Current formulation Azzaro Pour Homme opens sharp - not the warmth and depth of Vintage. It is rather hollow and doesn't have the rich heart like Vintage either. However, 8 sprays of Joop! Homme to me, would be sickly sweet. It is a scent that I only wore a few times when I was younger in life...and, quite honestly, was going out to hook up with college girls. Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration is a powerful scent that dries down similarly to Azzaro, but has even more projection to me.
4-6 sprays is a moderate wearing for me - and I layer more after it reaches drydown. Again, I spray on a few shots of Vintage formulation in different spots to sniff and enjoy, but Azzaro Pour Homme's aura-like scent stays relatively close.
To answer your question, Sherdil, simply - no. I have never received ANY negative compliments regarding wearing too much of it. As a matter of fact, I get compliments. Not as many as other fragrances - anise is a note that is not for everyone, but "how" you wear the scent is important (ie. with masculine/macho or a nice button-down shirt, untucked with designer jeans...slightly sophisticated attire works as well). Not one I reach for in hot weather. Warm, yes - and a lighter application (8-10+ sprays is for NOW...cold winter, rain and wind). It stays close and needs body heat. I only spray on clothing that touches skin, by the way.
So, to each their own. If you talk with most people who love this fragrance, they will agree that a nice wearing is one that give you a nice, arm's length radiant aroma (an aura of notes) during the drydown. And, remember, although the reformulation is wearable...Vintage is superior and I will not even mention Azzaro Pour Homme Intense (a deeper, richer version with less top notes and more body - but it wears even closer).
A classic from 1978 - a fantastic scent. Two requirements to have when you put this on:
1. An attitude that is macho, yet suave and confident - not loud and arrogant...with proper attire and a bit of swagger.
2. A strong like (or love) for anise as a note.
I have, admittingly (and honestly), both. I wear much louder and more powerful scents than this and while some people will ask about my cologne - they ask out of curiosity and imagination. Enjoy it.
Happy Holidays to you - cheers,
Originally Posted by Miket
It's one of very few fragrances I need to be so judicous with. In comparison I'm pretty comfortable using 4-6, or even 8 sprays of some pretty big fragrances. Joop! Homme, Worth Pour Homme HC, stuff like that. I don't think it's a physical allergy, I can't imagine Azzaro PH is the only fragrance I own/wear with this ingrediant, though I suppose it could be, though isn't Qourum an oakmoss bomb? I like Qourum. I just find certain fragrances overwhelming and they can make me feel queasy either when sprayed too much (new Worth pour Homme, Azzaro, Coriolan) or at all (Hypnotic Poison)
Still I find the scent of Azzaro very piercing, in a good way, and a little goes a long way.