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Azuree Pure Estée Lauder for women

Azuree Pure Estée Lauder for women
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I have it: 343 I had it: 82 I want it: 260 My signature: 5

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While she was living in her villa in Cap d'Antibes at the French Riviera, Mrs. Estee Lauder enjoyed beauty of the Mediterranean and it inspired her to create this perfume. The fragrance is pellucid and sunny, with the note of earth and warm, woody accord in the base. The perfume is made of basil, jasmine, citrus, vetiver, rose, patchouli, moss and amber. It was created in 1969.

Perfume rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 376 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Aldehydes Artemisia Gardenia Basil Sage Bergamot

Middle Notes
Cyclamen Orris Root Jasmine Ylang-Ylang Geranium Vetiver Rose

Base Notes
Leather Amber Patchouli Musk Oakmoss

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This perfume reminds me of  
Aramis
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Cabochard
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Bandit
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Miss Balmain
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My Heroine
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Azuree Pure Fragrance Reviews

Black_Swan
Black_Swan

This is for the new formulation in the new bottle. Crikey - this stuff should come with a warning label. When I first sprayed it on (just one spray on my wrist, mind you), I didn't like it much - it had an antiseptic feel I didn't like. I always give scents a chance to dry down and do their stuff though, so I waited a few hours. Although the antiseptic smell went away and I started to like it a little better, it was still way too much. It was starting to make me nauseous so I had to wash it off (and change my shirt because the sleeve reeked). HOWEVER, even through the nausea, I could tell there was something good there, so I did my usual trick for strong fragrances and sprayed some on a cotton ball and dabbed one little dab on my wrist. Wow, what a difference. The loveliness was able to come through - so much different! Even 10 hours later, that one little dab was still going strong and smelling of lovely leather, herbs, and sunshine. I know my nose is super sensitive and I like my fragrances on the light side, but definitely be careful with this one - even if you do like 'em strong! Sillage and longevity are off the charts.

Mar
02
2017
deviation
deviation

This opens and smells like Estee lauder Aliage EDP but I don't hate it as much as Aliage.

It is no way similar to Cabochard, in Azuree, the oakmoss and leather makes the scent very Pungent and dry spicy whereas in Cabochard the oakmoss and leather gives a woody quality almost like the one found in wooden drawers. I love Cabochard and men love it.

This perfumes reminds me of towns situated in valleys surrounded by gigantic trees and other green vegetation covered in mist for eternity.

Not blown away by this perfume but I'm glad a member here introduce me to this new experience.

edit: Tried current version not vintage. The bottle has been redesigned.

Oct
02
2016
Smucci
Smucci

Exactly like Scherrer in the beginning. Becomes mossier and greener than Scherrer later.

Sep
10
2016
ilovewoodsy
ilovewoodsy

I really wanted to love this, but it's a scrubber for now. I'll try it again in a week or so, but it's just too medicinal smelling. I dont get any leather or woods. I hope it grows on me by wearing it a few more times, but as of now, I'm off to bathe it off.

Wore this again today, better this time, but still not loving the way I am smelling. The silage on this is massive, and I wish it were less bitter. Definitely recommend trying before buying.

Jul
02
2016
snkatha
snkatha

This is very different from what's currently in style. It's the oppossite of sweet, vanilla and amber. This is bitter citrus, oakmoss and vetiver with some florals like jasmin, iris. If you love Aromatics elixir ((like I do) You will definitely like this one! Very green and herbal with citrus and leather notes.it also gets slightly warmer and sweeter on me. I have been wearing this almost daily for a year and love it! I have gotten many spontaneous compliments from people when wearing this scent. This perfume makes me think of Gres by cabochard (a less weak, watered down version) also Bandit by Piguet (though there's a slightly soapy thing in Bandit that is lacking here. I pretty much love it!

Apr
23
2016
ggabriella
ggabriella

Found it today in my favorite perfume shop. Oh boy this is mind blowing. Spray it care because if overdone (like I did) might be way way to much. Many hours later and after a shower is still present like a cloud around me. Definitely a very versatile and eccentric scent for special occasion. I might even add that is little perverse fragrance. Defo a power bomb. It makes you stand out from a crowd.

Apr
21
2016
felicite34
felicite34

very nice sophisticated scent. I like the estee lauder bottle sprayer which comes out in a fine mist, so you don't over do it. I could see that would be a problem with this perfume. Could be unisex. I like it. edit: This is one of ELs best in my opinion. Really a great achievement in fragrance. I wear this a lot on weekends. It like warm sun on my skin as it develops.

Mar
19
2016
aSmileiswild
aSmileiswild

I have yet to try this on my skin but I sprayed this on a card at work today. And it is wonderful, it did take me a bit to appreciate it since it starts very dry but I waited it out. Eight, almost nine hours later it is still projecting across the room. I can't imagine how immense it must have been before the reformulations.
Dry leather, I couldn't process the floral aspect until later in the day but it is beautiful.
I showed my brother (we are both in our twenties) when he got home from work and he loved it and apparently could smell it when he walked in.

Feb
25
2016
karrykins
karrykins

OHHH , its just been delivered by Amazon 20 minutes ago and already I am swathed in its soft, powdery leatheryness , I smelled it a year ago in Selfridges and neglected yo buy it mainly because I could not really justify ANOTHER bottle of perfume .

Do you know what I am tempted to do ? Take a decant bottle and put in 10 ml of Chanel Misia which has a lipstick and leather tone but poor sillage and longevity, and stick 1 ml of Azuree into it to give it longevity .

I read the oak moss isn't as good as it was in the vintage version , but the use of oak moss is now restricted so really, is it surprising that the scent won't smell the same in re- formulation ? It constantly amazes me that people think modern re formulations can smell the same - time and restrictions on ingredients can play mind tricks , olfactory tricks and the truism that nothing stays the same , and yet they still expect miracles .

This is lovely , its truly worth the £40 I spent on it - I don't give a fig about the change in the bottle - all Chanel classics are bottled identically so why the hue and cry ?

Its sooo engagingly soft and powdery yet a true leather - not as leathery as a 20"s leather like Tabac Blonde , so, so much softer - very Betnard Chant at his best - I don't smell Aramis at all which I truly cannot stand - its so nose burningly harsh - this isn't .

I totally disagree with Juliette has a gun that its better on a man than a woman. But its better on a woman than on a girl but I can see a man wearing it at a push .

It is s definitely a slightly feral animalic leather chypre - its not Armotwics Elixir which is herby in my opinion , its a bit like a softer Femme . I don't know why certain people can't pick up on the soft floral aspect of it - its now 30 minutes in and the soft floral is coming out .

I don't know about the comparison to Miss Dior ( the original) because all I have is the re formulation which is all angles and bones compared to this - I love this , I really love it - its comforting and gentle without being apologetic - I love Misia but I can't warrant the price for so little longevity and dry down , so, methinks I will try my one to ten experiment and see if I can retain the lipstick but amp up the longevity - I will return .........

Feb
20
2016
Rebemario
Rebemario

Is it me or does this smell like pine needles but in an amaaaaazing way?! Seriously, I sprayed this by accident on my thumb at the Estee Lauder counter and could not get my nose off of it. I know people must have thought I was weird but I don't care! This fragrance wasn't just perfume to me, this represented something so wholesome. As a family we used to go camping every year to Kern River. We did this because my dad like myself had such a love for nature and it was so cost effective! This beautiful fragrance brings me there. Looking up at a huge pine with the sun hot and high in the sky. The smell of the river passing by and even the scent of the earth damp by the river. This was an instant love for me I truly adore it, its a beautiful chypre that evokes beautiful memories of my childhood as well it comes from the Estee house which was my moms favorite. Gorgeous, dry, bitter and oh so clean, a total love

Feb
09
2016
Marie69
Marie69

YUMMMMBA BUMM BUMMM. What else to say. Sad for days, since I used the last drop of my Cabochard spray. I actually took it out of my old bottles bin twice to attempt to get more out, shaking the atomizer up and down at all angles mathematically possible.

