Lyric Woman (2008)
    by Amouage




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    Lyric Woman is a women's fragrance by Amouage. The scent was launched in 2008

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    $267.65*
    50ml EdP
    (*converted from GBP 160.00)

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    Way Off Scenter's avatar

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    Genre: Floral Oriental

    Amouage’s Lyric scents are one of those rare male-female pairs that actually amount to gender-adjusted versions of the same basic fragrance idea: in this case, a spicy, fruity rose on a base of woods and incense. As is often the case among such pairs, it is the female member that is the more daring and original. What separates Lyric Woman from Lyric Man are an enhanced vinous, jammy accent to the rose and a decadent, vaguely animalic, or even “meaty” accord buried underneath the incense and spices. Together these two olfactory elements lend Lyric Woman a degree of extra “kick” that’s missing in its mate. In broad terms, I’d characterize Lyric Woman as a spicy floral-oriental scent, one whose lineage would include Guerlain’s Nahéma and Caron’s Parfum Sacré. Lyric is not as fruity as Nahéma, but sweeter than Parfum Sacré, and its incense is softer, smoother, and more fully integrated.

    For all of its depth, I am surprised to find Lyric Woman relatively short-lived on my skin. Generous application might help, but as this is a far-reaching scent with ample sillage, and I’m not sure just how much I’d want to wear. Longevity aside, Lyric Woman is a compelling and seductive scent, superior, perhaps even as a masculine, to Lyric Man. Without doubt worth a try for lovers of rose scents and spicy orientals.

    19 June, 2014

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    Rose is a flower in the same way that sandalwood is a wood, and vanilla is the spice.  Each is so definitive of its category, that it supersedes the classification. Due to this star quality rose tends to be difficult to hide.  The only reason this predicament isn't a problem is that as a rule, nobody wants to hide the rose. 

    But if you are a perfumer, there is another nagging problem with the rose: the beauty dilemma. The scent of rose is beautiful. So what?  What do you do with the rose?  After the the soliflor, the rose chypre, the bouquet, the amber-rose, the rose-oud, the thorny rose--what do you do?  Lyric Woman finds a new role for rose. It's not just the rose with a different costume and a new score. Rose isn't the star. In Lyric, rose is the narrator. 

    Lyric has an awful lot packed into it, yet it doesn't come off as overburdened. The Rose serves to temper the experience from the fireworks of bergamot in the topnotes through the spicy heart, to the resinous-rose finale. The rose mediates the huge cast of other notes, and the perfume feels lighter than you would expect.  No less potent, simply not so demanding.  The basenotes are a pleasant surprise. The rose-frankincense pairing apparent from the very start of the perfume remains to the end, but there's a savory, nutty quality as well that suggests sandalwood or saffron. Exciting ride, soft landing.

    From a perfume producer from a land of a multi-millennial tradition of rose-incense pairings come this little twist. We've seen all the ingredients before, but it's a new recipe. 

    18 June, 2014

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    Lush dark roses, indolic muguet, dusty wood spices, sweetly fragrant incense. That's probably half the tale for this enchanting storyteller doesn't reveal the plot in a single wear. Lyric is an opulently gilded rose oriental, straight out of the pages of A Thousand and One Nights.

    01st June, 2014

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    Superb floral opening, thick, dense, powerful, overwhelming, with rich rose notes, so rich they're almost syrupy, oriental and spicy, on a shady and dark woody base. A classic chypre with an exotic-oriental twist, a powdery musky feel and a slight salty note which gives the scent a sensual carnality. Then it slowly blossoms and opens in a breezy, invigorating balsamic vortex on woody notes, always with a heart of tasty rose and a counter-chorus of resinous notes, on a deep base which smells almost like castoreum, also with a pleasant earthy-green fresh accord which gets bolder as minutes pass. At the same time, from the base obscurity it emerges a vanilla-talcum dusty accord which becomes a soft "pillow" for the central sensual accord of rose, spices and woods. With a perfect tiny hint of patchouli which gives just the right amount of heartiness. Words fail a bit; it's a real symphony of notes, there's quite many, in many directions, and with many nuances, all perfectly harmonized with the rose-centered bone structure. A great and sumptuous harmony. Elegant, rich, perfectly-executed, aerial and dimensional, imaginative and evocative, totally addictive, with just the right sillage that accompanies every movement you make, like music in a musical, and the right persistence. The drydown lasts for ages in a cozy, soft, nostalgic silky accord of flowers and delicate, warm vanilla notes. Still a bit overpriced, but a great scent for sure.

    8,5/10

    11th May, 2014

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    Nothing special

    It opens up with Cardamom Ylang Ylang, and Pine wood. Sort of sharp, some describe as sour. I don't get much rose, or it is blended in the other notes Incense and sandalwood make a dry-down appearance.

    19 July, 2013

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    Rose scents normally don't like me. They reveal my age faster than my under-eye wrinkles--transporting me into "little old lady" status far too soon. Regardless, I continue to sample them with hope and longing.

    Amouage Lyric is the sole example of a beautiful rose that works positively with my body chemistry. (Ormonde Jayne's Ta'if almost works) Although it starts off with an alarming screech on my skin, within ten minutes it begins to calm into a sensual, spicy, woody rose that is absolutely beautiful. Lyric isn't linear...the rose, woods, orris that dominate on my skin float in and out with the hint of spices that start out strong then settle in to a complementary role. Divine!

    Amouge scents are so luxurious and monied that, whether you like the scent or not, you can't help but appreciate the very obvious quality of the juice.

    31st March, 2013

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