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Azzaro pour Homme Elixir (2009)
by Azzaro


Azzaro pour Homme Elixir information

Year of Launch2009
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 56 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerMichel Girard
Parent CompanyGroupe Clarins

About Azzaro pour Homme Elixir

Azzaro pour Homme Elixir is a masculine fragrance by Azzaro. The scent was launched in 2009 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Michel Girard

Reviews of Azzaro pour Homme Elixir

Really nice flanker of the original, though very little of the original Azzaro pour Homme dna is present in this one; Azzaro pour Homme Elixir is more of its own fragrance that stands on its own merits.

Smoky and powdery opening. Stays tangy "red" like Xeryus Rouge throughout the wear cycle.

Long-lasting, relaxing, moderate punch in terms of sillage. Overall, I would say it's not a totally unique fragrance, and I would prefer to wear Xeryus Rouge to behold the "red" effect. Yet, Azzaro pour Homme Elixir is one I would turn to without hesitation.
04th May, 2017
Does have the licorice accord up front, but then dries down to a great soapy scent that should only be smelled off the skin rather than burying your nose in it. The soapiness is so good that it reminds me of Rive Gauch pH. I don't remember seeing any comparisons to that in the reviews, but that is immediately what my nose was telling me when I was catching wafts of it throughout the wearing. This lasted 10+ hours on my skin with minimal sprays, so performance is excellent.
08th November, 2016
Sorry but I just can't give it a thumbs up. I have worn it once and already passed it along to someone else. Starts very synthetic with lots of a liquorish/powdery smell. I just can't do the liquorish note. The powdery note doesn't help either. At least it didn't break the bank ($22 for a tester). Now on to the next scent lol...
12th September, 2016
liquorish boozy chypre, abit powdery, good sillage and duration
17th March, 2015
For the fly guy after hours, evening out, date, whatever...

Sweet top, fruity drydown. A confident scent, without being all up in everybody's face. Oozing pleasant aromas as it develops. Stays for 5-6 hours with the help of hirsute arms.

22nd February, 2014
Not bad, but nothing special.

Similar to: Azzaro pour Homme, Openings of: A*Men Taste of Fragrance, Valentino V pH, Spicebomb, Polo Red, Hot Water.

Azzaro pour Homme Elixir is a decent release. As of late, it seems that Azzaro is trying to capitalize on the "pour Homme" brand, making flankers of the original. A wise decision on their part, since Azzaro pH, is probably one of the best fragrances and top sellers of all time. I can't say the same about Elixir though. At first, I really loved it. So much that I bought a 3.4 oz bottle. But as the weeks and months went by, it just got pushed further and further back on my shelf. My shelf of 150+ scents. When you have a lot of fragrances, scents like Elixir become boring and redundant. It has a good opening, but after that, it's just a boring, generic, tonka and oakmoss dry down. Very common, and just annoying at this point. So perhaps this review may be a little biased, as my frustration with redundant designer release dry downs becomes perceived.

Onto the scent itself though. The opening is a blast of pink pepper, balanced out with that more and more common "Swedish fish" accord. The same accord I find in the openings of Taste of Fragrance, Valentino V, Spicebomb, Polo Red, Hot Water, even Pure Havane. And, if you have smelled these openings, you know the candied "red" gummy accord I speak of. How appropriate, most of these scents are marketed as "red" scents or with red bottles, denoting the smell of the color red. Elixir is most certainly a red fragrance, in the opening. But as it dries down it shows more of its similarities with the great Azzaro pH. You get that oakmoss, bergamot, lavender, geranium, coumarin; everything that makes it a common fougere. It's really nice, but again, so redundant. The tonka emerges in the middle and is prominent in the dry down. Longevity is 8+ hours on my skin, with average projection throughout.

If you want masculinity, stick with the original. There is no anise in Elixir, which is the key ingredient in the original, which is what makes it so amazing. Instead you get a fruity top here. A spinoff of the original, with a more modern and youthful appeal to it. But, as said, I prefer the masculinity of the original, which is a timeless classic.

Pros: Longevity.
Cons: Boring."

07th August, 2013

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