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    Question Is Amouage watering down ?

    According to this URL below, Amouage could has been watered down.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/217...=1#post3021520

    That is a good price anyway, but selling lesser quality products for lesser costs is really cheap trick.

    By the way, it is one person's experience so it can not prove anything much.

    He might got olfactory fatigue from smelling countess scents because there are load of perfumes there, both Niche&Designer.

    Or Amouage might reformulated their fragrances again.


    Anyone try Amouage lately ? Is Amouage watered down ?
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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    Do you know which particular one was affected, Wit?
    Many of the older ones have altered a lot in recent years.

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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Do you know which particular one was affected, Wit?
    Many of the older ones have altered a lot in recent years.
    We need to wait for 1111ff to tell us which ones he/she tried.

    AMOUAGE bottles I bought months ago also smell quit different than the decants I got recent years.
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    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    A new member with eight posts claiming an unnamed Amouage fragrance to possibly be watered down is pretty vague if you ask me. Perhaps if we got a bigger number of claims, but as it is, I'm not sure we can conclude with anything.

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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    It's not surprising to me, Wit - my old bottle of Ubar, for example, is a lot different to the newer one purchased a few years later and it's not only Amouage products that are affected.

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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hreple View Post
    A new member with eight posts claiming an unnamed Amouage fragrance to possibly be watered down is pretty vague if you ask me. Perhaps if we got a bigger number of claims, but as it is, I'm not sure we can conclude with anything.
    I can not agree more.
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    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
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    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    IMO, Gold has been altered but I think this is a universal truth. It has been toned down but I'm not sure about watered down/weaker.

    I can say that my new bottle of Epic is a weakling. It lasts a good long while but 15-18 sprays of it will not do any harm and from what I've read, this would have knocked out a 5 block radius.

    I also have a fairly new bottle of Memoir and from what I read, this one should prove stronger than what I experience. It is more potent than Epic for me but still, nothing like I thought it would be.

    Now, my current bottle of Interlude is of nuclear strength. Is that perhaps because it's too new to have been altered???

    Lastly, a test of Jubilation XXV proves it to be a lightweight on my skin. It quickly becomes a skin scent though it does last. I need to have my nose pressed to the area of application to detect anything. All of this leaves me very wary of spending high dollars for anything else from the house.

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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    Sadly, reports are now mounting of progressive watering down of Amouages. The most striking to my nose are Homage and Lyric woman, now bland orange blossoms. Ubar and Gold had been changed long ago, though at least a few years ago, they were still very good.

    I have not smelled the recent iterations of masculines, so I cannot comment on them. But evogel's post doesn't come as a surprise, and makes me sad.

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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    Not for me. Mine have been solid.

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    I heard a lot of grumbling about Red Vetyver. Very sad - was a great fragrance.


    Quote Originally Posted by evogel View Post
    I can say that my new bottle of Epic is a weakling. It lasts a good long while but 15-18 sprays of it will not do any harm and from what I've read, this would have knocked out a 5 block radius.
    Yes. If you would even consider more than 3 sprays of this, then it cannot be the same Epic Man that I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evogel View Post
    IMO, Gold has been altered but I think this is a universal truth. It has been toned down but I'm not sure about watered down/weaker.

    I can say that my new bottle of Epic is a weakling. It lasts a good long while but 15-18 sprays of it will not do any harm and from what I've read, this would have knocked out a 5 block radius.

    I also have a fairly new bottle of Memoir and from what I read, this one should prove stronger than what I experience. It is more potent than Epic for me but still, nothing like I thought it would be.

    Now, my current bottle of Interlude is of nuclear strength. Is that perhaps because it's too new to have been altered???

    Lastly, a test of Jubilation XXV proves it to be a lightweight on my skin. It quickly becomes a skin scent though it does last. I need to have my nose pressed to the area of application to detect anything. All of this leaves me very wary of spending high dollars for anything else from the house.

    What jubilation did you get ... jubilation 25 or XXV...maybe they gave you 25(Women) instead of XXV(men's ) . My XXV , which I got from Steve (splitter in basenotes (20ml)) , whom purchased it from MinNy is A horse kicking Mustang....one spray in the chest is enough, 2 sprays and I would be a walking radioActive drone ...btw, I just got this split from Steve about 6 or so weeks ago....Go figure
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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    Quote Originally Posted by evogel View Post
    IMO, Gold has been altered but I think this is a universal truth. It has been toned down but I'm not sure about watered down/weaker.

    I can say that my new bottle of Epic is a weakling. It lasts a good long while but 15-18 sprays of it will not do any harm and from what I've read, this would have knocked out a 5 block radius.

    I also have a fairly new bottle of Memoir and from what I read, this one should prove stronger than what I experience. It is more potent than Epic for me but still, nothing like I thought it would be.

    Now, my current bottle of Interlude is of nuclear strength. Is that perhaps because it's too new to have been altered???

    Lastly, a test of Jubilation XXV proves it to be a lightweight on my skin. It quickly becomes a skin scent though it does last. I need to have my nose pressed to the area of application to detect anything. All of this leaves me very wary of spending high dollars for anything else from the house.
    I bought my bottle of Epic Man this year and I can tell ya it is a monster on projection, sillage, and longevity on me.

