Azemour Les Orangers 2011

Azemour Les Orangers by Parfum d'Empire
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Azemour Les Orangers is a popular perfume by Parfum d'Empire for women and men and was released in 2011. The scent is citrusy-green. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesClementine, Galbanum, Grapefruit, Coriander, Cumin, Mandarin orange, Orange, Pink pepper, Blackcurrant, Black pepper, Citron
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Neroli, Orange blossom, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesHenna ink, Hay, Moss, Salt

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (82 Ratings)

Longevity

6.8 (68 Ratings)

Sillage

6.0 (64 Ratings)

Bottle

7.2 (56 Ratings)
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Leimbacher
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Leimbacher
Top Review    14  
Concentrated light
When you reach for a bottle with Parfums d'Empire on it, you know you're getting the finest quality and finest fragrances. Almost always. "Azemour Les Orangers" is no exception
A green-yellow Garden of Eden - lush, gentle, warm. Rays of sun, classical music, no danger. Paradisiacal conditions. That's what this blissful little fragrance exudes. A bouquet of clementines. And lemons. And tangerines. And oranges. Simply delicious, fresh, watery, mouthwatering. You don't want to get too close with your nose or eyes - for fear that the citric acids could be harmful ;-). Much rather the peel than the pulp. Completely natural and untreated, bitter, non-slip, rich in texture. Simply rejoicingly beautiful. This is what the angels sing and wiggle their bulging butts. A simple fragrance - and yet filled with amazing love, attention to detail, memories and passion. Very close to mastery. But you have to have a little patience, a penchant for understatement and a nose for different citrus fruits.

Flacon: boring and yet noble
Sillage: airy, loose, light
Durability: home cooking - 4-6 hours (due to the high content of citric substances)

Conclusion: a pleasant, almost perfect spring garden full of hissing and tingling and brightness - joy of beautiful god sparks!
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Duftsucht
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Duftsucht
Top Review    20  
In the Gardens of the Seraglio
You shouldn't even be living with me Actually, I had sworn to myself that only fragrances on my really small wish list would be allowed to enter my perfume drawer. But I don't give a damn about yesterday's talk!
During a wonderfully relaxing visit to my hometown Vienna, which is traditionally always crowned by a little sniff of perfume - I reported elsewhere that it was already getting out of hand - I actually tested "Azemour Les Orangers" rather by chance.
First carefully sprayed onto a strip of fragrance, I was immediately enchanted by the radiant orange and citrus freshness. It's the oily smell that comes from peeling oranges, or even more so when pulling orange and lemon zests. Not the sweeter smell of the juice, but a fresh explosion of bitter-citric-tart, which makes me take a deep breath.
At the moment my lunch consists of yoghurt with fresh fruits. An orange is almost always there and every time I peel an orange, I sniff it on my wrist: Yup, that's exactly how it is, this top note of "Azemour", exactly like the most beautiful, juicy, fresh orange peel! I imagine that I can clearly smell the lemon, which I also appreciate in other fragrances because of its less glistening lemon, which is somehow always a little less pointed than lemon and looks darker and therefore more elegant.
Here is a little excursion to all those who smell cleaning products with orange scent: I can absolutely understand that, but my nose rejoices at "Azemour" and states that this is "the real thing" - as I said: I can't stop comparing the scent of the fresh bowl with the perfume every now and then, that's how fascinated I am by this beginning.
But the brilliant orange tone is only the beginning. Fascinated, I continue to breathe deeply, while a wonderful round of white flowers joins in. Orange blossom without doubt, I would also believe jasmine and a little later rose in addition. The fragrance remains without (artificial) sweetness, but rather gains a slightly peppery, fruity and woody spiciness. A little green is added as if lost in thought and quite naturally and complements the bright picture in the most beautiful way. In the very background I perceive a quiet clean salt note. It seems to be exclusively designed to trigger acute wanderlust in me.

