Shine 2019

Shine by Azzaro
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Shine is a perfume by Azzaro for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is aquatic-citrusy. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesSandSand LavenderLavender
Base Notes Base NotesCedarCedar AmbroxanAmbroxan

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Scent

7.98 Ratings

Longevity

7.38 Ratings

Sillage

6.48 Ratings

Bottle

5.911 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 19.07.2022.
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GeorgeReid

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Like (a) Beach Walk
A while ago, I was interested in a summer fragrance that was NOT like the typical aquatic, fresh, or orchard-fruity offerings. A trio of fragrances caught my attention from Azzaro—Shine, Fun, and Sea—that came out in 2019.

Shine by Azzaro caught my attention more than Fun, and Sea, so I purchased it. Admittedly, the fragrance is surprising, in a good way.

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The opening of Shine is sweet and citrusy (leaning more on the sweet aspect). The citrusy part is definitely because of the bergamot, but there is a tropical fruit note that Azzaro declined to identify. It is also possible that the ambroxan in the base note is amplifying the bergamot to absurd strengths and causing the same result.

I am also not buying that the heart note is only sand and lavender. I get the beach sand scent, which helps the fragrance also get an aquatic feel. However, while lavender can leave a powdery vibe, it should not give off a strong one as Shine does. It is possible the ambroxan in the base note is amplifying the lavender. It is also possible for a stronger powdery floral to exist in the fragrance.

The base note is a combination of cedar and the twice aforementioned ambroxan, which reminds me slightly of the base scent of Versace Eros. No complaints there.

With the overall smell, Shine reminds me of a Beach Walk, both figuratively and literally.

Figuratively, the scent captures the beach ambiance almost perfectly. It is a scent I would expect to smell on a lively and vibrant person who is having a blast during a summer getaway.

Literally, because the scent is almost identical to Replica - Beach Walk, which came out seven years before Shine. It also shares similarities with Alien Goddess Eau de Parfum, which came out after Shine in 2021.

Also, important to note is that a guy can pull off the fragrance successfully (especially while outdoors). However, the fragrance leans feminine, especially when compared to Beach Walk and Alien Goddess.

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The bottle of Shine is nothing noteworthy. An oval bottle with a decent weight with a plastic circular black cap. The writing on the bottle is a different shade of yellow than the liquid in the bottle. Azzaro did not try at an artistic bottle with Shine. (One can say the same for Fun and Sea, except replace yellow with red and blue, respectively).

That said, one should not feel the need to hide a bottle of Shine in embarrassment.

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In terms of performance, Shine is about what one would expect.

With longevity, Shine usually lasts about six to eight hours. Enough to get through most social events without a hitch, but if a person wants to smell the fragrance all day and night, I recommend a respray.

It has about average projection and sillage, which is enough for a person to notice if someone wearing the fragrance walks by, or sits in an area long enough. However, it will not announce the wearer when they enter a room.
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In terms of scenarios, Shine is more situational than versatile.

Seasonal-wise, it fits well in the summer months, and can also work in the warmer parts of spring and fall as well. It can perform in the colder months of winter without a hitch, but such a vibrant fragrance feels out of place when seeking cozy and rich scents.

Socially, a splendid opportunity to use Shine is if someone is on a date, as the beach smell is something different, and can be alluring with a pleasant breeze under the right conditions. Also, in an ironic twist for a beach smell, it lifts the mood on a rainy day.

I can see a younger person wearing Shine obliviously while inside a high school classroom or a college lecture and get away with it. However, a white-collar worker will probably not have the same luck, as the party and vibrant feel contrasts with most office environments. Shine runs more youthful and is not a fragrance for someone that prefers more classic offerings.

That said, the best usages for Shine are on a casual day or evening out with friends, or winding down a day to meditate with a positive vibe.

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Overall, Shine is a good fragrance that stands out as something different from routine summer aquatics or fresh fragrances. It is a fun and vibrant fragrance and is unapologetic about it.

That said, as I say with all fragrances, Shine is not for everyone. If someone wants a fragrance that leans masculine, or a fragrance that is easier to wear throughout the year, Shine is a disappointment waiting to happen. Also, the same applies to people who are not fond of sweet scents.

That said, if you are looking for a vibrant warm weather fragrance that stands out as different (or a fragrance that is vibrant and flirty), or want an affordable variation of Beach Walk or Alien Goddess, Shine could be a fragrance worth your attention.
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GeorgeReidGeorgeReid 4 months ago
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Definitely a fun and fresh summer beach vibe with this scent. I will use this as a meditation fragrance to help relax!
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FragblokeFragbloke 6 months ago
Love this. It makes me remember a youth of endless summers by the sea that I never experienced
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ElysiumElysium 1 year ago
It reminds me of the time you just walked on the beach. The smell of sunscreen, mineral sand, scorching sun on the skin, and the salty sea.
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DPArtistDPArtist 3 years ago
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'Shine' is a superbly crisp & refreshing sunny aquatic with a real beach vibe.Part of a fine trilogy with 'Sea' & 'Fun'. Strong performance!
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