    Jubilation XXV is a tricky one I thought it was horrible with the projection and longevity but it was mostly olfactory fatigue on my part.

    Out of my 18 bottles of Amouage, Memoir Man is probably the weakest on my skin.

    I think it's hard to say something is positively watered down as our sense of smell does change. This goes for any fragrance that is rumored to have been reformulated or watered down. The best course of action would be to reach out to the company and ask them if this is true. Now a company might not give you the answer you'd like but why not ask the source.

    I don't think new releases are on the weak side take a look at Opus VII it is a beast of a fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev320 View Post
    I bought my bottle of Epic Man this year and I can tell ya it is a monster on projection, sillage, and longevity on me.

    Jubilation XXV is a tricky one I thought it was horrible with the projection and longevity but it was mostly olfactory fatigue on my part.

    Out of my 18 bottles of Amouage, Memoir Man is probably the weakest on my skin.

    I think it's hard to say something is positively watered down as our sense of smell does change. This goes for any fragrance that is rumored to have been reformulated or watered down. The best course of action would be to reach out to the company and ask them if this is true. Now a company might not give you the answer you'd like but why not ask the source.

    I don't think new releases are on the weak side take a look at Opus VII it is a beast of a fragrance.
    I can compare my two bottles of Ubar 'though - one purchased when it was initially re-released & the other purchased either last year or the year before - they are very different indeed.
    I have probably bored the socks off too many people already about the changes in Homage - not my faulty memory either.

    For this reason, I'm happy to investigate new releases but am rationing & not replacing the older ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    I can compare my two bottles of Ubar 'though - one purchased when it was initially re-released & the other purchased either last year or the year before - they are very different indeed.
    I have probably bored the socks off too many people already about the changes in Homage - not my faulty memory either.

    For this reason, I'm happy to investigate new releases but am rationing & not replacing the older ones.
    It seems that most of the complaints I read about Amouage being reformulated are the female fragrances. If I remember someone asked Montale about possible watering down and they stated the percentage of perfume oil did decrease. If I am wrong please correct me.

    I was not impressed with the sample of Homage I tried. It seemed very plain compared to Tribute attar.

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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    The old Homage was very nice indeed but quite different from that marketed since a bit after the red boxes came in.

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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    I own the original Ubar, never tried the new version. But reading notes and reviews, it actually seems like a different fragrance altogether.
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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    Reporting from the scene at Siam Paragon where that member said 'he tried Jub XXV & it smelled watered down", there is no Jub XXV tester, it is Dia Man tester, besides there is no Jub XXV box here.

    But it is really cheaper here.

    According to the SA, some tester are not arrived yet.

    The pop up store might open until February.


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    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    Thanks for the info., Wit - enjoy the tea!

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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    I had a similar experience at department stores a few months ago, and I posted a thread about it. I could swear that some of the scents were weaker. This merely confirms my suspicions. If a high-quality house such as Amouage is doing it, then definitely, the others are, too. I suspect some of it is driven by profit-making, but I also suspect that the IFRA regulations are causing reductions in certain materials, and it is easier to dilute the entire fragrance to reach the target amount of the regulated material than to re-formulate with different materials.

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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    Quote Originally Posted by purplebird7 View Post
    I had a similar experience at department stores a few months ago, and I posted a thread about it. I could swear that some of the scents were weaker. This merely confirms my suspicions. If a high-quality house such as Amouage is doing it, then definitely, the others are, too. I suspect some of it is driven by profit-making, but I also suspect that the IFRA regulations are causing reductions in certain materials, and it is easier to dilute the entire fragrance to reach the target amount of the regulated material than to re-formulate with different materials.
    Gold man has gone pass serious reformulations.

    Legend has it that it was much more dirty than it is now.


    And I swear that my Epic Man I bought recently smell lighter than the decant I got a years ago,
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    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    Quote Originally Posted by taint it sweet View Post
    Not for me. Mine have been solid.
    Same here, all my FB's I own are strong - Interlude & Epic are monstrous...Same with Tribute attar, sometimes even at the time of application, it's so strong that I have to keep my nose away...Lasts a day +, posts from other BN saying you can smell it after a shower are true, at least with Tribute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evogel View Post
    IMO, Gold has been altered but I think this is a universal truth. It has been toned down but I'm not sure about watered down/weaker.

    I can say that my new bottle of Epic is a weakling. It lasts a good long while but 15-18 sprays of it will not do any harm and from what I've read, this would have knocked out a 5 block radius.

    I also have a fairly new bottle of Memoir and from what I read, this one should prove stronger than what I experience. It is more potent than Epic for me but still, nothing like I thought it would be.

    Now, my current bottle of Interlude is of nuclear strength. Is that perhaps because it's too new to have been altered???

    Lastly, a test of Jubilation XXV proves it to be a lightweight on my skin. It quickly becomes a skin scent though it does last. I need to have my nose pressed to the area of application to detect anything. All of this leaves me very wary of spending high dollars for anything else from the house.
    I thought Jubilation died really quickly too-- less than 4 hours if I remember. Then I wore it last week and got a solid 6-8 hours IN WINTER. I don't know...one year between wears and the strength is noticeably better. I have the small sample bottle by the way (the little Amouage atomisers you get in a black case).

