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Mania Giorgio Armani for women

Mania Giorgio Armani for women
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Mania by Giorgio Armani is a Oriental Spicy fragrance for women. Mania was launched in 2000. The nose behind this fragrance is Jacques Cavallier. Top notes are labdanum, orange blossom, vanilla and bergamot; middle notes are nutmeg, amber, cloves and saffron; base notes are iris, vanilla, guaiac wood and white musk.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Labdanum Orange Blossom Vanilla Bergamot

Middle Notes
Nutmeg Amber Cloves Saffron

Base Notes
iris Vanilla Guaiac Wood White Musk

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Mania Fragrance Reviews

@jenniferlincoln
@jenniferlincoln

Smoky and sexy, it makes you wonder why they don't make fragrances like this anymore. It is old school Armani sophisticated and perfect in every way. If you love Oriental fragrances, this one is a must!

Oct
28
2014
Mynotaur
Mynotaur

I adored this one years ago - is it still available in this form?

Oct
07
2014
aber19
aber19

As a perfume collector I was very excited to finally get a bottle of this. At first, it is a soft fragrance it reminds me of the Must be Cartier and mixed withYSL's Nu and with a little citrus thrown in. This seemed promising at the start, because these are my favorite perfumes. Yet,it is very soft which is disappointing. Armani's first perfume for women is far superior. This is softer than Sensi on me, which is sad. Alternatively, if you like a soft citrus and musky fragrance, it does not have too much projection on the skin it only lingers. If so, then this one may be for you. I have had this perfume on the skin for only 15 minutes. It reminds me of a a watered down Fendi Theorema, where the orange lemonade smells fuses with delicate spices. I do not get the strong smell of DK Cashmere, or Rumba but a soft perfume. Perhaps it is a perfume where you would just like to have a hot chocolate cuddle yourself in the blanket and smell the soft perfume closely to the skin. Yes, you could wear this to work because it is not offensive, vanilla sprinkled with very light spices and florals. I prefer the newer orange mania because it is more robust, is for summertime and is happy with beautiful white florals. I get lovely compliments when I wear this. In contrast this perfume is for winter which is a light smell of generic citrus, vanilla and limited spices. Personally on my skin it is a disappointment, I would have to put it on clothes to get better wear and projection with this one. I understand why this perfume is discontinued, the quality is lacking for me. I like fragrances that are strong like Must be Cartier, Anne Klein and Obsession and the original Opium. They are great for winter. However, I can understand why people would like this perfume because it is soft, lingers and is not offensive. It does not smell sexy on me, like on others. It has a nice vanilla, musk and spice.Yet it does not make a bold statement that "I am here". But it seems rather constrained which is a pity. On me the spices or wood never really flourish. Fortunately, I received a bottle for a reasonable price, and was lucky I did not buy a larger bottle, because it is rather expensive. Yet, some people may get more out of this fragrance, I recommend that you try a sample of this before buying, because it is a required taste. Now it smells like a soft sweet male aftershave rather generic after one hour. Now it smells like sweet vanilla, musk and citrus lolly water and with no wood. Each person's skin is different so it may work well for you, but try it out first it, if possible. I know it is discontinued, but it is available on eBay. On me this perfume is soft rather than moderate. If there are any changes I will review at a later time.

Aug
25
2014
mshilov
mshilov

The last original fragrance concept (scent/ packaging/ advertising) bearing Armani name. And it was discontinued soon - to be followed by those located between shame and disgust.

Mar
14
2014
Little Cooling
Little Cooling

I miss this fragrance so much...bring it back!! So much better than the resent Mania..

Mar
12
2014
claudia26
claudia26

PLeASE BRING IT BACK.

Feb
16
2014
CeciliaKu
CeciliaKu

This modern fragrance is not as spicy as the notes suggest, it is spicy and yet fresh.

Mania is very unique, edgy and minimal.

Feb
13
2014
henri345que
henri345que

For me, Mania is one of the most daring and obscure Giorgio Armani fragrances launched so far, one which is obscure but as velvet as silk at the same time. The beginning of the 2000 decade brought some risky oriental fragrances, and this is one of them. In structure it`s similar with Donna Karan Black Cashmere possessing an aura of smoky incense, dark flowers and sensual spices. But the difference relies that Mania goes on a silkier territories by a soft powdery vanilla an a creamy musk. It`s not an everyone fragrance, it`s unique, love or hate, one that could be easily in its armani prive collection today. It has a dark sophisticated aura, if you like it back up until you can still find it.

Jan
05
2014
valbona.bergman
valbona.bergman

i find this perfume perky and playfull but sometimes snicky and full of joy!Spicy and yet fresh...as i speak i can bring it to my mind! Really modern and special, distinctive and outstanding! I used to wear it in highschool and after that it was sadly discontinued. I think it would have been a must for young women :) between 16-23 too bad it's out :/

Sep
10
2013
nada
nada

managed to get this long discontinued scent on ebay... I had it once soon after it was created, and never smelled it since my bottle broke:( Now feels like meeting old friend - scent is so recognizable.

I absolutely agree - it is very modern, minimal and rich with precious woods. It is the sandalwood with musk at the base that lingers almost forever. But sadly it is not in your notes here. I disagree about amount of vanilla and presence of cloves. Those are definitely not the main notes anyway.

Aug
02
2013
Susan_b
Susan_b

I took a chance and bought this one online. I was reluctant because it has been discontinued for a while so I was worried that the scent would have lost it's uumph. I was pleasantly surprised, my exact words "Hello lover!". It's powdery yet sexy. It's an oldie but goody. It made me feel great. Isn't that the ultimate goal of perfume????

