Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Amarige by Givenchy

Orange, Mandarin, Peach, Plum, Neroli, Rosewood
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.

Yes, Amarige is a muscular floral that seems to be misunderstood by some. No one, ( including me ) wants to be in proximity to a steroided flower bomb. That situation is no doubt rude, not to mention shrill and distracting. However, applied sparingly, Amarige is a terrific rendition of white and green floral interpretations, accented assertively with fruits,spices and woods. This is certainly one strong lady, but since when does power suck? It only does if the aroma is inferior to begin with and that problem doesn't exist with Amarige. This lady needs to be handled gently and she'll respond in kind.

Givenchy thought enough of Amarige to create a male counterpart to this 1991 creation. Most in this hobby know I'm referring to Insense. It too is floral-dominant and a force to be dealt with if over applied. Amarige, on the other hand, is a celebration of not just florals. It's an aromatic bouquet complimented with earth tones, fruits, subtle resin and completed by a comforting oriental finish.

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.