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    Default Amouage Tribute: Just sampled it

    WOW!!!!! I think amouage may have surpasses the amazingness that is homage! It has a slight sweetness to it with a smokiness that really interplay with each other. There is a slight dryness in the background from the ceder and a smooth quality from the leather note. As it develops, vetiver does start to show itself. I am not the best at explaining scents. I will leave that to other people on this forum but it's safe to say that this goes hand in hand with homage as another winner. I am really amazed at how amouage has transformed itself.

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    Lucky! It does sound very nice indeed. I just ordered two samples of it from Luckyscent. I'll be watching the mailbox eagerly. That should hold me out for a little bit. Here's a link if anyone else wants to snag one or two.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/secti...ute_Attar.html
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    Its been a few hours and I must say I am surprised. This drydown has a lot of similarities with Nasomatto Absinthe. Same vetiver salty smoky drydown that Nasomatto Absinthe has. Really nice but stays close to the skin.

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    Aedes isn't getting their tester until the first week of December. I guess that I have to wait.

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    You can order a sample from luckyscent

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    OMG, if it's at least half as good as Al Somoukh, I would even order it blind - anyone knows if it's available at Selfridges?

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    It's expensive, no?

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    Yes, very pricey. I think it's $350 for 12 ml. Same as Homage.

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    and $650 for 30ml

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    Honestly considerig the potency I think even 12 ml is way too much for most attars. I'd be very happy with one dram or 4ml.
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    I just got my bottle yesterday. One dab on one wrist and you immediately know your in the presence of something in the same league as Homage. This is old school perfumery at its best. You know how all the companys are challenged in trying to make perfume the way it use to be before they banned all the good ingredients. Tribute smells like perfumes of yesteryear. We perfume lovers keep saying perfumes don't smell as good as they use to. Homage and Tribute are living proof it can be done.

    I'll report back on the notes and how Tribute makes you feel in a couple of days. I will go on record right now that it's beyond a 5 Star frag, because Homage is the only other frag in the same league. Be careful if you sample - just a tiny dab will do. I think it packs a bigger wallop than Homage.

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    I'm curious as to how soon and how long the basenotes come into play. NST has the basenotes listed as: leather, tobacco, cedarwood, patchouli and vetive.

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    Wow---those note make me DROOL! *yum* That price is a bit steep for my wallet. Brother, can you spare a dram?
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    I had the same reaction as you did thebeck. It is absolutely amazing stuff. Really deep, rich, smokey and everything else luxurious you can think of. It lats forever and really develops a lot throughout the day. Let me know after you have a chance to smell the drydown if you get the Nasomatto Absinthe salty vetiver drydown. It smells to me exactly like that.

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    Default Re: Amouage Tribute: Just sampled it

    As long as I've been on here, I should try an Amouage

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    Quote Originally Posted by cairomerta View Post
    WOW!!!!! I think amouage may have surpasses the amazingness that is homage! It has a slight sweetness to it with a smokiness that really interplay with each other. There is a slight dryness in the background from the ceder and a smooth quality from the leather note. As it develops, vetiver does start to show itself. I am not the best at explaining scents. I will leave that to other people on this forum but it's safe to say that this goes hand in hand with homage as another winner. I am really amazed at how amouage has transformed itself.
    cairomerta is down playing his acute nose. He says he's not the best at explaining scents. I disagree.

    The difficulty in explaining Tribute is because it's not your usual "One Note Samba" The masterful blend is hard to describe via notes. I think cairomerta has it right on the money with things like smokey, tobacco, leather etc........they'll all there, just simply not distinct as such. It's all about the interplay and how well they all weave "in and out" of play giving your nose surprises. Eventually you just stop trying to understand it, and simply let it seduce you.

    I don't want to get all philosophical, but I think I should mention a couple of things. Upon first whiff, Tribute felt like you met your "soulmate". The perfect fit, like the day I met my Wife. I knew it was forever. I proposed to her two weeks after I met her. Sometimes things just fit so well they're beyond description. Tribute is one of the best examples of the art of perfumery. Destined to be a classic in our own time.

    WARNING: Apply 30 minutes before leaving your house, otherwise you'll just knock people down in your path. After 30 minutes Tribute quiets down and sillage is reduced enough to feel comfortable going out in public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    As long as I've been on here, I should try an Amouage
    Yeah, they're worth it. I'm not the best nose or anywhere near the "frag master" that many in here are, but when I put on Dia, I am highly aware this is a masterful, high quality product that stands above most frags.

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    Thank you thebeck. I appreciate your kindness. You are 100% correct that it is so well blended it seems as if the scent is a single note. But you realize that so many things are going on in this scent. There is such an amazing interplay of notes going on that it has taken perfumery to a whole new level i must say. Leaps and bound above anything else out there in the market including dare I say Homage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cairomerta View Post
    Thank you thebeck. I appreciate your kindness. You are 100% correct that it is so well blended it seems as if the scent is a single note. But you realize that so many things are going on in this scent. There is such an amazing interplay of notes going on that it has taken perfumery to a whole new level i must say. Leaps and bound above anything else out there in the market including dare I say Homage!
    This is the stuff that people will spend $1,000.00 plus to aquire when it's discontinued. My Wife and I have been sharing a bottle of Homage for over a year now, and the bottle is barely down from the top 1/4 inch. A lifetime supply for only $350.00. The best bargain in perfume IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    This is the stuff that people will spend $1,000.00 plus to aquire when it's discontinued. My Wife and I have been sharing a bottle of Homage for over a year now, and the bottle is barely down from the top 1/4 inch. A lifetime supply for only $350.00. The best bargain in perfume IMHO.
    It's only a bargain if you can afford to think of it as an investment, that will pay off over time. I keep saying this outside of basenotes, when similar situations arise. Here's a situation, say I'm going to by a new TV for $1,000. And the SA, says " I've got a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you pay $2,000, that's only $1,000 more! I'll throw in 10 more of the exact same TV for free." Now any sane human being, would first question the absurdity of the situation, but upon finding it to in fact be true, would jump all over that offer. Me, on the other hand, it wouldn't matter if he threw in 50 more TV's, I only have the original $1,000 and that's even pushing it. Hopefully some day, I can afford, to view non-necessities in a similar light as you do, but for me, at this point in my life, and for the very foreseeable future, need to look at it as $350, for 12ml of smelly liquid. Most don't have the disposable income to spend a lot of money for something, up front and wait for that investment to pay dividends. You either have the disposable income or not, and most don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    It's only a bargain if you can afford to think of it as an investment, that will pay off over time. I keep saying this outside of basenotes, when similar situations arise. Here's a situation, say I'm going to by a new TV for $1,000. And the SA, says " I've got a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you pay $2,000, that's only $1,000 more! I'll throw in 10 more of the exact same TV for free." Now any sane human being, would first question the absurdity of the situation, but upon finding it to in fact be true, would jump all over that offer. Me, on the other hand, it wouldn't matter if he threw in 50 more TV's, I only have the original $1,000 and that's even pushing it. Hopefully some day, I can afford, to view non-necessities in a similar light as you do, but for me, at this point in my life, and for the very foreseeable future, need to look at it as $350, for 12ml of smelly liquid. Most don't have the disposable income to spend a lot of money for something, up front and wait for that investment to pay dividends. You either have the disposable income or not, and most don't.
    I'm not sure your example makes sense. Just because someone doesn't have the funds doesn't change that something would be a bargain or not. According to The American Heritage Dictionary, "bargain" can be defined as "More than what is expected"

    Most of the Amouage line like Epic, Lyric, etc..... run about $250.00 for 50ml of juice I consider to be mediocre at best. When the same company offers something vastly superior for only $100.00 more I consider it a bargain.

