Wanted by Azzaro / Parfums Loris Azzaro
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Wanted is a perfume by Azzaro / Parfums Loris Azzaro for men and was released in 2016. The scent is synthetic-citrusy. It is being marketed by Clarins.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCalabrian lemon, Nigerian ginger
Heart Notes Heart NotesGuatemala cardamom, Cade juniper wood
Base Notes Base NotesHaitian vetiver, Brazilian tonka bean

Ratings

Scent

5.8 (167 Ratings)

Longevity

6.9 (145 Ratings)

Sillage

6.8 (150 Ratings)

Bottle

6.2 (180 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 21.02.2019

Interesting Facts

The face of the advertising campaign is Norwegian model Nikolaï Danielsen.

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Bottle 2.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 7.0/10 Scent 7.5/10
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Much better than its presentation would suggest
AZZARO isn't really mine. In my early youth I had to have a pour homme on the shelf forever, as a gift from my big brother, so to speak. The stuff was never all that was always much too spicy for me as a teenager.

Well, I just got a Wanted sample with my last order and it's now in my desk. I tried it once...

Oooops - it's okay, I didn't expect that now.

Top note:
Wow, fresh citrus through the bergamot. Ginger makes it all a little more intense with more punch. Respect!
8 points

Heart note:
It's beautiful too. The juniper (cade) makes the matter a little spicier and woody. You might know Cade from the L´Occitane long runner of the same name. The fresh citric top note now becomes a warm and spicy heart note, which becomes somehow sweeter as time goes on.
Where does this extreme sweetness come from? From the cardamom? I don't think so. I don't even notice cardamom here, regardless of the fact that it's not sweet. If you want to see cardamom, please try Zegna's Essence Madras cardamom. SO GEHT KARDAMOM and no other!
So this sweetie is too much, but she doesn't really bother me.
7 points

Base note:
The base remains warm and sweet gourmandig. The vanilla tonka bean does it. Gibt´s to not fault anything. The sweetness then gradually ebbs away and becomes gourmand.
7 points

Shelf life:
Yes, yes, 6 hours at least
7 points

Sillage:
I perceive them strongly, suspect my environment also.
8 points

Flacon:
OMG! He'd just be put in the drawer at the bottom. It also doesn't go well with the emotional and warm scent.
2 points

AZZARO Wanted is for men aged 45 and over who like to wear it in autumn/winter in the evening or in the office. Young blonde hippsters with rolled up jeans and sneakers will not wear this scent - I think.

I find the fragrance good (for the old-fashioned AZZARO), but still don't buy it.
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Bottle 9.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 7.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
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Cade oil shaped like a revolver magazine
Just by the scent, I would never guessed this perfume to be from the house of Azzaro. I like it but is miles away from the traditional Azzaro DNA... and that it's not a bad thing.
Azzaro spent quite some time exploring flankers from its original "Pour Homme", designed to be a signature scent. And it still is following that policy through the launching of the magnifics "Edition Noire" and "Amber Fever". The name Azzaro is very well established in the perfume industry and it refers only to products bottled in the familiar pretty octagonal flask.
There are some other "infidelities" like the Visit line and the Chrome line. Visit is discontinued now but, although is a very fine fragrance, never loosed its title of being a less expensive Gucci Rush for men, also discontinued now. Chrome is a different family story and one of success. Of course it's a totally different animal of both the "Pour Homme" and "Wanted" families, with its fresh-aquatic-citrusy-synthetic footprint. For many anonymous customers, Chrome became an informal brand of its own and the name Azzaro is only remembered if engraved in the bottle.
Wanted has the difficult task of imposing an almost new family / brand name, a controversial new bottle shape and, most of all, a new unique scent. I am not afraid of calling it unique as I do not agree with the similarity claimed to exist between Wanted and Invictus.

