Is Azzaro The Most Wanted the Best Flanker Yet? [2022 Review]
Azzaro The Most Wanted is a new release in the Wanted line of colognes. I recently bought a bottle in a sale, and I’ve given it some thorough testing on my skin. I’ve concluded that it’s my favourite Wanted flanker yet, and for the next few minutes I’m going to let you know why.
A compact scent profile that consists of cardamom, toffee, and amberwood.
How Does Azzaro The Most Wanted Smell?
When sprayed on skin, I can immediately smell the top note of cardamom. This spice comes across as warm, comforting, and quite soothing. Accompanying it is a hint of sweetness. The sweetness smells a little fruity and bubblegum-esque, however neither are listed in the notes. Therefore, I assume it’s the first traces of the toffee developing in the aroma.
As the scent develops, the cardamom takes more of a secondary role. The enticing toffee comes to the surface in conjunction with the amberwood accord. The amberwood provides balance to the spicy and sweet elements, acting as a woody, creamy, mature backbone.
Those of you who have tried Emporio Armani Stronger With You will see many resemblances here. Stronger With You has a similar ‘sweet yet mature’ scent DNA which invites people in closer. However, Azzaro The Most Wanted has more spice and less sweetness than that cologne. The Most Wanted is also more versatile, which I’ll be going over soon.
Although there are some similarities, Azzaro The Most Wanted is quite a departure from the rest of the Wanted line. The original Azzaro Wanted is more about fruity sweetness, whilst Azzaro Wanted by Night relies more on cinnamon and tobacco.
In summary, I consider this cologne to be sweet and spicy yet smooth, with a subtle woody undertone. It’s not overly complex and doesn’t need to be – these 3 accords are enough to form a likeable composition.
Projection and Longevity
My testing reveals respectable performance at this price point. I’ve found this cologne projects out 2 feet from my body for the first 2-3 hours. Additionally, it forms a moderate scent bubble and leaves a satisfying scent trail when I walk around. In total, I’ve concluded that it lasts for about 10+ hours on my skin.
Occasions and Versatility
The best times to wear The Most Wanted are at casual events, date nights, or clubbing. Additionally, it’s best worn during cooler or moderate weather days. If you really wanted to, I think you can get away with wearing it more widely than that. This is because it’s a safe fragrance – it’s not sickly sweet, nor is it too deep and dark.
Azzaro The Most Wanted has been well received in the fragrance community. Check out what this reviewer had to say:
Wonderful fragrance with great longevity. This one tops Wanted by Night for me, but they both have a place in my collection. Sweet, but not too sweet. The cardamom adds a nice spicy element.Fragrantica.com
Interestingly, Azzaro have also redesigned their standard bottle for The Most Wanted. Unlike the earlier two Azzaro fragrances, the bottle for this one is black. Furthermore, the bottle’s gun barrel has a matte black finish, as opposed to the previous silver. I find the new design quite understated yet appealing, an enticing change from the earlier bottles.
Azzaro The Most Wanted is my favourite flanker yet
Updated for 2022: Azzaro The Most Wanted is my favourite flanker in the Wanted range so far. It balances spice and sweetness well, projects nicely off the skin, and is applicable across a range of scenarios.