Amouage Tribute Attar

It arrived a few day ago, unsniffed, for my personal collection. I loved Amouage Homage so much, I knew I couldn’t go wrong with Amouage Tribute Attar.

I barely dotted a drop on a wrist, went downstairs to talk to my son, and his first comment was, “what smells so good?”  That drop was permeating the room and wafting like  a pig farm in the summer.  Of course I mean that in a good way.  I went to the movies about 30 minutes later, and I was filling the theater with this magical scent — all Amouage Tribute Attar.

My sister is out staying with me, I let her smell it, Amouage Homage didn’t work for her, so she wasn’t expecting Amouage Tribute Attar to work either.  She sniffed it up close and went “Ew, no, just no.”  She left the room, I put on a drop, came back to where she was maybe 30 minutes later, and she goes, “What smells so great?”  That’s right the “ewnojustno” Amouage Tribute Attar.  She still wasn’t sure.  Today I had it on – again – as we walked out of the house to go to the car, and she was behind me snuffling, asking — “oh, wait, it’s the Amouage Tribute Attar, right?”

Reader PSA:  Much gushing ahead.  I’ll try and restrain myself

Notes are Rose Taifi, Jasmine, Saffron, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Tobacco, Leather, Patchouli, Vetiver.  This thing comes out of the bottlle like the fiercest, smokiest rose covered in leather and tobacco you have ever smelled.  Think Hell’s Angel Rose.  Put your nose down to it, and it’s floral dipped in diesel, mostly diesel, not so much floral.  I say that with love because I’m fairly fond of that.  But  if that’s not really your thing – diesel, I mean –  just wait a while, put it on in a location far from your nose and wait for it to perfume the air with saffron and spices.  This thing spins and whirls and changes in the drydown, leaning more to the leather, then the rose comes back through, and then it feels like almost all spice and saffron, then it starts huffing smoky vetiver like a coal-fired locomotive.  I don’t know that I’d say it’s a rose perfume.  It is, but it’s so much more than that.

I think of all the trite words I can use to describe Amouage Tribute Attar, and none really work.  Complex, rich, full-throated.  I’m bewitched.  Yes, I do know sound like a complete Amouage Tribute Attar Fan-Girl.

Amouage says it’s a limited edition, but they said that about Homage, and it’s still being made. It is an oil, and it really will last all day in various incarnations.  $350 for 12 ml and $650 or 600 for 30 ml.  Yes, it’s a lot, but seriously, a drop is all you need on one wrist. If you want to smoke out a movie theater, do what I did and put on two drops.  Well, the movie was “The Road,” so I thought it was a lovely smell-a-around effect.

Absolutely I’m sharing some of Amouage Tribute Attar in a drawing.  The little samples up for drawing will be small since this stuff is like $20-30 a ml to buy, but I will give away two small samples to two commenters today.

 Amouage Tribute Attar sample available at Surrender to Chance.

  • Anna says:

    Please enter me in the draw. Am I too late. I must have Amouage, oh please, oh please, oh please.

    Great review!!

  • Ninara Poll says:

    Dirt? Rose? Leather? *swoon* If I EVER win the lottery… *looks up to the heavens imploring God to let her win simply to buy a bottle*

  • Theresa says:

    Wow, what a glowing review. Please enter me in the draw.

  • Juhyon says:

    Holy crap! A dirty rose, rolling in tobacco and leather?? It sounds divine…. Please enter me in the drawing!!

  • Elizabeth says:

    Well, I may be too late for this, but I’ll try, since it sounds fab and I love Arabian attars. Thanks!

  • divinemama says:

    Happy Belated Birthday, Patty! I turn 50 in a couple of weeks and am truly enjoying the wisdom that comes with age…not so much the gray hairs and the wrinkles though.

    If it is not too late, please enter me in the draw. Thanks.

  • Lainie says:

    oooh, is it too late? I sure could use some seductive beautiful fragrance magic to end the year . . . . and it’s below zero here, and this scent sounds very warm.

  • Julie says:

    This sounds like fabulous stuff, love to try it if the drawing is still open!

  • Plumcake says:

    Sounds heavenly! Drop my name in the attar hat, please.

  • Abyss says:

    Sounds incredible! Even without the rave review, the list of notes alone is enough to make me drool, wow.

