Azzaro pour Homme Wild Mint 2019

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Azzaro pour Homme Wild Mint is a new perfume by Azzaro for men and was released in 2019. The scent is green-sweet. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Calypsone®
Heart Notes Heart NotesMoroccan mint, Balsam fir, Pine balsam absolute
Base Notes Base NotesIndonesian patchouli, Haitian vetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.6 (15 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (14 Ratings)

Sillage

7.1 (13 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (25 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 07.10.2020.
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Scent
8
Longevity
8
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10
Bottle
Weinbergmaus
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Azzaro's SENSUAL BLENDS COLLECTION - "Wild Mint"
Only discovered by chance on the L'Oreal International website.

I then tried to find and buy the fragrance in xx different perfumeries.
Not a chance - nobody had this perfume on their shelves. Not even in chains like DOUGLAS or MÜLLER. Now for a few days - August 2020 - plenty of offers have been appearing on ebay at very moderate prices. Since I liked the fragrance by name, I cursed an immediate purchase and two days later, the shipment was there with "Wild Mint"!
But before I began to enjoy the fragrance, I first looked at the information label on the perfume box.

There is to read "AZZARO Mfd. for CFG 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine"! Aha! - Well, this perfume and its packaging were still produced under the direction of CLARINS FRAGRANCE GROUP (=CFG). So not yet under the new owner - the L'Oreal Group - which had bought both Azzaro Parfums and Mugler Parfums from Clarins in October 2019!
And these "old stocks" are now apparently offered by commercial remainder stock online traders on German ebay.

On the website of L'Oreal Germany under the heading LUXURY PRODUCTS there is to date neither a trademark entry of Azzaro nor of Mugler.
One can be curious when this happens
To the fragrance WILD MINT, which is part of AZZARO's SENSUAL BLENDS COLLECTION, which consists of five fragrances for men.

Wild peppermint opens the fragrance roundel, which can be felt as very pleasant in this hot summer 2020.
After a few minutes, a light touch of patchouli is added, which is then supported by another mint / eucalyptus tone.
All this becomes a very, very refreshing unobtrusive combination.

And as a surprise, I think that after about an hour, I also notice the subtle, beneficial and rounding development of a vetiver - on my skin.

All in all - for me - a fragrance, because I would buy it again when it finally appears on German perfumery shelves together with his other four colleagues from the SENSUAL BLENDS COLLECTION.
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
MrHonest

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Sugar Melon, Flirty Felon
This fragrance had the potential to be SO MUCH more. But I certainly can't fault Azzaro's marketing team for creating yet another fruity concoction on the heels of their wildly successful Wanted line. That is....excluding Wanted Tonic. Bleh.

Wild Mint starts off as you would expect - with a good dose of spearmint, married ever-so cleverly with an impossibly strong sweet, fruity melon and MAYBE a dash of piney...something. The effect is so obviously modern-synthetic that it somehow reminds me of a popular shampoo - Garnier Fructis maybe? Herbal Essences? Something along those lines anyway. Don't get me wrong, it's certainly attractive despite its simplicity, and very much a potential compliment getter among those with an insistent sweet tooth.

But just like that, 80% of the mint vanishes within the first 5 minutes and in comes the sugar. Tablespoons of it - transforming Wild Mint into a wildly SWEET and slightly piney melon for the rest of its baffling longevity. "Baffling" because although it projects extremely well for 90 minutes, it suddenly takes a nose dive into skinscent territory at 2 hours and remains there for what seems like an abnormally long period of time, as if you spilled melon syrup on your body and just couldn't wash it off. But I suppose that's the intent with some of these patented molecules. So I dunno...props for that?

The truth is, I was really hoping for more mint, pine, patchouli and vetiver. I don't even get any bergamot in the opening. This stuff could've been a modern green masterpiece if this was the late 70s or early 80s. Instead, what we get is a fragrance dominated by a single, almost aquatic sugary fruit accord riding on top of a barely perceptible synthetic fir. Oh yes, and some mint. For 5 minutes. And it's nowhere near the quality you would find in say, Cartier's Roadster or Guerlain's L'homme line.

But I wonder if that's to be expected from designer brands these days? If so, then all hail the diabetic. Or at the very least the candy gods that keep us sufficiently dosed to make it through another day on caffeine and 2 hours of sleep without losing our minds. Who knows, perhaps sweet fragrances alone will one day replace our beloved saccharine-laidened treats to give us the same high we so regularly crave and paradoxically deny ourselves. What a world that would be...

So if you're expecting a quality, bright, minty-green fragrance, I would look elsewhere. Wild Mint is essentially the smell of a hard, green candy. It doesn't even have anything in common with the original Pour Homme (a masterpiece IMO), despite technically being marketed as a flanker. Then again, if lavender and anise isn't your thing and you want modern fruity sugar water, then look no further. Azzaro has you covered. Along with every other designer brand apparently. What else is new?

Statements

Nik604Nik604 2 months ago
Another Isomaltol thing, that the notes are just imagination
KimJongKimJong 8 months ago
7
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
A flanker that has little to do with Azzaro PH. It starts with a simple mint and ends with a little bit unnatural chocolate.

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