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    Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with freshly made corn tortillas...

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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    It's just you.

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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    contrary, though i personally have never smelt reflection man, i have read numerous amounts of people who have the same impression as you

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    It smells nothin like LeMale nor corn tortillas.

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    I've experienced the anosmia/hyperosmia (not sure which it is in this case) issue that others have and have smelled teh corn tortilla note. I've also gotten a strong cumin note in this too, when my nose wasn't perceiving it properly. I can definitely sympathize with those who don't/can't smell this as it was meant to smell - because when perceiving it improperly as such it smells HORRIBLE!

    That being said, when I can perceive it properly, it smells divine. A hint of Le Male I suppose, and a hint of Joop!, but so much better than either. It's probably closer to Fleur du Male and Prada Amber than Le Male or Joop!
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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    I think neroli tends to do that if the main oomph has it as prominent note.

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    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jathanas View Post
    It's just you.
    I have no clue why, but this comment just made me seriously laugh. I don't even see the Le Male connection really, let alone corn tortillas!?
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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    So far out of all the Amouage I tried, Epic is the best. I still have the hommage attar, memoir, and Dia coming in the mail this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    So far out of all the Amouage I tried, Epic is the best. I still have the hommage attar, memoir, and Dia coming in the mail this week.
    You're in for a treat with Memoir and Dia. Both are two of my absolute favorite Amouages. I don't like Epic, but that's just personal preference.
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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    What would it smell like to someone who has never smelled a corn tortilla?

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    Reflection seems epic beside Epic. ;-)

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    Oh my God, I can't believe it...yo...after resmelling my wrist where I applied a little bit of Reflection, I just got the corn tortillas! lol!!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, I can definetely get that reference! lol And that doesn't take away from the scent in any way, but...I totally get the reference.

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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    Yes, I do get that tortilla chips vibe in its opening and middle stage. I also asked my friend, who owns a bottle of Reflection Man, if he gets the same tortilla chips vibe, and he says he does but still loves it because of its dry down. It's not for me, though.

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    I'm planning on eating Adoba tomorrow night with fresh corn tortillas. Hopefully no one in the restaurant will be too worried when there is this patron carefully and contemplatingly sniffing them.

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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    Quote Originally Posted by Larwiz View Post
    Oh my God, I can't believe it...yo...after resmelling my wrist where I applied a little bit of Reflection, I just got the corn tortillas! lol!!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, I can definetely get that reference! lol And that doesn't take away from the scent in any way, but...I totally get the reference.
    Yeah - when I first read this corn tortilla thing, which was after my first wear of RM, it really clicked with me. There is a slightly gourmand aspect to RM, and I didn't know what it was, but then I read this on another thread. BAM. That's it. That's what is closest to it. But don't think of it as an insult. If you have ever read the amazing fragrance-related novel Jitterbug Perfume, you'll know what I mean. To those who have read it, all I've got to say is "TPT". (and if you haven't read it, be sure to wear Reflection Man as you read the final chapters.)
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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    RM in no way resembles corn tortillas or Le Male to me. I made the mistake today and just tried a couple squirts of Le Male and to me its a scrubber, horrid. I did not want to wake up in them morning smelling like that. NOTHING like Reflection Man to my nose.

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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    RM is truly unique scent on it's own just like all Amouage fragrances.

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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    Quote Originally Posted by Partagas View Post
    What would it smell like to someone who has never smelled a corn tortilla?
    Go to Mexico and smell fresh corn tortillas. It's an awesome aoroma

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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    The opening is quite similar to Le Male, then the dry down goes entire different, goes green.

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    unique, but dreadful!

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    +1 for the title of this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I can definitely sympathize with those who don't/can't smell this as it was meant to smell - because when perceiving it improperly as such it smells HORRIBLE!
    Maybe it's meant to smell like corn tortillas. And yes, I do get it. Though it's more seasoned corn chips.

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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    I wonder if corn essential oil was part of the formula?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jathanas View Post
    It's just you.
    yap , it was a dream.
    my current top five (always in transition)

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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    I don't know about the corn tortillas, but when I tried Reflection Man, it reminded me of Rochas Lui in some way. Someone mentioned neroli, and that might be why I got the association since Lui also has it. I might wear Reflection again this afternoon to see.

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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    I actually thought of Le Male when I tried Reflection Man, too. They have the same tobacco leaf note, so it's not that crazy, though I can't vouch for the corn tortilla note. But I generally trust what Larwiz says...
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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    Quote Originally Posted by Partagas View Post
    What would it smell like to someone who has never smelled a corn tortilla?
    Now that's funny.

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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    Ah, the corn tortilla note.

    There's a whole bunch of that accord in the feminine Ego Facto scent, Poopoo Pidoo that I reviewed here.
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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    Quote Originally Posted by rogalal View Post
    I actually thought of Le Male when I tried Reflection Man, too. They have the same tobacco leaf note, so it's not that crazy, though I can't vouch for the corn tortilla note. But I generally trust what Larwiz says...
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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Ah, the corn tortilla note.

    There's a whole bunch of that accord in the feminine Ego Facto scent, Poopoo Pidoo that I reviewed here.
    That's it - new aromachemical. In one formula, it's novelty in top-shelf classic stuff. In another, it's..... poopoo pidoo.

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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    you guys are all crazy

    smells like flour tortillas

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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    Y'know, I pick up a bit of that corn tortilla note in orange blossom honey. I do get it sometimes w/ Reflection Man (when my chemical sensitivities are not acting up), but it's always quite subdued and I have to really search for it. There is an orange blossom honey presence in the heart of Reflection, though, for sure.
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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    I hated Reflection for a long time, but strangely I`ve now started to like it again! The trick for me is to go very light on the trigger. Only 2 sprays (one of them under the shirt).

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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    Tried this but don't see the relationship with the referenced fragrance or food item.

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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    Just sprinkle yourself with seasoning salt and you'll be g2g.

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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Tried this but don't see the relationship with the referenced fragrance or food item.
    me neither.
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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    Le Male with corn tortillas? I'll have to try that. It sounds good actually!

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    I have no experience with Le Male, but I do get the corn note and find Reflection repugnant. It┤s the only Amouage I┤ve tried that I don┤t like.

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    Default Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    There's really more of a 'pencil eraser' accord in it than corn tortilla, imo.
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