Amouage • perfumes • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Gorgeous floral, huge and showy; the drydown calls to mind a cross between hotel room soap and hair removal cream. I could swim in the stuff. I could drink it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Amouage gold for woman: it smells to me like a very expensive bodylotion. Since in general i really dont like the feeling of bodylotion, nor the smell of bodylotion on my body, this is not such a good thing. However, sometimes i dig out one of my 3 samples of this scent and apply a drop, and on these rare, very rare occasions i enjoy the scent. Moreover, i have to say i would not part with my amouage gold for woman samples, nope.
Amouage gold for men: it bears very similar notes to Amouage gold for woman. However, there is a strong undercurrent that positively reminded me of the putrid smell that emanates from a public pissoir (urinal), or the smell one unfortunately encounters in underground tunnels where men obviously have been pissing for decades against the walls..urgh..
One lippie max.
Re price: Guy Robert who created Gold got an unlimited budget for these scents by the prince of Oman, and the best quality and precious ingredients were obviously chosen. For some time Gold was the most expensive perfume of the world. Only since a few years is it possible to pay significantly more for significantly less...
With regard to the packaging, i thought the old oriental influenced gold adorned bottles somewhat over the top, but still beautiful, the new ones i find just simply rather unattractive
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is a review for Jubilation. A friend with identical taste in perfumes as me recommended that I try the Amouage range. I headed off to Selfridges post haste and although interested, was shocked by the price. £120+
Jubilation has many of the characteristics that I admire in other fragrances but I wasn't sure that I liked this particular combination. I found it again in a small perfumery in Amersham, Bucks and tried the range again. Still not convinced, I was lucky enough to be given a sample which I have been trying all week. One spray lasts all day on me and I can still smell the following morning! When I originally tried the fragrances I sprayed them all together and now realise that I didn't fully appreciate their differences. I have now ordered the sample kit of very generous samples for £15! Watch this space.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Gold Edt for Women: It reminds me of 2 other grand florals I adore: Van Cleef and Arpels' First and Jean Patou's Joy. Maybe it has a bit more musk oil to it than the 2 mentioned. At any rate, I am rather disappointed. For this price plus the glowing review in the Turin/Sanchez book, I expected a lot more innovation than I got. Some find the bottle beautiful, I think it's tacky.
Dia Edt for Women: Once again, it seems like a reworking of some other aldehydes: namely Chanel 5 and Arpege. It is soapier than either but not particularly memorable. Just nice enough if it were a $100 for 50 ml perfume, instead of the ridiculous $250+ it's going for.
I will say this about Amouage perfumes: they have a lot of staying power. I can still smell the Gold on my arm after a long bath.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I was given two samples of this brand - Gold (EDT) and Jubilation 25(EDP). Apparently Amouage perfumes are made in Oman and are extremely expensive. I was quite excited about wearing them and launched straight in. Gold is a very heavy floral, amber fragrance meant to be worn in the evening. It smells very round, smooth and very lush. It did stay on my skin for several hours and I was attracted to it, but in my opinion it seemed to lack a certain zing. I would probably wear it if I had a bottle of it, and I think I'll finish my sample, but it's not on my "must have" list. It's heavy and intriguing but I wanted a little bit more brightness through it. Jubilation 25 is something quite different entirely. It's very sparkly and sweet and yet very grubby and dirty at the same time. In fact there seems to be two different smells here that are opposites but which eventually blend to a warmth. I couldn't stop sniffing my wrists although I couldn't quite believe what I was smelling! To me it smells of Chanel Cristalle alongside a very naughty BO smell! It's probably all that civet/ambergris/frankincense or something. The BO smell did seem to subside after about THREE HOURS(!) and you are left with a more wearable Cristalle-like smell, with a fair amount of depth. Maybe it's something you can get used to, but I think it would take a very brave woman to spray it on just before going somewhere! As you can tell, I don't know what to make of it as it's quite a shocking perfume in one way and very innocent at the same time. Maybe it's a perfect complexity. I'll definitely give it another go but I don't know if I'll ever really like it.