I had noticed this mini, purchased in a big lot, which I had assumed was an Avon because of the bottle shape. Plus, I could not read the font size 1...if that, on the teeeeny label, so it sat there for weeks. Finally I decide to try to examine it. With two pairs of readers on at once,I made out Azuree. I remembered hearing of it vaguely. I open the little bottle - Aladdin´s lamp.

I am sitting in the late morning sun, sipping mint tea and sniffing the cap of my Cabochard bottle. Aromatics Elixir is on the table too, but still in its box. This is a Cabochard relative for sure.....But more, warmer, sweeter, less edgy and more powdery. How, I ask the Perfume Gods, How can something like Azuree be so unknown?

In 1969, Azuree was born and I was ten. My grandmother retired from the Canadian Pacific Railways and was given a ticket for our family to travel from Toronto to Vancouver, first class, that summer. From the little beaver emblems on the wool Hudson´s Bay blankets, to the gloved waiters and hardwood furniture in our room, to me this was like perfumes of the age of Azuree and before. In a word, elegance. Whereas today´s fragrances, many of them at least, are like traveling economy by air...In a few words....La Vie est Blah.....

Dec
20
2015
magie
magie

I had been looking for another bottle of Miss Balmain. It has become increasingly hard to find. Even the square bottles(reformulated and not as good)are now hard to find. I read somewhere that Azuree and Miss Balmain were very close and so I went to a department store and tried Azuree on a paper strip. I had seen this perfume in stores most of my life and had not ever tried it. WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME! On my this is lovely! Warm florals,oakmoss,and leather. It is very similar to Miss Balmain, at least on paper. I had planned to go back and buy a bottle but I found a good deal on Ebay for a vintage Miss Balmain. Now I know if I ever run out of my favorite woody leather I can always enjoy Azuree by Estee Lauder. I think it is a great fall winter scent with it's dry woody florals and expensive leather. The price was not bad either for two full ounces.

Dec
10
2015
Kentington
Kentington

Apparently in the 1970's Estee Lauder released a gift-with-purchase version of this fragrance in a lighter formulation, called "Azuree Sunshine Cologne Splash." This gem is a wonderful alternative to a classic Eau De Cologne - light, fresh, transparent, and (sadly) fleeting...something to carry in a purse atomizer and spritz on whenever you need a pick-me-up, but not overwhelming in any way.

Oct
31
2015
Walking Unicorn
Walking Unicorn

My vintage Azuree smells just like my vintage 1970's Cabochard parfum but it's a little more green and its flowers last longer, making it smell fresher and brighter. Oh how I love my Cabochard and hate to say this, but you've been trumped by Azuree.

UPDATE: I went shopping today and stopped by the Estée Lauder counter to see if the Azuree in the new square bottle smelled the same as the one in the round bottle. Nope, this reformulated Azuree smells like a stronger, sharper version of the newest version of Cabochard. In both, the green notes and florals are gone but Cabochard's smoky tobacco and leather mellows out while Azuree stays strong and pungent. I'll stick with the vintage on both.

Jun
16
2015
Edee
Edee

I had to repost my review. This fragrance is not overwhelming at all. Now I would not wear in the dead of summer, but after calming down within about 15 minutes or so, it begins to shine. Very evocative of it's hey day in the 70s. While it is big, it is not obnoxious. There is an almost meditative quality about. It has a rich and spicy allure that is very sexy in it's own way. And I have to be honest to you, the leather is faint. But you know what, it's the kind of fragrance that makes you want to put on a good leather jacket, go out to dinner and have a few drinks and just be a woman. Not for everyone, but worth having for sure.

The viewer below was right. If you like Guerlain's Mitsouko, you should like this. I have had my wrist to my nose for the past 15 minutes, sniffing like a hound dog. Good stuff.

May
15
2015
GoodVibrations
GoodVibrations

The new bottle offers as much of a return to the classic Azurée as there has been in years. This is the dry leather I loved. Sometime around 2012 it turned into a sweet melon punch with a hint of leather. The 2015 version in the new bottle may not be the bombastic smoky leather it once was, but it's the closest it has been in years, and the sillage is epic. All of the classic Lauder fragrances in the new bottles smell more true to their heritage. Thank you, Estée Lauder, for restoring glory to these classic fragrances!

May
02
2015
Parfumista2010
Parfumista2010

Discovered, by chance, their new version of Azuree today. Well, if they had only changed the bottle there´d be no problem for me....but....we all know a new bottle also brings a new formula. The original "soul" of the scent is gone. And so is Azuree. I was fearing something like this for a long time but until now it was only a nightmarish thought in the back of my head.
The new Azuree is not half of what this mighty oakmoss beauty once was. I had to get myself a backup bottle of the old version.
Azuree certainly is (IMHO) one of the best leather scents I have known so far and with the lemon-herbal combo one of a kind. A chypre actually can´t get any better than this one. For me it was love at first sniff and I found it purely by chance (another customer was shown this beauty and I luckily was standing close enough to get a whiff of that heavenly juice)....I am sad to see it gone.

Update April 11, 2015 : I got myself 2 back-up bottles. The old stuff seems to be gone everywhere....I was both dead happy and scared when I purchased the last old bottle from one of our local perfume boutiques......it was a strange feeling after all. It feels so final somehow.

Apr
04
2015
drugstore classics
drugstore classics

Cabochard +

Warm ( yellow? ) Flowers

= Azuree!

I might also add that the sillage and longevity for Azuree are considerably better than with Cabochard. I like them both, but Azuree is outstanding.

Mar
30
2015
caitrun
caitrun

For all those out there appalled by Estee Lauder's "new" bottle designs for their classic fragrances, please go to esteelauder.com and send a letter to customer service! Let's tell them how we feel about this moronic choice they have made!!!!!!

Mar
01
2015
rasputin1963
rasputin1963

Yes, the comparison to ARAMIS is obvious. Me, I love those intense, in-your-face patchouly/leather fragrances based upon Isobutyl Quinoline, aka IBQ, aka Pyralone, like MISS BALMAIN, BANDIT, CHAZ, etc. (even AROMATICS ELIXIR, which is a transparent, aerated version of one). I laugh when I read the "official" description, above: "pellucid and sunny". Oh, it is so NOT! It's dark and opaque, not pellucid and sunny. Such BS the advertisers write sometimes.

AZURÉE is like a subtler, more nuanced ARAMIS. I particularly like the more pronounced fruity/oakmoss note, the tangier citrus, the more prominent floralcy, especially the Ylang note, which softens that Western cowboy leather/campfire feel. But most of all, I love that aromatic accord of thyme/rosemary in the takeoff, and wish it would last longer into the drydown. I also detect a subtle birchtar, slightly sulfuric gunpowder note, and civet, which are not listed for clicking, above.

Sadly, that patch/IBQ/oakmoss kind of signature is strongly associated, I'd say, with the late-60's/early-70's, (what in ARAMIS, you'd call a "pornstache" scent, LOL) and it would take an act of God, I'd think, for it ever to come into popular fashion again, what with the current predilection for faux fruities/cutesy transparent florals.

Maybe AZURÉE is "so Out, it's IN" ? NORDSTROM carries a version called "Pure Fragrance Spray" for a mere $40. Is it a sort of bridge between an EDT and an EDP?

Dec
27
2014
Tessla
Tessla

Oh my. I sooo wanted to like this, based on the reviews. It sounded different, and intriguing, and luscious.

Tonight, I tested it, both on my skin and on a blotter paper. Something about my skin or my nose doesn't mesh with this fragrance at all.

Instead of leather, aldehydes, oakmoss and the rest, what I got was a couple of scents that don't have happy associations for me. Namely, the strong, bitter herbal tang given off by rank, watery overgrown weeds when one is bushhogging, accented with a hint of the funky musk of an alarmed June bug.

