Friday, October 14, 2011
Giorgio Armani Eau Pour Homme
To me, Armani Eau Pour Homme is reminiscent of Eau de Rochas Homme. Both do basically the same thing very well. The Rochas came 9 years later, but both implement similar accords. Both have the capacity to escape being pigeonholed by the aromas of their respective eras. Let's just say they are versatile and call it good.
Eau Pour Homme opens with a sparkling blast of citrus. It's like a gathering of citric stars. Bergamot, lemon and orange coming atcha whether you like it or not. Lucky for me, I like citric woodies, hence the accolades. I cannot say for certain if the original batches of Eau Pour Homme were different or superior. Actually, I could care less since the current formula is what I'm reviewing and it's fine by me.
The heart is at a polite volume and reveals subtle whiffs of coriander, spice and lavender. I really don't get a conventional jasmin as it's listed, but I'm happier without having it an obvious note.The woody base is just as even keeled as the heart. It's a nicely blended array of cedar, sandal, patchouli ,vetiver and has just the right amount of moss to compliment the citrus that is still in the mix. Moss has a terrific habit of pairing up nicely with a well executed top accord and to me, this is a textbook example.
Nothing is loud, intrusive or screechy in Eau Pour Homme. It simply smells very good and I can't think of an occasion that it would be inappropriate to wear. It would behoove samplers to at least try this if you haven't already. It's a winner.......and a good choice for a year round wardrobe.
Thumbs up from Aromi for Armani's Eau Pour Homme.