Wanderlust for never seen orange groves, for gardens in the middle of clear desert air, jealously protected by high walls. But every now and then a light breeze from the sea lifts, quietly moves the crowns of the old trees that rise above the wall and gently brings me a gift: the scent of flowers, spices and fruits, the fragrance of Azemour Les Orangers...
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Serenissima
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Serenissima
Top Review    15  
under Christine's heaven
This bottling reached me of gold, but originally comes from Yatagan (I know his handwriting well). This shows how small our fragrance world is; everything finds its intended goal!
The fragrances of "Parfums d'Empire", which I was allowed to test, I like them all; they have something very special without spreading much screaming.
Yes, even "Le Cri" is not a hooligan, but rather a loving call that goes to the heart!

"Azemour les Orangers" immediately reminds me of Christine Kaufmann's book "The Sky over Tangier" This is a book in which reading unconsciously leads to a fragrant orange grove: each page breathes the fragrant beauty of a wide variety of citrus fruits in their different degrees of ripeness and states.
Sure, a book for women, written by an extraordinary woman.
But it is precisely these fragrant moments that Christine has captured in her perfume "Claire" (dedicated to her granddaughter). I reported about it here at an appropriate place. But that's only in passing.

Yatagan doesn't make it easy for me to follow him with a comment; I can only agree with him in so many things.
A walk in a fertile garden by the sea; a light touch of salt is in the air.
A soft breeze plays with the dark green varnished leaves and lets airy shadows dance.
All this underlines the Mediterranean freshness in a unique way.
A bit of pepper to perfume the fruit variety in a pleasant way; a magic dose of galbanum: yes, resin fits perfectly! It underlines without getting loud - binds a little the different scents.
Rose geranium and beautiful, not overbred roses represent the pure flower fraction; here they are lively and friendly, not luxurious and distinguished!
Everything fits and the base gives this spirit of the air a certain ground contact.
So this delightful fragrance balloon cannot fly away so quickly; for fleeting is he, this aesthete!

"Azemour les Orangers" is a fragrance to slow down, to feel good and to linger, to read a few pages in the seductive shade of all these aromatic scented creatures, under the soft murmur of the distant sea.
It invites you to dream and seduces you to pick a ripe fruit from the fully-branched, fragrant trees every now and then!

A Moroccan dream!
Brought into fragrant form, available at the touch of a button and a surprising addition to one of my favourite books.

I thank you both for this joy!
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Yatagan
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Yatagan
Top Review    48  
Oriental Orange Grove
The orange trees of Azemour (Azemmour), so the translation of the name, refers, so the perfumer, to an orange grove in the city of Azemmour on the Moroccan coast, not too far from Casablanca.
The fragrance is complex and easy to equal. Simple because at first it reminds me strongly of the smell of orange peel (not juice); complex because after a short time the fragrance shows a development that does not go through too many impressive twists, but nevertheless reveals a noticeable change from fruity freshness with spicy accents to denser, dark spicy tones with the smell of dried fruits. Everything remains related, but transforms into elegant noblesse. All the facets of citrus fruit are combined with green notes, floral tones and spices that fit well into the time of Advent. This is a bit reminiscent of candied orange peel and candied lemon peel in Christmas cookies.
Among the spices, cumin is of course particularly striking, although it is sometimes associated with a sweaty note, but is less present here than in Déclaration, a formerly popular and widespread men's fragrance from Cartier (s.d.). However, certain parallels cannot be dismissed. It is also the cumin that gives the fragrance an oriental touch, which remains discreet and thus obviously knows how to combine the best of Orient and Occident.

The fragrance was chosen by Luca Turin as one of the best in his new perfume guide ("Perfumes. The Guide. 2018"). It seems to me that this high rating is justified. Azemour is a small, almost inconspicuous masterpiece.

I imagine he'd be a good choice for Christmas.
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Karenin

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Karenin
Karenin
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Azemour Les Orangers
Marc-Antoine Corticchiato has managed to convince me on several occasions he's a wizard at composing perfumes. I don't consider it to be an overblown statement, taking into account Mr Corticchiato's impressive body of work, notably fragrances like “Cuir Ottoman”, “Ambre Russe”, “Eau de Gloire”, ”Aziyadé”, “Fougere Bengale”, or “Wazamba”, to name just a few. His are complex, well-thought-out perfumes that take their wearer on an olfactory as well as emotional journey. Some journeys resemble a smooth ride while others a dizzying rollercoaster. If I were to make a “best-of” list of Corticchiato´s fragrances, “Azemour Les Orangers” would undoubtedly feature near the very top of such a list.

