Amouage Beloved Man Fragrance Review

You know, when I read Miss Musette’s perfume review on Amouage Beloved Man, what came to my mind was this…

amouage beloved man smelling


If Miss Musette were a male elk.  Click on her review of Amouage Beloved Man above to get all the back story and deets.

So having access to some male types, I spritzed on my grown sons and ordered demanded requested what they send me a one-paragraph review. What I got was a few random sentences that makes it clear that they did inherit perfume reviewing skilz from their mother.

“This is the scent of a man; it has a nice complexion of incense with tuxedo testosterone. I would imagine people like Morgan Freeman and Tom Hanks just naturally exude this scent.”

After noting to myself that I probably should let them view some old Cary Grant and Clark Gable movies so I can upgrade their idea of classy actors, I think they pretty much have it right. BTW, they both really loved it and said they’d wear it.  Given that I have a house full of fragrance and they both have only picked maybe three each (some the same) that they like and would wear, this is high praise.

It is classy and romantic and completely masculine. While I could wear Beloved Man, it just doesn’t feel quite right. Musette has it right – it belongs on a man.  For me, it would be this man —

amouage beloved man Ryan Gosling

Yeah, yeah, I know you Gosling Hatahs think he’s too skinny – and he is – but I still think there is something about him that just screams in a really loud, urgent whisper – Classy AND Hot Sex.

Amouage Beloved Man opens on a bright citrus incense woods, then deepens slowly into the saffron and geranium with some soft florals and musk.  I’m not that aware of the notes, it’s expertly blended, so I get them, but everything fits together in an interesting puzzle that’s complex but not overwrought.

As Musette noted, it won’t release until late February, but Amouage sent me a really generous sample size that  – of course! – we are going to get into some of you’s hands!  Giveaway time!  I’ve got enough to make like 15 spray samples, I think, small ones, like 1.5 or so mls.  You must comment to get an entry. Comment can be anything, of course, or you can tell me what famous person you think this might go instead of me and my son’s picks.  You can get additional entries through any of the other options below – tweeting, liking, etc.!  Entries close on 2/5/13.  Chicks, you want this as much as guys do, either for yourself or your favorite guy or two.

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Dubaiscents February 3, 2013

I got to try this at the store here in Dubai and I loved it on me but, I would definitely love to smell it on a man as well. And the fact that they are putting in a purple box makes me want it even more! I have to go with Matt Damon as the spokesman for it though, he is my secret boyfriend :-)

Daniel February 3, 2013

Unfortunately, I disagree with most, Amouage can and should be worn by younger men. My vote is for Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt.

alexander February 2, 2013

I'm not sure who will be the perfect man to wear it,but I'm absolutesly sure that I NEED to try it on myself!!!!!

Jennifer February 2, 2013

If it's an Amouage then I want to sniff it -simple as that.Haven't been to the movies much except for the Hobbit and most of them were rather! and braided. Sort of agree on the Harrison Ford , Ewan Mc Greggor, and Hugh Jackman,George Clooney and .......................tired of typing . Must say that personally I think that the 30 rock kid and Ryan Gosling just strike me as sweet kids and I'm only turning 34 this year. Either one would make a great Jimmy olson boy cub reporter. Emphasis on- Boy - so no Amouage Man Frags for them 'til they grow up.

Liz K February 1, 2013

I have spent two whole days trying to come up with a classy celebrity that makes me drool and can not for the life of me come up with anyone current except maybe Jude Law who isn't quite right for this one, so I will have to go with William Powell in about 1936. I have obviously been brainwashed by old Hollywood (see my life long crush on Fred Astaire) but they just don't seem to have that kind of class anymore.

hajusuuri February 1, 2013

I'll go with Harrison Ford!

Anthony February 1, 2013

I'm very interested in trying this. I only know two other Amouage fragrances: Homage and Jubilation XXV and this sounds like a must sniff. Incidentally, I just watched the Gosling movie "Drive" recently... awesome! And yes, those pores, and all the rest, are smoking hot :)

Derek January 31, 2013

An orris centered amouage is something i NEED to try!

Damir Gašljevi? January 31, 2013

Previous review made ??me very interested about this fragrance. If it's really so good, I'd like to see some man with life experience and without scandals.

d3m0lici0n January 31, 2013

I'd say Daniel Craig as a very stylish guy. My favorite Amouage is Tribute and I'd love to try Beloved Man. I think this is my only chance to try it because of that price... Ouch to the wallet... Crossing fingers now.

