To Idol-ise or not….

The gold box doesn’t lend its self with a 21st century perfume but at the same time the discreet lines and elegant black text does work. Inside it reveals itself as a very cute and stylish, perfect handbag/glove box sized bottle, that instantly takes you back to an era of glamour and sophistication and extra long cigarette holders.

Giorgio Armani Idole d’Armani evokes images of warm summer evenings in far off places, bowels of fresh figs and the heady scent of jasmine and pear and beautiful ladies drinking gin with an olive surrounded by men as beautiful - I think I may have found my 2011 summer fragrance.

Available in three sizes 30, 50 and 75 ml (for those small, medium and large handbag days) with a price range between £38 to £66, it falls into the I can treat myself range of Eau to Toilet rather than it’s my birthday soon and someone may buy me some! 

Having worn the perfume now for well over a fortnight, I still find myself smiling indulgently when I catch a smell of the warm summer tones or at other people as they smell the perfume and wonder what, where and who it is coming from. Two ladies have so far stopped me to comment on how wonderful I smell and to enquire what I am wearing. Something inside of me wants to share my secret, the other half would like it to be my secret fragrance. Does that make me selfish?

The versatility of the fragrance reflects in its desire to please in any social occasion. From nipping to the village shops to dinner with friends and family, it lends itself to every occasion offering a warm relaxed fragrance for sophisticated ladies looking for something that little bit special. Thanks to the Fragrance Shop this fragrance is available on the high street throughout the UK.