The initial quarter-of-an-hour lime top note is not really fresh, bit darker and soft. Not the bright citrus I expected. Neroli and a flowery undertone always remain dark in the drydown, and after an hour is stays very close to my skin. Whilst projection and silage are poor on me, the overall longevity is very good with six hours in the heat. Not an exciting creation by Esteé Lauder.
Azure Lime by Tom Ford, 2010
Rated #5133 in Fragrances
Azure Lime reminds me a LOT of Dior Fahrenheit (the heart of it) -- take Fahrenheit, add spicy woods and dirty lime on the top and get rid of the violet and you've got TF Azure Lime. The scent itself (not taking into account siliage \ longevity \ projection) is *very* well done, from the top to bottom, and is one of my favorite summer and spring scents. The spicy lime really makes it stand out from the crowd of summer frags, and it's probably the best lime scent I've ever had the pleasure of using. So what's the problem then? The problem is that this stuff costs 200$ for 50ML and you get about 2 hours from 4 sprays of it. Seriously, 2 hours. WTF Tom Ford? This is supposed to be a "Private Blend" EDP made from high quality yada yada blah blah...yet I get more longevity out of Versace Eau Fraiche than I do with this. Crazy. I'm honestly suprirsed that they would even release a fragrance like this that seriously *does NOT* last at all and has literally no projection whatsoever. Maybe they thought the scent itself would make up for all that? Yes, if this were a TF boutique frag and cost 70$ for a 50ML. Not for a Private Blend!
Though I knew the longevity was not to good, I had hoped that this private blend fragrance would be something nice and unique for the summer. I give it a neutral for now becouse although this is a nice fresh lime fragrance it's no way near worth the price. It is winter at the moment so I'll wait for the summer to come along and give it a try. I hope I can give it a thumbs up then because I'm hoping there is more good stuff than just TV and GV from the Tom Ford house.....
I think this is a seriously underrated fragrance; I love its woozy citrus&floral complexity. It starts out with a huge burst of citrus (lime, lemon, orange, bergamot) But it's not a clean translucent gin and tonic lime, it's a thick complex key lime pie without the cloying sweetness. After about ten minutes, the citrus curtain begins to part and you can begin to detect what's been supporting it. It's gorgeous, heady florals like jasmine and neroli, and something warm and very slightly powdery - perhaps iris. From about fifteen minutes onwards, it's just heavenly. The sillage backs off and the warm citrusy jasmine floats around on a carpet of calm musky wood (sandalwood, patchouli, tonka bean, musk and oakmoss). It smells fresh and sultry at the same time. It isn't sharp or incensey, but a large soft and warmly luxurious hug. I adore it. As other people have mentioned, the longevity is very poor. I can get a maximum of 4 hours out of it, with the last hour being barely detectable. For the price, this isn't really good enough. Whoever created it needs some tips from Jean-Claude Ellena who seems to have no problem keeping his fresh translucent scents going for hours.
I was hoping this would be a winner for me but ended up a disappointment. This fragrance lasts less than 3 hours on my skin and the lime scent in this fragrance quickly fades.
Oh, c'mon guys! Azure Lime is not THAT bad! On my skin, Azure Lime is a wonderful, pleasant lime that holds out for 2+ hours. It's not too tart, and not too sweet - just well-rounded. While it does go into an "aquatic" phase, there isn't any calone abuse at all. It's nice and fresh with some driftwood to compliment the whole "beach" theme. Overall, I get 7 to 8 hours out of Azure Lime, which isn't bad at all. One of the best lime scents in my opinion; of course, the only downfall is the obnoxious price.
I will register a negative on this, since in my opinion it squanders an excellent opening by morphing into a sweet and somewhat synthetic musk. The lime-citrus at the beginning is very well done, and for about 10 minutes this scent promises to be a very classy and powerful old-school EdC. Then, poof, a dreary and monolithic sweet musk with vaguely ozonic aspects. Do you know the powerful dusty lemon-drop musk note of Geo. F. Trumper's Wellington? Well this scent is essentially that. But much more expensive!
Easy scent to review as it's a fleeting lime musky wood scent and not much else. The opening is quite nice yet the lime isn't as prominent as one would think. It slowly starts to fade and a slightly tart musky wood and a subtle floral element comes into play. Quite boring, short-lived and too uninteresting for the asking price. I'm a big Tom Ford fan yet this release is a disappointment. There are far other fragrances out there that are better, longer lasting and far less expensive. Pass on this one, even if you don't sample it you're not missing much.
Great opening with the lime. It is not a bad scent but it is very faint. As said before there are other like it for less money. I am a Tom Ford fan but I will pass on Azure Lime.
I agree With Karen's review it's a very refreshing fragrance and I love it. But I think it smells just like a certain Truefitt & Hill fragrance I sampled awhile back. I just forget which one it is... I'll have to re-sample the Truefitt & Hill fragrances to find out. Because it was one I liked alot. When I find out which T&H fragrance it is I will purchase that,I think this Azure Lime is a very wonderful frag but to expensive. I'll stick with that certain T&H for a better price. Longevity seems mediocre also silage is mediocre on me atleast. But alll in all thumbs up :-)
Azure Lime by Tom Ford, 2010
By: Tom Ford
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