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    Red face I tested Amouage Interlude Man

    Hello,

    I tested Jubilation XXV and Interlude for men at the same time.

    I wore Interlude on my right wrist and JXXV on my left wrist.

    The longevity of Interlude is monstery. I wore it at 5 PM yesterday and now, I can still smell this stuff.

    Unfortunately, the smell of JXXV disappeared after 4 hours.

    I wished my favorite fragrance (Tobacco Vanille) could smell as long as Interlude.

    I don´t like Interlude at all, because the smell of Amber is too strong to me and I really dislike the strong character of Amber.

    Generally, I really love balsamic scent, but Interlude is one of them, that tries to be the most balsamic scent, but it fails.

    Interlude smells after 12 hours like I was in the kitchen and cooked some dishes with onion and garlic.

    Don´t get me wrong. I really love eating dishes cooked with garlic and onion, but that´s not what I want to smell like.

    Interlude is not well-blended, not sophiscated and has no identity.

    Maybe, that´s not only the problem of Interlude, but also of most Amouages´ creations.

    JXXV is an exception for me. Maybe, that´s the reason, why JXXV gets so much love in this forum.

    I think that Amouage has the potential to create more wonderful perfumes.

    So the golden era is coming yet for Amouage (Hopefully!!!).

    Amouage is a luxury perfumery and every Amouage smells luxurious, but not more.

    I have to try Reflection Man, Lyric Man and Beloved Man.

    I have tried JXXV, Epic Man, Memoir Man and Interlude Man up to now.

    I think I love JXXV (Greater than Chypre Palatin), but the longevity is poor. I cannot smell it after 3 or 4 hours

    Memoir Man is interesting and smells mysterious like a black swan, but it gets boring and boring.

    Epic Man...I cannot remember, but my poor memory says that Epic could be my Nr.2 Amouage or maybe better than JXXV ( I gotta try Epic again).

    This regular line lacks character in my opinion.

    Attar collections are indeed really amazing. Maybe, Attar collections have the best era of Amouage.

    I hope I will not be dissappointed by Lyric Man, Beloved Man, Reflection Man and Epic Man again.

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    I dislike it as well and agree with the kitchen analogy. The last few release Interlude, Fate and Beloved Man have been a real disappointment for me.
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    Agreed. In my oppinion Interude is a unbalanced chaotic mess.. My least favorit from Amouage.

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    Default Re: I tested Amouage Interlude Man

    Interlude is a disaster to me as well-great longevity though

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    I like it, but it's definitely a love or hate fragrance.
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    I think Interlude is a great fragrance. Besides longevity being great, it's a nice composition of notes which smells great on my skin.

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    After taking a shower, I can smell Interlude easily..

    Insane that this longevity beats the longevity of TV.

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    Default Re: I tested Amouage Interlude Man

    Have tried it and thought it was OK but nothing that wowed me.
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    I have JXXV and I get a whole days wear with one spray ...go figure!!
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    Default Re: I tested Amouage Interlude Man

    I really enjoy Interlude Man. It has great longevity but doesn't project a lot on me. The oud smoke in it is very nice.

    Jubilation XXV is a tricky one sometimes it seems to be very short lived but then hours later still catch whiffs of it. I think a lot of times with Jubilation myself and others easily get olfactory fatigue.

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    I absolutely love Interlude! Its intoxicating to me. Smoke, oudy, amber, incense. Excellent composition. Extreme performance. I bought a back up bottle recently, even though i may never even finish my current bottle even though i wear it probably once a week.

    Its one of my favorites of all time. And my favorite Amouage. After Interlude is Jubilation. I get excellent longevity about 10-12 hours before its very close to skin, but still stirring about. Careful not to over spray it.

    Next would be Epic, but i wear it rarely. Its SO peppery before it calms itself into something wonderful. I get about 8 hours of longevity here.

    Those are my top 3 from the house. The only one i absolutely hate is Lyric. If the vanilla wasn't there it may be something i'd wear when i want to be very clean and boring, but the vanilla makes it nauseating to me. Almost like a cheap room spray or glade plug in.

    Sorry to hear you don't love Interlude, its definitely not for every one.

    P.S. First i've ever heard anyone say they get poor longevity out of Tobacco Vanille. Another monster!

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    I have tried Interlude a few times and learned that the further from my nose that I spray, the more I enjoy the scent. To me it smells vastly different when sprayed on my lower chest than my wrist. At a distance where I only catch wafts it is beautiful. Up close it is just too powerful for me and much like Epic, becomes a sinus fryer.
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    Try Lyric - pure bliss
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    Quote Originally Posted by farang View Post
    Try Lyric - pure bliss
    I expect a lot from Lyric Man.

    After testing Homage Attar, I thought that Amouage seems to handle really well with rose...

    I am really excited because Lyric Man seems to be igorance in this forum..

