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    Default My ongoing exploration of Azzaro (tell me what to get next)

    For a long time the only Azzaro fragrance I owned was a 100ml bottle of Pour Homme and a 30ml bottle of Chrome. Something about the house simply wasn't pulling me in, and I found APH so-so as well but I recently did a 180 on reading about Acteur and though I've yet to procure a vintage bottle I have started wearing Pour Homme more often, and I've also ordered Jetlag, which arrived recently, and purchased a bottle of Azzaro Twin's special edition 'love is a game,' which I found for a bargain at my local chemist.

    All of these scents have left me happy, and just moments ago I put in an order for the special edition of Elixer, snagging the last bottle, in the red-laquered bottle with wooden cap. Fragrantica gives different notes on this to the normal Elixer, but no reviews. Having never smelled either I'm in for an adventure though and can't wait for it to arrive. I even paid extra for faster postage.

    To give my impressions on those scents I've bought and used so far: Pour Homme is a great, and strong scent which I'm finding surprisingly versatile for daytime wear in summer so long as it isn't too hot, and Chrome comes into play when it is. A great, fresh summer scent. I haven't had compliments but I don't mind. Both make me feel great, and have no problem covering the sweat of a hot day. So my bottles which have languished in a box at the back of my wardrobe mostly full are finally seeing the light of day and I'm very happy about that.

    Even better is Jetlag which I've already talked about, and Twin is just a jolly fragrance that really lifts my spirits. The bottle is amazing and so easy to use.

    Long story short I'm looking for suggestions on what to buy next. I'm already planning to grab a bottle of Acteur when the oppertunity arrives, but aside from that should I get Aqua, Pure Vetiver, Pour Homme l'eau, Onyx, Silver-Black, Chrome Legend, Visit, Now, or Duo? Note I won't buy decibel as I'm too shallow and I can't handle the bottle.

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    Default Re: My ongoing exploration of Azzaro (tell me what to get next)

    I was going to recommend Acteur! There is a lightly used vintage bottle on eBay right now in the men's used fragrances for $25. You can't beat that! Acteur has a lovely masculine rose scent to it and if I wasn't broke from the holiday shopping, I would buy it myself!
    If you can find Azzaro Pure Lavander, it's a fabulous men's lavender. Not to sweet and has pretty good longevity and sillage.
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    I like Pour Homme L'eau and it might be a good fit for Summer wear. Visit is also worth a shot.

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    Default Re: My ongoing exploration of Azzaro (tell me what to get next)

    I was going to recommend Acteur! There is a lightly used vintage bottle on eBay right now in the men's used fragrances for $25. You can't beat that! Acteur has a lovely masculine rose scent to it and if I wasn't broke from the holiday shopping, I would buy it myself!
    If you can find Azzaro Pure Lavander, it's a fabulous men's lavender. Not to sweet and has pretty good longevity and sillage.
    I always dig your suggestions, but this time they're a little too on the mark. Acteur is already on my buy-list, but I'd rather wait for an untouched bottle and pay a little more. I have plenty of roses so my wardrobe isn't crying out for it.

    As for pure Lavande that's another I wanted, but the prices I've found it at so far are pretty outrageous. For 100+ I'll take some Chanel lavender, myself.

    I like Pour Homme L'eau and it might be a good fit for Summer wear. Visit is also worth a shot.
    Visit I can sample. Pour homme leau will go on my blind-buy list.

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    Default Re: My ongoing exploration of Azzaro (tell me what to get next)

    Azzaro Homme Elixir

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    Default Re: My ongoing exploration of Azzaro (tell me what to get next)

    Quote Originally Posted by Miket View Post
    I always dig your suggestions, but this time they're a little too on the mark. Acteur is already on my buy-list, but I'd rather wait for an untouched bottle and pay a little more. I have plenty of roses so my wardrobe isn't crying out for it.

    As for pure Lavande that's another I wanted, but the prices I've found it at so far are pretty outrageous. For 100+ I'll take some Chanel lavender, myself.



    Visit I can sample. Pour homme leau will go on my blind-buy list.
    That is a shame about the price being skyrocketed because I bought a my bottle of pure Lavande at TJ Maxx I think it was for $15! Sorry I couldn't be more helpful!
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    Default Re: My ongoing exploration of Azzaro (tell me what to get next)

    Azzaro Homme Elixir
    I ordered this already, prior to posting, or the limited version.

    That is a shame about the price being skyrocketed because I bought a my bottle of pure Lavande at TJ Maxx I think it was for $15! Sorry I couldn't be more helpful!
    No worries.

