The original Armani cologne for men, Armani Code offers a combination of citrus and wood for an aromatic, seductive scent. This classic fragrance opens with refreshing top notes of lemon and bergamot. A twist of woodiness begins to form in the heart with guaiac wood, star anise and olive blossom. Base notes of tobacco, leather and tonka bean round out the scent.
Before Giorgio Armani was one of the most famous Italian fashion designers, he first began as a department store shop-windowdesigner and eventually gained the position of menswear buyer. He worked for the house of Nino Cerutti and a multitude of other fashion houses as an independent designer. In 1975, he presented his first men’s clothing collection. Later the same year, he released a women’s line. During the 1980s, the brand expanded to include clothing at different price points and a variety of accessories, including fragrances and beauty products. The first Giorgio Armani perfume was released in 1982, and a men’s cologne was released in 1984.