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    Interlude Man is one of my favourite Amouages. I actually prefer it to Jub XXV, which in have loved for a while now.
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    Interlude has monster silage and longevity. It'll drown out whatever else you are wearing. I don't think JXXV's longevity is that poor. Maybe you could no longer smell it when you wore it together with interlude. I know when my husband puts on Interlude, I can't smell my own fragrance at all. My Carnal Flower has pretty good silage. But i couldn't smell it when I was sitting beside my husband wearing Interlude. I joked Interlude was truly the king's fragrance. When the king talks in the Royal court, he is the only one you hear and smell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunflower77 View Post
    Interlude has monster silage and longevity. It'll drown out whatever else you are wearing. I don't think JXXV's longevity is that poor. Maybe you could no longer smell it when you wore it together with interlude. I know when my husband put on Interlude, I can't smell my own fragrance at all. My Carnal Flower has pretty good silage. But i couldn't smell it when I was sitting besides my husband wearing Interlude. I joked Interlude was truly the king's fragrance. When the king talks in the Royal court, he is the only one you hear and smell.
    Yes! I love that

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    This is a scent I never want to smell on anyone...but me.
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    You get 4 hours from JXXV !??? That's insane!!

    I got like 24+ hours from it!! And most people got atleast 8+ hours from it.

    I think there's something wrong with your juice or your nose, seriously...

    But kinda agree on Interlude Man. I almost like it. The scent itself is great, but not something I wanted to smell like.

    And this smell somehow clings on me for 24 hours ...

    Try not put the Oregano note in and I'm (maybe) sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I dislike it as well and agree with the kitchen analogy. The last few release Interlude, Fate and Beloved Man have been a real disappointment for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    Agreed. In my oppinion Interude is a unbalanced chaotic mess.. My least favorit from Amouage.
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    Interlude is a disaster to me as well-great longevity though

    1st 3 responses pretty well summed up my feelings on this one. Oregano? Really? I don't want to smell that in a kitchen, much less on my skin for the next 18 hours. Their latest creations are so close to being good - but with one overloaded note that destroys it - oregano in this case.

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    Default Re: I tested Amouage Interlude Man

    I did a 180 on Interlude Man. Tried it, loved it, bought 30ml of it.....and then hated it. I can put up with it if I do one spray under my shirt onto my chest. The reason I hate it now is I get some kind of sweet from it. Not that I hate sweet but I cant stand what its putting off.

    JXXV.....I have a similar problem with it that you are having. I spray it on, smell it for an hour or two and then it goes away only to return in wafts every once in a while. I think its a problem with my nose and the scent not agreeing with each other.

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    Interlude Man sporting that bright blue bottle is a winner. Longevity and silage is monstrous. To me it has the elegance of smoky oudy ambery projection that has me hooked.
    Currently wearing: Jubilation XXV by Amouage

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNBLUEMIKE View Post
    Interlude Man sporting that bright blue bottle is a winner. Longevity and silage is monstrous. To me it has the elegance of smoky oudy ambery projection that has me hooked.
    Pretty much this. Love it. At first it was a mess, didn't get it at all. But something about it brought me back (my girlfriend telling me it was her favorite...) and once I finished my sample, had to add it to my collection. Though given my initial feelings on the scent it's no wonder to me why it's not everyones cup of tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rouj View Post
    Pretty much this. Love it. At first it was a mess, didn't get it at all. But something about it brought me back (my girlfriend telling me it was her favorite...) and once I finished my sample, had to add it to my collection. Though given my initial feelings on the scent it's no wonder to me why it's not everyones cup of tea.
    Yes it took me a few wearings to really appreciate it. But now i find I am drawn to it more that Jubilation XXV.
    Currently wearing: Jubilation XXV by Amouage

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    Interlude is plain greatness
    Jubilation disappointing sillage for being an Amouage!

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    i like interlude. once i get through the harsh opening it gets really complex smoky and sweet. excellent projection and longevity.
    jubilation did not impress me at all. dried figs with incense. below average longevity and projection
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    Quote Originally Posted by Temptation View Post
    Hello,

    Interlude is not well-blended, not sophiscated and has no identity.

    Maybe, that´s not only the problem of Interlude, but also of most Amouages´ creations.
    +1. However, I also think Jub XXV is a mess itself, the fake, plasticy smoke smell in the middle is horrible. I do enjoy the far far drydown (about 6 -7 hrs into the scent) which smell like a mix of creamy sandalwood & incense but the rest is just lack of direction like majority of others in Amouage Man line. Btw, Jub XXV last quite long on my skin
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    Default Re: I tested Amouage Interlude Man

    I don't like Interlude either, but it is one of the more successful recent releases by Amouage though. I tried it on my skin and had to wash it off after several hours. Could still smell it after two hours. I think it's easily the strongest out there.

    As for Epic, I can't see myself being without a bottle of this (subject to the usual reformulation clauses!). It's a great frankincense and myrrh scent that just smells divine!

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    My favorite Amouage's :
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    Homage
    Ciel Man
    Interlude Man
    Jubilation XXV
    Arcus

    Haven't found any others bottle worthy, despite liking stages of Opus IV, Fate man, and Al Andalous.
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