Thursday, January 7, 2010
Azzaro Pour Homme
The opening of Azzaro is acceptable. No more, no less. There's nothing remarkable here and I don't want to denigrate this fragrance. The opening is a very conventional spicy citrus with a nod from lavender.
The woody heart of Azzaro is on the subdued side and is secondary to the topnotes. These transitions are where I usually find reformulations deficient, however having never smelled the vintage, for all I know this version is better....but....I doubt that highly. Reformulations and bottle changes are a cost-cutting maneuver for houses and rarely bodes well for the scent.
The base accord is a pleasant enough fellow, but lacks character. Subtle moss and wood notes with a hint of amber once the drydown is in full swing. While Azzaro Pour Homme is decent enough, there are far superior fougeres out there to be had. Price-wise, this fragrance is good, but my recommendation is to spend a few more dollars for a more remarkable masculine.