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    Default 14 Amouage attars, notes, prices and further details included!

    I managed to get some carded samples of a quite longish list of Amouage attars. I cannot give a fair review but nevertheless here are the notes, prices and a small paragraph on each scent (taken from a complimentary power point presentation that I got sent ).

    Asrar £105-12ml, £195-30ml (Soon to be released)

    Tribute £175-12ml, £325-30ml (Soon to be released)

    Molook £110
    Fragrance mainly for men, warm vibrant and long lasting
    A perfect combination of Ambergris and taifi rose.
    A perfect evening fragrance for men.
    Top Notes, Taifi Rose
    Heart Notes , Ambergris, Cambodian Oudh oil
    Base Notes, Indian Oudh oil Sandal oil

    Al Shomoukh £215
    A long lasting fragrance mainly for women but can be unisex also
    Silver Oudh, Vetiver, Musk Abyadh, Rose Taifi and Davana.

    Afrah £155
    A long lasting unisex fragrance containing:
    Silver Oudh, Rose Taifi, Amber, Sandal, Chambaka Oil and Basil Oil.

    Oudh Al Khaloud £595
    A unisex scent, which means oudh of eternity in Arabic:Oudh means wood and Al Khaloud is Eternity.
    It is a very rare and precious oil, extracted from the Agarwood tree, native to South-East Asia and India.
    The fragrance is widely used in the Gulf, its very rare and very long lasting, usually used in the winter.
    They believe that it is the fragrance of Heaven. This Oudh is found in the forest of India, Cambodia and some in Malaysia, it is a very expensive and treasured attar. A good quality Oudh oil should be at least 30 years old and above and a dark brownish colour.

    Shams Al-Doha
    A mixture of ten different oil perfumes,
    A feminine, floral, woody fragrance.
    It means beautiful sunrise / dawn in Arabic.
    Top Notes: Turkism Rose Oil, Jasmine, Floral Musk
    Middle Notes: Reehan, Amber, Saffron and Bulgarian Rose
    Base Notes: Sandalwood Oil, Oudh Al Khaloud and Cambodian Oudh

    Badr Al Badour £230
    A unisex scent
    The name was inspired by the beauty of a lady, as told in the famous story of One Thousand and One Nights .
    Badr Al Badour is created from the finest quality Rose oil, Ambergris, Oudh oil and Sandalwood
    Top Notes: Bulgarian Rose and Amber
    Middle Notes: Burmese Oudh wood oil, Cambodian Oudh Oil
    Silver Oudh based on Sandalwood Oil

    Sandalwood £60
    Pure Sandalwood oil from India forms the base note of most of our attars.
    It is a unisex fragrance.

    Al Andalus £60
    Top Notes: Orange Blossom, Lemon and Rosemary
    Middle Notes: Lily of the valley, Geranium and Clary Sage
    Base Notes: Sandalwood, Okemos and Musk

    Tayibba £50
    Tayyiba is one of the names of the holiest city for Arabs and Muslims (Al-Madina), where millions go on pilgrimage (Haj) every year.
    The name means beautiful / wonderful aroma in Arabic.
    During that season, trade in essential oils booms, as the pilgrims bring the purist essentials from their own countries.
    Tayyiba is a feminine scent, comprising Floral Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Lilac Floral, Musk, Honey and Orris
    Top Notes: Floral Jasmine, Floral Ylang Ylang
    Middle Notes: Rose, Woods, Full & Green Lilac
    Base Notes: Musk, Sandal Orange Blossom

    Musk £60
    White musk is made from vanilla on a base of pure sandalwood oil.
    There are basically two types of Musk - White Musk, and Pure Musk which is usually black.
    The White Musk is an environmentally acceptable alternative to Pure Musk and is widely used by the fragrance industry.
    The use of Pure Musk, being a natural animal product from an endangered species, is banned in most countries.

    Bajah £60
    A masculine scent. It translates as Joy in Arabic.
    It is a blend of Deer Musk, Frankincense Oil, Lime Oil and various noble woods

    Jasmine £45
    Pure Jasmine oil – feminine scent.


