Estee Lauder • Azuree • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
The first time I smelled Azuree I was a teenager working at a checkout and a customer was wearing it. It smelled like the sexiest baby powder in the world! It's a BIG scent. One spritz on my ankle would do it for me! Unfortunately, it doesn't smell near as good as me as it does on others.
There's a pervasive rumor that it has been dc, but it's everywhere! Takes me a long time to get through a bottle, so I searched for the smallest and cheapest available and found this: http://bit.ly/Hs2g8I
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Love this, I hope they never change it. After the demise of Cabochard, I thought I would never love a leather chypre again. Well I love Bandit but it has a bitterness that does not make for an everyday scent. Azuree is a beautiful, clean, citrus and leather chypre with phenomonal staying power and great sillage. It is soft, salty and walks the fine line between feminine strength without ever crossing into masculine territory - a rare feat in a leather fragrance. Absolutely fabulous, I may stockpile.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I just bought a bottle of Azuree at Macy's. I got a craving for the unique smell and waited long enough. I love this perfume for everything it's worth. To me it smells like the hot sun beating down on the grass, dirt, ferns and little flowers. I love the herbal earthiness of this scent. I hope they never change the bottle. It is one of my favorite perfume bottles. I don't know why, it just works well with the whole package. I paid a little more, maybe $5.00, this time when I bought Azuree. It was $42.00 for the 2 fl. oz, (which is still a great deal). I took this as a good sign, maybe sales are picking up for Azuree. Supply and demand would account for the small price increase. Of course so would cost of ingredients, but I choose to believe that Azuree is back in the game, that way it won't be discontinued. This is similar to knowing. I love Knowing too! Beyond Paradise even smelled good this time. I love Estee Lauder!!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
top: basil, jasmine, and citrus
heart: armoise, sage, spearmint, vetiver, and rose
base: patchouli, moss, and amber
I'm making my way through a set of Estee Lauder minis and it seems each is more fascinating than the one before. I'm now up to Azuree, and I can't believe how much I am enjoying this complex herbal citrus concoction.
Azuree is a wonderful sparkling green aldehyde-laden chypre launched in 1969, and she shares some DNA with several of her bell-bottomed siblings like Alliage, Cabochard, No. 19, Diorella and Miss Dior. There is a familiar bitterness in the opening, although in Azuree, this is also clean and citrusy, very smooth, and rather subdued. An interesting addition in this fragrance, are the herbal notes of sage and basil, as well as the earthy, herbal absinthe (armoise). To me, the base is a rather austere, oak moss, and vetiver. Just lovely.
I have seen many reviews reference the Mediteranean beach, for which this fragrance is named, and in it's complexity, Azuree does evoke a cloudy but warm coastal spot, with a flourishing herb patch of basil, mint and sage, of a sleepy walled-garden with flowering orange trees, and cool moss climbing an old stone wall. Transformative.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I have used Estee Lauder products all my life. I am now 70 years old ladies and still loving it all. I have passed through many 'scent' eras in my life, but always come back to a true classic, Azuree. I recently got Bandit, and almost had a stroke when I smelled it. To my nose, it smelled just like Azuree. Fracas is my second fav.
I will continue to buy Azuree until they lower the lid on my coffin. I also wear some wonderful other fragrances, many Creeds, etc., I am still in love with Azuree.
I understand some of you don't care for this scent; I understand because there are tons of fragrances I absolutely wouldn't wear if they were the last scents in the world. Fragrance is a truly personal thing. My daughter who is almost 50 has a hissy when I wear my beloved Azuree, but, as I would say to her, as I would to any in these forum's...to each his own.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This scent is in the same category as Aromatics Elixir - a dry, herbal chypre. didn't realize until I read other reviews that the same nose formulated both scents. I have it in heavy rotation during the summer months for its fresh, herbal feel. Application of this scent is key - it is definitely a spray-and-walk-through perfume. Avoid applying in the decollage-spray around your midsection, on the back of the neck and behind your knees. Amazing dry-down - but probably only if leather works on your skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Having just started to wear chypres (usually I am the heavy spicy oriental type) I must say that this perfume is a blast - in a good way !
It is somewhat citrussy in the beginning but also herbal and spicy and despite its volume (it IS a heavy-weight champion) "fresh" to some extent and uplifting.
There is leather, yes but there is so much more ! Gorgeously blended. This bitterness is pure bliss. An overall masculine impression (so, today´s marketing people would sell it as a unisex fragrance) but suitable for a woman who is not in the mood of the girly-pink fluffy roses-scenario. You need to be confident when wearing Azuree as it will be noticed, even if you spray with a very light hand.
It is a shame that this treasure is so hard to find and obviously "hidden" in some department stores.
