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    Default Amouage Memoir Man is starting to seduce me

    Walking around with a sample sprayed on paper the other week, Memoir Man wasn't wowing me the way I'd hoped it would from descriptions. Rather than absinthe in the opening, I got a sort of rich light chocolate, and didn't discover more. This morning, though, I decided to use a bit on my wrist from a sample I ordered. I still get the almost-chocolate feel, but something about the scent is drawing me in. It's quite different than anything else I have, or have smelled so far. I'm curious to see how this develops, because if it goes to even more interesting places I may have to put it on my buy list.

    Epic Man also disappointed me on the paper strip -- I expected it to be darker off the bat. Maybe that one deserves the skin test too.

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    I blind bought Memoir Man and I've been unable to fully grasp what I like about it. It's one of those fragrances that I love to wear and I don't care if someone else likes it or not. I feel invigorated when I wear it and also mysterious at the same time. This fragrance really threw me for a loop, it's very complex, and a bit too serious to be a signature scent. I've tried other fragrances that I assumed were similar, like Encre Noire and CDG Avignon, but nothing compares to it. It's brilliant and I will always have a bottle of it on hand.

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    Love this fragrance, best of the amouage line IMO (although I'm waiting on a sample of honor man). Memoir is dark rich woody and green with just the right amount of sweetness to balance everything. The vetiver note in this is amazing. But omg the price
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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man is starting to seduce me

    testing on skin is the only way to really appraise a scent ...

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    I would love it too but too bad im allergic to tobacco notes so Honor man and Reflection man are currently the best from this house to me. Looking forward to get Lyric Man soon.

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    Santa's bringing me Memoir tomorrow! Love this stuff. Took a few wearings though before it clicked. Mysterious and beautiful.

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man is starting to seduce me

    Mysterious is a good way of putting it. It's not a love-at-first-sniff for me, but it's feeling like a grower.

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man is starting to seduce me

    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    testing on skin is the only way to really appraise a scent ...
    Absolutely! The only proper way to evaluate a scent. I get a kick out of reviewers like Luca Turin and Octavian Coifan testing scents on paper. You really only get some of the story from paper.

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man is starting to seduce me

    It was love at first sight for me, as well as Epic Man, but if compared to Amouage Attars or even more complex compositions such as Gold, Jubilation or Ubar this is probably among the paler deliveries from this house.

    Said that, the ONLY way to properly evaluate a fragrance is on your skin IMO. Some fragrances are completely different on paper-strips (i.e. Guerrilla 1 which is awuful on paper and terrific on the skin or, let's say, Papyrus De Ciane which I love on fabric/paper and detest on my skin). If possible, give the fragrance a full wear.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homura View Post
    I would love it too but too bad im allergic to tobacco notes so Honor man and Reflection man are currently the best from this house to me. Looking forward to get Lyric Man soon.

    My favorite Amouage fragrances are Memoir Man, JXXV, Reflection Man and Ciel. I do enjoy Lyric as well, but since I purchased it my wife wears it more than I do. Lyric Man smells great on my wife and thus she's adopted it as her own. I wore it once in the office and I recall a woman asking what that "beautiful rose" scent was, but strangely another woman took credit for the scent being her own. It would have been more awkward if I interjected and explained it was actually me. It was so odd that I haven't worn it since.

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    Lol you should wear Lyric sometime soon again and they will definitely notice its you. Well the only only frag that a guy thot I was wearing a feminine perfume was L'instant Extreme due to the coco vanilla drydown. Lyric has a rose vanilla drydown so it might get a similar comment as L'instant Extreme. But who cares as long as they smell heavenly right?

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    Dubai airport dutyfree had a sale with 20% off their fragrances recently. No prizes for guessing which one I bought. My bride loves it on me!
    Currently wearing: Sartorial by Penhaligon's

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    Fantastic fragrance.

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    He's starting to seduce you? The Traitor! (I married this bottle over a year ago).

    Memoir is is so many things to me... my favorite wet & woody, my favorite cool incense, my favorite resinous frankincense, and a top summer frag (alongside the salty marine-noted Regio by Xerjoff/ Casamoratti). I know, I know; Memoir in the summer just sounds wrong. In spite of the fact that the house hails from such a HOT geographical hub, something about the richness of Amouage and summer really should not click so well, BUT, if you don't take Memoir Man for a spin in the late afternoon of a dry summer day - you are missing out.

