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I have mentioned it before but one of my penchants in life is fine fragrances, I own so many different types each one individual and unique in the notes that it contains, from the very girlie and sweet to the deep and sensual I have fragrances which will suit every ocassion and Armani Code is one of those. Launched by the design house Giorgio Armani back in 2006 Armani Code was designed to be a sexy, Femme fatale scent, that by using this fragrance "a womans mysterious code of seduction is revealed" rendering the wearer irresistable. Lucky I didnt buy this fragrance for those claims alone and that it was infact the scent that I found the most appealing and this is the reason which I keep buying it when I find myseff running out.
When you look for this fragrance the first thing you will notice is the design of the box, its not really anything special about it and its not one that is going to jump out at you but their is a uniqueness in it which ties in with the fragrance so well.
A deep midnight blue which gradually fades into a paler blue colour as it goes down the box gives the box some intrigue and the black flower design which I would descibe as blossom branches gives the packaging a mysterious
When you open the box you find that this same design is depicted through the bottle design too, they both tie in so very well. The bottle itself is tall and slim glass bottle with a black spray applicator and has a sturdy black plastic lid to it, the glass bottle contours in at the middle, its a seductive design which I believe is suppose to depict the hour glass shape of a womans figure ( I wish!) and to tie in with the idea of the fragrence being femenine yet mysterious.
Now as pretty as the bottle is I have found one flaw in this design, the colouring and floral design are in fact a thin layer stuck directly onto the glass bottle itself and after a period of time I have found that this can start to peel and flake off ,and when it starts to do that it isnt looking so pretty anymore. Also being a glass bottle design it means that it is not as hardwearing or durable compared to the Armani She design, it means that its not really suitable to be floating around in the bottom of your handbag and if you do accidently drop it their is a posibillity that the bottle is going to break. Although on the up side where ever you break it the surroundeing area will smell absolutely divine for some time.
To apply the fragrance is simple all you need to do is use two to three pumps, it provides a nice fine, even mist. The initial scent is quiet strong, some may feel that this is a little too overwhelming or over powering for their own tastes but it does tone down after a while.
The initial scent is that of a strong, deep, musky fragrance. Top notes of Bitter Orange, Italian Orange and sambac Jasmine.
Middle notes of Orange Blossom Absolute
and Base notes of Vanilla, Honey and Sandal wood. Now the base notes of a fragrence are usually the strongest notes which are the most distinguised in a fragrence and will last the longest on the skin but as I go through the day wearing this scent I often find my nose being pleasured to the other different notes of this fragrance too.
Combined together all of these notes create a deep, sensual, seductive, intreaging scent which to me almost has an oriental feel to it. Even though it contains many fruity and floral notes the scent is still very much that of a deep, musk. Saying that I would personally say that this is a fragrance which is best suited to evening wear, that its deep, captivating scent would be perfect for a time of flirting and creating intreague or for those times of intimacy.
Now Personally I would advise anyone who has never tried Armani Code before to test it first and I am not talking about on one of those tester cards but directly onto your skin. Everyone has a different body chemistry and the oils which your skin produces can make a fragrance on one individual smell really divine but on another person really horrible.
You will also find that this factor will also affect the staying power of the scent too. I can apply two to three sprays of Armani code in the morning and 10hours later I can still smell those strong base notes but on other individuals this fragrance may only hast a couple of hours so it is really wort giving the tester a go to see how the fragrance works with you.
You can find Armani Code available in most large department stores such as Boots, Debenhams, House of frasier or John Lewis or any reputable stores which sell fine fragrances. A 2x 10ml mini bottle pack of the Eau de Parfum retails at £ 20.50p A 30ml bottle retails £35.00p A 50ml bottle retails at £49.50p And a 75ml bottle retails at £64.00 although I would suggest that you look around to see if you can find it on promotional offer and pick it up cheaper.
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