Amouage Lyric Man
Sheer laziness this week and the butt end of the flu made me not want to actually venture out of the house much this weekend. Luckily I have samples that I got but for some reason never reviewed, for one reason or another. Lyric Man is one of them, and one sniff reminded me why: While Colombina's description is sooo divine, the last paragraph reads just like me. Well, perhaps the Harlequin Romance version of me.
The fragrance is a very nice one, mind you. A lovely rose that's backed by demure spices and creamy woods. I guess my only problem with it is frankly price. At $245 for 50MLs I am unconvinced. I suppose the idea is that since it's only about another $50 to double the size I should consider the larger one a bargain, but I am afraid that there are other roses out there that do this sort of thing in a more definite and for me more interesting way for less money, like Rose d'Homme or Le Labo Rose 31. For that matter, I think if I was in a mood for roses in this vein, knowing my dark brooding heart (which is I am sure in there somewhere..) I might just go for broke and spritz a tiny bit of dear Uncle Serge's paen to the flower layered with a little Gris Clair. Two for the price of one and you got basically the same effect.
Amouage $245 for 50ML, $290 for 100 ML at LuckyScent. (100ML available at Aedes)
Gris Clair and Sa Majeste La Rose $120 for 50ML at Aedes, LuckyScent and Barneys
Rose 31 $130 for 30ML at Le Labo and LuckyScent
Rose d'Homme $125 for 100ML, at Aedes