Amouage fragrances are synonmous to royal, oriental, and classic Eau De Parfumes. Frankly, these fragrances are pretty much how affluence smells like. They are luxurious, sensual, clean, and possess!
The best sellers of Amouage easily make the signature scent of many wealthy and elegant people. They are not necessarily intense or overwhelming but they are rich in the sense of their history, material selection, production method, and scale.
For example, one of their top sellers, The Interlude Man Eau De Parfum ages for 6 months in Muscat before hitting the markets. The materials for the fragrance line hail from all over the world but especially from the Omani, Middle Eastern, and Asian lands, where the finest agarwood, oud, roses, and other lush florals are found.
The Middle East is the symbol of class and authenticity when it comes to tobacco, coffee, and perfumes. There, millions of exquisite and exclusive herbs and florals grow that also have been used in the secret beauty potions of Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt.
So when you shop Amouage, don’t expect anything below the royal stature.
Here are our top 6 picks when asked about the best Amouage fragrances!
1. Amouage Lyric Eau de Parfum for men
Best oriental scent for men
A seductive and very oriental Amouage fragrance that is also discreetly intimidating, with midground found between simplicity and complexity, the Lyric Eau de Parfum has a floral-citrus opening.
It opens with a crisply fresh, zesty, almost bitter lime, and slightly warmer bergamot.
Smells very masculine but with a twist of rose. The fragrance is more rose-forwards than rose-centric. It opens layer by layer and somewhere in between hits woody and vanilla edges, and settles down with spicy musk.
The heart notes smell very regal, touching historical sacred roots and complimenting the modern alpha man.
The Amouage Lyric for man is perfect to wear in the spring and winter evenings.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lime
Heart Notes: Rose, Angelica, Orange Blossom, Green Galbanum, Spicy Ginger, Nutmeg, SaffronBase Notes: Pine, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Musk, Frankincense.
2. AMOUAGE Interlude Man's Eau de Parfum Spray
Best masculine scent
Interlude man is described by Amouage itself as, “A spicy and woody fragrance inspired by chaos and disorder masquerading an interlude moment of harmony in its heart”.
And true, for Interlude Man is indeed a very dramatic fragrance with lots of intervals conflicting with each other yet intimately mixing up. It opens with a burst of oriental sweetness, arising from the honeyed opoponax, mixed with incense smoke and green herbs atop subtle hints of leather and amber.
The opening is very disordered, chaotic, orientally spicy which immediately retreats to the heart notes of the Interlude Man.
The heart notes on the other hand are very harmonious, seductive, head turn sorting with strokes of sweet and woody notes, further enhanced with a fusion of honeyed myrrh, animalic muskiness, and dried nuts in divine balance.
The fragrance takes final sanctuary in agarwood’s oud-like layer which has patchouli, sandalwood, and leather to it.
Amouage Interlude Man is one of the top sellers of Amouage’s designer house and is hands-down super impressive for masculine energies. The perfume is ideal to wear in the evenings and at night.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Oregano, Pimento Berry Oil.
Heart Notes: Amber, Frankincense, Cistus [Labdanum], Opoponax.
Base Notes: Leather, Agarwood Smoke, Patchouli, Sandalwood.
3. AMOUAGE Memoir Man's Eau de Parfum Spray
Best warm, woody fragrance
A very bold signature fragrance by Amouage, the Memoir Man’s Eau De Parfum is a contemplative masterpiece that defies the conventional order of luxe fragrances and brings something new, oriental, and even more alluring for the modern men.
The fragrance gets one moving from catching sense to reasoning the divine pleasure that the notes of Memoir’s Men gradually reveal and encapture people in. The opening accords are very fresh, woody, spicy, fused with amber and green herbs.
But the spices here are very dark and bitter with a minty-green note in prominence; very lovely and elegant for the masculine energy.
The heart notes reveal a dark incense, that gradually resorts to twirling with lush accords of rose, Frankincense, and lavender. It is such a divine moment that it completely mesmerizes one.
And when the base arrives, it is warm tobacco, saffron-driven leather, and amber with a trace of sharp earthy vetiver and oakmoss to keep the warm bitter strokes of green alive. It’s everything a man may ever want to feel alive and powerful.
And close to the dry-down, the fragrance is dominated by a trail of divine muskiness and a lingering sandalwood’s note in presence of all the other masculine accords.
Amouage’s Memoir Man is a classic masterpiece, perfect to wear during low-temperature hours of the day and in cooler seasons.
Top Notes: Absinthe, Wormwood, Basil, Mint.
Heart Notes: Rose, Frankincense, Lavender Absolute.
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Vetiver, Guaiac Wood, Amber, Vanilla, Musk, Oakmoss, Leather, Tobacco.
4. Interlude by Amouage for Women - Eau de Parfum
Best oriental fragrance for women
The signature fragrance of Amouage, the Interlude Women Eau De Parfum is a treasure house of luxurious floral notes. It is oriental, empowering, and makes a perfect deal for the Amouage woman.
It opens with an oriental sweetness that is not just sweet but super sensual and sultry. Instead of fruity sweetness, the Interlude Woman has sweet accords of tobacco and leather, enveloped in rose and incense. It has musky honey, orange blossom, and nutty touch to it which further enhances its richness and depth.
The notes are carefully balanced as to not feel offputting or heavy but balanced on the signature scale of Amouage (which speaks richness, depth, and royalty).
It definitely smells very unique, complex, earthy, a bit spicy, and a lot divine but with some controversial edges. Like it really keeps you on the edge and gets your nose smelling it again and again.
