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    Default Honour by Amouage - New Fragrance!

    Here's the new upcoming fragrance by Amouage!

    http://www.cafleurebon.com/behind-th...rial-day-draw/

    Whoever tried it already, do let us know what you think .

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    Default Re: Honour by Amouage - New Fragrance!

    Pepper, nutmeg and geranium (in the masculine) sounds intriguing. Thanks for the link.
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    Amouage describes this as "a spicy and woody fragrance", yet the bottle seems contrary ....an ivory bottle with a gold cap somehow seems like it would have to be somewhat fresh/floral to me.....hmm....interested nonetheless as all Amouage fragrances are worth looking into.

    I love the "dissonance" in Ciel Man, so here's to hoping this dissonance Amouage mentions isn't too off-putting.

    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    The notes sound pretty heavy to be wearing in the heat. Patiently waiting for samples to come out for this

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccck View Post
    The notes sound pretty heavy to be wearing in the heat. Patiently waiting for samples to come out for this
    Yeah - first thing I did was check Parfums Raffy. Not there yet. I'd definitely like to try both of these.

    Some spicy woody fragrances do OK in the heat - maybe this will, too. Hard to say.

    I'm a sucker for the backstory on fragrances. For me, the ideas which affected the perfumer really set the playing field for the first sniff. I love to see how the story was played out in fragrance. Translating a story to an evolving mood and then carrying that over to a fragrance..... and oh - by the way - it has to actually smell great at the same time - that's what I love to discover. This one has an extremely interesting story, so it's got my interest right out of the gate.
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    Will pass on this.

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    Yeah - first thing I did was check Parfums Raffy. Not there yet. I'd definitely like to try both of these.
    Release date for this is going to be in September for the US. In parts of Europe it will be out in June and most of the rest of the world will have it by the end of July. Sucks for us.
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    The bottle feels like it should house something "creamy". Can't wait to try this one as usual, though I know I can't afford it... Darn!
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    Just thinking about how Honour Woman may smell makes me wet my pants... on a daily basis. Amouage, please make it stop!

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    Just thinking about how Honour Woman may smell makes me wet my pants... on a daily basis. Amouage, please make it stop!

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    Both are on their way for free.

    Will let people know in my rudimentary way what I think with some possible input from the lovely Mrs. J. as well. I am intrigued to say the least.

    To be fair, each is a sample, not a full bottle.

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    My review will be coming soon. I had planned to have it written already but there is a lot to unravel in this scent. I've got 3 wearings in so far but I think it will take a few more. Its structure is unlike anything I've experienced before.
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    I'm waiting for your Honour review SoS It seems that Honour is... at least, different, and quite special

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    The samples just arrived from Amouage, Ltd in this afternoon's mail. SoS is right on, this is something new. And it is wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    Just thinking about how Honour Woman may smell makes me wet my pants... on a daily basis. Amouage, please make it stop!
    As well it should! Honour Woman is a gorgeous floral of the highest order, and the use of rhubarb and other green notes in the opening is out of this world. It has that utter refinement and subtle but perfectly harmonized beauty that Lyric Woman has. In other words, it doesn't shout like Memoir Woman had a tendency too (though there is a time and place for that, too). This has instantly become my favorite women's Amouage and is one of my favorite feminine scents of all time.
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    Please let us know what you think of the male-version. Hurry up! ;-)

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    I'm working on it, lol. I've been wearing it the last 5 days in a row trying to fully wrap my head around it. My nose is adjusting to it and it has been very different on my skin on different wearings (and in different temperatures - we've had 95+ degree weather here and then a few days later it was down in the 50s). It is one of those seemingly simple but deceptively complex scents - it is full of contrasts and goes through a number of transformations, both pyramidally and also in regards to texture and the like. I've been hesitant to put pen to paper because I don't want to pigeonhole it as something less than it is.
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    I tried Honor Man.

    Starts our like something wonderful. Vetiver, pepper but deep pepper not like the one in Bang and some nutmeg.


