Yes, every single cent of its price.
Seems like almost all retailers only carry the magnetic cap bottles of most Amouages. Three out of my four bottles are the older heavy non magnetic caps.
I'm leaning towards jumping on a bottle of Lyric Man knowing these are magnetic caps. My Reflection Man has a magnetic cap and its still gorgeous and has great longevity.
Thoughts on current magnetic Lyric Man, considering I never got my nose on the older version...
Sacrilege and bloody murder... I mean, I understand it's all a matter of opinion. I just wanna hear from those who have smelled both. "They destroyed it" or "it's a shell of what it used to be" might mean more to someone who smelled the older version.
How does the magnetic cap perform? Would you/ have you bought it?
I find Lyric Man stunning on my skin.
Good to go.
If you can get it at a good price, get it and enjoy it!
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Definitely worth it. Lasts forever on my skin. I do not know about non magnetic cap and I do not even care, this magnetic one works really good for me.
And I actually like magnetic caps, I mean the caps.
Am not the expert on this, but I believe there is a theory that when Amouage switched to magnetic caps, it meant EVERYTHING was reformulated.
I don't know that to be necessarily true.
I have magnetic cap JUB XXV, EPIC MAN and INTERLUDE.
I cannot conceive that nonmagnetic cap EPIC MAN or INTERLUDE could have been any stronger or better.
I'm certain that there are very real refomulatoons that take place, but I find "reformulation" to somewhat of the Basenotes "Boogeyman"
Last edited by StylinLA; 16th February 2016 at 09:49 PM.
If ingredients are changed, then I get the whole reformulation thing. However, this Amouage house is notorious for their quality niche scents. This will be my 5th fb Amouage blind buy. Not only zero regret, but I'm ecstatic that I found these gems. Mostly through here and YouTube frag reviews.
I don't wanna count my chicks before they hatch so I'll wait to tell you guys where I got it and my shopping experience. (If it pans out this would rank as another steal in my book)
My bottle shipped guys... so one step closer to getting my hands/nose on it.
To me personally, the magnatic cap is not as good as the non-magnetic cap, yet the difference between the two is not big enough for me to give up the newer version. The older version has a briliant opening with prominent lime, rose, and a hint of frankincense. The frankincense stays very calm and the scent is very transparent and fresh, but also very strong! The life span it is about 5 hours on my skin(I have very bad skin, in my collection, nothing stays longer than 5 hours except Xerjoff Nio) with a good projection for 2 hours. It's so so so so pleasant and I love to spray it on my arm so I can take a big whiff of it from time to time. For the newer version, I can barely smell the lime(the lime in the older version also disappears after 20 mins, so its not the mean difference), instead I smell the rose with a much stronger incense note that makes the fragrance not as transparent as the older version. Two sprays of it on my neck can actually choke myself out for the first 20 mins after spraying it. The middle notes of the both of them are similar, I can't tell much difference except the newer version has a bit more frankincense, and overspraying it can become a little cloying. The drydown, here is where I actually prefer the newer version. It has a very clean frankincense note that remains on the skin for the last hour. The older version has a somewhat dirty earthy smell that I get a lot from rose fragrance. To me it's what a rose smells like when it's dried. The life span of the newer version is about 4.5 hours. To me it's still very good. So here is my two cents on the reformulation of Lyric man. Again, the mean difference is the frankincense. The lime note is only for the first 20 mins, but I am a big citrus lover, so you can see why I like the older version better, but the newer version is still great! As for what the people around me think. they can't smell the difference, but they do say that the newer version seems to project better, they can smell it more when I use it. Lastly please forgive my bad English, I am a foreign student from China and this is my first time posting here. I love Lyric man, it's my top 3 favorite along with Xerjoff Nio and Lira.
I have owned both versions. I currently own the non magnetic cap version and swapped the magnetic cap version. To my nose there is very little to any difference. I only swapped one because I have so many fragrances I would never really need a backup bottle of anything.
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