Inspiration behind the fragrance came from a personal dedication to his his mother, Maria. Giorgio Armani introduced his first Modern Chypre to his collection in honour of his mother who wore and simply adored a chypre fragrance as a young woman. Prevalent as always, top notes of blackcurrent liquer are this time softened by two floral notes. Mr Armani's favourite flower freesia creates a sweet and subtle initial impression. As a tribute to the Rose the heart notes are Si Signature Rose De MAi Absolute combined with the Turkish Rose. Patchouli, Iris and Vanilla define the this fragrance as a tradition chypre, featuring in the scents base notes.