Wednesday, March 22, 2006

REVIEW: Emporio Armani Night for Men

Notes: Tangerine, Grapefruit, Violet, Sage, Cayenne Pepper, Cedarwood, Myrrh, Patchouli

Pros: Wonderful oriental with sweet (yet subtle) floral citrus notes in the top and warmer spice and woods in the bottom. On me, I sense the presence of musk and vanilla...Subtle yet wonderful.

Cons: The bottle looks like a pepper shaker.

Reminds me of: Hmmm, I've been asked if I was wearing Lauder's Intuition for Men while wearing Night...

Development: Not so much...the citrus fades out a bit after an hour and the patchouli never really makes much of a presence...Again, where's the musk?

Longevity: I can't tell, some days it seems to disappear only to re-surface hours later.

Sillage: I catch trails of it now and then, a light musky oriental...Not gonna knock'em dead, but it's pretty good.

Where can I buy it? $41.89 for a 100ml tester edt spray at

Bottleworthy? Yep...easy to wear any time of year and very, very comforting.

The Bottom Line: Another winner from Armani, this time it's the third of the now 4 Emporio scents. I love'em all, but Night is my fave, a darker, deeper version of Emporio White in my opinion. Night can be found at a discount so buy it now before it disappears...I've heard it's been discontinued! I liked the women's counterpart but found it overall too sweet, and not as subtle or sexy as the men's. One of Armani's best creations.

Rating (out of 10): 8

What's your favorite Armani scent?


Dusan said...

Hi Marlen, I agree that this is Armani's best, at least out of the Emporio line, which I also love and treasure in my collection. I too find Night to have a somewhat elusive longevity, but I get that with all EA fragrances and thankfully I've learnt to live with that, I just love them to bits! Myrrh is one of my favourite notes and here it is paired with grape, benzoin, violet and vanilla to create a stunning composition. Like you, I don't register the often overpowering presence of patchouli which is good because it would only mess things up. And what's that crap about Armani Code being Armani's first masculine oriental? I couldn't believe reading that on their official site, and what's even worse is people parroting it around! Hello, Night came out first! And if you ask me, it's still no. 1! Mental note: must restock on NIGHT before it's sold out. Cheerio!

castorpollux said...

I agree too that it might be the best of the EA line, it definitely is the one that best suits my skin and if it's going to be discontinued i'll rant and curse for ages!!

marlen said...

dusan, cp - yes, it's true, Night rocks! And sadly, I do believe it is on its way out...why ow why do they always discontinue my faves...sadists....