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  • Reflection Man

    16 37.21%
  • Myths Man

    5 11.63%
  • Interlude Man

    9 20.93%
  • Memoir Man

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    Question Help me buy my 1st Amouage!

    Hello guys, help me out. I've tried a few Amouage Man now such as Reflection, Myths, Interlude, Epic, Jubilation. The best of these were Reflection, Myths and Interlude also in that order from best to worst. Yes, imo Myths is a better Interlude it just smells better more interesting and more complex. Interlude is actually very monotone and linear but it's strong n thats good.

    Reflection smells the best but its kinda weak now isn't it? Do you think of those three Myths Man is the best? I also want to try Memoir Man. Is it capable of being competitive to Interlude Refl. and Myths?

    I know how you can help me! Just tell me, how each of these 4 frags (Reflection, Myths, Interlude, Memoir) appears to be as a person? What kind of person with what personality would wear each one??? I'm more of a mysteriously interesting, shy introverted, but strong lone wolf isolated anxiety type of guy lol. Which one would fit me? So the last 4 mentioned u see in the poll.

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    I voted for Reflection because it's easy to wear, it's more versatile than its reputation might suggest, and it's a people pleaser... but... only you can know which scents are so good that you want to spend your money to own them.

    When in doubt, buy a decant first. That's what I did before buying Reflection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntsman3 View Post
    Hello guys, help me out. I've tried a few Amouage Man now such as Reflection, Myths, Interlude, Epic, Jubilation. The best of these were Reflection, Myths and Interlude also in that order from best to worst. Yes, imo Myths is a better Interlude it just smells better more interesting and more complex. Interlude is actually very monotone and linear but it's strong n thats good.

    Reflection smells the best but its kinda weak now isn't it? Do you think of those three Myths Man is the best? I also want to try Memoir Man. Is it capable of being competitive to Interlude Refl. and Myths?

    I know how you can help me! Just tell me, how each of these 4 frags (Reflection, Myths, Interlude, Memoir) appears to be as a person? What kind of person with what personality would wear each one??? I'm more of a mysteriously interesting, shy introverted, but strong lone wolf isolated anxiety type of guy lol. Which one would fit me? So the last 4 mentioned u see in the poll.
    From your description of yourself i would go for Memoir or Myths, though they are not at all alike, so if you havent tried Memoir yet and like Myths that is probably what i would go for
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    I voted for Interlude exactly because it is the strongest. But Myths will do as well. Reflection is probably the least mysterious and unique, but as others were saying it tends to be more of a crowd pleaser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    I voted for Interlude exactly because it is the strongest. But Myths will do as well. Reflection is probably the least mysterious and unique, but as others were saying it tends to be more of a crowd pleaser.
    Thanks to all especially you. Yes I will try samples of Myths and Memoir and compare. Reflection doesn't really suit me.

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    Interlude Man would be my pick.
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    I voted Interlude but from your personality description, I would say Memoir is more suited to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntsman3 View Post
    The best of these were Reflection, Myths and Interlude also in that order from best to worst.
    If that is the case, go with Reflection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntsman3 View Post
    Reflection doesn't really suit me.
    Then why is it on your list to consider buying? The nose to trust is your own.
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    Reflection from your list, but definitely give Lyric a try as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntsman3 View Post
    What kind of person with what personality would wear each one??? I'm more of a mysteriously interesting, shy introverted, but strong lone wolf isolated anxiety type of guy lol. Which one would fit me?
    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    ...definitely give Lyric a try
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    I can't believe I didn't think of it first! Lyric Man could be a perfect fit. Lyric matches your description very well. It's excellent.
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    If you wanna smell like tennis balls.. Reflection Man
    If you wanna smell like you fell into a pool of melted Sweet Tarts, then ran through a field of cotton candy, while incense was burning from the heavens above (or hell).. then Interlude
    If you wanna smell manly, then Memoir.

    I see no Jub XXV considered? May I ask why? It's easily the best from the brand, and for good reason. Lyric Man is a pretty solid rose frag too, with a masculine twist on the often either feminine smelling note, or too jammy/fruity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    If you wanna smell like tennis balls.. Reflection Man
    If you wanna smell like you fell into a pool of melted Sweet Tarts, then ran through a field of cotton candy, while incense was burning from the heavens above (or hell).. then Interlude
    If you wanna smell manly, then Memoir.

