I've wanted it for ages... And now I have all three!
Ever since Armani Si came out, it's been on my wishlist. And then I sampled it in the store and fell in love. What a truly stunning, sweet scent... Not too gourmand, but absolutely perfect. However, it was extremely expensive and I couldn't justify spending so much at the time. Fast forward to my birthday, when Tilen took me to Sephora and I spotted this trio just waiting for me... Thankfully, my lovely boyfriend picked it up for me as a gift! I was so happy and it makes me smile just thinking about it. The trio set with 30 ml of each scent was 100€, which I thought was a good deal. Here are the reviews of each scent...
Armani Si EDP
Initially, before I sampled the scent, I thought I would hate it. I'm really not a fan of patchouli, but I've noticed when it's mixed with something sweet like vanilla in Si (or chocolate in La Vie Est Belle), I really enjoy it! The EDP opens with cassis, another note I'm not too fond of, and what follows is a magical concoction of freesia and rose. Finally, the scent settles into an amazing vanilla patchouli drydown, with added notes of woods and ambroxan. All in all, this sounds like something I couldn't stand, but it's stunning. A grown up version of Prada Candy, if you ask me. Just beautiful. Sillage and longevity are average (3-4 hours on me, but my skin drinks perfume). The bottle is simple, unique and truly beautiful. This scent will always be special for me because it started my love for the line, but it's not my fave out of the three. It's perfect for fall/wintertime, a warm spicy and patchouli scent. You can purchase it on Salma, from 50€.
Armani Si EDT
This is, by far, my favorite out of the three scents. That's actually really shocking, because I don't usually like EDTs as they are weak and watered down, in my opinion. However, this beautiful perfume is a different mix of notes and is more floral, but still sweet. So beautiful. This is a sweet fruity floral, but still very unique. It has heavy vanilla and some woodsy notes as well. Black currant, freesia and pear open the fragrance, followed by mango and strawberry. Then we have the familiar vanilla/patch dry down of the original. Just a stunning scent which works for daytime in any season. I'm in love... And it lasts just as well as the EDP, if not better. Purchase it here, from 40€.
Armani Si Eau IntenseLet's talk about the sillage monster of the family, Eau Intense. It's the EDP, but less watered down, basically, extremely strong and potent. Perfect for nights on the town and date night. Spicy, aromatic, vanillary & sweet... Another winner for sure. For me, it's a better version of the EDP which lasts longer. The notes are similar, but heavier. However, what disappoints me is that the fragrance lasts as long as the EDP, though it has better sillage. A bit sad about that. Purchase it here from 60€ up.
If you can still get your hands on this set, I would totally recommend it. It's stunning and perfect for hardcore lovers of the scent like me. I still need the White version though, don't I? Just to complete my collection! That's a valid excuse, if you ask me!
What's your fave fall/winter scent?