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Armani Code Femme Eau de Toilette
Why did I buy this product?
I bought this product after using the Armani Code eau de parfum, which I really liked but I felt that it was slightly too strong a scent for the daytime, but I really liked it and wanted something really similar that I could use for daytime or summer wear. In general I love Armani scents, I have tried 5 or 6 different ones and this is probably my second favourite (after Acqua di Gioia).
The bottle is lovely - I think it is really a really elegant shape and a beautiful colour. For me one of the things I love about perfume is the feeling of treating myself, and this bottle definitely feels like a little luxury.
The spray delivers a good amount of perfume - one spray on the wrists and one on the neck seems to be the perfect amount. I don't think it is too much as I my bottle seems to be lasting quite a long time so I'm sure I'm not wasting it.
The scent is beautiful. I am not a huge fan of overly floral perfumes so this suits me perfectly. It has a fresh citrussy tang (which comes from the orange and orange blossom notes). The honey and vanilla bass notes add a kind of warm sweetness.
It has good lasting power - I can still smell it several hours after I put it on. It does not last as well as the eau de parfum though, probably due to not being as strong.
This is a great perfume for all ages - both me and my mother are very fond of it.
Price and Availability
Not as widely available as the eau de parfum of the same scent, and only available in one size. (50ml, 47.50 at Boots). It is cheaper than the eau de parfum but this probably doesn't make any difference in the grand scheme of things as you would have to use less of the eau de parfum.
Would I buy it again?
Yes. It's yet another gorgeous scent from Armani, my favourite perfume brand. I don't think you should rush out and buy it without trying it first as it's such a subjective thing, but if you want a new scent, I definitely recommend trying this one.
I was lucky enough to get a bottle of Giorgio Armani Code Femme Eau de Toilette for Christmas 2012 and I now use it most days :)
Armani Code is a pretty new scent on the scene, though Armani have been making scents for years and as a trusted brand I knew I'd like Code when a friend recommended it to me. The bottle is a tall, thin bottle a bit like Christina Aguilera's scent, or a short version of Flower By Kenzo, and it is styled in clear glass with a blue tint to the top and a navy flower decal over it. The lid is in black plastic and the spray atomiser is in stainless steel.
Giorgio Armani Code Femme Eau de Toilette comes boxed and cellophaned so it's a great gift on it's own, but it can be purchased as part of a gift set with a shower gel and moisturiser which is what I got, and very nice it is too.
Amazon describes the scent as 'Orange Blossom is the Muse of this creation: a miracle of the nature, the quintessence of femininity. A unique creation reveals this flower's full magic and operates its metamorphosis by the incredibly soft embrace of Madagascar vanilla and a touch of honey. Sambac jasmine, from India, amplifies the radiance and elegance of this celebration of noble materials.' I wouldn't say that it is overly orangey, though it certainly has a fruity overtone, with undertones of the vanilla coming through. It's what I'd describe as a sweet smell but it's not overpowering or cheap smelling as some floral or sweeter scents can be, but it's certainly no where near as dark and musky a smell as say Poison.
I do like the scent and on an average day it does last around 5-6 hours on the pulse points, it's not an all day scent probably because it is a bit lighter and has less musk, but that's not a problem for most people as you're usually wearing it for work or for a night out. You can get handbag atomisers to decant a little in to, should you wish (I have one and they are excellent).
A note on the spray from the bottle, it's nice and strong, no drips and a good 'cloud' effect (should you like to spray and walk, a la Friends, to scent your hair) and the pump is easy to press and it feels high quality.
Overall I highly recommend Giorgio Armani Code Femme Eau de Toilette, either as a treat to yourself or as a gift, as mine was a gift I won't go into prices, I'm sure you can understand - but if it's priced in the same arena as most Armani scents, then I wouldn't begrudge paying that.
I will happily give it 4/5, it's a lovely scent, not my favourite ever (that's Herve Leger Femme), but a great light daytime scent which appeals to many. Lovely!
After being treated to an Armani Code fragrance gift set a few years ago I have been using the perfume ever since. Marketed as a sensual but simple spellbinding fragrance it really does live up to the advertising! In a sleek dark blue bottle with black lace-like flower detail trailing up the stem if really does look like a spell in bottle. The deep blue fades to a clear glass at the bottom of the long sleek bottle. The bottles look elegant and expensive. The bottle is supplied in a long thin cardboard box with the same design keeping a thread of consistency throughout.
Armani code is sold in 50ml and 75ml bottles in Boots and these range from £35-£45 so for me is one of most expensive perfumes in my collection but in my opinion it is well worth the price tag.
The perfume has top notes of Orange Blossom, along with Jasmine orange itself, and base notes of Honey and Vanilla. I happen to not be very keen on both orange and vanilla but these notes seem to not be very noticeable and the Jasmine and orange blossom are more distinctive and combine together to create an oriental tone to the perfume. The perfume, for me, is quite seductive in its fragrance and with a hint of floral notes too. It has a good depth of fragrance and is long lasting easily taking you through the whole day without fading.
When first applied the perfume is quite strong but not over-powering but soon settles into your skin within 10 minutes or so. The fragrance then remains solid for a good 8 hours or so before really starting to fade. I have had lots of compliments on the perfume since starting to wear it and comments about how long lasting it is. I would say that the Armani Code lends itself to a more evening wear market with its oriental tones and deeper fragrance but I have to say I love it so much I wear it day to day.
A seductive new fragrance for women Armani Code Pour Femme is a fresh sexy feminine blend of zesty blood orange ginger and pear sorbet softened with hints of sambac jasmine orange blossom and lavender honey warmed with precious woods and vanilla /