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Figment Man (2017)
by Amouage


Figment Man information

Year of Launch2017
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 44 votes)

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PerfumerAnnick Menardo
Creative DirectorChristopher Chong

About Figment Man

Figment Man is a masculine fragrance by Amouage. The scent was launched in 2017 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Annick Menardo

Figment Man fragrance notes

Reviews of Figment Man

TLDR: Extraordinary (4.85/5). How can a relatively mainstream house produce such an astonishingly dank, feral fragrance in this day and age? Brilliant!

Others with better noses than me have accurately summarized the component notes. I will not repeat them here.

This fragrance is deep, dark and dank. I would like to meet the person who, having experienced this fragrance, determined that it should be released to the market.

To be clear, I love Figment Man and find myself smelling my wrist over and over when I wear this stuff. I just cannot imagine too many people will share my appreciation for the way this fragrance smells.

I particularly like the earthy petrichor note that emerges as the opening notes recede. The feral animalic notes here are also great.

I like unusual scents like Figment Man. I admire the courage it takes to release such a risky, challenging scent. As I write this review, I have Figment Man on my left forearm and Enclave, also from Amouage, on my right. I have no doubt that the relatively pedestrian Enclave will vastly out sell Figment each year they are both available. I am equally certain that what makes Amouage so special as a perfume producer is the creativity, courage and technical skill that are on display in Figment Man. The skill it takes to formulate and blend a product like Figment Man and end up with a fragrance that works rather than sewer water is indeed rare in a world that produces one insipid aquatic freshie after the next. I do hope that the future of Amouage continues to include a few fragrances like this one even as the easily accessible products like Enclave pay the bills and produce enough profits to keep the house going.

The fragrance landscape needs some wonderfully weird spots as well as more obviously beautiful vistas to avoid becoming monotonous.I

Reviewed from a full bottle after many wearings.
06th April, 2021
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Lemon and spice - that’s very nice and an opening, with sone geranium and a touch of oleander adds a soft touch.

Very soon it get’s down to the real business, which is the animalic centerpieces. Firstly, the aroma of mobilstem foremost soil, earthy and covers with rotted leaves and decomposing mushrooms. Dunhill 30 meets Creed’s Orange Spice meets Zoologist Bat. Secondly, a heavy faecal note, skanky to the core, with elements of ammonia, a urinal touch, musky and with a touch of sweetened. Think Kouros meets Yatagan. This is an animalic beast.

Later on a somewhat smoky and dark leather accent is added, with an undertone of whiffs castoreum coming and going. A vetiver assists the still persisting lemon in maintaining some rays of brightness in the dark faecal morass. Wood notes - guaiac with touches of an insignificant sandalwood mix with labdanum towards the end.

I get strong sillage, excellent projection and a splendid thirteen hours of longevity on my skin.

A strong faecal-animalic oriental winter scent for the lovers of such beasts. It is crafted and blended very well. A rotting beauty. 3.75/5.

23rd December, 2019
Only a niche brand like Amouage could get away with releasing an animalic perfume for men in 2017, and that is exactly what they have done with Figment Man (2017). For lovers of delicious skank the likes of which haven't been seen since the days of original Bogart One Man Show (1980) and Yves Saint Laurent Kouros (1981), your day has come again, but you'll unfortunately have to pay $300USD for the experience if you're not scrounging on eBay for testers and gray market bottles. Figment Man is deceptive in appearance with its light blue bottle and gold cap, making one think they're in for the first true aquatic take from the Omanese luxury perfume brand (sorry, keep waiting), but instead you're getting smacked in the face with civet, cypriol, and labdanum under a rotted vetiver bed. I'm really not sure what they were thinking releasing something this anachronistic in their lineup considering how Western-pleasing most 2010's Amouage masculines have been, but I guess this is their roots showing, and they've been holding back a while.

Virility is the name of the game with Figment Man, and I'm shocked that Annick Menardo was willing to deal with these notes, as she is the same perfumer responsible for Diesel Fuel for Life Pour Homme (2007) and Dior Hypnotic Poison (1998). Here she is funkin' it up with Figment Man, which opens with sharp lemon, geranium, and pink pepper quite similar to something like JB by Jack Black (2010), but quickly brings in a moldy dewy quality as the civet in the heart settles in. Surrounding this fat civet note is vetiver, a sour isobutyl quinoline tannery leather note a la Cabochard de Grès (1959), dry sandalwood, and cypriol. The base is a late-stage warmer of labdanum, olibanum, guaiac wood, and Iso E Super, quite chypre-like in nature. Wear time is extremely long and like a lot of Amouage scents this has nuclear projection, so be careful on application and wear wherever you dare since nobody besides you is going to find this immediately pleasurable in strange company. Oddly, Figment Man feels a bit summery to me, but that's likely because of the lemony geranium top that sings even hours later into the dry down.

I would greatly recommend testing Figment Man if you are unsure about animalics as this one does not use put training wheels on them like in Tom Ford Noir for Men (2012), but for those already acquainted with old citric animalic masculines like Chevalier d'Orsay (2011) and Moustache Rochas (1949), or even Monsieur Lanvin (1964), Figment Man is a pretty safe blind buy for the right price. Of course, the problem with most animalic perfumes is they work more with a person's natural chemistry than the synthetic white musks and heavy ambroxides of modern masculines which mostly seek to hide it, so you may need to really spend time with a decant on this one to see how it merges with "you" before plonking down on a bottle. Assuming everything checks out, this may be the unofficial sequel to Gold Man (1983) everyone into the Amouage brand since the early days has been looking for; but once again, this does not pull punches nor has the creamy oakmoss of older compositions to mull the civet into mix. Thumbs up with caution!
14th October, 2019
Kouros plus mildew.

That is all you need to know.

Fantastic piece of art, but fragrance? No.
04th April, 2019
Wearing this scent will depend upon whether you accept a base of moldy, mineral rich, plant matter laden, soily Vetiver root and stem. To this add a Civet and Ambergris Animalic and yes a touch of Urine scented with a Wildflower Honey. Mildly rotted Wood canvas-es
this beauty.
I do.
Despite the startling, poisonous, "Bathroom Black Mold" Syndrome-etic I feel, I am fascinated and drawn to the presentation of the Animalics.
It offers similar esthetic as Zoo's Scent Tattoo, where an extraordinary Grapefruit is set against a Dark poisonous background.
A strangely abhorrent attraction.

Later. A sliver of Spirit cleansing Incense slices through with an Excalibur edge.
06th January, 2019 (last edited: 13th January, 2019)
Dry down smells like cat’s piss ... enough said!
23rd December, 2018

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