Acteur (1989)Eau de Toilette

Acteur (Eau de Toilette) by Azzaro
Bottle Design Pierre Dinand
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Acteur (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Azzaro for men and was released in 1989. The scent is spicy-floral. The production was apparently discontinued.

Perfumer

Maurice Maurin

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Calamus, Cardamom, Nutmeg
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Caraway, Rose, Cedarwood
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Leather, Musk

Ratings

Scent

8.0 (114 Ratings)

Longevity

7.6 (82 Ratings)

Sillage

7.3 (84 Ratings)

Bottle

6.5 (89 Ratings)
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Reviews

9.5
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
9
Bottle
Gatsby

40 Reviews
Gatsby
Gatsby
   0  
King of roses, from a nostalgic past
In the opening, at least for the very first 5-10 min, a punch of "tzuica" or "palinca" a traditional romanian strong bevergage made of plum hits your nose. Bergamot is also there but the tzuica is stronger. But after this time, the story begins...What. a. wonder. Carnation and rose,patchouli and vetiver, and the plum for the beginning (wich is not separatelly listed) are making a wonderful mixture. The leather, cedar and wood are comming soon, what a wood! A wet,alive, old wood, tones of leather and ancient amber and again the best rose I have ever smelled in a male scent!From the many bottles I had, the first ones (still have one full 200 ml since 89-90) is definitely the best. The new version is also good, but sadly far from what this masterpiece was at the point of its creation! I know the old recipe simply can t be duplicated nowadays, due the rules and restriction, but for those who wants to try it, it s a chance.The new version is a bit synthetic, the rose is a bit pungent and chemical, less oakmoss and leather in this version. If you know what I mean, in the old version, there is a MALE rose! I detect jasmine in the new version, wich in the older one I simply cannot detect. If you can, buy an OLD bottle. Rare but still available for decent prices. Choose a pre-barcode edition, -1989,1990,1991. A love from me - I own 5 or 6 bottles and I want to have it for the rest of my life, around me!
8
Scent
Rickbr

190 Reviews
Rickbr
Rickbr
   3  
It's an interesting fragrance, very unissex for me, maybe due the floral and frutal aspects. I don't know exactly which fruit do i smell at the opening, but there is something that reminds me pineapple maybe? The rose is not so bitter and not powdery, more a kind of rose that would be used in arab compositions. The base is more woody, sweet and ambery. I like it, i didn't expect it to be that good.
6
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Drseid

734 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    7  
A Competent Dark Rose Composition That Just Comes Up Short...
*This is a review of the vintage Acteur

Acteur (vintage) opens with a relatively dark rose, carnation and non-smoky vetiver trio, the rose by far the strongest of the three. The rose used is slightly spiced by cardamom, giving it a dirty vibe early-on. As the scent enters its heart phase, the rose led trio remains, now joined by a musk and oakmoss tandem rising from the base that acts as further musky dark support to the starring rose. As the scent enters its final phase during the late dry-down, the floral accord now fades considerably, as a very aggressive relatively dry amber base note takes over the dominant role through the end of the scent's life. Projection is average and so is longevity.

Acteur (vintage) has a lot of fans on the web and with the notes involved I expected to be one of them. Certainly there is much to love here for folks seeking a more "masculine" rose scent, as the rose when mixed with the relatively subdued vetiver definitely darkens its floral nature making it most likely an easier scent to wear from a male perspective. That said, the floral accord somehow just feels a bit off to me as it comes off as just *too* dark once it adds in the dirty cardamom spice along with the musky oakmoss. Adding to this is the amber that dominates the dry-down is a bit too strong and also comes off as overly simplistic. In short, Acteur (vintage) is competent enough fragrance that should satisfy many and is certainly worthy of trial, but it comes up a bit short earning a weak "good" 3 star out of 5 rating. When masterpiece quality rose and carnation scents like vintage JHL by Aramis can still be readily acquired for similar sums on the market it is very hard to recommend Acteur (vintage). This one was a blind buy that I can't say I regret, but would not have made knowing what I do now.

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