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    Default Best Amouage for Men

    Hi,
    I have tried few amouage fragrrances.
    I really Like JXXV for Man, Interlude for Man.
    I feel Epic Woman is better than Epic Man.
    I also liked Lyric man a lot.

    I am planning on buying another one and looking for advice.
    Which Amouage is the best for male, Doesn't matter if its marketed as woman.
    How is Lyric Woman? Fate Man or Memoir Woman?Anything from Opus collection? Beloved man?

    There is already a thread with a poll and the consideration there is only for Amouage Man and Woman versions have been ignored.

    Thanks for your help

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    Default Re: Best Amouage for Men

    Lyric Woman, Memoir Woman, Fate Woman, Opus IV, and Opus VI

    I think you need to sample them when you have a chance because they are all good, hard to pick out the best.

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    Default Re: Best Amouage for Men

    Of the ones I've tried - JXXV for Man
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Of the ones I've tried - JXXV for Man
    Same here

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    Default Re: Best Amouage for Men

    Dia Man, Jub XXV and Tribute Attar.

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    Gold Man and Tribute Attar. Jubilation XXV is also excellent. Gold Man is one of the older fragrances with an intricate formula containing a lot of naturals. It's the kind that's impossible to withstand EU/IFRA ingredient regulations. Reformulation has left it a little harder and flatter than it was.
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    Default Re: Best Amouage for Men

    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Gold Man and Tribute Attar. Jubilation XXV is also excellent. Gold Man is one of the older fragrances with an intricate formula containing a lot of naturals. It's the kind that's impossible to withstand EU/IFRA ingredient regulations. Reformulation has left it a little harder and flatter than it was.
    +1

    Memoir Man is great.

    If you can find Amouage Attars, try them some of them are great. I like Tribute, Homage, and Asrar.
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
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    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
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    Quote Originally Posted by mixerscent View Post
    Dia Man, Jub XXV and Tribute Attar.
    Yep.

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    It comes down to personal taste.

    I own quite a few and I honestly could happily live without Jub XXV and Dia Man, both of which strike me as a waste of time. These are two of the most popular.

    Memoir Man has a story to tell and still stands up as an interesting and original piece of work to me. Epic Woman is one I would recommend, certainly over Epic Man. More nuanced but still with a great robust, medicial thing going for it. Opus VI is probably the most interesting quality amber to hit the market in years - up there with the 'classics' like Ambre Sultan, Ambre Precieux and the HdP but with its own unique spiced angle. Ubar is great, esp. in the heat - it has an enervating quality to it. Jub 25 has a solid old school chypre density with a contemporary twist. Opus II is an unusual spiced fougere but best considered as an EDT . . . it lacks what many people seem to consider the requisite Amouage 'weight'. Lyric Woman is a jammy, slightly boozy rose that I prefer to the more refined, intentionally 'debonair' masculine classicism of Lyric Man (altho I wouldn't part with either).
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    It seems you like the most incensy of the lot (Jub XXV and Interlude). Perhaps Fate man will click too (immortelle).

    I love Gold man, an over the top resinous floral. But many people dislike it. I also have not smelled the latest version.

    Unfortunately, many Amouages have been reformulated, so you should check the current version before committing. For instance, Lyric woman used to be the gorgeous deep winey rose described by mr reasonable, but the latest version is a thin, clean rose that last all of an hour.

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    Default Re: Best Amouage for Men

    Thanks guys for all your responses.

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    Tribute attar.

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    I like this house....two that stand out for me are Memoir Man...my personal favorite...and Opus VI.
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    If you liked Lyric Man or rose in general, Amouage has some beautiful attars including Badr al Badour, Ayoon al Maha, and have just released Bel al Dien for Ramadan which is a beautiful oud and rose.

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    To address the meta-issue embedded in the OP's question, there is no conventional wisdom or consensus regarding the Amouage line.

    There have been a couple of duds, but aside from that everyone's favorite seems to be different. Quality is high throughout the line. You'll really have to try them for yourself to see what you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NillaGoon View Post
    To address the meta-issue embedded in the OP's question, there is no conventional wisdom or consensus regarding the Amouage line.

    There have been a couple of duds, but aside from that everyone's favorite seems to be different. Quality is high throughout the line. You'll really have to try them for yourself to see what you like.
    This is exactly right. Don't dismiss the ones labeled "Woman" either, as much, if not most, of Amouage's lineup is unisex. Lyric Woman, Interlude Woman, and Epic Woman are all ones I enjoy quite easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wit_Siamese View Post
    +1 Memoir Man is great.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Mrnybluesman View Post
    .......Memoir Man.......
    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    I own quite a few and I honestly could happily live without Jub XXV and Dia Man............

    Memoir Man has a story to tell and still stands up as an interesting and original piece of work to me. Epic Woman is one I would recommend, certainly over Epic Man.......Ubar is great, esp. in the heat - it has an enervating quality to it. Jub 25 has a solid old school chypre density with a contemporary twist......

    Memoir Man is excellent.
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    Thanks Guru's for the input.

