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Jubilation 25 Woman (2007)
by Amouage

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Jubilation 25 Woman information

Year of Launch2007
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 203 votes)

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HouseAmouage
PerfumerLucas Sieuzac

About Jubilation 25 Woman

Jubilation 25 Woman is a feminine perfume by Amouage. The scent was launched in 2007 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Lucas Sieuzac

Jubilation 25 Woman fragrance notes

Reviews of Jubilation 25 Woman

Jubilation 25 by Amouage (2007) is the feminine counterpart of Jubilation XXV (2007), differentiated by the use of standard numerials in place of Roman ones. While Jubilation XXV is a very smooth and blended oriental spice and oud fragrance basesd around various resins and incense, Jubilation 25 turns away from the traditional Arabic perfume vibes given off by the male counterpart and shoots for classic French chypre perfumery. In fact, so studied and accurate is the emulation of classic feminine chypre craft here in Jubilation that it will stun many fans of vintage perfume styles with how it achieves such an emulation while being within the confines of IFRA regulatons. For all the self-congratulations the brilliant Roja Dove does for creating a "mossless" chypre with Chypre Extraordinaire (2018), Lucas Sieuzac was here doing similar feets of perfume magic a whole decade beforehand, albeit not with absolutely zero oakmoss content. For those who can't or don't want to make sense of all that, Jubilation 25 is a grand old floral perfume styled after greats like Guerlain Mitsouko (1919) and Chanel No. 5 (1921), but with an oriental twist befitting a perfume brand from Oman and a nod to Diorella (1972). What this means for the average person is Jubilation 25 will come across really "big" and "perfumey" at bestm or "old lady" at worst, although for me this style is really quite unisex.

The opening of Jubilation 25 is full aldehydes, lemon, ylang-ylang and bergamot which recalls the work of Roudnitska on Diorella a bit. There is a bit wallop of fruity peach and apricot tones here, caused by davana rather than the usual culprit of lactones like in older chypres or osmanthus in newer. Davana often gets discretely used for fruity tones in modern perfumes, but is rarely named on its own as a star player in a note pyramid, so it's interesting to see here. Frankincense and myrrh let you know this is an Amouage after entering the heart of Jubilation 25, but a lovely golden rose tone achieved with labdanum and artemisia with the davana help drag Jubilation away from the Guerlain and Dior comparisons to something closer in shape to the aforementioned Chanel. The real magic that sets Jubilation 25 apart from its venerable French peers is the way the base shapes up under the incense and labdanum backbone. Wisps of treemoss help assert the chypre form, which is smoothed and shaped, then emboldened with patchouli, amber, vetiver, and a musky cumin vibe. The cumim comes late in the wear, but it helps duplicate the "warm skin" vibe many of the old animalics or nitromusks used in chypres past themselves helped communicate, giving fixative assistance to what little moss is present. In terms of smell, this makes Jubilations a fruity woody/musky perfume with a golden glow, sweet but also sharp before being smooth and rich. Jubilation 25 is a perfume of the night comprised of elements found in classic perfumes typically worn in the day, made for a ballroom or stroll on the promenade in your best outfit, and definitely not a casual wear.

Same too can be said for the Jubilation XXV, the dancing partner to this scent, and both have tons of projection, sillage, and lasting power to go the distance all day if that's what you wanted, but this perfume is a such a regal and majestic smell that it may grow tiresome if you try to make a day-long affair of it. I'm not normally the biggest fan of fruity perfumes and I admit the davana in here strikes me as a bit much in the same way osmanthus can, but the whole of Jubilation 25 is just so exuberant and well-done that I can get by just fine. Hardcore chypre lovers regardless of gender should get their nose on this, as should fans of the big old "grown up" perfumes of the 1920's through 1960's as this is right alongside them in style. Like the aforementioned Roja Dove, Amouage will turn away quite a few from its hefty price, but unlike Roja parfums, Amouage does see quite a bit of discounting that puts it into territory comparible to designers at MSRP for the curious blind-buyer. I might assert again that everything about this screams "classic French perfume", yet does so through a Middle-Eastern lense, but that's something Amouage has been doing in one degree or another since they started. I have a feeling when Louis Sieuzac was cooking up Jubilation 25, he was given carte blanche and rummaged through his mom's favorites looking for to make the ultimate homage to her good taste. Works for me. Thumbs up.
14th April, 2020
Lots of incense and very Amouage and feminine. Flowery and savory kind of gourmand. Then it becomes overly soapy and strong in the dry down. A white musk of that famous cream in a blue tin type. I start disliking it.
16th February, 2019
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United States
You're Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conquistador. You've just returned home to Spain, exhausted from your expeditions in the Maya lowlands, where you visited Nojpetén with Kan Ek'. It's now 1528, and your arrival at Charles V's courts has brought so much attention that there are hordes and hordes of guests already there wanting to witness your presence. The men tip their helmets in congratulations, the women and the children smother you with countless roses and other flowers, and the Catholic priests, dusted with incense from the morning mass, embrace you and anoint you for your miraculous victory in New Spain. Upon finishing your entrance, you bow at the feet of the king with your servants, as they open a wooden box containing a vial of sap extracted from the Mayan tree of life. King Charles is naturally curious about your offering and he agrees to sample a taste, but only on one condition: you, Hernán Cortés, must prove that it isn't poisoned. You pause for a moment to think about it, and the guards brandish their weapons, your refusal warranting your death. You decide to go ahead and take a drink, truly deafened by the silence in the room and a bit unsure of yourself. You roll the sap in your mouth, it's a thick consistency with a sweet and bitter flavor that reminds you of a honeyed resin, perhaps similar to myrrh. It's not altogether the most unpleasant experience you've had, and you lap your lips and check your person, excited to find out that you're still alive. Your survival greatly pleases the king, and you turn around to the guards sheathing their weapons and the crowds erupting into jubilation. Jubilation 25 by Amouage.
25th February, 2018
There are moments of distinct pluminess, and moments of an almost-too-much cumin. It varies wear-to-wear whether it will be perfect, mysterious, unlike anything else I won, or just a bit too strong for the office. I love it.
30th January, 2018
Jubilation 25 is like the mash-up of two of my favorite scents: Mitsouko and Diorella (both in vintage form). But, it contains a rather heft dollop of cumin that makes the whole thing sing in a slightly different, more animalic register than the other two. How this scent's genuine elegance is maintained while also referencing a rather sweaty human is a mystery, perhaps aided by leavening effect of frankincense and tarragon and lemon. This is my favorite Amouage, by far, thanks to its competing, but contrapuntal elements of lightness and dark, sophistication and sweat, chypre-likeness and orientalism. The extrait is my preferred poison. It is slightly deeper and more rich than the EDP, and it lasts a bit longer, too. Gorgeous stuff!
17th September, 2017
I would classify this as a fruity oriental. The Ylang and musk are prominent , but the most significant note is that of cumin, which is not listed. As such it reminds me very much of Molyneux’ Fete and similar “skanky” scents designed for women, that include that very distinctive animalic note.

The mixture of the fruity elements and the cumin give it a very feminine projection, but that of a woman who has just come inside from a strenuous work out, so that the natural body odors of sweat combine with a naturally sweet fragrance.

It’s very nice indeed, but not at all original and its price knocks it out of the ballpark, as there are other similar scents out there at a quarter the price.
23rd July, 2017

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