Tony January 31, 2013

I would say Hugh jackman :) thanks

Hairstyles January 31, 2013

Nice post!..thanks for sharing :)

mim666 January 31, 2013

Please count me in for the draw! I love Jubilation XXV but have not tried most recent releases, only read about them and longed, pined, perished... :) Never got the Clooney love, and Firth doesn't really do it for me either, though I agree they both wear suits well and that Gosling is hot. And classy, though I'm not sure how to define that and think it takes more than wearing a tux well. I would put this scent on Ewan McGregor because he is all-around fabulous, along with men who have sexy amazing accents/voices (in addition to...all the rest): Liam Neeson (right on, ellenb!), Clive Owen (right on, like half of you!), Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, seconding Musette's Oded Fehr and Sean Bean I should really stop now instead of listing celebrities who'd smell great in Amouage and are easy on the eyes.... *cough*Togo Igawa Shahid Kapoor Javier Bardem Matt Bomer Hrithik Roshan Shahrukh Khan Kit Harington Takeshi Kaneshiro *cough* uh, please excuse me

Lean S January 31, 2013

Would love to try this scent. Yes, I am a girl but I do enjoy trying male scents as well, and I thoroughly enjoy some of them. Thank you for this opportunity.

Matt January 30, 2013

I need to try more Amouage fragrances for men! Here in Bordeaux, there's only a tiny store where they only have a couple of the GORGEOUS feminines, but I think I might find something for me on the other side of the line! Looking forward for further trips to Paris! Matt

ellenb January 30, 2013

Ummm, Liam Neeson would be my first choice of chest to bury my face in, but since he's not returning my calls, I would share this lovely sample with my husband. thanks for the drawing!

Civet January 30, 2013

I'd love to try this. On Michael Fassbender's chest, preferably.

Janet in California January 30, 2013

Colin Firth gets my vote. Charming and talented. Tatum Channing too, but just because I would like to be able to be close enough to smell him!

AnnieA January 30, 2013

Votes for Nathaniel Parker and Benedict Cumberbach...

Irina January 30, 2013

Johnny Depp? would love a small sample

Yin January 30, 2013

Seconding Jon Hamm! And Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I've never really seen the appeal of George Clooney either! But he's certainly more attractive now than he was 15 years ago.

TaffyJ January 30, 2013

No, Ann, I haven't seen "The Unusuals". Hmmm....(trots over to international movie database for more Jeremy.)

sunnlitt January 30, 2013

I, too, think that Ryan Gosling is great to look at. A little young, though. Sigh. They stay the same age and I keep getting a bit (just a bit!!) older. I would love to smell it on my husband, since I am not going to get close enough to those pretty boys to smell it on them!!! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

fearsmice January 30, 2013

Poor Pierce Brosnan! So forgotten... yet still so delicious-looking... Bet he'd smell delicious in this, too!

Tiara January 30, 2013

At the risk of showing my age, I was thinking Gregory Peck but George Clooney would do just fine. I'd like to know what 3 scents Patty's sons picked out of her huge collection.

SMY January 30, 2013

I would live to try this. It sounds amazing! Please enter me in the draw.

Connie January 29, 2013

Classy and hot/sexy... Laurence Olivier? Agree with Cary Grant, Paul Newman probably fits the bill (think Cat on a Hot Tin Roof).

Jennifer Counts January 29, 2013

I don't have a guy to try it out on, but I think Jon Hamm would wear it well. Yum :)

susan January 29, 2013

Hah, well, everyone loves this one already! And I only just tried Beloved Woman. I'm perpetually a year behind! I don't associate Ryan Gosling as a sexy Cary Grant-level actor... too hipster. But he's hot though!

Lynne Marie January 29, 2013

I'd be OK with Paul Gross walking into my boudoir wearing Beloved. That shy but devilish grin of his, the chiseled features, his ability to serenade me - swoon... Add to that his Canadian self-deprecating sense of humor and I'm in fantasy heaven...

