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So I got 11 samples in today. Finishing up the "popular" ones from the Amouage house tried a few Parfums De Marly and a few By Kilian. Here are my thoughts. I won't go into depth because I'm not good at in depth reviews so I'm just gonna say yay or neh.


Lyric Man- this smells really good. Very nice rose but too femme for me to wear. My wife actually likes for herself.

Memoir man- on paper I'm not a fan of this. Need to try on skin before I give my final determination. Smells like it doesn't know which direction it wants to go. Woodsy, sweet, or spicy. Seems it has an identity crisis. And not a good one.

Interlude- not a fan at all of this. I think incense and Oud is a bad idea. And it shows here. To me anyways.

Journey- this one is ok. Not FBW but not bad.

Bracken- could have been great if the clove was left out. I HATE clove and forgot. (Clove cigarettes made me vomit)

Sunshine- this is my favorite of this round of Amouage. I didn't care for it at first but I really like the drydown. Need to give a full wearing to decide if it's FBW but it might be.

That's it from Amouage. So my favorites from this house not in any order is Epic, Reflection, Jubilation XXV, and Sunshine.

By kilian is next.

Vodka on the Rocks- so I get the Fierce vibe but this is so much better to my nose. I really like this and tried on skin. It's FBW to me.

Back to Black- what a disappointment. I was really excited for this one and all I get is tobacco and baby powder.... hard pass.

Intoxicated - I like this one. Kinda feels like a fresher non woodsy STH not 100% sure on that verdict but I'm liking it.

Next is Parfums De Marly

Herod- I like this one. It kinda slightly reminds me of back to black minus the baby powder and a hint of CH man. I think this is pretty good. Probably FBW but I won't rush out to buy it.

Habdan- this is my favorite of the two. I will get this one eventually.

That's it for my sample order. Let me know what you guys think of those and maybe throw out some recommendations based on what I liked/disliked if you can think of any.

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