SEE BOTTOM OF REVIEW! Reformulation alert!!!
(2009 production)Quality, quality, quality!!
This is as prefume should be and reminds me of much of the old stuff in my collection, not smell wise but in roundness, warmth and rich complexity.
I was wandering round the perfume hall in Selfridges and had just left the Tom Ford counter having smelt and tried Tuscan leather again and once more walked away without it. It just kept missing something to my mind. (The leather and smoke were just too prominent which generaly means that they will not last long.) Anyway, going past the Amouage counter, for fun I thought I would smell the one that reminds me of a farm yard and try to imagine someone wanting to smell like that and picked up Tribute instead.
A thick warm smoked rose hit my nose and conjoured pictures of smart bird like women from the 1950's, all dressed in Hardy Amies and Jacques Fath suits, gloves and crocodile bags who smelt of Dumaurier cigarettes and rose perfume! Wonderfull!
I put a bit on and went home. I was expecting it to fade and lose the smoke ending up as the tom Ford one does, a sweet rasberry fruit bit of bordom, BUT NO!!!
I kept on getting whiffs of it from my wrist through out the evening as it grew and developed into a warm soft strong rose and francincence wonder! This is as good as it gets I thought!
The next day it was still there even after a bath so I thought "blow the cost" and got some.
Any regrets? None. Each time I wear it people ask what I am wearing. I have even had a barman remark on it!! Whoever composed this is a genius of the old school form of perfumery.
They have screwed it up!!! I have just got a new (my 4th!!) bottle and discovered it is NOT the same, it has been reformulated....!
I adored this fragrance. It was everything I love. Rose, tobacco, incense, smoke, the lot!
It is still strong and rosey but now hollow and thinner. The colour is darker and not as viscous as before.
WHY???? It was luxurious, brilliant and divine. It is now cheaper, thinner with a rasping quality.
REALLY, REALLY, PISSED OFF AND UPSET!!!