Wanted presents us a fairly common opening with zesty calabrian lemon and spicy, sharp ginger. The Innovation comes with the use of common Guatemalan cardamom blended with cade oil, extracted from the "juniperus oxycedrus" tree, a type of cedar. The cade oil is the oil obtained by the distillation of the cade wood and it's dark, with a tar strong aroma.Probably it's used in small quantities in Wanted as the tar accord is not prominent in the perfume scent, but it's quite enough to create a new and innovative fragrance.
In the bottom phase we get a blend of common vetiver and tonka. The Cade oil is very persistant and dominates the dry down, but blended with the sweetness of tonka and the woodiness and smokiness of vetiver.
I do like this fragrance, but being a bit innovative with the use of Cade oil, it has some tribulations to impose itself in the market. Boss had a similar problem with the innovative "The Scent" trying to impose the fairly uncommon maninka woody note. Wanted by Night had an initial bigger acceptance through the introduction of additional heavy cinnamon and tobacco besides a sweeter mandarine instead of lemon.
Longevity and sillage are average for this type of notes. Projection is about 1.5 hours.
The presentation seems to imitate a pistol bullet magazine. In my opinion it's very nice and different from any other perfume presentation.

Scoring the pistol magazine:
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Scent opening............7.5 (nice zesty lemon and ginger)
Scent Dry Down.........8.5 (the dark tar accord due to the cade oil makes the difference)
Longevity (h) ..............7.5 (up to 7 hours with 2 sprays)
Sillage (ft)....................7.5 (4~5 ft with 1.5 h of projection)
Versatility....................8.0 (Above average; not effective on cold days and nights)
Usability......................9.0 (Very high; Not suitable for a night out or clubbing)
Compliments..............7.0 (Agreable but not a compliment magnet)
Uniqueness................10.0 (unique)
Quality.........................8.0 (above average quality, good cap & sprayer, heavy bottle)
Presentation...............9.5 (a matter of opinion)
Price.............................8.0 ($ 30 for a non tester 100 ml - on sale)
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- Average:................8.21/10.0
between 7 and 8 => above average;
between 8 and 9 => recommended;
equal or bigger than 9 => don't miss it;

Opinion on this unique Azzaro:
Good presentation, good overall scent, agreable, elegant, making a nice choice for daily wear and office! Average performance. Pricing still a bit expensive. During 2019 the on line price will certainly come down
Recommended? I suggest you to try it before purchasing it.
Blind purchase worthy? No, unless you want the bottle for collection.

Music: "The ballad of Jesse James" by Bruce Springsteen
Bottle 6.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 7.0/10 Scent 5.5/10
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Greatly helpful Review    14
Of perpetrators and victims
Oh dear - what was Azzaro thinking about with this release? I can imagine very well that those responsible at Azzaro were looking at the big competitor Paco Rabanne and, once again, at the thought of their success, were already shaking their knives full of envy and despair. Maybe someone even brought his 38s to the meeting in rage to show how serious the situation is and what you would do with the competition to at least secure some market share.

Even before the situation escalated, one of the more prudent members of the meeting may have come up with the idea that it could at least be used to create a bottle that would pay for Paco Rabanne's "target" group and quote Viktor & Rolf's no less successful Spicebomb. Something the whole 12 to 16 year old wannabe gangsta kids have to react to. And to be on the safe side, Fabrice Pellegrin was hired as a perfumer, and with Black XS L´Excès he was already able to start the fragrance organ for Paco Rabanne. The latter is fact, the rest pure speculation or alternative truths - depending on how you like it.

The result is an eau de toilette which, with its synthetic but at least not quite unpleasant lemon, warm sugared ginger, spicy smooth cardamom and soft tonka bean, is definitely aimed at younger buyers. At times this reminds me of the normal Black XS, although it has a completely different structure. Anyway, there must be some typical Paco Rabanne DNA creeping in. In Fragrantica's pyramid there is something about apples, which in my opinion in PR would rather go in the direction of strawberries and close the circle for me and explain it. That means what I didn't like about Black XS and didn't like, continues here (un-)wittily. And I'm not alone, because others didn't associate Wanted with Invictus quite by accident.

Later on, the fragrance cannot completely escape its synthetic origin, especially as it sometimes gives off slightly rubbery and sweaty nuances.

In short, Wanted is a nice exotic, quite sweetened art scent that robs the target group of Black XS, Invictus and Spicebomb. It is not as bad now as it is here with some evaluations, but it is not really an enrichment.

