Just checked the bottom. Printed on the bottom is: Jubilation Men. I'm assuming there is a difference between Jubilation and Jubilation XXV, no? The packing slip says Amouage Jubilation XXV Men. Now I'm confused.
Mine says "Jubilation Men" on the sticker on the bottom. Longevity and projection are superb.
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^ Thanks. Also, does anyone just think this is Sequoia meets a little bit of Kyoto? I'm liking it, but I don't know if it's worth buying since I already own the two.
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Personally, I have found the scents to differ in quality. A recent thread confirmed the same with a few other members noticing the differences between the retail bottles and travel ones.
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I have have found absolutely NO difference with the smell/quality/sillage/longevity of the travel edition compared to the non-travel edition.
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I did find some differnces between the two scents, but they are so minor that I am willing to say that the juice is the same and the more fruity aspect in the drydown of the travel version is more a side effect of spraing vs, dabing from a vial.
Yup, to me it is as fleeting as the smoke from incense.
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Yes, more than likely because of my TigerJuice skin, this very much anticipated fragrance did not develop on my skin at all!
I simply could not get any projection from it. People refer to the notes, but not for me. What would be the point of analyzing the official pyramid if the notes never develop on one's skin?
is it possible those who saying you notice a difference got a bad bottle?
I find it extremely hard to believe Amouage would actually formulate a different juice and put up their reputation.
I find both of my travel bottles superb with great sillage and last all day
I Agree with you on that one.
They smell different.
Longevity is excellent on me, and projection is good.
Interesting coincidence that this thread was just revived today, because I was otherwise about to post on exactly this topic!
I tried this back in the winter sprayed directly from a tester bottle at Jaqueline's here in San Francisco, and I remember it being rich and opulent -- in a good way of course -- but definitely not subtle or quiet or close to the skin. Wasn't sure whether I was ready to invest in a full bottle yet so I held off.
Then last week I ordered a small decant from The Perfumed Court so I could test it again, and wore it yesterday. I used about four or five sprays from the mini-atomizer (so, maybe the equivalent of three normal ones?) and right away thought, "Wait, where is the scent?" It was present but very subtle all day. It smelled like what I remembered, just much much quieter. I even reapplied in the evening and it still seemed very quiet. I was really surprised. Anyone have any idea as to what's up here? Reformulation? Bad stuff from The Perfumed Court? Or is that just how this stuff is and I'm totally misremembering that big, rich first experience? Seems surprising from Amouage -- everything else I've tried from them is rich and strong.
The anosmia with this one is very well known (I experience it too). Took me a long time to come around on this scent. I now absolutely love it but even if you think it has disappeared others can still smell it strongly.
If it's olfactory fatigue, though, why did it begin immediately as faint? Or if I'm anosmic to it, why did it come across as so rich and strong when I tried it six months back? Weird.
The sample I got is very strong with excellent longevity.
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It has strong longevity but poor sillage
The notes and smell are interesting, Esentual are doing 20% off, happy to go blind but not sure of longevity and projection/silage. Without these no matter how good it smell, I am not interested.
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