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Armani Code Sport Eau De Toilette
4 km on the treadmill, 300 crunches, 100 situps, 100 leg raises, and then some weight training- this is my regular schedule in my gym in evenings. By the time I’m getting off the treadmill I am dripping with sweat. The rest of the workout only makes my tee shirt more and more drenched. No wonder I couldn’t find a perfume that would last in the gym and stifle my sweaty body odor. Well that was before I found Armani Code Sport Eau De Toilette.
What the Company Says
Armani Code Sport for men came out in June 2011. Armani Code Sport radiates freshness, excitement, adrenaline and seduction at the same time, owing to its aromatic-woody composition. It refreshes with invigorating notes of lemon, mandarin and three kinds of mint, and opiates with gray amber (ambrox), ginger and vetiver.
Sport as a rite of seduction: a vision of Giorgio Armani, translated into a fragrance.
Mint gives its explosive flavour to a surprising and unusual top note. Spearmint, peppermint and wild mint create an unexpected bouquet, its incredible freshness providing a stunning effect. The heart of the fragrance reveals the seductive power of Code Sport, introduced by citrus fruits. Like a crisp coating of ice, hivernal underlines these contrasts and prolongs the dialogue between icy crispness and sensual breath, giving the fragrance an almost unlimited life.
Infinitely masculine, the design of the bottle is an invitation to slip it into a travel bag and carry it everywhere.
My Experience with Armani Code Sport
Comes in a black matte bottle with silver cap and looks very ‘manly’ to me at first sight.
Price: I bought it ‘duty free’ at Bangkok airport so I don’t have much idea about the actual price. It should be somewhere in the range of Rs. 2000- Rs. 2500.
Well, Armani Code Sport eau de toilette is strong. The moment you spray it on, you are engulfed in lemony, minty fragrance. The nearest I could come to explaining that fresh citrusy, mint scent is if you see the picture below. Maybe you can understand what I mean. 🙂
The lemon and mint flavor are strong and they stay on for long. The scent becomes subtle subdued and pleasant after a while and stays that way for hours. Those with keen noses might be able to smell some ginger and mandarin notes. I am not able to. Anyhow, I don’t need to. 🙂
This scent is certainly not a new invention. Many other sport fragrances might smell the same. In fact, Rati and I had a whiff of Chanel ‘chance fraiche’ and to perfume-ignorant people such as us it smelled very similar to Armani Code Sport. But what sets it apart from other sport/ citrusy fragrances is that it lasts really long, and it has a high concentration (nearly 5%) of Ambrox which makes the scents smooth and a little musky. If you are using this fragrances be careful not to spray too much or it will discomfort the noses of those around you.
All in all, it’s a very great scent for summer, especially for men who sweat a lot and would like to keep smelling good for long. And it’s not a scent one would get bored of so you frequently find yourself reaching for it when you are leaving in a hurry.
Pros of Armani Code Sport Eau De toilette
- The smell. Very very fresh lemon and mint flavor.
- Lasts very long, nearly 5- 6 hours.
- The packaging is extremely sleek and manly. It’s easy to grip also.
- If you want to gift something to your man, gift this blindly. He would never complain.
Cons of Armani Code Sport Eau De toilette
- Nothing really, except that the scent is a little strong in the beginning. It settles down soon enough and stays as lemony musky whiff for hours.
- It’s not a very new or inventive smell. Before buying you can always have a look at other sports perfume such as Chanel Allure Homme Sport or Gucci Sport Pour Homme.
My Rating: 4.3 out of 5.
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