Azzaro pour Homme Elixir (2009)

Azzaro pour Homme Elixir by Azzaro / Parfums Loris Azzaro
Bottle Design Pierre Dinand
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Azzaro pour Homme Elixir is a perfume by Azzaro / Parfums Loris Azzaro for men and was released in 2009. The scent is fruity-spicy. It is being marketed by Clarins.

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Perfumer

Michel Girard

Fragrance Notes

Benzoin, Bergamot, Pear, Oakmoss, Geranium, Coumarin, Labdanum, Lavender, Mandarin, Blackcurrant, Tonka bean, Vanilla, Lemon

Ratings

Scent

7.1 (134 Ratings)

Longevity

7.5 (86 Ratings)

Sillage

6.5 (70 Ratings)

Bottle

6.8 (78 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 05.04.2019.
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Azzaro Pour Homme after a successful plastic surgery
I suppose that Paco Rabanne 1 Million is the best selling fragrance family in the past 10 years (it was launched in 2008). The nose behind the 1 Million fragrance, and its success, is Michel Girard that also signed the creation of Azzaro Elixir in the following year. So far I never bought any flask of the 1 Million family but, strangely enough, I do have more than a couple of its look-alikes. I always considered that Azzaro Elixir shared a couple of vibes with 1 Million (that's just me) but only recently noticed that they shared the same creator and were launched only with some months in between.
For me there is a big difference between the two. I do not like 1 Million, which I find a little boring and nauseating, and really appreciate the Azzaro Elixir.
For me there is a couple of differences between the two:
- I do not like 1 Million, which I find a little boring and nauseating, and really appreciate the Azzaro Elixir.
- They do not seem to share even a single scent note.
- 1 Million is sweeter than Elixir.
- Elixir gives us a strong family tie with the original Azzaro Pour Homme, that of course does not exist in 1 Million.

Concentrating in Azzaro Elixir...
With the exception of the Chrome family, Azzaro products are always confused with or related to the original "Pour Homme". As a result there is a pre-conceived evaluation that this brand of perfumes only edits "old scholl" scents, powerful but outdated.
With the Elixir, Azzaro decided to keep the original DNA, but in a very well done and cleaver way. The perfume is somewhat linear. The most noteworthy notes of "Pour Homme" are presented earlier, almost at the opening, which means that notes like tonka and oakmoss influence the development from the beginning, not just from the base. Along with the lavender note, it is made the comparative bridge with the original but giving an impression of novelty due to different developments.
In the heart, the fragrance presents an exemplary creaminess. The (wonderful) overdose of both benzoin and vanilla creates this vanilla cream effect and is very well blended with the citrus and cumarin notes. At the base is served an intensely fruity chord with notes of blackcurrant and greedy pears.
The traditional aroma of the Azzaro Pour Homme has traveled in time from 1978 to the 21st century meeting the market requirements. The bottle has straight lines identical to those of the original but more reddish.
The final result is a sweet, creamy, non-synthetic fragrance that retains the basic characteristics of an Azzaro, pleasing the faithful with the "Pour Homme" stamp and conquering new fans.
Silage is good peaking at 5 or 6 feet, projecting really well, and longevity is about 8 to 10 hours. After spraying for a night out I can usually smell it up close to the skin in the next morning. I usually only apply 4 sprays, once on each wrist and 2 spread onto the back of my neck. Anything more might be overwhelming. I hope you enjoy this masterful scent as much as I do.
The name suits like a glove as it is a true ELIXIR.

Now the mathematical truth ...
- Scent opening............8.5
- Scent Dry Down.........8.5
- Longevity....................8.5 (up to 8~10 hours on my skin, with 3 sprays)
- Sillage..........................8.0 (sillage peak up to 6 feet; projection for 2.5 hours)
- Versatility....................7.5 (avoid any type of hot teperatures)
- Usability......................8.0 (quite versatile and easy to please for such a strong scent. Beach, Gym and any type of hot events are excluded; under spray for dates and intimacy)
- Compliments..............7.5 (it will please people but the over 35 will recognise the Azzaro vibe; not enough for explicit compliments)
- Uniqueness.................8.0 (the 1 Million association it's just my opinion; The "Pour Homme" association is the major drawback for uniqueness; this fragrance also makes me remember Givenchy Xeryus Rouge but darker and nicer)
- Quality.........................9.0 (Very enjoyable notes; good spray; same Azzaro strange plastic cap)
- Presentation...............7.5 (a little déjà vu)
- Price...........................10.0 (€20 for 100 ml tester)

- Average:......................8.27/10.00
between 7 and 8 => above average;
between 8 and 9 => recommended;
equal or bigger than 9 => don't miss it;

Opinion on "Azzaro Elixir":
As far as I am concerned I am very happy. If you liked or loved the "Pour Homme" original, this is a must. If not do give it a try. With its outstanding scent and very good performance you may be positively surprised.
Blind buy worthy? Yes!

Music: Simon & Garfunkel - "Homeward Bound"
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Carlitos01 15 months ago
The benzoin and vanilla create a vanilla cream effect, blended with citrus, coumarin, blackcurrant and greedy pears for magnific drydown.+3
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Elysium 24 months ago
The sweetest spin-off of Azzaro pour Homme. If my memory serves me, this one has the same vibe as Lancetti IL, my favorites when I was young+2

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