As a fan of the old school powerhouse colognes, I always appreciated the original. However, as I have grown older I no longer reach for them (except for Aramis Havana). This is a very pleasant surprise for me as it has the essence of the original in a much more wearable juice. It is true to its given name as it is indeed a lighter version. I give it an 8.5 out of 10. As it is readily available at low prices I would recommend it for even a blind buy purchase.
This is exactly as one hopes--a brighter, lighter version of the original. I am a huge fan of the original and never found it to be too heavy or strong, so I really never saw the need for a lighter, fresher flanker. That said, L'Eau is perfect for warmer temeratures but never once lets you forget its hairy-chested father. Flanker done right.
This I would pick over the original. It is more wearable and really simply a modern interpretation. The original is too thick for me, taking quite a while to thin out and enjoy. This gives you the pleasure of the notes up front, without having to wait for any introductions. It's like skipping the entree and going for the dessert.
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Definetely a great flanker.
It's a nice interpretation of the original Azzaro, but here the notes are much softer.
Great lavender and sandalwood notes makes this a great and safe option for summer.
Reminds me a lot of Azzaro and also reminds me of Rive Gauche.
Sillage, lasting power and projection are soft.
Very comfortable and fresh version of Azzaro pour homme. When it goes to the basenotes, has the spirit of the original with a younger aura.
Best if used in spring/summer months.
Top notes remember me another fragrance, maybe one of the 90's...When I made my blind buy of this juice my first impression was an old friend that came back to my house.
25th March, 2012 (last edited: 28th March, 2013)