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Jubilation XXV (2007)
by Amouage

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Jubilation XXV information

Year of Launch2007
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 812 votes)

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HouseAmouage
PerfumerBertrand Duchaufour

About Jubilation XXV

Jubilation XXV is a masculine fragrance by Amouage. The scent was launched in 2007 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour

Reviews of Jubilation XXV

Finally bought a bottle blind on ebay (magnetic cap). Not much to add to other reviews: I love the incense/smoke/amber; I was expecting something louder, it’s rather discreet; The sweet opening notes (plum?) don’t last very long. My girlfriend likes to bury her face in my chest when I wear it. Pretty happy with the purchase but not overwhelmed.
12th November, 2018
Amouage's Jubilation XXV is an eagerly awaited scent for me to check out. Based on the HUGE list of notes in the fragrance triangle and the many positive reviews, I just had to check this one out for myself.

It starts out really, really reminding me of Mediterraneum (now owned by Versace) and YSL's Opium for Men: A bracing spicy, aromatic fougere full of character and constantly in motion. Jubilation XXV doesn't sit still, getting darker, smoother, and a bit unpredictable. As it is, it has an old-school quality to it, meant for more mature and acculturated wearers not afraid to exude a loud, ever-changing cologne. Davana herbal essence remains present from start to finish, lending a decidedly long-lasting Asian Indian touch.

Overall, it is sweet, spicy, moderately floral, woody, and full of earthiness and animalic charm. Not for the meek inexperienced wearer, IMO! I personally MAY wear it for more formal occasions in cooler seasons, although in my large collection I can find several others that may be more suited for my tastes.
18th August, 2018 (last edited: 19th August, 2018)
The opening almost failed me because of the sweetness (think A*Men), then the drydown came to the rescue. Very sophisticated and classy indeed. It almost overwhelmed any other perfume putted beside, truly a fit for the "king". I tested it alongside Dia Man and this Jubilation XXV is easier to wear and more crowd-pleasing. The hype is real with this perfume, however, it is not as classy as others, for example, Royal Oud. Nevertheless, a big thumb up (if you can find a deal).

8.5/10
16th August, 2018
A pretty, little fragrance that goes totally unisex from my perspective. It whispers - never gets loud. Sweet and ambery at first. Musky, as in earth or freshly turned dirt. Honeyed, incense vibe. It has both an oriental and middle eastern flair in the middle notes. It mellows, with its musk and a breath of immortelle for base notes. It is one of the least "sensually dangerous" Amouage offerings I've sampled.
16th July, 2018
I don't venture into the realms of the niche very often outside my beloved barbershop houses, but this is mainly because I'd rather spend the same money on a nice vintage. It's not that I discredit niche perfumers, as many of them are the same ones who make designer and drugstore scents for their respective clients, it's just the most-commonly-found niche marketing outside artisinal houses revolves around the associated prestige and not the perfume, pushing the concept of "you get what you pay for" or "you're worth it", and I am at odds with that since many of these creations have comparable performance or style to their "lower caste" competitors, not to mention that the culture of elitism that is engendered by the fans of houses marketing ego or conspicuous consumption is off-putting. Without going on too much of a tangent, it's the same thing found in car culture (import vs. domestic, luxury vs sport etc.), and gamer culture (PC master race vs console kiddie etc.), so it's more or less the reinforcement of Human nature's banal side, and I'm not spending MY cash on that without notable exception. With that having been said, some houses do seem to be worth their salt both in style and quality materials, since a perfumer, regardless of their past client portfolio, will ultimately do better if given a larger pool of resources and have less restraints placed on their realization of a theme tasked to them, which was the original point of niche houses in the beginning. I feel Amouage, a company that literally sprang into existence under request of an Omani sultan to mix Middle-Eastern perfume themes with Western artistry and methods, gets this point, especially since their creations usually transcend trend and time, pulling from ideas past and present. Plus, their fragrances are 2 to 3 times the average designer, but not the price of a used Toyota, actually backing up that price with their objective performance quality (albeit that means powerhouses galore). On this note, it must be said that like most niche scents, Amouage Jubilation XXV (2007) is not for everyone, as it's a strong oud-anchored chypre with the sharp labdanum normally found in the base of most chypres actually a top note here, giving it an instantly piercing quality not unlike an old-school leather. The neat thing is, there's no leather note here, so this is more or less a leather-inspired non-leather interpretation of the leather chypre style, with a true ambergris note (real or synthetic is unknown) in place of the generic "amber" note most commonly found.

