The jar of Visit will captivate you, as it's very comparable to the Flatiron Building, formerly the Fuller Building, a triangular skyscraper located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan, New York City. "One of the world's most iconic skyscrapers and a quintessential symbol of New York City."
I've come across Azzaro's Visit lately after I bought GF Ferré Lui and read a few comments mentioning the similarity between the two of them and Gucci Rush as well. Since I like the woody and spicy aroma of GF Ferré Lui, I searched on-line for Visit and found a reasonably cheap one on eBay. Notwithstanding the number of distinct Azzaro's colognes that are part of my collection, I am afraid I've never tested Visit before. It is a must-have for any collector, and it's classy, sophisticated, masculine, and unique, the cedar-incense perfect blend is startling and just precise jaw-dropping. This cologne dumbfounds me, I can't believe I ignored it all this while when it was this good. I guess it was due to the presentation, to its indigo color that made me awkwardly think about an aquatic scent. Too bad. This underrated jewel is everything but a watery, salty, or ozonic cologne, yet it is a refined classic woody-spicy scent.
Hence, as soon as I got up this morning, I felt like rocking it, and I sprinkled a few sprays over my neck, chest, and wrists. The cologne is not overpowering, and you don't have to worry about exaggerating a bit. All of a sudden, the air was saturated with a blast of spicy and minty fresh cardamom, supported by other spices that made the opening less medicinal, a touch of sweet nutmeg, and a bit of piquant pepper. I did not get any citrus fruit note, so this opening should have a pleasant feel for people not liking the citrus aroma. It is very manly with a hint of sharpness and cleanliness to it, courtesy of the black pepper notes.
Even though the top notes, you can perceive cedarwood, giving it a pencil-sharpener type of feel. A menthol-like flow from cedar needles carries the stirring brew to the heart. Here, the cedar comes into its own, imparting its richly balsamic and camphoraceous accord, and vies with a lively incense, with its resinous, myrrh-like smokiness, for dominance. As it progresses, you get sweet, wood, and resin essences. Incense had been used in perfumery as an accent note but very rarely as the focal point. Here the typical masculine woody structure is infused with a significant amount of incense. The musk is boosted with a suite of sweet amber so that it provides a creamier woody foil. I am guessing this was to allow the incense to not become too astringent in this first use of it. The result is the incense comes in with a translucent quality while also becoming the focal point.
Once it's settled in, Visit is a smooth, comfortable perfume whose enveloping warmth belies its blue color as the blue Lebanon cedar. It doesn't evolve all that much with wear. Instead, it holds a steady, linear course for several hours before its central structure gives way. The dry-down that follows is mostly cedar and guaiac, and the latter infuses its tea-rose woodiness. At the same time, a muted nutmeg is relegated to the background—the bustling incense flitters about in the context. A pleasant dry-down ensues.
There is an absolute delight in inhaling the casual scent of spice, musk, and wood. Visit has 8-10 hour longevity and average sillage, it's very long-lasting, such that you can apply once and you'd be able to enjoy its scent for several hours. According to my flavors, it performs better during middle seasons months, springtime and fall time are ideal, a daytime and evening scent, perhaps too weak for clubbing or night out.