The House of Armani has been releasing fine mens' fragrances for decades. However, Armani Black Code marks their first mens' Oriental fragrance. Rich and heady with notes of lemon, bergamot, tobacco and rare woods, this complex fragrance is praised for being subtle, understated, and sexy. As with most rich and smoky fragrances, though nice year round, Black Code is particularly alluring in cooler months.
If you feel ocean breezes are more your style than Oriental spices, you might try the great Armani classic, Armani Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme. Inspired by the Mediterranean, Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme features marine notes coupled with neroli, persimmon and rosemary. Referred to as "resolutely masculine," this classic Armani fragrance is an ideal finishing touch in the spring and summer.
If you're in the mood to seduce, fashion editors at top mens' magazines recommend Armani Eau Pour Homme. Released in 1984, this classic Armani fragrance has notes of clove, nutmeg, oranges and bergamot.
Emporio Armani HE (released in 1988) is a light, fresh fragrance recommended for daywear. Notes of clean-smelling vetiver, cardamom and basil ride above mossy cedar and rich musk. For evening, Armani makes it easy: Armani Night HE--which contains notes including grapefruit, clary sage, myrrh and cedar.
Rounding out the Armani collection for men is Mania. With a rich amber base, Mania features cedar, vetiver, and other light yet sophisticated top notes. Praised as being particularly appropriate for urban day wear, Mania is said to "capture" the Armani mystique.