Monday, 22 January 2018 / Northern Ireland, UK

HIS & HERS // Emporio Armani

Now that we are approaching Valentine's Day, it only feels appropriate that I bring up a discussion we've been having quite frequently at the Perfume Shop and that is perfume duos and just how much they have been produced in their masses in recent years. I mean, they did prove popular with our store over the Christmas period, so there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that we are going to be sold out this Valentine's Day to. In fairness I think it's pretty fab brands are hopping on this bandwagon; for example Paco Rabanne who are in the middle of launching AQUA Invictus and Olympea - a fresher, more Spring into Summer take on their originals.

It's definitely an intriguing trend to watch develop, but it was Emporio Armani YOU that captivated me the most in 2017. During our training we learnt that in 1966 Giorgio Armani met the love of his life, Sergio Galeotti and as partners the two launched the Giorgio Armani business empire, together. Although Galeotti did pass away in 1985, their love story lives on and is the basis of Armani's latest Eau de Parfums Because It's You; for her and Stronger With You; for him.

In-fact it's said that the fragrance names read much like vows - two people simply committing to one another, sealed with layers of rings on the bottle cap, the same ring design that Armani himself wears to this very day. Armani YOU captures the balance and strength of an equal empowerment and provides the senses with an olfactory illustration of a modern day love, with its sensual partnership of strong fragrances for him and her. I knew that Matthew and I had to have this duo; particularly because when combined, you can create a new scent - something I feel is unique to the brand itself and a great selling point for couples looking for a coveted fragrance.

Stronger With You; is a spicy eau de toilette for him. It's a masculine scent with spicy accords in the top notes; a mix of cardamom, pink peppercorn and violet leaves. Stronger With You has inherited a confident elegance, with the easy nonchalance of youth, conveyed by the sage at its aromatic heart. These notes combine with the smoky vanilla jungle essence and the sugar coated chestnut accord, producing an irresistible men's fragrance.

Because It's You is a happy, delicious and sparkling perfume for her, simply irresistible like a ripe raspberry in its perfect and most elegant naturalness when combined with neroli notes. This women's fragrance is unabashedly feminine, full, instinctive and passionate. Its charm apparent, like the addictive and sophisticated rose absolute scent. Because It's You plays with powers of seduction as vanilla mixes with musk, revealing a complex and incredibly deep sensuality.

Emporio Armani Stronger With You and Because It's You are scents that symbolize a powerful love - one that I feel would be a perfect 'hello, I love you' gift this Valentine's Day.


What duos are you looking forward to this Valentine's Day?


  1. I love finding new perfumes - and I love that these come in both male and female versions - such a lovely idea for a gift !

    1. I'm perfume mad, but working for the Perfume Shop has definitely made me worse haha! & I agree, it's becoming such a trend and I'm down for it x

  2. I love the one for him more of my type ;)
    Cardamom, pink peppercorn and violet leaves, LOVE THIS!

    1. I LOVE Stronger With You, it smells amazing & honestly really suits my boyfriend haha! x

  3. These are the cutest little bottles ever!!! I need to head to boots and have a sniff as they sounds gorgeous!

    Tarnya xx

    1. Aren't they! You'll have to let me know what you think of them, if you're going to buy the two the Perfume Shop have 20% off a second item until the 14th February, so you'll save big just in time for Valentine's Day! x


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