Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Amarige by Givenchy
Acacia, Blackcurrant, Gardenia, Mimosa, Tuberose
Amber, Cedar, Sandalwood, Musk, Tonka, Vanilla
What's white, green, fruity, woody and strong as Arnold Schwarzenegger was in his heyday? Amarige is a no holds barred, multi-faceted floral that could be considered either terrific or outright headache inducing. The secret is using an extremely deft touch when applying this fragrance and you will undoubtedly experience a very well made and pleasant feminine floral. Go all Arnold on this and you will think you just met the Terminator after a sex change. I describe it in this fashion because of the negativity posted on reviews and forums about Amarige, by those who've had a bad experience wearing it or being close to someone who was.
I have nothing but respect for Amarige and its concept. This simply needs to worn intelligently and I'm persuaded to believe that the wearer will be complimented. As strong as it is, there's no evidence on my skin of screetchiness or worse; the old ice pick-through-the-skull syndrome. Sillage is impressive as is the swirl factor. Longevity is approximately an epoch on my skin and can easily be detected the following Christmas if you wear it in July. Just busting your chops. It lasts 8 hours plus and should be considered a feminine powerhouse. Thumbs up from Aromi for Givenchy's Amarige and a STRONG recommendation to sample before purchase.