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Armani Code / Black Code (2004)
by Giorgio Armani


Armani Code / Black Code information

Year of Launch2004
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 1116 votes)

People and companies

HouseGiorgio Armani
PerfumerAntoine Maisondieu
PerfumerAntoine Lie
Parent CompanyL'Oréal Group > Prestige & Collections

About Armani Code / Black Code

Giorgio Armani's first masculine oriental-style fragrance is Black Code. Armani say that it is elegant and understated and that the bottle is inspired by the "satin lapels of an Armani tuxedo".
The name was changed in 2005 from Black Code to Armani Code.

Armani Code / Black Code fragrance notes

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  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Armani Code / Black Code

One of the moste fine and elegant fragrances! It is, in my opinion, the timeless symbol of masculine elegance.
In fact, all Armani fragrances are very well done, having high quality essences.
02nd June, 2016
I'd echo marcoz' review below, albeit less enthusiastically. I feel like, objectively, this is a good scent. My S.O. has worn it from time to time and I've found it perfectly acceptable.

Last night though, I was transferring it into a new atomizer since the original one had broken. I spilled some on my hands and was just totally repulsed for hours after the fact. I think, like marcoz, the problem for me is the star anise. I generally enjoy the other listed notes. I even like most spicy notes. This one is a no go for me though.

Neutral review because I really dislike it up close (and suspect other anise opponents would feel the same), but my general impression of it when worn by someone else is that it's nice enough.
02nd February, 2016
This is a tricky one for me. sometimes i love it, some times i don't care for it. I think this is because of the star anis note..i hate anis!!

but do't get me wrong, this is a very, very sexy, smooth sweet scent, with a fresh citrus opening, that women find very attractive.

that combination of citrus and sweetnes, is what makes this scent so smooth. most sweet scents can be cloying, and most citrus scents are week, so think of this as something in between.

This is a perfect date scent, for all seasons, specially at night. you will smell sexy and fresh at the same time.

13th September, 2015
Nice, commercial GA fragrance.
Opening notes are very nice, but that's about it for me.
Suits 18 to 23 year olds maybe..
Not a special fragrance, but more an everyday scent.
I love nearly ALL G.Armani - My least fav in the range

Why this has continued to be in production and ATTITUDE discontinued is a mystery to my liking.
07th September, 2015
I really liked it at the store,but when i finally bought it it was gone after a half hour,couldn't smell anything after that.So a real waste of money!!!
10th April, 2015
Armani Code or Code Black is a very nice fragrance of a common designer house theme using spiced citrus over woods and vanilla. This fragrance is noticeably popular with the younger men that I work with. In fact, they each seem to prefer it to all other scents about 4 of the 5 days in a work week.

Nothing wrong with wearing what you like, but why smell exactly like every other 30 yr old male in your office building?

Neutral for me because it's worn me out.
07th April, 2015 (last edited: 08th April, 2015)

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