  • Maha says:

    Happy Birthday, Patty! Please include me in the draw, even I don’t have big hopes, I never won anything in draws.

  • CynthiaW says:

    You guys are killing me – I love the Amouages as a general rule (after breaking my rule about not trying things that are quite so expensive) and this sounds breathtaking.

    I’d love to be entered in the draw – even though it may lead me to drop $350 on 12ml of parfum.

  • janjan says:

    Can I still enter the drawing? I love, love, love Amouage and (almost) everything it does! If I don’t win this draw, I may even find a way to obtain Tribute somehow…

  • ï¼­onica says:

    How can anyone NOT ask for a sample after that lovely review =)

  • hongkongmom says:

    happy birthday for yesterday…i seem to have missed reading that..hope it was a fragrantly Blessed day(*)

  • Lovely review, which makes me want to try for the sample. I love diesel–well, OK, not diesel, but the smell of my motorcycle when I’ve run it for a while on the way to Yarnel, stop at the store of the woman who harvests the desert. Her store is called Brand New Dead Things. I swing off the bike, and the leather jacket has warmed up and the smell of gas and leather and . . . .I have to try for this.

  • maggi says:

    Dear Patty

    I would love to try this. Homage is one I love, and I’m fascinated by what they are doing next. Thanks for the review and the draw!


  • Musette says:

    I don’t have the huevos to ask to be entered, as I just WON! squeee!

    but I do want to wish you an extraordinarily HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    SideNoteofSadness – remember that lovely little Perfume Room @ Nordie’s? They had Amouage there (srsly) for awhile – no testers, alas. First the Carons went, then the Amouage (and all the other niche-y stuff)….now the whole room is gone.



    ps. you read the book and saw the movie TWICE? Wow. I was exhausted by the end of the book – the movie? uh…..can I watch a Fred Astaire movie instead?
    xo >-)

  • nicolibba says:

    sounds incredibly luscious. please enter me in the drawing.

  • Alison says:

    A lurker no more, I am crossing my fingers that I win. Got my dog crossing his toes, too. I love Amouage Jubilation 25 and am a fan of Ormonde Jayne’s Ta’if, so this perfume intrigues me so!
    Happy Birthday, Patty!

  • Kathryn says:

    Please enter me in the draw, too.

    And a very happy birthday to you!

  • melanie says:

    All right, I’ll just lay a guilt trip on you so I win the sample. My car decided it needed a new, very $$ exhaust system. My blood pressure is going up and down like a roller coaster so I have medical appointments from now to kingdom come. On a positive note, I have signed up for a 13 week risk reduction, health and wellness program.. None of this has anything to do with perfume, but anyway, all of the above means I am the most deserving for a perfume giveaway.

    Thanks for your blog.

  • pyramus says:

    You make this sound altogether too good. Irresistibly, bank-breakingly good. You probably need to stop doing that. Or, you know, not.

  • snowcrocus says:

    Petrol-type scents I enjoy so much…please sign me up for the draw. Thanks!

  • MJ says:

    Ooh! Please enter me, I’d love to try this.

    Thank you!

  • Lavanya says:

    ooh- Just realized it’s your birthday- Happy Happy Birthday!!

  • fountaingirl says:

    Oh I would love to try this! Thanks for the chance draw!

  • LizS says:

    omg you make this sound soooo good. if i was going to buy 1, which one should it be? Homage or Tribute????? HELP! please enter me!!

  • T-Rex says:

    Please enter me in the draw! Thank you. 🙂

  • barbara says:

    …yum…rose….add me to the draw…happy birthday…..

  • Lavanya says:

    Oh. My. God. This sounds glorious. I totally need to sniff this. Please enter me in the draw.Thanks! 🙂

  • tmp00 says:

    sounds like you got yourself a wonderful birthday present! :d

  • sweetlife says:

    Wow! Put me in, Patty!

  • Pantera Lilly says:

    Oh, me, me, me, me! Please put me in the draw, this is right up my alley! Thanks, Patty.

  • AnnieA says:

    Wildly curious about how a Hell’s Angel rose smells…

  • Parfymerad says:

    This sounds beautiful – you are the queen of lemming-makers!! I loove saffron, so please include me in the draw if it’s still open. And: Happy Birthday!

  • tammy says:

    No need to enter me in the draw, just wanted to wish you the happiest of birthdays!