I kept waiting for the dry down, and waiting, and waiting, for other notes to emerge. Three hours later, I'm still on a bushhog in high summer with frightened beetles whirring around my head. My eyes are burning a little too. Dang it! I sooo wanted this to be a keeper!

The juice does last and last, and stands up to soap and water, diminished but undaunted. For those of you to whom this smells delightful, you'll certainly get your money's worth in sillage, projection, and longevity.

Sadly, if you're like me and your chemistry clashes with Azuree, you'll be damned by its sillage, projection and longevity. ;-)

Someday, I'll find a scent from Estee Lauder that I can make friends with, but for now, the search continues....

Dec
16
2014
SadieBluesLady
SadieBluesLady

This is another perfume where my response changed radically over the span of years from dislike to love. I have had a small bottle on hand - mostly out of curiosity after reading some external review/description of the scent. It was small enough that I had no problem keeping it around - unlike larger bottles that I have kept around 'just in case' but got rid of for storage space reasons.

Two days ago, while sniffing various samples looking for something unknown that suddenly became appealing, I retried Azuree. WOW! What had always put me off now enticed me, there was some resiny element that drew me in. After dabbing both wrists, I was pleased and amazed by now long and strong the scent stayed on my problematic skin.

And, of course, I immediately went searching for vintage bottles on Ebay. SCORE!

Dec
02
2014
Eloquaint
Eloquaint

This was love at first sniff for me.

I take notes on paper and kick around with a perfume for a couple of days before deciding whether to write a review here or not. The first two words I had to say about Azuree were "coconut leather." I find this interesting considering my subsequent impressions.

For two days' worth of reapplies, I smell, in order, coconut, lemon cream, modeling clay, gardenia, and sage. And Azuree has no staying power on me. I'm tempted to go out and buy a bottle just so I can hose myself down in it and see if I can get on my skin what I eventually managed to get off the tester strip, which is-and this is two full days later, the thing should last-a perfectly amazing salty leather. I can catch hints of leather in the creases of my shirt, the coconut leather I first described, but I want the full evolution that I got from the tester strip.

Why does my skin keep doing this to me? Am I some sort of vampire, sucking the life force out of innocent fragrances? I can tell that Azuree is glorious. Deep, complex, full...but not on me.

Sep
22
2014
williamvargas
williamvargas

As a man I have no problem wearing this out. Azuree reminds me so much of Aramis when you first apply it.
It has that wham of an opening, which I love. Sort of a hell ya!. I get a tad bit softer and maybe a little more floral version of Aramis but so similar in nature that it is hard to remember the differences. to me it has the same DNA and i instantly thought Aramis.

This is a great alternative to Aramis.. to me it sort of modernizes a great masculine Chypre that is considered by many to be old school but I still love it for that undeniably masculine scent trail that follows you.
But admit I don't wear it much anymore. The added softness and floral qualities of Azuree Pure makes for an interesting option ... I Love this as a man & of course on a woman. I get all the same positives I got with Clinique's Aromatics Elixir. I always thought a man could wear that easily.

When I tested this out this morning, on a Saturday. I wore it with 3 sprays put on about 10 minutes before walking in.. small crew today , two lovely women I work with. One who is in her early 50's and one that is 32 I believe. They both said about 5 minutes after I sat down at my desk. "you smell good"
That was a good reinforcement to me that this would work for a man. It is strong so really test that out. Too much of this would be the same as Too much Aramis I feel. That is true for just about every fragrance, so maybe not a criticism but a compliment on the quality of Azuree Pure.

two thumbs up.

this is a strong two thumbs up.

Jul
19
2014
Sacredsystem
Sacredsystem

Leather is a note I really gravitate towards and Azuree has not disappointed me. The similarities to Aramis are obvious, but there are differences. The citrus opening creates a crisp and clean start which makes you think this will be a safe and fresh scent, but Azuree has no time for freshness and quickly blends into a dry, bitter, herbal and floral heart. The florals is what gives Azuree its balanced and slightly sweet aura. The drydown is dark, smokey, leathery yet very wearable. I prefer Azuree over Bandit, Cabochard and Aramis. They are all beautiful, but Azuree blends smoother into my skin with more gravitas and radiates a greater sense of warmth and confidence. Very unisex, in fact I find it more masculine than feminine.

Feb
23
2014
smcandsmc
smcandsmc

This lady was knocking me out before I even got her out of the box. Stone cold foxy. Remember that scene in 'Friday' where Chris Tucker and Ice Cube say "DAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMNNNNNNN"
Never had such a vivid anthropomorphized impression of a scent as a WOMAN; and yet I feel like more of a man wearing it. God help me if I ever meet an actual woman who smells of this stuff.

Feb
21
2014
SolangeN
SolangeN

Totally obsessed with this now. Of all the scents in my stash, this is the one that permanently lives in the glovebox.

Its oily, bitter citrus top cuts through all kinds of musty. The take-no-prisoners top notes and leather base work wonders on humid summer air and stuffy leather upholstery.

Spritzed in a mist in humid weather, the gardenia will waft in and out. Love, love, love. Nothing like it anywhere.

It's also great for revitalizing handbag interiors.

And wearing.

Feb
13
2014
sdavis33584
sdavis33584

In reading the ingredient descriptions (love this site for that), for me it is the Vetiver and harbs that come through almost immediately. Then a subtle yummy Patchouli Leather under current that has me sniffing my wrist all day because it is just so unique and wonderful. I can definitely envision driving a Jag with the top down in Monte Carlo with the wind blowing and sun shining. This is one of my all time favorite scents and I NEVER fail to get multiple compliments from strangers asking me what I'm wearing because it is so unusual and they really like it. A bottle lasts forever because a little goes a long way and I don't wear it to work because it is strong enough to kick off allergies in close quarters. But it is great for a night on the town or simply kicking around the mall. Sure to get you noticed but I wear it because I love the scent

Jan
29
2014
Nuitdenoel
Nuitdenoel

This is not a scent I can wear myself as I find it far too strong and overpoweringly sharp, and this from a person who loves Youth Dew and No.5!

That said, however, this is my mother's signature fragrance. She has worn it since it's release in the '60s and every time I smell it, it inevitably brings her to mind :) On her, while it doesn't ever sweeten, it softens and warms and just smells like, well, my mom.

I guess it has to do with skin chemistry, as she can wear it and it smells wonderful on her but I just can't tolerate it on me or simply sprayed into the air.

Azuree is most definitely a scent that is not worn by everyone and should be given a chance, just don't be surprised by its sharpness.

Dec
14
2013
amelie
amelie

Sharp, strong, uncompromising. I see a blond tomboy wearing black boots and leather jacket, with sharp features. Bold and very masculine.
Reminded me of Miss Balmain and Cabochard, Azuree is somewhere between. Has the sharpness of Aromatic Elixir.
Has long been on my wantlist, I finally decided. Not oriental for me, it's more leather chypre. In dry down is nice, but too much harshness in the beginning ...just can't wait. Too much for my senses, although brilliant, I admit. Perhaps the only Lauder I don't want.

Dec
13
2013
HoneyBoots1
HoneyBoots1

I wore it to work today. Someone said they smelt marihuana in the
Hallway. I fear it was me and my Azuree. I did not fess up...

The gift that keeps on giving. 12 hours and it is hanging tough still. Another to spray in the air and walk through.

Dry, not sweet, reminds me of a carpenter's workshop in Nebraska. At times, I just feel like wearing it. At other times I cannot tolerate it.

While Youth Dew works nicely for me, this one, much less so.

If in the men's section at Nordstroms you sniff a box of Aramis, that is Azuree too.

Dec
11
2013
Sharyl
Sharyl

Leather for days--literally, days, as this stuff can easily make it through a laundry cycle.