    I already own Memoir Man,Lyric Man, Jubilation XXV ,EPIC woman, Interlude Man and have tried EPIC man, Did not like EPIC Man, Memoir Man is okay ( felt little light for an amouage). I am looking for a heavy hitter like JXXV, Lyric Man or Epic Woman.
    Would Gold Man (new formulation) or DIA Man even Fate Woman fit the bill?Any other suggestions?

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    Heavy-hitter? You likely want either Tribute ( I can't speak for recent juice, but as of 2011 it was excellent ) or among more recent releases, Opus VII.

    I should add a special note regarding Opus VII: many of the mens Amouages are big, but closer to classic French feminines ( Gold Man, etc. ) or modern niches ( Jubilation XXV ) than men's fragrances of yore. Opus VII is an interesting crossover in that it seems to reference the herbal-spicy opening of '80s aromatic fougeres while marrying that to a more modern amber drydown. If I had to choose "Amouage's best take on a traditional men's fragrance" rather than "best Amouage for a man to wear", it would win each time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post

    I own quite a few and I honestly could happily live without Jub XXV and Dia Man, both of which strike me as a waste of time. These are two of the most popular.
    What exactly don't you like about Jubilation XXV?

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    Interlude man
    Epic man

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    I think Dia Man is quite nice but a little anonymous. I would not pay the price for that one. I own Jub XXV which imo is the best Amouage for men. Reflection is also nice and my gf loves it. Also own a decant of Epic Man but I think it's a bit rough, good but no full bottle for me.
    My next Amouage will be Gold Man or Silver, both are great and are different from the others.

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    Default Re: Best Amouage for Men

    I love Jubilation XXV, I already have it, I am trying to buy one that I don't have,

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    Thanks for your Input, I bought Opus VI as lot of you recommended it.
    WIll let you know once I get it and give it a wearing.

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    Tribute Attar and Jubilation.

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    IMO Jubilation 25 >> Jubilation XXV. I wear Ubar sometimes. I love Memoir Man too but it's not something I can wear everyday. I don't think there really is a single best fragrance from Amouage.

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    JXXV. followed closely by Lyric.
    Current top 5.

    1. FM - Musc Ravageur ( Lovely cinammon and vanilla mix )
    2. Xerjoff - Kobe ( Very well made and addictive )
    3. Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille ( Sparks my imagination of an old English shop )
    4. Creed - Aventus ( Lovely pineapple, great longevity and sillage )
    5. Nasomatto - Black Afgano ( Unique and long lasting as it's parfum )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    What exactly don't you like about Jubilation XXV?
    I'll chime in my opinion, but I hate XXV, too. It's EXTREMELY oriental, and doesn't fit my "image".

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    Having tried or owned most of this line I must say my favorite is Fate Man.
    Current top 5:
    1. Puredistance M
    2. Kilian Apple Brandy
    3. Amouage Fate Man
    4. Andrea Maack Coven
    5. Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese

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    I haven't tried them all but really like Jub-XXV
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    Memoir or Opus VI

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    Default Re: Best Amouage for Men

    Dia Man projects well and is a real compliment getter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pman View Post
    Which Amouage is the best for male, Doesn't matter if its marketed as woman.
    There is no "best." There is only the one you enjoy the most, and only you can decide that. My personal favorite is Interlude Man. I also enjoy Reflection Man, Epic Man, along with Interlude Woman and Fate Woman. But, so far, the only one I enjoyed so much that I needed to own a bottle was Interlude Man.

    Parfums Raffy online is an excellent place to buy Amouage samples. They sell lots of Amouage 2.5ml carded spray vials for $7, and their Opus ones are 2.5ml samples for $8. It's a great deal!
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    Just tried Opus 6 again. Drydown's less interesting than the rest of it which is fairly spectacular, but it's an excellent fragrance.
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    Dia Man easily for me.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    I have Jub XXV and Lyric. Both smell great, project well, last long and get compliments. Just Purrrrfect!
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    jubilation xxv is my fav offering from amouage which you already own, but memoir man is my second fav from them. Def try before buying since they smell nothing alike to my nose.

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    If you have already tried Epic Man but prefer Epic Woman, try also Epic Woman in the extrait strength. Beautiful stuff. For me though, it's got to be Epic Man all the way.

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    Dia Man. My third bottle is getting low now.

    Shout for Opus IV though

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    "MEMOIR MAN" is the best

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    Dia, Jubilation XXV an Epic are phenomenal.
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
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    I never cared for Memoir Man at all but the sample I bought from Lucky Scent about a month ago was a shadow of its former self. Extremely weak and transparent. Jubilation XXV never clicked with me either. I really liked Lyric Man for awhile and was even tempted to buy a bottle. However, the more I wore it, the more it smelled like something a woman would wear which is why I never purchased it. That said, my favorites are:
    Tribute
    Interlude Man
    Dia Man
    Current Faves:
    Clive Christian X
    Xerjoff Richwood
    Creed Aventus
    Creed Royal Oud
    Mona di Orio Oud
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    Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu
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