Giorgio Armani Oud Royal. The Armani/Privé Collection was
created shortly after Giorgio Armani launched his eponymous Haute Couture line. While in ancient times spices were the bargaining counter around the Mediterranean shores, a number of rare and even more precious essences subsequently took their place. In the eastern confines of India, the strange alchemy that binds the heart of a tree with an intruding fungus gives birth to a hard wood with a deeply penetrating fragrance. Placed on the embers of an incense burner, it perfumes interiors and garments. When distilled, it delivers a golden and potently sweet-smelling essence which, as it matures, grows darker and thicker like a liqueur. This dark, dense oil exerts real fascination, and in the eyes of connoisseurs these rarest of qualities are more precious than gold. Sometimes worn on the skin, it distills intense woody effects and is adorned with animal-like reflections, shades of dark earth and tones of humus. When Giorgio Armani turned his attention to oud, he decided to work it the way he would a heavy brocade lined with gold and silver, leaving its weight, its noble intensity and majestic sedateness. Respectful of its personality, Giorgio Armani set about highlighting each facet of character in its composition: depth is amplified by an amber harmony, the reddish glow is fanned with spices, the dark earth reflections are smoked with a veil of myrrh and incense. Giorgio Armani has staged the splendid crowning of ...
Giorgio Armani Bois d`Encens. The Armani/Privé Collection was
created shortly after Giorgio Armani launched his eponymous Haute Couture line. Giorgio Armani wanted to reconnect with a part of his childhood with Bois d`Encens. He wanted to rediscover the damp coolness of the stones of the Italian churches still filled with the curling smoke of incense. To create the incense in the image of his memories, he magically balanced his two elements, the capricious and volatile essential oil and the more serious, reasonable and steady absolute. Then he chose Cedar for its beige and mild scent and Vetiver for its dark, pungent and warm root. The woody, resin accord resonates once again, mystical and slender. The intense, black top comes from the volcanic deepness of the earth, from where the volcanic glass draws its protective strength. When held in the hand it will combine its beneficial strengths with the magical incantation of the incense. Bois d`Encens: a fragrance seeking truth and knowledge, Giorgio Armani`s chosen personal fragrance. Spray applicator Eau de parfum
Giorgio Armani Rose D`Arabie. The Armani/Privé Collection was
created shortly after Giorgio Armani launched his eponymous Haute Couture line. Born in the gardens of Ispahan, damascus rose returned from Syria with the crusaders; while in the 18th century the centifolia rose was colonizing Europe, Turkish rose remained the divine essence of Eastern magicians. Al-iksîr is the Arabic origin of the world `elixir`: a golden, sweet-smelling elixir that Arabian perfumers were the first to obtain through the water vapor distillation of fragile corolla. The rose was one of the first flowers to yield the secret of its fragrance. An attar of rose, the flower`s essence, became the perfumed secret with honey-colored reflections worn equally by men and by women. For Giorgio Armani, damascus rose is the incarnation of sensuality; it has the rhythm of purple and gold silk: slow, radiant and shimmering. Rose d`Arabie is a majestic ode to the essence of rose. Spicy with flashes of saffron at the outset, it chooses patchouli and dark woods in order to develop at the heart. At the base it gives itself up to the sensual harmonies of golden amber. Spray applicator Eau de parfum