Product Review: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Eau de Parfum

A while ago I composed a post discussing a fragrance sampler kit I received as a Christmas gift. One of the fragrance options within the kit was the Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Eau de Parfum (quite a mouthful, I know), and since I ended up going with it as my final selection, I wanted to describe it in detail because I am enjoying it so thoroughly.

According to its description on Sephora, this perfume is inspired by the island of Pantelleria, just off the coast of Italy. The name of the perfume, Acqua di Gioia, translates into “water of joy,” and I can understand why considering how personally satisfied I am with the scent of this perfume. Its top notes offer a combination of mint, brown sugar, and Italian lemon; its heart notes contain jasmine, dew of peony, and pink pepper; and its base consists of cedarwood and labdanum.

I was not aware of this when I used the fragrance sampler coupon to purchase this perfume, but Giorgio Armani fragrances donate five dollars towards UNICEF USA to support the UNICEF WASH Programs for each and every “Acqua di Giò, Acqua di Giò Profumo, and Acqua, Sun, Air, or Sky di Gioia Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum purchased in the United States through authorized distributors from March 1, 2018, to March 31, 2018, with a minimum donation of $500,000 from all Acqua for Life promotions.” Obviously, I purchased this product in Canada, but if you reside in the United States and are a fan of Giorgio Armani fragrances, there is now more incentive than ever before to purchase a bottle of your own.

I will admit that this perfume does not last on my skin for as long as I would like, but it smells absolutely incredible. It is light and versatile, and I have a hunch it will become my signature scent.

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