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Acqua di Giò Absolu

A fresh opening based on bergamot, with a fruity layer underneath - not very specific the latter, but a bland sort of fruity sweetness. Additional freshness is provided by a marine/sea breeze component that is also present right after the opening blast.

The drydown adds a floral interlude, a floral basket that is fairly traditional and predictable: lavender, a standard floral, geranium and touches of peony at times. White florals mainly.

The base adds - not overly sweet - vanilla as well as a soft and fairly light patchouli impression. There is a nonspecific woodsiness intermingled with the vanilla that gradually fades out towards the end.

I get moderate sillage, good projection and six hours of longevity on my skin.

A pleasant scent for daytime in the transitional seasons of spring and winter, which follows traditional pathways.  This flanker shows considerable differences when compared with the original.  The main drawbacks are the distinct unexciting synthetic character of the ingredients as well are the overall generic nature of the mix.   2.75/5