Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Scent of the day - Parfum d'Empire Azemour

I am fairly late coming to the latest from Parfum d'Empire. However, courtesy of Cymbaline, I have been trying a sample of this on and off for a few weeks. The reviews have been very positive in general and I must say, it is a very nice fragrance. I especially like the top and middle notes, when the orange is oily, fragrant and suffused with a salty spiciness that is quite beautiful. 

As it dries down, it becomes fairly sedate, but is still a lovely light woody-citrus. 

Azemour has been described as a Chypre. I can sort of see that, but to me it smells more citrus-woody, but I'm no expert. 

It's quite difficult to compare it to anything else, but if I were to try (which I am) it strikes me as being rather in the spirit of Annick Goutal's Eau de Sud, without aping it by any means. I can see myself reaching for this sample later in spring and summer, when I think it will really hit the sweet spot, but it still smells great in cooler weather.


  1. I haven't done a back to back comparison, but the first time I tried it, it reminded me of Monsieur Balmain.

  2. Elisa, I haven't tried Monsieur Balmain, so I don't know.

  3. It's very nice, if you like citrus.

  4. I have read good things about Monsieur Balmain, so I shall try obtain a sample. Thanks Elisa.

  5. My sample just arrived - on first quick sniff LOVE IT! To me it's a citrus leather - mrrrooowwww!

  6. Frida, presumably you mean Azemour rather than Balmain? It is lovely.



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