Mick bought me Giorgio Armani Si for Christmas after I’d mentioned in passing a few times that I fancied trying it. Usually I only ever really wear Jo Malone, but every now and again it is nice to have a change and try something new.
I’d once smelt a sample of Si back when it first launched in 2013 and I liked it but I never got around to actually buying myself a bottle. I’m now down to just over half a bottle because I have been wearing it a lot since Christmas, although I am one of those who sprays quite a lot.
Giorgio Armani Si is an elegant chypre with a modern twist, but it is one of those fragrances that is timeless. I do often find myself drawn to these types of fragrances and I can see why this has been so popular since it launched.
What Is A Chypre?
Chypre is the name of a family (or concept) of perfumes that are characterised by an accord composed of citrus topnotes, a middle centered on cistus labdanum, and a mossy-animalic set of basenotes derived from oakmoss.
Sicilian Bergamot, Mandarin Oil, Liquer de Cassis
Rose de Mai, Neroli, Egyptian Jasmine
Patchouli Oil, Blond Woods, Amber, Orcanox, Vanilla
The perfumer behind the scent is Christine Nagel, who has also produced many perfumes for Jo Malone, so it’s no surprise that I love it. I will say that the wear time on it isn’t as good as I’d have hoped for. If you spray it in the morning you do need to top up by afternoon, but other than that I have been really impressed with it.
I’d say that Giorgio Armani Si is a good all rounder scent and it is extremely wearable. I can see myself buying another bottle once I run out and I rarely ever do that with perfumes.
You can buy Si from Debenhams and other retailers with prices starting at £52.00