Armani Code is an oriental-spicy fragrance that was released in 2005. Anyone at any age can wear this all year around, but it does best during the fall and winter. This scent is great as a holiday/christmas gift because it is very pleasant and easy to wear. The fact that it's so pleasant also makes it a great office scent. This fragrance is very versatile! It is semi-formal, so you can wear this casually or formally. For the first hour it has great projection, but after that first hour it comes very close to the skin - another reason why it's a great office scent.
This cologne opens up with a lemon and bergamot that quickly transforms into a sweet anise-like scent. There is no anise mentioned on basenotes, but its definitely in there. It is quite sweet and almost verges on being gourmand. In the middle, it starts to get slightly powdery with a nice coffee scent that becomes quite woody with a slight smokiness that pairs with tonka bean. The tonka bean makes this fragrance have a vanillic, sweet clove vibe.
This a great scent to give as a gift because just about everyone will love it!