Originally Posted by Ozjon701
Memoir and Epic are my favorites from the line but XXV is terrific too. I have no longevity problems and am light on the trigger. Like SOS said I think the trick is don't overspray.
Yeah, I typically wear my fragrances very lightly -- almost never more than 1 spray (I actually prefer to apply less than that, which typically is best done either via tester sprayer or sample vial). Of course, that method resulted in a virtual non-experience of Jubilation so with each wearing onward I'd gradually apply slightly more until I ran through my first sample and was on to my 2nd sample. Then yesterday at the Perfume House I sprayed it directly (from the actual bottle, not sampler) and same result.
So I just woke up this morning and before running across the streets to get my Starbucks I dabbed on a tiny bit more of jubilation.. just a barely-there smell as usual. Arrive at Starbucks, before I can even order my barista goes "oh my god, is that you? (she leans in and sniffs) wow what is that called?! that smells AMAZING!" probably the most enthusiastic remark on any fragrance I've worn. So I must obviously be anosmic to something in here because obviously others can smell it but the more I wear it the more I like it.
I did have an epiphany though, last night I realized the perfumer for Jubilation is Bertrand Duchaufour (l'artisan resident perfumer), and I've always had a problem with his fragrances being too light/airy. So my conclusion is great scent, not strong enough for my particular nose, and kind of sad about that because it's probably my favorite Amouage at the moment.