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Tribute Attar (2009)
by Amouage


Tribute Attar information

Year of Launch2009
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 132 votes)

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About Tribute Attar

Tribute Attar is a shared / unisex perfume by Amouage. The scent was launched in 2009

Reviews of Tribute Attar

Stardate 20171115:

I was looking forward to this. I think my expectations were way too high as this did not meet them.
Smoke and cedar without the dryness. And after a while rose shows up.
A very well constructed attar but I do not feel the urge to wear it. No chemistry with me.

16th November, 2017
Prepare to have your head snap back and eyes to roll.
Totally Masculine,Dark, Smokey Incensed, chewable Leather animalic backbone. Reminiscent to Leather Oud.
The Rose emerges slowly from the pouch laced with Saffron tea and Jasmine refined Petroleum. Patchouli and Ganja swirl around to come off as a slightly sweetened Aromatic Tobacco. Vetiver adds a Peppery textured background.
If this sounds simple, the perfume is not.
It is rich with the nuances of first class ingredient, exploding in slow motion with a feel of pure Silk.

Opens with a Camphourous Patchouli. Otherwise almost identical, Masculine Smokey Silk.
27th August, 2017 (last edited: 28th August, 2017)
So thanks to a fellow awesome basenoter here, I finally got my hands on this ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE! As good as advertised, period. There is a totally authentic, and high quality middle eastern vibe from the very beginning. Some spicy, dark frankincense and just a hint of soapy clean to it, possibly from the jasmine combined with something. And one of the best parts is there is no dominating rose smell at all, but it can be picked up if you're looking for it! There is some patchouli that lingers around, but it is done in the best way possible. Patchouli is almost always overdone and too strong, but not here, it's blended in beautifully! It is just very well balanced and complex. As others have mentioned, Tribute is extremely strong and also lasts forever. You only need to use a little bit at a time, which works since the price tag is so hefty. Even with the high price, I find it very worth the money, and I'm by no means wealthy. Top 3 of any fragrance I've ever gotten my nose on!
23rd August, 2017
The holy grail of incense and rose!
Simple, quality, dark, smoky, musky, peppery, elegant ...these are thing that comes to my mind when I'm smelling this.
The opening of this fragrance is a semi sweet, semi fresh musky rose along with noticeable amount of incense right beside it. rose is kind of fresh here but not very fresh and watery that remind you of rose petals or rose water. it's darker than that. I can clearly smell musk as well that gives rose a semi sweet, musky and mellow dirty animalic feel and finally incense has a bitter and ash-tray kind of aura that makes the opening darker.

As time passes by, after about 2-3 minutes rose goes in the background while scent gets smokier because of stronger incense and kind of peppery because of spices. to be honest I'm not getting tobacco in this fragrance. only incense with touch of leather but definitely no tobacco!
The mid as I described above is a dry, smoky (not in your face type of smoke!) and peppery incense with touch of semi sweet, mellow animalic musk and some rose completely in the background that just mellow things down a little bit. I didn't get major changes till the end.
Projection on my skin is moderate and above average but not very strong and beast mode. longevity is pretty good and I'm getting around 10 hours out of it.
It's a great scent and definitely masculine and formal but the price tag is ridiculous!

P.S: It doesn't smell like David Yurman Limited Edition. no way! maybe the same vibe in general but definitely not the same smell.
22nd March, 2016
Holy smokes! Tribute is as impressive as everyone says it is. It is an equal amount of leather and smoke, mixed with cedar, rose, and vetiver. Dark and smoldering at first, it goes on with the acrid tang of freshly billowing smoke from the priest's censer. The leather note is dark but supple and so smoothly folded into the smoke notes that it takes your nose a while to separate what is smoke and what is leather. The opening is quite pungent, but also beautiful, in that harsh, angular way that phenolic scents often are. The smoke is similar to that in Bois d'Ascese and Jeke, in character if not form, with Tribute's smoke more tightly woven into the other notes.

