Chrome Legend 2007

Chrome Legend by Azzaro
Bottle Design Federico Restrepo
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Chrome Legend is a perfume by Azzaro for men and was released in 2007. The scent is fresh-aquatic. It was last marketed by Clarins. Pronunciation
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Main accords

Fresh
Aquatic
Fruity
Citrus
Synthetic

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Green appleGreen apple Bitter orangeBitter orange
Heart Notes Heart Notes
TeaTea VetiverVetiver
Base Notes Base Notes
AmberAmber CedarCedar MuskMusk Tonka beanTonka bean

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6.6112 Ratings
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7.594 Ratings
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7.192 Ratings
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Value for money
7.841 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 03.04.2024.

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Fresh21

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Baaaam ... artificially good !
"Courage to be different? No problem with artificiality? Baaaam, you've come to the right place! Take your sniff". One could advertise Chrome Legend in one way or another. But in turn:

Once again in search of fresh summer scents I came across these exotics and despite the rather negative hints of the previous commissioners I did not let myself be deterred by a blind buy. Right on, 'cause I like what I smell. And that in many ways:

Chrome Legend starts off explosively, in violent apple synthetics with a dash of citric. Exceptional MEGA freshness from the lab, but in good! I immediately came across another striking feature of this fragrance that I had never found in any other. Because in a direct comparison on shirt and hand it has only about half in common: while my skin chemistry makes the CL calm and pleasing, almost innocently soft and only moderately synthetic, it behaves quite differently on a shirt, much more blatantly. Because here this H+S hammer shows its true Cyber-Ich after approx. 15-20 minutes. Loud, shrill and powerful, as if to say, "It's me, the freshness bomb from space." Yeah, there's a weird characteristic spreading that I've never encountered before. And that brings us to the next point - its originality:

If too strong synthetics are usually repulsive, I find them quite attractive with the Chrome Legend. He behaves so self-confidently as if he were flirting with this attribute. Because his artificiality is (on a shirt) so unusual that it is already good again. In other words: Qualitative synthetics! It essentially consists of three parts:

On the one hand there is the plastic apple, which towers over everything, supported by minimal citric (not bitter at all!). Both together make up this mega-fresh Saubermann effect. But there is also always a slightly powdery, soapy stickiness, but not unpleasant ... "You know this note," was my thought, and soon it was clear: This Chrome Legend has something of Cartier's Declaration, which I don't like very much. Funnily enough, however, the CL only has the best of it, because it actually manages to reflect the sweatiness of the Cartier in an attractive way, namely much finer, brighter and fresher. And so I want to rephrase the ingenious declaration description "It smells but it doesn't smell" (*) into "It smells because it smells" as for the Azzaro.

Conclusion: This Chrome is certainly no legend, but so unusual that it almost has what it takes, even if only in the category "Baaaam-Synthetic". Because to be so artificially so good is also an art ...

(*) with thanks quoted from MrSmith's commi to Cartier Declaration.
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Stan

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The slightly stronger summer scent
This fragrance attracted my attention among other things because the projection for a summer fragrance should be quite good and because the metallic note of the original chrome should allegedly not be present. The first time I spray, a pleasant fruity smell immediately strikes me. I smell a sour apple that has something slightly synthetic about it. Besides the apple, I also smell citric notes, possibly bitter orange. Something green-grassy floats in the background. In my opinion a very refreshing, summery fragrance.
The projection was the first 2-3 hours with me clearly over the average. The durability was with me with 7-8 hours.
In my opinion, the performance of the fragrance is therefore better than other 08/15 summer freshies, but clearly better than other 08/15 summer freshies.

In my opinion you can wear the perfume in your spare time or at parties. For the work I would rather fall back on something less strong. All in all I definitely make a recommendation.

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Chevalier

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Many who were ahead of their time had to wait for them in very uncomfortable accommodations. Stanislaw Jerzy Lec (1909-66), Polish writer
Chrome was a fragrance that I used to find very good and pleasant. After one or two bottles, however, relatively quickly forgot again. As far as I know, the world of fragrances was calmer in 1996 than in 2018, when it was flooded with new releases.
Afterwards it was quiet with the line Chrome, which Azzaro had undergone as a rejuvenation cure with manageable success.
In 2007 came this legend, which was ahead of its time.
This extreme artificiality, combined with the incredible freshness of bitter orange and apple, was very special.
Either they made Silla bombs that had an oriental effect or others with an aquatic impact where you could only see water and freshness every time, even if the place had been smoked and not ventilated for ten hours.
This legendary Azzaro was a new combination. To the best of my knowledge, fruit and synthetics on this scale did not yet exist.
Probably just the problem with this bottle.
Also the appearance and resurrection from Dior's own agony with Homme and Iris had thrown almost all fragrances out of the race in 2007. Many others flopped like Polo Explorer. Perhaps Guerlain from the same house as Dior had a good run with L'Instant de Guerlain, launched in 2005.
Here was simply no place for this actually very good and cheap mainstreamer.
You can see how years after this fragrance similar works were launched. Eros is certainly one of those artists of synthetics, with much more sweetness to the whole fragrance.
Only few scents dominate this very pleasant and fresh prelude. Unfortunately this doesn't go very long here with this light blue aquatic and the good bitter orange goes into the background and lets too fast the woody chords into the foreground. This results in a musty, soapy accent for a while which does not dominate the field for too long.
For wood lovers who are not yet with incense or other serious side effects occur certainly the right variant. For fine noses, which like it well-mannered and not so loudly desire, rather not.
Here this legendary wooden club is much too strict and too dominant.
As an advocate of strong Silla fragrances, this variant is highly recommendable compared to today's and expensive Fougered fragrances, which are all somehow similar.
After this blue wooden stick, Azzaro unfortunately brought too many chrome variants onto the market.
At the moment there are already eleven with the new Chrome Aqua, which makes this legend seem completely obsolete.
Maybe not.
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Elysium

