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A more powerful ARM!
I bought an Amouage men’s sample pack that has Reflection Man in it and have had The Run Way for about a month. As soon as I was able to open the sample pack I looked for RM and spritzed it on the back of my hand. As soon as I smelled it, I smiled. The Run Way and Reflection Man were identical. To confirm, I grabbed my bottle of TRW and spritzed my left hand and, yes, identical. The only differences being: TRW projects stronger and is more linear as RM transitions to a sort of a creamy smooth powderiness—maybe coming from the sandalwood—where the neroli and other citric notes that were screaming in the opening, along with the jasmine, become muted. In TRW, the neroli and jasmine stay prominent the duration of the composition, never quite transitioning. These are the only differences I noticed. If you like the opening of RM, skip that and just purchase TRW as it will stay there and even project better and longer. If you like the ultimate dry down of RM, go with that as TRW never gets there. In any case, I am now a believer in the whole Alexandria hype. Good stuff