Epic Man (2009)

Epic Man by Amouage
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Epic Man is a popular perfume by Amouage for men and was released in 2009. The scent is spicy-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Oman Perfumery.

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Perfumer

Randa Hammami

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCardamom, Nutmeg, Pink pepper, Saffron, Cumin, Frankincense, Myrtle, Mace
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Myrrh
Base Notes Base NotesLeather, Oud, Patchouli, Frankincense, Castoreum, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Musk

Ratings

Scent

8.2 (577 Ratings)

Longevity

8.7 (433 Ratings)

Sillage

8.1 (433 Ratings)

Bottle

8.8 (415 Ratings)
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Steve0580Steve0580 6 years ago

„A Masterpiece”


I LOVE this fragrance so much! The pepper and incense seem to be the most dominant ingredients with the woods being the secondary elements. It's slightly sweet...
BobJBobJ 8 years ago

„Depends on Your Style.”


It's from Amouage, so it's undoubtedly wonderful stuff, with all the strength and longevity I enjoy in a perfume. But to be frank, it's simply not the way I want...
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MrMrah

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Harry Haller
"For all who loved him saw in him only one side at a time. Some loved him as a fine, clever and peculiar person and were then horrified and disappointed when they suddenly had to discover the wolf in him. And they had to, because Harry, like every being, wanted to be loved as a whole and therefore could not hide and lie away the wolf from those in whose love he cared much. But there were also those who loved the wolf in him, the free, the savage, the untamable, the dangerous and the strong, and it was these again extraordinarily disappointing and miserable when suddenly the wild, evil wolf was also a human being, had a longing for goodness and tenderness in him, wanted to hear Mozart, read verses and have ideals of humanity. Especially these were mostly particularly disappointed and angry, and so the steppe wolf brought his own duplicity and ambivalence into all the foreign fates he touched."
Harry Haller, the literary portrait of Hermann Hesse, which he portrays in the "Steppenwolf" so multifaceted and sensitive, I am sure, would have worn this scent.
If a more suitable fragrance comes to mind when reading these lines, please contact me by message and be sure of my eternal gratitude.
But to this day, no fragrance has managed to capture and depict that animal fragility, that longing and dissension between sentimentality and exuberant masculinity in all its facets, as Randa Hammami did with this masterpiece. A fragrance for all occasions and none. A scent not for everyone. And yet everyone will find themselves at least a bit far in it.

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Rokinidzo

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Toothpaste and then orange juice
Do you know the moment when you have brushed your teeth and then you reach for the O-juice without thinking? Horrible - shock moment! The freshly squeezed O-juice will be perfect again at the latest by the fifth sip! That's exactly how it was with me with this masterpiece! The top note totally scared me off - but after some time it was irresistible, a creamy incense, I couldn't stop smelling it!
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Henryhill667

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Very helpful Review    7
Self-confidence to spray on
Please do not misunderstand the heading. Epic Man doesn't suddenly turn an introverted boy into a man bursting with self-confidence. But on the right days, it can have a reinforcing effect.
I can't wear it all the time myself. But it is my first choice when I need a certain appearance for a professional appointment or event. Here the scent works like an amplifier or catalyst, which emphasizes exactly the required property in me. One simply knows that the scent is perceived extremely strongly. This can polarize, and should be so. For everything else there is then the boss bottled of this world.

For me Epic is a mixture of slightly creamy and peppery incense, which has a wonderful leather base in front of it. The top note can deter the first nose, but develops on the skin after about half an hour to an hour to this addictive mix for me. The further course is actually rather linear. I don't perceive any extreme heart to base transformation. It only becomes softer and softer over time and - as I said - creamier for my nose. One should not expect any compliments from young ladies from this fragrance. The composition is simply too alien to the western noses for that.

The shelf life and silage are Amouage typical of madness. It is precisely against this background that the price also becomes relative. If you go fishing online - and wait for low prices - you can land it for 125€/100ml (Oman Version). Since 2 - 3 sprayers are enough, one has then also very long something of it.

