The Black Code is Giorgio Armani’s first ever completely masculine fragrance that has an oriental touch. It is an elegant fragrance with a bottle that was inspired by the form of the lapels of an Armani tuxedo that is generally made up of satin.
From Black Code, the name was changed into the Armani Code back in 2005. The oriental tinge of this scent is mixed with a smokey smell.
The fragrances that were combined to come up with heavenly smells are guiac wood, tonka beans and tobacco. The perfume’s dry down is almost the same with that of last week except for the Gucci appeal of the fragrances.
In this fragrance’s top notes are the bergamot and lemon. With such a tandem, it is expected to smell more like a frag. But it fails to reach its common expectations because it is somehow an impressive fragrance in its own way. Many try to copy this scent, but they just cannot ape the specific powdery and sweet element, with some woody hints because it is the Armani Black Code’s twist. The citrus scent is also due to the olive flower plus the guiac wood.
Although the general aroma is more right for daywear, it can still be utilized for when the person goes clubbing at the time.
At first, the scent of the Black Code is not at all noticeable. Some say that it smells sweet but the sweetness does not retain a person’s interest. However, the longer the person wore the perfume, the more the person liked the fragrance. It seems like with Black Code, time makes the heart grow fonder.
It is definitely a solid scent. Although it is not a very classy fragrance, it is still far from being generic. The sweetness it carries is not too strong for its own good but it seems to last even longer than the inexpensive perfumes which makes this whole scent actually worth the while.
There is no after-smell.
There is no after-smell associated with its scent, unlike most oriental fragrances. There are no dramatic reactions with this one, but there is no changing of the fact that it is definitely a solid scent.
What customers have to say
Most of the Armani Black Code’s customers are pleased with the product. There is a smoky coffee scent that has a subtlety of chocolate. But what truly comes out and is immediately noticed is the anise. The anise, upon first smelling the scent, is all that they get from the scent. The anise overload deletes the gourmandish effect the scent has the potential to offer.
The fragrance provides warmth, sensuality and subtle sweetness. Additionally, freshness is included in the concoction. Basically, with fragrances like the ones this has for notes, and the effects it has on people, this combination of scents is very unlikely to actually offend anyone. This kind of effect might not be attained at first though; it takes a little more time before the good aroma kicks in. But still, the whole perfume is not a bland one.
For the white parties
According to Armani Black Code users, they usually use the perfume in the evening during formal affairs. But still, it is a fragrance that can be worn anytime and anywhere.
It has a nice and spicy aroma, but is still very elegant. However, many say that the spiciness of the scent is only mistaken for the synthetic smell. The dry down leads to a sweet and floral finish. With such characteristics, it can be determined that Armani Black Code is an oriental type of fragrance. This makes the fragrance a gourmand. The fragrance gets to stay for as long as six hours on the skin.