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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 1189 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

Cool, sharply synthetic and powdery. Armani Code smells good at times but leans cloying to my nose.

Performance is great, lasts all day and projects strongly.
27th September, 2017
A complete non-entity, beginning and ending with guaiac wood, Satan's answer to all the good scents the Deity wishes we could enjoy together.
10th August, 2017
White powder, black glass.
Warm woods, cool tonka, warm musks.
Beauty's Enigma.
09th July, 2017
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
A ghastly chemical syrup camouflaging as a citrus-bergamot mix determines the opening impression. Insipidly sweet, it feels like Armani took some lessons from the bottom level of Victoria's Secret most synthetic creations.

The drydown adds another weird note from the laboratory, but, quite unexpectedly, in the base things started to look up a bit. A woodsy note combined with a pleasant vanilla - the latter not particularly exciting but solidly crafted - work well together, and constitute the hightlights of this composition.

I get moderate sillage, very good projection and six hours of longevity on my skin.

The base is the best part of this daytime spring creation, but it does not suffice to save this product from a negative verdict. 1.75/5.

Code Black - not a good thing to happen in a hospital...
20th April, 2017
It's not bad, but maybe it's the unpleasant olive flower that keeps prodding me in the midst of an otherwise decent, oriental aroma scent with potential.

It seems to have too much happening inside of it - or perhaps not the right composition - for it to grab me as its greatly refined and well-made flankers have (i.e. Armani Code Ultimate, Profumo, Special Blend).

Best suited for casual outings, I think. (And this seems to have been the scent to replace Emporio Armani Night, a discontinued masterpiece which I sorely miss.)
17th March, 2017
Sweet in a masculine way without being cloying, this is a sexy smell for an evening night. Good year-round for all sorts of weather. I like it enough to pick up a second bottle once my first runs out.
07th November, 2016

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