By the way, I'm also interested in Amouage's story behind the house. Founded in the early 80s in Oman at the request of the Sultan. A gift for kings. Only pure ingredients from the region. And so on. You really have the feeling that you have some perfume history in your collection
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NicosV

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Spicy masculine classy
Masculine, classy, wonderfull perfume. Starts with pepper and incense as the strongest notes and after a while woods and smoke come in play. My wife liked it! I wish it had better performance on my skin, the longevity is moderate on me.
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Nesami

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Something
This will be my fourth comment, let's see if I can make it less disheartening this time.

I don't own Epic Man, but I've bought some bottlings in the souk over the last few days. The others from Amouage are still waiting for their test on my skin and I wouldn't be surprised if a fragrance of it would remain as a purchase candidate. I usually already sniff the atomizers when the scents arrive, often there is already a lot to smell and the Amouages make me all together very curious.

Epic will probably not be a serious buyer, although I like the fragrance very much.
It is masculine, expressive, peculiar and pleasing, but the prelude ensures that I will not love this fragrance. I have planned to add to my small collection only what convinces me 100%, so to speak starts up and in the course not worse, but at most becomes better. Directly after spraying Epic Man develops a piercing medical note in my nose, so really not good at all.
In this respect I can understand Above's comment on it. Fortunately, it may only take 5 minutes (no stopwatch in use) to get comfortable. If what is now happening would last longer with me, I would be completely thrilled. I find it difficult to name the individual scent components as others here are able to, but of course the incense is clear, I smell woods and also the oud is already present. Very tasty, very strong, spicy and made for a self-confident wearer. Exactly such a thing is missing in my collection, which is rather located in the fresh area. Unfortunately it is already over after another hour. I have noticed that fragrances often do not stick to my skin for so long, maybe this has something to do with it. The durability in general of Epic Man is good no question, but what comes to me after this best phase is significantly weakened. Here I see the oud before the incense. Still a very pleasant fragrance, but in this phase, which lasts for hours until the end, other candidates convinced me more, e.g. Oud from Reminiscence. The latter I found only too feminine, but after wearing it several times I can imagine it very often on me.
All in all, Epic Man makes too much noise for me at the beginning, then I listen to a wonderful story, which unfortunately turns out to be a short story and finally the report just splashes to me.
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Smora

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Orient Express
Scentrack: Louis Armstrong- We Have All The Time In The World

Journey with Asia Oriental Express started in Bangkok. The composition of luxury cruised around Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, visiting a few holy places.
Grizzled Mr. M., obviously accustomed to luxury, sit frivolously in leather chair of observation car at the end of the composition. While drinking Bombay Sapphire gin tonic with quinine he thoughtfully watched the unreal landscape passing by. Beneath white flax shirt and dark blue jacket Epic evaporated. Epic, the liquid of Asian wealth hidden in jade green bottle. Regal oud and incense, liven up by squeezed saffron and prickly pepper perfectly matched the breath taking landscape. Leather and animalic notes perfidiously reminded nothing is perfect what it seems like. The idyll was interrupted by a waiter's question: "Sir, a souffle maybe?" Sir just coolly answered: "If I have to..."

Rating: 8/10

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Miaw2

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Very helpful Review    4
In fact ... Epic!
Epic opens with slightly green notes, perhaps due to myrtle.

Quickly you can smell the notes of frankincense and pepper, that last for a long time.

Arise in the drydown, very harmonious, notes of oud, leather and musk, with a hint of incense.

The combination works very well, making this scent into something unique and truly epic.

Two sprays are sufficient for the whole day.

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jtd

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Greatly helpful Review    12
5 course dinner
Any meal with more than two courses isn't about satisfying hunger, it's about having an experience. I, an American, am fond of the three-course meal, experience-lite. I see the value in a multi-course meal, but I won't go so far as to have a ten-course Titanic dinner, or a twenty one-course Versailles bacchanalia. To my mind, a classic five-course dinner is the height of luxury.

Amouage have been known to imitate French style. God knows they have made a few ten-course perfumes. Epic man is their five course meal. It is the perfect middle ground between opulent and edited.

