Genre: Woody Oriental
The top notes are perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of Silver Cologne: a very bright crisp citrus, some deeply indolic white flowers, and clear, dry incense. There’s a bit of the ripe animalic accord from Amouage Gold for Men as well, but in this instance it’s far more subdued and tightly integrated.
As the floral and animalic notes settle, Silver evolves into a somewhat herbal eau de Cologne structure with Amouage’s trademark “silver” frankincense layered on top. It’s far more wearable than the baroque Gold, but nowhere near as novel or complex as Amouage’s Dia or Jubilation XXV.
Like everything else from Amouage, Silver offers expansive sillage, though without the stupendous wallop that characterizes Gold. Silver’s drydown combines sweet balsamic notes, smooth woods, and a touch of creamy iris, and in line with the “cologne” designation, is far less tenacious than most of the other Amouage offerings I’ve tried. My final verdict is that while Silver Cologne is pleasant, wearable, and well made, it lacks the distinctiveness of the other Amouage scents – even the ones that I dislike.
A sharp,crisp tart animalic citrusy opening with the support of a background of flower from the Orange Blossom...rich felling of a citrus oil...reminds me of a powerhouse type opening of a classic fougere/chypre fragrance from the good old days (70's - 80's )...a very thick feeling scent...has a sense of class and elegance...this is an Amouage that I am comfortable wearing just about anywhere including the office...this has gotten me compliments...I have a lot of Amouage decants and splits but , so far, this is my only Amouage full bottle...Another thing I love about this fragrance is that it is one of those that to me has a very distinct top, middle, and base...It's like enjoying 3 different fragrances in one...First I get this nice citrus blast opening...then a nice floral bouquet for a while...and finally a nice smooth slightly resiny, slightly woody, slightly earthy drydown with just a touch of musky sweetness...One of Amouages more European/American than Oriental fragrances, but I like that there's different options in their line up...The way the flowers are presented in a rich but masculine way, and scent wise reminds me a lot of Givenchy Insense...a Citrusy/Flowery classic inspired chypre/fougere done with Amouage style and quality ingredients ( the kind that used to be in designer scents in the 70's and 80's )...
Not bad but not a must have...Ho Hum
Pros: Great Longevity
Overall Silver is a nice citrus musk with some woods. It also has a chypre style backbone but not a hard wear. Good longevity and sillage. Don't overspray.
17th May, 2013 (last edited: 22nd July, 2014)
The citrus in the opening and the bergamot freshness give way to a floral mix with a drydown that adds a bit of musk, quite some amber, wood and a not very exciting incense note. The blending is quite nice, but on me no interesting development follows over the respectable time of its longevity of five hours. So-so.