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    I recently received Sandalwood & Al Andalus but have only tried them a couple of times each (travelling a lot).

    At the risk of repeating what may have been mentioned elsewhere here's my two cents worth. First off these two fall at the modest end of the price range range and I think that's because they are not as luxe blends as Homage et al, in fact more 'bases'. The Sandalwood is certainly a simple sandalwood (albeit perhaps tweaked a bit internally for staying power). It is as close to the pure Mysore Santal I used to wear in the 70s as anything but the pure oil M. Dubrano sent along with his own Santalum Alum Mysore + Alcohol blend. The real deal, in other words, and very, very nice.

    Al Andalus is mentioned elsewhere as part of the Homage pyramid. This may be the case but it doesn't resemble Homage, of course. My first impression was that it fell fair and square into the aromatic fougere area that I like which encompasses (for me, anyway) Green Irish Tweed, Ciel Man, MPG Garrigue. AA immediately seems uplifting and bright with a light herbal spring green quality . . . it sparkles, then settles into something with a slightly more herbal touch, presumably once the brighter notes have gone. With only a couple of wearings I think I can safely say it is not a complex scent but like all Amouages not to be taken at face value either - I really look forward to spending time with this one in summer.

    Now, one other point . . . I read somewhere around here that AA is similar to Platinum Egoiste so I duly traipsed off to SOGO to give that one a sniff. I got it on paper and I think there is a similar feel, for what it's worth. I'm sure my descriptions do not do AA justice but hope this helps - I strongly recommend giving it a shot if you enjoy Amouages as a line and particularly if you incline towards the aromatic fougere style on a quiet sunny Saturday afternoon as I do

    The bottle and packaging are identical to the Homage 12.ml. and both require only a dab or two and last and last. I would love to try some of the more complex blends mentioned above!

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    These mystical hard to find Amouage attars have me enthralled but they cost a fortune including a few samples you can get from the Perfumed Court. So Harrods and Selfridges have about twelve of these exclusive between them.

    Information is scant on all but a few like Homage and Tribute attars does anyone know what the best masculine Amouage attars you can buy that can be worn comfortably by a man?
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    Default Re: 14 Amouage attars, notes, prices and further details included!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    These mystical hard to find Amouage attars have me enthralled but they cost a fortune including a few samples you can get from the Perfumed Court. So Harrods and Selfridges have about twelve of these exclusive between them.

    Information is scant on all but a few like Homage and Tribute attars does anyone know what the best masculine Amouage attars you can buy that can be worn comfortably by a man?
    Tribute and Bahjah are the most masculine attars of amouage that i have even smelld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moreda View Post
    Tribute and Bahjah are the most masculine attars of amouage that i have even smelld.
    Tribute! No questions asked! And apply sparingly until you understand how much and where to apply it.

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    I adore Basmah ,my favourite. Thank-you for the information as it's hard to get.

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    Poeple liking Green Irish Tweed might love Al Andalus. Bahjah I discribe as a very subtle, very elegant attar. Did I detect some similarities to Canali for men? Others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    I recently received Sandalwood & Al Andalus but have only tried them a couple of times each (travelling a lot).

    At the risk of repeating what may have been mentioned elsewhere here's my two cents worth. First off these two fall at the modest end of the price range range and I think that's because they are not as luxe blends as Homage et al, in fact more 'bases'. The Sandalwood is certainly a simple sandalwood (albeit perhaps tweaked a bit internally for staying power). It is as close to the pure Mysore Santal I used to wear in the 70s as anything but the pure oil M. Dubrano sent along with his own Santalum Alum Mysore + Alcohol blend. The real deal, in other words, and very, very nice.

    Al Andalus is mentioned elsewhere as part of the Homage pyramid. This may be the case but it doesn't resemble Homage, of course. My first impression was that it fell fair and square into the aromatic fougere area that I like which encompasses (for me, anyway) Green Irish Tweed, Ciel Man, MPG Garrigue. AA immediately seems uplifting and bright with a light herbal spring green quality . . . it sparkles, then settles into something with a slightly more herbal touch, presumably once the brighter notes have gone. With only a couple of wearings I think I can safely say it is not a complex scent but like all Amouages not to be taken at face value either - I really look forward to spending time with this one in summer.

