Introduced on the market last summer, together with the announcement of Enrique Iglesias as the new face for the advertising campaign, Azzaro Pour Homme L’Eau is a flanker to the iconic 1978’s Azzaro Pour Homme. The new fragrance belongs to the aromatic fougere olfactory group and was developed by perfumer Michel Girard. Coming after a series of flankers that included 2009’s Azzaro pour Homme Elixir and 2011’s Azzaro Pour Homme Night Time, this new scent represents a softer version of the original.
Upon testing Azzaro Pour Homme L’Eau I was surprised to discover a fragrance which is quite original, however lacks the force and the seduction that constituted a trademark of its predecessor. Azzaro Pour Homme L’Eau begins on an intoxicating citrus blend of Amalfi lemon, grapefruit and yuzu. Then, as the scent settles down on the skin and shifts into the mid development stage, there was employed a combined construction of geranium, lavender and sea breeze notes. The final part is the stage in which this perfume turns to a warmer and more personal facet, emphasized by the concoction of patchouli, sandalwood, white musk and vetiver.
Analyzed from the persistence point of view the heart of the fragrance feels more subtle at the beginning, but thankfully recovers its strength along the way. The bottle that holds Azzaro Pour Homme L’Eau is a re-interpretation of the original, with minor modifications: the glass which is currently frosted and the color scheme (a combination of silver from the stopper and yellow from the liquid).
Overall, Azzaro Pour Homme L’Eau will please the contemporary generation, which was somehow left aside by the classic men’s fragrance from Azzaro.
Azzaro Pour Homme L’Eau Perfume Details
- Azzaro Pour Homme L’Eau is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Aromatic Fougere
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2011
- Perfumer: Michel Girard
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual