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  1. #31

    Default Re: Amouage samples on the way. Worth the hype?

    JonB: try Reflection and THEN chime in!!!

  2. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Homme View Post
    Funny you should mention C&S No 88, too, because I have a sample of it on my other wrist. It's......something.
    Damn, that was creepy huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hillaire View Post
    The Lyric Woman is rather more 'masculine'; I figured they played a bit with the concept. Woman is rosier, but less generically floral and has a very strong sandalwood drydown.
    I figure the sharp 'ginger attack' at the front of man was the comapny's rationale for it's being chosen for the 'masculine' market. I wear both, and possibly prefer Man.

    As for man, it requires time to drydown, and I thin one needs to know its sillage to know its full personality. I fond it really delightful.
    Thank you Hillaire for clearing that up.

    So the Man version is for woman and the Woman version is for man...
    Only with Amouage!

    I don't even know the difference anymore between men & man and women and woman! Forgive me, English is not my native language.

  3. #33

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    Except for Homage, which recently became one of my favorite five scents ever, I go back and forth on Amouages... I don't try to be excessively wobbly, these are good professional scents and so on and so forth but... good as they are, they sometimes give me a headache (Lyric Man). Today I wore for the fourth time Jubilation XXY (with a little Creed Windsor on the other wrist)... the difference was staggering... Jubilation smelled good at times and literally anoying at other times - Windsor remained a reigning masterpiece... even if I now detect a slight artificial base-note in Windsor as well.

    I've also tried out some Xerjoff... when it comes to EdP rather than attars (which of course Xerjoff does not produce), Xerjoff wins hands down in my opinion. They actually smell good from top to bottom (tried Kobe and Uden so far and liked them both quite a bit - it's not all about the composition, the quality of the ingredients makes a biiig difference).

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    Larwiz, it is good to see you back posting on the boards. I hope you find the niche samples compelling.

    The only Amouage I have worn in Lyric Man. Very good stuff, although I need to wear it more to get a better grasp of the fragrance. Unlike others, I find Lyric Man to be quite masculine. A fresh rose, but masculine. Anyone who thinks that this smells feminine really needs to try more rose scents marked as "feminine" in the Basenotes directory. That'll teach ya.
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  5. #35

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    I too find that Lyric Man is, if not masculine, definitely not overtly feminine. My girlfriend finds it quite masculine on my skin, and absolutely LOVES it (she also loves things like L'Anarchiste, Serge Noire and M7, so she definitely likes heavier, masculine scents). I found it especially interesting that my girlfriend's mother, when smelling Lyric Man from under the cap, said it smelled like a scent for a masculine, outdoors kind of man.

    On me, the ginger, angelica, and later nutmeg, saffron and cedar balance the feminine aspect of the rose and vanilla quite nicely. I don't find the particular rose accord to be that feminine though - it's not heavy, thick, syrupy or particularly fruity here - but instead lighter, dewy, green and ethereal.

    I honestly find Reflection Man to be more feminine overall than Lyric Man (of course, I love them both, and any feminine qualities in either I find to be tempered enough by the masculine qualities that I feel it creates an interesting dualistic mix, rather than something that is unbalanced into the ostentatiously feminine realm.)
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  6. #36

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    The only male scents from Amouage that gives a feminine aura (imo), is Gold and Reflection.. Unfortunately Reflection gives me a terrible headache, and makes me almost sick! It`s a odd, "screwed", remarkable smell, with monster-sillage and longevity.. I have tried and tried, several times now to learn to like it, but I must realize that the battle is lost! OVER AND OUT!

  7. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    Larwiz, it is good to see you back posting on the boards. I hope you find the niche samples compelling.

    The only Amouage I have worn in Lyric Man. Very good stuff, although I need to wear it more to get a better grasp of the fragrance. Unlike others, I find Lyric Man to be quite masculine. A fresh rose, but masculine. Anyone who thinks that this smells feminine really needs to try more rose scents marked as "feminine" in the Basenotes directory. That'll teach ya.
    Hey Surfacing! Good to be back, and good to see you posting as well. I do a whole lot of lurking these days, so don't think I'm not around just because Im not posting. I'm basenotes' own phantom. lol But Lyric to me...I don't know. It just doesn't scream POUR HOMME to me, you know what I mean. It's too soft...I just put it on seconds ago, and it smells rather soapy, like a floral soap that your mom has in the guest bathroom in the house. I dunno man.
    What's interesting to me is that I see a lot of men on these boards talking about rose notes in fragrances, and frankly, it would surprise and sorta baffle me that men would find this note attractive and/or masculine. It smells like something an older woman would wear.

  8. #38

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    Yes, they are worth the hype.
    They take their time and it shows.

  9. #39

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    [QUOTE=SculptureOfSoul;1895804]
    I honestly find Reflection Man to be more feminine overall than Lyric ManQUOTE]

    Ok...this right here literally had me laughing out loud. But I totally disagree, 1000%!!! Reflection has some sweetness to it, but it is so wonderfully balanced with other masculine notes that it could never be percieved as feminine. Reflecton is sweeter than Lyric, but that sweetness doesn't translate to feminine like the rose in Lyric does. But you know what-that's what makes fragrance perception interesting. Two people will get totally different notes and feels from the same fragrance.

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    You know what Oslo-I found myself sneezing a bit on Friday when I wore it, which is funny, because it smells a bit like Joop!, which is the ONLY FRAGRANCE that causes me to instanly sneeze upon first application. But I wore it yesterday, and enjoyed every bit of it. And I don't recall sneezing once. Come to think of it though-on Friday, there was a moment where my head was kinda bothering me, but I didn't attribute it to the fragrance I was wearing. It didn't last, either way, so...I'm pretty confident that I can wear Reflection with no problems. Really, I've never had problems with headaches with any of my fragrances, fortunately!

