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