Someone described it as hauntingly beautiful and we can’t deny it!
This fragrance is not for shy or super-introverted women. And one should avoid wearing it in hot or humid times of the year.
The pretty floral, edgy citrusy, and dark herbal notes work together to make a statement that is perfect for cooler times of the day, ideal for formal wear, and best for women who are ready for many head turns.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Ginger, Tagete.
Heart Notes: Frankincense, Rose Absolute, Orange Blosson, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Opoponax.
Base Notes: Vanilla, Benzoin, Amber, Sandalwood, Agarwood, Oakmoss, Leather, Tonka Bean, Musk, Animalic.
5. Lyric by Amouage for Women - Eau de Parfum
Best dynamic, sensual fragrance
A very regal and rose-centric fragrance by Amouage, the Lyric Eau De Parfum is for sheer royalty. It has spices in it but the heart is dominated by blooming roses, enveloped in rich muskiness, ylang-ylang, and sandalwood.
Lyric has a beautiful development with gorgeous strokes rising from time to time. It has a clean rose scent which is very soft, seductive, and creamy but also very assertive. The body has orris which beautifully blends the notes together.
The opening is spicy with Omani rose and floral notes opening the heart of this fragrance which finally resorts to base notes dominated by creamy clean sandalwood and Omani incense. The entire progression and development are so sophisticated and gorgeous that they can be your all-time favorite rose perfume.
Lyric has luxurious Omani roses that are warmed with spices, musk, and other flattering floral and dark herbal notes. It is rich and classic!
Top Notes: Bergamot, Spicy Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger.
Heart Notes: Rose, Angelica, Jasmine, Ylang-ylang, Geranium, Orris.
Base Notes: Oakmoss, Musk, Wood, Patchouli, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Frankincense.
6. Amouage Epic Woman, Eau De Parfum
Best romantic perfume
The most lovely, feminine, and romantic Amouage fragrance for women, the Epic Eau De Parfum has the royal vibe of the Middle East. Its exclusive, rosy, romantic, warm, and aquatic-green fresh.
The Amouage Epic Woman has soft Oud in it which lingers delicately throughout the body of this fragrance. The perfume opens with warm, spicy, amber, and fresh notes, retreating its heart to a luxurious rose-centered body in fusion with woody and smoky notes.
In a way, Epic resembles Lyric except that the Epic has a fresh aquatic touch to it with hints of masculine notes like that of smokiness, oud, and woods.
The blend of rose, florals, and frankincense progresses to reveal a base dominated by Patchouli, Geranium, and Sandalwood in the influence of Omani oud and incense.
Amouage Epic Woman has an exquisite combination of florals, spices, and herbs which encaptures a person into an emotional and touchy moment. It is one of the most romantic perfumes for women in the world as it has feminine as ell as some masculine hints accords to itself which is both stimulating and alluring for anyone who dares to smell it.
Moreover, the marine touch and the aquatic feel went in the favor of this fragrance, making it a classic dark masterpiece but with a young and fresh body.
Top Notes: Cumin, Pink Bay, Cinnamon.
Heart Notes: Damascene Rose, Geranium, Jasmine, Tea.
Base Notes: Amber, Musk, Oud, Frankincense, Guaiac Wood, Orris, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Vanilla.
A Guide To Buying The Best Amouage Fragrances
The Amouage Fragrance house was founded at the request of Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said, in 1983 in Muscat, Oman by Prince Sayyid Hamad bin Hamoud al bu Said. Today their Muscat factory is capable of producing more than 25,000 bottles of fragrances per week. Thus we can safely say that Amouage fragrances are directly passed down by the royalties themselves.
Here is how you should choose your Amouage fragrance:
All perfumes are generally described as floral, fruity, citrusy, fresh, woody, earthy, or oriental. If you are still unsure of how to describe your ideal scent, here is what each fragrance note means.
Floral: Tend to smell flowery and sensual. Amouage mostly uses Omani roses and a bit of white jasmine.
Fruity: Tend to smell seductively sweet and fruity.
Citrusy: Tend to smell refreshing, bright, mouthwatering, and clean. Amouage mostly uses orange blossoms, limes, etc.
Woody: Tend to smell deep, dark, musky, and masculine. The most common woody elements used by Amouage are agarwood, oud, vetiver, sandalwood, leather, tobacco, etc.
Earthy: Tend to smell woody, grounding, natural, and comforting. Amouage mostly uses amber, musks, oakmoss, sandalwood, patchouli, balsam, and other resins to add an earthy note to their fragrances.
Oriental: Tend to smell luxurious, heady, spicy, and alluring. Oud, vanilla, spices, almonds, and musk are common oriental elements of Amouage.
Other things to consider:
Once you know what these notes refer to, you can easily select your favorite Amouage fragrance. However here are a few other things you need to identify before buying your Amouage perfume.
- Your level of scent tolerance
- The climate you live in
- If you want heavier or lighter sillage
If you are a beginner, you should definitely start with fragrances that have lighter sillage. Oriental and fruity perfumes are best to wear in fall or winter unless your climate is cool all around the year. And if you are somebody who likes to wear introverted, sophisticated, and mute fragrances, you may have lesser scent tolerance so you should definitely go for wearing more fresh, aquatic, or citrusy fragrances.
Some fragrances can be very popular but might feel off-putting to you because every person is unique and has a unique level of scent tolerance and preference of elements used, therefore you should check notes and how it smells like, at least once before you buy the luxury perfume.