A good concept with poor execution. Armani Code with extra mint? How could that be bad? Unfortunately it winds up smelling my a body spray version of Le Male, and the dry down is so disgusting here. Not worth retail, and certainly not worth inflation due to discontinuation.
Solid 3 out 5-star fragrance. Maybe the formula changed because a lot of reviews mention poor longevity. My bottle was purchased in 2013 and it lasts all day. For the actual fragrance, it's very minty and has a dryer sheet undertone throughout.
I blindly bought a little 1oz bottle and I'm not disappointed. I only wear it at most twice a year, but it definitely wasn't a waste of money.
If you take into consideration that a 'sport' scent is not going to last for days nor will it have sillage or project crazily, then you will be ok with the less than stellar performance you get out of this.
While it lasts however, you get a fresh spicy energetic opening with the Code DNA present but not taking center stage. Great for a short event (couple of hours) outdoors with sun. Not a summer scent, not a stiff dressy jus either (that original Code can be sometimes) but somewhere in between.
Typical "sport" scent vibe, yet a bit more spicy, tangy and pungent than others in the genre, i.e. Allure Homme Sport Cologne, Dior Homme Sport. The Armani Code dna is there in tiny sniglets, but not in any obvious way.
Armani Code Sport is light, citrus, spicy, and slightly "green" herbal in quality - hinting towards classic vetiver scents. Great for warmer weather and more active occasions. Decent flanker that is pleasant and does the job you'd expect of a "sport" scent.
Armani Code Sport is a very light and simple sport fragrance. Despite grapefruit not appearing in the Mid/Heartnotes, it's the main focus of this scent and is actually not bad.
To experience Armani Code Sport, try the following: chew a stick of spearmint gum for half an hour, then set aside. Cut a grapefruit in half and remove the fruit, also setting aside. Put the chewed gum into the hollowed out grapefruit and smell from 6 inches away. This is Armani Code Sport for the first 5 to 30 minutes. After the 30 minute mark, begin adding little squares of mahogany every 10 minutes, smelling in between.
This part isn't unpleasant- in fact, it smells pretty damn good. The grapefruit is tart and well done (despite, as I said, not being listed!) and the mint isn't too synthetic as to be annoying.
The tragic flaw in ACS is when it projects from a heated body, which I can only describe with the following recipe: 1 table spoon of grapefruit juice, another tablespoon of white vinegar, and half a tablespoon of lemon juice.
Not pleasant at all; it's sour and ruins what could have been a really nice little scent that actually did a masculine grapefruit well.
I'm giving it a Neutral because it really is an okay hanging-around-the-house scent. Light, but wearable, just not when sweating... which is it's purpose.