rbaker's Review of Azurée by Estée Lauder

Top Notes
Aldehyde, Bergamot, Gardenia
Heart Notes
Jasmin, Cyclamen, Ylang-Ylang, Orris
Base notes
Patchouli, Leather, Oakmoss, Amber, Musk
Wow! The harshness of the initial aldehyde blast is nigh breathtaking and made me feel that this is quite umplesant, but soon the freshness of the bergamot becomes more evident and the too notes finish of much better.

The drydown - in a somewhat predictable pattern - enters a floral phase, with jasmin, not infrequently found in the heart notes of this house, and an unusually subdued ylang-ylang, which diplyes limited sweetness and is not the creamy and intensive variety, but is more of the lihhternand slimmer type. Orris, cyclamen, and a crisp patchouli- both on the terse side - ensure that the tartness of the opening is mot lost throughout the later phases of the development on this olfactory journey.

The base oeters out in the aroma of a somewhat stolid white musk impression, a weak amber and a somewhat perfunctory oak moss, but - unlike in many other of Lauder's creations - remains on the hasher side, just the harsh side is attenuated with time.

I get moderate sillage, very good projection and eleven hours of longevity on my skin.

A fresh, and times unpleasantly synthetic spring composition, which for long stretches is not bad and quite stimulating innits crispness. At times predictable and at times solidly executed, it is just between mediocre and positivebin the score - the good performance carries thebday here. 3/5.

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