About Armani Code by Giorgio Armani (2004)
Armani Code was created by the perfumers Antoine Maisondieu and Antoine Lie and was released to the public in 2004. It was first called “Black Code”, but then it was decided to change the name to what it is still called today as “Code”.
The women’s version of this scent was released in 2006.
The scent is amazingly powerful, when we smell something it triggers thoughts or feelings of the past and the present. The whiff of sizzling juicy steak basted on a tempered fire at a friend’s barbeque inspires a tummy growling and chest pummeling reactions. Or a delicious aroma of a roasting turkey filled with mom’s secret yummy filling encourages howling appreciation and snarling at Thanksgiving dinners.
Armani code for men will call to the man who knows who he is and is comfortable in his own skin yet still, in the hidden recesses of his heart, is a romantic (which he will deny if ever asked). This elixir is a sexy slow dance that dirty dances with a complex mix of zest, sensuality, and passion.
The Armani code for men scent voyage:
- Zesty top notes of lemony freshness
- Sensual middle notes of a sexy collision of sweet and spicy
- Passionate base notes of raw masculinity
Antoine Lie, Antoine Maisondieu and Clement Gavarry were the triumphant trio that created this seductive elixir for Giorgio Armani and presented us mere mortals the Armani Black Code for men. The Trio founded ‘sex in a bottle’ when they blended bergamot, lemon, star anise, olive blossom, guaiac wood, leather, tobacco and tonkar bean swirled with the other essential key ingredients for their ‘potion’.
The Eau de Toilette and the Eau de cologne are different in strength, that means the Eau de cologne is more concentrated whereas the Eau de Toilette is more ‘watered’ down (not really watered down with actual water, just diluted).
Have you ever noticed how a scent smells so grand on your boss but when you try the same scent it just chokes you? There are other factors that, aside from the concentration levels, also affect how your body reacts to fragrances and the length of time the fragrance will hold to your skin. Your body has its own unique makeup of scent, chemical reactions and functions. The more stress you are under, the more the body works the sweat glands and the level of your metabolic rate functions differ when your pressure rises. Among other things, all this will work together to affect the scent of your Armani code for men on your skin and the longevity of the smell as well.
The natural scent we release are chemicals, all creatures’ great and small release chemicals. Now let us talk about pheromones, pheromones are these chemicals we all release and these chemicals give off signals. These signals are released via smell and when emitted create reactions of an emotional nature. In the animal kingdom a skunk emits pheromones as a defense tactic to elicit fear when the said skunk feels threatened.
Some animals have used their pheromone scented urine to attract a mate and rubbed it on the feet of potential candidates (Caution human: Do not try this on a woman, a resounding slap will be sure to follow). Now, research has been going back and forth on pheromone chemicals affecting human interactions for years until Klaus Wedekind (studied at the University of Bern) opened the door to further research. Nutshell: Scent does affect how women react to men and vice versa.
Note how I used the words ‘sex in a bottle’ earlier, many men reviewed how diabolically potent the ladies found this stimulating scent to be. Armani Black code is a spicy scent that can be worn every day for all occasions. The fresh top notes will take you to the boardroom and by the time the sensual bass notes hit you will be ready to hit the bar. This elixir is slow burning simmering passion, get your flame on…
The True Armani Code Review by a Cologne Guru… What does it smell like?
Code is a fun cologne for me to wear and it is something I keep in my current rotation of colognes since it changes throughout the day.
Armani Code steps away from the top selling colognes like Acqua Di Gio, Eau Fraiche, Light Blue, and Chrome by Azzaro by smelling a little different. If you’re seeking a scent that smells fresh, clean, and like you just exited the shower, you may want to try something else.
This scent has a leathery, black licorice, and tobacco scent to it. I can’t hold my excitement anymore for this cologne because I think it smells absolutely phenomenal! It is one of the most well liked colognes that has ever been reviewed, which means it is safe for anyone to wear.
What other colognes does Armani Code smell like?
Zegna Intenso – Ermenegildo
What are the 3 most recognizable notes?
Who Should Buy This Cologne?
Age Group: 21+
A little young for teenagers to be wearing such a unique cologne. I would recommend beginning to wear Armani Code once you’re a few years into college or into your career.
Because the citrus notes of this cologne doesn’t rock your socks off, wear it least during the summer months, but don’t forget about it.
Time of day: Day or Night
Mostly a nighttime fragrance, but don’t worry about it during the day. I’ve been wearing it to work without any complaints or issues and the confidence I feel while wearing it is amazing.
Occasion: Heading to a concert
While Armani Code is suitable for many different occasions, if I was headed to a concert or a place where I would be next to a lot of people, Armani Code would be on the list for colognes I would choose in that situation.
Gift? – Yes
Armani Code will make an amazing gift. The reason why is due to the fact it is SOOOOO well liked. You don’t need to worry about the person you are giving it to not appreciating it.
Longevity: Very Good
This passes my test of spraying it on my body in the morning and noticing that I can still smell traces of it on my clothes the next day.
Harmless? – Absolutely
People standing next to you will not complain. Please do not spray too much on. Two strong sprays or 3 light sprays are quite alright.
Popularity – Popular
Armani Code is not one of the top 10 most sold colognes currently, but in the U.S., I would argue it is in the top 25-50.
How does it make you feel? – Confident
I like wearing this cologne to work or places that I’m going where I need to be feeling confident.
Price – A little pricey
Armani Code is a designer fragrance so the price is going to be higher. You can find it for around $70 a bottle.
Fragrance of the year – 2006 FIFA Awards
Sexy – Very Sexy
My girlfriend agrees that this cologne is extremely sexy and you can’t find a cologne review online saying anything different.
Signature Cologne – Yes
You can wear Armani Code in almost any situation and it has a distinct smell to it so wearing it as a signature cologne works amazing.
Armani Code by Giorgio Armani Review
Safe for work/school
How long does it last?
The scent smells like a boss, a great fragrance for all occasions.
- Great for gifts
- Lasts a long time
- Perfect signature scent
- Award Winning
- Highly liked by many people
- Pretty popular so the dude next to you might be wearing it