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Elysium
Elysium
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Myths and Legends from Around the World
I perfectly remember Chrome Eau de Toilette, released in 1996. I've always been a big fan of it, and it was my signature scent that summer. That fragrance was disruptive, innovative, and fascinating simultaneously and immediately won many admirers. I have received many compliments for wearing it in the past, and the performance was not in question. I still find it a very enjoyable aquatic-metallic, certainly better than many other ordinary fragrances available today. Certainly a spin-off of the pioneer Chrome, you can feel its presence overall. Though, with so many notes in common, it is almost impossible not to share the same chords and vibrations. Yes, Chrome Legend and Classic Black Eau de Toilette are very similar, although the former has the same metallic DNA that sets Chrome OG apart.

First, I don't know why Azzaro removed the original cap by replacing it with the cheapest and crappy one and leaving the sprayer uncovered, with no ring around, like any low-low cost stuff. Neither my beloved ZARA nor any other discount like LIDL or DM looks less cheap than this. Oh man, the bottle appears so incomplete, the same as Aspen for Men Cologne or Blue Stratos Eau de Toilette, all now made by Coty. Anyway, this is a pleasant fresh laundry type of scent, very aromatic in all the right ways. It's fresh and enjoyable. The performance is a little weak on my skin, but this is a banger and not a generic blue cologne. I don't know why the rating is so low.

Chrome Legend welcomes a boost of sharp and fresh open sea air with a sour and green solid apple shortly after the tea. Something more like an English tea, not a la Green Tea Eau Parfumée or similar. Bitter orange is subdued and a little dark. It adds sourness without turning the fragrance to citrus. Hence, an oceanic-fruity introduction, but it is not your typical aquatic. Those top notes combine so cleanly and clearly, and you get the feel of fresh water and breeze from it. The fruits are not cloying, and the otherwise abused green tea note seems to work here just fine.

The heart is green and watery, with that metallic DNA vibe of the OG but muted. The abundant heart notes give it its magic. That polished metal smell morphs into a rich, vibrant green. Then for the rest of the scent, I get fresh linen, green, and slightly aquatic. I get mossy from the oak, some harshness from coriander, the greenness of the ivy, laundry muskiness from the lichen, and the whole tinged with spicy floral from jasmine, cyclamen, and hedione.

The dry down is sweet but slightly woody and earthy. A pleasant creamy musk and soft moss are the backbones of the cologne. Vetiver is grassy, with dry cedar and enough sweetness from amber and tonka. Resin and woods make it very nice. Radiates a fresh herbal atmosphere, purifying, like a watered garden. The ground has a slightly British smell due to the tea having taken entirely over. It remains herbaceous all the time but gradually gives the aroma maturity. And after a while, a metallic note enters the chord and lasts for a lifetime.

Ultimately, Chrome Legend is a non-linear scent that transitions from an initial sharp citrus-fruity accord through a watery-metallic heart and a final mossy trail. It is the perfect wear for spring and summer, and the sharpness of this fragrance is for warmer days and perhaps nights. It is much smoother than Chrome Eau de Toilette, adds a refreshing fruity twist, and is not sentimental or feminine. As I said above, the performances are not beast on my skin. I get a diminished projection for an hour, and then it becomes a skin scent. It's still there after a few hours, but I barely smell it; on me, it doesn't seem to have great sillage, more it does not fill a room. I don't know if my bottle's batch is weak or is counterfeit. The batch code seems genuine on both box and bottle. Consider clothes hanging out to dry in a lush grass field with ocean waves crashing in the distance. Chrome Legend is a great fresh scent, not top quality at all, but great value.

I based the review on a 75ml bottle I have owned since August 2021.

-Elysium
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Kannan

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Kannan
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Real Legend
Superb Projection, Superb Longevity, Fresh Aquatic smell. If you Love to be noticed in the crowed, Then This is for you, People will definitely smell you. What a power, I call it Real Legend.
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MrHonestMrHonest 6 years ago
My only blind buy fail. Sharp, metallic and incredibly synthetic fruity accords. Superb projection, but to me, smells like bathroom cleaner.
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JMWeedJMWeed 2 years ago
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Fresh, fruity, very synthetic. What you would expect to get for $20.
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Stevens95Stevens95 3 years ago
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I had to buy this fragrance again. Love wearing it at work! Clean and bold
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50something50something 3 years ago
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One of my favorite from Azzaro, but PH is the best. This one is really good for a cheapie and sometimes it has hints of CAHSEE (to me)
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ElysiumElysium 3 years ago
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A pleasant fresh laundry type of scent, very aromatic in all the right ways. It’s enjoyable. The performance is a little weak on my skin.
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