I’ve become a big fan of the Amouage fragrances, though I’ll never be happy with their price tag. Though given the way other perfumes are coming up, they are looking more reasonable than they used to.
Ubar had been off the market for a while, recently reissued. I have no idea whether the new incarnation is different or the same as the old. If anyone has smelled both and knows, please speak up in comments! Notes of Bergamot, lemon, lily of the valley, damascene rose, jasmine, civet, vanilla make up Ubar. It goes on bright and crisp, a little milky green, and then it’s like the whole darn flower garden just all bends over at the same time and shows its naughty bits and gigles. I mean, the civet! Amouage is one of the perfume companies that do skank in the most elegant ways, like Guerlain used to. Gold Woman was my first exposure to that full-on elegant whore thing they’ve got going, and it just blew me completely away. Ubar isn’t 5th Avenue and Valentino evening gowns like Gold is. Ubar could be worn about any day, but just realize when you wear it that you are hitting on people without even winking or opening your mouth. Getting past that part, it’s got a great floral blend, just enough sharper notes to keep the jasmine from lolling around in its most rotting format.
I’m a fan. though Lyric Woman and Homage Attar stole my heart long ago as favorite Amouages, Ubar has a position of deep like.
It’s allegely almost summer here, but you’d never know it with the daily rain/tornadoes/wind/hail we’ve been having for the last, well, ever. On the one hand, I’m ready for summer; on the other, I still need to get my AC hooked back up (long story, replete with horrible customer service by the contractor who put in my new furnace last year – never use R & L Heating in Denver or ServiceMagice, they both completely suck on making sure the work gets done). Is the whole country having like a cloudy/rainy thing, or should I tune into my news? If so, what are you doing fragrancewise to combat it?