Cigarettes in the Barbershop
The opening notes remind me of Armani Code. Later on it smells like european cigarettes and a barbershop. A fragrance for past generations.
Top Note: Bergamot, Citrus, Szechwan Pepper
Middle Note: Cedar, Cocoa Bean
Base Note: Gaiac Wood, Vetiver, Ambroxan
It took me a while with this one, but I still don't get the strawberries, and get very little cocoa that everyone speaks of. The opening is a mix of citruses and alcohol, smells very synthetic and cheap. Eventually the dry down of woodsy notes with a hint of a soft/light cocoa take effect. Opening sucks, dry down is pretty nice. Not worth buying though.
26th August, 2012 (last edited: 27th May, 2014)
Really an average, generic, highly synthetic kind of citrusy-floral (violet?) with tasty fruits, hints of airy-ozonic chemical accords and a touch of amber-cocoa final musky powder. I smell more strawberries than chocolate itself. Many points in common with the new and more lemony and windy Armani Code Sport. Absolutely undistinguished and boring.
One more to add to the list of scents that start out with unique, distinct and pleasing topnotes and then dry down into something more dull and generic.
Though, it's not a bad scent, especially if you are into something sweet but woodsy.