Edit 29/12/07 - I take it all back. I am getting completely addicted to both samples. They do make you feel different though. Gold makes you feel expensive, mature, experienced, worldly wise and my husband really likes it. Jubilation 25, after the initial aftershock, becomes very attractive indeed. I still think it smells like dirty Cristalle, but that's no bad thing! And I've noticed that people seem to be drawn to you! Also, again, my husband really likes it! I think with these perfumes, you've really got to give them a chance. It's not an instant gratification - but if you hang on, they will definitely reward you in the end. I now want a bottle of both!!!! But they're sooo expensive - mind you, I have a birthday coming soon ....!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
My name is Supermarky and, and I am a Gold Crystalaholic.
Why hasn't anyone here written about the amazing Silver Cologne? It's so different in character from the others, sort of ascerbic, tough, sharp, exotic, shrill even it has almost an ammonia character to it, bracing, powerful, spiritual, a bit of a self flaggelation, searing, cool. Very arresting and addictive. Lately I could live with just the gold crystal and the silver cologne if I had to. I'm glad I don't have to, but I could.
I have tried the new one Reflection man but am not into it, it's like 3 colognes in one with distinct woodsy opening, floral heart and synthetic finish. moth balls.
I tried Ladies' Silver and Crystal (discontinued) and what a strange one that is. starts off very floral then morphs quickly into something like Cascade or Tide, a detergent smell!
Also tried Ubar, which is very sweet and not good for un hombre.
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finally I have warmed up to Dia (men) too, it doesn't smell like ginger ale but it really reminds me of it. it's related to LV incensi, which adds a sort of tree bark darkness. It does remind me of yerbamate, the actual thing, not the LV fragrance, I mean. but I wish the longevity of Dia were a lot better...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This review is for the mens Amouage Gold. Now THIS is a mens fragrance that all mens fragrances should be judged by. Its strange how different cultures perceive fragrance. Amouage Gold is a fragrance that most people in America would call a women's perfume. It is very aldehydic, heady, thick, rich, and extremely floral and powderey. If a woman were to wear this she would not for a second think she was wearing an androgynous, unisex scent. It seems like a scent made for an older, matriarchal woman. Amouage Gold is an EXTREMELY different type of mens scent and does take some getting used to as most people have never smelled anything like this being made for men before. Amouage Gold is very similiar to Chanel #5 and Quelqes Fleurs. For those of you who arent familiar with Amouage they are based out of the middle east. Their factory is located in Dubai i believe. I have not bought a full botte of this yet but i just receive a small sample of it. I took it to work the other day and a coworker sprayed ONE spray on the back of his hand. I work at a hotel and that one spray filled the ENTIRE lobby of the hotel with the fragrance of Amouage Gold. I really was in awe of this scent after that. It is VERY expensive though. Over $200.00 for a 50ml bottle. If you are a fragrance nut like me, it is absolutely well worth the money and i will be buying a full-size bottle (50ml is the biggest size they carry) soon.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This review is for the Gold Parfum pour Femme.The beginning of this fragrance has some rose notes which, I of course, adore .The flowery top notes fade after about 15 minutes to reveal an ambery,semi-spicy oriental. The bottle is quite unique and is beautiful on my dresser but I am disappointed because this parfum version seems a bit weak for $395.00.I put this on about two hours ago and it's fading pretty quick. I know it's not my chemistry because I can get Hermessence Ambre Narguile to last a good 6-7 hours and L'artisan Fleur d'Oranger lasts about 5-6 hrs for the EDT.
So,ultimately, it smells good, and unique packaging,but the parfum is a bit weak for the price. I think maybe next time I'm going to try the guys fragrance.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The men's scents from Amouage are actually quite good and I think I prefer them overall to the women's in this line. The notes for the Gold are essentially the same as for the women's Gold, only with the addition of patchouli and oakmoss. Somewhere in there as well, a fair amount of the perfumey quality of the women's scent got deleted. It takes a man who is comfortable w/ heavy florals to pull this one off. It's a very soft, low pitched, quite powdery rose and jasmine scent with deep woods, resins and oakmoss to ground it. The base notes appear rather quickly with this scent and are really quite attractive. I could happily wear this without seeming in the least like I had on an androgynous, unisex scent. Interestingly, I think this would be incredibly sexy on a man as well. I've got visions of Omar Sharif in Dr. Zhivago wearing this...a sort of quiet, extremely self confident, very masculine attitude to balance out the sweetness. The notes are listed on the Amouage site as rock rose, lily of the valley, silver frankincense, myrrh, orris, jasmine, ambergris, civet, cedar, sandalwood, musk, patchouli and oakmoss.
