Beloved Woman 2012

Beloved Woman by Amouage
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Beloved Woman is a popular perfume by Amouage for women and was released in 2012. The scent is floral-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Sabco Group / Oman Perfumery. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Bernard Ellena

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesClove blossom
JasmineJasmine
CamomileCamomile
CardamomCardamom
LavenderLavender
Clary sageClary sage
RoseRose
Heart Notes Heart NotesBenzoinBenzoin
PatchouliPatchouli
Everlasting flowerEverlasting flower
VioletViolet
FrankincenseFrankincense
Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
CistusCistus
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
CastoreumCastoreum
CaramelCaramel
LeatherLeather
MuskMusk
SandalwoodSandalwood
VanillaVanilla
CedarwoodCedarwood
CivetCivet

Ratings

Scent

8.0267 Ratings

Longevity

8.7210 Ratings

Sillage

7.6219 Ratings

Bottle

8.7199 Ratings

Value for money

6.111 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 12.01.2022.
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7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
4
Pricing
Polyantha
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Polyantha
Polyantha
Top Review    18  
80s fragrance in 'quiet
In the prelude bangs me a surge of solvent-like smell, almost like that of nitro-containing paints or adhesives. After a few seconds, a chypre-like scent unfolds. I detect chamomile and clary sage, also rose geranium, amid a cloud of flowers of jasmine, rose, lavender and clove.

Oddly enough, at this stage Beloved Woman reminds me a lot of Aromatics Elixir EdT, which was my one-and-only perfume for decades. There is also some overlap between the two perfumes in the fragrance pyramid: Clary sage, chamomile, jasmine, rose, incense, sandalwood, and ylang-ylang are common to both. Even if many here describe the Amouage fragrance as very intense, it comes for my sensation but far from the intensity, sillage and durability of Aromatics Elixir and so many other 80s Chypres approach.

Then, after that floral cloud recedes fairly quickly, there's a brief period where Beloved Woman develops a strangely sour note. I smell something bready and feel reminded of sourdough. It's not unpleasant to me, but falls distinctly outside the accord.

This sourness stays pleasantly only very briefly, to then make room for the darker and resinous notes. Patchouli, benzoin, incense, benzoin are very nicely interwoven. For me, however, the fragrance then also becomes quite quiet and has little to do with the expansive floral beginning. Developed a fragrance suitable for everyday use without sticky sweetness, without sultry swathes of flowers, quite dignified and classic, with slightly oriental hints.

Beloved Woman is a pretty fragrance for me, but, even measured against my former love for Aromatics Elixir, it still seems a bit too pale and smooth. The feel-good factor, which Beloved Woman has quite, you can get m. E. with quite a few other fragrances cheaper. The certain something, the esprit and the peculiarity are unfortunately missing for me. I find him on me simply too well-behaved and am therefore not sad that this fragrance will not tear a hole in my wallet.

(With many thanks to MiniGBIC for the exchange)
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7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
DonJuanDeCat
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DonJuanDeCat
Top Review    21  
Elegant for the lover?
Today I come again to an Amouage smell. Amouage fragrances are sometimes, in my opinion, a double-edged sword, or as they say. Because on the one hand there are many really great fragrances among them, on the other hand Amouage also offers fragrances that smell very much like 0815 fragrances, so that they absolutely do not do justice to the high price or one is surprised that the bottle says "Amouage" on it.

But that's not really different with other luxury brands, but it's a pity if a manufacturer who is known for a little luxury or quality "conjures up" such normal fragrances every now and then that you could have saved yourself... because you get similar fragrances for only a fraction of the money.

So... now comes the mistress! Hey hey, how that sounds again. First of all I can reassure you that the fragrance does not really belong under the category 0815 cheap fragrance, even if it is not soo extraordinary in itself. But it has become quite complex for me, because there are so many scents here that without a scent pyramid you would be totally lost to describe the scent. Especially when people like you Parfumas and Parfumos constantly force scribblers like me to provide you with new comments... Bah you're all mean! How can you ask me for a commi every day? D
So really...!

