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    Default Which, if any Amouage male scents are worth the high price?

    With the price of most Amouage scents in the $200 plus range (if I'm not mistaken), are any of them really worth the investment?

    Amouage Gold Men
    Amouage Homage 2008
    Amouage Silver Cologne 200x
    Arcus 2005
    Ciel for Him 2003
    Cirrus 2006
    Jubilation XXV 2007
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    Default Re: Which, if any Amouage male scents are worth the high price?

    Prices are subjective. If you could rationalize spending $150 on a fragrance, then Amouage wont be too big of a jump and a few of them might be worth it for you. If you can't rationalize spending more than $70 on a fragrance, then none of them would be worth it. Putting the prices aside, Amouage Gold, Dia, Silver, Jubilation, Reflection and Lyric excude luxurious pomp and quality that not many could come close to.
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    Amouage Silver Cologne is the best of the lot for me. I tried the others, and Jubilation XXV is very good too (but just doesn't have enough oomph to it).
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    None. Well if you really like the fragrance and have the money then maybe all.

    The issue is that worth is a value judgement that only the individual can make for themselves.

    I have Jubilation XXV. While nice, I don't think it is worth the high price - especially when you consider longevity.

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    For me:
    Gold Men - utterly superb, over the top, exuberant perfume, nothing like it.
    Dia Men - Very complex, wonderful woody incense.
    Ciel Men - Fantastic, joyful spring/summer scent
    Silver Cologne - fruity, classy chypre; brilliantly made, a bit quieter than the others, not an instant wow but the quality crept up on me from behind and whispered - "that frag you are wearing, it isn't as good as me". Very versatile and wearable.

    These are all very well made, excellent frags with wonderful frankincense. I find reflection to be poor. Arcus and Cirus, if you can find them are ordinary in concept but pretty good in execution, especially Arcus.

    I like jubilation a lot and it is very well made,but not enough to buy. I found Lyric disappointing.

    Edit - I wouldn't even attempt to say which are worth the money - that is too individual and an impossible question so i have just said what I think of the frags
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    The discontinued Amouage Silver Cristal. It's way different from the Silver Cologne.
    I bought the Silver Cologne blind, because I hoped and was looking for a weaker Silver Cristal, but in the end it's a different animal.
    Amouage IMHO is all about marketing and target groups. Some fragrances are more than nice and some are really good, but the price is not justified. But then again Creed prices are not justified as well, but they can be found on eBay ultra cheap. Amouage? Frederic Malle? No way.
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    Default Re: Which, if any Amouage male scents are worth the high price?

    I have tried Dia, and own Lyric and Jubillation XXV.

    I find Lyric to be the favorite of the three

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    None.
    Lyric and JXXV are OK for a 120 EDP.
    Silver Cologne, Arcus and Cirrus would be expensive at 30 USD. Saying that their are ordinary is an understatement.
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    Default Re: Which, if any Amouage male scents are worth the high price?

    I would also say none, although I would consider both Jubilation XXV and Reflection Man if they were much more reasonably priced.

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    The silly crystal bottles represent half the price. That said, I love Dia, I bought it from a fellow Basenoter for $150. Nice deal.

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    Default Re: Which, if any Amouage male scents are worth the high price?

    Quote Originally Posted by Schachman View Post
    Amouage Silver Cologne is the best of the lot for me. I tried the others, and Jubilation XXV is very good too (but just doesn't have enough oomph to it).

    I'll second that
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    Default Re: Which, if any Amouage male scents are worth the high price?

    Whether or not a scent is "worth the price" is an entirely subjective matter. If you like it enough, and you can afford it, then it's worth the price. Were you to ask me which of the Amouage scents you ought to sample, I'd recommend Dia, Gold, Ciel, and Jubilation XXV first, then Reflection and Lyric, which strike me as a bit less distinguished. (The women's Lyric seems to me a more appealing scent than the men's.)

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    Amouage is a top class perfume house and in my opinion all of the following are great scents:
    dia
    reflection
    lyric
    jubilation

    yes they are undoubtedly expensive but i believe they are a cut above so many other scents that smell very synthetic to me.