Dia pour Homme is a very appealing sweet, powdery, woodsy and resinous scent which opens with clear notes of rock rose (cistus), bigarade and cardamom. These are soon tempered by the resins, an earthy iris note, powdery ylang ylang and vetiver. In the base a light leather becomes apparent, but I mostly get a soft palisander (Brazilian rosewood) note. Like Dia for women (the dry down at least), this is an extremely soft, well grounded scent which I think could be worn easily by both sexes. The notes are given as cistus, bigarade, cardamom, frankincense, labdanum, peony, ylang ylang, orris, plum blossom, vetiver, leather, patchouli, amber and palisander.
Ciel for men opens with a strong men's cologne vibe of bergamot and lavender which doesn't seem particularly promising in that it's not exactly original and I don't happen to adore lavender. However, the cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg come on stage before long with some sweet peach and orange blossom notes and finally the soft, sweet base notes of frankincense, vetyver, patchouli, cedar and sandalwood ground everything beautifully and that less than inspiring opening is easily overlooked.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
When I try on the Montale ouds I am easily able to imagine that I could go whip out the flying carpet from my closet and be off on some magical Arabian nights journey. They definitely have the mark of Middle Eastern fragrances. I simply assumed it would be the same with Amouage, particularly considering their prices. No. With Gold for women I may be able to imagine that I'm being taken off in a chauffered Jaguar, but that could easily be from a country estate in England (this actually does remind me a good deal of a Crown fragrance...aldehydic, quite perfumey, somewhat retro). The floral notes I pick up on most clearly are the rose, jasmine and an earthy iris, all of which are well tempered by resins, wood and musk. If you like SL's Rose de Nuit or Crown's Marechale 90, then this would be worth a try. It's not a sibling of those by any means, but the mood is the same.
With Dia, my favorite of the line, I am driving myself in the Jaguar. I thought I was safe with Dia as the opening notes are those of a rather nondescript fruity floral, made a touch less appealing by the unfortunate (for my personal tastes) addition of tarragon and sage. The floral notes which are most evident to my nose are the cyclamen, peony and rose. The part I truly resent is the dry down where gorgeous notes of gaiac wood, vanilla, heliotrope, incense and the usual wood suspects, sandalwood and cedar, come to the fore. It has a sweet, rich, buttery feel and I'd almost suspect it had Peru balsam in there. I know the bottles are supposed to be wonderful, but, frankly, I find them bordering on kitsch. I'd rather not own one, yet this one has my name on it...*must have*.
Eau de Amouage....what can I say? Some Versace male model is picking me up in a flashy car (any make, just flash). The notes are listed as peach, papaya, mango, champaca, peony, magnolia, ylang ylang, vetyver, musk, amber and sandalwood. It's strong on the peach and papaya which makes it a fun, summery beach fragrance. The amber, woods and musk actually give it a fairly attractive, grounded feel. Still, unique it is not.
And with Ciel? I'm catching the subway from Macy's in NY. By far my least favorite of the line. Pleasant enough, but rather lacking in the character department. OK...I should mention that this reflects a personal dislike of acqueous fragrances. Waterlily is a strong player in this scent. The other notes which are most prominent to my nose are the cyclamen, violet leaves, peach blossom and a bit of gardenia. This is a quite transparent scent with very light base notes. Something equally attractive could be purchased for *far* less money at Macys. The notes are given on the Amouage site as gardenia, cyclamen, violet leaves, peach blossom, waterlily, rose, jasmine, amber, musk, cedar, sandalwood and frankincense.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I had great expectations for Amouage Ciel based on the perfumer's description of this perfume, and the anticipation was heightened when I saw the beautiful packaging. The first spritz was wonderful and did befit the description of "dew drops on petals of gardenia and cyclamen enhanced with the glow of richer floral." Unfortunately, the dry down was lighteningly quick and, on me, the complex and varied floral and spice components of the perfume became muddy and inanimate. Such a huge disappointment following such promise. Luckily, I only purchased the .33 perfume spray.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
Amouage - Eau d'Amouage (the cheapest one in the line). This is one heady and sexy perfume! OMG it just oozes sex. Here are the notes: Mango, Peach, Papaya, Champaca, Peony, Magnolia, Ylang-Ylang, Vetyver, Musk, Amber, Sandalwood. It's much cheaper than the other Amouages. It's a fruity-floral along the lines of Clive Christian X for Women - but not as good. The drydown brings out the peony and vetyver, a sort of lotus-flower watery-ness - which is ever so slightly masculine. If it had kept a stronger peach note throughout I think I'd have been happier. Still it's awesome.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Amouage Gold (for Men). AH! The only positive thing I can say of this mixture is that it LASTS and LASTS and LASTS. (The bottle is nice too.) As for the scent...it verges on the sickening. As I spritzed it on a no-nonsense friend commented: "WOW! It smells like the disinfectants they used in old Broadway theaters in the bathrooms...or the toilet crystals that used to hang from the sides of toilets on wires...and colored the water as you flushed!" The moment she said it...? The scent of WCs Past (high school bathrooms!) wafted about my head. Pee-Ew.
