What do you think of this one? Casual or formal? Age? Sillage/longevity?
What do you think of this one? Casual or formal? Age? Sillage/longevity?
I have own this scent for some while now, and this is a fragrance for my taste! Rich, refined, luxurious, with excellent sillage and longevity. Brimful with lots of quality ingredients. When I wear a nice white shirt and tie + Amouage Silver, I always get that "elegant gentleman" feeling. This is a fragrance in the classic/conservative fragrance-family, and it`s perfect as a formal evening scent. I think It`s more spicy than the description point to, and IMO it`s the most underrated Amouage fragrance. It`s my second favorite, after Dia.
i am happy for u that u finally discovered it's magic :)
it is the only masculine white flowers perfumes with elegance and richness that i know.
sorry to say, but this is my least favorite of all the men's Amouage fragrance....
I think it's an incredible fragrance. So crisp, sharp, elegant, and very masculine. If I were 50 years old Amouage Silver might be my most worn scent.
It has a cumin note, and that is the only part of it I don't like. But the cool, clean floral notes, and the fresh notes in it are wonderful. It is Ciel man's father, imo.
I think it'll work both for formal occasion and, being fresh, for casual ones. I must say I find silver somewhat uncomfortable. There's clearly one of these fresh metallic notes that dominate most other "sporty" stuff, so you expect it to fall into these chemical nightmares at any time. And yet, it never does, the natural flowery elements always manage to dominate. Still, for me it's like walking on the edge of a cliff, or, more appropriately, having a sharp silver sword hanging on one's head. For this reason, impressive.
But if anybody does like fresh metallic, this is by far the best one around.
Is a Fantastic and Nice fragrance ! I have this one ... the first times I wear was very nice apealing ,
now I only like it if I wear only one spray ( one spray enough for 3 hours ) .
Silver is easily the most flexible Amouage scent. Its probably my favorite to wear, because its suitable for just about any occasion. Top notch fragrance...Hopefully it stays underrated
Wasn't impressed with this at all.
"cumin"? "not impressed"? - oh I think you guys need to try it again...
exotic in the opening with a heavenly comforting drydown ...one thing I feel very confident saying about it is that there's nothing else remotely similar.
where Amouage gets the "sporty" designation i don't know.
Silver Cologne outclasses 98.6% of what's out there! especially if you value originality and a spectacularly seductive drydown
I can sympathize with the person who groups it with dia as the top 2 amouage
Love the scent, but it's so strong. You have to really go easy on application honestly.
I have to admit it, this has been a real grower for me. I dismissed it early on... not as mediocre in quality, but for the class of fragrance it represents. I did a full range test of Amouage (including attars and a few in the women's line that were getting some attention as masculines), and Silver simply lacked the opulence found elsewhere in the line (and expected at this price point). So once again - not an issue of quality, just one of categorization.
However, I actually really like it now, having developed more of an appreciation for it as a less ballistic version of gold, which I could never want to wear (yes, the floral and powdery qualities of Silver shine over the fresh qualities - and the dry-down, as mentioned above, is heavenly).
With that said, I don't particularly have the same taste as others who like it. Just to gauge my interests, my top amouage non-attars are Memoir, Jubilation, and Epic (Moth man and woman). I find Dia absolutely boring (preferring any Tauer, or the tribute attar, perhaps a Lutens for my fix of dry smoking woods), and equate Reflection to Vicks Vaporub.
Amouage seems to want to promote DIA as the "day wear" for the client who would dare their GOLD for more formal occasions. Strange, as I tend to think of SILVER as the less formal sibling of GOLD, though agreeing that it would be as comfortable in formal attire as in jeans.
Definitely man. I rock Silver with jeans and a tee at least once a week. Gold is too over-the-top for daily use, but it would be perfect for a special occasion. I've found Opus 3 to be the perfect substitute for Gold
I am an American living and working in Oman, and I have been following Amouage since it was a tiny little enterprise run out of what appeared to be someone's garage. Lyric is and has been a revelation to me, and I find Memoir quite amazing as well.
That being said, I find Silver very strange, and I almost regretting buying it now (why I bought a bottle when I could merely have taken 5 or 6 samples to try is anyone's guess :undecided:). I used it yesterday, spraying it three times on my chest...nowhere else. Though I had tried it on my wrist in the boutique before buying, and found it alluring, this time the smell was overpowering and almost soapy (I'm new to this, so forgive me if I use words that are rather generic).
After reading this thread, I realize I should have only used one spray at most, but I still find the florals to overshadow everything else. The smell is like powder and soap mixed together with an explosion of frankincense, and I detected none of the bergamot, orange blossom or mandarin.
Am I doing something wrong, or is Silver simply over-the-top and a fragrance one must use with great care and sparingly?
There's a lot of heliotrope in Silver Man and it gives the scent a soapy/powdery clean feeling. Underneath it all is a nice bright frankincense, but I too wish they would have dialed back the florals just a tad.
Not to my taste unfortunately, finding it harsh, very loud and far too floral.
In addition, I detect no spice at all in this.
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I also have to retract my earlier statement in the thread that there's too much heliotrope here. I think that's what really makes the scent unique. I think I might have had some anosmia issues with the frankincense and other sour notes that balance the heliotrope, because now I find the balance absolutely phenomenal. I find this far more unique and interesting than the much more highly lauded Dia.
In opposition to many others, I get huge longevity and projection from Silver. 2 sprays in the morning, and still clearly noticeable in the evening. A very refined scent from Amouage that deserves more attention.
The first few times I tested this one I dismissed it. I've sampled Silver a few more times this week and it's going onto my buy list. For some reason after sampling everything I could get my hands on from this house the ones I loved are the little discussed here on basenotes. Gold, Silver, and Dia are all fantastic while the rest including the Library Collection don't work for me.
I have revisited Silver a few times since my original assessment, and my opinion has changed a bit. I don't know if my nose has become accustomed, but I don't perceive a strong metallic impression anymore. There is still some metal, but well balanced. Excellent longevity. And still clearly the richness and complexity of old style Amouage Becoming one of my favorites.
I also had the chance to test the original vintage. Which is even richer, more complex, less metallic. But the differences are small - so for once something that's close to the original. (That said, the new one I tested is pre 2010 - as with many Amouages, this is no guarantee that the perfume is still the same in 2013)
The old classics (Gold woman and Ubar, in much smaller part Gold man and Silver) are slightly different in their pre-2000 formulation, but the new ones were close. Then around 2010 it seems some Amouages (for women, I haven't heard reports for men) underwent more structural reformulations.
Silver is a fantastic cologne.
I resmelled Silver a couple of weeks ago, and indeed it has been reformulated (more than once). The sample I have from 4-5 years ago is gorgeous, complex, and I can see how it can be defined classic. Then what I smelled in a store a couple of years ago was a simple clean neroli. What I smelled two weeks ago is not what it was 5 years ago, but it is much better than a couple of years back. It's more modern (ie cleaner and simpler) and with some fruits (but not sweet). It does last well.