It's interesting how different our noses and perceptions are because in my humble opinion this is a much better perfume than original Amarige.
I love the way this fragrance evolves seamlessly from the citrus opening notes to floral heart which is spiked with just the right amount of cinnamon; but my favourite part is the dry down, it is very warm and sensual, with a powdery undertone and I can almost swear I smell vanilla too.
On me this fragrance is very rich and feminine and in no way synthetic.
The lasting power is phenomenal; this fragrance lasted for hours and I could still faintly smell it after washing the dishes. Wow! This perfume deserves respect. Definitely one of my new favourites.
Far too strong and sweet to be a winner for me. Goes on with fruity notes (I didn't detect any citrus, as another reviewer mentioned) but settles into the usual cloying floraly-musky that I so have found in so many scents I don't like.
AMARIGE MARIAGE features a nondescript white floral that's barely indolic, tempered somewhat by magnolia's citrus-like softness, yet compliments the spice-tinted wood of the star player, cinnamon. I am a sucker for cinnamon bark scents so it's hardly surprising I find this enjoyable. But the drydown to soft patchouli-laced benzoin sweetness is just as equally agreeable.
While not particularly arresting as a fragrance, I can't help but admire this very lack of pretense. There is a blissful contentment about it that puts me at ease and makes it a warm, rather comforting day fragrance.
Top: Sicilian bitter orange, Calabrian bergamot
Middle: magnolia, Egyptian jasmine, cinnamon bark
Base: benzoin, sandalwood, patchouli
Took a chance and bought this (untried) for $20 at TJ Maxx. No buyers remorse at all. It's not a fragrance renders me speechless and transported to another world (my holy grail standard). But it is the first Givenchy scent I would prefer to wear in the daytime.
I think this is a nice feminine fragrance. Starts with citrus and floral notes. The citrus bows out and a nice cinnamon comes in. Eventually this is joined by vanilla, and yes, the creamy floral notes remain. A delicious smelling feminine!