    If I had reason to believe Pure Lavande had ever sold in this city I'd go scouring shelves because I know it'd be in the bargain bins and cheap as dirt. It wasn't very popular. Sadly fragrances like that need to be ordered for me, and that can often mean dealing with Ebay scalpers.

    I buy vintage when it's old enough to contain ingrediants that no longer exist outside of the bespoke fragrance world (which is a saving if you consider the price of bespoke work) and I don't mind paying a hefty price for something I want. However the idea of paying hundreds of dollars in markup for a modern designer frag just because it's discontinued strikes me as pointless.

    Especially when one is buying blind. There's a stunning, unopened, five-ounce vintage spray bottle of Dans la Nuit on Ebay right now, sitting in my watch list, going for the same price as some are charging for Pure Lavande or Cedrat. No contest.

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    Personally I like most of Azzaros. The whole Chrome line (Chrome Legend is the most sophisticated there), Silver Black = Onyx is a wonderful interpretation of Azzaro PH theme. PH L'Eau and Free Time are good as well. Though I do not like Now, Duo and Twin.

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    I'll have to check out Chrome Legend then. I love the bottle, and I dig the scent of chrome so if it's simmilar or better, and has a better bottle then it should be a winner.

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    Default Re: My ongoing exploration of Azzaro (tell me what to get next)

    Chrome is my scent for when being a tourist overseas on hot days - it's like having had a permanent shower, and it has never let me down (where numerous others have conked out).

    I'm also a fan of Pure Vetiver (it's loud like Chrome) and Pure Lavender, but can't develop any great liking for Chrome Legend or Azzaro Pour Homme. But Legend has been pretty cheap down here in various chemists ($30 for 100ml bottle), like Pure Lavender and Pure Vetiver used to be. Pure Cedrat didn't grab me much when I smelled it in Europe - nowhere near as loud as the other two Pures.

    Visit and Silver Black are good, but not standouts to me.
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    I really like Visit a lot. I have Aqua, and although it is cheap, it doesn't last on me and I know I will never buy it again. It is a bit different, but sometimes different isn't always good

    I would love to try Pure Vetiver as well.
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    For me, the best from this house are Visit (autumn/winter) and Silver Black/Onyx (spring&summer). Also, Pure Vetiver could be a winner, even the name is a some kind of misnomer.
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    Default Re: My ongoing exploration of Azzaro (tell me what to get next)

    I would get a bottle of Visit while you can still find one.

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    Go for Visit if u can ..

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    Pure Vetiver.

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    I actually quite like Elixir, and of course the original a true classic.

    I hated "night time", and Visit was bit of a let down for me. Nice cedar note but otherwise quite fleeting.
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    Chrome is my scent for when being a tourist overseas on hot days - it's like having had a permanent shower, and it has never let me down (where numerous others have conked out).

    I'm also a fan of Pure Vetiver (it's loud like Chrome) and Pure Lavender, but can't develop any great liking for Chrome Legend or Azzaro Pour Homme. But Legend has been pretty cheap down here in various chemists ($30 for 100ml bottle), like Pure Lavender and Pure Vetiver used to be. Pure Cedrat didn't grab me much when I smelled it in Europe - nowhere near as loud as the other two Pures.

    Visit and Silver Black are good, but not standouts to me.
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    As a bit of a vetiver lover and limited/special edition fetishist I had the oppertunity a while back to buy either Pure Vetiver, Lavande and Cedrat or Noble Vetiver and Noble Cedar by Chopard. I went with Chopard mostly on the listed notes (which sounded top-shelf) and because the bottles are just porn, but now I see these are still available, while Pure Cedrat and Lavande are up on Ebay for crazy money (compared to their shelf-price) I, well, I can't say I regret what I did because I'm madly in love with Noble Cedar and Noble Vetiver is one of my favourite vetivers, and I get a kick out of seeing those bottles whenever I open my wardrobe BUT I do wish I'd say gone without food for a week and gotten all five. The benefits of hindsight.

    Pure Vetiver I can still find for a sane price (around 40-50 with postage) and I've been meaning to get it for a while. Certainly putting it on the buy list, and I may see about trying to swap some of my discontinued designers I have stashed away for Lavande once I have enough posts here to join in on the marketplace shennanigans. As it stands though I will have to give it a miss at the prices I'm seeing it listed for.

    As for Chrome I have a 30ml bottle and it serves me well. I'm very picky about aquatics and though I do like it I think I'll finish the bottle before I decide whether to replace it. As I plan to get a little bottle of Chrome legend I'll probably end up with a large bottle of one or the other once I've used them up.