    After a year of constant wear, I might just say that Memoir is my favorite Amouage scent period (yes, even against the 3 attars I so love that, while perhaps more beautiful in their full bouquet, travel little in their trajectory and thus tend to bore after a few hours). I still wish the opening would hold on more tightly, but have grown to appreciate that the dray-down is far more interesting than many give it credit for - especailly as the vetiver and tobacco notes emerge.

    Memoir is just so freaking beautiful! The dark notes here have turned me on to many other fragrances recently that, though perhaps released earlier, feel like knock-offs to the Amouage release. Memoir is hands down the best blend of Absinthe, woods, and incense I have ever experienced. This is the one I'll never be without.
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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man is starting to seduce me

    I haven't pulled the trigger on a full bottle yet, but I've ordered a more generous spray sample from The Perfumed Court to live with this one a little bit longer to see if its seduction remains. My concern is that dabbing from my earlier sample vial, as opposed to spraying, deprived me of the fullness this one may provide. Can't wait to try it again.

    Meantime, surely I'm not alone in getting a similar feeling from this that I get from outright gourmand scents like New Haarlem or L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme. A gourmand complicated by other notes of course (just like New Haarlem and LIDGE, of course, only potentially even deeper).

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man is starting to seduce me

    Just curious how the OP feels about memoir after living with the decant for a little while?

    Thanks!

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    Duplicate post.

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man is starting to seduce me

    Memoir and I hit it off from word go. So good.

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man is starting to seduce me

    Completely agree...

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man is starting to seduce me

    I gave it a full wear from a larger spray decant a few weeks ago. I'd be all for it if it weren't for that dusty, ashy note that hangs around. Does anyone else get that? I'll give it another try but it really threw me off.

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man is starting to seduce me

    I get it, but tend to enjoy the dust and ash.

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    Amouage Memoir Man is one of my favorite.
    It is so deep, dark and secretful.
    If Batmen wore a fragrance, Memoir would be his choice.


    I also get lots of compliments from women when I wear this fragrace. They dont say that it smells good on my skin, but they always ask what I wear and they are just curious.

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    Awesome scent - it's on my to buy list as well, albeit a few months from now after the warmer weather.
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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man is starting to seduce me

    Love at first sniff for me as well and my favorite Amouage. On this year's Christmas list for sure!
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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man is starting to seduce me

    Fantastic fragrance, everyone should at least sniff

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man is starting to seduce me

    I've sniffed it on a few occasions but just felt it wasn't as good as some others out there with the incense note that I like in many scents.

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man is starting to seduce me

    I would be tempted to blind buy Memoir Man if anyone knows of a super deal. Anyone?

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man is starting to seduce me

    An update: I wore Memoir all day today, sprayed from my decant, and it was thoroughly pleasurable. This time the ashy or dusty quality didn't bother me. I think I've come around to it, because the same quality initially put me off Gucci pour Homme (2003), and now I really like that one. In fact, though not the same fragrance obviously, Memoir Man has a similar vibe to GpH in its mix of a smooth, almost edible sweetness and the dry, dusty woods. Both give me a similar rich, sensual feeling. In fact, that I have a full bottle of GpH on its way is the only thing keeping me from ordering Memoir right now -- I see them as variations on a theme. It's a theme I'm starting to really enjoy.

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    I absolutely love this fragrance and will always have some.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onethinline View Post
    An update: I wore Memoir all day today, sprayed from my decant, and it was thoroughly pleasurable. This time the ashy or dusty quality didn't bother me. I think I've come around to it, because the same quality initially put me off Gucci pour Homme (2003), and now I really like that one. In fact, though not the same fragrance obviously, Memoir Man has a similar vibe to GpH in its mix of a smooth, almost edible sweetness and the dry, dusty woods. Both give me a similar rich, sensual feeling. In fact, that I have a full bottle of GpH on its way is the only thing keeping me from ordering Memoir right now -- I see them as variations on a theme. It's a theme I'm starting to really enjoy.
    Must go and try GPH, if it holds at least any resemblance to Memoir it must be great.

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