  11. #41

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larwiz View Post
    You know what Oslo-I found myself sneezing a bit on Friday when I wore it, which is funny, because it smells a bit like Joop!, which is the ONLY FRAGRANCE that causes me to instanly sneeze upon first application. But I wore it yesterday, and enjoyed every bit of it. And I don't recall sneezing once. Come to think of it though-on Friday, there was a moment where my head was kinda bothering me, but I didn't attribute it to the fragrance I was wearing. It didn't last, either way, so...I'm pretty confident that I can wear Reflection with no problems. Really, I've never had problems with headaches with any of my fragrances, fortunately!
    I`m glad you like it. When I smelled it from the sample, I liked it. When I sprayed it from the bottle, is was just to much for me to tolerate...Futile money!

  12. #42

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    So Oslo, do you currently have a bottle? If so, we need to work something out... :-) Anywho, today, I will probably end up finishing my sample. I'll have a moment of silence after I displose of the empty vial. lol

  13. #43

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    So today I went to another store which carries amouage here, with no SA pressure, And wow...I was blown away.

    Now I wasn't blown away by the scents themselves, like I was blown away with some average perfumes (YSL M7, Pure Malt). But rather blown away with the quality and complexity of the fragrances. Amouage seems to me like a fragrance that only the experiences nose can appreciate, and you can't get full grip of it right away due to the complexity. The most notable thing is how those perfumes open; they don't open with a top notes choking you, yet one spray lasts long enough and develops quite well. It's hard to explain what I mean, you won't notice how good the quality of Amouage is until you think of other perfumes you tried and how a random spray in the store doesn't really tell you much and is usually quite illusive.

    Now as for the scents, these are the ones I tried and how I rank them:
    1. Dia: my favorite, deep, somewhat sweet. Seems to work great as both a casual and a formal scent, yet it's not really an "inbetween" scent, you really get the best of both
    2. Gold: This one smells expensive, and I can smell some Oud in there, I really like it but it's a little too formal for me.
    3. Jubiliation xxv: This one is really unique, it has a very strong note that I haven't smelled in any other perfume. But it's really not for everyone, it sometimes smells to me like a herb we use here in the middle east for cooking, so I'm torn in this one.
    4. Lyric for Women: Flowery and powdery, yet really unique and strong, I might get this one after Dia.
    5. Reflection: This is a clam sort of powdery men scent, reminds me of Givenchy Pi. It's quite good, but there are many perfumes similar to it so you get a GIT vs Cool water delima here
    6. Ciel: This seems like their casual scent, it's deep yet casual. It's the closest thing to a fresh scent they have.
    7. Epic for men/women: nothing memorable in either, I like the women's one better though. EDIT: Epic actually developed into something very pleasant, I have to do more testing

    Overall, they're all great. Few really impressed me with being unique, but that's not what makes Amouage stand out to me. It's really the quality that sets Amouage apart, And not everybody would appreciate that. But again, they're unique enough for the average nose to appreciate, but they're only worth the price for an experienced nose to appreciate.

    P.S. I asking the SA if they sell samples, and he said no but he had a Lyric for men and Ubar for women sprayer samples, and gave them to me for free! I'm so happy and can't wait to actually try them for a day wear. Don't be shy to ask a nice sales assistant for samples! this was my first time and I got two samples of the most expensive perfumes in their store.
    Last edited by Ekove; 2nd August 2010 at 07:23 PM.

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    Default Re: Amouage samples on the way. Worth the hype?

    After Ubar, Ciel For Him is an unexpected favorite of mine from this house. It's lovely polished woody-incense fragrance to my nose, and while woody-incense is not my favorite genre, I know it's a popular one around here, so I'm surprised it doesn't get more love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    After Ubar, Ciel For Him is an unexpected favorite of mine from this house. It's lovely polished woody-incense fragrance to my nose, and while woody-incense is not my favorite genre, I know it's a popular one around here, so I'm surprised it doesn't get more love.
    -I love it! It`s my favourite spring/summer fragrance.

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    I totally agree that the most 'feminine' of the bunch are Gold Man and Reflection Man, both of which I also wear happily. My BF likes Gold man on me very much and even requests it!

    And I love Lyric Man on him, which he wears quite often; moreover, I'd say he's categorically 'masculine', if not'ordinary'

    I love about the Amouage house in general how 'crossovery' they all are! Despite their "Man' and 'Woman' labels. Epic Woman, Jubilation 25, and Lyric Woman (as well as Gold Woman) are great on men, and would not strike anyone as odd, I think. My BF bought Jubilation 25 just for himself, and pointed out accurately that it's very reminiscent of HdP's Marquis de Sade.

    Also, aside from Gold Man, Reflection Man, and Lyric Man, I really like to wear Ciel Man and Silver Cologne.

  17. #47

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    Soo.. if Ciel is only "casual" fragrance Amouage has, is there any point in trying Amouage (except of new experience) if I am NOT rich businessman wearing suit and tie daily?
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    2. Creed Millesime Imperial
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    2. Eau Des Baux
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme

  18. #48

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    Dreamer, you don't have to be in a suit and tie to appreciate a formal business-like fragrance. Furthermore, every now and then, I am sure you are dressed to impress, whether it is a suit and tie, or just a nice shirt and some nice slacks or dressy jeans. THose are the times when you are going to want to feel like a million bucks. And that's when it would benefit you to be wearing a fragrance that screams QUALITY!!! It's always good to have a posh fragrance at your disposal. So I'd say definetley sample them.

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