Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani has made his name with menswear and his fragrance line. Armani began his career as a window dresser for a department store before designing menswear for the Nino Cerruti company before opening his first design office in Milan, Italy. With his first collections appearing in 1975, Armani’s work has been seen in many films. The brand expanded through the 1970s and 1980s with casual wear and accessories before entering the fragrance market in 1982.

Although Giorgio's first foray into perfumes was in 1981 with the release of Giorgio by Giorgio Beverly Hills, the first Armani branded perfume was released in 1982. Simply called Armani, this chypre perfume for women (now discontinued) was to be the first of many successful perfumes to be released under the signature Giorgio Armani label. This was followed in 1984 by the release of the first Armani fragrance for men called Armani Eau Pour Homme