I get the buzzy bergamot opening and then the leather kicks in. It's a pretty straightforward olfactory journey, but a wonderful one--so wonderful, in fact, that I could see this becoming my signature fragrance. It does veer masculine, if that's a concern (I see it as an advantage). When I first smelled it, it reminded me almost immediately of Aramis cologne for men. Not long after that, I read that Azuree had been created as a feminine "partner" scent to Aramis! I love the idea of these counterpart fragrances and wish the Lauder company still did this. (I wonder what kind of insipid masculine would be created to go along with Modern Muse? Never mind; the idea is too depressing.) :)

Oct
01
2013
Atreyu_Crimmins
Atreyu_Crimmins

Azurée was love at first sniff.

I had an inkling of what it would smell like based on impressions of other classic Lauder perfumes. I was expecting a lush and generous chypre with woody, earthy notes. I was not expecting the mossy equivalent of a film noir or a dusky leather accord that makes me think of 80s rock gods Def Leppard and Whitesnake. Oh to be lounging on the Med with David Coverdale circa 1988…

I used to live by the Mediterranean and can see the original inspiration for Azurée; the citrus/bergamot bonanza make it difficult to miss. But for me it’s the patchouli, oakmoss and sage that catapult it to a whole other dimension that is somewhat darker and more introspective than the ‘sea and sand’ vibe.

Add to that the unmistakable note of artemisia (absinthe!) softened by gardenia and jasmine and we really are in the forest of the headless horseman. Azurée is a pungent elixir that takes you on a journey. Aromatic, magical, invincible.

Sep
18
2013
zosoroxy
zosoroxy

Had it, traded it. I've been trying for a year now, to appreciate a "leather" frag.

Azuree opens incredibly sour- Like a shot of pure vinegar, vs. Lemon or Bergamot- & the "Leather" seems more pure Tobacco to me. That's all I get from this one- Sour Tobacco.

Similar problems w/ Cabochard- Yes, I like the floral swirling around, but florals are overpowered by Tobacco smoke. That's it- Tobacco smoke & Hell's Angels Leather jackets. (I was abducted by a HA member when I was 16. So, obviously, that taints my perception of the smell of leather jackets and tobacco smoke & pot.)

Azuree is Women's perfume??? EEK. Smells powerfully male to me.

I love strong frag's, but prefer to smell girly wearing them :)

btw- I have id'd a soft suede 'fume which I love! Hermes Caleche. No tobacco. Just an incredibly smooth, soft, aldehydic floral luxurious suede- soffft. (Scent is soft, but sillage & longevity are incredible!)

Aug
23
2013
VanillaTabbyCat1963
VanillaTabbyCat1963

No matter what fragrance mood I think I am in, If I apply Azuree my memory of whatever else I wanted to wear fades away...

The only reason I am not finshed with bottle no. 2 (I go through this fast) is that one night as we were going to bed, my husband caught up with my secret and exclaimed: Yuck! Where's that sickening lime smell coming from?"

Like some others here on this site,I like to apply a little fragrance before bed for relaxation and to help me sleep. Who knew that the lime accord could turns a stomach???? For me, it would have to be certain purely sweet scents such as Chloe or Ciara that do that to me..

To repeat Fragrantician Henriette in her review, if you love Azuree and the green chypre group to which it belongs, please don't stop at one representation of this genre. Buy Aramis, Bandit, Cabochard, Miss Balmain-they all are beautiful and are representative of a glamour-sadly non-existent anymore that reflected the whole individual and not just the facade .

Jun
07
2013
wesleyhclark
wesleyhclark

A reviewer suggested this to me as a good inexpensive leather fragrance. I tried it at the local Macy's: $46 for 2 oz. Price is great!

This is far more oakmossy to my nose than leather. (I confirmed by looking at the ingredients on the box, yep - oakmoss is in there.) And, I hate to use this word, I truly do, but upon spraying it on my arm it smelled "perfumey" and not as masculine as I was led to believe it was. So - not for me. But it's a good, distinctive woman's scent! I do like it. This is a long-lasting scent and a good buy.

Note: My wife sniffed the Bel Ami I'm wearing on my neck and this on my arm and declared that they smell similar. She's getting something I'm not.

I like the upper part of the bottle; it looks like a crescent wrench is needed there.

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I tried it again on my arm while my wife was with me. She says it doesn't smell feminine at all on me. Three other women behind the counter agree. (One took a look at me and said "Nothing could be feminine on you.") One other women thought it was too feminine. So that's 4 against 1.

But, to me, I just can't rid myself of that perfumey note I associate with feminine scents from my youth.

So... no. But I might come around some day.

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Tried it yet again! This stuff is really growing on me. I wish my wife would wear it. It is a seriously good perfume...

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Tried it again on an arm. Okay, I'm sold. I want a bottle.

May
31
2013
fazli ikram
fazli ikram

i just bought it today....i just love it...i love leather smell..like knize 10, bandit, black etc..just love it.....sadly it is only in limited counters...

Apr
20
2013
canadianpetite
canadianpetite

The first minute gives me aldehydes. As seconds pass, carnation overtakes with faint leather. More seconds pass and I detect basil, sage and faint patchouli. It gets musty/earthy as time passes. It is a complicated mixture. Its tones of woods and leather make it, in my opinion, unisex. It reminds me of Ivoire de Balmain without asofaetida. The base seems consistent with vintage Estee Lauder creations. Will not be needing a bigger bottle as it is too masculine/musty.

One dab on me,
Sillage: close to skin
Longevity: 4-6 hours
Rating: 2/5

Mar
22
2013
Bigsly
Bigsly

I have a new bottle and a very old one. This is for the new one. There is really great dynamism here, starting very early. The citrus is not pronounced but lasts a long time and really helps with note contrast. It's also quite herbal for a scent marketed to women and I certainly consider this one unisex. The leather note here, if it exists, is more of a burnt and woody nature but this quality never dominates. The balance is just right as well. If I had to classify this one, I'd say the chypre quality is most obvious. Ingredient quality seems excellent too. Overall, this is just right, but clearly not for those who seek cotton candy scents.

Mar
13
2013
ivi rose
ivi rose

I love, love, love azuree. This is one of lifes treats in a bottle. The herbal,lime,leather scent is addicting to me.
I feel strong and happy, like wonderwoman. 'these boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do, they're gonna walk all over youuuuuu....'

Feb
27
2013
Assiduosity
Assiduosity

In these days of reductive reformulation she is a monument to quality, silage and longevity - in every sense of that word.

Opening in a vertical trajectory, fueled by aldehyde and super charged bergamot, this scent is heading for the stars.

The interior of USS Azuree is pure leather - no PVC and hard plastics here.

In order to retain a sense of space age decorum, the more animalic elements are banished by a good strong bunch of synthesized herbs and a modest bouquet of boiled up blooms.

The pace is maintained a million miles or more, then, arriving at it's destination our spacecraft scent slows almost to a stop, allows the softest of amber landings.

Mission accomplished.

Can a man wear it?

Azuree could be in a crowd of super heavyweight boxing champions and still be the butchest one in the room.

Jan
18
2013
Henriette
Henriette

I agree that this is a leather chypre similar to Cabochard, Bandit and Miss Balmain. This is a genre I love wearing and enjoy a lot.
However Azuree does possess a starting freshness that makes it totally different from her sisters.
Yes, the hand of Bernard Chant is surely recognizable here, you detect hints of Cabochard, certainly, but this is merrier and less dark than Cabochard. Azuree is also less smoky than Bandit and less green than Miss Balmain.
If you love this kind of perfumes do not stop at just one, buy, wear, enjoy and love them all, they are becoming an endangered species like the elegance they once used to represent.

Jan
10
2013
divan.badenhorstbotha
divan.badenhorstbotha

I am so in love whith this at the moment. Its summer here in South Africa and this is so right for the beach. Reminds one of sun kissed skin. Very citrusy and dry herbs. Monster longevity!!! Epic projection!!! Only complaint is that only centofiles will appreciate this monster. Love it!

