The word on this fragrance is that it smells a lot like Acqua di Gio. I agree. In fact, I enjoy 360° Red so much, I think it's finally time for me to reassess Acqua di Gio.
Like a lot of the Perry Ellis 360° line, Red improves on the
fragrance that inspired it. It's got the
same pale, muted citrus and floral notes that Acqua di Gio has, and it
certainly has the same overall fizzy woody citrus scent. Red, however, is noticeably spicier than
Acqua di Gio, with black pepper and cumin notes that give it extra bite and
earthiness. The oakmoss is also more
prominent in 360° Red. These aspects are
game changers for me, in a good way, since I've never liked Acqua di Gio. I also like the fact that the extra kick in
Red makes it more versatile than Acqua di Gio, so you can comfortably wear it
all year round, rather than just using it as a summer frag.
Most importantly, 360° Red smells more natural than Acqua di
Gio, yet it costs about a quarter of the price of the Armani scent. That doesn't make any sense to me, but it's
all good because it benefits us, the consumers.
I used to freaking hate this scent, but recently I decided
to try it out again and spend some more time with it. I'm really glad I did, and 360° Red is now a
welcome addition to my wardrobe.
MY RATING: 8/10