    Now, one other point . . . I read somewhere around here that AA is similar to Platinum Egoiste so I duly traipsed off to SOGO to give that one a sniff. I got it on paper and I think there is a similar feel, for what it's worth. I'm sure my descriptions do not do AA justice but hope this helps - I strongly recommend giving it a shot if you enjoy Amouages as a line and particularly if you incline towards the aromatic fougere style on a quiet sunny Saturday afternoon as I do

    The bottle and packaging are identical to the Homage 12.ml. and both require only a dab or two and last and last. I would love to try some of the more complex blends mentioned above!
    Have your thoughts changed at all on Al Andalus? I'd love to hear any updated or expanded impressions.

    Anyone know where I can get a sample of Al Andalus in the US? If anyone can hook me up, I'll be SO greatful (and provide something in return too, of course.)
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    Default Re: 14 Amouage attars, notes, prices and further details included!

    For those of us who have difficulty in reaching London, please note that quite a few of the attars are now available online.

    Unfortunately, not Al Shomoukh & Molook, exclusive to Selfridges (will post), or Basma, Majan & ? Ayoon al Maha, which are exclusive to Harrods
    (they'd post out within U.K.)

    See

    http://www.fascination-perfumery.co....og/Attars.html

    (no affilliation, showing overseas prices/auto checkout)

    It appears that Les Senteurs will also order as required.
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    Where did you get the carded samples? In checking the web sites for Selfridges, Harrods, and lucky scent I could not find any of these listed? Is there an on-line source for samples of these fragrances?

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    http://theperfumedcourt.com/Categori...s/Amouage.aspx

    is the only one online that I know of - maybe someone else has experience of this?

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    Does anyone know if these are still available anywhere? Are they "in store only" at Selfridges, Harrods, et al?
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    You can buy some of them from here-http://shop.lessenteurs.com/category/1877/Perfume_Oil_Attars

    and most of the others from here-http://www.fascination-perfumery.co.uk/acatalog/Attars.html
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    Zahras will ship out. I have used them a couple of times. I just ordered Amouage Molook Attar from them.

    http://www.zahras.com/Perfume/index.htm

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    Badr Al Badour, which I am sampling today, starts out with a whiff of animal/barnyard smell that I typically expect from ouds/attars and then as it warms on skin I can smell the rose and oud. I am pretty sure that it's the amber, that's giving the top notes their smoked/animal smell. It is NOT the amber that most of us are familiar with (Ambre Sultan, etc.) - this one has a rugged, oily, thick quality to it...I'm reminded of the smell of linseed oil or for that matter petroleum oil. It, combined with the already skanky oud, smells less like amber and more like the back end of an animal.

    Unlike Homage and Tribute, this one plays really close to the skin. Maybe I should have applied more - I just applied a drop for fear that I would over apply...something that's easy to do with Amouage attars. When I catch a whiff of it, I smell the rose, the animalic oud and something spicy/woody. This is not as bright as the Homage and not as dark as Tribute - so perhaps it might be a nice middle ground between the two? In any event, I like it, but I'm not in love with it.

    I need to wear it again before I post more.

    I still want to smell Al Shomoukh, but seeing as these samples are outrageously expensive (my sample of Badr Al Badour was gifted to me by a kind Basenoter), I probably won't be sampling it soon unless someone hosts a split for some.

    BTW: Has anyone smelled the most expensive one up there, Oudh Al Khaloud?

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    I own oud al khaloud.

    it is a pure hindi oud.

    it is very nice polished barnyard oud. extreemly concentrated and somehow refined without losing power.

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    I was in Dubai a month ago, and sampled a large number of the oudh and attars (amouage, and various dept stores). Very rushed, no formal notes, but from what I can recall:

    - Al Shomukh was not in stock anywhere. Amouage rep in Amouage store said that it is now only sold in Oman. Could well be heading to chopping block?

