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    Default Just got Azzaro's Acteur............ROSE & MOSS is it?

    not sure what to make of this

    reviews here and elsewhere make this out to be a classic

    Rose hits you right off then some other notes kick in soon after

    I sorta get the "bug spray" effect but not ready to give it a thumbs down yet

    any input on this Loris Azzaro concoction?
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    Default Re: Just got Azzaro's Acteur............ROSE & MOSS is it?

    If you can't smell wood and spice, you likely will at some point if you keep going back to it, because they are very obvious. All bets are off if you have the reformulation, which I've come to really despise.

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    I picked it up as a bloke on Fragrantica said it was quite similar to Egoiste, and it's less than $30 on StrawberryNet.

    I certainly don't see it as very similar to Egoiste, but it's by no means a bad rose fragrance. I like the mix of notes in it - it's mossy yet also fruity and sweet. Don't expect Turkish or Damascus rose absolute, but it's still pretty damn good for the price.
    It's likely gone through reformulations over the years, but it's still a great hark-back to the masculine florals that have been lost in designer fragrance.
    The longevity could be a little better, but I still get all day out of it.

    Not a classic, but certainly one of the finest frags under $30. Deserves more recognition.

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    Default Re: Just got Azzaro's Acteur............ROSE & MOSS is it?

    Just a very scent IMO. One of the better ones from this house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    One of the better ones from this house.
    The best imo. A very nice dry masculine rose, with a little spice (cardamom). At >$30 you'd be hard pressed to do much better.

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    Default Re: Just got Azzaro's Acteur............ROSE & MOSS is it?

    Give it a few wears.

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    Default Re: Just got Azzaro's Acteur............ROSE & MOSS is it?

    I bought the vintage blind and still own it but I would not repeat the purchase. It is good, but nothing close to exceptional, IMO. I love most rose fragrances, but not really this one (my review on this site goes into better detail on my thoughts)...
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    Default Re: Just got Azzaro's Acteur............ROSE & MOSS is it?

    Did not like this at all. Sent it back immediately. You definitely get what you pay for with Acteur.
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    Default Re: Just got Azzaro's Acteur............ROSE & MOSS is it?

    Its a great masculine rose especially for the price. I like the current but the vintage is much better.
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    I am still trying to get along with this masculine. It sorta rubs me the wrong way with the spice. But I love the rose accord in it. Its really moody on my skin. Sometimes it comes out as I want it, other times it borders on being a scrubber. Like others mention, give it some more time. I don't think it would have the appreciation it has on here if it wasn't any good. I am impressed that it was re-lauched.

    I think Krizia Moods Uomo is somewhat similar and if I am not mistaken, they were released in the same year ( 1989?).
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    Default Re: Just got Azzaro's Acteur............ROSE & MOSS is it?

    Hmm...spicy apple and leather to my nose. In a good way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    ...I think Krizia Moods Uomo is somewhat similar and if I am not mistaken, they were released in the same year ( 1989?).
    I would put Moods into the Giorgio for Men by GBH category, with strong patchouli and amber, while Acteur is something unique, though again I won't bother to discuss the nasty new formulation.

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    Default Re: Just got Azzaro's Acteur............ROSE & MOSS is it?

    Vintage Acteur by Azzaro is fantastic. I've written a lot on this.

    If you have the reformulation...it is fizzy and not nearly as warm, deep and enchanting.

    One of, if not, my favorite scents from the house of Azzaro. And, that includes Vintage Azzaro Pour Homme - an absolute classic Aromatic Fougere...which says a lot.

    Cheers,

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    you gotta have balls to wear this. Everybody i show acteur says: "ohhh noooo, no way". It is utterly 80's in my view and i am gonna say it's one of the few scents i come across that i would never wear. Bold and feminine. Roses doesn't appeal to me...

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    Default Re: Just got Azzaro's Acteur............ROSE & MOSS is it?

    Hey voidvader -

    My checklist (and I don't mean anything against you), as you are correct:

    Got Balls? Check.
    80's? To me, it smells like something between Vintage and Niche
    Bold? Check.
    Feminine? No. To me, very masculine - although the deep, brooding, boozy and wilted rose with oakmoss, leather and amber has the depth of a Feminine EdP Rose scent that my wife used to wear. However, the composition and accords are all different.
    Love Rose scents? Check.

    I think if you saw it like this, you would love Vintage Acteur...or at least appreciate it. Without going into niche, one of the most amazing masculine rose scents available in Vintage formulation.

    I do agree - not for everyone and even I am discerning when I wear this (and consider the occasion, people who will be there, etc.)

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by voidvader View Post
    you gotta have balls to wear this. Everybody i show acteur says: "ohhh noooo, no way". It is utterly 80's in my view and i am gonna say it's one of the few scents i come across that i would never wear. Bold and feminine. Roses doesn't appeal to me...
    “Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infant’s flesh, sweet as an oboe’s cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.”

    ― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen

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    Default Re: Just got Azzaro's Acteur............ROSE & MOSS is it?

    I love vintage Acteur; a fantastic spicy floral (rose and jasmin) scent!

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    Default Re: Just got Azzaro's Acteur............ROSE & MOSS is it?

    What are the bottle differences between the vintage and the new one ? Where can be found the vintage Acteur besides eBay ?

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    Default Re: Just got Azzaro's Acteur............ROSE & MOSS is it?

    Nice and distinctive. Reminds of something like this, I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciprian View Post
    What are the bottle differences between the vintage and the new one ? Where can be found the vintage Acteur besides eBay ?
    I think the original version has "90%" on the front of the bottle but the new one doesn't have any percentage listed.

    Note that I wore it last night and indeed there seems to be quite a bit of moss at first but even more than that, there is a very strong and astringent rose/geranium (not a powdery/floral rose), which can give me headaches. That takes an hour or a bit more to dissipate enough to allow the spicy/woody elements to really shine. So, give this one time, or if you can't, then you might want to just avoid it.
    Last edited by Bigsly; 12th April 2013 at 12:32 AM.

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    Default Re: Just got Azzaro's Acteur............ROSE & MOSS is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    Nice and distinctive. Reminds of something like this, I believe.
    candy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by odioustoilet View Post
    candy?
    Something about the scent does remind me of some sweets from childhood. I'm not entirely sure if these are the ones as I don't remember them that well but I think they might be.

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    Default Re: Just got Azzaro's Acteur............ROSE & MOSS is it?

    Hey Ciprian -

    Almost impossible to find, unless there is someone selling it privately where you are. Ebay is pretty much "THE" place to get it.

    If you are ever in California - I'll give you a bottle...cheers, my friend! :-)

    ericrico

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciprian View Post
    What are the bottle differences between the vintage and the new one ? Where can be found the vintage Acteur besides eBay ?
    “Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infant’s flesh, sweet as an oboe’s cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.”

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    Hi,

    Recently I bought two 50 ml vintage bottles in Spain, the juice is terrific, in the same store I also found a big after shave bottle.

    I never tried the reformulated version, but for me the original is a masterpiece.

    mdclx

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    Thanks Ericrico, you probably know how far from California I am, unfortunately. According to what Bigsly has said about the look of a vintage bottle, I think I might have a chance.

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    Is this the vintage version that everyone is referring to ?

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ACTEUR-BY...item4aad450b97

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericrico View Post
    Hey voidvader -

    My checklist (and I don't mean anything against you), as you are correct:

    Got Balls? Check.
    80's? To me, it smells like something between Vintage and Niche
    Bold? Check.
    Feminine? No. To me, very masculine - although the deep, brooding, boozy and wilted rose with oakmoss, leather and amber has the depth of a Feminine EdP Rose scent that my wife used to wear. However, the composition and accords are all different.
    Love Rose scents? Check.

    I think if you saw it like this, you would love Vintage Acteur...or at least appreciate it. Without going into niche, one of the most amazing masculine rose scents available in Vintage formulation.

    I do agree - not for everyone and even I am discerning when I wear this (and consider the occasion, people who will be there, etc.)

    Cheers,

    ericrico
    LOL> Yes, you did a great summary about acteur!

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    Default Re: Just got Azzaro's Acteur............ROSE & MOSS is it?

    I am really curious and eager about this now! I know a shop selling an unopened reformulated version of this with a price nearly two times its real price! And as he has only this bottle left and has no tester of it I'm supposed to buy it blindly!
    How come this situation? What do you think I'd better do???
    Thanks for all opinions...
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    Default Re: Just got Azzaro's Acteur............ROSE & MOSS is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    I would put Moods into the Giorgio for Men by GBH category, with strong patchouli and amber, while Acteur is something unique, though again I won't bother to discuss the nasty new formulation.
    I agree... I own vintage versions of all of them and Moods Uomo is more in the Giorgio for Men/VIP for Men vein than Acteur, IMO.
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    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Have to retest it myself too, for a more conclusive verdict.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nfn1983 View Post
    I am really curious and eager about this now! I know a shop selling an unopened reformulated version of this with a price nearly two times its real price! And as he has only this bottle left and has no tester of it I'm supposed to buy it blindly!
    How come this situation? What do you think I'd better do???
    Thanks for all opinions...
    Any comments anybody???!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nfn1983 View Post
    Any comments anybody???!
    Yes, do not buy reformulated, as it is too "synthetic," IMO. It would be interesting to know if anyone could recreate this scent so that it would be nearly identical to what it was.

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    Much prefer the vintage, the newer one is ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Yes, do not buy reformulated, as it is too "synthetic," IMO. It would be interesting to know if anyone could recreate this scent so that it would be nearly identical to what it was.
    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    Much prefer the vintage, the newer one is ok.
    Thank you...
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