Jan
09
2013
akats
akats

This is a WOW! scent. For my taste... it's pure delight. Totally unisex, leathery herbacious,dry and spicy together. I would swear it has lemon in it also. The opening is sour and spicy, and the green herbs very fresh. As time goes by, leather appears and adds it's deep dry note which stay until the dry down. All the top notes seem to be preserved and never leave the stage. The projection is remarkable. The staying power also. If I had not bought the new cabochard version already, I would be crazy to obtain this, NOW! But since these two seem to me very much alike, I can relax and wait a while..

Jan
03
2013
nananessa
nananessa

Azuree reminds me of a lovechild between Aromatics Elixir & Estee, with a milder personality. Another gorgeous 80s type fragrance very chypre in it's complexities. I would LOVE to have it again for old time's sake! A real stunner in beauty, longevity & sillage.

Dec
23
2012
xanman
xanman

Cannot abide the initial herbaceous blast of this one. Just too much herby something or another something I cannot identify. Thankfully I wisely applied the tester strip to pulse points 20 minutes or so after application on strip and what a beauty when applied sparingly to the skin. I get a warm, herbal, sun- kissed -butt-worn saddle with a hint of floral background. Leather is the lead role here- melds perfectly into my skin and reminds me of the middle notes of Mitsouko combined with the base notes of Wrappings by Clinique. Would never ever apply this to clothes or overspray- just too powerful as far as the top notes go. Otherwise this is one captivating, unusual, golden glory of a perfume and could very well become a signature scent

Dec
22
2012
Ad nauseam
Ad nauseam

I agree with pippab. "Azuree is Cabochard cranked right up." Azuree's projection and longevity are both far superior to that of Cabochard. I did a side by side wearing of the current Azuree which is an Eau De Parfum and current Cabochard Eau De Toilette.

I don't know why anyone would prefer Cabochard over Azuree. It's like the current Azuree is the vintage and current Cabochard is the reformulation.

Azuree IS an oakmoss monster!

Dec
09
2012
Waltzing Matilda
Waltzing Matilda

Why is this described as an oriental floral and leather not mentioned in the notes? It's leather to the max! Azuree is Cabochard cranked right up!! Totally androgynous and the staying power and projection are second to none. No ashtray smell like I get from Bandit but very grown up. Not for a shrinking violet - a madly out there fragrance - Cabochard with leather gonads!

Nov
28
2012
GoodVibrations
GoodVibrations

Juicy and dry. Floral and irresistible. Aramis in the Mediterranean. The musky-rough scruff (à la Kouros) is joined by playful melons and orange.

Nov
05
2012
VanillaTabbyCat1963
VanillaTabbyCat1963

I discovered Azuree trying to find to find a powerful, woody-mossy chypre in which I could also detect a sprinkling of meadow wildflowers. I was having sucess narrowing it down to a few of Estee Lauder's. In the process, I have become a EL fan when I realized the unusual and memorable variety they offer. I have finally found a kindred spirit in Azuree. Reading through Azuree's reviews, I was struck at how they really bring home the validity in the message that your experiences have everything to do with your likes, dislikes. In the case of perfume,how a specific group of notes triggers memories and emotions, and your own personal interpretation of something seemingly(at first glance) innocuous as scent. While was brought back to the smells of the countryside growing up in rural New England and childhood wanderings in the forests and meadows around my home, others harness the strong masculinity of leather over the superamplified, heavy handling of ingredients that on some might smell masculine. I am glad I imagine not that, but a dark moss and needle covered pine forest after an early autum rain, combined with the wildflowers and decidious trees I would smell in the vast adjacent meadows in spring. Azuree IS memory in a bottle. The amazingly reasonable price and obviously high quality of ingredients has made Azuree something I swoon over every time I apply it. For me it has everything a signature scent should posess: A unique and inspired fragrance loved by it's creator. It should capture the fascination of those who are passionate about thought-provoking, quality fragrances; it isn't worn by just anybody; trend followers stay away! Its has it's loyal die hard fans who understand it's greatness. Welcome, Azuree into my life.

Nov
02
2012
EK
EK

Very good animalic/woody/leathery perfume. I find a lot of moss, but the flowers don't stand out imo.

I don't find it sunny or summery at all, nor do I see where the Mediterranean inspiration comes from. Maybe it's just me, I never see those things in any perfumes in this group.

IT's recommendable and I do like it very much. I wouldn't buy it though because I already have Cabochard, Miss Balmain and Bandit. If you have one or more of these, you don't need this one too.

Aug
16
2012
suhaesa
suhaesa

once you get used to smelig azure' cynibar' youth dew 'opioum' coco' shalimar' etc..you cant smell anything else they re so seductive oriental woody very strong you have to know how to ware them especially in winter and at night..they are some of my all time favourites they will never be out dated they stand the test of time and can be worn with other lighter fragrances they are an amazing base for and endless array of heavenly scents..they are lush rich and royal...


rating 4.2 out of 5

Aug
02
2012
KSBelle
KSBelle

Este Lauder had this little gem hidden beneath the counter. I think it was $30 (or something ridiculous like that), at Neimans! This comes in a bright yellow innocent looking box, but let me tell you- she's a little leather vixen! Whips and all! Wow! Not what I expected at all! It could have easily been called "Emerald Leather". It has a rich leather suitcase smell. A regal presence, and a deep green wet lush foliage fragrance to it. This perfume demands your attention (and everyone around you). Spray with caution. This fragrance can pack a punch if abused. Lightly spritzed, and she will remain somewhat subdued (at least enough to let others come near).

My God parents had a very expensive collection of Persian rugs, as well as some from China, and India. When I was about 8 years old I would lay face down on them and take in their regal scent. I pretended I was a rich princess in a majestic palace. I could stretch my arms out across the somewhat itchy surface, and still get nowhere near the edges of these fine rugs. Everything that ever came into their home left with the smell of these carpets- a rich moist expensive smell. I gathered this because when they came to visit, that same smell was in their luggage, clothes, and even their skin. Or maybe, that's just how rich people smell...That is the smell of Azuree.

Azuree (whose name alone sounds like the name of a fallen angel) has been long forgotten, and kept silent. Uttering her name alone can cause crowds to part, and people around to silence you. The ladies at the counter will quickly beckon you to safer lands of fruit and sugar- but, if you dare, speak her name again, and let her out of her golden bottle. In a burst of glory she will come alive again, and remind those around her that she cannot be contained. Angel or demon, I cannot say....but this much is true, she will grant your wishes for beauty, riches and power. What you do with them, is entirely up to you.

Jul
07
2012
ThatMakesScents
ThatMakesScents

Take Aramis for men then add orange scented sun tan oil to the mix and you have AZUREE.

I read that this one was somewhat unisex. I don't agree at all.

Proceed with caution. This has the same "cloying" sweetness effect as Bandit but with orange peel vs a cheap leather smell.

This stuff is nuclear in sillage and longevity.

Jun
16
2012
lovingthealien
lovingthealien

So, I'm a 22 year old gentleman and I have a fragrance addiction. That out of the way, I absolutely adore Bernard Chant's work. Azuree may just be the strangest in the evolution of Cabochard -> Aramis -> Azuree. Cabochard was this blazing leather fragrance with a touch of floral softness that really opened it up, and is likely my favorite of the three. Aramis was intensely bitter and dry, the florals stripped down to just the bare-bone animalics of jasmine and gardenia. This was a stunning version of the original Cabochard, but Azuree took the evolution in a 180, meeting somewhere between the two fragrances. In my vintage cologne formulation, the ambery greenness has an almost chewy mastic edge, less dry than Aramis. The additional florals add a tiny bit of sweetness to counterbalance the bitter herbs without pushing it nearly into the floral territory that Cabochard inhabits. It is still intensely leathery, though it isn't as prominent into the drydown.

