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    Default Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    I had a 2 ml sample of Amouage Gold about 9 months ago, and I tried it at the time and was not a fan of it... it was too weird and thought was too feminine for me... now 9 months later...tried it again...and I'm in love with it... my sense of smell changed...and now acquired to the unique and special scent...
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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    Can someone like SLA give a concise summary on this thread of the different amouage mens scents?

    I decanted JUbilation XXV and found it too opulent to be worn by me everyday and to work. Are they all that "heavy"?

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    a house not worthy of the praise IMO

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    now 9 months later...tried it again...and I'm in love with it... my sense of smell changed...and now acquired to the unique and special scent...
    I have experienced the same about face with a number of fragrances but in a shorter interval.

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    Can someone like SLA give a concise summary on this thread of the different amouage mens scents?

    I decanted JUbilation XXV and found it too opulent to be worn by me everyday and to work. Are they all that "heavy"?
    I think "opulent" and "heavy" describe most of their scents. You might want to try Reflection Man, Ciel and Arcus if you want to get to the lighter stuff.

    I'll leave the rundown for a house expert....
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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    Gold is my favorite too. Plus, I like florals for the boys. Opulent is the right word. Unfortunately, most of the recent crop is less than opulent, and to me not worth the price.

    cameron:
    Gold man is much more opulent than Jub XXV. Jub XXV is intense incense, very radiant. But Gold man is incense + tons of flowers + civet in the base. Ubar is similarly grand; on my to buy list.

    A step below, at the same level of opulence as Jub XXV, I'd put Epic man and Lyric man (rose-oud and rose, respectively). Less opulent, but I like it a lot too, is Dia, a somber woody. Silver is a strange fresh semi-citrus, natural smelling but somehow giving the impression of a shiny, sharpened sword; unsettling. I like the others much less, they're definitely simpler and more "modern", exploring various notes (pepper, etc); but other people like them, so they may help here.

    But why should one go modern with Amouage? As change1, I would simply embrace the grandeur and go with Gold man or Ubar.

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    The beauty in Amouage Gold Man takes an experienced nose understand and appreciate... After being exposed to many fragrance and training my nose to distinguish each note in a fragrance... Amoage Gold Man is more than just floral to me now... I smell all the other notes that I did not smell 9 months ago...
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    The only thing I could think about wearing Amouage Gold is Pampers and baby powder. Horrible IMO.
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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    The beauty in Amouage Gold Man takes an experienced nose understand and appreciate... After being exposed to many fragrance and training my nose to distinguish each note in a fragrance... Amoage Gold Man is more than just floral to me now... I smell all the other notes that I did not smell 9 months ago...
    I'm very pleased to be able to wear and enjoy Amouage Gold when the mood strikes as well. It's well within my floral range.

    Martin

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    The beauty in Amouage Gold Man takes an experienced nose understand and appreciate
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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    I do love my Amouages, the house of Amouages is fantastic, artistic, Gold is an opulent scent and like most of Amouages not for everybody, thanks GOD for that.

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    a house not worthy of the praise IMO
    I completely disagree; in fact I think it's one of the few niche houses that deserves praise.

    Glad you came around, change1. Gold Man is a great scent though I can see how it could be too far out for some.

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    One of my favorite houses is Amouage....I wanted to like Gold but when I get to the dry down, it turns "pissy" on me. =(

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    It smelled like Chanel #5 when I first tried it a year ago and it smells like Chanel #5 today.

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    It smelled like Chanel #5 when I first tried it a year ago and it smells like Chanel #5 today.
    Chanel #5, yes, but with a bulge in her pants.
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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Chanel #5, yes, but with a bulge in her pants.
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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    You're not a Lady Gaga fan?

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by Flaconneur View Post
    The only thing I could think about wearing Amouage Gold is Pampers and baby powder. Horrible IMO.

    +1.... You said just what I was thinking.lol
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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    My last favorite from Amouage. It`s so heavy and opulent, that I can`t think of a situation too wear it.. Maby a dinner with Queen Elisabeth at Buckinham Palace?

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    One of my favorite houses is Amouage....I wanted to like Gold but when I get to the dry down, it turns "pissy" on me. =(
    Hello volley2 - I had the same in the past, in some forum, some gold owner mentioned that if you eat garlic 24 hours before wearing Gold the scent indeed can become "pissy"Folklore or not, I have done the experiment, so no Garlic prior 24 hours and Gave a full wear of Gold and it was beautiful.
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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    I like Gold, but I prefer the women's Gold ( neither of them are really gendered ), and I prefer Ubar more than either of the Golds.

    Definitely give Gold Woman and Ubar a try before taking the plunge on Gold Man. They're all variations on a similar theme, and none of them is really more ''gendered'' than the other.

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    a house not worthy of the praise IMO
    Probably one of the house most worthy of the praise imo.

    Dont care for Gold though, it s not for me. But Lyric, Silver, Jub XXV, Reflection, Opus V and above all of them Epic are fantastic. Not bad considering the total number of fragrances they offer. Amazing house.
    Current top 10 in no particular order : Malle - Carnal Flower (pre 2008) ; Montale - Black Aoud ; Bond #9 - Silver Factory ; Tauer - L'air du dsert marocain ; C&Z - No 88 ; Francis K. - APOM ; Creed - Aventus ; Amouage - Epic ; Profumum - Dulcis In Fundo ; Amouage - Opus V

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by Roc_Xel View Post
    Probably one of the house most worthy of the praise imo.

    Dont care for Gold though, it s not for me. But Lyric, Silver, Jub XXV, Reflection, Opus V and above all of them Epic are fantastic. Not bad considering the total number of fragrances they offer. Amazing house.
    very well said!

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    double post...

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    Amouage Gold works best on me when in Vegas. It's the one place where big, opulent and "what ARE you wearing?" are all appropriate things.

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    Dont like

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    I generally don't like "powdery" fragrances but the civet makes this a winner for me. I am not a fan however of Amouage prices. Glad to hear you like it though
    I might give my samples another try.....

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    It's like this:


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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    Trying it for the 1st time now, I like it!

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    Default Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by Roc_Xel View Post
    Probably one of the house most worthy of the praise imo.

    Dont care for Gold though, it s not for me. But Lyric, Silver, Jub XXV, Reflection, Opus V and above all of them Epic are fantastic. Not bad considering the total number of fragrances they offer. Amazing house.

    Well said, the house of Amouage is outstanding. Just looking at your current top 10 in your sig, you have exceptional taste in fragrance.

    I'm with you on Gold, it's undoubtedly extremely high quality and luxurious stuff but i just can't get past it's similarity to Johnsons baby oil.

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