Azzaro's new scent will take you around the world

Azzaro's new scent will take you around the world

Under the pole

Text: Renée Batchelor

Find out how Azzaro's Chrome Under the Pole was inspired by a family's legendary adventure

What would you do if you could achieve anything? For one pair of adventurers, French scientists and explorers Ghislain Bardout and Emmanuelle Périé-Bardout, their dream was to undertake an expedition that pushed the human limits of undersea exploration. The married couple have even taken their two children with them on their three-year adventure spanning 2017 to 2020, where they will lead a team of divers and scientists in a round-the-world expedition on the WHY polar schooner in order to further discover the biodiversity of the ocean. The WHY will be travelling from the Arctic (via Polynesia) and all the way to the Antartic. 

Ghislan Bardout and his son

To mark this momentous journey, Azzaro has created 'Under The Pole' a limited edition scent that embodies the freshness and derring-do of this expedition. Coincidentally, Loris Azarro, the founder of the brand, dedicated the original Chrome scent to his grandson, in the same vein in which the Bardouts are passing on ther passion for exploration to their children. The scent was suitably influenced by the unique sights, sounds and sensations experienced in the polar regions and the bottle is even shaped like an iceberg.

While the emblem of Chrome fragrances is a woody citrus accord, this edition has a strong aquatic theme — its alcohol content is replaced by water making the scent unerringly fresh. In fact, the fresh accord mimics the biting polar winds once it is worn on the skin, while the bergamot top note adds instant energy to the fragrance. A transparent musk note reveals a masculine heart, while the base note of yerba mate blends with the smoky citrus to create an invigorating juice that is aquatic, woody and green all at once. Intrigued? Try this directly on your skin for a closer whiff, and perhaps you'll catch a bit of that adventurous spirit.

Azzaro Chrome Under The Pole

$120 for 100ml. Available at major department stores

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