A BIG thumbs up on this one! I've always been interested in the "Code" series of scents from Armani; most of them haven't been too interesting to me.
But as of late, Armani's "Code Ultimate" and "Profumo" have really grabbed my fancy! Profumo is deep, very long lasting, intense, bold, masculine, and full of heart. The lavender is quite prominent, as are the Tonka and Amber. The result is a scent that projects and holds onto you with confidence, even after a long day's wear.
A top go-to scent for me! ;^>
The mandarin / apple / cardamom opening comes across to me as synthetic, and, this being an Armani fragrance, I find that quite normal. And this synthetic opening is also rather enjoyable, which is also my usual experience with Armani fragrances. Armani advertises Code Profumo as “the new intensity” and I completely agree… Black Code was too memorably weak for me and this one is anything but subtle. Profumo is synthetic, sweet, and anonymously scented; it delivers a definite sillage; and it exhibits a decent longevity. I don’t think of this as floral or fruity or spicy… this is again one of those conglomerate, aromatized- cardboard scents that I would say have reached their popularity peak about ten - fifteen years age but are now a bit passé. But it’s nice… If you enjoy this kind of fragrance, you could do worse.
I love this, every time i wear it, i think dark caramel.
A must buy.
Though I rate it at neutral, I will say it grew on me over a few wearings. The issue mainly is the sweetness, reminiscent of YSL intense or some other YSL scents, is too pronounced for me. I have never liked sweeter scents but I could see this being well liked by those who like YSL scents. Longevity and sillage were excellent.
The level of sweetness here is over the top for me. Granted, I don't generally like sweet scents, so this probably is just not for me. Can't smell anything green here. Just an overpowering gourmandy caramel sweet mass. Longevity and projection are solid.