Azzaro is a fashion brand launched by the Tunisian-born Loris Azzaro who focuses on the idea of Mediterranean sophistication to create sensual pieces that are glamorous. After building the brand in the 1960s, Azzaro expanded to fragrance, introducing a woman’s scent in 1975 and their first men’s cologne ‘Azzaro Pour Homme’ in 1978.
The brand has released 90 perfumes since 1975, with their fragrances being produced by L’Oreal. Our Azzaro cologne review focuses on the 11 best-selling scents by the brand, helping you determine which one is right for your personality.
If you want a classic scent you can wear for night-time during fall and winter, look no further than Wanted by Night. This woody cologne was released in 2018 and formulated by Quentin Bisch and Michel Girard.
The cologne opens to top notes of cinnamon, lavender, lemon, and mandarin orange. The middle notes mix scents of cumin, red cedar, incense, with fruity notes. Wanted by Night has base notes of benzoin, cedar, cypress, tobacco, patchouli, and tobacco. This cologne is long-lasting with a strong projection, with a unique smell that can quickly become your signature.
This perfume is one of the highest-rated colognes by Azzaro as a sensual scent inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle of the brand’s creator, Loris Azzaro. It blends sensual temptation and masculinity. If you want a fragrance that demands attention wherever you go, pick up this cologne.
Wanted is a woody fragrance launched in 2016, which has expanded into a larger collection within the Azzaro brand. It’s formulated by Fabrice Pellegrin and is ideal for the transitional seasons of spring and fall. While you could wear this scent at night-time, it lends itself better to daytime wear.
This Azzaro perfume for men is a classic scent with top notes of ginger, lavender, lemon and mint. The middle notes give the scent its aromatic citrus feel with notes of apple, geranium, Guatemalan cardamom, and juniper. In the base, you’ll find the classic masculine notes of amber, Haitian vetiver, and tonka bean.
This cologne has good longevity and will see you through the day with a scent that is sure to get you compliments. You can expect to get around 10 hours of wear from this fragrance.
Chrome is one of the most extensive collections in the Azzaro fragrance range, with the original ‘Chrome’ cologne launching in 1996. Gerard Haury formulated this cologne.
It has top notes of bergamot, lemon, pineapple, neroli, and rosemary. The middle notes contain coriander, cyclamen, jasmine, and oakmoss. In the base notes, you’ll smell Brazilian rosewood, cardamom, cedar, sandalwood, tonka bean and musk.
This scent is ideal for daytime wear during the summer, or in the final weeks of spring. You’ll get around 6 hours of wear time from this cologne, and it is a great everyday fresh scent to reach for during the warmer months.
This cologne is the signature scent released by Azzaro in 1978, with Gerard Anthony and Richard Wirtz as the noses behind the smell. ‘Azzaro Pour Homme’ will see you through from fall to spring as an all-day scent. The fragrance opens to top notes of anise, basil, bergamot, caraway, clary sage, lemon, and iris.
In the middle notes, you’ll smell cedar, cardamom, patchouli, sandalwood, juniper berries, and vetiver. The base notes contain amber, leather, musk, oakmoss, and tonka bean.
Azzaro Pour Homme is unapologetically masculine, presenting a warm and sexy fragrance that suits the sophisticated man. The scent has remained unchanged since the 1970s, making it a classic that has withstood the test of time.
Chrome Extreme is a follow-up scent to the popular Chrome cologne. This Azzaro perfume for men has a citrus aromatic scent and is the newest is brand’s collection, launching in 2020. Like its predecessor, this cologne is for spring and summer wear during the daytime.
The formulation of this fragrance is simplistic. It has a top note of green mandarin and middle notes of sea notes and juniper berries. You’ll find amber and cashmeran in the base notes. The cologne is fresh with an aquatic scent, making it a great choice to throw into your gym bag or to take with you on the go.
United is another in the Chrome collection, releasing in 2013 and formulated by Richard Ibanez. This woody scent has top notes of bergamot, coriander, and sischuan pepper. The fragrance is fairly simple, with middle notes of black tea and violet leaf. As a classic scent for men, this cologne has base notes of cedar and white musk.
This fragrance is ideal for spring and summer use during the daytime and is inspired by the hedonists who enjoy spending their time having adventures with friends. At its price point, this cologne is one you should add to your collection.
Tonic is the newest scent in the ‘Wanted’ line-up by Azzaro, launching in 2020. It has a simplistic formulation with a lime top note, ginger as its middle note, and a base note of patchouli. This cologne is a classic scent for daytime wear during spring and summer.
If you want a casual fragrance to wear during the warmer months, give this cologne a try. Wanted Tonic is inspired by the man who represents the ideal of casual chic and isn’t afraid to take risks, whether it’s with his style or in the gym. This fresh scent will follow you wherever you go, while it’s distinctive chrome bottle will stand out on your vanity.
Intense has the same accords as its sibling scents in the Chrome collection. This follow-up fragrance was released in 2015, after the United scent, which appears earlier in this Azzaro cologne review.
Out of all the scents in this collection, Intense is the nearest to the original formulation. The cologne includes citrus top notes of bergamot, hedione, grapefruit, and ginger.
The heart of the scent has notes of lichen, ozonic notes, and water jasmine. Chrome Intense takes its masculine base from notes of amber, mate, musk, and precious wood.
Like the rest of the Chrome colognes, this scent is ideal for spring and summer use during the daytime. It is an impressive scent for its price tag, but like most fresh scents, it has a short longevity.
If you want an Azzaro perfume for men that is easy to wear from spring through to fall, try the Chrome Pure cologne. The ‘Chrome’ fragrance was originally released in 1996 and was updated in the ‘Pure’ version in 2017 with a focus on citrus and woody notes. It has the freshness of the original, with the addition of spicy Akigala wood and tonka bean.
Chrome Pure was formulated by Jacques Huclier and Olivier Pescheux, with a good longevity for its price tag and a good projection. It’s a fragrance any man could pick up and use without having to give it a second thought. If you enjoyed the original Chrome fragrance, you’ll want to add the ‘Pure’ variant to your collection.
Pour Homme Intense was originally released in 1979 as a seductive scent, inspired by Italian elegance and sophistication. They gave this cologne a rebranding in 2015 with an emphasis on refined ingredients that gave it an extra boost of sensuality.
It opens with a top note of cinnamon, giving way to middle notes of brandy and Haitian vetiver. In the base notes, you’ll smell amber and tonka bean from Venezuela.
Ian Somerhalder was the face of the Pour Homme Intense campaign. Uniquely, this is the only scent in our Azzaro cologne review that is a fall and winter scent for night-time. If you want a cologne to see you through the holiday season and all the events that come with it, pick up this scent.
Our Azzaro cologne review is finishing with another scent from the Chrome range. This cologne is unique in the Chrome line-up and was launched in 2019. As you’ll expect with the brand, this is a spring and summer scent for daytime wear. This aromatic fragrance has green notes which make it stand out from the rest of the Azzaro range.
When you open the bottle, you’ll be met by top notes of grapefruit, green apple, and violet leaf. In the middle notes, you’ll find basil, mint, and sea notes. The base notes are simplistic with cypress and vetiver.
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Researched by a team of fragrance experts.