10 Unique Amouage Fragrances For Men


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Prestigious perfume house Amouage was established by the Sultan of Oman in 1983. Taking inspiration from its Middle Eastern roots, you’ll often find traditional perfume ingredients like agarwood, incense, musk, rose and spices.

Almost niche-like in their delivery, the best Amouage fragrances for men build upon tradition, blending unusual notes such as Pimento berry, wormwood, and even cognac.

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Best Amouage Fragrances For Men

I’ve selected 10 of the best Amouage fragrances for men to keep you smelling unique, refined, and even bordering on eccentric.

1. Opus XIII Silver Oud Eau de Parfum

Opus XIII Silver Oud Eau de Parfum
Credit: Amouage

Review

Launched in 2022, Opus XIII Silver Oud Eau de Parfum is a seductive amber woody fragrance created by Cécile Zarokian. It’s a sophisticated and enigmatic scent that will get you noticed.

An exotic opening of earthy patchouli, wood and cypriol leads to a seductive heart of dry oud Assam and semi-sweet vanilla.

Upon dry-down, birch and Guaiac wood increase the intensity, with the animalic scent of castoreum evolving over time. Settles to a woody, leathery male-leaning scent with dark smoky edges, wow!

Top Notes:

Patchouli Molecular Distillation, Cypriol Essence, Virginia Cedar Essence

Mid Notes:

Oud Assam Essence, Vanilla Madagascar Absolute

Base Notes:

Ambrarome, Birch Essence, Guaiac Wood Essence, Castoreum

Seasons & Longevity

Opus XIII Silver Oud benefits from excellent projection. It has 6+ hours of longevity, so it can be considered a long-lasting scent.

It’s an awesome fragrance for autumn and winter, working well for evening events. I would not wear it as a daytime scent as it’s a little too dark and rich.

Seasons: Autums, Winter
Longevity 6+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsA seductive woody-leathery male scent with a touch of smoke
ConsOnly really wearable in the evening

2. Reflection Man Eau de Parfum

Reflection Man Eau de Parfum
Credit: Amouage

Review

Reflection Man Eau de Parfum is a woody floral musk fragrance for men that was first launched in 2007. Created by Lucas Sieuzac for Amouage, it’s a refined, compelling and distinctive male fragrance.

Fragrant rosemary, red pepper berries and bitter orange leaves are lifted by a bright floral heart of neroli, orris, jasmine and ylang-ylang. 

The base notes of vetiver, patchouli, sandalwood and cedarwood are clearly present but never overpower. Settles to a masculine woody white floral scent with a pleasant bitterness.

Top Notes:

Rosemary, Red Pepper Berries, Bitter Orange Leaves

Mid Notes:

Neroli, Orris, Jasmine, Ylang-ylang

Base Notes:

Vetiver, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Cedarwood

Seasons & Longevity

Reflection Man is a long-lasting fragrance at 6+ hours with solid projection, so ideal for all-day wear. Check out the 2021 release of Reflection Man 45 with 45% perfume oil.

It’s a great daytime fragrance that works particularly well for spring, summer and fall, especially if you want a refreshing, masculine scent for outdoor events.

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Longevity 6+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsCompliment-getting white floral scent with a moreish bitterness
ConsPerhaps too floral for some

3. Interlude Man Eau de Parfum

Interlude Man Eau de Parfum
Credit: Amouage

Review

Interlude Man Eau de Parfum is a woody-amber fragrance with a seductive, spicy/smoky persona launched in 2012. It was created by Pierre Negrin to convey chaos and disorder with an interlude moment of harmony.

A contrasting mix of bergamot, oregano and pimento berry oil is darkened by a smoky heart of amber, frankincense, cistus and opoponax.

The leather and woody base serve as a rich platform for the resin, amber and smoky notes to shine.

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Oregano, Pimento Berry Oil

Mid Notes:

Amber, Frankincense, Cistus, Opoponax

Base Notes:

Leather, Agarwood Smoke, Patchouli, Sandalwood

Seasons & Longevity

Interlude Man is a beast and seriously long-lasting at 8+ hours, with enormous projection, so price vs performance is pretty decent.

If you want your fragrance to make an impact, then this is definitely the one for you. It’s also the perfect scent for evening events – especially in autumn/winter – with its warm and woody aroma.

Seasons: Autums, Winter
Longevity 8+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsRich wood and resin scent with incredible performance
ConsSerious performance so don’t overspray

4. Lyric Man Eau de Parfum

Lyric Man Eau de Parfum
Credit: Amouage

Review

Lyric Man Eau de Parfum is a spicy oriental fragrance created for the confident gentleman who dares to desire. This fragrance was launched in 2008.

Zesty bergamot and lime are soon overpowered by the classic scent of rose in the heart. Bitter angelica and a touch of ginger also play a vital role.