That isn't to say this is super masculine, just very gasoline-sharp, and a love-or-hate thing which will appeal more to incense fragrance fans. I personally love a good sharp tradition oakmoss and leather chypre, as they cut well through the cold air where even the deepest of orientals fail, but also aren't spicy enough to feel stuffy in warmer weather. Jubilation XXV doesn't have oakmoss anymore than it has a leather note, and isn't terribly versatile despite possessing some of those qualities, as it simply is too aggressive for hot weather unless that's your aesthetic, but it's good for at least two thirds of the year. There's a whole toolbox of notes in this you can read elsewhere, so the fundamental accords to me are the aforementioned labdanum in the top, saddled with coriander, orange, blackberry, and a strong church incense note. The middle is a supporting player here, with honey, a bay rum one-two of bay leaf and clove, plus some Bulgarian rose (as opposed to the usual Turkish) to give it a lightness it otherwise wouldn't possess in such company. The drydown stage is as muscular as the opening however, with patchouli, opoponax, cedarwood, musk, immortelle, with a massive Iso E Super dose and the aforementioned ambergris/oud as the animalic elements. It's mature while still modern, and feels like a lighter, more tolerable precursor to Christian Dior Leather Oud (2010), and can actually be had for less if you don't mind a tester. I like Jubilation XXV because it smashes together very dirty base notes with very loud dry top notes, sandwiching the more delicate aspects in the middle to give it sophistication with strength. Jubilation XXV is a paradox with it's church incense elements mixed with it's virile underpinnings, it's gilded sheen with it's musty underbelly, and is like a devout clergyman with a hidden fetish he keeps from his congregation lest he lose his cloth. This all may have been the intent of perfumer Bertrand Duchafour (known for working mostly with niche houses anyway), or just happenstance observation informed from my own personal background, but it's my take nonetheless. Jubilation XXV is a legitimate oud perfume from the Middle East made by a Western perfumer in the Western style, not one made by a Western house through imitation, and the kind that could only be possible on a niche budget, which is to say it's existence is completely justified in my opinion.

What you take away from Jubilation XXV is entirely up to you. Many call it intentionally dated, or think it's a grand composition fit for esoteric kings of ancient times, or some other kind of grandiose nonsensical thing, and they're not any more right or wrong than me. Is it particularly jubilant? Well, no.. not exactly. I feel as the male counterpart to the lighter and more-balanced Jubilation 25 (2007), which itself was an homage to the traditional Guy Robert-penned chypre which served as the house debut (Amouage Gold from 1983), that Jubilation XXV does the best it can by "manning up" the formula of perfumer Lucas Sieuzac (who made Jubilation 25) but at the ironic cost of using synthetics itself due to that gargantuan Iso E note. For the strictly gender-adhering male connoisseur of fragrance, this is a good higher-end option if loud, virile incense and oud juices are your thing, but for somebody caring less about what sex a scent is marketed towards, I feel Jubilation 25 is a better all-around smell capable of being worn by anyone. This isn't saying that Jubilation XXV is too macho, it's just too shrill in places where Jubilation 25 is not, although it's only a small penalty deduction on the overall score because Jubilation XXV is still great. If I want a full leather oud kick-in-the-ass, I'll just go full-tilt with the later Christian Dior Leather Oud, but Jubilation XXV presents a similar theme with less of the extreme. As it stands, Jubilation XXV is a really nice scent, long lasting, with sillage just under screaming, and a multicultural take on the powerhouses of old. Also of note, Jubilation XXV is actually one of the least-flirtateous oud perfumes in the Amouage line thanks to the incense, and one of the few places a man can get his immortelle fix outside an old bottle of Guerlain Coriolan (1998). I do detect an odd ghost note that reminds me of Sea Breeze astringent in places only at the beginning, but I think that's more my scent memory than the fragrance so again, only a small penalty deduction. Jubilation XXV is definitely a test first kind of juice, but if anything I've said sounds like a selling point, by all means give it a go. I'm certainly glad I did.
28th March, 2018 (last edited: 23rd November, 2018)
Jubilation XXV straddles the line of modern and mature. The opening is smokey-orangey-incense. Later you get more incense with woods. Reminds me of Mr Blass by Bill Blass.

I get all day longevity with good projection.
25th February, 2018

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