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    Default Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    Oh well after reading up more on Jubilation, I am even more confused than I started.

    There are two Jubilation(s) out there one for males which is XXV and one for females 25 and I see men using them both.

    What are your views on XXV vs 25?

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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    They have the same name but they are quite different. I own Jub XXV, a radiant pure frankincense. That's the one that is talked about the most in this forum. The 25, if I remember correctly, is a sweet floral chypre, very good too, and good for men as well, as most Amouage, but different.

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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    I'd go with the former.

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    I own and love both. Yes, the XXV (masculine) is indeed a radiant frankincense while the 25 is a old-fashioned thick spicy chypre with animalic-resiny undertones. Both well worth exploring but in order to like 25 you have to be fine with extremely classic french compositions.


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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    Jxxv > j25

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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    They're both worth owning, and other than sharing Jubilation in the name, rather different. I think Jubilation XXV is probably easier to love and a better place to start though.

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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    Jxxv
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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    25.
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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    For me, Jubilation XXV is breathtaking. It was the first fragrance I loved at first smell.

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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    Bought both at the same time, as Wifey and i were passing through an airport. Had a good chance to test both side by side throughout the 7 hour flight. Alfarom nailed the comparisons perfectly. I love both but prefer XXV.
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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    Are there any known problems with Jubilation XXV? I am looking to buy but without decent longevity or silage/projection it would be a deal breaker afraid.

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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    The Jubilations are completely different: XXV is an incense oriental, while 25 is an ambery chypre. Both are great.

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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    Jubilation XXV is the easiest to like but I find Jubilation 25 far superior.

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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    bgoc:

    Jub XXV is not loud, but has great radiance (as most Duchafours), that is, it fills the room with a discreet but perceptible scent; and lasts a very long time on me.

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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    I tried 25 and its magical, i cant believe XXV can be better:-)

    25 transforms from bitter-smoky top to sweet -fresh floral bottom, nothing old fashioned at all, it smells modern, but feels classic because of those transformations and complexity

    I dont get any fruits there, nor animalic notes, its the opposite, always somehow fresh, even clean but florals feel fleshy! Not synthetic! Only in the late drydown its ambery

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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    I think they are different but both nice, I prefer masculine.

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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    I've always felt that XXV is extremely overrated—it simply isn't my thing. 25 on the other hand is a radiant floral chypre in the classical style. Bottom line, I don't see XXV being talked about 20 years from now; 25 on the other hand... That being said, they are both quality fragrances and miles ahead of most modern releases.

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    I've always felt that XXV is extremely overrated—it simply isn't my thing. 25 on the other hand is a radiant floral chypre in the classical style. Bottom line, I don't see XXV being talked about 20 years from now; 25 on the other hand... That being said, they are both quality fragrances and miles ahead of most modern releases.

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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    Ah well I ended up with a 100ml bottle of Epic Man

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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    Jubilation XXV

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    Default Re: Jubilation XXV or Jubilation 25

    Quote Originally Posted by bgoc View Post
    Ah well I ended up with a 100ml bottle of Epic Man
    Haha. I just bought Memoir and Lyric last month, and am really considering this one now. How are you enjoying Epic so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Haha. I just bought Memoir and Lyric last month, and am really considering this one now. How are you enjoying Epic so far?
    Blind bought it and lives up to the name. I smell money in this.

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