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    Talking My latest blind buy - Amouage Silver Cristal for men

    The last and the only Amouage I've ever bought or tested was Amouage Jubilation XXV.....I was not too excited after I got my bottle and the fruity incense accord was not too pleasant to my nose....I should have learned from my mistake of buying an Amouage blind, but obviously as you can see I didn't.

    This latest blind buy today just happened due to the sheer temptation of buying a discontinued Amouage. I was also intrigued by the lead crystal bottle and I thought it'd be a good addition to my collection. Well coming down to the juice....I have the following scent pyramid

    Top notes: Ylang ylang from the Comores and rich floral rose from Morocco.

    Middle notes: Egyptian Jasmine and Madagascar clovebud.

    Base notes: Undertones of frankincense, sandalwood, cedarwood and gaiac wood

    I'd like to know if this is essentially a 'rose dominated' scent? I have read a lot of positive reviews in the directory and a lot of them point out that this is a stronger version of the current Amouage Silver cologne...

    The seller even claims that Amouage Silver Cristal for men is a lighter, fresher, greener, rich frankincense version of the Amouage Original Gold fragrance. Is it true?

    What have I got myself into? Did I just buy another frankincense bomb?

    I've opened this thread so I could have a fresher perspective of members since most of the reviews in the directory are quite old. Thanks

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    Default Re: My latest blind buy - Amouage Silver Cristal for men

    I have an difficult time describing individual notes in a scent, but I can say that this one is quite powerful...though I'm not sure if my "Silver" is the current edition.

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    Default Re: My latest blind buy - Amouage Silver Cristal for men

    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    I'd like to know if this is essentially a 'rose dominated' scent? I have read a lot of positive reviews in the directory and a lot of them point out that this is a stronger version of the current Amouage Silver cologne...

    The seller even claims that Amouage Silver Cristal for men is a lighter, fresher, greener, rich frankincense version of the Amouage Original Gold fragrance. Is it true?

    What have I got myself into? Did I just buy another frankincense bomb?

    If you don't like 'rose dominated' scents and don't like frankincense bombs, then you have already avoided two pitfalls as Silver Cristal is neither. Silver Cristal is a scent of its own, but Ceil would be the Amouage I would say is as close as you get (after some arm twisting) and not Gold.
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    Default Re: My latest blind buy - Amouage Silver Cristal for men

    Amouage Silver Cristal is a stronger version of Silver Cologne as the reviews say. As a result it has its own unique type of frankincense quite prominently. Moreover, it has a subtle rose note.
    It took me a few wearings to notice that subtle rose note.

    To sum up: No & Yes
    You bought yourself another frankincense bomb with a subtle rose note.
    Last edited by phantagarow; 19th January 2009 at 04:36 AM.
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    Default Re: My latest blind buy - Amouage Silver Cristal for men

    Quote Originally Posted by Mudassir View Post
    If you don't like 'rose dominated' scents and don't like frankincense bombs, then you have already avoided two pitfalls as Silver Cristal is neither.
    Quote Originally Posted by phantagarow View Post
    You bought yourself another frankincense bomb with a subtle rose note.
    Two paradoxical inferences from two different members....but then thats the beauty of basenotes....diversity of opinions is a must....

    I am waiting to unravel the mystery and see what its like for me.....The weather however is not helping and if the unrelenting heat wave continues as it is, I shouldn't even be getting close to that Amouage Silver Cristal bottle

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    Nevermind the hot weather. Just apply discretely on your chest.
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    sounds like a great purchase Gupts ! enjoy!

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    Default Re: My latest blind buy - Amouage Silver Cristal for men

    I've just bought a sample in my friend's shop, but both on the paper and on the vial there is only: Silver. I wonder which one could it be...

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    Default Re: My latest blind buy - Amouage Silver Cristal for men

    More than likely it's Silver colonge.

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    Default Re: My latest blind buy - Amouage Silver Cristal for men

    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    What have I got myself into?
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    Default Re: My latest blind buy - Amouage Silver Cristal for men

    Quote Originally Posted by Futami View Post
    More than likely it's Silver colonge.
    Thank you, you may well be right, just on the paper cover it stands:
    Silver
    Eau de parfum
    Man

    On the vial just Silver Man.

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