    I got no tonka. The drydown was typically Amouage. Just frankincense. Nothing else.
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    I definitely pick up tonka, and quite a bit of it (but it is not at all that paper thin "tonka" note that you find in things like YSL L'Homme). It's a wonderful tonka that contributes a rich and golden honey note and some almond nuances (further enhanced by a semi-nutty vetiver). I didn't get it much the first few wearings though, so I'd recommend trying it again Hedonist, especially on skin if you didn't the first time. Like most Amouage scents, this blooms on skin.
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    I assume this is in the Spicy / Woody category. Are there any other fragrances "out there" that has some similarities?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    I assume this is in the Spicy / Woody category. Are there any other fragrances "out there" that has some similarities?
    wonderwood, opus 1740, Terre d'hermes (but without the citric topnotes).
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    It's only spicy/woody in the beginning and the end. The heart is something entirely different. I'd be doing it a disservice at this point if I simply said it was like a melange of X,Y and Z, even though the different phases of the scent could be described as an amalgamation of scents.

    I think based on the Amouage scents you like and the ones you dislike, you might like this one Oslo. It's not as loud as Reflection, Gold and the like, and not as over the top opulent/bombastic as Reflection, Epic, Jub XXV, etc.
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    Hedonist, if you are missing out on the tonka (and other sweet notes), you are missing out on huge portion of this composition. It's really really far removed from TdH and the descriptions of Wonderwood, imo.
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    I guess the tonka is nicely blended with the frankincense but the drydown, to me, is almost predominantly frankincense.
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    The tonka is actually not very noticeable at all in the latter half of the dry down, but it is present almost immediately and throughout the entire heart and plays a large role.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    wonderwood, opus 1740, Terre d'hermes (but without the citric topnotes).
    Intresting.. I like T-D-H very much, but the Opus is very light and weak on my skin. I hope the Honor is stronger than that one..

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    It's only spicy/woody in the beginning and the end. The heart is something entirely different. I'd be doing it a disservice at this point if I simply said it was like a melange of X,Y and Z, even though the different phases of the scent could be described as an amalgamation of scents.

    I think based on the Amouage scents you like and the ones you dislike, you might like this one Oslo. It's not as loud as Reflection, Gold and the like, and not as over the top opulent/bombastic as Reflection, Epic, Jub XXV, etc.
    My favourites are Dia and Silver, so maby I should give this one a try. Do you think it`s a "Wow" fragrance after the first sniff?

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    It wowed me. It's opening is comprised of the highest quality naturals. As Hedonist said, it is not at all like the pepper in Bang. In fact, if you ever wanted to do an expose on the difference between high quality naturals and synthetics and compare the difference they provide in depth in the final product, you could compare the openings of Bang and Honour Man. The opening of Honour is full of warm resinous pepper notes (that smell much richer and deeper than the smell of simple dried/ground black pepper - it is much more like a mixture of fresh peppercorns) with an awesomely deep, rich, and truly warm resinous touch provided by the elemi. Also present is a diaphonous sweet note along with a few hints of a cool camphoraceous note.

    Honour quickly goes in a completely different direction though - a direction that I really enjoy and that I find to be absolutely brilliant conceptually. The scent's composition reflects and echoes its concept as well as Memoir Man does, imo.

    I want to say more but it's hard to compress into a short post. My full review should be done tomorrow. If anything, this is definitely worth sampling unless you are completely averse to vetiver, pepper, incense or geranium. I'll also say it is much more floral than you'd think based on the notes list.
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    Hm, sounds intriguing although I'm not so keen on floral elements. Which do you prefer: Honour Man, Memoir Man or Epic Man?

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    Hm.. It almost sounds like a stronger version of Poivre Samarcande..

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    Completely different feels to them Nasenmann. Memoir is kind of dark, moody, and best suited to the winter months. Epic has an almost spiritual vibe in its extreme woodiness and opulent incense, while Honour Man is more optimistic and almost a bit 'dreamy'. It has a certain airiness in its upper registers (it has very distinct 'layers of scent') that make it well suited to spring or summer wear, and yet is overall warm and rich enough to be satisfying during colder weather (and it seems to present a different, spicier facet, when cold. Heat brings out the airier, camphoraceous, and more floral elements).

    I really really enjoy all three of the scents, but I imagine I'd get most wear out of Honour Man. It's definitely the most suitable to year round wearing and is the easiest of them to wear regardless of season.
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