Neutral Reviews of Honour Man by Amouage

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    Kain's avatar
    Iran Iran

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    This is a nice fragrance.
    At the opening you can smell the signature of many Amouage fragrances Incense note, mixed with huge blast of pepper.
    The incense note smell herbal with powdery feeling.
    There is a fresh citrusy note at the opening as well.
    I know there is no citruses in the notes but I can feel some kind of tart and fresh citrusy scent. something like grapefruit that fades away after just a few minutes.
    There is a floral note from geranium and a little bit of sweetness, but they are mostly in the background.
    Very complex scent.
    There is no too much changes in the mid.
    In the mid, the pepper note settles down and you will get a little more sweetness and a little stronger geranium note.
    The incense note with powdery feeling still standing strong and you can easily feel it.
    In the base you will get a smooth, warm and sweet (not very sweet) ambery scent with some incense, pepper and geranium in the background.
    The scent has a light soapy feeling as well.
    It's not a very daring and different scent but something that I really like about this fragrance is the complexity of the scent.
    Projection is really good and longevity is around 8-10 hours.

    23 December, 2013

    Francolino's avatar
    Italy Italy

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    nothing particualry enthralling but nice in the Amouage tradition

    18 October, 2012

    alfarom's avatar
    Italy Italy

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    A spicy-woody geranium. We could talk for hours about Honour Man but, to me, this is just a decent spicy woody geranium.

    It opens with a well orchestrated blend of pepper (pink and black) that results quite interesting expecially if compared to other more popular deliveries in the same vein. It speaks clealry and says: "this is how we do it". Nutmeg makes it appearance right away providing even more complexity to the countless nouances of the opening. So far, so good...

    Suddendly, a bold geranium note joined by a massive woody vetiver base break in and, together with the usual smoky cedarwood-frankincense signature, lead the fragrance towards a more conventional territory. In this phase (which is the main part of the fragrance), Honour Man is still incredibly pleasant but it fails in originality and overall quality. Think about Kenzoair (pepper-vetiver), Encre Noir (Iso E Super and vetiver), CDG2Man (smoky and fresh incense), Sel De Vetiver (vetiver and geranium) and Sycomore (incense and vetiver) and you'll get an idea.

    Downline: Honour Man smells pretty darn good but for the same price of 50ml you can get 200ml of Sycomore. How it sounds?

    Recent reformulations and some of the newest releases made me think they're trying to "standardize" their fragrances at Amouage.

    22 April, 2012

    surge's avatar
    United States United States

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    I don't get this just smells like nothing I've ever smelled before, but not in a good way. It's very heavy (notewise) and you think it would project and stand out, but it doesn't.

    It just feels like there's something a note that stands out above all else I guess and brings this fragrance to life. I just don't get a "finished" scent with this.

    Luckyscent lists the note breakdown as:

    Pink pepper, black pepper, geranium, elemi, nutmeg, patchouli, frankincense, cedarwood, vetiver, tonka bean, musk

    I get pepper and nutmeg, and very little incense, and extremely light musk in the base. No cedar, tonka bean, or anything even close to patchouli.

    No thumbs down because it's easy to wear, however no thumbs up because it's expensive as heck and I really don't enjoy it all that much.

    24 March, 2012

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