Giorgio Armani: Acqua di Gioia

‘The difference between style and fashion is quality.’ /Giorgio Armani/

About the brand
Giorgio Armani is a worldwide known haute couture designer from Italy. He was born in 1934 and first he studied medicine and wanted to become a doctor.  After his military years he started working as a window dresser and he founded his own brand, Armani in 1975.
He designed the costumes for more than 200 movies during his career.
He was the first designer to ban models whose weight was under 18 BMI.
Armani is good friends with actress Cate Blanchett. Two of the most expensive dresses of all time were designed by Armani, worn by Blanchett and were encrusted with Swarovski crystals. She wore the first one in 2007 and the second one in 2014 to the Oscars. The actress is currently the face of the Sí perfume.
The Armani Beauty brand consists mainly of perfumes, makeup and skincare products.

About the scent
Acqua di Gioia was released in 2010 and it is still available for customers.
It is classified as a floral aquatic scent.
Heart notes: Jasmine, aquatic note
Top notes: Crushed mint leaves, Limone Primo Fiore Feminello
Base notes: Cedarwood heart, brown sugar, labdanum

The perfume was first advertised with Victoria’s Secret model, Emily DiDonato.

In 2016 Hungarian supermodel, Barbara Palvin became an Armani Beauty Ambassador and she started to become the face of the Gioia collection.

My opinion
I’ve been spending my first Glamour Days in the capital with two of my best friends and our shopping trip lead us to Marionnaud. After tiring our noses with basically all the scents in the store, I found the one I was looking for.
Acqua di Gioia is fresh and earthy but still has something very luxurious about it. It is the perfect choice from spring to autumn.
Funny thing that it also came with a red beauty bag. Red is one of my favourite colours and it is so elegant! It has the label tag with golden in the front and it came in a black carrier. I know what you think… who needs a bag for a bag? Well, you don’t know you need it until you have it!
So altogether, Glamour Days 2018, you’ve made my heart melt but by wallet cry.

Where can it be found? 

Official website


My perfume collection

Not many people knows about this but perfumes were already used in the ancient Egypt. We Hungarians took part as well in the making process because it was us who used scented oils mixed with alcohol solutions first. Then of course the French people made an industry of perfume making in the 17th century. That time people didn’t take baths very often so they used perfumes to cover their body smell. The world’s most famous perfumes are the 4711 made by Mäurer & Wirtz and Chanel No. 5, the scent that was personally chosen by Gabrielle Chanel. Now let’s move on to some useful details about perfumes.

Who are ‘the noses’?
They are people who have exquisite smell and work to create new perfumes.

What is the difference between eau de toilette and eau de parfum?
Eaut de toilette contains maximum 10 percent of aromatic compounds while eau de parfum contains up to 20 percent. So all together you can use more amount of eau de toilette.

How to choose your scent?
I think you should take time when it comes to choosing your scent, because it will become a signature, a part of your personal style. While our noses get tired very easily, don’t be ashamed to go back to a store multiple times.
Don’t sprinkle the perfume on the test papers. It smells different when it is directly sprayed on your skin.
Don’t change your perfumes very often, maximum 2 bottles are enough. A lighter smell for spring and summer and a stronger or sweeter smell for autumn and winter will be enough.
Behind the ears and the inside of the wrists are the places you should spray your fragrance.

Here are the perfumes I tried throughout the years and I really admired:

Emma Watson was the face of Lancôme‘s Trésor Mindnight Rose in 2011. She once said in an interview that this scent reminded her a lot of Paris where she was born.

Nina by Nina Ricci became a very iconic fragrance with its apple shaped glass.

I really like the Christina Aguilera perfumes, Insprie is my favourite one.

It has been my dream for a long time to own a Chloé perfume and last year I bought one in Austria. The ad features Harry Potter’s Fleur Delacour, Clémence Poésy.

And this is the fragrance I currently use from Versace:

My most favourite perfume of all is Burberry‘s Brit Sheer, but I couldn’t find the commercial video of it. 😦