An airport might be the last place to invoke the Vitamin D-filled joys of lounging around on a ritzy boat, but Giorgio Armani has managed to provide the perfect escape. Inspired by cruises on the balmy Mediterranean Sea, the Armani Yacht Club is created exclusively for Singapore Changi Airport in partnership with The Shilla Duty Free and Changi Airport Group to recreate the serenity and sophistication of a luxury yacht — even if it’s just for a moment.

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The sailing-inspired Armani Yacht Club is located at Changi Airport’s Terminal 1.

Located next to The Shilla Duty Free at Changi Airport Terminal 1 at the Transit Departure Area from 28 March to 26 April 2018, the concept will also quite fittingly launch the Acqua di Giò Absolu, the brand’s latest fragrance for men.

The multi-sensory experience begins when you step into the luxury yacht concept: Filled with light birch wood floors, deep green military ship-esque walls and a cut-out ceiling with light streaming in, it will surely induce a bit of sailing envy in you.

The latest star of Giorgio Armani’s stellar lineup is the Acqua di Giò Absolu.

It also provides the perfect atmosphere to the new Acqua di Giò Absolu, a warm and sensual fragrance that brings to mind fresh seawater and the comforting warmth of wood. Patchouli is used to accentuate the marine notes and woody aromas, giving way to a scent that is undeniably masculine, but with a twist.

You’ll want to have a go at every amazing scent there, but Giorgio Armani can also help you discover your favourite scent via a fragrance barometer digital application, which upon selection of three favourite key notes, will reveal the matching olfactory range.

Can’t decide which to choose? The store’s handy barometer digital application will help you determine the perfect fragrance.

A slight tinkering with the perfume intensity level, and you’ll get a final perfume blend that best embodies your personality. As a memento before you leave for your flight, a photo booth at the Armani Yacht Club will immortalise your experience onboard this luxurious “sailing” experience.

Personalisation services are available with any purchase of a Giorgio Armani fragrance.

We wouldn’t recommend leaving without a Giorgio Armani fragrance though — you’ll be treated to complimentary engraving services on an exclusive leather case, scented nautical bracelet or the line’s travel spray for every purchase there.

Shatricia Nair
Senior Writer
Shatricia Nair is a motoring, watches, and wellness writer who is perpetually knee-deep in the world of V8s, tourbillons, and the latest fitness trends. She is fuelled by peanut butter and three cups of coffee a day.