Acqua Di Gio Profumo

Hey guys! It’s Kayden back with another review! Today, I will be reviewing this cult favourite, Acqua Di Gio Profumo (ADGP). For those who have been watching YouTube reviews, you will know that it has been appearing in countless top 10 lists till date. So, how does it smell like and is it worthy of that hype?

Let’s start off with a brief introduction. I am sure many of you would have heard of or even used to wear the original Acqua Di Gio (ADG). It is a classic and a worldwide best seller. Why? ADG is a aquatic fragrance and back in the days, aquatic wasn’t that widespread. Moreover, no one really hates ADG. It is clean, fresh and masculine.

Seeing that ADG is such a big hit, Giorgio Armani released more and more flankers of it, including and not limited to Essenza, Absolu and of course, Profumo. ADGP is composed by Alberto Morillas, just like the original and was released in 2015.

The top notes are bergamot and sea notes. The middle notes comprise of geranium, rosemary and sage. Lastly, the base notes include incense and patchouli.


In my opinion, ADGP is a darker, more mature and generally, a better version of the original Acqua Di Gio. The original is still popular among the masses but to many fragrance enthusiasts, they rather opt for ADGP. Why? Because as time got by, more and more aquatics like Nautica voyage gets released and the whole market got overpopulated by aquatics. Next, performance issues. In the current formulation, Acqua Di Gio only lasts for 2-4 hours which is unacceptable for many.

ADGP smells exactly like ADG but with added incense and patchouli in the drydown. Thus, this makes ADGP smell more mature (Incense) and darker (patchouli) as compared to the original ADG.

Longevity & Projection

ADGP are above average in both categories. It lasts for 8-9 hours on my skin. This means that this can be your scent for work or going out the whole day. Next, its projection is 2-3 feet. This ensures that whoever is walking past you will be able to smell your fragrance and this will likely leave a good impression.

Seasons & Occasions

This is a signature worthy scent! Even though aquatics are very common in the market right now, ADGP sets itself apart by adding a twist of incense and patchouli to the aquatic vibes it gives off. Overall, ADGP is very well-blended which puts it on the higher spectrum of designer scents as compared to Nautica Voyage, Versace Man Eau Fraiche, Cool Water by Davidoff.

Season wise, I can see this being worn from spring to fall. Perhaps it will not work as well in the winter due to its fresh nature but I wouldn’t dismiss it totally either, especially in early winter.

ADGP is perfect for the office, dates, clubs and even black tie events. The only occasion I would avoid wearing it is when I am outdoors during daytime for prolong hours. The incense and dark patchouli may prove to be overwhelming for people.


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