Launched two years before the feminine version, Armani Mania arrived on the market in 2002, as a woody spicy fragrance, developed by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. I managed to sniff it a couple of weeks subsequent to its release and this occasion revealed to me a pleasant masculine scent, built around 3 main accords: fresh, woodsy and amber notes. Moreover, in spite of the fact that I never bought it (got myself Armani Code instead), Armani Mania is a perfume that I could always have in my wardrobe.
At the moment of testing the fragrance, after spraying a blotter and convinced by it, I decided to apply it also on my skin. The first accords were very seductive, in a blend of mandarin orange, leave and saffron, the most expensive spice. Then, in about 20 minutes the composition dissolved into a warm heart, made with cedar and vetiver. Finally, the dry down unveiled the combination of white musk and amber, perfect for a long sensual feeling on the skin.
The bottle that holds Armani is an example of understated elegance (I always thought that this is the source of inspiration for the Armani Code recipient!) in which the transparent glass reveals a grey hue liquid and everything is topped by a metallic-like stopper. The packaging box preserves the same chromatic, in which the elegant grey color is contrasting with the white shade of the perfume’s name. The video commercial captures precisely the essence of Armani Mania, a fragrance for a business man, who likes to take a good sample from the pleasures of life.
Armani Mania Giorgio Armani Perfume Details
- Armani Mania by Giorgio Armani is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Spicy
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2002
- Perfumer: Francis Kurkdjian
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
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