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    Thumbs down Myrrhe Imperiale - Armani Prive

    I gave this a proper wearing today & I surprised that the myrrh almost non-existent.

    It starts out with a sweet benzoin & vanilla accord topped with a teeny bit of saffron.

    Some time into it & the very mild pepper note replaces the saffron.

    Remains so until the end where it's a big fat generic amber accord.

    The myrrh is almost non-existent throughout.

    I'm very disappointed because the Prive line has generally been bold.

    Look at Ambre Soie, Bois d'Encens, Cuir Amethyste & others.

    I don't mean they need to be loud or strong. But where's the myrrh?

    Armani wasn't shy with the violets & birch in Cuir Amethyste or the rose & oud or the plethora of frankincense in Bois d'Encens.

    Suddenly they've become bland with their compositions?
    Even reserved , minimalistic, transparent & ethereal would be ok.

    But Myrrh Imperiale is plain bland.


    Or are they targeting another clientele segment?

    Has anyone tried this?



    Giorgio Armani's Myrrhe Impériale is a captivating, incense-like fragrance that evokes the atmosphere of oriental palaces. Myrrh and benzoin, two precious and natural ingredients, envelop the skin in distinctive notes. Myrrh is known for its musky, warm and smoky notes, whilst benzoin releases the scent of an incredibly balanced and smooth accord of milky vanilla.
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    Default Re: Myrrhe Imperiale - Armani Prive

    I sampled this a couple of weeks ago, and I had the feeling it reminded me of something..
    Couldnt shake the feeling and I had to brief through my bottles, and I finally found it.
    This is a tad more classy,teeny bit less sweet version of Balmains Ambre Gris, which costs a fraction of what Armani is asking. I actually have Ambre Gris, so I cant say its a bad scent. But they are scary similar I tell you, and recommend a comparison , just for fun.
    AG is generic, but smells really nice. Nice-nice and polite. Havent used it in a while but I remember thinking its a good everyday scent when I bought it. The kind of bottle you leave at work, just in case.
    Think its correct to assume its marketing towards a new kind of client. Which I doubt want to pay this price btw.

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    Default Re: Myrrhe Imperiale - Armani Prive

    I cannot understand this release.

    Were they in a hurry to get it ready in time for the debut of a new Armani boutique somewhere in the world?

    It is a filler.

    Look at Armani Privé Les Éditions Couture series. The epitome of niche.
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    Default Re: Myrrhe Imperiale - Armani Prive

    I'll agree with you, hedonist, taking into account that I only tried it on paper, not on skin. I did keep the paper strip for about a week, though, to see how it changed over time. It didn't make a very favorable impression.

    It just seemed kind of nondescript to me. Nice, but generic and bland. No oomph whatsoever. I too expect more character, especially since here in Saudi it costs a bit more than the others in the line.

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    I own this and have only worn it once since I have received it and although I can't dissect a scent and pick out notes unfortunately like you guys it smells nice to me. I guess I'm not attuned to what you feel should have been picked up rather easily - myrrh.

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    Tried this today on my skin, and i have to agree with you Hedonist.

    All i could smell was Benzoin with maybe a hint of myrrhe in the opening stages, but it disappeared quickly and i was left with a very bitter loud Benzoin accord.

    I was seriously considering blind buying this because i love Myrrhe. Glad i tested it !
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    Default Thoughts on Myrrhe Imperiale from the Armani Prive line?

    Anyone here own it/tried it? Thoughts?

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    I own it and I love it. Some have voiced their disappointment that they can't really detect much myrrh in it. My nose isn't as sharp as others but to me I do detect something like a myrrh note even though it's not overpowering. Lucky that I was able to get a bottle of this from abroad as it's still not available in the US.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on Myrrhe Imperiale from the Armani Prive line?

    I own FB and I really enjoy it.
    It has a distinct myrrh note with benzoin and vanilla.

    Smells very natural , luxury and comforting.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Myrrhe Imperiale from the Armani Prive line?

    Quote Originally Posted by ace11 View Post
    I own FB and I really enjoy it.
    It has a distinct myrrh note with benzoin and vanilla.

    Smells very natural , luxury and comforting.
    Sorry, what does FB stand for?

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Myrrhe Imperiale from the Armani Prive line?

    Ok cool, thanks for sharing! Well I have a sample on the way already, so I will have to see for myself. If I don't like it I will probably go with Bois d'ecenc.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Myrrhe Imperiale from the Armani Prive line?

    Quote Originally Posted by powerhouse View Post
    Sorry, what does FB stand for?
    Full bottle.
    You'll also see FBW which stands for full bottle worthy. As opposed to procuring a decant.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on Myrrhe Imperiale from the Armani Prive line?

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Full bottle.
    You'll also see FBW which stands for full bottle worthy. As opposed to procuring a decant.
    Ahhh! Thank you for clarifying.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Myrrhe Imperiale from the Armani Prive line?

    This is one of my most favourite recent FB purchases. It's deep, rich, smoky and slightly bitter and although I don't have that many myrrh centric fragrances, I understand that is exactly what myrrh is supposed to smell like. What Armani has done is add a level of richness with a heavy dose of amber and some vanilla. To be honest this actually has the overall effect of combining the best of all of Armani's Thousand and One Nights Collection into one fragrance. I love this one.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on Myrrhe Imperiale from the Armani Prive line?

    We'll merge this thread with the previous one.
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Myrrhe Imperiale - Armani Prive

    Since posting this a colleague of mine, who loves the prive line, has picked one up & regularly wears it.

    It's pleasant but they myrrh is muted.

    If you're craving myrrh, this may not quench your proverbial thirst.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on Myrrhe Imperiale from the Armani Prive line?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovescully View Post
    This is one of my most favourite recent FB purchases. It's deep, rich, smoky and slightly bitter and although I don't have that many myrrh centric fragrances, I understand that is exactly what myrrh is supposed to smell like. What Armani has done is add a level of richness with a heavy dose of amber and some vanilla. To be honest this actually has the overall effect of combining the best of all of Armani's Thousand and One Nights Collection into one fragrance. I love this one.
    Makes me even more excited to test my incoming sample! I also ordered a sample of bois d'ecenc to test side by side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Since posting this a colleague of mine, who loves the prive line, has picked one up & regularly wears it.

    It's pleasant but they myrrh is muted.

    If you're craving myrrh, this may not quench your proverbial thirst.
    I don't necessarily need heavy myrrhe. If it is a very nice scent it is good enough for me! But if it has a lot of detectable vanilla, I probably won't like it enough for a full bottle purchase, but we shall see!

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    I will try this for sure...

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    For those who don't already have this Stateside, now being carried by Nieman Marcus. Previously only available in Europe.

    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Giorgio-...&cmCat=product
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    Have this and Love this!!!

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