Emporio Armani: Stronger With You vs Intensely
Armani is known for its classic male fragrances; from the classic Acqua di Gio to its new Stronger With You and Intensely lines, the fashion house is a go-to for traditional masculine scents and aftershaves.
In 2017, Armani released Stronger With You, and followed up with Stronger With You Intensely in 2019. Both scents are aromatic, woody fragrances, but what's the difference between the two? In this blog, we're going to give you the run-down on both these Armani fragrances, and give you some key points you might find helpful when it comes to the key differences between the two. Let's take a look!
Armani Stronger with You: Overview
Armani Stronger with you is one of Armani's most popular men's fragrances, despite only being released in 2017. Both fresh and spicy, a spritz of Stronger with You reveals opening notes of mint, sage, pink pepper, and hints of vanilla and chestnut thrown into the mix.
Durable and long-lasting, Armani Stronger with You is perfect for the work day, while equally suitable for evening events and date nights. The fragrance was created by Cecile Matton, a perfumer who has worked with many other high fashion brands, including Valentino, Nina Ricci, and Karl Lagerfeld.
Top notes: Cardamon, pink pepper, violet leaf, mint
Middle notes: Cinnamon, melon, pineapple, sage, lavender
Base notes: Vanilla, chestnut, Amberwood, Cedar, Guaiac wood
Armani Stronger With You Intensely: Overview
Released in 2019, the 'Intense' follow up to Armani Stronger with You follows the original scent's top notes, with pink pepper and violet still dominating the fragrance. However, this time the notes have been dialled up a notch and intensified, and blended with more intense base notes of suede and tonka bean. Tonka bean is featured in other Armani scents, including the ever-popular Armani Code, and is a classic base note used in many men's fragrances.
Stronger with You Intensely is slightly more pungent than its predecessor, with woody notes that linger on the skin for hours at a time. The addition of toffee as a base note makes this scent slightly sweeter than the original Stronger With You, but that being said, there's nothing sugary about it; the suede base note balances out the vanilla and the toffee, and the pink pepper makes this fragrance spicy, warm, and versatile.
Top notes: Pink pepper, Juniper, violet
Middle notes: Toffee, cinnamon, lavender, sage
Base notes: Vanilla, tonka bean, amber, suede
Longevity and durability
Both Stronger with You and Stronger with You Intensely offer higher-than-average levels of longevity when worn; the herbal notes of lavender and sage are known for their staying power, while the tonka bean in Stronger with You Intensely ensures that the fragrance lingers on the skin for hours at a time.
However, if you're looking for the fragrance with the highest longevity, Stronger with you Intensely has the edge; the notes are stronger, and provide better staying power; you can expect to get 9-10 hours of wear with this scent.
Both fragrances also have high sillage, which means that they project well and can be easily detected by those around you; a few spritzes of either scent is all you need to make a head-turning impression.
Stronger with You vs. Intensely: How to wear both scents
The warm, aromatic scent of both Stronger with You and Stronger with You intensely makes this fragrance a clear choice for the colder months - you'd be best pairing this scent with autumn outfits and chillier weather.
When it comes to its versatility and daytime vs. nighttime wear, we'd honestly say that it's up to you; both are ideal for wear during the work day while also giving you a long-lasting nighttime scent. If you're looking for something slightly more head-turning, opt for Stronger with You Intensely - it's made for date night!