All three are fantastic fragrances, but Azuree gets me complements when no others have. I wore Azuree today and a strange young lady my age told me my smell was intoxicating. She then proceeded to smell me. I guess that means it's unisex!

Apr
27
2012
kit1982
kit1982

Azuree can also be for men. Very good loooooongevity.

Apr
23
2012
Esscentially299
Esscentially299

Azuree is addictive. I was not sure I liked this fragrance at first. The leather note made me uncomfortable for some reason; that doesn't make alot of sense since I also like Cabochard and Miss Balmain.But I was gradually seduced by Azuree...

Today is a day at home alone, so I can wear what I want, and as much as I want. I'm wearing Azuree. I am sure I've over-applied, because my perception of the scent is a little blunted. But it's just something I cannot get enough of.

I gave up smoking over twenty years ago. But I still remember the pleasure of inhaling that wonderful dirty-cinnamon cloud. (Only another smoker, whether currently smoking or reformed, can relate to this, I imagine.)

Although Azuree is not a tobacco scent, inhaling this bittersweet citrusy leather fragrance is a wonderful pleasure, almost intoxicating.I love this.

No I don't know why they hide this under the counter!
Like all Bernard Chants creations, it's wonderful. But when I went to the store to buy, the saleswoman had to retrieve it from a cabinet under the counter where I saw it was kept with the Aliage.

I guess that with the current fashion for sugary sweet fragrances, that EL thought it best to keep this sexy, androgynous golden leather under wraps.I seriously hope they don't change it or discontinue it. I think it's delicious.

Mar
27
2012
Grottola
Grottola

Update review:

Azuree is a fantastic, inexpensive leather chypre that highlights quite well the facets of most classic chypres, like starchiness and mossiness. The leather gives it a nice character, and while it does smell similar to Aramis, it's less dated and more accessible. Something I also noticed about Azuree, at least to my nose, is a peculiar banana-like smell. I'm not sure which elements are creating this smell for me... maybe it's the ylang ylang, or maybe the combination of the chypre smell with whatever else is in there. Regardless, Azuree is a great fragrance that I don't find dated at all. You can get it for a great price, it's totally unisex, and it lasts a really long time.

Mar
18
2012
PLUMPIE
PLUMPIE

My mother has a bottle of this and I love inhaling it. Pure oranges mixed with pine trees in the most peculiar setting. A bit too old for me but I love it.

Mar
02
2012
Fizzy
Fizzy

If you are into refreshing, citrusy bitter and leathery fragrance, this is one of the best, if not the best in this category. The herbs (I can smell sweat cinnamon in it) are noticeable and make this fragrance unique. Much much much better than Cabochard from Gres, which is more aldehydic and less spicy. Lasting power incredible, silage too.

Jan
14
2012
kris919
kris919

So far this is my favorite leather perfume. In the first 20 minutes, i get this blast of aldehydes that smells like ginger ale (I absolutely agree with the reviewer below me), and sharp citrus. But after those first 20 minutes, I get nothing but leather for hours. And not girly soft handbag leather, but vintage black leather cafe racer jacket, a dirty herbal bold loud fabulous unisex leather scent that is perfect for my chemistry. I've also tried Cabochard and wasn't impressed. And I have recently ordered Bandit and a few other leathers, and until they come and I can do comparisons, Azuree is "the one" so far

Dec
29
2011
HazelMae
HazelMae

It took me a while to realize what a spectacular fragrance this is. Ginger ale aldehydes, citric leather with an overload of florals.

Nov
26
2011
Blu Garcon
Blu Garcon

I simply love this! It's my new leather love!!!!!!!!

Nov
16
2011
alfarom
alfarom

With its green bitterness, sparkling aldehydes and a remarkable citrus note, Azuree recalls immediately of other classics of the same genre such as vintage Cabochard, Bandit and original Aramis. Austere, extremely dry and potent with a slight nostalgic vibe. Androgynous leaning towards the masculine it does great both on a self confident woman or a man.

Due to its angular/edgy nature Azuree may not appeal to everybody but I definitely rank it among the most successful creatons by Mr.Chant. Personally I stick with the "dominatrix" Bandit but, when it comes to leather-chypres, Azuree is still one of the best bang for the buck.

Rating: 8/10

Thanks Lana Lool, love ya!

Oct
15
2011
jtd
jtd

Chypres in general and leather chypres more specifically seem to be enormously popular perfume genres among perfume fans. I think their complexities and balances of starkness and richness make them make them ripe for the continuing consideration (read: obsession) of perfume fans (I include myself here). Azurée is a perfect fit for this group. I’ve smelled the current Cabochard, and while it doesn’t appeal to me, I can see the strong family resemblance to Azurée. And I really came to Azurée via Aramis, a sororal (fraternal, you choose) twin to Azurée. (Aramis, unlike the current Cabochard is a leather chypre that I love.) The fact that Estée Lauder continues some of these older fragrances apparently in their original, largely unedited form also means that this is our link back to the good old, bad old swaggering fragrances of the mid 20th century. (Thank you, EL.)

Azurée really matches the description of those iconic fragrances---filling a room, conjuring a presence, having dimension and character. It has all the bitterness of a hard, green chypre, all the dryness of the stark leathers, all the complexity of an era of perfume that had little legal restriction on use of ingredients. Which makes it ridiculously funny to see Azurée described in EL press as “light” and a “woody citrus” as if we were talking about the latest meager masculine with a celebrity name slapped on it. Personally, I would want to own up to this fragrance. It is brilliant, gorgeous and needs no apology or subterfuge. Even the mythology of its origin: Mediterranean colors (well, yes, I guess---Mediterranean covers a lot), citrus (yes, but it’s a blasting dose of bergamot), and sunny (huh?) seem to want to hide this beauty. It is stark to the point of harsh, scorchingly dry, and inedible in the way strong leathers are. It is perfect.

It is remarkably similar to Aramis by Aramis (Bernard Chant, same era, same company---I’ll try to juxtapose them when I write about Aramis.) The two fit spectacularly well in the EL feminine-masculine tradition of Aliage-Devin, Cinnabar-JHL, Aromatic Elixir-Aramis 900.

Two other small points. I don’t really care much about perfume packaging and bottles, but this is my favorite bottle in production. Also, I’m happy to point out that this perfume, in its potent concentration (“pure fragrance spray”) is shockingly inexpensive, and possibly the best-spent money in perfumery.

Sep
30
2011
cleanerchic
cleanerchic

I really like this perfume. Almost reminds me of Avon's Imari. Except better.

Sep
29
2011
Sheridan
Sheridan

Azuree is the very essence of summer: Dry and bright and no escaping it.

It is cruising the backroads in my 1965 MGB with the top down, sunshine warming the leather seats while the wind whips my hair. Exhilarating!

As satisfying as a dry martini with a splash of lime.

As radiant as the sun.

It has panache like no other.

It is summer, glorious summer!

Sep
03
2011
Lana Lool
Lana Lool

I had never really given this perfume much thought until a dear friend of mine, Alfarom, asked if I had access to this, as it is not easily available where he lives. I researched it and found it was easily attainable and even inexpensive. Well, the bottle I ordered for him just arrived, and I opened it, and without even putting any on my skin, took in a whiff. LEATHER! and florals. It is 15 minutes later and the aroma is still enveloping the room. This is a both lovely and robust at the same time. Even with its strong florals, I do find the animalic element makes this a very unisex fragrance. Yes indeed. I can't wait to experiment on my skin. Mesmerizing and totally captivating....this is a winner!

Aug
20
2011
Cubby
Cubby

Azuree is another one that Estee Lauder is tweaking so that it smells more like the original formulation. Azuree and Estee are the two that I have heard about. So glad they have listened to their customers. If you have a concern, go to their web site and write/call them.