    These set of attars are available in Selfridges and Harrods London only as far as I know.
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    no Ashjan, Amani, Farah and Eid ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by moreda View Post
    no Ashjan, Amani, Farah and Eid ??
    Not that I've heard of but Amouage may have other exclusive attars in Oman. I should be getting Basmah, Ayoon and Ohood which are the Harrods exclusives as well and will post the notes as and when they arrive if they are available.
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    Only 14? Lol I'm Not even going to try keeping up anymore.

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    Thanks for the info. I've tried those Harrods exclusive attars and did not like any of them. Was looking for something deep woody, resinous and they were all bright floral attars apart from Basmah which was woodier and darker but kind of bland. Didn't like Afrah either with its fecal and powdery drydown à la Gold Man.
    From all Amouage attars I've sampled so far I liked Al Shomoukh best, by far. Warm, woody and ambery, I didn't think it smelled feminine at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by phibess View Post
    Thanks for the info. I've tried those Harrods exclusive attars and did not like any of them. Was looking for something deep woody, resinous and they were all bright floral attars apart from Basmah which was woodier and darker but kind of bland. Didn't like Afrah either with its fecal and powdery drydown à la Gold Man.
    From all Amouage attars I've sampled so far I liked Al Shomoukh best, by far. Warm, woody and ambery, I didn't think it smelled feminine at all
    according to one of the Amouage SA's, Al Shomoukh has been one of the best sellers so far.
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    Aerandir, I haven't been following closely to the whole story regarding you getting in contact with Amouage directly (sorry), but I'm wondering did you ever happen to find out if Amouage will directly ship their fragrances internationally at the lower prices that you originally posted in the other thread?
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    Great news Aerandir4! I look forward to trying these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Aerandir, I haven't been following closely to the whole story regarding you getting in contact with Amouage directly (sorry), but I'm wondering did you ever happen to find out if Amouage will directly ship their fragrances internationally at the lower prices that you originally posted in the other thread?
    Amouage can ship their fragrances abroad but at a cost of £60 per kg to the UK and God only knows how much it would cost for Americans, Canadians etc.

    On top of that one has to consider the costs of customs, Amouage will obviously not pass your perfume off as a "gift".

    If you have friends in Oman or visiting Oman than it may be useful as a bottle of say Homage costs 75 RO which is roughly £120, compare that with what it costs in London-£175 you will be getting the scent for around £55 cheaper. Considering I saw a few American BN members pay $350 (£213) for Homage from Luckyscent it can be a big saver.

    In essence in Oman Homage will cost you £120, in America £213!!!
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    Thanks so much!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerandir4 View Post
    Considering I saw one BN member (I think it was Thebeck) pay $350 for Homage from Luckyscent it can be a big saver.
    I think a few of us have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrd4t View Post
    I think a few of us have.
    did luckyscent explain why the price discrepancy? I remember you mentioning that you would email them about it.
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    even if amouage send the package as "GIFT"
    they still have to put value on costum form, and this is the problem... i dont think amouage wil
    mention it as $20 value gift. even if it is a gift, u have to pay costum fee and the VAT op on the value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerandir4 View Post
    did luckyscent explain why the price discrepancy? I remember you mentioning that you would email them about it.
    I don't think we need to go e-mailing them about something called business.

    Oh and while we're at it let's all call them capitalist pigs and lecture them on communism.
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    Sales thread here

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'aventurier View Post
    I don't think we need to go e-mailing them about something called business.
    I think its reasonable to ask why Luckyscent find the need to sell something for $350 when its being sold in London for around $286. Its just a query, were not burning anyone at the stake and plus jrd4t mentioned he would email them a while back so he's probably already got a reply, no one else has to email them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerandir4 View Post
    I think its reasonable to ask why Luckyscent find the need to sell something for $350 when its being sold in London for around $286. Its just a query, were not burning anyone at the stake and plus jrd4t mentioned he would email them a while back so he's probably already got a reply, no one else has to email them
    The thing though, is that Luckyscent isn't the only one selling it for that price. Most if not all, apart from Amouage directly sell it at that price. It's probably a price mandated by Amouage themselves for various regions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    The thing though, is that Luckyscent isn't the only one selling it for that price. Most if not all, apart from Amouage directly sell it at that price. It's probably a price mandated by Amouage themselves for various regions.
    Aha I thought only Luckyscent was selling it for $350, ok point taken.