Although the smoke and leather notes continue on for quite a while, the middle section of the scent comes to the fore and you start to notice the different smokey woods (cedar mostly), roots (vetiver), and leaves (patchouli) jostling around for your attention. The woods/roots/leaves have a resinous quality to them, but also a dry, smoked quality. Fascinating. But then I asked my husband to take a sniff, and he recoiled, spluttering, "Oh God, that is terrible" When I asked him to describe what he smelled, he went down to his wardrobe and brought up these wooden balls he had bought to scent his clothes drawers - "It smells like this," he said, "Raw wood and nothing else. And not a fancy schmancy wood like sandalwood, either, something more common", which I took to mean cedar (I mean, what else could it be?) Don't know why I am including this anecdote except to say that it gave me pause for thought. Sometimes, you just have to listen to the common man, ya know?

Anyway, I loved the way Tribute slowly but surely shed its tough outer layers of smoke and leather to reveal a fleshy, tender rose. I started to pick up more on the dusty, slightly medicinal note of saffron too. Underneath, vetiver continued to provide a resinous, rooty and masculine base for the wonderful rose. I found Tribute to be fascinating, beautiful, and complex. But I could never lust after a perfume that not only is far beyond the reach of my wallet but also disgusts my husband. So, for me, a pleasurable sampling that will go no further than that.
19th August, 2014
Genre: Leather

When Tribute was announced I wondered how much it would resemble its predecessor, Homage. After all both are attars centered on frankincense and rose Taifi, and how much range for variation could there be? Plenty, as it turns out. Tribute bears no resemblance to Homage whatsoever. In fact, it doesn’t smell a whole lot like anything else in the Amouage line, despite employing several house standard ingredients. Whereas Homage is all about rose - seasoned, to be sure, with oudh, citrus, and frankincense - Tribute’s rose is not immediately apparent to me. Instead, Tribute opens on a grimly mesmerizing accord of intensely smoky leather, frankincense, and dry, bitter saffron. It’s at once craggy, gaunt, and otherworldly. It’s also completely devoid of the decadent, plush, floral texture familiar from so many other Amouage scents.

Thought the saffron bows out fairly quickly, the smoke, charred leather and incense remain in place, supported as Tribute develops by a potent, dry, earthy vetiver. Once the vetiver materializes, Tribute begins to echo, (albeit at a distance,) the equally austere charred leather and vetiver accord at the heart of Vero Kern’s weird and magnificent Onda. What distinguishes Tribute from that worthy antecedent is the exquisite rose and jasmine accord that follows the vetiver to the surface. While rose is the star performer in several Amouage scents, including Lyric Man, Lyric Woman, and Homage, here it plays an ensemble role, weaving through Tribute’s structure to wrap all the smoke and ash in a luxuriant, soft floral blanket. The somber mood established at the start remains intact, but it is softened, elevated, and rendered more complex and full by the rich floral embroidery.

Tribute mellows very slowly on my skin, as the gradually dispelling smoke and tar reveal more of the floral components. After an hour or two of wear, Tribute acquires an added layer of complexity with the emergence of a deep, rounded pipe tobacco note. As the tobacco note swells, its inherent warmth transforms Tribute incrementally from austere to comforting. This transformation transpires over the course of perhaps eight hours, during which Tribute exhibits considerable strength, though like many attars and oils, it wears relatively close. While it does not fill the room, anyone who enters your personal space will perceive it quite clearly. The extended drydown of tobacco, vetiver, and animalic leather lingers for hours as a warm, tightly enveloping skin scent.

Whereas quite a few men have expressed anxiety over wearing the conspicuously floral Homage and Gold Men in public, Tribute offers no grounds for trepidation. In fact, Tribute is a far less “pretty” composition than Gold, Homage, or any other Amouage scent I know, and for that reason I particularly enjoy it. I certainly find it easier than several of the others to wear.
06th July, 2014

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