Azzaro (2003)

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Visit by Azzaro

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Federico Restrepo
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Visit is a men's fragrance launched in 2003 by Azzaro

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There are 110 reviews of Visit by Azzaro.

A critic once wrote there are seven basic plots and all stories are versions of these themes.
Perfumery - being one of the lesser arts - conforms to this rule as well. Most perfumes are – after all – just variations of a story that’s already been told.

Visit, with its ginger and peppery woods, is an early and mild version of the Spiky Woods - which is a hero narrative. The Hero overcomes the Monster and gains the Riches or Princess; which is the way just about every modern masculine has been advertised.
Armani Code is a good example of this, and Ok, there aren’t any monsters in the adverts but that’s the basic idea : wear this to boost your masculinity and get the girl (or a tuxedo)...

The first minute of Visit for men is an echo of the still missed Rush for Men EAU DE TOILETTE. That freshly chopped wood-smell mixed with, what to me is the smell of Windex, and with that creaminess from the musk that is used in Gucci's masterpiece. Really good and promising. Everything seems to be replicated very well and in fine tune.

The problem starts when, after 5min, the sexy combo (musk and chopped woods) became less vibrant, interesting and enveloping. The whole thing became just a shadow or a picture, without personality and movement. My opinion is that the budget wasn't that good and Annick Ménardo had to use the best ingredients for the opening. I don't know if it was the green cardamom or the dusty fresh nutmeg, that i can definitely smell from those 5 to 10min, that make the opening so good and promising but after the naturals dissipate, the woods and musk, although pleasant, can't reach the glorious opening.

The drydown is still good, pleasant and very woody but it kinda lost interest and became a bit flat. Don't get me wrong, the fragrance isn't bad and i still recomend it for someone that wants to know how Gucci Rush smelled, but you have to know that Gucci Rush is the whole song and this is just the intro.

The fragrance lasts 6-8h and projects moderately during the first hour or so.

Not the worst Ménardo creation but a bit disappointing. It is still affable and fairly decent, specially, considering the price that you can find for a 100ml bottle. The opening is great, though.


I blind bought this fragrance because of the incense note, and while it's okay for the price, the incense note feels a bit artificial and unnatural. The nutmeg tries to give the incense some life, but the pink peppers create some rough edges that don't sit well with me.

I believe I'm smelling the reformulated version since it doesn't last more than a few hours. It just feels like a fuzzy, somewhat dry, industrial incense. If incense could be manufactured in an industrial factory, this would be it.

The sillage smells pleasant, but I'm not sure if I can tolerate it on my skin.

Annick Menardo has some excellent men's fragrances under her belt and in my humble opinion she's hit another home run with Visit.
This was a blind buy based on its reported similarity with Gucci Rush for Men.
Visit is very reminiscent of Rush, with cedar, Palo Santo, cistus and frankincense somehow creating the same impression as the cedar, sandalwood, juniper and cypress in Rush.
Not an analog, but it definitely elicits a sense of nostalgia.
Used to enjoy wearing Rush because it was such a beautiful fragrance but its crappy performance was always a bummer - if you were out at a concert or a club, it would be virtually undetectable within two hours.
Visit's performance and longevity are greatly superior and although it sits fairly close after the first hour, the dry down is lovely and persists for up to six hours, and more in winter.
For me, Visit is all about wood and incense - for anyone partial to those notes it's a worthy addition to the wardrobe.
Visit is definitely a crowd pleaser, and kids seem to like it too.
Could easily be worn by women too.
At current prices this is amazing value with plenty of bang for your buck.

A blind buy purchase that did not disappoint. Light pepper and nutmeg opening that is refreshing. I don't get any heavy or cloying notes here. Somehow the combination of ingredients reminds me of a lighter and fresher version of Ferragamo. Is my nose decieving me? There is no fig listed in Visit. My only critique is that longevity is poor for me. After about an hour, the visit is over, leaving just a whiff of the guest who was here. Still, a thumbs up for the quality blend.

Azzaro Visit Review

One of the most underrated fragrances of all time? I think so. To be completely honest, it's taken me years to fully appreciate this gem for what it is. Visit is one of the best fragrances on the market today.

Visit opens with a spicy blast of pepper and nutmeg. The opening is daring and in your face, but never offensive or abrasive. The scent transitions into a dark mid dominated by incense and cedar. Visit is rounded off with a wonderful amber base.

I'm really not sure why this fragrance doesn't get the love it deserves. Maybe it's the bottle? Maybe it's the built in sprayer? Maybe it's the comparisons to Gucci Rush? It doesn't really matter what the reason is. If this were released by Creed and priced at $300 dollars, people would be raving.

Don't be one of the crowd that will only be clamouring for the remaining stock once it's discontinued. Enjoy this beautiful fragrance and stand out from the people around you. Make a statement. Be bold.

Best Age Group- 25+
Best Season(s)- Fall/Winter
Occasions- Formal, Dates, Casual, Work
Projection- Moderate
Longevity- 14 Hours (EXCELLENT longevity)
Smell- 10/10
Overall- 10/10

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