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Giorgio Armani

Italian fashion designer known for understated elegance. Armani attended medical school for a couple years, then started in fashion as a window dresser in an Italian department store. He later worked for Italian designer Nino Cerruti. In 1974 he debuted his first menswear collection; today, he owns a fashion empire than has done very well indeed: in 2004, he was ranked 294 in Forbes list of the wealthiest people in the world. Lines include Giorgio Armani Borgonuovo (luxe), Armani Privé (couture), Le Collezione (diffusion line), Emporio Armani (upscale sportswear) and A/X Armani Exchange (denim & sportswear).

Fragrances are produced under licensing arrangments with L'Oreal. Armani's first big fragrance success came with 1995's Acqua di Gio for women, followed by Acqua di Gio for men in 1996.

Other fragrances include Armani Pour Femme (1982), Armani Pour Homme (1984), Gio (1992), Emporio Armani (1998), Armani Mania for women (2000), Emporio Armani White (2001), Sensi (2002), Emporio Armani Night (2003), Armani Mania Men (2002), Armani Mania Women (2004, new version), and Black Code (now renamed Armani Code) for men (2004).

Also see review for Emporio Armani City Glam for him (2005).

The Armani Privé fragrances

In 2004, Armani debuted a high-end niche line under Armani Privé; fragrances include Armani Prive Bois d'Encens & Eau de Jade and Armani Prive Pierre de Lune & Ambre Soie. Later additions include Cuir Amethyste (2006), Eclat de Jasmin (2007), Encens Satin (2014).

In 2008, a lighter range was introduced under the name "Les Eaux Armani Privé", with Rose Alexandrie, Vetiver Babylone, Oranger Alhambra. Later additions include Cèdre Olympe (2009), Figuier Eden (2012), Pivoine Suzhou (2015).

In 2010, the One Thousand and One Nights collection, including Oud Royal, Rose d’Arabie and Ambre Orient, was introduced. In 2011, they added Cuir Noir; in 2013, Myrrhe Impériale

Recent introductions include the Les Éditions Couture series, all limited edition: La Femme Bleue (2011), La Femme Nacre (2012), Nuances (2013), Ombre & Lumière (2014).

The Armani Privé line is sold in the US at Barneys, Saks, Giorgio Armani boutiques or online direct from Armani (see link below).

Recent fragrances from Giorgio Armani

2006Armani Code for women, Emporio Remix Lui & Emporio Remix Elle

2007: Armani Code for Women Eau de Toilette, Armani Summer Mania, Armani Attitude, Emporio Armani Diamonds, Emporio Armani (PRODUCT) Red She & He

2008: Emporio Armani Diamonds For Men, Emporio Armani Diamonds Intense, Onde Mystere, Vertige, Extase

2009: Attitude Extreme, Armani Code Summer, Idole d'Armani

2010: Acqua di Gioia, Summer Diamonds 2010, Armani Code Summer 2010

2011: Armani Code Sport, Armani Code Summer 2011, Diamonds Black Carat

2012: Code Luna, Diamonds Summer 2012, Armani Code Sport Athlete, Acqua Di Giò Essenza & Acqua Di Gioia Essenza, Armani Code Ultimate

2013: Eau Pour Homme & Eau de Nuit, Acqua Di Gioia Eau Fraîche, Diamonds Summer 2013, Si, Diamonds Rose

2014: Eau d'Arômes, Armani Code Ice, Diamonds Rocks for Men, Sì Intense, Armani Code Ultimate Femme

2015: Acqua di Giò Profumo, Armani Code Turquoise for women

Where to buy

The Armani line can be found at major department stores or online fragrance discounters.


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Further reading

See all articles on Now Smell This tagged Giorgio Armani, or see our collection of Armani fragrance commercials.

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