I find the bottle, on the other hand, more questionable, as it is embarrassing even for the copywriters of the Azzaro website and dissociates themselves from it, because it says that it is shaped like a clock mechanism and symbolizes the desire for challenge and the play with danger. Yes no - is clear! Who hasn't heard the bang? I just say (and let's see who understands this in context): Happyness is a warm gun!

The perpetrator and victim here is Azzaro at the same time, shooting themselves in the knee with Wanted - at least as far as their brand character is concerned!
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Bottle 9.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 6.0/10 Scent 8.5/10
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Wanted
It is understandable that niche lovers would arrest and imprison this fragrance because it is definitely synthetic. The synthetic lemon has a very strong force at the beginning, but later the scent calms down again and becomes more pleasant with time. This fragrance is synthetic-citric-dark woody, and the drydown is pleasantly sweetened by the tonka bean.
Wanted is strongly represented in the first hour, and the following 1.5 hours well perceptible. It is present on the skin for 6-7 hours.

I personally like the design of the bottle a lot, and this bottle definitely arouses the interest of the customers. The bottle is definitely not cheaply processed, and also very handy. Since I live in a hot country where the summer temperatures are 50 degrees, I always try to have my EDT with me. A 100ml bottle fits easily into a small bag if you should take it with you to spray.
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Bottle 9.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 6.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
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Invictus meets Eros
I tested Azarro Wanted and didn't really like iy. Smell wise it was to me the opening of Invictus with the mid of Versace Eros. It is heavily sweet on the base, something I don't find in traditional Invictus.

Performance was the real issue with this fragrance to me. I didn't get great projection nor longevity with Wanted to be quite honest. Wanted instead was a dud after about three hours worth of projection and dies off as a skin scent after seven hours tops.

Overall Azarro Wanted gets a 6.8 out of me. It does what Invcitus and Eros does but nowhere near as good. I rather get either or even both of those over Wanted.
Bottle 6.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 6.0/10 Scent 5.5/10
Helpful Review    3
Average, but still better than Sauvage
Despite Azzaro being one of the french houses that releases masculine fragrances on a regular basis on the market it has been 10 years that it does not invest in something with pretensions to be a pillar within their line, a perfume with major investment in marketing and advertising and with a release that did not spare money to impress the press and influential in the virtual world. This is a good indication that the brand would not risk in aromatic territories that could be a fiasco or linger years to fall in the tastes of the audience (such as iris in Dior Homme or agarwood in YSL M7). And indeed Wanted to just strive to, as its name indicates, be desired / appreciated by a large audience, which in my opinion is geared more to a man between 25-35 years.

Wanted in a way bet in what is today the role that aquatic scentes were in the 90s: the musky woody fragrance of citrus touches. The brand invests in a special extraction sicilian lemon and combines with a fresh aldehydic touch and a moderate aquatic aspect. The most interesting part is that the lemon accord for some angle sometimes reminds you of a pineapple at the right point of juiciness. Like many modern men's fragrance, the transition is not very marked for the base notes, keeping the water fresh citrus aspect of the opening with a transparent and bright floral aroma and a controlled tonka sweetness. Finally, we have a combination of musks and synthetic materials of vetiver and ambergris which create a pleasant base but no specific definition of any raw material.

Wanted is not the kind of scent that excites me because it all seems too studied to be very nice, very easy to please. But however, there is a certain elegance that he has and is aligned with the advertising campaign in the James Bond styke. Sometimes its smell brings me the elegance of Prada Amber Pour Homme but without the complexity of it. However, compared with a perfume like Dior Sauvage, Wanted is saved by in no time sound so generic to the point of looking like a deodorant or a cheap perfume. It is an unerring aim at pleasing (even without excited) and that, in my opinion, is likely to be a success for the brand.

Statements

Carlitos01 51 days ago
Wanted has a very nice presentation, good overall scent somewhat unique, agreable, elegant, making a nice choice for daily wear and office!+1
Bottle 9.0
Sillage 7.0
Longevity 7.0
Scent 8.0
MrHonest 8 months ago
Sweet, synthetic musky fruits with that extra something that puts it above the Invictus smell-alikes IMO. A youthful head turner fo sho.+1
Bottle 8.0
Sillage 7.0
Longevity 7.0
Scent 7.5

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