Tom Ford Azuree Body Oil Review
Meet my newest love.
It is the new Tom Ford Azuree body oil from Estee Lauder. I knew I was going to be a goner when I started to read the raves on Makeupalley and the other blogs.
I am a fan of beach inspired scents. My most treasured fragrance decant is CSP's Vanille Frangipane. When Luckyscent finally received their shipment of full sized bottles of Monyette Paris I squealed. Then I scrambled to order a bottle before they sold out. I am a proud owner of Michael Stars's fragrance.
So I fancy myself an expert when it comes to a well executed beach scent.
The Azuree Body Oil is a modern interpretation of the 1969 original. The updated version is "built around a tiare milk accord that comprises Tahitian gardenia petals mixed with coconut and orange blossoms and warmed with vetiver, sandalwood and myrrh." The tropical gardenia note is very creamy with crisp orange blossoms. The vetiver is very green and fresh. The original fragrance had fresh citrus and floral notes with a heart of basil and spearmint and a drydown of oak moss and deep woods.
All the packaging for the collection is the famous Estee Blue. It is an "iconic aqua shade that Estee herself used in the 60's and 70's". Tom Ford stated he "wanted to exaggerate that cartouche [the stylized gold logo that Lauder products carried in the Sixties and Seventies]. I loved that Estée created this mythical place, Azurée, by combining an idea of the Côte d'Azur with her name. It's hysterical and wonderful". I love the retro look. I am a collector of vanity items so it is always wonderful when companies give extra care to the packaging of their products.
So you are wondering how this compares to other tropical oils out there. It rivals and beats them. I just purchased the new Nars oil for around $60. I keep reaching for the $28.50 Lauder.
This is my answer. It is a wonderful summer scent, gives a great sheen to the body and the price can not be beat.
In fact....it is a steal.
Available where Estee Lauder products are sold.
Make sure to read Victoria's wonderful review of the scent at Bois de Jasmin http://boisdejasmin.typepad.com/_/2006/05/azuree_tom_ford.html
photo from neiman marcus/quotes from the article Tom Ford's Getaway written by Julie Naughton and Pete Born.
Disclosure: A press sample of this product was provided by Estee Lauder