Launched: 2012 by Giorgio Armani.
Acqua di Gio Essenza is a woody, aromatic fragrance. It is composed of a top note of cascalone (a molecule that is redolent of cold clear water), bergamot and grapefruit zest, a heart note of paradisone blended with jasmine absolute, basil and sage, and a base note of patchouli, Atlas cedar, vetiver and ambrox.
Off the coast of Italy, the island of Pantelleria is a place where the deep blue-green Mediterranean Sea meets the sun and earth, creating a sense of happiness, serenity, and optimism. This fresh, aquatic fragrance, whose name means, “water of joy,” captures the simple happiness one can experience at this extraordinary destination. The fragrance’s top notes rise like a soft sea breeze, bringing forward a sensual blend of cool mint, warm brown sugar, and the zest of Italian lemon. Next, the heart notes emerge with beautiful floral hints of jasmine, dew of peony, and traces of pink pepper. The base lingers on a uniquely Mediterranean trail of cedar wood and the complex, herbaceous accords of labdanum.