Several years ago, I was lucky enough to be sent the Armani Diamonds Rose perfume by a PR company when it was first released. It was love at first sniff. When Armani Diamonds Violet was released, I got that too and also loved it. So last year, when I spent a few months working in Boots, I was dying to give the original Armani Diamonds a try. You can probably tell where this is going – I love this too so I was over the moon to find this in my Christmas stocking two months ago.
Emporio Armani Diamonds Eau de Parfum comes in a pretty simple square white box which looks almost cushion-like, punctuated by four diamonds. The design carries across the range with Diamonds Rose in an identical pink box, and Diamonds Violet in a purple one.
The bottle isn’t easy to photograph but it is multifaceted, resembling a clear diamond with the Armani logo in the centre. It doesn’t have a removable lid but it takes a good push in order to release a spray so I’ve travelled with these perfumes several times without fear of leaking or setting them off in my bag.
This is classified as a gourmand-floral fragrance. The top notes are litchi and raspberry, the heart is made up of rose, cedar, lily-of-the-valley, freesia and patchouli, and it dries down to a base of vetiver, vanilla and amber. I would label this quite a sweet scent but I don’t really get a hit of either fruity or floral notes, just sweetness. But a grown up sweetness, rather than a teen candy-sweet. I am not usually a fan of floral scents at all but this isn’t overpowering in that respect. When it dries down, the fragrance is very warm and you get the hit of vanilla and amber which I adore. I think I would label this more of a gourmand scent than anything else.
I had been without any of the Diamonds range for the guts of a year but one spritz and I fell straight back in love with this. The wear time on this is good, towards the end of the day I stop smelling it but I wore it a few days ago and the day after, I put my coat on and instantly smelled it again so it does stick around.
Overall I think this is a feminine, playful perfume that is sweet and summery yet still mature. It isn’t too overpowering and is a perfect every day scent that is still intoxicating enough for people to notice it.
I love to write perfume reviews as I have quite an extensive collection but they are difficult. I wish you could smell it through the screen with me. But if you’re looking for a grown-up yet sweet perfume, this could really be your jam and if Diamonds doesn’t quite do it for you, give Rose or Violet a go instead. I’m obsessed with all three.
A 30ml bottle costs €46, a 50ml bottle is €60 and a 100ml bottle retails for €81 at Boots.
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