FeralJasmine January 29, 2013

I would just like to smell this on my husband...I don't want anyone who comes with an entourage, even in fantasy! For that matter, I might dab it on myself first. I've just ordered my first Amouage Attar sample (the Homage) and am very excited about trying it, although I find it hard to imagine paying that kind of money for perfume. Does anyone else have any quick thoughts about Homage?

Rina January 29, 2013

How about young James Spader, timeless Robert Downey Jr. and/or Jeremy Piven? I'm probably the 1% that doesn't "get" the Clooney thing...I'd love to try this for me, it sounds divine, and I doubt it will make it to my neck of the OC...

Samantha L. January 29, 2013

I'd like to smell this on my boyfriend...he maybe wouldn't appreciate it, but it's really for me anyway! If only I could get him to wear the bottle of Ormonde Man I bought him!

Amy Bella January 29, 2013

It's a good thing that I like to smell like a man... my guy "hates" perfume! I much prefer wearing Jubilation XXV over the women's version. Maybe I can get Viggo Mortenson to wear Beloved for me? :)

EileenS January 29, 2013

Yeah, someone had to mention Hugh Jackman.. *sigh*.. I was planning to pretend I was above celebrity crushes, but there goes that theory! He has the right mix of hunk and class for me, plus he probably would smell delicious with or without Beloved on.

Stacey January 29, 2013

I am definitely looking forward to trying this one, or at least smelling it on my guy. Good call ojaddicte...I will go with Michael Fassbender too.

eldarwen22 January 29, 2013

Ryan Gosling, nope but there are a few others that I can name. Even though Beloved Man is for men, I'll give it a shot.

shaney January 29, 2013

I know you said it's probably best kept for the dudes, but I reeeeeeeeeally want to try it: incense and musk? Yum! Thanks for the giveaway!

Merlin January 29, 2013

Hi, I overlap quite a bit with Ninara Poll above: my votes also go to Hugh Jackman, Daniel Day-Lewis, and like her, Jeremy irons when he was younger!

Patty January 29, 2013

Oh, yeah, that completely works. As does that kid that was on Third Rock from the Sun that I can never remember his name, but he grew up quite, um, nice.

Maureen January 29, 2013

I love all of the guys mentioned, but there is something about Richard Gere that still gets me right , well, ya know. I thought Ryan Gosling was hot when he was really young and in a movie with Sandra Bullock, and then I just felt kinda creepy, because he is way too young for me. (and even though he is hot, I do not think he is right for 30 Shades Christian Grey) I loved Interlude Man, and would love to try Beloved Man, too. Thanks.

Farawayspices January 29, 2013

Wow, this sounds like something I love to smell...always trying to find that scent that just exudes naturally, musky (but not laundry) and alluring. I think I would need to smell it to name an actor, but it sounds like it should be worn by someone that possesses a natural masculine grace and quiet presence.

Dina C. January 29, 2013

In addition to Colin Firth, let's add another Mr. Darcy to the list: Matthew MacFadyen. He's also got a dreamy voice and blue eyes. Thanks for entering me in the drawing, Patty. :-)

Ines January 29, 2013

For a perfume that isn't yet released, it's causing quite a stir. :) Everybody wants to smell it (me included). ;)

Ann January 29, 2013

Hi, Patty -- fun post! Folks are mentioning some great guys, so I'll add my two cents. May I suggest Harrison Ford? I know he's getting up there a bit in age, but over his long career he's shown himself to be charming and classy, from Han Solo of "Star Wars," to honest cop in "Witness," "Blade Runner," and of course, his wonderful and witty roles as Indiana Jones. And so many more. Think he would smell marvelous in Beloved Man.

solanace January 29, 2013

Clooney. I was here trying to come up with something completly out of the box, but why bother? (The young Marlon Brando was hot, but not classy. Jeremy Irons and John Malkovitcjh are uber classy, but not really hot.) And I love the way Clooney wears a tux. Can't wait to try Beloved Man on my husband. I really like the feminin version, though I'd rather buy a bottle of Gold or Epic for myself.

london January 29, 2013

Clooney too obvious? I just wish I could get my husband to consider wearing anything.

Nancysg January 29, 2013

The current George Clooney-mature and handsome. Not the young cute version. I am hoping for s sample from Oman soon, but will shore up my chances for a sample by entering this wonderful draw.

rosarita January 29, 2013

It's early and I'm having a hard time concentrating on classy yet sexy. Let's see, a classic choice is Gary Cooper. If you need proof, watch A Farewell to Arms with Claudette Colbert.

