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.