Jul
29
2011
Grottola
Grottola

I kinda liked Azuree from the moment I smelled it because it's a chypre by scent. That being said, I seem to have a problem with Estee Lauder fragrances. They all tend to smell too powdery and "old lady" like (sorry for making that comparison) on my skin. Azuree suffers from the same thing, but you can smell a chypre there, so it's trying. It's a decent basic classic chypre, but I'd rather go the whole way and wear Numero Uno by Carthusia or Mitsouko.

Jul
13
2011
bhean_sidhe
bhean_sidhe

OMG, on me this perfume literally smells like freshly washed car tyres. O_o

Jun
27
2011
calyx93
calyx93

Probably my favorite citrus & leather chypre. This is everything that Cabochard once was, but with a twist of the Riviera added. That hot, sunny burst (and a lingering one at that) of citrus gives this such a glow!

You can't but help be in a good mood while wearing this on a warm sunny day.

Jun
22
2011
sophisticated
sophisticated

this one is a lot like Avon Surrender, don't hate me!! they smell the same, i like this one and i love surrender too, it's a pure chypre scent, sometimes i mix it with other perfumes to add some oomph to it (applying different scents on different pulse points). i tested Azuree, then a friend of mine bought it and doused me with it & my opinion haven't changed... the thing is, i love Surrender but i wear it once every 3 to 4 months or so when i don't feel like extreme florals, heavy orientals, nothing citrusy nor fruity but still need something heavy/strong; maybe i'll buy Azuree if i find it by coincidence and my Surrender bottle is already empty & discontinued or something, i don't wear it that often anyways... and yes, it could be a men fume too

May
28
2011
Chibichaca
Chibichaca

Love the leather in this! For me it was leather, green, and a bit of sweet flowers. Very nice.

May
28
2011
Parfumista2010
Parfumista2010

This wonderful treasure is my favourite chypre scent. Azuree makes my day sunny even with the darkest clouds.
The scent starts off with a gorgeous citrus blast, very warm, very sunny but at the same time some spices kick in a bit. To me there is a tiny amount of cinnamon but despite this Azuree is far from a wintery/Christmas scent.
It is Mediterranean through and through. The bitter chypre notes make this unforgettable. There is a herbal impression, very sophisticated and clean. Azuree´s bitterness is pleasantly toned down by a hint of sugared spices. Just enough to make it nicer but without becoming an Oriental.
This scent is perfectly unisex. Great on a woman 30+ who is not in the mood of being fluffy or ladylike or cute. If you wear this perfume gem you need guts as it is a powerful scent with big sillage which stays almost all day.
If you are man looking for a sunny and warm scent with a certain freshness without the usual sporty-aquatic notes I recommend you to try this one.

And, last but not least, there is one more big plus for Azuree : the price :-) 60ml EdP are sold for less than 50 Euro. Best bargain I could think of.

Azuree is a drop-dead beautiful perfume, one of the best I have ever encountered (I dare say this means something).

Update April 11, 2015 : As now the new version of Azuree haunts the stores I got myself 2 stock-up bottles for a hopefully long future. I never want to be without this scent again. It might have become my signature scent, if any at all.

May
16
2011
melancholybaby
melancholybaby

This fragrance was on my must-try list for quite a while.. I finally got the chance to try it; on the scent strip it was wonderful. Bright, crisp yet with a lush warm undertone. This fragrance is quite strong, and my one trial spritz was enough to envelop me and stay with me for nearly 12 hours. Despite my hopes, it did not inspire me to purchase, or even to consider a sample again. There is a strong leather scent that develops that I do not enjoy, and a certain bitterness that permeates the fragrance that does not agree with me. Oh, well - just as well, it will mean one less expense!

Feb
26
2011
Goldenhair
Goldenhair

Azuree! Azuree! Azuree!

Why did it take so long for me to try you!?!

A beautifully composed fragrance! At first somewhat sweet and herbal, the basil shines here, balanced by the citrus. Very soft flowers blend with the herbs. The drydown is warm, worn leather with hints of soft amber and earth. The golden color is a perfect match for this fragrance!

Somewhat sophisticated, very self assured. This fragrance is not for wallflowers or those who think women should smell 'sweet'. This fragrance could easily be worn by a man.

Azuree lasts all day. Sillage is good. In the first week I wore this I had several comments about how good I smelled! One of my hallmarks of a keeper!

This reminds me of a hot midsummers day, dry and almost dusty. At midday, under a blue, blue sky, I go out to harvest herbs and flowers. Placing them in an old leather satchel, that has seen many summers of use, the plants release their fragrance blending with the leather. I inhale deeply! Perfection!!

Feb
14
2011
eclecticgal1
eclecticgal1

Just a note on this fantastic pure fragrance from Estee Lauder. In the United States, at least, this is easily found at the Estee Lauder website at a very reasonable price. I love this fragrance - I had a rather difficult time to attempt to clasify it. Woodsy? Spicy? Oriental? Floral in the drydown? Whatever you want to call it, it is lovely at least on my dry skin. (my husband loves it and so do I).

Jan
13
2011
gypsy parfumista
gypsy parfumista

Created the same year that I was, Azuree is something a bit strong and truly a child of the sixties...

Initially I was greeted with a blast of aldehydic herbals and only after some evaporation did I go "Mmmm"...the gardenia adds creaminess but no detectable sweetness to my nose. Tarragon, sage and basil with bergamot's bitter clarity made me think this should have been with the men's section. This is actually more intense than Lauder for men. As I walked out of the store, I thought to myself: "Wow, this is something I never expected (yet again) from EL". As it dried more, the herbs were still present, but the dry and cool florals in the heart began to appear: smooth iris root, soft cyclamen and spicy geranium were the most detectable. The ylang and jasmine stayed hidden, though this did have a warm sexiness that would be wonderful on a man and divine on the right woman. There was something here that I could not put my finger(nose) on...what was it? That was it! This IS Polo for women, I mused! :-) The drydown of musky warmth and rich leather made it even more sexy and the oakmoss and patchouli gave it a very thick earthy chypricity. This is something that a very confident, strong woman would wear...someone like Barbara Stanwyck or Heddie Lamar. Sexy, sharp and very down-to-earth EL's Azuree is not for the girly girl, this is for a woman who needs no one else to feel complete and has a certain strength of character, someone who does her own thing and could care less what others think...

Sillage: great
Longevity: above average
Overall: 3.25/5

I first assumed this was too much for most women. I gave the scent strip to my Mom along with one with Aliage on it(certain she would pick the Aliage). She sniffed both deeply and smiled and said "THIS one!"...she was holding the Azuree. Women...who can figure them out?!

Jan
08
2011
guest_anya
guest_anya

I have been trying to find Azuree cologne for quite some time. Is it no longer available ? Or could you please tell me if you still sell this cologne or fragrance. I love the smell.

[email protected]

Dec
16
2010
empressevie
empressevie

This was my first favourite perfume, my signature scent through my teens and 20's and 30's. Now, because it is so hard to get, I wear it sparingly. Would love some more!!!

I looooove it. Never, ever have I been stopped by so many people and asked what I was wearing. Sad, very sad, that it has become so rare and hard to find. Sigh! Just like my other fave, Fendi.

It is strong, exciting, vibrant, warm and just filled with summer and warmth and the beauty of being alive. Lots of hot exuberant floral notes, toned down with the woods and herbs of its formulation. Stunning!

If you're a sun lover, beach lover and summer girl, this might just be a winner for you...

UPDATE - After a 4 month wait, I have finally tracked down a new bottle, and it's in my hot little hands.
Oh, the relief.
Yep, a blast of absolute, sunfilled and earthy summer notes. An absolute joy!!And the memories of people and places.....
If anyone knows of a regular source for this, please be kind and let me know!!

