Here's Something You Want To "Sì"...
I want to preface this review by making one thing very clear- I am NOT a perfume junkie. Do I wear perfume? Yes. However, I don't find myself being attracted to the fragrance section of Sephora (and let's be honest, I don't have very much stamina left after browsing the makeup section). However, there is one perfume that I have been using every single day for the past three weeks, and I seriously cannot get enough of it. The perfume that I'm talking about is Sì by Giorgio Armani.
I was casually meandering through the aisles in Sephora, when I noticed a special display. On it lay this perfume bottle. It looked very unassuming, no sparkles or frills the way most perfume bottles look nowadays. In fact, it looked SO unassuming that it intrigued me. When I sprayed it onto my skin for the first time, I expected it to smell something like Chanel No. 5. You know, the overly-aged, vintage Grandma scent. However, this perfume caught me off-guard.
It smells unlike any of the perfumes in my current rotation. It smells very mature, yet not aged or sickly vintage. According to the Sephora website, the notes in this fragrance are Chypre, Blackcurrant Nectar, Airy Florals, and Musky Blond Wood. To me, there is definitely a sweet muskiness about it. This is definitely a perfume I would recommend going to check out in store and testing on your skin. Everyone's body chemistry is different, so perfumes tend to smell different on everyone. Don't just spray the tester on the little perfume sample strips the stores provide. Trust me, this perfume smells MUCH better actually on your skin after you've given it an hour or so to fully dry down and warm up to your body.
One of the biggest pros to this perfume is that it lasts ALL DAY (at least, on my skin). Once again, perfumes tend to last differently depending on body chemistry, but I can't rave about this one enough. There's definitely a reason this has almost a 5 star rating on Sephora.com out of hundreds of reviews!
The price is a little steep, but it's a designer perfume, so what else do we expect? The price ranges anywhere from $28 for the 0.34oz rollerball to $140 for the 5.1oz eau de parfum spray. I paid $92 for the 1.7oz eau de parfum spray.
I would HIGHLY recommend giving this perfume a sniff next time you find yourself by a fragrance counter. Nothing about the packaging will scream at you, but let's be honest, it's always what's on the inside that counts! ;)
xoxo Eshani a.k.a. TotalMakeupJunkie101