    I'm looking at the price of a 2009 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti - $313,088. Way out of my league, but considering the person with the means to buy it, it could be a bargain considering its pedigree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    I'm not sure your example makes sense. Just because someone doesn't have the funds doesn't change that something would be a bargain or not. According to The American Heritage Dictionary, "bargain" can be defined as "More than what is expected"

    Most of the Amouage line like Epic, Lyric, etc..... run about $250.00 for 50ml of juice I consider to be mediocre at best. When the same company offers something vastly superior for only $100.00 more I consider it a bargain.

    I'm looking at the price of a 2009 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti - $313,088. Way out of my league, but considering the person with the means to buy it, it could be a bargain considering its pedigree.
    True, but it can also mean according to thefreedictionary.com : " Something offered or acquired at a price advantageous to the buyer". Now clearly a $350 whole in the pocket of the purchaser isn't advantage, regardless of the quality of the ingredients on a strictly literal interpretation, it's not advantage, I don't care what Amouage puts in there, it's not worth even a fraction of the $350 entry price. What makes it a bargain, is purely subjective, and entirely contigent upon the individual's priorities, and financial stability. I don't want to get too far off on a tangent (though I'm afraid I already have), but that purchase in almost every single possible situation (unless you are wealthy beyond my wildest dreams), cannot be considered a bargain in the present. It only becomes a bargain, because you don't have to replace it, for it will last a life time, if you look at it as a lifetime investment for $350, then sure it's a bargain. For most, though, it's too rich of an initial investment to make.

    I'm glad you enjoy it, and can afford to purchase a bottle, I'm sure I'd love it, but then I'd create a lemming that I can in know way afford.
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    $350 may seem a lot for 12mls of some smelly juice. However, in these 12mls of Tribute/Homage.. you're getting more natural oils than in 1000+mls of your favourite Creed, Lutens, Bond no 9, Malle..which you were able to buy? Perhaps some people just prefer quality over quantity.. Quality attars can be very pricey,12mls of King Fahed will cost you £2K in London so compared to that price Tribute can indeed be considered a bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phibess View Post
    $350 may seem a lot for 12mls of some smelly juice. However, in these 12mls of Tribute/Homage.. you're getting more natural oils than in 1000+mls of your favourite Creed, Lutens, Bond no 9, Malle..which you were able to buy? Perhaps some people just prefer quality over quantity.. Quality attars can be very pricey,12mls of King Fahed will cost you £2K in London so compared to that price Tribute can indeed be considered a bargain.
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    I'm curious, what type of applicator comes with a full bottle of these potent, high-quality Amouage fragrances? Is there a difference in applicators between their attars and their other fragrances?

    Where and how do you apply it? I've heard Arabians will run a dab inside the rim of the outer ear.
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    Cannot wait to try this one.
    Sounds like top-shelf attar for certain.

    Quote Originally Posted by phibess View Post
    $350 may seem a lot for 12mls of some smelly juice. However, in these 12mls of Tribute/Homage.. you're getting more natural oils than in 1000+mls of your favourite Creed, Lutens, Bond no 9, Malle..which you were able to buy? Perhaps some people just prefer quality over quantity.. Quality attars can be very pricey,12mls of King Fahed will cost you £2K in London so compared to that price Tribute can indeed be considered a bargain.
    And no^ you're getting 12ml of pure superior quality oils, oils which tend to have massive sillage as they are lower notes with great tenacity.
    But to keep everything in perspective, 12ml of pure oils, which is the same volume of oils on e would find in 50-75ml of EDT's.

    58ml of Concentre D'Orange Verte for axample would contain 12ml of oils.

    But of couse, these oils Amouage is using are likely among the best in the world and of supreme natural quality.
    Extremely eager to test if it is superior to Homage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PorkFat View Post
    I'm curious, what type of applicator comes with a full bottle of these potent, high-quality Amouage fragrances? Is there a difference in applicators between their attars and their other fragrances?

    Where and how do you apply it? I've heard Arabians will run a dab inside the rim of the outer ear.
    Homage (and I assume Tribute) applicator is simply an extension of the glass cap that reaches down into the bottle - the cap is one piece. I apply a touch to the back of each wrist and just below my neck. Works fine

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    I'm green with envy

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    I am ordering a sample right now!!
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