I don’t have any new make up items or skin care products on the go which are particularly blog-worthy at the moment, but something I’ve had for a few weeks now and which I have a slight addiction to is my latest perfume. It’s by no means a new one, but it’s one which I thought was definitely deserving of a post, and it is Armani Code.
I was bought this as a Mothers Day present (thanks hubby), and it’s one of those perfumes which has grown on me a lot since I first tried it. It’s actually the first Armani perfume I’ve ever owned, and if you’ve read my post on Zara Gold, (click here if you haven’t and fancy a quick browse), then you’ll know I’m partial to the heavier and muskier scents like Thierry Mugler’s Angel, Alien or Jean Paul Gaultier’s Classique.
Another perfume I used to love was Hugo Boss’s Boss Orange, and so it’s probably no surprise that I love Armani Code given the fact that one of the top notes in the fragrance is orange blossom, along with jasmine which is another favourite of mine.
Orange blossom is also at the heart of Armani Code, along with base notes of honey and vanilla, so I think it’s fair to say that this is a pretty sweet scent. And yet there’s something about it which doesn’t make it sickly. It somehow manages to keep the balance right which in my mind is definitely a good thing, as I can’t stand an over-powering sickly-sweet smell.
One thing I will say with this perfume though, is that it’s kind of an acquired scent…if that makes any sense at all. Without meaning to put anyone off, there is the slightest hint of something masculine about it. But I wouldn’t say it’s a bad thing; it just seems to add a little muskiness to the perfume which I personally love, although I do think that this is quite a heavy fragrance for day. It’s probably best left to wear in the evening or for an occasion.
Armani claims that Code is:
Simple yet sensual, comforting yet captivating. A spellbinding fragrance evoking the same elegance as a GIORGIO ARMANI red-carpet dress.
With its lace-dressed bottle, long-lasting scent (a good few hours on clothes and skin) and a nice body lotion to match, I would say this is well worth a try and can recommend it if you’re looking for a new night-out fragrance. It’s £62.00 for 50ml available from Boots.
On a different note, (ha ha excuse the pun), I did a spot of make up and home-ware shopping today so am excited to start planning and writing the next couple of posts! New reviews coming soon…x