Even the choral top notes tell you that there is an emphasis on bass: amber, frankincense, oud, tea. Tea? In a smart twist, Amouage do in fact include a tea-like note in Epic Man. It's the perfect modifier to the five course perfume, it enhances the smoky and aromatic qualities of the other basenotes without adding additional weight, or, stretching the analogy, a few more courses.

I tend to berate Amouage for their tedious male/female perfume releases, and I think they deserve it. Please, let’s spare perfume the his/hers baggage. Perfume at its abstract heart defies gender, and in specific, Epic Man raises gender neutrality to a peak by combining fine ingredients and the best of both eastern and western traditions in the service of simply making a beautiful fragrance. The resulting hybrid treats gender as it does ethnic culture. It acknowledges it at the same time that it refuses to be encumbered by it. Epic Man is a reminder to ignore the marketing and smell the perfume. If we must have a gender pairing, Epic Man should more likely be paired with Jubilation 25 for women. Both are the perfect examples Amouage’s stated mission to pair eastern materials and sensibilities with classical French perfumery. It's no wonder that Epic Man smells first and foremost like success.

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Steve0580

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Very helpful Review    6
A Masterpiece
I LOVE this fragrance so much!

The pepper and incense seem to be the most dominant ingredients with the woods being the secondary elements. It's slightly sweet and slightly powdery as well.

Sillage and Longevity are tremendous and I can smell it on myself for many hours without becoming anosmic to it. Two or three sprays is all you need. Expect a minimum of 10-12 hours out of it.

Amouage seems to be hit or miss in their releases to me and while some may think Jubilation is their crowning achievement, in my opinion, Epic Man is their masterpiece.

The only drawback to Epic Man is the price. I realize that $290 for a 100ml does seem to be a bit crazy but on the plus side, it will take a very long time to use the bottle up.

Is it worth it? To me, it is. I've spent quite a bit of money on other things that I enjoyed far less. Would I rebuy? Without question, yes.

Epic Man will always have a welcome place in my collection.
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Drseid

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Good, But Amouage Offers Much Better...
I get a tremendous blast of pink pepper to open things up (quite similar in this regard to the newer Honour Man, also by Amouage). The pepper hangs around, mixing with other spices and frankincense and just a hair of citrus. I get some patchouli, castoreum and musk in the base, primarily. This is unbelievably strong stuff as others have mentioned, and it lasts for what seems like forever on me (at least 12 hours so far, and no end in sight). Projection and sillage also seem quite strong, requiring the wearer to go very easy on the trigger. All in all a good scent that is recommended, but Amouage offers many better ones for your dollars than this 3 out of 5 star entrant, IMO.
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BobJ

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Depends on Your Style.
It's from Amouage, so it's undoubtedly wonderful stuff, with all the strength and longevity I enjoy in a perfume. But to be frank, it's simply not the way I want to smell, nor does it project the sort of personal image I believe I could pull off, nor want to pull off. Others have said that it's macho, and while that might not be quite the right term, I suspect "distinguished" fits the bill, and as a lighter-hearted older guy, I'm simply not interested in ever seeming this distinguished.

Perhaps the sort of thing to wear if you are an established politician stepping out of your Rolls Royce, but carrying with it the same sort of air of high-powered unapproachability that such mindfully-serious men often project. I find it terrifically conservative, and probably not worn by sort of man you might initially consider fun to pal around with.

But exactly the sort of thing to wear if you find yourself in a situation where that's the image you need to project, and probably the perfect stuff to wear if you should find yourself in the position of, say, needing to make an advantageous business deal with a bunch of stone-faced Soviets.

So not the greatest date frag, unless you happen to be into those sorts of women, that is.

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Carlitos01 7 months ago
This perfume has an amount of darkness, a pint of smoke, some quantity of incense, five spoons of spices and a bit of oud. Perfect recipe!+4
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JoaoMartins 11 months ago
Super masculin scent. Class in a bottle. I don't think you can wear this one casually to be honest. Still one of the best Amouages for sure
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Giesta40 24 months ago
The best Amouage for man, after Jubilation XXV.
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Hermesh 4 years ago
Cedar, oud, all kind of spices and incense creates a woody scent rich of notes. Tension between fresh and warm.+1
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