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    Default Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    Just tried a sample of Memoir Man and I must say I was very impressed.

    Very nice...and very similar to Wonderwood.

    Perhaps a little more powdery, maybe a touch sweeter. Maybe, but like I said Memoir Man is almost identical to CdG Wonderwood.
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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    They both have woods, and are both sweet in their own way, but apart from that I don't get any similarity in smell.

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    I Prefer CDGW.

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    Both disappointed me

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    Memoir for the longevity silage and projection (for me)...
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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    memoir man is the worst fragrance i have smelled, i think i need to get a new sample from someone else in case i got fake juice lol.

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    No similarity to me... I liked Wonderwood quite a bit, but was highly disappointed with Memoir (though I think it was a skin chemistry issue with the wormwood).
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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    I still need to sample wonderwood. Love memoir man though.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    Memoir for the longevity silage and projection (for me)...
    100% agree,

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    Quote Originally Posted by onethinline View Post
    They both have woods, and are both sweet in their own way, but apart from that I don't get any similarity in smell.
    This. I love both, but I they smell pretty different to me.

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    I have tried both and get no similarity either.

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    I don't get the similarities. To me Wonderwood is all about a cedarwood-sandalwood combo with other woody notes thrown in whereas Memoir is a aromatic-minty-green concoction darkened by incense and wormood. I'm a big CDG freak but I find Memoir Man WAAAY much more complex, multi-faceted and darker.


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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    Wonderwood is faaaaaaaar better, the mysore sandalwood note is just awesome. Memoir, reminded me of vintage CK Eternity from the 90s , another very synthetic green fragrance.

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    Memoir Man is a far superior fragrance both in ingredients and construction. Wonderwood only smelling it from a dabber, is linear at best.
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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    I don't get much similarity either. I prefer memoir.

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    Prefer Memoir. I didn't see much similarity.
    Both could be in ones collection and not seem redundant.
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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    I find them very different; Wonderwood being a very thin generic wood, while Memoir Man being a rich herbal incense with supporting amber.

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    Quote Originally Posted by Carvalho Diablo View Post
    Just tried a sample of Memoir Man and I must say I was very impressed.

    Very nice...and very similar to Wonderwood.

    Perhaps a little more powdery, maybe a touch sweeter. Maybe, but like I said Memoir Man is almost identical to CdG Wonderwood.
    I have both, and disagree.
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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    I have and luv 'em both and I don't see much similarity.

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    I have and luv 'em both and I don't see much similarity.

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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    Memoir Man: I really like the dry-down. There is no cedar listed, but the mint and sandalwood and leather blend into a cedar like note. Overall a cool green base. Projection isn't great, but adequate. I try not to let price influence my reviews, but a very expensive fragrance should have great projection and longevity for me. I tend to be a little easier on it if the price is less.
    Wonderwood: Pepper and cedar, with some sandalwood and a hint of green...vetiver? Nice scent but linear.
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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    Quote Originally Posted by autumngleeman View Post
    I don't get much similarity either. I prefer memoir.
    Same here. When I sampled Wonderwood, didn't leave much impression. When I tried Memoir Man it was an instant "have to have"
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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    I just put WW on my wrist and the first thing that came to mind was Tam Dao. I prefer TD with its creamy sandalwood.
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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    I get the similarity, but it's a vague similarity at best. Memoir Man is so complex. I strongly prefer Memoir Man, but Memoir Man is more than twice the price at $270.

    Whenever you find yourself thinking two scents are very similar, make sure you're comparing them side to side on skin. If you're not, I guarantee that your mind is playing tricks on you.
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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    From a notes perspective they're not similar but from a genre, yes somewhat I see the resemblance.
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    Default Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs CdG Wonderwood

    I don't get the similarity, however I think the drydown of Epic Man is very similar to Wonderwood...

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