    Also, is this really heavy on the saffron? I think saffron is the note in the Bvlgari rose and OJ Taif that I have identified as making me feel hot….not in that lovely, passionate way, but just literally how I feel when it’s hot outside and I am very uncomfortable.

  • Stella says:

    Oh Lord, that’s all I need, a lemming for a scent that is compounded of the purest unobtainium. Please put me in for the drawing — it’s my only hope.

  • ggs says:

    Wow, you are celebrating your b-day by giving out presents to us?!!! I’m in.

    My favorite Amouge is Jubilation XXV, my husband’s signature scent. His clients regularly comment on how good he smells 🙂

  • Cheryl says:

    Please enter me into the draw. I wish there was a “meter” to measure perfume’s intensity (as an experience). This sounds like a “10”. Need more 10’s in my life!

  • dleep says:

    Oh, please enter me in the drawing. It sounds lovely. Thanks for the great review.

  • Nita says:

    It does sound marvelous! Please enter me in the drawing- and Happy Birthday!

  • violetnoir says:

    Hey, it’s your birthday! Happy Birthday, Patty!

    I wish you a fragrantly beautiful day, and an equally wonderful year!

    Hugs and love!

  • london says:

    I’d love to try a sample of this. Please do enter me in the drawing.

  • you smell!! says:

    Hi, I’d love to try this, please enter me in the draw

  • Lora says:

    Would love to try this – thanks for sharing. So generous!

  • Nina Z. says:

    I’d love to try this. (“Attar” makes me think of 19th century sea captains bringing exotic gifts home for their wives and daughters.)

  • Fernando says:

    I absolutely loved Homage, so I’d love to try Tribute as well. Thanks for doing a draw!

  • d3m0lici0n says:

    sounds really amazing and of course I’d love to try it, please please count me in.

  • ScentRed says:

    You had me at “smokiest rose”. I’m salivating. Please add my name to the draw.

  • Sonia says:

    Hi, I’m new to your page but so far loving it! please put my name in the draw, many thanks!

  • Roberto says:

    I’d love to try it, please count me in.

  • Alyssa says:

    I’d love a sample! I’m not sure how my fellow movie-goers will feel about that, though.

  • I’d love to win a sample. And if I do, I promise I will wear it when I go to the The Road 😉

  • Kelly says:

    Ooooh, Patty, you know how to pillow-talk me! It sounds like something I’ve gotta sniff. Please enter me in the draw, and the happiest of birthdays to you. Loves!

  • Mike Perez says:

    Sounds lovely! Sign me up.

  • Aimee L'Ondee says:

    Wow, I gotta smell me some of that. Please sign me up for the draw. I did that smoking out the movie theater thing the other day, inadvertently, with Bois des Iles parfum. It always seems at first so soft and understated, I forget how it just chugs away like a little trooper in those sandalwood combat boots. Heh.

  • DJ says:

    this sounds like something I have been searching for…please enter me in the draw 🙂 (I have a US postal address)

    I had a sample of Ubar, and it was *so* my friend (the vanilla doesn’t warm on me the way it does on her), that I gave it to her. She loved it so much she went and bought a bottle.

    happy ‘big’ birthday. I <3 your blog.

  • Debby H says:

    Hi Patty – please enter me in the draw. Sounds amazing. Also sounds like it would keep one warm in this beautiful, but very cold Colorado winter! Debby

    • Patty says:

      It is a gorgeous winter fragrance, seriously, but I bet the bloom on it in the heat would be equally as stunning, but in different ways.

  • Disteza says:

    Oh, oh no. I don’t normally go in for the drawings, but enter me for this thing–it sounds too beautiful not to try for a freebie. And here I was trying NOT to spend my entire budget on a single bottle. :((

  • Teger says:

    Heya Patty :d/ This tribute sounds fantastic, cannot wait to hear what your posse thinks of the other amouage attars. Please enter me for a sample. 🙂

    • Patty says:

      I know, I’m anxious to get my nose on the rest of them, but have no idea when that will be!

      • Teger says:

        It would be nice if Amouage would take a page from Mr. Lutens and have some limited distribution ala the Paris Exclusives to stores like Bergdorf’s, etc.

        Of course, without the exclusive price jump! 😉

  • Marsi says:

    Please throw my name in the hat. That sounds absolutely unreal!

