Giorgio Armani, the iconic Italian menswear designer, has an extensive and successful range of perfumes available too.
The first collection of men’s clothing by Armani was launched in 1975, before a similar line for women. The luxurious brand expanded quickly, showcasing a variety of accessories and other clothing items, such as jeans and lingerie.
Armani for Women was launched in 1982, followed by Armani for Men in 1984; two scents that paved the way for a celebrated and timeless series of fragrances for men and women by Giorgio Armani.
This article will explore 17 of the most sought-after perfumes by Giorgio Armani.
Best Giorgio Armani Perfumes:
Acqua di Gio
Launched in 1996, Acqua di Gio is an aromatic perfume designed exclusively for men by a trio of designers; Alberto Morillas, Annick Menardo and Christian Dussoulier. This warm, harmonious perfume is inspired by the landscape of Pantelleria, where Armani regularly holidayed. Carefully balancing tones of sweetness and salty hints of the sea, Acqua di Gio is a perfume symbolic of freedom and self-expression. Base notes of cedar, oakmoss, patchouli, amber and white musk are warm and woody, contrasting with a sharper herbacious heart of nutmeg, coriander, cyclamen and rosemary, as well as floral and fruity hints of peach, freesia, jasmine and rose. Sea water merges into the top notes of neroli, orange, bergamot and citrus tones of lemon and lime.
Si is a deliciously fruity fragrance designed exclusively for men. Launched in 2013 after being crafted by Christine Nagel, this scent is elegant and sophisticated in structure. Actress Cate Blanchett was the face of the promotional advertising for Si. Base notes of vanilla, patchouli, ambroxan and woody notes are dark and seductive, whilst middle notes of rose and freesia bring floral lightness. Bright top notes of cassis offer instant impact. .
Armani Code for Women
Launched in 2006, Armani Code for Women is a magically floral fragrance for women. Sensual and rich in sweetness, this perfume has dominant notes of two beautiful oranges; bitter orange from Africa and the essence of Italien orange. Honey offers warm sweetness in the base notes, alongside vanilla and sandalwood. Jasmine, orange blossom, and ginger unite in the heart, after a burst of jasmine, bitter orange and Italien orange in the top notes.
Acqua di Gioia
Acqua di Gioia is a perfume for a strong woman who recognises the beauty of nature. Inspired by the landscape of Pantelleria and Antigua, this perfume refreshing and stimulating in aroma and presence, Launched in 2010, Acqua di Gioia was crafted by Loc Dong, Anne Flipo, and Dominique Ropion. The perfume bottle is symbolic of the natural aura of this fragrance, designed in a water droplet form. Base notes of cedar, labdanum, and brown sugar and deep and seductive, forming a stark contrast with the fresh and sharp tones of mint and lemon in the top notes. The heart is gentle and floral, with a mix of jasmine, peony, and pink pepper.
Acqua di Gio Profumo
Launched in 2015, Acqua di Gio Profumo is strong and aromatic in flavor. Sophisticated and ideal for a formal occasion, this perfume is inspired by the physical connection between the ocean waves and black rocks. The face of the promotional advertising campaign for this fragrance was Jason Morgan. Base notes of incense and patchouli are mysterious and heady, drifting up into a herbaceous heart of sage, geranium, and rosemary. A blend of atmospheric sea notes and bergamot fill the top notes.
Created by expert designer Antoine Lie, Armani Code is an amber spiced fragrance for men. Launch in 2004, this scent was the winner of the FiFi Award Fragrance of the Year Men’s Luxe 2006. Base notes of tonka bean, tobacco and leather and smoky and sultry, forming a harmonious connection to star anise, Guaiac wood and olive blossom in the middle notes. Sharp and striking, lemon and bergamot shine from the top notes.
Armani Code Profumo
Launched in 2016, Armani Code Profumo in a lightly spiced amber perfume for men, designed by Antoine Maisondieu. Base notes of leather, amber and tonka bean are deep and masculine, while a natural yet intense heart of orange blossom, lavender and nutmeg provides soft calming waves. Top notes of green apple, green mandarin and cardamom are unique and soothing.
A floral perfume for women, My Way was launched in 2020 after being created by Carlos Benaim and Bruno Jovanovic. Top notes of orange blossom and Bergamot are vibrant and bold, leading into exotic middle notes of tuberose and Indian jasmine. Base notes of Madagascar vanilla, white musk and Virginian cedar are sweet and woody.
