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    Default Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    After 15 terrific minutes of lime, neroli, lemon, and what seemed like a dozen other citric accords, the frag almost *instantly* transformed into what seemed to be an...aquatic. And not some rare, mystical niche aquatic, but the most bland and lifeless aquatic I've ever smelled.

    My notes on the first 15 minutes of testing are simply glowing, and by the end I'd drawn comparisons to an eBay fabricated version of Bvlgari Aqva.

    Ugh/10
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    Default Re: Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    I have to agree, nothing special here.

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    Default Re: Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    Sad. I was really looking forward to trying this one. I'll probably still sample, but your initial report is not too promising. Thanks for the research.

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    Default Re: Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    Thus it is with anything citrus -- far too fleeting.
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    Default Re: Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    Quote Originally Posted by 6of1 View Post
    Thus it is with anything citrus -- far too fleeting.
    True, and there's a really easy fix to that: liberal reapplication. Works well with all my citrus favorites, including R&G Extra Vieille and Creed Neroli Sauvage. Hermes L'Orange line - yum. Frequent reapplication highly encouranged.

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    Default Re: Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    I wasn't impressed with it either.

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    Default Re: Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    Based on the opening notes, I was expecting great things but finally, just disappointment.
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    Default Re: Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    Agree. There is obviously an inverse relation between perfume quality and the words azure, blue, sport, fresh, water, ocean, etc etc Very few exceptions.

    I feel that the genre (fresh sporty) is doomed to produce duds, no matter what. Azure Lime is an attempt at bridging Creeds' fresh style with the best-sellers downmarket sporty stuff, and, as the Creeds, has the additional flaw of costing a small fortune to deliver only marginally better results than the standard stuff. Pointless in a supposedly upscale line.

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    Default Re: Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    I bought AL recently and i found it to be quite long-lasting and didn't get any aquatic vibe. Yes, the sharp lime intro fades after a while, but at the same time the woody musk takes over. AL does require generous application though. And would be better in warm weather than cold.
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    Default Re: Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    I wasn't impressed with it either.
    Me neither.

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    I can't agree with this at all really. I don't get any aquatic from it. I get beautiful citrus lemon/lime opening and as it fades down it becomes a bright white musk. Lovely stuff, just not very big on sillage or longevity. The smell to me is absolutely beautiful though.

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    This was my first try at TF(thanks Al) it was a scrubber for me. I havent been near TF since.

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    Azure Lime a scrubber? Oh come on. I can understand people not being blown away by it or particularly like it, but a scrubber it isn't.

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    Default Re: Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    Quote Originally Posted by Riverwide View Post
    Azure Lime a scrubber? Oh come on. I can understand people not being blown away by it or particularly like it, but a scrubber it isn't.
    To me, the opening seemed very muted. Im not a nose so my description might be off. Too many accords at opening seemed to cancel each other out. Leaving a muted lime lite scent. Your right, perhaps scrubber is overly harsh. Thankfully, this was a production sample.

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    Default Re: Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    I dont get the aquatic vibe at all. Blown away by citrus and then turns into a strong mens cologne (can't figure out the accord).
    I have learned to apply it the right way without over/under applying. It has grown on me since I first purchased it.

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    Default Re: Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    I like it for what it is...great fresh lime...nice musk drydown!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipper View Post
    I like it for what it is...great fresh lime...nice musk drydown!
    Yeah, that musky drydown mixed with the lime is utterly beautiful. It's not a big statement scent, but gorgeous nonetheless.

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    I'm mixed on this. I bought a bottle from a fellow BN'er - love the opening, it gets close to perfume-y, then dries down lovely.

    But... it hit me. This smells so much like Miracle L'Aquatonic by Lancome though. I mean, totally like it to me (at least on my skin).

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    Default Re: Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    This was my first try at TF(thanks Al) it was a scrubber for me. I havent been near TF since.

    Rex
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    Default Re: Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    The first 5 minutes are a fantastic Lime and then it morphs into a woodsy scent. I think calling it a lime is wrong, because it really is a wood scent.
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    Default Re: Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    This was my first try at TF(thanks Al) it was a scrubber for me. I havent been near TF since.

    Rex
    It is not Tom Fords best so you are cheating yourself if you do not try the others.
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    2) Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
    3) Bois des Iles by Chanel
    4) Devin by Aramis
    5) Coromandel by Chanel

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    Default Re: Azure Lime is a terrific let-down

    I think it's the worst of the black tom ford private line.
    There is a lot of good stuff in the rest.

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