected, but strangely, nothing that resembled a woody smell!
Once applied there seemed to be something of a smell explosion in my bathroom! This light fragrance on contact with skin changes dramatically. The light fresh smell is still evident, and a woody undertone was detected but the actual strength of the smell had been magnified several times.
After ADG had been applied for a few hours the smell was still noticeable, but it did become much lighter and the woody fragrance did go (thankfully) and I was left smelling gorgeous (even if I do say so myself). This stuff smells so good I have to remind myself not to smell my hands whenever I've used it at night. It's addictive!
This is an ideal gift for that man in your life and I believe it would appeal to everyone. Although at £32 for a 50ml bottle this isn't for everyday use, it is however perfect for that special night out and will have heads turning, both male and female. This is a pulling fragrance if ever I smelt one and it lasts for well over 7 hours!
Although I bought my bottle from Armani, it can be purchased from Bodycare (£27.99) and Boots (£29.99). In addition to the aftershave, Armani produce a range of smellies, soap, aftershave balm, body lotions all with the same devine smell.
Giorgio Armani is associated with top quality products and I'm happy to say this stuff has never let me down. Top stuff!
Further information about products from Giorgio Armani can be found at www.giorgioarmani.com. The website is amazing and well worth a look.