Like a breath of clean, cool ocean air Acqua di Gioia (Giorgio Armani 2010) opens on the skin. Then, as it continues it sweetens and notes mint and lemon are accompanied by well paired peony and pink pepper. Into the drydown as truly sugary as it is, it still is amazingly crisp, refreshing and cheering. And that’s when it becomes certain that Acqua di Gioia is fresh brewed mint tea over crushed ice, with a bit sugar lemon in a bottle.
Top notes: mint and Amalfi lemon. Middle notes: peony, jasmine and pink pepper. Base notes: Virginia cedar, French labdanum and sugar.
Noses: Loc Dong, Anne Flipo and Dominique Ropion