    Epic died quick on me too. I haven't wrote it recently though.

    It might be olfactory fatigue, it might just be spotty longevity. Some fragrances are like that. I generally get good longevity on fragrances, inluding Creed MIllesime Imperiale which is known to be short lived, perhaps due to my oily skin oily skin = fewer wrinkles too, so that's a win-win.

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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    Quote Originally Posted by badr View Post
    I thought Jubilation died really quickly too-- less than 4 hours if I remember. Then I wore it last week and got a solid 6-8 hours IN WINTER. I don't know...one year between wears and the strength is noticeably better. I have the small sample bottle by the way (the little Amouage atomisers you get in a black case).

    Epic died quick on me too. I haven't wrote it recently though.

    It might be olfactory fatigue, it might just be spotty longevity. Some fragrances are like that. I generally get good longevity on fragrances, inluding Creed MIllesime Imperiale which is known to be short lived, perhaps due to my oily skin oily skin = fewer wrinkles too, so that's a win-win.
    I also have oily skin. Epic Man last quit a long time on me, but JubXXV always gives me disappearing acts, on cold days I also get better longevity.

    IMO, Amouage has reformulated their offerings like other perfume companies.
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    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    This really isn't an accurate measurement, but I have a 10mL decant of Jubilation XXV from about a year ago and that is absolutely nuclear on me (24+ hours), and my bottle of Jubilation XXV I recently purchased is not quite as potent, but I hesitate to give it a number since I've only worn it a few times.
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    Jubilation XXV
    - full bottle from years ago: 3 sprays = huge longevity. great impact (right from the beginning; not just after a few years of "mellowing out")
    - full bottle from beginning of 2012: 3 sprays = gone in some hours, density of the fragrance seems to lack, thinner, one-dimensional

    Because of this experience I've decided to not invest into other Amouage fragrances.

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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    It's a pretty common problem now.
    These days, it's probably worth checking a bit before replacing bottles from any large brand.

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    Hope that's not the case. These fragrances cost too much!

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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Hope that's not the case. These fragrances cost too much!
    Unfortunately, most perfume companies reformulate their creations to match IFRA's restrictions or cut down the cost or run out of the raw material.

    Amouage are still potent, but they are also different than what we have in the past like someone mentioned in this thread and many thread in BN.


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    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
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    I would bet money on a reformulation of jub xxv. I have some from a guy that sold the last 10 ml or so from his bottle and it's a beast of juice. Especially the opening. ..last longer...richer...deeper...fuller scent. I decided to buy a fb after using this juice and sadly my fb lacks the potency of my older juice. It still smells the same only weaker.

    still great juice...However if it were full retail i would be offering my complaint letter to headquarters

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    Hm. I read this thread with concern, as I bought my bottle of Jubilation XXV in 2013 after sampling it a number of times and finally falling for it. I've noticed that it indeed seems subdued, but also that the projection seems tricky -- coworkers compliment me on it hours later after I've stopped smelling it strongly. So I do think olfactory fatigue is a real player with this one. At the same time, I have to agree that I've noticed a disappearing act. But I've seen people say that about this fragrance for a while, so maybe that's just inherent to the materials used, rather than that there was a serious reformulation?

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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    It's possibly just due to compliance issues, in common with many other fragrances on the market.

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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    And some will be more affected than others, depending on what's in them.

    Interlude is huge, Fate is not exactly shy - when the perfumers know what they can use it's less of a problem. The older stuff that may have been reliant on specific ingredients that are now restricted are the ones that suffer - not just at Amouage, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wit_siamese View Post
    unfortunately, most perfume companies reformulate their creations to match iff's restrictions.....
    IFRA
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    Default Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    Tried my Jubilation XXV again last night, just to get more perspective in light of this thread. I had the experience I've had with it before, where I get a blast at first (sprayed twice on my arm), then seemingly nothing. But the rest of the evening, when I moved around, it was right there (smelling beautiful, too). This morning when I woke up it was still there, though faded of course, in the crook of my arm. So I don't think the basic potency of this one is an issue. Instead I think there's a component used which leads to real olfactory fatigue. Sometimes when I wear it, it seems huge and present, and other times I go for hours without smelling it even though coworkers notice it (and offer compliments). I suspect this is more what's at play rather than a weakening reformulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    ifra
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    why the hell are all my capital letters turning into small ones when i post?
    Sorry, Pluran - just tested it (IFRA) and it's not happening to me.
    Is it only on one device?

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    I have just received a bottle of Epic Man from Fragrancenet (so not certain of how recent the production is), and it seems slightly different than the tester at Scent Bar and not as strong as two year old factory samples.
    Naturally, there are no top notes left in the factory samples but they are still quite full and rich. I am concerned that the new bottle may be watered down, however, I recall going through this with a fresh bottle of Memoir purchased from Lucky Scent a few years back. It took a month or two after the first spray for it to reach full potency. It smells fantastic now. I truly hope that this is the case and that this is a web scare. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
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