Saturday, November 24, 2012

360° Red For Men

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

Fragrance House:  Perry Ellis

2 comments:

  1. One significant issue with AdG is its overuse (abuse) of Hedione. The original formula was 25% Hedione, and you know I can't help but feel that's a little too much of a synthetic thing to make a fragrance really smell good. It's not an awful scent but could use retooling imo. Nice take on this more-versatile PE scent.

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  2. I never knew that AdG has Hedione, but now that I think about it, it makes perfect sense. AdG does have a sour synthetic smell to it, and overdose of Hedione will create that effect. I still want to revisit it though.

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