In the base, fresh pine is shrouded in musk and smoky frankincense. Settles to a masculine musky, smokey rose scent. Far deeper than l’Homme À la rose from Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Lime

Mid Notes:

Rose, Angelica, Orange Blossom, Green Galbanum, Spicy Ginger, Nutmeg, Saffron

Base Notes:

Pine, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Musk, Frankincense

Seasons & Longevity

Looking for a long-lasting fragrance with decent projection? Lyric Man definitely fits the bill; lasting 7+ hours, this scent is pretty much “eternal”.

It’s a great fragrance for any season, so if you have a long day at the office and need to stay smelling great as you are out for drinks afterwards, this is an excellent choice.

Any Season
Longevity 7+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsVersatile masculine musky, smokey rose scent
ConsMaybe a touch too smoky for some

5. Beach Hut Man Eau de Parfum

Beach Hut Man Eau de Parfum
Credit: Amouage

Review

Beach Hut Man Eau de Parfum is a fresh and calming aromatic fragrance first launched in 2017. Inspired by nature, freedom and escape, it was created by perfume nose Elise Benat.

Ultra-fresh mint is first to delight, supported by orange blossom and galbanum for an unusual, refreshing scent. Heart notes of vetiver, moss and ivy bring a green edge.

As this scent dries, patchouli, myrrh, and woods hover in the background. It’s definitely a green and fresh fragrance.

Top Notes:

Mint, Orange Blossom, Galbanum

Mid Notes:

Vetiver, Moss, Ivy

Base Notes:

Patchouli, Myrrh, Dry Woods

Seasons & Longevity

This is a reasonably long-lasting fragrance at 5+ hours with decent projection that will surround you in a comforting, fresh bubble.

Its freshness makes it a worthy choice for spring and summer, especially for daytime wear to indoor or outdoor events or simply chilling by the pool.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 5+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsA feel-good summertime freshie with a green & warm twist
ConsNot as long-lasting as others on this list but that’s expected

6. Memoir Man Eau de Parfum

Memoir Man Eau de Parfum
Credit: Amouage

Review

Memoir Man Eau de Parfum is a woody and leather fougère scent created by Karine Vinchone Spehner for Amouage. It takes inspiration from the sombre mood of an existential journey that travels beyond sense and reason.

A herbaceous opening of absinthe, wormwood, and basil is lifted by fresh mint. Smoky rose and lavender in the heart add masculine florals. 

In the base, tobacco, leather and wood are most prominent, supported by vanilla. This fragrance settles to an unusual aromatic scent of fresh herbs and bitterness that reminds me of A Taste of Heaven by Kilian.

Top Notes:

Absinth, Wormwood, Basil, Mint

Mid Notes:

Rose, Frankincense, Lavender Absolute

Base Notes:

Sandalwood, Vetiver, Guaiac Wood, Amber, Vanilla, Musk, Oakmoss, Leather, Tobacco

Seasons & Longevity

This scent lasts 5+ hours with moderate projection, so it works well as an everyday fragrance that isn’t overwhelming or overpowering. 

I would say that Memoir Man is ideal for autumn and winter nighttime wear, with its underlying warmth contrasting bitterness mixed with fresh mint.

Seasons: Autums, Winter
Longevity 5+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsHeadtuening combination of bitter wormwood fused with lavender and smoke
ConsNot a blind buy but you need to experience this fragrance

7. Epic Man Eau de Parfum

Epic Man Eau de Parfum
Credit: Amouage

Review

Amouage Epic Man Eau de Parfum is a woody oriental fragrance first launched in 2009, created by perfume nose Randa Hammami. It’s inspired by ravels down the ancient Silk Road from China to Arabia with a rich, mystical scent.

A busy (and I mean BUSY) opening that includes pink pepper, frankincense, saffron, nutmeg and other spices leads to a heart of geranium and myrrh.

The base notes of oud, leather and frankincense soon become the star of the show, mixed with the initial pepper, resin, spice and geranium.

Top Notes:

Pink Pepper Berry Essence, Frankincense, Cumin, Cardamom Essence, Saffron, Mace Essence, Nutmeg, Myrtle Essence

Mid Notes:

Geranium Essence, Myrrh Essence

Base Notes:

Oud, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Leather, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Musk, Castoreum

Seasons & Longevity

At 5+ hours, this is a reasonably long-lasting fragrance with a noticeable projection. This is very niche, dark and attention-grabbing in a Kilian kind of way.

The warmth of Epic Man means that it works really well for the cooler months of autumn and winter, especially in the evening when the heat and intensity of the fragrance can easily be noticed.

