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    Default APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    I m sure it must have been mentioned somewhere but could not find it, and I read all the APOM reviews and did not find any mention about Reflection.

    I have new samples which arrived from TPC last week, and I had another sample of APOM. I can t believe how much it smells EXACTLY like Amouage Reflection. This is the closest I ve ever seen two fragrances be (with GIT and CW) in my perfume journey.

    I own a full bottle of Reflection so obviously know the juice pretty well but just don t have it with me in the US so can t do a direct comparison on each wrist since I only have APOM with me now but it s just precisely how i remember reflection is.

    I m almost wondering if they did not do something wrong at tpc and filled my apom sample with Reflection juice. Yes, it is that similar to my nose.

    Anyone can sample both at home and give an opinion about it ?
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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    I don't have a sample of Reflection, so I cannot really know, but I remember Reflection as a sweet gourmand thing, which APOM is not. I could be mixing up things, of course.

    cacio

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    Are you talking about the mens versions?

    Then no, IMO absolutely nothing alike at all.
    Smellin good

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    Own both. They are sweet, and smooth in character, but that's where the similarities end!

    Reflection is a very complex beast, where APOM is clearly to my nose a neroli and cedar prominent fragrance.
    Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    I have APOM on my to sample list, but haven't gotten around to sampling it yet. It's definetely up next, ESPECIALLY since Reflection is my favorite fragrance. Anything that supposedly smells similar WILL BE sampled. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by timaru View Post
    Are you talking about the mens versions?

    Then no, IMO absolutely nothing alike at all.
    Agree. Quite different.

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    I have both samples as well, and if you are taking a passing whiff at it I can understand why you might think they are similar - I thought so myself too at one point. Give it a few more wearings and you will notice the differences during the middle and the drydown. I think APOM is much better.

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    Not really.

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    You have to be kidding me guys. Again, unfortunately i can t do a direct comparison as my beloved amouage is back in Europe, but I own the juice and during at least the first 30 min if felt when having apom on my arm that I was having Reflection.

    And I am speaking about APOM pour homme version. If they are not similar (but not sure someone did the real test yet with each of them on one wirst), then my juice is not the good one in the apom sample.
    Current top 10 in no particular order : Malle - Carnal Flower (pre 2008) ; Montale - Black Aoud ; Bond #9 - Silver Factory ; Tauer - L'air du désert 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: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I don't have a sample of Reflection, so I cannot really know, but I remember Reflection as a sweet gourmand thing, which APOM is not. I could be mixing up things, of course.

    cacio
    Seems like you are indeed, because Reflection is not a gourmand. It is.. an APOM though !!
    Current top 10 in no particular order : Malle - Carnal Flower (pre 2008) ; Montale - Black Aoud ; Bond #9 - Silver Factory ; Tauer - L'air du désert 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: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Agree. Quite different.
    Another +1. Not alike to my nose.
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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    They are both feminine oriental smelling but they do not smell exactly alike.

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    I guess this is the thread you mentioned, Roc_Xel…
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/280...Man-v-MFK-APOM

    Considering that some people notice similarities between these two scents, there is probably somethingsomething, which I am not capable to notice myself, to be honest.
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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    They both share a sweet neroli note, and also they both have a bit of that "pencil eraser" accord in them, along with a sweet amber. There are many similarities, but also many differences. Still, I'd rank APOM more similar to Reflection Man than nearly anything. The only other scents that are really similar are Arabian Nights by Bogart (similar but inferior in every way), Prada Amber (similar sweet powdery neroli aspects) and Fleur du Male (again, sweet powdery neroli and cedar).
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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    I've been wearing APOM Homme since february, about every day. I had a Reflection sample, I had to wash it off each time I wore it, I gave up. SO there must be something different in them

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by timaru View Post
    Are you talking about the men's version? Then no, IMO absolutely nothing alike at all.
    + 1 - I own Reflection and I have just sampled Apom.

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    I have a spray of Reflection on my wrist right now and I get the connection. Although as others have pointed out, Reflection is a lot more complex.

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    I had an idea, but just now could I try it. And yes, the APOM Femme version has something in it, which makes it a bit similar to Reflection.

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    I smelled the similarity.
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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    I own full bottles of both, and feel no similarity at all.

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    I hope they don't smell alike. I've been looking forward to trying APOM, but I can't stand Reflection. I'm really hoping you're wrong.

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    Perhaps you're sensitive to a certain note they both share. In terms of overall smell, I don't find any strong resemblance.

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    I think you better wait until you get home, and compare them again ... while there may be incidental similarities, the full bloom of the fragrances appears to be different ...

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    Perhaps I've found something. As I mentioned, I've found APOM Femme actually similar to some extent to Reflection. And now I've found that Reflection Man has ylang-ylang in it -not a usual thing in perfumes for men-, and so does APOM Femme, in APOM it's a really prominent note:

    "Amouage Reflection Man has notes of Rosemary, red pepper berries, bitter orange leaves, neroli, orris, jasmine, ylang ylang, vetiver, patchouli, sandalwood, cedarwood. This is a nice, cool, masculine scent. It covers a lot of classic men’s territory, but the red pepper and rosemary give it a little bit of a slant so it does and doesn’t smell typically masculine. I’m sort of enamored with this, it’s definitely a power scent that would be great on your investment banker type."

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    Not really.. To me Reflection's opening smells like a quality YSL L'homme and dries down vanilla like.

    APOM smells of orange blossom and dries down to a warm amber.

    I give it to you that both of them are quite sweet though.

    Thinking of buying APOM now after my purchase of Lumiere Noire. Its a good alternative to my summer floral (Carnal Flower)

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    They are not at all similar in my opinion. I don't think they even have similar notes. Reflection is a far superior fragrance IMO!
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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    After wearing both of them now, I cannot say they're similar. APOM is good. Reflection is a bottled headache.

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    Own both and not really.

    There is a bit of crossover there, I guess neroli, but I see these as quite different pieces of work.

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    After wearing both of them now, I cannot say they're similar. APOM is good. Reflection is a bottled headache.
    This ^

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    I don't see the similarity at all. I'd say APOM is closer to Neroli Portofino than Reflection.

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by taint it sweet View Post
    i don't see the similarity at all. I'd say apom is closer to neroli portofino than reflection.
    +1, qft

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    No similarity here.

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    I do not smell any similarity between the two however they're both similar to fragrances from Jean Paul Gaultier. Reflection is Le Male and APOM is Gaultier2

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    This is a case where I believe the OP is picking up on one aromachemical that they both share (possibly aurantione - I detect a large quantity of that in Reflection Man, at least!). I'm guessing the OP is sensitive to the chemical, and thus smells it more strongly than most, and because that note then overpowers the others the differences in the compositions are missed.

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    wtf is APOM?

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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by NenMaster View Post
    wtf is APOM?
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    Default Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by NenMaster View Post
    wtf is APOM?
    A Piece of Me -order yourself a 100 ml bottle.
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