As the company description reads: "...not for the faint of heart...."
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Amouage was a little too much for me. I generally love a strong powerful fragrance but something in this scent did not work for me. I am taking a guess that it was the bottom notes of ambergis, civet and musk. The other notes are impressive and stunning. The top notes are rose, jasmine, lily of the valley mingled with apricot lime and peach. The middle notes are silver frankincense, myrrh, rock rose flower, patchouli, orris, and sandalwood. I think it was the middle notes that attracted me in the first place to this scent. I really wanted the incense "church vibe" to be the most powerful of the notes. This scent does have an impressive staying power and drydown. I had to give this scent higher lippies due to the amazing composition of notes and the beautiful perfume bottles.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I stumbled into a perfume shop in Seattle in 1996 that had a reputation for being able to find the perfect fragrance for you. I spoke w the owner who asked me a few questions about preferences and selected Amouage Gold for me. I have been wearing it ever since. I have used both the perfume & the spray. I do wear it lightly during the day. The fragrance stays true when it lingers on your clothes. The only thing I am not so crazy about is the packaging of the spray. Granted, the bottle is like an object of art, covered with gold, but what do you do with the bottle when the fragrance is gone? It seems like there should be some way to recycle something so beautiful. Fragrance is so individual but if you don't mind spending some bucks & like a rich oriental fragrance, this might be the one for you. I guarantee you won't smell it on every other person, either.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
I received samples of all of the Amouage fragrances along with an order. Unfortunately, Amouage Gold was leaking. The smell was so objectionable to my husband that he actually threw the envelope and samples out the car window. And this is a man who is a committed, bordering on obsessive anti-litterer/recycler! (he will actually pull things I've put in the garbage out again to recycle them! For every one bag of actual garbage we throw out, we recycle 3. He thinks a nice thing to do when we retire will be to spend one day a week picking up trash on roadsides...get the picture:) ). Can't say that I blame him!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
As I've aged, my skin is dryer, and my sense of smell is less sharp than it used to be. So I'm comfortable wearing Angel, Giorgio, Opium, Gucci Rush, and other strong perfumes in the daytime, but not to work (out of consideration for others.) Therefore, I disagree with other reviewers who recommend wearing Gold in the evening only. I found it to be softer, more floral and less intense than Opium. I would wear this in the daytime. In contrast, the Silver and Dia seemed cold to me. They are common clean-soap fragrances like those at the mall. I'll wear them to work, but I prefer warmer fragrances like Gold. This was a big splurge and a great new addition to my collection.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I actually liked Amouage Gold. In fact, it is my favorite. Definitely not for everyday use, as it is indeed very rich and musky. I bit my tongue and splurged on the parfum, and it's worth every penny. On me, it's rich but intimate, sensual but soft, heavy but natural. Fragrances usually don't last well on me, but this one lasted through three showers. I kid you not!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Dia is beautiful and very feminine. Eau D'Amouage is also great, but is a more sexy fragrance, though not long lasting. I thought Gold was just awful.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
The line is 'interesting'. Scents, for both men and women are very musky and heady...Found Día to smell ordinary and sharp until it reached dry down when it became something my mother could wear. Gold was musky and old. Unpleasant. I've experienced the complete line in person at Parfumerie Nasreen here in Seattle. The flasks are hand made and over the top. The Gold, Silver Crystal, Día and Cologne bottles are simpler and more appealing, not to mention priced at a fraction of the hand made flasks. Amouage is quite proud about the high quality of the ingredients they use in the fragrances especially their Silver Frankincense. To me the flasks are more "objet d'art" than wearable fragrances. But on the lower price range (same fragrance, different presentation) I just could not find one I would wear even if received as a gift. :-)