Azuree is one of the best fragrances I have ever encountered (I own about 80 full bottles, half of them are niche) and surprisingly this scent is sold so cheap. It made one thing clear to me : cheap price does not mean cheap scent. This could be sold in an exclusive line (Tom Ford, i.e.) and it would be a bestseller - I am sure !
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Azuree is an old school leather chypre, similar in scent and character to vintage Bandit and Miss Balmain respectively. My vintage Azuree starts out immediately upon spritzing with an enticing burst of tar, which literally lasts only a couple seconds before segueing into a bitter herbal citrus: bracing, green, almost acrid. Under the surface lurks a sharp twist of dry florals and herbs, and it is this distinctive, somewhat suffocating [when inhaled up close] herbal-floral accord that forms the heart of the fragrance. All of this is enveloped by a rough approximation of leather via the 'leather note' Isobutyl Quinoline, whose anise-and-motor-oil aura wraps the high-pitched feminine floral notes in its cape, forcing them into submission with a crack its whip. Again, my review is for the vintage version, which contains copious amounts of rather animalic nitro-musks lacking in today's version (they were banned around 1980). A challenging and even troubling fragrance by today's standards, Azuree has her face turned backward into the past, when bitter was good, leather suggested feminine strength, and chypres were at the top of the food chain.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Azuree smells like I've gotten freshly ground black pepper up my nose. It's herbal but too pungent for my liking.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Surprising & unexpected - "AZUREE" by Estee Lauder
*(This review is for the original Azuree perfume, not for any of the Tom
We tend to forget some of the great perfumes of Estee Lauder, especially their lesser-known perfumes like Aliage, Intuition and the marvellous, underrated - Azuree.
Beautiful, original Azuree ~ was created in 1969 by Bernard Chant, the nose who created Clinique Aromatics Elixir among others.
Azuree is an intruiging aldehydic mix of Bergamot, Jasmine, Citrus, Moss and Honey and yet it is one of the few scents that can be classified in the category of 'Leather' (*others include Bulgari Black and Chanel's Cuir de Russie). To me Azuree straddles the categories of aldehyde, green/herbal, woody & leather in fragrance without being a jack-of-all-trades type of perfume trying to please everyone and ending up pleasing nobody.
The top notes come on strong but an hour or so later you get a wonderful herbal drydown anchored by the smell of the best quality caramel - or so it strikes me, at any rate!
Even though I wear this throughout the perfume year, I love Azuree's particular radiance best at midsummer evenings & oddly enough, during the cooler months of Autumn. This by the way, is a scent that men and women can wear equally well. It is also a 'Love it or Hate it' kind of perfume in the sense that it comes on strong AT FIRST, growing on you with repeated use - be patient and wait for the gorgeous, gourmand Middle and Base Notes.
The elongated, modified-beehive bottle with its distinctive frosted glass has remained the same. The icing on this particular cake is Azuree's pricing. Just under $40.00 buys you a good-sized bottle, making it one of modern perfumery's great bargains.
I don't know why this perfume doesn't have the following it deserves. Sometimes the tester isin't even on the counter & you have to ask the sales person to find it! But persist and you may just find a ravishing and original scent for your collection.
(Messr. Bernard Chant, Azuree's creator - died in 1987.)
What a wonderful gift to leave us all...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
This is a nice woody citrus scent.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
The first perfume I fell in love with, and an under-rated masterpiece. An old-school leather chypre that hasn't been eviscerated by reformulation, for a bargain price. They keep it hidden under the EL counter, so you have to ask for it. I'm guessing the SA's are hiding it so no one will ask to test it, since it doesn't appeal to today's tastes, and they'd end up having to smell it in the air for a long time (great lasting power for the money, too). It is still available on the Lauder website, at any rate.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Azuree defies description. This is the fragrance I've consistently complimented others on, and the only two women I've smelled it on would be considered eccentric for the time and place. The memory of its fragrance has stayed with me for 20 years, and I just finally decided to go and buy some. At 35 USD, it is pretty cheap. And I love that Estee Lauder: A. still offers it B. hasn't changed it one bit as far as I can tell C. hasn't raised the price to compete with other department store fragrances. The bottle, as others have mentioned, isn't the most beautiful, but it is heavy and solid and spells good quality. Even the simple box it comes in is nice and sturdy.
It isn't sweet, it isn't soapy, or dry, or overly mossy. What it is, though, is herbaceous and fresh, and reminds me of the beach somehow from when I was a kid. Not the suntan oil and coconut beach scent, but a fresh clean air that I can't quite describe. I've also seen it listed as a leather chypre.
