Saturday, February 16, 2013
Azzaro Pour Homme Elixir Bois Precieux
Use of the words "Bois Precieux" (which means "Precious Woods" in French) in the name of a perfume means nothing to me these days. When I first saw this, the first thing I thought of were those stupid Tom Ford wastes of money in black bottles (e.g., "Bois Marocain", "Bois Rouge", "Oud Wood"), so I didn't expect to like it. I wasn't disappointed - this fragrance sucks big time.
Azzaro Pour Homme Elixir Bois Precieux is nothing more than another cutie pie Ed Hardy clone - ultra-sweet, purple-hued vanilla and benzoin hell, mixed with aluminum foil and chalk dust. I smell no wood notes in this. The opening is bad enough with its sickening sweetness, but it's the cheap, yeasty drydown that makes me reach for soap and a scrub brush. If Azzaro tried to make this smell any more synthetic, it would smell like powdered tile cleaner.
Azzaro has created a fragrance that looks like a niche scent but smells like a cheap, trendy designer one. I've come across far too many other fragrances that smell exactly like this horrorshow, and I can't take it anymore. This is HORRENDOUS.
MY RATING: 1/10
Fragrance House: Azzaro