When it comes to style, men do consider many things. Matching clothes, arm wear, anything that could possibly enhance their look. One thing that shouldn’t be forgotten is the perfume. For some people, perfume is included as faminine thing. Highly suitable for women only, or so they thought.
In France, 42% men use perfume daily, 22% on some occasions, and 14% of them never use one (2017). We can’t avoid the facts that perfume may work with some benefits carried on. It can enhance the mood of the user, make a stronger personal characteristic, make a person more attractive, and somehow make socialization a bit better.
But a thing to remember, there are so many genderless perfume out there, useful for both men and women. Usually, the men are choosing their personal perfumes based on some important things. But the most considered factor is their own relationship. The perfume that they choose highly depends on their partner’s taste.
Surely, a perfume that’s disliked by your wife/girlfriend can affect the whole dating session. That’s why, some people may need a recommendation for this case. A perfume that has an affordable price, yet doesn’t have too strong a scent.
We have two choices here to pick from, the Dylan Blue and Acqua Di Gio Profumo. We’re gonna do a little bit of comparison, and see each of them thoroughly. So without further ado, let’s begin.
This perfume somehow brings a love and hate relationship with the users. Why is that, many would wonder, but let’s answer it later. Following the success of the ‘Pour Homme’ version of the Oud Noir perfume, Versace once again presents its newest perfume for men. This time it was Dylan Blue’s turn whose source of inspiration came from the blue Mediterranean Sea. Read also: Lacoste Touch of Pink vs Joy of Pink.
It was launched back in 2016, under Euroitalia’s license. The perfume came with two versions, the 2008’s original and Oud Noir Edition. Its characteristics are refreshing and a bit fruity. Dylan Blue offers a refreshing blend of the bergamot orange, sweet wine and black pepper to give a masculine touch. The combination produces a versatile eau de toilette fragrance for all occasions. Good when attending a formal party or relaxing by the beach.
Starting with the scent of Water Notes, Calabrian bergamot, Grapefruit, Fig Leaf in the first phase. Followed by the scent of Violet Leaf, Papyrus, Patchouli, Black Pepper, Ambroxan in the middle phase. Then the scent of Musk, Incense, Tonka Bean, Saffron can be felt lastly.
Based on some reviews, its strong scent does leave a more personal impression. The scent is unique and attached to a person. Highly suitable for the people who want to be noticed both at workplace or groups. Its masculine scent is also perfected for men. Whether formal or informal parties, this perfume will work on any occasion.
This perfume is dominated by the refreshing aroma of Aromatic Fougere. Use this perfume every day before starting activity. It’s also suitable to be used when going to attend your special event. With the strength and endurance of its long lasting aroma, it is able to accompany all your activities to the end.
Even though it’s a perfume for men, some people do hate the strong smell. Its strong and clean smell, somehow making a feminine impression. The sop and water scent from the first spray could be a bad thing for some people.
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|Product Dimensions||4 x 5 x 4 inches||6 x 8 x 6 inches|
|Shipping Weight||25 pounds||2.88 ounces|
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In terms of bottle design, the shape is still similar to its predecessor, the Oud Noir series. The design is rigid like an ordinary box but with a pyramid accent in it, which highly represents a strict male character. The bottle cap and the legendary Versace medusa logo appear in gold accents to give a touch of luxury and elegance.
If Oud Noir is mostly finished in black, Dylan Blue comes in blue sea color to symbolize the blue of the Mediterranean Sea as a source of inspiration for Donatella Versace, the creator. Its blue color makes it more suitable for men. Being a perfect gift for either boyfriend or husband. The price is not that tight either, with the average 74 dollars.
Acqua Di Gio Profumo
Another familiar product from Giorgio Armani. Many said that this perfume is like the Acqua Di Gio version 2.0. Having a refined darker scent than original, but still carrying a familiar smell.
This perfume is the one with an elegant, cool and strong scent. The scent of this perfume illustrates the merging of ocean waves with black stones. The composition of the aroma of Acqua in Gio Profumo consists of a touch of the aroma of water, wood and original authentic spiciness.
This perfume was designed by Alberto Morillas. The aroma opens with Bergamot and Sea Notes in the first phase. Then slowly you will feel the aroma of Geranium, Rosemary, and Sage in the middle phase. And closed with Patchouli, and Incense in the last phase.
This combination makes it a beautiful product. And it seems to be balanced, not just all scrambled in the bowl. Acqua Di Gio has a fresh aroma but not too strong or sporty, and the smells of citrus are not too acidic like some other original perfume types. The aroma of this Armani’s perfume is so mild and blends gently with the body like the scent of the bath soap you use.
The unique, mild, and classy aroma that this perfume has is one of the reasons why it is still in a high demand. In fact, after 14 years of release, Giorgio Armani – Acqua Di Gio still has ads on GQ. Most people assume that this perfume has a timeless aroma, and it’s true.
As for the price, the price is a bit higher reaching 120 dollars per bottle. A bit expensive indeed, but always worthed.
Dylan Blue vs Acqua Di Gio Profumo
Without a doubt, many would pick Acua Di Gio Profumo, said to be another masterpiece from Giorgio Armani. Sure, the price to pay is doubled, but the performance does seem to be better. It may offer a more balanced combination, making a unique scent with fresh and aquatic accord. Resembling a familiar and memorable scent of the original 1996’s Acqua di Gio.