Product Type: Giorgio Armani fragrances
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A Code With Depth
Giorgio Armani Code Eau de Parfum
Member Name: topsyturvy
Giorgio Armani Code Eau de Parfum
Advantages: smells great, lots of notes
With Armani, I really admire them as a fashion brand, but hadn't thought much about trying out their fragrances. However, the advert for this fragrance was on quite a lot recently with Megan Fox advertising it and the advert is good at catching attention but it seemed more to me like it was a mans fragrance being advertised. However, when I went into my recent department store and saw this bottle it stood out to me right away as it is very eye catching and mysterious looking.
The bottle is clear and it rises up into a dark blue tint which is beautiful and it is surrounded on one side with black flowers which just adds that touch to the design. It is a similar shape to Flower by Kenzo being tall and slim and cylindrical but I like this shape as it goes in at the waist, so to speak just to make it easy to hold. The lid for this is black and then the spray head is inside. The box is very similar to the bottle with it having 'Armani Code' written on the front and it is an 'eau de parfum'.
I expected a really heavy fragrance from this one as usually higher fashion brands make much heavier fragrances but this isn't too heavy at all. It has a light musky scent to it as well as an almost soapy tone and it has a sweetness if you take in the scent with depth. On first spray it smells quite orangey and tangy but this soon fades right away to leave that musky scent and it is quite light and fresh at the same time with that mix of faint florals added to the blend. It is a very deep scent that throws out a lot of notes to the wearer.
Looking up the description of this scent, it is described as being ' An orange blossom waterfall cascades skin with a caress of honey' which sounds just like what I had picked up on. However, looking at the actual notes included the top notes are jasmine and orange which is why that orangey tangy scent hit me upon first spray. The heart notes are orange blossom to add to the top layer and the base notes are honey and vanilla which is where that deeper sweetness seems to come into it.
The fragrance is made up of beautiful notes and what I like the most about this is that for once I could actually smell each individual note clearly rather than it being masked by a stronger note. The fragrance is very romantic and quite seductive and I like that it is quite intriguing and it really could be worn well in the evening or if you want to wear it in the daytime that would work well too, it is a powerful, feminine scent and the more it is on the more the scent develops into something sweeter.
I found that I wanted to spray a couple of sprays for this scent to really ensure that it stayed on strong but you could spray lighter as well. Being an eau de parfum, I think this has a great staying power and I really found that I could smell this on all day when I wore it so there was no need to have to reapply this and also it was just nice that it kept strong all day and didn't fade as I wore it. The fragrance is good quality and definitely has the base notes come out as it stays on.
I could hardly smell the orange tones the longer this was on but that was ok with me as I still love the smell of this. It is the kind of fragrance that is adaptable for all age groups and I like that about it, a younger woman may feel empowered wearing this and an older woman may have more confidence wearing this so it gives each individual wearer, something a bit different. It is a versatile scent that lasts the length of wear and it smells great.
To buy this perfume online at theperfumeshop.com it is £39.50 for the 30ml EDP, the 50ml EDP is £53.50 and the 75ml EDP is £71.50. It is about standard for a high fashion label EDP but eBay may have some good deals on this.
The official Armani website is http://www.armani.com/gb where you can buy this online.
Summary: a mysterious scent by Armani