Category: Azzaro

Azzarro Couture, 2008

(image Ester Quek) Perfumer Aurélien Guichard This is a pink fruity chypre. It is fairly linear, not a common trait for a chypre, and while it is sweet, the sweetness lies in the floral notes and not the fruity notes. The rose is candied, but the fruit note, somewhere between melon and pear, is tart and sharp. AC is a nose-gestalt…

digging (into) vintage: Azzaro pour Homme, 1978

Perfumers Gerard Anthony, Martin Heiddenreich and Richard Wirtz. We kvetch about the creative and well-made fragrances that are discontinued because too few would wear them; we resent the crap cologne that sells like mad. Isn’t it uplifting to see a fragrance that has been so popular for so long be so spectacular? If complexity in composition is rather old-school, then let’s hear it for…