    I really like Visit a lot. I have Aqua, and although it is cheap, it doesn't last on me and I know I will never buy it again. It is a bit different, but sometimes different isn't always good

    I would love to try Pure Vetiver as well.
    Aqua intrigues me based on some reviews I've seen which give the impression it's more about mint and green notes than anything aqua. The price is so low I don't mind the risk. Maybe it'll last longer on my skin, and besides I like the bottle.

    I would get a bottle of Visit while you can still find one.
    Go for Visit if u can ..
    Noted. I'm pretty sure I've seen this one on the shelf at some chemists/department stores or fragrance shops. I'll take a look around for it.

    For me, the best from this house are Visit (autumn/winter) and Silver Black/Onyx (spring&summer). Also, Pure Vetiver could be a winner, even the name is a some kind of misnomer.
    So are Onyx and Silver Black the same scent, or different scents? Fragrantica has an entry for each listing different notes and the reviews give differing impressions, but here at BN they share the same entry.

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions by the way.

    To clarify I have, or have ordered: Pour Homme, Chrome, Jetlag, Twin love is a game and the special edition of Pour Homme Elixer, and am looking to pick up samples or bottles (in the case of vintage/hard to find stuff) of Chrome Legend, Pure Vetiver, Pour Homme l'eau, Aqua, vintage Acteur, and Visit. Moreover in future I may see about getting my hands on Pure Lavande. I'll add Onyx / Silver Black to this list once I figure out whether they're two different scents or the same.

    It might take me a while, but I think by the time it's done I'll have a solid grasp of Azzaro's offerings.

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    Default Re: My ongoing exploration of Azzaro (tell me what to get next)

    Quote Originally Posted by Miket View Post
    Pure Vetiver I can still find for a sane price (around 40-50 with postage) and I've been meaning to get it for a while. Certainly putting it on the buy list, and I may see about trying to swap some of my discontinued designers I have stashed away for Lavande once I have enough posts here to join in on the marketplace shennanigans. As it stands though I will have to give it a miss at the prices I'm seeing it listed for.
    It's interesting to see the current many positive responses here to Pure Vetiver. There was a time when I was one of the few who liked it and most other comments were very negative.

    I've never come across the Chopard Vetiver. I'll have to keep a look out for it when I go overseas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    I would get a bottle of Visit while you can still find one.
    That's great advice. These types of scents are a dying breed.
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    I've never come across the Chopard Vetiver. I'll have to keep a look out for it when I go overseas.
    In my experience both it and noble cedar are a pain to find. I bought them off a trusted ebay seller who still has both and I'm definately going to be buying some backups now she is selling them bundled. I've heard people say it's a lighter vetiver/citrus with nothing like the inkiness of Encre Noire and, even, very little actual vetiver. This unfortunate impression could be a result of the constant assertions that it's a spring/summer fragrance. I bought it during winter though and found it to be a very dirty, dark vetiver (albiet with elegant sillage) with an almost muddy vibe. It arrived around the same time as Encre Noire and I was - in truth - a little dissapointed because it seemed I'd picked up two fragrances which were much the same, that's how dark it smelled. As the weather has grown balmier that darker vibe has receeded and (sniffing it on my wrist now) I find it quite reminiscent of the ribbed bottle Guerlain vetiver, but just a shade darker. Meanwhile Encre Noire has remained its inky old hard-to-wear self. There's no doubt this is one of the best designer vetivers around.

    These are playful scents. The differences they can express as a result of changes in ambient temperatures and skin conditions seem wild. I see that as a testament to its quality. Noble Cedar exhibits many of the same virtues, and I in fact see it as the better of the two. I would dearly love to see Chopard expand on this line. Though I know it won't happen. At any rate I'd rate the juice as niche/designer exclusive quality, but the modest asking price doesn't mean you're not getting anything for free. The drawback is a seemingly timid concentration. Which I think goes a long way toward explaining their overlooked status here on BN.

    It's interesting to see the current many positive responses here to Pure Vetiver. There was a time when I was one of the few who liked it and most other comments were very negative.
    I too recall it used to be quite widely poo-poo'd. The same was true of Lanvin's reissued Vetiver but funnily I now see it getting suggested or talked about on the forums. I really think some people find things more attractive when they're discontinued or hard to find.

    To finish, it's about five minutes after I sprayed on noble vetiver to refresh my memory while writing this post. One heavy spray on the wrist and I'm currently wreathed in an aura of something like Guerlain's Vetiver, if you pared away most of the other notes or turned them right down, and left only the rooty smell. VERY satisfying!

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