The opening and middle notes – grapefruit, galbanum, and ginger – come at me all at once. The grapefruit provides “clean” and “fresh”; the galbanum, provides the green; and the ginger provides the synthetic aspect which was probably meant to be a metallic note… the opening basically works acceptably. This opening / middle combination accord is a bit discordant at first but it is the kind of edginess that can be gotten used to. It is fresh and it is strange, but it loses its quirkiness soon enough.
The base is enjoyable. It is a pleasant combination of vetiver, myrrh, tonka, and white musk. It is fresh, slightly resinous, agreeably sweet, and agreeably synthetic. Duo Men has average sillage and good longevity. It’s an OK fragrance – just not exciting. It is clean, crispy, and a little metallic, and if it weren’t for the initial weirdness, Azzaro Duo Men would be quite forgettable. The bottle looks like a bone for Astro.