Acqua di Gioa is a refreshing fruity floral scent with a gourmand touch. The fragrance opens with tropical fruits, fresh mint and a whisper of lemon. The top notes gradually mellow into a warm yet lighthearted floral bouquet that features peony, aquatic jasmine and a backdrop of musky woods. Later in the composition, the florals mingle with brown sugar creating a delectably creamy finish with a pinch of labdanum in the undertones. Notes include: Crushed Mint, Italian Lemon, Peony, Water Jasmine, Pink Pepper, Cedar, Brown Sugar, Labdanum.
Idole d'Armani is a smooth floral scent with a soft, cashmere-like finish. The opening features a sophisticated pear accord spiced with ginger. The opening notes are followed by a sensual blend of jasmine, rose and saffron with slightly sweet, creamy undertones. The fragrance has a velvety base of woods and patchouli that stays close to the skin. Notes include: Pear, Clementine, Ginger, Devana, Jasmine, Rose, Saffron, Vetiver, Patchouli.
Diamonds Intense is a modern oriental scent with sweet, powdery undertones. The fragrance begins with a medicinal top note reminiscent of licorice. The top note fades slowly into a powdery blend of rose and vanilla. The fragrance has a warm base of vanilla with hints of patchouli. Notes include: Raspberry, Rose, Patchouli, Vanilla.
Armani Code is a floral oriental that would be appropriate for autumn/winter or evening wear--it may be too cloying in warm weather. The fragrance opens with a spicy citrus note but soon evolves into a sumptuous floral bouquet (with a discernible jasmine note) sweetened with vanilla and honey. The drydown is soft, woody, and quite powdery. Notes include: Blood Orange, Ginger, Pear Sorbet, Jasmine Sambac, Orange Blossom, Seringa Flower, Lavender Honey, Precious Woods Complex, Vanilla.
Armani Code Sheer is a lighter take on the original eau de parfum. The top note is clean and slightly synthetic but gradually fades into the background as the floral notes emerge. The florals are sheer and soft and warmed by a honey note. The finish is clean and musky. Notes include: Orange Blossom Petals, Cyclamen, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Honey, Delicate Musk.
This fragrance is pleasant but forgettable. It opens with ripe fruit (lychee and raspberry) and quickly evolves into a sweet, sugary, concoction with a bit of powder. I can only detect a hint of rose in this fragrance, and the vanilla seems to dominate the base notes. The fragrance has good lasting power. Notes include: Lychee, Raspberry, Rose, Freesia, Lily of the Valley, Vetiver, Cedar Wood, Patchouli, Vanilla.