Dec
06
2010
aromaminx
aromaminx

I am onto my 3rd bottle of Azuree,which is a testemont to how much i love this fragrance, i have always rather liked being 'different' in my perfume selections and this most certainly fits the bill.I am a lover of Aromatix Elixer and Mitsouko ,both of whom have been mentioned here,
I find it difficult to locate here in Australia so each bottle is handled like a bar of gold!

If you enjoy fragrances with depth and complexity,then Azuree is worth giving a chance. Whenever I am about I am often asked what it is I'm wearing..one man followed me through an entire store department after i left the elevator with my perfume wafting,lol.

Nov
19
2010
Dixie
Dixie

Everyone has written great reviews here. I'll just say it took me a while to appreciate this highly underrated classic. It's fantastic! My warning is one spray will do you. This stuff in strong! I walked around in a cloud of this all day and I can still smell it 12 hours later. It might be better to spray on a cotton ball and dab on.

Sep
30
2010
maatgirl
maatgirl

I don't think I can surpass Mandy Cat for originality in her review, but I can add a resounding endorsement for this Bernard Chant classic. Since Cabochard was de-clawed and watered down, Azuree is THE go-to leather for leather-lovers everywhere. This has Eau d'Hadrien's citrus with muscle, Aromatics Elixir herbal chypre base with the bitterness deliciously mitigated, and a pop of weedy florals that bring back my Northern California childhood with the intensity of Proust's madeleine. It has real staying power...don't get this on any fabric you don't want it to be on! This is as good as it gets...just wish they had it in more sizes, concentrations and products.

Aug
18
2010
sherapop
sherapop

I've had a very high proportion of success in blind-buy purchases of fragrances launched before 1980 (crucial turning point in the history of perfume, IMNSHO). If loving Vietnam War-era creations such as EL AZUREE makes me an old lady, well, so be it!

AZUREE is a big wonderful surprise: a complex, herbal-floral-leather fragrance which is a delight to wear from the initial spritz all the way to the drydown, many, many hours later. The sillage is perfect for this sort of composition: rather like a thin veil that hangs loosely on your body, noticeable enough to smell but not loud enough to offend.

To my nose, this really is a fine leather fragrance, not an oriental floral. The leather is much more dominant than any of the oriental elements. Yet it is not domineering, as I have found in many more recent leather creations. In my experience, leather in high concentration tends to flatten all of the other notes. Here, in contrast, it is an abiding presence which mingles harmoniously with the many other important chypre and floral notes.

AZUREE is a top-notch edp which does not need to be--indeed should not be-- mixed with anything else. It's just perfect exactly how it is. I love this composition. Highly recommended!!!!!

Jul
30
2010
nyoka
nyoka

I love all estee Lauder scents EXCEPT this one!Smells like more for a man.All my nose can detect is leather and wood.Noyjing floral about it.I was really shocked because Estee is always so girly.Oh well,one less to buy!!

May
27
2010
Ouch!
Ouch!

Ouch! as my name suggests this is what this perfume does to my nose.

This is one of those screeching florals from the days of yore. Some perfumes from that time have become classic and timeless...this one however..

It's like a whole basket full of crushed petals has been dumped on my head. Really raelly not a fan of this and would hate it if someone in my office wore this.

May
11
2010
bombshellbetsy
bombshellbetsy

My husband loves this frag. And he's a 28 year old Midwestern boy. Who knew? Just goes to show ya, you never know with the mens.

Apr
20
2010
eilismaireg
eilismaireg

Ooh, ooh! This one is a big surprise! When I first sprayed it on I realised how attuned my nose is to modern fragrances - this is truly a classic in the Bernard Chant mould of Aromatics Elixir and the original Cabochard. It begins with bright citrus and aldehydes mixed with the indolic 'dirty' scents of jasmine and Ylang; and I must say, I wasn't sure that I liked it. After only a few minutes it morphs into a soft leathery citrus with strong herbal notes not unlike eau dynamisante with old leather bound library books. I always envy my mum her signature Aromatics so now I have a Chant creation for myself!. This is a challenging frag. to the modern nose and I agree it's unisex; it's also a rather studious scent far far removed from the fun or whoreishness of modern womens perfumes. This is pure quality in the vein of Hermes and the like but for half the price. Impressive.
Note: on wearing this a couple of times, you must embrace it - 3 squirts suits me to get the full joy of it, don't worry, it sinks in just lovely!

extra note: I have not worn any other perfume now since I bought this- a record for me! I think I may have found 'the one!'(and my husband loves it)

Mar
24
2010
Miss Guerlain
Miss Guerlain

If you want to try a lighter dupe of this very impressive and heavy fragrance, I highly recommend you to try CLARINS "Eau Dynamisante". It reminds a lot of this one, but it's sweeter and lighter patchouli. I just got "Azuree Pure" today, and got an instant flashback to CLARINS.

Dec
18
2009
dvhanson
dvhanson

I've found that the best way to put this on and not overwhelm the general public is to spray it on a cotton ball and spread it on all the pulse points.

Nov
06
2009
NebraskaLovesScent
NebraskaLovesScent

I love leather scents, but was disappointed with the lasting power of my previous favorite, Cabochard. I purchased Azuree upon the recommendation of several other Fragrantica members. I now have a new favorite leather!

I first sniffed a new bottle at an Estee Lauder cosmetics counter and it was lovely. The sunny citrus and soapy aldehyde notes are more detectible in the tester I sniffed than in the vintage bottle I eventually purchased, and they gradually give way to a beautiful unisex mossy leather scent. The new Azuree smelled beautiful, lasted for hours and is well worth the reasonable $35 at which it was priced.

I didn't purchase anything that day, but when I had an opportunity to purchase a vintage bottle a few weeks later, I snatched it up.

My vintage Azuree Cologne spray fast-forwards to the sexy leather/patchouli/moss accord in the base of this scent. I don't know if this fragrance has been reformulated, or if the fragile top notes of my aged bottle have just burnt off over time. The leather aspects are what I love best about this fragrance, so the vintage Azuree suits me fine.

Both new and vintage Azuree provide a lovely sun-warmed leather aroma that lasts all day long. It's a softer leather fragrance than Bandit, and does not have the slight animalic tang that I detect in Cabochard. There's a touch of something in it that reminds me of Fidji by Guy Laroche.

Wearability, longevity and a reasonable price make Azuree a must-try for men or women if you enjoy leather fragrances.

Sep
19
2009
abigailmarie
abigailmarie

My mom's signature scent since 1976. It smells good but dated. I think it's too strong for casual use. Kind of smells like a man's cologne IMO. Very strong and lots of green and leather notes to it.

Jun
14
2009
Robert White
Robert White

Yes, Juliette, like all of the Bernard Chant perfumes that I have smelled, this works well on a man. Chant, along with Germaine Cellier, was definitely a master at big Chypre fragrances, and this is no exception. He also created Aramis and the original Cabochard, both of which are descendents of Cellier's Bandit. This is definitely an all day scent. Strong citrusy top notes that stay well into the middle...which lasts for hours. Azuree takes literally all day to get to the oakmoss drydown of Chypres. I sprayed Azuree on one arm and Mitsouko on the other, and the heart notes of Azuree were still there five hours later, while the Mitsouko had already gone to oakmoss. This is a great fragrance (around since 1969!), and an absolute bargain ($38.99 on Ebay!) that will last you forever. If you like Bandit and Mitsouko, this is for you, man or woman.

Jan
04
2009
artgoddess
artgoddess

If not overused, this is a refreshing, crisp scent. If used too heavily, you will smell like the bottom of an unclean hamster cage.

Nov
29
2008
Juliette has a gun
Juliette has a gun

This is - to my knowledge - the creation of the great Bernhardt Chant- a genius who composed perfumes like Cabochard, Aramis and Aromatics Elixier. You can feel his handwriting here again, a very leathery, bitter fragrance, oakmoss, galbanum - extremely tenacious. Very original, but better on a man than on a woman, I'd reckon. Nevertheless, an underrated marvel.

Nov
22
2008

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