That you have to be careful with certain fragrances what you say and with which you ask yourself neutrally the question what is so great about the perfume is well known. This fragrance has been around for 12 years and objectively speaking is experiencing a new hype in my eyes. Jeremy didn't get back..but he did, but I'm not sure that's the only reason.
How exactly do I figure?
Alone 14 comments were written about this fragrance this year and we have only May. Last year it was a total of only 9. Also over 30 statements are there this year already from a total of 101, so what's going on?
First of all the scent is fine, I like it already, but I am also one of those who recognize here a clear resemblance to Le Male. Just at the beginning and a bit in the heart of the fragrance I am always reminded of the sailor.
Since I like Le Male this is no problem, since I know Le Male only since last year and only this version, I don't know what he was like 20 years ago, I can't say and therefore don't judge what the differences are like. But I can imagine that if someone smelled Le Male 20 years ago or 10 years ago, the last time he smelled it, he would say that Reflection Man might have nothing to do with Le Male. In general it is clear to me that many may see this differently.
But there must be some truth to it, because many of you will say that here as well as Jeremy and others on Youtube. I like to research things that interest me and questions that I ask myself. I claim that it is so completely wrong not to recognize Le Male.
But like many others, I also recognize a slightly different scent. If you leave the sailor completely aside, then this Amouage is lighter, a little more floral and becomes more powdery towards the end. I definitely don't have the association of lying on a meadow on a summer evening, as I had it with Le Male, here either. The start is fresh and spicy, not as sweet as its fragrance twin and does not sound as vanilla and the vetiver is clearly reduced, but it is a bit more woody. Cooler and metallic has also been mentioned several times. Basically I don't tell anything new, with 83 comments. If Le Male is rather a casual scent, I could imagine this one here in the office.
The lavender mint combination is missing, but Amouage still managed to create a similarity. Also the durability is with 9-10h very neat and identical.
If the commentary police are missing a more complex description of the fragrance, please refer to the other 83 comments for pertinent information.
But I'm not sure if an untrained nose out there would notice a difference, even if we are far away from a dupe.
So-called hypes are sometimes rather annoying for me and you polarize quickly when you disagree about a fragrance. This doesn't mean that I don't respect it if you see it differently.
I'm of the opinion that fragrances don't need a lawyer.
We all perceive them differently anyway and decide for ourselves what is good and what is not. What is sometimes exaggerated are the associations and definitions in some descriptions. Aventus sends his regards. Apropos Aventus...90% who have Reflection Man in their collection, also have Aventus, that resulted in about 20 random samples which I made arbitrary on the right, which I found interesting, is this again and again extremely described. I may be wrong, but I think the fragrance is mostly worn by younger people, can that be? Between 20-30 years? Plus minus 3-4 years. But I think you can also wear it with 46.
I've already read some definitions about the fragrance here, like Masterpiece, King of Compliments, Luxurious, Perfection, Jewel etc...now that's up to everyone, but I don't see it that way and I think it's up to me to say that. That's why I just got to talking about old age. Is that youthful high spirits talking? I used to see a lot of bombastic, too, but you get more mature. I don't mean that at all disrespectful. I can understand the popularity a bit, even if you can leave the church in the village.
For me, it's a good fragrance that you can own if you don't have anything like it. But I am also convinced that if it were a Le Male Flanker, he would never get such a high average grade and name and reputation would play a big role here. You know what I don't get? Japanese, but that doesn't matter now. No this proverbial lift into the sky.
I don't want to sting a wasp nest here either, I still know what was going on with Aventus, but I can't quite understand why this scent goes through the ceiling like that.
7 months ago I wrote a statement that I find funny, that everyone says Le Male is sucked, but the DNA can't be killed and I still see it that way.
I do not have an explanation directly for the momentary wave, except just Influencer, mouth propaganda and that the smell for newcomers is easy to understand and he smells and performs of course also quite neatly.
I wish every user a lot of joy with the fragrance, maybe I'll get it sometime, if I shouldn't be completely annoyed by the hype until then.