Chrome is a fragrance by Loris Azzaro, which is quite often a best seller and has been for years. Like other Azzaro scents, Chrome is an inexpensive option for men, who want something fresh yet masculine. In this post, I am going to share my experience with this cologne and whether or not I think it is worth a try.
Men’s Chrome by Azzaro Eau de Toilette Spray – 3.4 oz.
Notes include: ylang ylang, lemon, pineapple, musk, woods, and jasmine
The first thing you notice about Chrome is the citrus notes, mainly a blend of lemon and pineapple. It is interesting how refreshing and bright this fragrance smells, though these notes feel a bit synthetic. These citrus notes are more comparable to CK One than the similar notes (yet entirely different fragrance) in Creed Aventus. However, I wouldn’t say that Chrome is exactly like CK One, just similar. Chrome is a wholly masculine scent while the Calvin Klein fragrance is unisex.
Underneath the citrus notes, Chrome has a floral accord and a blend of notes that give it a woody/earth vibe. It’s not really a heavy spice but one that is just perceptible enough to give it some life. I like the dry down period quite a bit and it does have a metallic vibe to it as the name suggests, but I don’t think it distracts from the overall presentation. Chrome is just really vibrant and reminds me of a sunny summer day. It isn’t a complex fragrance at all really, just one that is straightforward with a clean, soapy, citrus, masculine aroma.
It does seem to be pretty strong right out of the bottle, so there’s no need for more than a couple sprays. Chrome does settle down a bit but it can be overwhelming if too much is used. For the price, this is pretty much a beast in terms of longevity. It has lasted me all day and one spray that I put on my hoodie, I could smell for days.
Is Chrome worth a purchase? I say it is. It is a very inexpensive cologne and one that smells good and performs well. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea but I think it is pretty versatile and pleasant, as long as it’s not overused. If you’re in the market for a cheap everyday wear, it is definitely worth a consideration.