Decibel by Azzaro / Parfums Loris Azzaro
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Decibel is a perfume by Azzaro / Parfums Loris Azzaro for men and was released in 2011. The scent is spicy-synthetic. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Green mandarin
Heart Notes Heart NotesLicorice, Violet, Frankincense
Base Notes Base NotesHaitian vetiver, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

6.6 (69 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (57 Ratings)

Sillage

6.0 (57 Ratings)

Bottle

6.2 (62 Ratings)
Submitted by Dannyboy, last update on 28.10.2018
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sweet & fresh
This has been compared to Rocawear's Evolution, because of the inclusion of incense, fair, but this is way sweeter.

Licorice gives it a distinct aroma that you don't expect to find mingling with aldehydes but they get along okay.

Azzaro has released some classics that easily overshadow this one, you can find this dirt cheap on ebay, which says a lot about its failure to impress the general public.

If you're just getting started in collecting fragrances this will not hurt your budget and makes for an interesting addition to your collection for autumn or spring.

If you're an experienced frag-head you might be fine without and keep looking for the next "hidden gem".
Bottle 6.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
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Not a difficult scent....
...when you understand him.
Decibel screams straight away, as if you want to listen to chilly music in a quiet moment, but the stereo suddenly thunders off with hard rock at 3/4 of its volume.

In short: Decibel is already hard when sprayed on and especially unusual if you don't know it yet. The scent is special and I think it's one of the kind you like or not, there's not much in between. Probably not much would be missing for a controversial evaluation.

Personally I like him very much, but for me he is a candidate that I can rarely wear, and yes, if really only in autumn and winter, actually funny because he seems very fresh when sprayed on because of the contained green mandarin. However, the smell changes quickly, licorice and incense now come to wear, and not without...

In the base one can now still perceive something woody that seems to come from sandalwood, vanilla and tonka probably give it the necessary sweetness, I don't perceive vetiver with the best will in the world, perhaps quite well so.

If I had to describe the scent as a whole I would describe it as a special incense scent where you can subliminally perceive liquorice. As I find the mandarin comes up every now and then in the Sillage. Where we would be already with the next topic.

I imagine the Sillage in the first 15min. very violently, even room-filling. The durability for my nose is about 6 hours. But during this time you radiate well, I think, in any case db is always in your olfactory organ.

For me a pleasant fragrance that is a surprise in the mainstream fragrance world. I never saw him in the perfumery, he was probably too abstract for that, and I'm not talking about the ugly bottle. Azzaro shows us nowadays that it can get even worse ; )

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Bottle 2.5/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 6.0/10
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Hush...
Exactly Azzaro! Decibel. Without an "s". Which means singular. Which means one. Which means nearly imperceptible and impossible to be heard. Which means that perhaps the tacky microphone bottle was inevitable in order to make the fragrance audible and amplify its voice, by prompting people to have some fun pretending they are singing in their bathrooms while holding it. Because if you were relying solely on the scent's substance, presence and quality for sales, well, I don't think so...
If volume, performance and bigger than life personae is what you're looking for, don't bother with the backing vocals. Go for the frontmans instead. And erstwhile deafening Azzaro was never in short supply of them till music and perfumery became, for crying out loud, the halfhearted whimpers they are today.
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 5.0/10
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Great one!
That was a good surprise.

Dark and spicy, opens with a citric burst then develops to a sweet incense (maybe licorice or tonka?) smell that lingers for a couple of hours.

Definetely a must have: good price, good sillage, fair projection and smells great.

Updated January 2014

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