Very helpful Review
Anagrammatic and doubly symbolic of the post-Angel sweet patchouli perfume fall-out
Givenchy AMARIGE MARIAGE bears virtually no resemblance to its namesake, AMARIGE, which may explain the negative reviews I've seen--a reaction to dashed expectations.
If my vial were not a manufacturer-produced, carded sample, I could easily have mistaken this for a flanker of Thierry Mugler ANGEL. Lots of sweet patchouli in a pleasant floral mix, AMARIGE MARIAGE is essentially another patchouli frag among so many others which erupted on the scene post-ANGEL.
The staying power is quite good, and the sillage pretty big, but I'd have to say that AMARIGE MARIAGE is more or less interchangeable with any among the entire panoply of sweet patchouli frags. Nothing remarkable or new here, but nice, if sweet patchouli is your thing (which is a big if...).
The dominant floral here is jasmine, so perhaps that's the "link" to AMARIGE? Still, a pretty weak link, given that jasmine figures so prominently in so many floral frags. Maybe it's time to stop trying to make sense of flankers?
The anagrammatic name is a clever twist. Better than a plastic flower cap that doubles as a bracelet, I'd say.