Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Giorgio Armani Code for Women

RRP: from £26; available in 30ml, 50ml and 75ml

--What does the promo say?--
"Seduce the senses with an intriguing orange flower note with fresh ginger accents and the caress of honey-sandalwood accord creating an unforgettable and captivating new encounter. A woman's mysterious code of seduction revealed. Top notes of orange blossom, bitter orange from Africa and sweet orange from Italy. Middle notes of Tunisian orange blossom, and sambac jasmine. Base notes of vanilla and honey."

The combination of blue and black flowers is intriguing: feminine, but punchy. Basic spray top.

Spritz spritz spritz.

The heavier, peppery scents come over first, but it's the vanilla that lingers longest. The scent is not in any way overbearing.

On the wrists, very very poor. It wears off in an hour or two. The only note that lasts is the vanilla and you still have to sniff quite hard to detect it. However, strangely, it lingers on the neck all day long.

--Value for money--
Shop around online for the best deal. You can probably get nicer perfumes for less money, though (Anais Anais by Cacharel comes to mind, as do Escada's fragrances).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the spicy, almost black peppery notes in this one. I need another bottle!