Armani CodeBlack Code (2004) Eau de Toilette

Armani Code / Black Code (Eau de Toilette) by Giorgio Armani
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Armani Code / Black Code (Eau de Toilette) (Giorgio Armani)
Armani Code / Black Code (Eau de Toilette) (Giorgio Armani)
Armani Code / Black Code (Eau de Toilette) (Giorgio Armani)
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Armani Code is a popular perfume by Giorgio Armani for men and was released in 2004. The scent is spicy-sweet. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesOlive blossom, Star anise
Base Notes Base NotesGaiac wood, Leather, Tobacco, Tonka bean

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (565 Ratings)

Longevity

6.7 (375 Ratings)

Sillage

6.2 (361 Ratings)

Bottle

7.1 (377 Ratings)
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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 7.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
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Beautiful fragrance shelf life but once again the shelf life
Endurance burner, woman magnet, Pantydropper There is much which the code says, I must admit it already stands out from the other bestsellers. It is a very nice scent which has its justification in any case but unfortunately Armani has a very bad durability of approx. 4-5 hours as with the also very good smelling "He". Not particularly suitable for celebrating as the silage is not the best either. But what I have to admit is that you get some compliments. For dates therefore very well suitable with a nice meal if one does not want to be too intrusive. It's very popular with women, but men also asked what a great fragrance this is.

To the fragrance itself he starts beautifully citric with a slightly overblown sweet but not too sweet. It then becomes spicier in the course and sweeter the citric freshness is quickly vanished. A gentle woody note slowly creeps in and becomes more dominant over time, but the tonka bean never becomes too dominant. After about 2 hours I almost only smell a soft tonka bean with a nice hint of guaiac wood. As said with a better durability you could have made more out of it.
I am curious what Armani still has great in the portfolio then hopefully times with a better durability.
Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 7.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
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A class scent
Armani Code by the house of Giorgio Armani is great masculine scent. It has a really bright and fresh opening with some sweetness provided by the tonka bean note. I get a hint of mint also possibly provided by the star anise. While i dont have a a good nose for individual notes I dont get the tobacco as listed but I do get some woodiness after the dry-down, I find that this does leave a good scent trail after applying. Longevity for me is average around 5 - 6 hours. It will project depending on skin type for the first 2 - 3 hours. Armani Code is a versatile scent and could work as a good day or night scent. My only negative is the price seems a bit over inflated.

The bottle design is slender and modern and it is easy to use when applying. Although the dark glass seems opaque there is some transparency and you can see remaining juice in certain light,

Overall score 8/10
Scent 9.0/10
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very good fragrance but expensive!
i Think this is a pretty Amazing fragrance!
i Think its pretty expensive, you can get better fragrances for the same Money, so thats the reason why a gave it 90 instead of 100%, this fragrance just get better if you wear a leatherjacket, so the smell of the leatherjacket and the fragrance go together.. really nice smell!
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 2.5/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 6.0/10
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Wonderful smell, but...
Code smells absolutely delicious! There isnt much left to say about it.

Warm and comforting, this scent just could project more and last more to be higher in the rank.

I smell lots of tonka bean with a light leather note in the base.

Despite the lack of projection, i do like this and it's worth it in my opinion - a great and romantic skin scent.

There's a cheaper alternative to Code, which is Salvador Dali Black Sun. Both are a must try at least. Thumbs up!

Updated January 2014
Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 6.0/10
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The perfect scent for your black tuxedo
The thing about Armani Code is that it's extremely sexy but rather difficult to describe. It's not spicy like most masculine scents, for example, YSL's Opium for Men or CK's Obsession for Men.

In some ways it's a clean and soapy interpretation of a spicy scent with a touch of citrus and leather. There is such an aura of confidence and elegance surrounding this fragrance, making it rather formal in a way, like something you'd perhaps wear with a traditional tux.

The olive blossom is a wonderfully unique additive to the composition, bringing with it an interesting saltiness which is quite alluring on the skin.

There is a powdery like aspect to this fragrance that tends to develop more towards the drydown. Do not fear, it's a masculine powderiness, nothing like sweet, flowery baby powder or anything like that.

Refined and somewhat formal, yet easily transferred into day-wear, Armani Code is probably one of the nicest Giorgio Armani scents I've tried. It's successful in being simplistic and not too over-the-top or too edgy. The longevity and the projection is good which is an added bonus of course. I recommend this fragrance for formal wear, cold weather and those fashion-conscious men.

Statements

Jazzy76 110 days ago
Dark outside but not powerful: a citrusy-woody acchord which lasts on the skin only a few hours.Anyway, pleasant as daily scent+1
Bottle 7.0
Sillage 6.0
Longevity 6.0
Scent 6.5
Nage 10 months ago
Reformulated, suck now.
Used to be one of the most amazing and beautiful scent.+1
JoaoMartins 68 days ago
Wore 2 bottles of this one back in the days. I think the current formula is ultra synthetic compared to when it was just called Code Black
Bottle 7.0
Sillage 6.0
Longevity 7.0
Scent 6.5

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