    Anyway pricing aside I was very surprised to find out Amouage had 14 plus Homage and 3 Harrods exclusive attars on sale. They popped outa nowhere. Kind of reminds me of Boadicea the Victorious, so many scents to try its difficult to get your head round it.
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    Thanks so much for the info. I'm salivating at the chance to sample any one of the 14 you listed. I'm one of those that happily paid $350.00 for 12ml of Homage. If Tribute turns out to be my Holy Grail leather scent, I'll gladly drop another $350.00 again.

    In general, I'm seeing many who are more concerned about getting a bargain, rather than a treasure. Treasures don't come cheap, either you can afford them or you can't. I like the idea of expensive. It keeps the Homage Attars special and makes me feel special and confident I will never, in my lifetime, come across anyone who will be wearing an Amouage Attar.

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    I'm surprised that none of these Amouage attars, apart from Bajah, has their trademark (silver) frankincense listed among notes.

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    Al Shomoukh is simply outstanding. Wearable for men and women, although to me it seems to tend even a bit more on the masculine side. After the deep, animalic top and heart, it dries down to a very dry base of hay notes and vetiver. Never smelled another fragrance that starts animalic before turning to a smooth, green-sepia base! A very unusual combination of amber and herbacious notes. Like the other attars, its price may be quite high, but worth every single cent: one single drop is enough and lasts for hours and hours...
    I can't believe they don't distribute it more widely. I know where to go when I'll be in London the next time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald View Post
    Al Shomoukh is simply outstanding. Wearable for men and women, although to me it seems to tend even a bit more on the masculine side. After the deep, animalic top and heart, it dries down to a very dry base of hay notes and vetiver. Never smelled another fragrance that starts animalic before turning to a smooth, green-sepia base! A very unusual combination of amber and herbacious notes. Like the other attars, its price may be quite high, but worth every single cent: one single drop is enough and lasts for hours and hours...
    I can't believe they don't distribute it more widely. I know where to go when I'll be in London the next time...
    It is my favourite of Amouage attars. I agree, the base smells to me like a dry, slightly dusty old wood. Having worn it several times now I should amend my previous description based on my very first impression. I don't smell much amber in AS but I understand where you're coming from. The best thing IMO is the opening blast of a deeply rich, warm, spicy (kinda mulled wine) accord of oud, musk and taif rose, although the rose here is not as prominent and bright as in Homage. Glad you like it, Gerald, did you buy or sample Shomoukh in London?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phibess View Post
    It is my favourite of Amouage attars. I agree, the base smells to me like a dry, slightly dusty old wood. Having worn it several times now I should amend my previous description based on my very first impression. I don't smell much amber in AS but I understand where you're coming from. The best thing IMO is the opening blast of a deeply rich, warm, spicy (kinda mulled wine) accord of oud, musk and taif rose, although the rose here is not as prominent and bright as in Homage. Glad you like it, Gerald, did you buy or sample Shomoukh in London?
    Yes, I bought it at Selfridges (together with Homage and Musk). Their selection of Attars is very impressive indeed - such a pity I didn't have more time to test all of them...

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    The Al Shomoukh sounds outstanding. Would anyone who's smelled it, say it's smoky?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    The Al Shomoukh sounds outstanding. Would anyone who's smelled it, say it's smoky?
    Mike, Al Shomukh is very smoky and dark during a couple of hours. Then the rose and the davana note take over and lighten it up to a bright, almost sunny fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerandir4 View Post
    according to one of the Amouage SA's, Al Shomoukh has been one of the best sellers so far.
    Somehow I doubt Al Shomoukh would be a bestseller in the US

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    Here's a nice review of Al Shomoukh:

    http://perfumesmellinthings.blogspot...y-amouage.html

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    I wish I was as thrilled with Al Smomoukh as others who tried it. Unfortunately, to me the white musk in it is a little too "in your face", I wish that the oud and rose were more prominent.

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    Has anyone here tried Al-Andalus? That one's note list has me most intrigued. Rosemary, lily and orange blossom in the same scent? Sign me up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerandir4 View Post
    Al Andalus £60
    Top Notes: Orange Blossom, Lemon and Rosemary
    Middle Notes: Lily of the valley, Geranium and Clary Sage
    Base Notes: Sandalwood, Okemos and Musk
    This one sounds very nice to me; the others all sound fairly heavy — not that I wouldn't like them, but Al Andalus sounds more evocative to me.
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    Anyone else sample/buy these - care to share their comments?

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