GvilleCreative January 29, 2013

It's really hard to match it to a celeb without smelling it first, but in terms of classy actors, I'm going to go with Gosling. Or Brad Pitt prior to him doing that Chanel commercial (now he seems GROSS to me!). I lurve me some Beloved Woman, so I am really hoping to win this. Hands down, it's the most exciting/complex perfume I've smelled. Too bad the other Amouage samples I received last week didn't love me the way BW does.

poodle January 29, 2013

Colin Firth is a delightful choice but if this really smells like it should be worn by a man then I'd like someone to give Alan Rickman a good spritz of it and tell him to come over and read me a story. Oh, that voice....

Ninara Poll January 29, 2013

I'm going to have to fervently wish that Hugh Jackman would magically wander into a shower of this and then somehow appear on my doorstep. He can join Viggo, George, Daniel Day-Lewis, Colin Firth, Cary Grant, and a younger Jeremy Irons over in my parlor, all eagerly vying for my hand... and yes, I know I lead a rich and somewhat depraved fantasy life :) (Oh, I forgot to work Raymond Watts into that suitors' parlor... hmmm, I could keep adding to this list all morning... le sigh) NP

lucasai January 29, 2013

I'm totally in, need to sample Beloved Man, still haven't tried Beloved Woman, so what, I will eventually sample it in my another life :D

Jackie b January 29, 2013

Ooh, yes George Clooney please! Actually a man in a suit is generally quite desirable. And maybe wearing Beloved.

masha7 January 29, 2013

My fave Amouage is still Epic, and second, Lyric, and I like the Opus collection, too. Since I'm surrounded by nothing but testosterone here, I've got plenty of cute guys to try Beloved on! Thanks for the draw, Patty.

Tatiana January 29, 2013

Mmm, Ryan Gosling, oh YES! I would not complain if I found myself sitting next to him. He IS fine. Ryan Reynolds, too. And Clive Owen and yes, still George Clooney. I'd want all of them to be wearing this when I meet them. LOL. As if that would ever happen.

TaffyJ January 29, 2013

I love Jeremy Renner for all the Gosling reasons. This man in a suit is hawt. I'd like to see him in Beloved Man, but only if I get to apply it. Oh wait...Mark Ruffalo...Yes.

ojaddicte January 29, 2013

I totally get the Gosling thang. Sculpted much in Crazy, Stupid Love? I'm getting vapours... Anyhoo, Michael Fassbender would be yummy in this too, I think. Thank you for sharing!

Ginny M January 29, 2013

I LOVE Heather's choices of Clive Owen and Viggo Mortensen (reportedly famous for his under-bathing). But I can only imagine my boyfriend, George Clooney, would be marvelous in Beloved Man...since he's my ...oh, never mind. :)

Heather F January 29, 2013

I never 'got' the Gosling appeal until I finally saw Drive last month...yum. Though I've got to agree with Jenny above--Clive Owen is a great choice. I'll throw Viggo Mortensen into the mix as well (what a lovely mix of men...things always seem to develop this way at the Posse--thanks Patty!! (for the man-candy thoughts as well as the giveaway):-)

oohlily January 29, 2013

I'm so envious that you can get your boys to try something unknown on skin! When mine see me advancing with a spray in hand they literally start backing away from me. Lol! Gosling's a bit too 'pretty' for my tastes. I guess if I had to pick one actor to spray this on and sniff it would probably be Colin Firth.

Jan Last January 29, 2013

When they finally pick the guy who will play Christian in Shades of Gray (yes I read it and so did all of you, lol), I think they should make him wear Amouage Beloved man on the set every day.

RuthF January 29, 2013

I'd just like to pair up Adrien Brody with Interlude man if I may.

Jenny Katz January 29, 2013

Let's see. Classy and hot? I would have said Daniel Craig, but he was so not-funny on Saturday Night Live that I'm disenchanted. I'm gonna go with… Clive Owen. Would love a sample of this beautiful-sounding juice. Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

RuthF January 29, 2013

Ryan Gosling, yes!! I would love to try Beloved man, recently tried Interlude Man which is just incredibly amazing, love it! I think that would be hard to beat but you never know.