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    Default Help! Doha duty-free Amouage shopping

    Hi guys, I need expert Amouagophile advice: I have been travelling through Asia and on the way here I made a stopover at the Doha airport and found pretty interesting deals for Amouage EDTs. Now I am going back in a few days and would like to buy one or two, but which? I am torn between Memoir (this one is the best deal price-wise), Reflection and Honour. I already own JXXV and like Dia but find it similar to JXXV. Which of these three would you choose? Memoir is very nice, but maybe a tiny little bit too churchy-incensy to me...
    Thanks to all!

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    Default Re: Help! Doha duty-free Amouage shopping

    I'd get the one that is the best deal price wise.

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    That makes a lot of sense. Problem is, I'm avaricious :-)

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    Dia Man is not very much like Jub XXV IMO. That would be top of my list, then Reflection Man.

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    No, you're right. I mean similar in that oriental spicy warm way...

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    Mmm you could say that about most of the Amouages though! As others have commented before, Dia Man is v similar to my beloved Arsene Lupin (Dandy) but wears a bit lighter. Very suitable for office or formal wear. Jub XXV I find more eastern and exotic, thanks to the spiced fruits and frankincense. If I didn't have ALD I'd buy Dia. Heck I'd probably get it anyway if the price was right!

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    Get the two you cost like.

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    Default Re: Help! Doha duty-free Amouage shopping

    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Dia Man is not very much like Jub XXV IMO. That would be top of my list, then Reflection Man.
    I agree. That would be my pick too (and my runner-up is Reflection as well). I like Honour too...
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Marais: I'll have to check out that Arsene Lupin. I actually liked Dia very much but found it a bit restrained in its projection, maybe the Lupin is the perfect solution!
    Hedonist: I'll probably do that, thanks
    Drseid: not helping! :-) you seem to be in a similar undecided situation as I am...

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    Would be easy for me - Memoir.

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    I think I'll go with Memoir (one needs a regal mystical incense in their collection, especially at a nice price) and if I'm feeling shopaholic also Dia. Just have Honour in the back of my brain now...
    Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LloydLlewellyn View Post
    Drseid: not helping! :-) you seem to be in a similar undecided situation as I am...
    Actually no indecision here... :-) To me it would not even be close... Dia Man is by far my favorite Amouage (even though I like many fragrances from the house including a couple of those you are considering). Memoir actually is one of the few I did not care for from the house.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    I would take the chance also explore the attars, especially Tribute, which is a big smoky woody tobacco.

    In the edts, my favorite is Gold man, huge incense floral. But it is quite different in style from the ones you are considering.

    cacio

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    Memoir grew on me and I have also received compliments on it.
    I've tried a few of the attars and, while I like most of them and appreciate the craftsmanship, they're not for me, and also way too expensive for my budget... Gold is my least favourite of them all, to me it smells like an old lady who's soiled herself :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I would take the chance also explore the attars, especially Tribute, which is a big smoky woody tobacco.
    It certainly is. Great description.

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    hi guys, what other niche fragrances can be found on doha duty free? i've heard about the tom ford exclusives. how are the prices on doha duty free? thanks
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    Default Re: Help! Doha duty-free Amouage shopping

    Honour Man, is also a fantastic buy.
    I have Epic,Honour and Opus VI - Love this house (except Reflection Man which i find too LeMale-ish)
    How much are these priced there by the way?

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    Memoir Man first and Reflection if you can squeeze it in as a second purchase.
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    Default Re: Help! Doha duty-free Amouage shopping

    Resurrecting this thread due to my parents taking a trip for a week to some island for sun and happiness. They're going to stop by Doha Airport both to and from their destination, and have about four hours to kill on their way back.

    I've already told them I'm really gunning for Amouage Fate Man - and I'm hoping they can find it. Besides that - anything hot they might carry? Also - anyone happen to know aproximately the price for Fate Man in a tax-free shop?

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    Memoir hands down.

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    Default Re: Help! Doha duty-free Amouage shopping

    I'm in the great position that I already own Memoir, Jubilation XVI (or whatever number it is ), Dia, Silver and Ciel. Owned and enjoyed but traded away Honour and owned Gold.

    I'm thinking more in the lines of Dior Exclusives / Chanel Exclusives I guess. Not sure if they're carried there, but hey. I'll have to pump information out of my non-caring parents. Sigh ...

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    Default Re: Help! Doha duty-free Amouage shopping

    On the second floor there are Dior Private Collection, Oud Ispahan FBW.
    For Sale:Gucci Pour Homme II , Amouage Attar,Lubin Idole http://www.basenotes.net/threads/313...dwide-Shipping

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    AmOuage Feature man should be around $320.

    for swap/sale:





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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Dia Man is not very much like Jub XXV IMO. That would be top of my list, then Reflection Man.
    plus 2
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    AmOuage Feature man should be around $320.
    Thank you very much for your answers. I'm speculating into getting New look 1948 for my girlfriend for christmas. It'll come as quite a shock seeing as we can't get it in Norway, and I'm not taking any trips to better shopping country before christmas

    Regarding Amouage, that seems to be a straight up retail price then? Fair enough I guess.

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    Oops, I kind of forgot this thread, even though I was the OP.
    I finally Got Memoir Man and Tribute for an absolutely amazing price, around 130 € the 12 ml. Though I own most Amouages now, I will be flying through Doha again soon and I hope the nice deals will still be waiting for me then
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