The fragrance:
The scent is slightly powdery at the beginning and I could swear that an iris smells here. In any case, the patchouli quickly takes effect afterwards, which makes the scent more earthy. Chamomile! Aaaah, now I understand, I sniffed out the camomile at the beginning, which I then thought was the iris, because the camomile is also a soft scent. After a few minutes it also becomes clearer, as the scent becomes less powdery and instead changes into creamy, well, a little like camomile cream! :)
It may seem like a contradiction, but although the fragrance is creamy and soft as described, it is a little dry on the other hand. By this I don't mean that the scent is dry and stuffy or something like that, but that it emits a scent like dry flowers that were dried outside in the heat and the sun, well, probably straw flowers just :D
One smells the resinous incense well, which fits well to the soft radiance of the fragrance. A little rose is present, but its scent quickly loses itself under all the other scents. The sweet one comes from the violets, and the horny one... he he... let's say the animal one from the beaver horny, which I perceive more strongly here, and which I could have done without, but fortunately the majority of the fragrance is quite good.
Be that as it may, a little later the fragrance smells resinous, slightly sweet and soft in itself, but also a little heavy, especially due to the earthy patchouli and the slightly sultry floral notes (well, sultry for me, as I always feel some flowers, you ladies will surely like it better :D). Therefore, the fragrance has a more mature, but also elegant charisma for me in the base.

The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is good, the smell radiates so much that one is good smelling due to a nice smell cloud.
The shelf life is Amouage-usual very laaaaange with more than twelve to fourteen hours, I think you could easily smell the fragrance on your skin the next morning with a lot of spray.

The bottle:
The bottle is rectangular with a slightly inflated front and back. The side walls were slightly pressed inwards. By the way, this bottle is transparent, so that you can see the scent liquid well. On the front you can also see the golden Amouage logo as usual, while the name of the fragrance is engraved on the gold-plated neck. The lid, which is also gold-plated, is onion-roofed and has a reddish Swarovski stone on its tip. As usual a beautiful and high quality bottle!

Hm, the scent was as indicated a little more difficult to describe, because here really many scents are not only listed, but they all actually work and are therefore smellable. Some of them, of course, less so and rather only finely hinted at than others. Anyway, the fragrance is really good and smells like most Amouage fragrances quite high quality and also persistent.

It is slightly more mature and therefore not suitable for the youngest. In my opinion it also comes across elegant, maybe not necessarily sexy, as some write here, but just elegant and looks like a night scent for upscale occasions, so do nothing with party, where the shreds fly :DD
I would put him more in the autumn because he is getting heavier and heavier, especially in the base. It can also be used on not too hot spring days.

Hmm, so... is that a scent a mistress wears? Hmm... What are you asking me? I don't know anything about that kind of thing To have a lover by definition, I would have to have a girlfriend first :DD
But don't worry, I wouldn't be the guy to cheat on his girlfriend anyway, whether you believe me or not! *sigh*

Soo, the fragrance is elegant as I said, smells high quality, even if it should not smell soo extremely special now (but everyone sees it differently!). You can definitely try the scent :)
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7
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
6
Bottle
DorothyGrace

79 Reviews
DorothyGrace
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Intense Floral Musk
A soft sweet opening of pinks and rose. Thick with musks, powder, lightly caramelised. The floral notes burn off quickly from my skin leaving an intense sweet animalic musk. It reminds me quite a bit of French Flowers by Fields of Bond Street (which I can't find to do a side by side comparison). I think it is the sweet powdery musks.

Poised to hit that 'gimmie, gimmie' button my son completely broke my bubble of happiness by asking if I could smell drains, and was the sink blocked again. With that sinking feeling that comes from knowing what the answer will be I asked, 'Do you think it might be this?' Of course it was.

Some people just don't like sweet animalic musk.

But I do.

Sigh!
8
Scent
10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Dolby

68 Reviews
Dolby
Dolby
Very helpful Review    7  
Scheherazade is living it large in Paris
A grown-up, lush, and opulent perfume.
Put Amouage aside.
You know this smells expensive.
I could have sworn there was a good dose of oak moss but none is listed in the note pyramid.
Hmm.
In any case, this comes across as a Rose Chypre to me.

It then softens and becomes sweeter and smokier, reminiscent of the rose fragranced tobacco served in sheesha pipes, you can indulge in at the terrace of North African cafes, whilst watching the world go by.
This is exotic, spicy, and rather moreish ... Or is that moorish?

The drydown, which lasts and lasts, turns Beloved into a classic of haute parfumerie with a vintage twist.
You would expect a chic and immaculately turned out middle-aged Parisian lady to wear this.
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HermeshHermesh 6 years ago
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8
Longevity
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Sillage
9
Bottle
Slightly tart and rough grasses, behind which warm-spicy flowers (strawflower, less ylang, rose and chamomile) hide shyly.

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