    - Oudh al khaloud- very barnyard and pungent, as moreda said. Takes a long time to evolve. I am very inexperienced with Oudh and its qualities - I suspect that most non-Arabians may also not see enough 'value' at the price, especially since it is more '1 dimensional' than western frags. Smelling Oudh al khaloud was more an 'academic' experience for me, don't personally like it enough to spring at even half the price!

    Other Arabian makers (al haramain, Abdul Samad al qurashi, Ajmal etc) may sell equivalent grade Oudh at better prices? Would love to hear from fellow Arabic posters!

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    Guys...

    i am waitign for more updates about the all the other attars i dotn own yet:
    FARAH
    JASMINE
    BASMAH

    can anyone help here ?

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    Between the three that you mentioned, Basma is excellent, however, I feel that it would be a little difficult for a man to pull it off. My wife sampled this when we were in Dubai, and it evolved very nicely on her. The oudh wasn't too strong, and the overall essence had vibes of sweet spices and rose - a calming and comforting fragrance. She however opted to buy the Tayyiba instead, but according to my nose Basma was leagues ahead of Tayyiba, Farah, or the single Jasmine note.

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    RSharma,

    thatnx

    i just blnd bought Farah.
    and i would love a full bottle of AFRAH ( this seesm to be discontined )

    what did u think or amouage Pure Amber ?

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

    If you can only get 1 attar from Amouage, which one will it be?

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    Amouage Homage Attar

    I also try and wear Tribute , Al Shomoukh , Shams al Doha and Afrah
    Tribute and Al Shomoukh are Nice and distintive smell but Homage is more versatile
    and easy wear , also in public.
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    Definitely Homage. If you can get 2, get Tribute. Both worn together is quite magical.
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    I would disagree.....Tribute and Homage are worlds apart, they are so different that when mixed together the facets of notes that one smells on each of the attars singularly as the day goes by, seems to dissolve into a smokey flowery mess, I speak of this from experience. Tribute and homage needs to be appreciated individually.......however if you do insist on mixing i would recommend doing the following:

    1 drop of Tribute with 1 drop of Al Shomoukh ( creates an amplified smokey oudhy aura that seems to last n last, I found this particular combo oustanding)

    1 drop of Al Andalus to 1 drop of Homage( seems to butch up Homage bit more making it abit more masculine.....add a drop of Tayyibah if you want the opposite although homage is quite feminine anyway)

    Oh yes, before i forget.....Dont mix the drops together, (seems to ruin them) instead put them in different areas of your body but close by. I.e. Neck and chest.

    Happy experimenting!!
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    :-)
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    Read the rules! You can't sell here. You need to be an established member. Read the rules in the items for sale area. Try ebay.
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    Default Re: 14 Amouage attars, notes, prices and further details included!

    Anyone else have smelled the attars that have not been mentioned above?

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    Some of the amouage attars seem to be available at Dubaishop

    www.asf-dubaishop.com

    Anybody ever tried them or know how reliable they are?

    They seem to have quite a few shipping companies mentioned on the site so am hoping they will ship to my country and they seem to accept PayPal also which is even better

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    Some here have ordered from there happily in the past but the attar that I tried to order from the website a while back was not, in fact, in stock so it may be worth checking before ordering.
    The Amouage attar range is once more available on the local market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Some here have ordered from there happily in the past but the attar that I tried to order from the website a while back was not, in fact, in stock so it may be worth checking before ordering.
    The Amouage attar range is once more available on the local market.
    Thank you very much for sharing that! In my country india the only way is to import :-(

    Am planning to see if I can get some samples of both tribute and homage ...the reviews have really blown me away

    Only worried a bit about the batch variations possibility for tribute

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    You're welcome, blackheart2925.
    Tribute has been possibly less affected by change than Homage, both of which are more generally available than the other attars, but you could also try Zahra's or Universal.

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