The first time I tried Armani Code Summer, I was truly captivated. For some reason I remember it being more floral and intense. However, the second time I tried it, it was entirely different, quite fruity and light.
The bitter orange note is very dominant in this fragrance. You're either going to love it or hate it.
The refreshing and Summery burst of fruits in the opening along with the watery notes, establishes in the first few seconds that this version of Armani Code is not dark and flowery like its predecessor. The scent is light, flirtatious and vibrant.
While I do like this fragrance, the ginger and cyclamen in the heart turns me off it slightly. Those two notes don't seem to mix well with the bitter orange and jasmine notes.
The drydown is very simplistic but pleasant. The vanilla is not at all sweet here. It's mostly musk, white woods and orange that I can detect. Just a smooth and basic end to a rather lively scent.
The lasting strength is exceptionally good. Lasted well into the next day on my skin.