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    None.., at least I wouldn't pay the full retail price for any of those I've smelled so far. I own Jubilation however, I got this for about 1/3 of its original price. So maybe I should rather ask myself - which one would I buy if I knew they were all going to be discontinued next month? Well, in that case I'd purchase XXV. Of the ones I've tried I consider XXV to be the most interesting and satisfying for me. As for the rest, I find Dia rather cold and boring (cold incense scent..), SC just nice, Reflection awful (hair spray)..and I've tried Lyric once and was underwhelmed. Gold - never smelled this one...

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    Default Re: Which, if any Amouage male scents are worth the high price?

    Parfum MDCI Invasion Barbare

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    Dia is my favorite of the lot. I have not tried Lyric yet, but I have tried Homage.

    The latter is so exquisite, I think $350 may actually be a bargain.
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    Default Re: Which, if any Amouage male scents are worth the high price?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkDavid View Post
    Dia is my favorite of the lot. I have not tried Lyric yet, but I have tried Homage.

    The latter is so exquisite, I think $350 may actually be a bargain.
    Where is Homage available in the US?
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    Mudassir: It is available at Aedes de Venustas and LuckyScent.
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    Default Re: Which, if any Amouage male scents are worth the high price?

    Quote Originally Posted by mudassir View Post
    Where is Homage available in the US?
    At Luckyscent and Raffi Perfumes on-line.
    It is exquisit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkDavid View Post
    Mudassir: It is available at Aedes de Venustas and LuckyScent.
    $350 for 12ml!!! Suddenly, the world's most expensive fragrance has a new name!
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    Default Re: Which, if any Amouage male scents are worth the high price?

    Quote Originally Posted by manicboy View Post
    $350 for 12ml!!! Suddenly, the world's most expensive fragrance has a new name!
    But its pure oil.
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    Default Re: Which, if any Amouage male scents are worth the high price?

    I would say all of them, or none of them.

    Fragrance is so subjective, that one persons Holy Grail is another's stomach turning mess. If you think that they are worth their price, then they are.

    I own Dia and feel it's worth every penny I paid. I also have owned a bottle of Antaeus I bought for $30 that wasn't worth a penny to me.

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    Default Re: Which, if any Amouage male scents are worth the high price?

    Quote Originally Posted by manicboy View Post
    $350 for 12ml!!! Suddenly, the world's most expensive fragrance has a new name!
    A little bit goes a long way

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwen_elf View Post
    A little bit goes a long way
    I agree.
    A botlle would last me for years... Definitelly not an everyday fragrance 30 usd for 1 ml.
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    Default Re: Which, if any Amouage male scents are worth the high price?

    Homage.

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    price aside...Dia and Reflection are my favorite of the bunch...have yet to try Lyric though...very interested. I own Reflection, for an iris/orris scent it has incredible profection, sillage and longevity. So I think it's worth the price. Plust the drydown is SUBLIME!!!

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    Default Re: Which, if any Amouage male scents are worth the high price?

    None. I find this house to be more about its airs than its quality. Gold is the only one I like enough to wear but think even that isn't worth it's hype. It's nice don't get me wrong but not the new sliced bread either.

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    Amouage Memoir gets my vote.

    But honestly, this house concept is made by a king, who actually doesn´t know anything about scents.
    This house is just his hobby and it is a prestige business for him.

    He has hired lots of magnificant parfumers, who created masterpieces, but Amouage is just like:

    football clubs (FC Chelsea or Manchester City), which are bought by billionaires, who actually don´t know much about playing football.

    If I contact niche produts, then I want to recognize their philosophical thoughts and passions.

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    Default Re: Which, if any Amouage male scents are worth the high price?

    Quote Originally Posted by Off-Scenter View Post
    Whether or not a scent is "worth the price" is an entirely subjective matter. If you like it enough, and you can afford it, then it's worth the price.
    Quite true.

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    Default Re: Which, if any Amouage male scents are worth the high price?

    Jubilation XXV and Reflection Man. I own Lyric Man as well, but I don't think it's on that level to me.
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