    Any word on whether there will be a Denver get-together early next year, Patty?

    • Patty says:

      Hey, Maris, definitely! I just need to get an e-mail together to all you guys that responded. It probably won’t be until Feb or March since I’m gone a lot of January, but we will do it!

  • Connie says:

    It sounds gorgeous! Please enter me in the draw!

    and …

    Happy Birthday, Patty! Wishing you a wonderful day and a magical year!

  • Jarvis says:

    Happy birthday, Patty! Please, please, please include me in the draw!

  • dissed says:

    Yes, please. I haven’t smoked out a theatre in a long time.

  • loverdoll78264 says:

    I dont comment often, but I read everyday. This sounds so me, so I have to ask that you include me in the draw. Happy b’day to you!.

  • janh says:

    Aiyiyi–I love dirty roses! Please enter me in the draw!

  • Jemimagold says:

    It sounds absolutely amazing! Please enter me in the draw.

  • Maria says:

    I’m in a leather mood these days, I can’t have enough (waiting for the auction of a vintage Jolie Madame in few days). Not saying that I’m still looking for a rose that I could truly love. And Tribute sounds just perfect, all my wishes in one!
    But I suppose you don’t ship to Europe 🙁
    Enter me for the draw, though.

  • Christine L. says:

    I would LOVE to try the Tribute…..please please please! Tell me, did you want to slash your beautifully scented wrist after watching The Road? Was it as gut-wrenchingly sad as the book?

    • Patty says:

      You know, I didn’t find The Road that sad. Tragic, yes. Bleak, check. But the love between the father and son and how the son, in a world filled with no kindness, has such a beautiful humanity just blows me away. I’ve seen it twice now. I cried a lot the second time because of the beauty of it.

      • Christine L. says:

        I just remember having this nervous knot in my stomache the entire time I was reading it. I guess that is the mark of a great story…..when you feel it viscerally. I don’t know if I can watch the movie just because of the scene in the book when they are at the house….do you know which scene I mean? I was sick reading that part so I can only imagine what seeing it will do to me! I need to see New Moon. A little eye-candy and some drool-worthy abs are about as deep as I can go right now!

      • carter says:

        Wow, baby, twice…plus the book. I’m not made of the same stuff (in other words, a total wuss) but I couldn’t agree with you more about the message and meaning of the story. Resounding and ultimately very beautiful.

  • kathleen says:

    Happy Birthday, Patty!

    Please include me in the draw.

  • Melissa says:

    A great big happy birthday to you!!<:-p I almost dug out the credit card and bought this unsniffed. Restrained myself. Now I'm losing control again. Must sample first. Please choooose meeeee!

    • Patty says:

      Thanks, Melissa!

      I think restraint is good. The good news is you need so little at a time to get a LOT of scent, so splitting even a small amount is pretty goo. I still have a 1 ml vial of Kilian Pure Oud that I use regularly, but just a dip at a time works for me, so it’s still mostly full after four months.

    • carter says:

      Yeah, me too, ’till some wise and generous being talked me down off of that ledge #:-s. Well, sort of…the ledge is still up there, waiting, waiting…like the mountain waited for Muhammad…

  • Dusan says:

    I meant Vinnie, of course!
    And hey, I love my gravatar!

  • Maura says:

    Full throttled??? Yes please :-)). How amazingly generous to share such a gem…thank you!

  • Dusan says:

    Happy birthday, sweets! No need to hat me although I’d be honored to have Vinie fish me out :-*
    Hope your divinity of choice (and real-life people) shower you with gifts. Of love.

  • Momlady says:

    Floral dipped in diesel with a double shot of diesel on the side?You know that sounds really interesting. Really,really interesting. I might actually like this one. Please enter my name and lets give it a whirl.

  • vicuna1 says:

    Excuse me while I wipe the drool….Please enter me into the draw! I do love me some Amouage!

  • Elizabeth says:

    Love the train image! I have been very drawn to Amouage lately, but my discretionary funds for perfume have um, evaporated. I would love to win a sample of Tribute–please enter me in the drawing. And thanks!

  • Mimi says:

    😡 I know I am too late for the draw but where can I buy a sample of these 2 you mention at the best $, I am pretty new to the more rare, smaller perfume houses/makers, but want to dip a toe in and order some samples, if you have time to point me to the best place to buy, please, Patty or another reader? I checked notify to follow up on any answers, much appreciated, awesome blog, will be reading back posts with glee!!

