There aren’t many perfumes that deserve the title of absolute perfume legend, but Azzaro Pour Homme is most certainly one of them. Although Azzaro cannot brag with too many successful perfumes, I won’t hold that against them because they have this one. This perfume miracle that marked my childhood and my “taste in scents”. It hit the market in 1978 and ever since then, its scent character never stops to fascinate despite the complexity of its scent notes.
Azzaro Pour Home is in the category of aromatic fougere perfumes that were once a synonym of confident, unpretentious men who did not have to prove their manliness to themselves nor to others. Like the perfume composition that steps out of traditional fougere harmony with its interesting and exciting spices, so does the man who wears it. Not only because he smells perfect. His mind is sharp. In words of famous perfume reviewer Luka Turin, Azzaro Pour Homme is not for the slow minded. Just like the slogan: “Un parfum pour les hommes qui aiment les femmes qui aiment les hommes” (A perfume for men who love women who love men).
[Fragrance notes] top notes: lavender, sage, basil, iris, carum, anis, bergamot; middle notes: juniper, cardamom; base notes: cedar, patchouli, sandalwood, skin, amber, musk. [Fragrance group] aromatic fougere. You can read a review of another manly classic HERE. The very perfume can be found in Jasmin and Sephora stores.
Today, when we are swamped with hyper production of sweetened perfume-lemonades, be smart when you pick a perfume for yourself. Classics will never let you down. The only trouble is…will you let them down?
Perfume creators: Gerard Anthony, Martin Heiddenreich and Richard Wirtz.
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