7 Oct 2013
When I heard that Cate Blanchette was the face of the new Giorgio Armani Fragrance Si* I was more than a little excited. She is a beautiful woman, very strong and inspiring woman. I learned that she has a long standing relationship with the brand as she used her first movie pay to buy an Armani suit, which still she has today. She looks absolutely stunning in the campaign.
I’m a very loyal girl and it takes something quite special for me to put down my favourite scents (Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin and SPACENK Laughter) and use something new, but this new Si fragrance from Giorgio Armani is very special. It smells so sophisticated but in a youthful way.
It has notes of Vanilla, Blackcurrant, Rose de Mai and Patchouli and base notes of blond amber which give it a sophisticated musky scent. When you initially spray this you can smell the Vanilla which gives it a sweet scent but it calms down to reveal a chic musky scent which lingers all day. It smells amazing. Even my husband loves the way this smells. He is a big fan of Patchouli, so I think thats why he likes it on me.
It is light enough to be worn through the day but is also sophisticated and sexy to be worn at night. This fragrance has a side that most people will love – the sweetness of the Vanilla and Blackcurrant, the beautiful floral notes of Freesia and Rose de Mai and the more sophisticated base notes of Patchouli and blond wood.
The bottle is simple but feels luxurious and looks very pretty sat out on my vanity. I don’t know why but it reminds me of a flower. Si is Italian for Yes and I think thats quite a positive name for a fragrance. For me it embodies the strength of women and opening ourselves up for opportunities and positivity. The name Si along with Cate Blanchette being the face of this new Giorgio Armani fragrance makes me associate it with being sophisticated, ambitious and strong. I think that embodies what I want to be as a woman.
I have put some of this into my Travelo so I can have it in my handbag, I’m a big fan and if you’re looking for a new fragrance urge you to test this in store and walk around whilst the scent changes from being pretty and sweet to being musky and sophisticated. You will be a fan I am sure.
Let me know what fragrance has surprised you and made you introduce a new scent to your collection.
30ml – £44
50ml – £63
100ml – £85
Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.
6 Oct 2012
The first thing that you notice about this Superdry fragrance is the packaging its BOLD and really substantial. It is really fun and bright. I wasn’t too in love with it at first but it is something that grows on you. Not sure it would appeal to everyone tho. The fragrance itself is in a really nice bottle its heavy and feels quite luxurious. I think for their first ever fragrance they have done well with these. They fit right into their branding, on trend and great quality.
The Oriental Amber has a really fresh scent it’s quite sweet when you first spray it but it calms down on the skin and the scents really start to come through. It has lots of lovely notes including Jasmine, Vanilla, Sandalwood and Rose. I have to say it’s quite a grown up scent. Often with high street perfumes you need to wear quite a lot of product for it to last but that isn’t the case with this Superdry fragrance. A little lasts a long time and the scent really develops with time. I think these will be really popular.
The whole package is well put together. From the box to the bottle and the flip top cap and the perfume itself. They stand out and are really nicely presented.
I’ve surprised myself and have actually enjoyed wearing this. It is not the kind of sweet scent I tend to go for but it has been really nice to change it up. If you’re not into bright packaging don’t be put off. I think you will be genuinely surprised with this fragrance. Pop in and give it a test. Have you tried any of the other 3 fragrances? I quite like the sound of the Neon Blue.
Superdry have released 4 female fragrances Neon Pink Oriental Amber, Neon Blue Fresh Floral, Neon Orange Fruity Citrus and Neon Purple Creamy Ozonic. They are available in larger Boots Stores and in Superdry stores too. They all retail at £35 for 40ml.
Also what are your favourite perfumes. What do you always go back to?
* This perfume was sent to me for my consideration but the opinions are my own.