  • Jared says:

    Hey, sure, I’ll throw in for that drawing! I tried Homage and really need to give it another go. The sample is still sitting on my desk, and I’d be interested to compare the two!

    • Patty says:

      I rarely compare things, not ure why? I like to get a fresh feel for whatever I’m smelling for the first time without inerference, I guess.

      Homage is tamer, Tribute is way wild, but not uncivilized.

  • Louise says:

    Happy Birthday, Patty :d/

    Homage was nice, not mind or nose-blowing on me… but this here Tribute has me drooling=p~

    Please through me in the bowl Vinnie is picking winners from!

    • Patty says:

      Thanks, Louise!

      I did love Homage, but it was much tamer than Tribute. i love them both. I’m anxious to sniff the other attars they’ve got out and are cominng out with especially that 1k price tag one, not that I want to buy it.

  • Silviafunkly says:

    Oh, I must seek this out, sounds just amazing. Wearing Epic today so there is a little Amouage connection.
    Have a fabulous birthday !!!!@};-

  • hongkongmom says:

    i think i have just died and gone to Heaven (i hope..) at this chance and increadible generosity..i need to learn from u^:)

  • Datura5750 says:

    Oh hello! Sounds amazing, please enter me!

  • Fiordiligi says:

    Birthday? Happy Birthday Patty, and I hope it is a terrific one (I seem to remember it being an extra-special one too – welcome to the club)!

    Great review of this scent; you make it sound really heavenly, but no need to enter me in the draw, thanks.

  • zeezee says:

    Anything that leaves the Posse in such fawning admiration goes on my to-sniff-list. And at those prices, a sample is probably all I’ll ever own…
    Thanks & happy birthday(s?) I see!

  • Alica says:

    Please enter me in the drawing, thanks!

  • Flora says:

    Please enter me, this is an HG for sure, it’s The Precioussss….! Everything I could possible want in one perfume! You had me at Hell’s Angel Rose. Gawd.

    /Curls up in fetal position, sobbing quietly/

  • Anthony says:

    Patty, I have to put in my name here. I must try this. Please count me in!

  • 2scents says:

    How can I resist? I can’t; count me in!

  • Kari says:

    Sounds AWESOME!!!!! I’d love to try it.

  • Neens says:

    I want to smell this so badly. Please enter me in the drawing.

  • Masha says:

    Gorgeous, count me in! I love that this house uses such excellent ingredients, so many naturals, and thumbs its nose at IFRA. I particularly love Epic Woman.

  • Arwen says:

    Please count me in!
    I did not think anything could better Homage

  • Maha says:

    Oh, please enter me in the draw! This sounds absolutely amazing. I love sillage monsters.

  • Michelle H says:

    sounds de-lish. please add me in the draw.

  • chasa says:

    Oh, I beg the benevolent gods to let me win a sample of this stuff! I have just dipped my toe into Amouage and can already hear the siren song of those attars…which is, you know, a little terrifying. But it just sounds soooooo delicious!!

    To sum up: what Carter said :((

  • Tara says:

    It sounds very sexy…please enter me in the drawing..Thanks

  • Natalie says:

    Saffron and spices and leather AND diesel? Sounds mmm-mmm-good, and I would dearly love to be in the drawing — thank you!

  • violetnoir says:

    Hey, foxy! Please include me in the drawing.

    Thank you.


  • Francesca says:

    Isnt it so wonderful to be so over the moon about something? Attar and Tribute just sound so rich and sensuous. And I love to think of you wearing Tribute to see The Road. Way to keep your sanity, girl!

    • Patty says:

      You know, it really, really worked. It fit in, but it also lifted my mood at the same time. Highly recommended on both counts.

  • Daseined says:

    This sounds so perfect Patty! Hell’s Angel Rose? Hells yes! Please include me on the draw.)

  • sunnlitt says:

    wow!! that is a lot of swooning….
    I would love to be in on the draw.

  • perfumegeek says:

    Sounds intriguing! I would love a sample. I adore rose and vetiver.

  • carter says:


  • Janet says:

    This sounds amazing. At those prices a small sample is my only hope.
    Lovely review!