Amouage

Amouage


Overall rating
3.8
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53%
would repurchase
3.8
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Overall rating
53%
would repurchase

Recent Amouage Reviews

Gold
4.0
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12 days ago

The first perfume by this house, Gold is a definite salute to the gilded age of perfumes - or the rule of the civet if you like. Whether people like that kind of stuff or not is another issue and is very context-bound, but the complexity of those fragrances is something very different and respectable in my book. Amouage Gold has that complexity and characteristics of those days, too. Of course they are not using real civet, today and I'm very happy for this. Anyway, it opens with a strong hiss of not-so-clinical or clean aldehydes. These open up to a pretty and elegant white florals, somehow even friendly and whimsical. LOTV often smells like gas on me, but not here. It is not fully green, either. A pretty flower without any intoxicating syrup or heady stuff. The rose is not jammy, either. The base and the general characteristic is that glamorous, luxurious hiss and purr. My decant has aged in years and has become a balmy fragrance with lots of sandalwood and myrrh, which I quite like. Would I commit to a full bottle of Amouage Gold? No. This is because more and more houses have started go in this direction, the mainstream market does not consist of pink berries only and I like the more modern versions of these kinds of hissy purry perfumes. I am a big fan of Bottega Veneta Knot Eau Absolue in that regard, and to me Amouage Gold does not compare. There are also discontinued or vintage perfumes that give the same feel - Givenchy III, and Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds offers the same feel at a fraction of the price. If I was madly in love with Gold, I would not consider these as rivals perhaps but they do satisify my general craving. Still, a quality luxury fragrance that can be someone's signature.

Gold
4.0
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12 days ago

The first perfume by this house, Gold is a definite salute to the gilded age of perfumes - or the rule of the civet if you like. Whether people like that kind of stuff or not is another issue and is very context-bound, but the complexity of those fragrances is something very different and respectable in my book. Amouage Gold has that complexity and characteristics of those days, too. Of course they are not using real civet, today and I'm very happy for this. Anyway, it opens with a strong hiss of not-so-clinical or clean aldehydes. These open up to a pretty and elegant white florals, somehow even friendly and whimsical. LOTV often smells like gas on me, but not here. It is not fully green, either. A pretty flower without any intoxicating syrup or heady stuff. The rose is not jammy, either. The base and the general characteristic is that glamorous, luxurious hiss and purr. My decant has aged in years and has become a balmy fragrance with lots of sandalwood and myrrh, which I quite like. Would I commit to a full bottle of Amouage Gold? No. This is because more and more houses have started go in this direction, the mainstream market does not consist of pink berries only and I like the more modern versions of these kinds of hissy purry perfumes. I am a big fan of Bottega Veneta Knot Eau Absolue in that regard, and to me Amouage Gold does not compare. There are also discontinued or vintage perfumes that give the same feel - Givenchy III, and Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds offers the same feel at a fraction of the price. If I was madly in love with Gold, I would not consider these as rivals perhaps but they do satisify my general craving. Still, a quality luxury fragrance that can be someone's signature.


Honour Woman
5.0
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a year ago

What an exquisite fragrance... I just can't stop sniffing my wrists, even run the back of my hand on my neck throughout the day just to smell this gorgeous perfume. It stays close to the skin, and I can't imagine anyone not liking this... correction, loving this scent. It is pricey but to me, it's worth every cent. It's floral but very soft, fresh without being loud and just so clean and feminine. I just love love love this perfume. I own many good perfumes, but this one is the one that has become my Holly Grail.

Honour Woman
5.0
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a year ago

What an exquisite fragrance... I just can't stop sniffing my wrists, even run the back of my hand on my neck throughout the day just to smell this gorgeous perfume. It stays close to the skin, and I can't imagine anyone not liking this... correction, loving this scent. It is pricey but to me, it's worth every cent. It's floral but very soft, fresh without being loud and just so clean and feminine. I just love love love this perfume. I own many good perfumes, but this one is the one that has become my Holly Grail.

Memoir Woman Eau de Parfum
4.0
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a year ago

This reminds me powerfully of 80s orientals; ambery plum, clove, soft powdery leather. It’s very lovely but at the same time feels a touch too old fashioned. Shares a lot of the jeweled fruit tones I love in the Serge Lutens ambers. Very rich and formal, not sweet. Classic heavy oriental. There are notes I’m loving but the overall mélange is a old fashioned mature oriental that I’m not into.)

Memoir Woman Eau de Parfum
4.0
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a year ago

This reminds me powerfully of 80s orientals; ambery plum, clove, soft powdery leather. It’s very lovely but at the same time feels a touch too old fashioned. Shares a lot of the jeweled fruit tones I love in the Serge Lutens ambers. Very rich and formal, not sweet. Classic heavy oriental. There are notes I’m loving but the overall mélange is a old fashioned mature oriental that I’m not into.)