Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Coriander, Jasmine, Cyclamen, Oakmoss.
Cedar, Tonka Bean, Musk, Cardamom, Sandalwood, Rosewood.
I suppose the most interesting aspect of wearing Azzaro Chrome ( for me ) has been the interplay between the herbal and marine elements. I'm assuming that this interaction is giving the impression of a metallic quality to numerous reviewers. I can't say I get the metal aspect, but I can see where others may. Aside from the spicy, herbal ozonic nature evident during the life of the scent, Chrome also possesses an underlying green stem note that permeates.
On my skin, the down and dirty gist is an Herbal Marine with Spice upheld by a slowly rising Musk. The rest of the players accent and augment this theme on me and deliver an interestingly fresh take on what I consider an aromatic, Marine fougere. Horizon and Monsieur Morabito also undertook a similar approach, yet Chrome smells a bit superior and is an easier wear. It's not as bold and definitely less edgy than the aforementioned. It's simply a smoother and more comfortable experience.
Sillage is surprisingly good, but not pervasive. It also has impressive lasting power and actually rivals the longevity. Thumbs up from Aromi for Chrome by Azzaro and as always, a sample wear is highly recommended in lieu of a blind purchase.