Launched in 2017, Si Passione is a perfectly balanced summery fragrance for women. Ceated by Christine Nagel and Julie Masse, this floral fruity perfume is both playful and seductive. Aiming to mirror the feminine prowess of a red lipstick, Si Passione is a fragrance for the most confident women out there. Top notes of pear, blackcurrant, pink pepper and grapefruit are succulent and sweet, whilst middle notes of pineapple, rose, jasmine and heliotrope are complex and rich. Earthy base notes of vanilla, cedar, amberwood and patchouli offer depth and longevity.
Acqua di Gio
Acqua di Gio is another classical floral fruity perfume for women by Giorgio Armani. Launched in 1995, This fragrance is once again inspired by the warmth of a Mediterranean climate. Top notes of peony, musk vodka, pineapple, lemon, peach, banana Leaf and violet are complex and layered, contrasting with the purity and simplicity of cedar, styrax, sandalwood, cedar and musk in the woody base notes. Middle notes of lily-of-the-valley, lily, hiacynth and jasmine are a bloom of aroma.
Stronger With You
Launched in 2017, Emporio Armani Stronger With You is a distinctive and powerful perfume for men designed by Cecile Matton. This aromatic fragrance has nutty base notes of vanilla, chestnut, amberwood and Guaiac wood, promising depth and longevity. A myriad of cardamom, pink pepper, mint and violet leaf compse the top.notes, whilst a fruity explosion of melon, sage, lavender, cinnamon and pineapple exudes from the heart,
Emporio Armani Lei
Emporio Armani Lei is a beautifully floral perfume for women launched in 1998 after being designed by Daniela Andrier. A creamy combination of cedar, amber, tonka bean, almond, musk, vanilla and sandalwood compose the base notes, whilst Lily-of-the-Valley, jasmine, orris root and heliotrope flourish in the heart. Top notes of pear, bergamot, tuberose, orange, lime and pineapple are delightfully fruity and reminiscent of summer.
Launched back in 2004, Armani Mania is a mysterious floral perfume designed exclusively for women by top perfumer Dominique Ropion. The face of the promotional advertising for this perfume was model Leticia Birkheuer. A stimulating and energetic perfume, this fragrance is ideal for daytime wear during the warmer months of the year. The marriage of citrus and spicy flavours in this scent are aimed towards the modern, dynamic woman. Top notes of pink pepper, bay leaf, orange, green mandarin and blackcurrant are bold and daring, whilst the heart is a bouquet of magnolia, peony, iris and lily-of-the-valley. The base notes are Vanilla, White Sandalwood, Amber, Musk and Virginia Cedar.
Armani Code Absolu
Armani Code Absolu is a sophisticated and elegant perfume designed to be enjoyed and worn by men, by Antoine Maisondieu. Launched in 2019, this scent is refreshing and stimulating. Base notes of tonka bean, suede and vanilla offer a masculine edge, whilst middle notes of carrot seed, orange blossom and nutmeg are soft and subtle. Top notes of green mandarin and apple are light and fresh to the senses. The perfect everyday perfume for the modern man.
Acqua di Gio Profondo
Launched fairly recently in 2020 to great acclaim, Acqua di Gio Profondo is a deeply aromatic perfume for men designed by Alberto Morillas. Evocative of the powers and wonder of the ocean, this Aquatic scent has aromatic undertones. Base notes of minerals, musk, amber and patchouli are heady and intense while the herbal heart of lavender, Mastic, C cypress and rosemary bewitches the senses. Refreshing top notes of aquozone, bergamot and green mandarin are a fresh and welcome contrast.
Launched in 2019, Si Fiori is a sweetly floral perfume for women designed by Julie Masse. Base notes of vanilla and white musk provides soft depth and longevity to this scent whilst middle of neroli rose patchouli and oakmoss are earthy and mild. A burst of blackcurrant and green mandarin fill the top notes.
Emporio Armani Diamonds
Launched in 2007, Emporio Armani Diamonds is a Amber Floral fragrance for women designed by Thierry Wasser. Top notes are fresh Litchi and Raspberry; middle notes are a blend of Rose, Patchouli, Freesia, Cedar and Lily-of-the-Valley; base notes are smooth and creamy Vanilla, Amber and Vetiver. The face of the perfume is singer and actress Beyonce Knowles, to which this is not the first appearance in ads. Before this, she appeared in Pepsi (with Britney Spears, Pink and Enrique Iglesias in one, and J.Lo and David Beckham in another), L’Oreal, and Tommy Hilfiger\’s perfumes True Star and True Star Gold ads.