This is a toughie , I own and love both . Im certainly not the most articulate member nor is my olfactory gubbins the most complex so I will just type my incoherant babblings and take from it what you will
Homage , probably the finest fragrance in my wardrobe , it is staggerlingly beautiful . Definatly the more feminine of the two . Its rose and frankincense and a little oud from the start . I find both very linear , you know you apply and BAM they are there in all their complex glory . Homage has a lovely herbal citrus thing going on in the background which is lovely . You do literally need just a couple of drops to last 10 hours easy . I just think that its one of those ones that everyone should get to at least try and if you hate it then so be it but honestly its wonderful .
Tribute is much much darker , dense amazing dense smokiness , leathery rose . I find it has a spicy earthy quality too which maybe is the saffron ? You have to use a light application with this otherwise I do find it gets too much but as it wears down after a good few hours , the rose comes to the fore and the smokiness fades into the background , this is when Tribute comes into its own IMO
I wouldnt compare them to Montale - which Im also a fan of , they are way different , smoother not as harsh