    I see no Jub XXV considered? May I ask why? It's easily the best from the brand, and for good reason. Lyric Man is a pretty solid rose frag too, with a masculine twist on the often either feminine smelling note, or too jammy/fruity.
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    Dia Man.

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    Interlude Man
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    From your list, Memoir Man. However, I would also consider Jubilation XXV, Beach Hut Man and Imitation Man.
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    Voted Memoir Man
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    I wouldn't spend my money on one of these four: my choice would go between: Dia Man, Ciel Man, Honour Man or Bracken Man
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    From your list, Myths would be my pick. It's an amazing frag, and more wearable than Interlude in my opinion although I do like Interlude as well. If I were starting out with Amouage the one I'd try first would be Jubilation XXV. It is truly incredible. Dia Man is also another one I'd try as it's an easier wear than many Amouage's and might be a good jumping off point.

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    Memoir is the move.
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    Interlude or Epic
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    Wear what you like but from the 4 I wouldn't pick any. Jubilation XXV and Bracken would be the only two Amouages I would personally consider. Interlude should not be worn....by anybody....ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    If you wanna smell like tennis balls.. Reflection Man
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    I don't get that connection at all but it made me laugh so thanks

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    I read somewhere that Memoir Man is very calming, is this true? On YouTube some girl wrote that she and her boyfriend tried Memoir and they fell asleep at NOON because all the ingredients are anti stress anti anxiety. Is this tru because suffer a lot from anxiety. Would really help me.

    So I'm torn between buying Myths Man or Memoir Man. What do you suggest? I liked Myths Man a lot. Haven't tried Memoir yet.

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    Memoir Man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntsman3 View Post
    I read somewhere that Memoir Man is very calming, is this true? On YouTube some girl wrote that she and her boyfriend tried Memoir and they fell asleep at NOON because all the ingredients are anti stress anti anxiety. Is this tru because suffer a lot from anxiety. Would really help me.

    So I'm torn between buying Myths Man or Memoir Man. What do you suggest? I liked Myths Man a lot. Haven't tried Memoir yet.
    I call BS on that girl for writing that about her and her boyfriend. The main note in Memoir Man that could have anti anxiety properties is the lavender. And there are better options in fragrance for lavender. And more importantly there are far better fragrant options for anti anxiety, starting with pure high quality essential oils. Can a fragrance help? Absolutely. But if you “suffer” from anxiety, I highly recommend getting the assistance of a medical professional.

    Forget the whole bit about choosing between Myths and Memoir due to which may be more calming. Order you a sample of Memoir and see if you like it more or less than Myths. Then trust your nose and decide what you would like. Best wishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diddy View Post
    I call BS on that girl for writing that about her and her boyfriend.

    Forget the whole bit about choosing between Myths and Memoir due to which may be more calming. Order you a sample of Memoir and see if you like it more or less than Myths. Then trust your nose and decide what you would like. Best wishes.
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    I like Interlude best, but it can be pretty oppressive at times. Memoir is nice; I've grown to like it and have a bottle, but it's a little on the weaker side in terms of projection and longevity. Tried Myths and never really formed an opinion on it, so I went with Reflection Man which I love for its versatility. Also might want to consider Jubilation XXV and Journey Man as well.
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    Isn't Memoir Man just as weak as Reflection Man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntsman3 View Post
    Isn't Memoir Man just as weak as Reflection Man?
    I can't imagine thinking Reflection Man is weak. I get 12+ hours from 3 or 4 sprays (3 in warm weather, 4 in winter), and I know people can smell it on me because I've gotten compliments on it well past the 8 hour mark. Sure, it's not a beast like Interlude, but few fragrances by any house are as beastly as Interlude. That stuff is crazy. I tend to only wear 1 spray of Interlude Man, and I should add that my Interlude bottle has the weakest sprayer I've ever seen. It barely puts out any juice, yet 1 spray is enough for a full day and then some. 2 sprays lasts me 24+ hours in the dead of winter, and I'll be able to smell it in my tub after taking a shower. I love Interlude, but it's way stronger than it needs to be.


    Quote Originally Posted by The Bark View Post
    I like Interlude best, but it can be pretty oppressive at times.
    Interlude is my favorite Amouage too... but based on the description in the original post, I still think Lyric Man could be perfect.
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