“Azemour Les Orangers” is an olfactory poem, a poignant tribute to orange groves in the Kingdom of Morocco, where Marc-Antoine Corticchiato was born and grew up. The top of the fragrance is pleasantly citrusy. Instead of being sour, the citrus opening exudes a hint of sweetness, courtesy of an orange-tangerine combination. In the heart, an orange blossom note helps to preserve the delicate sweetness of the scent. Simultaneously, a pinch of salt is added to the composition, thus evoking the aroma of an orange grove by the sea. In the drydown, oak moss emerges and the chypre character of the fragrance becomes unmistakeable.

In this reviewer's opinion, “Azemour Les Orangers” is the ultimate daydreamers' delight. This fragrance makes you want to set out on a journey and experience a crisp spring morning in a Moroccan orange grove for yourself. However, I suspect Mr Corticchiato's perfume is a lot better than the real McCoy. Enjoy the ride!
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Drseid

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Drseid
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A Modern Day Chypre Done Right...
Azemour opens with juicy orange citrus over traces of underlying cumin spice. As the composition moves to its early heart the initial juicy orange morphs to sharp relatively dry, slightly bitter, fresh green grapefruit-infused neroli as the underlying cumin spice grows slightly in its intensity. As the composition makes its way through its middle the cumin dissipates as the composition turns more green through the infusion of a mossy accord rising from the base that couples with orange flower and the green neroli, resulting in a slightly dirty bitter-green orange accord. During the late dry-down the cumin spice completely vacates the composition leaving remnants of the green moss to add additional support to the starring slightly sharp woods and supporting coumarin derived hay base notes. Projection is minimal with the composition just a little more than a skin scent and longevity average at about 7-9 hours on skin.

Azemour les Orangers is a very different composition than I expected. Yes, the orange fruit is definitely there early-on in particular, but the composition is much more about the fresh green neroli aspect of the orange tree, incorporating even aspects of the tree itself late. The presentation is quite a welcome departure from the usual "orange". Something *not* as welcome is the subtle to moderate use of dirty cumin spice through the early heart of the composition. The cumin is never intrusive, thankfully, but it does seem unnecessary and the composition shines brightest when it is unnoticeable. The late dry-down is quite different than the rest of the composition, with the moss and coumarin in the base completing the chypre structure but its focus turns quite woody with almost a sharp vetiver-like bent, and an extremely slight saltiness noticeable only if one pays close attention. Save for the unnecessary cumin the whole thing is quite well put together and exudes some of the spirit of the great Monsieur de Givenchy at times (without the orange, of course). The bottom line is the $145 per 100ml bottle Azemour could have been truly excellent had it not marred its presentation slightly with its relatively minor use of dirty cumin, but even "as is" the end result still merits a "very good" to "excellent" 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5 and a solid recommendation to all.
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Greysolon

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Greysolon
Greysolon
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A Study in Orange
Imagine holding an orange in your fingertips and turning it round and round to examine all its facets: the variation of color and character as light reflects off the peel, the stippling and dimpling of the skin, the green pip that caps the fruit like a crown...

This is similar to the experience of wearing Azemour Les Oranger. By creating a fragrance with a shifting, wheeling development, nose Marc-Antoine Corticchiato treats us to a theme and variations of all things orange. At times there’s a mouth watering, juicy sourness that will have you jonesing for a real clementine. When the neroli and orange blossoms unfurl it’s as though you’re wearing a beautiful soliflore. A hint of salinity will transport you to a seaside citrus grove which finally melds into a savory orange accord when black pepper and spices join the scent.

The one constant in this ode to the orange is the light scent of green leaves that provides a subtle contrast to all the beautiful citrus.

I don’t think I’ve ever worn a citrus fragrance that has such excellent projection and longevity. Those may not be qualities you'd associate with the genre but Azemour holds up well, even in the dead of winter. And while it is suitable to be worn year round, I actually prefer wearing Azemour as a way to brighten the darkest, cloudiest, most closed in of winter days.
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Mr Corticchiato is a magician and my friend the neroli told me so this morning.
Those who dislike Azemour have something against their childlike part.

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