Seasons: Autums, Winter
Longevity 5+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsA classic and (dare I say, timeless) woody oriental fragrance
ConsThe initial opening is quite intense

8. Overture Man Eau de Parfum

Overture Man Eau de Parfum
Credit: Amouage

Review

Overture Man Eau de Parfum is a warm and woody fragrance for men launched in 2019. It was created with Karine Vinchon Spehner and “inspired by man’s solitude in the world – dramatic, bold and confident”.

Booze-soaked spices of mainly cardamom and ginger with a touch of citrus are greeted by a heart of cinnamon, resin and myrrh.

Things get smoky and animalic as this scent settles. Sandalwood, smoky leather, clary sage, animalic accord and incense add to the complexity and overall sophistication.

Top Notes:

Grapefruit, Cardamom, Cumin, Ginger, Nutmeg, Saffron & Cognac accord

Mid Notes:

Cinnamon, Lentisk, Benzoin, Ciste Labdanum, Patchouli, Geranium & Myrrh

Base Notes:

Sandalwood, Smoky Leather, Clary Sage, Animalic accord & incense

Seasons & Longevity

If you’re looking for a long-lasting fragrance (8+ hours) with enormous projection, then this could be what you’re looking for – it has both.

Overture Man works well in autumn and winter, particularly in the cooler evenings, thanks to its warm, spicy, and leathery notes.

Seasons: Autums, Winter
Longevity 8+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsVery different, confident, manly, and super lasting
ConsThe animal note is a love or hate

9. Journey Man Eau de Parfum

Journey Man Eau de Parfum
Credit: Amouage

Review

Journey Man Eau de Parfum is a spicy and woody fragrance that was first launched in 2014 and “explores the metamorphosis of all human emotions”.

A striking opening of Sichuan pepper, bergamot, cardamom, neroli and bigarade (bitter orange) collide with juniper berries, incense, and tobacco to create a masculine and spicy scent.

Dry down does not alter the scent much, with tonka bean, cypriol, leather and ambroxan hovering in the background. Settles to a spicy tobacco scent with smoke and crisp juniper.

Top Notes:

Sichuan Pepper, Bergamot, Cardamom, Neroli, Bigarade

Mid Notes:

Juniper Berries, Incense, Pure Geraniol, Tobacco Leaves

Base Notes:

Tonka Bean, Cypriol, Leather, Ambrox

Seasons & Longevity

Journey Man lasted 6 hours on me with good projection for most of the time. People will notice when you wear this beauty.

It’s an excellent fragrance for autumn and winter and tiptoeing into spring. Leans more late afternoon onwards, in my opinion, and smells classy. If Spicebomb and Tobacco Vanille had a love child, this would be it.

Seasons: Autumn, Winter, Spring
Longevity 6+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsVersatile spicy tobacco and crisp juniper combo ideal for any situation
ConsMaybe too much smoke for some

10. Sunshine Man Eau de Parfum

Sunshine Man Eau de Parfum
Credit: Amouage

Review

Sunshine Man Eau de Parfum is an aromatic fragrance for men that was launched in 2015. It takes its inspiration from the sun, bringing warmth and a feel-good vibe.

The sunny inspiration also follows through to the scent itself, with top notes of lavender, orange brandy and the honeyed/grassy note of everlasting flower (immortelle).

Heart notes of bergamot, juniper and sage are clean and fragrant, with hints of cedarwood, tonka bean and vanilla in the base. Settles to a lavender/vanilla combo with a touch of booze.

Top Notes:

Lavender, Orange Brandy, Everlasting Flower

Mid Notes:

Bergamot, Juniper Berry, Clary Sage

Base Notes:

Cedarwood, Tonka Bean, Vanilla

Seasons & Longevity

It’s a relatively long-lasting fragrance at 6+ hours with reasonable projection, so ideal when you need an all-day fragrance you can wear wherever you’re headed.

Unsurprisingly, Sunshine Man is well suited to the spring and summer seasons, thanks to its sunny disposition. A casual good-vibes scent packed with lavender cheer.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 6+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsA cheerful fair-weather fragrance that will give your mood a lift
ConsThe boozy note jumps out a bit too much from time to time
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Andrew’s Top Pick

Memoir Man Eau de Parfum

Memoir Man Eau de Parfum is my top pick as the bitter wormwood and contrasting fresh mint, smoky rose and lavender are stunning. The tobacco, leather, wood and vanilla are the icing on the cake.

Be warned, this is not a blind buy for your uncle Frank’s birthday but it smells expensive, confident and unique. Bravo Amouage.

Conclusion

The best Amouage fragrances for men are well put together, luxurious, expensive selling, and really deliver when it comes to longevity and projection.

What I like about Amouage is that it has created a highly diverse collection of fragrances. So whatever your personal preference, you’re sure to find something to suit your every mood, occasion and season.

The brand gets inspiration from traditional Middle Eastern scents and focuses on developing and creating something unusual. Many Amouage fragrances are still made in Oman, but some production has moved overseas, including the UK.

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