Is Azzaro The Most Wanted the Best Flanker Yet? [2023 Review]
Azzaro The Most Wanted is a new release in the Wanted line of men’s colognes. Reviews since launch have been excellent, with many complimenting the spicy sweet scent profile. That was all the motivation I needed to pull the trigger and buy myself a bottle. I’ve worn it tons and concluded it’s my favourite Wanted flanker yet. Read on and let me explain why.
Azzaro The Most Wanted smells warm, spicy, and sweet
It features a compact scent profile of cardamom, toffee, and amberwood.
When sprayed on skin, I immediately smell the top note of cardamom. This spice evokes a warm, comforting, and soothing energy.
Accompanying the cardamom is a hint of sweetness. It smells a little fruity and bubblegum-esque, despite neither of these elements being listed as ingredients. Therefore, it’s likely the first traces of toffee developing in the aroma.
As the scent develops, cardamom withdraws to a secondary role. The enticing toffee rises to the forefront in conjunction with an unveiled amberwood accord. Amberwood provides balance to the spicy and sweet aspects. Specifically, it acts as a woody, creamy, mature backbone.
Those familiar with Emporio Armani Stronger With You will notice resemblances here. Stronger With You has a comparable sweet yet mature scent DNA that entices others closer.
However, Azzaro The Most Wanted has more spice and less sweetness. Although not overly complex, its 3 accords are enough to form a likeable composition. It’s also pretty damn versatile – more on that soon.
Side note: Azzaro The Most Wanted is a departure from the rest of the Wanted line. The original Azzaro Wanted focusses on fruity sweetness, whilst Azzaro Wanted by Night relies on robust cinnamon and tobacco.
This reviewer had glowing things to say about The Most Wanted:
Undoubtedly the best of the Wanted line, and one of the best fragrances I have discovered this year. Right off the first spray you know you are wearing a quality sweet, spicy, alluring scent. The cardamom and toffee are an exquisite pairing. There are obviously more notes beneath, that haven’t been listed. It all works so incredibly well.Fragrantica.com
Respectable performance for the price
My testing reveals respectable performance at this price point.
Specifically, I’ve found it projects a moderate scent bubble off skin for the first 3 hours. Then it settles closer for 7 hours more. Therefore, a total of 10 hours of longevity is what you can expect.
Additionally, the aforementioned scent bubble leaves an intoxicating trail when I walk around.
The smartest times to wear The Most Wanted are at casual events, date nights, and clubbing. Furthermore, you’ll get the best mileage on cooler and moderate days.
However, you could effortlessly stretch its use wider than that. That’s because it’s a safe fragrance – it’s not sickly sweet, nor too deep and dark.
Azzaro The Most Wanted is my favourite flanker yet
Updated: Azzaro The Most Wanted is my favourite flanker in the Wanted range yet. It deftly balances spice and sweetness, projects robustly off skin, and is applicable across a range of scenarios.
It’s been received positively in the fragrance community and it’s easy to see why.