Jun
13
2013
genny17
genny17

This is a spicy unisex fresh scent, interesting, but not really something I would like, or maybe in the heat of summer as it is a cold scent. The saffron is what is left on me, my clothes, it is bitter and doesn't smell real feminine. So I would say the original Mana is a unique cool scent, maybe more edgy than the later version, but I prefer wearing the newer version,it isn't so spicy and is warmer also.

Nov
26
2012
diego.lesgart
diego.lesgart

Ha ha ha ha . . . A shopassistant sold me as unisex!!! Is ozonik and fresh...

Nov
22
2012
soonflower
soonflower

Lovely, sexy, spicy, warm.
It's such a shame that that kind of fragrances are being discontinued.
Ech, I truely loved this 'black' Mania.
The new Mania can't be compared to this and smells nothing like it - it's a different aroma.

Oct
22
2012
diego.lesgart
diego.lesgart

Me lo vendieron como unisex, jaja, y la lamina que habia visto recientemente era una pareja besandose, asi que lo lleve... stilo steack, adhesivo, fresco, frio ... me gusto...

Apr
22
2012
valbona.bergman
valbona.bergman

once i bought this and loved it but after that they discontinued it :P something not to be taken very seriously ,but i will say it any way,is that dkny Red Delicious reminded me of mania!

Mar
24
2012
armanimania
armanimania

My favourite perfume EVER. Nothing else compares to it.
It was not too sweet, not too spicy, not headache inducing, it was warm, and fabulous.
I am very sad it was discontinued.
The only perfume I could call my signature scent.

Oct
11
2011
Radchick
Radchick

One of the most perfect fragrances ever made. It's such a shame the original formulation has been discontinued. It's newer version is a mediocre replacement and smells nothing like this. I had no idea of the notes until I saw them here and I'm surprised. It's not as spicy as the notes suggest. This is more of a very well blended harmony of citrus, floral and mildly spicy notes. It's more of an oriental than spicy. It has to be experienced to be appreciated. I wish this was relaunched in all its original beauty.

Oct
04
2011
Cutie
Cutie

I like both perfumes (Armani Mania - peach color juice with white top and Mania - with black top.) This one is more serious and subtle. I think it is beautiful. It is not too sweet, not too fresh, not too fruity, not too flowery, not too spicy. It is just perfect to project status and femininity at the same time. I think it is a great interview fragrance (especially for the colder months). Mania is perfect for the office. It is rich, a little concervative and at the same time uplifting. Sillage and longevity are average for me.

Oct
04
2011
JazzBirdSinger
JazzBirdSinger

insanely sensuous and insanely discontinued.
nothing to do with the current formulation of mania.
i would say this is a cross between secret obsession and black cashmere.
not as dirty sex rumpled bed sheets as secret obsession,
and not the arabian saffron spiced filled souk of black cashmere.
just a perfect toned down blending of the two.
mania concentrates more on the labdanum and vanilla.
oh yeah, this is pure pleasure for me as i listen to billie holiday

Sep
09
2011
;-)
;-)

So perfect, not to spicy, not to sweet, not girly at all, not ladylike, not something granny would wear. I'll cherish it for ever and buy it again if it's relaunched. I'm happy I could find DK Black cashmere again (but it's not mania), meet my criteia of a me-perfume. Miss it so much it was ME.

Jul
02
2011
Christabel
Christabel

I think many of these reviews are referring to the new version of Mania which replaced the original and is not at all similar, lacking in the depth, mystery and sexiness of the original version. WHY WAS IT DISCONTINUED... boo-hoo! I still have half a bottle left and treat it with the reverence of a magic serum. when its gone its gone for good :(

Jun
14
2011
Habanita
Habanita

This is not for me. I don't see it as an "oriental spice". To me it's more a fresh and shiny one. I'm not into citrusy or green scents.

May
30
2011
twillocks
twillocks

"MANIA" IS AWESOME I love it. I think this will be my new scent.

Apr
20
2011
9154mf
9154mf

There is a huge difference between this and the newer Mania (peach juice, white lid). I love that one but I'm not a fan of this one, to me it smells like nutmeg flavoured lemonade. Its got this fizzy quality that is not agreeing with me. If any of you want it, PM me as I am happy to give it away for something small. I have 15mls left from a 100ml bottle.

Jan
11
2010
notme
notme

This is a bit far from what it states. I find it a rather sporty fragrance, sweetish, watery, nothing special, not better than a cooling shower-gel.

Oct
31
2009
gesch
gesch

I love it, too and won't start with babbling about the meanness of the discontinuation ;)
I try to review this, since there seems to be some confusion. This version of MANIA is totally different from ARMANI MANIA, which can be found frequently in the shops.
Where the new one to me is just a floral-sth., this perfume is special, although I have to admit that it's more fresh and less spicy than I would have thought when I saw the listed notes. Mania is fresh, orangy, slightly bitter and light.
The orange blossom is very strong in the beginning,very flowery fresh, then it becomes creamy and more settled with earth and wood, I think it's the safran which becomes strong. After 4 hrs I smell woody-nutmeg, with a hint to the citrus/orange of the beginning. The first hour can be too strong of this perfume, but then it becomes more toned down - very nice and interesting.
unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a smell-alike, my bottle is almost empty.

Aug
14
2009
Passionflower
Passionflower

Very nice! Very fresh, light and happy kind of smell. I'll wear it anywhere any time.

Aug
09
2008
guest_Zoe M
guest_Zoe M

This perfume is A-W-E-S-O-M-E smells so modern, oriental, minimal, strong. I don't know whats the difference between this one and Armani Mania with the beige/peach/white bottle, but this one awesome.

Nov
05
2007

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