Estee Lauder online lists these notes: Basil, Jasmine, Citrus, Armoise, Vetiver, Rose, Patchouli, Moss, and Amber.
I'd say it is a walk on a cool sunny day, and you're carrying a leather handbag and wearing a jingly golden coin charm bracelet. Could be worn by a man as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
With my skin chemistry, this scent smells amazing! It starts out of the bottle with a bitter orange herbal note that goes straight up my nose. When I first got the bottle I nearly washed it off after that full frontal assault but I kept it on and was surprised. As it dries it gets more brown sugar, orange and pine with some dirt to it. A few hours later and the herbal notes have faded leaving a powdery brown sugar and leather scent on me eventually becoming a blond leather powder.
I love this and I love it hard. In DC's sultry humidity I find that most scents disappear in a matter of minutes, but Azuree has real staying power. When I walk outside in it, it stays on my skin and smells better than it did in the house.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Well - this is a tough one. One one hand, I really love this unique scent (and I will always keep a bottle on hand) but on the other hand - I probably won't reach for it often. My bottle is 3 years old (1997) and says it does contain oakmoss extract (if the oakmoss situation is important to you....it is to me), but of course I don't know how my bottle compares to a true vintage formulation of this scent.
What I like about it: Great price in a sturdy bottle and totally unique compared to all of the run of the mill stuff out there these days. When sprayed on my wrist, I can't stop smelling it - I get warmth, woods moss and some orange - dreamy!! Strong scent but people around me didn't smell it till I waved my arm by them so I don't think it's as strong as it might feel. Lasts all day. I feel like a free spirited 1960s/1970s gal in the country during the summer.
What I didn't like: I sprayed it on my chest after showering one day and the scent took a totally different turn....woods burned off quicker and I had a sweet and sour thing going on that was not as pleasant as when sprayed on my arms only. Don't know if it was body heat or what, but if I could erase this from my memory, I'd wear it more regularly. Maybe it mixed funny with my soap.
Overall - I rate this very high because I think the composition is lovely and with the right skin chemistry, it could be many's HG. I find it so unique that I will always want a bottle for those times that the mood strikes, plus I lilke to collect and archive what I feel are important scents. This is an important creation IMO.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
It is really refreshing to find a beautiful scent for summer that doesn't smell like suntan oil or coconuts or tiare flowers. Azuree is a beautiful, sophisticated scent that is perfect for hot summer days. It is a strong dry spicy scent and has excellent sillage. I am on my third bottle of Azuree and plan on keeping it in my fragrance wardrobe forever. I highly recommend that you all at least give it a try. And I definitely agree with one of the other reviewers that Estee Lauder should stop hiding Azuree and repackage this little gem!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This fragrance has amazing sillage and lasting power, and for the $35 dollar price, if you can wear this it's a steal. I am a chypre lover and a leather lover, and love dry herbal scents, so I thought this would be a slam dunk. But on me, the first few hours are so potent and strong, with bitter dark herbs and strong crisp leather that it was totally overwhelming. If I held my arm all the way out to the side, the sillage was amazing and exactly what I'd hoped for. But in close to my face, it was too strong, too much. 4 hours after application it has settled down to be less intense and more likable on me. I think has a beautiful craftmanship, and on the right chemistry would probably soar.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
Just like walking in the sun through a Mediterranean garden. Wonderfully dry, herbal and warm. Ideal to spritz on a cold gray day in February to remind you of those hot summer days to come. The Estee counters like to keep this tucked away in some secret drawer, only bringing it out for a brief time in the summer, so do ask for it! The prices on the classic Estee Lauder scents are practically bargain basement given today's usual "arm, leg and first born" going rates. Azuree lasts very well, and has wonderful sillage for me.
Update 06/23/2010- wore this on a very steamy hot day and kept smelling this wonderful beachy/cypress/herb scent, usually catching a whiff as I exited air conditioned shops and stepped out into the steam bath humidity and each time it took a second to place the refreshing crisp scent as coming from myself! So nice!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is some strong stuff. I like its dirty fruity leather sensibilities. Reminds me of the bottom of leather purse: my friend Moe's Mother's purse, to be exact. Moe (Maureen) from Chicago are you still out there? It's Emily...hi... anyway, I never met her mother in person, but I heard about her, and i one time even heard her describe her mother's perfume, and I dont think it was Azuree, but her mother sounded hip, and the frag. is sort of a salt of the earth, cigarette smoking, blue-jean wearing, sort of goldie hawn on the eighties; although, i can't just beleive i described goldie as salt-of-the-earth. lol. Try it out if you like something potent and dirty (not skanky, just kind of,I don't know, dirty) and yes, perfum-y.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So strong that I put it on, take a shower, and somehow, the water mellows it to a lovely chypre.