Azzaro Silver Black - Opinios Reviews

Silver Black cologne for Men by Azzaro

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  • Date Added: 17/01/2015
    Azzaro Silver Black is one of my favorite and best masculine fragrances for so many years now. It fits for important occasions and the blend of apple and lime is just excellent.. many bottles have passed my hands and this will always be in my top five fragrances.
     by Jacob
  • Date Added: 31/10/2012
    When smelling many fragrances it is easy to visualize the ingredients that contribute to the scent, but Silver Black inspires more than an image of what is in the bottle: between the black shadows stretching down from a mountain and the silver shimmer of sunlight on a sea are a patchwork of orchards, gardens, groves, and wilderness, and Silver Black is the scent of this living vista. It is a fragrance that captures the essence of a place, and I wonder if this place might have been where Loris Azzaro spent his formative years. Silver Black opens with sweet green apples, bergamot, and lemon, and the sweetness and citrus quickly find a happy medium. In the middle caraway and coriander combine to create an interesting and enjoyable heart, which makes me want to smell caraway in more fragrances. Silver Black rests on a base of cedar and musk that effectively supports both the middle and top notes without overwhelming their character. Green apples, caraway, and cedar does not sound like the most interesting combination around which to build a fragrance, but I commend the perfumer for creating such a substantial, engaging, and soothing fragrance.
     by Anonymous
  • Date Added: 31/10/2012
    Bucking all masculine fragrance trends existing since the 90s, Onyx is an aromatic fougere with real balls. This truly smells like a fragrance "Pour Homme". It also is a fitting tribute to Azzaro Pour Homme in this respect, even though it lacks the warmth of that classic. Onyx smells strong and hard, like solid steel, and it smells cold. Onyx is very dry, dark and aromatic, sharing a lot of traits with YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme. It hits you with strong lavender and dark spices like pepper and cardamom right out of the gate. Aromatics like oakmoss, leather and patchouli add darkness to this scent. The drydown is my favorite stage. It is where you can smell how Onyx is a classical fougere at its core. The drydown is where you can smell coumarin and oakmoss providing a very dry, clean and powdery fougere base, which is reminiscent of the most classical fougere of all - G.F. Trumper's Wild Fern. Onyx really is a barbershop scent masquerading as a modern fragrance. Though this is not really a Powerhouse fragrance, power fans should have no hesitation in trying this one. It has excellent projection and is long lasting. Plus, there is nothing at all wimpy or androgynous at all about Onyx. It is a man among boys in the world of modern masculine fragrances.
     by SlingShot
  • Date Added: 31/10/2012
    Full wearing (body and clothes, ~10-12 sprays) - it has been sitting (for no reason) on my shelf for several months. I bought a tester bottle and wanted to wait for warmer weather before trying it due to the notes written on the back: "bergamot, green lime, coriander, cypress tree, vetiver, amber and white musk". I had several opportunities on warm fall days, but reached for something else. It was "that" bottle which remained mysterious (I have a couple more for when I want to try something new on a whim that are also highly-regarded)! So, based on what the bottle said, to me, that expressed spring, summer and the early days of fall. It is early March - a sunny day, some coolness in the breezy air and I decided after reading more and more that I have been neglecting this bottle for too long. I have to first say, I love Vintage Azzaro Pour Homme and like the current reformulation as well. That said, there are a lot of other fragrances by the Azzaro house, including this somewhat unknown gem by Francoise Caron, that stand on their own merit. No correlation and I couldn't even put the two next to each other on a shelf. I wanted to see what Onyx (also called Silver Black) is all about... This bottle of Azzaro Onyx, as I am engulfed in a lot of juice - inner wrists, neck, really modern and a breath of fresh air! Wow! I get Bergamot and Mandarin Orange on top with a nice smooth lavender and a squeeze of the aforementioned lime - a blast of fresh citrus and a dash of their bitters!! I am impressed as the notes blend into a wonderful, juicy composition. I get a nice, warm, earthy spiciness underneath from the cardamom and coriander. I defer to the Tester bottle's notes for that one as well as the cypress. The green note I get is more refreshing and slightly woody. A dash of geranium and a touch basil are components in the heart (as the middle is nice and transcendent), but they are both in the shadow of a beautiful, tall cypress tree. Interesting - I get more cypress on my skin and more basil/geranium/citrus/lavender on my shirt in the middle as the top is still going strong on my clothes - fresh but with even a slight orange rind/basil bitterness that some mention. I am neutral to this - it keeps it unique and a modern "twist" on things. First base note that I get is white musk - clean and lifted...followed by a nice touch of amber. The patchouli and leather add a nice touch in the drydown (I love patchouli in scents like this as it keeps the composition on the fresh, green and spicy side). The leather is a soft note - not dominant, as I detect a light "suede" feel...'plush', if I may. I disagree with the bottle notes - no vetiver...period. That's fine as I don't think it would have been a note needed (or desired) in this very good fragrance by Francoise Caron. Vetiver, as a note, can take a fragrance in a whole different direction - and mind you, this is coming from a Vetiver-lover! No shift in direction wanted or needed. So, I waited for the right occasion to wear this and now I find myself asking - "What is NOT the right occasion to wear this?" This is a terrific bottle of grab-spray-and-go juice! It is truly vibrant and warms up so nicely. Not overly synthetic at all - as a matter of fact, I would say that it smells like a bottle far more expensive than its price tag. This is very good for virtually any age - high school/college up to 50's+. Special occasion - sure. Jeans and a shirt - sure (that's my attire today). Shorts and a nice polo - absolutely! I have to give this a genuine 7.5/10 for the value and versatility. I don't know about longevity yet as it's only been 35-40+ minutes, but the drydown shows promise and my shirt still has warm and fresh citrus on it! Glad I "found" this amongst my bottles on a Friday afternoon. Impressive.
     by Anonymous

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