Amouage Myths Woman and Man

Amouage Myths are this year’s (2016) Amouage release.  Centered around surrealism, both make me think a little of Amouage Interlude. Not because they smell the same, but because there is a gentle discordance pulsing through them that draws you in, discovering more about the fragrance.Amouage Myths Man and Woman

Yeah, they are both great.

Amouage Myths Woman has notes of narcissus, violet leaves, galbanum, carnation, patchouli, ambergris accord, leather, moss and musk.  It is a green floral that opens with a lovely galbanum and violet leaf.  Mossy green starts rounding and roughing this up, turning over forkfuls of hay (narcissus), leather and earth.  Patience as you wait for the florals to unfurl and tame some of that rich, loamy, mossy leather.    This one had less discord than Amouage Myths Man, but there is some pieces that don’t want to quite fit together, but it makes it no less beautiful for the parts that won’t fit together but can sit side by side.

Amouage Myths Man  has notes of chrysanthemum, orris, rum, rose, vetiver, elemi, labdanum, ashes and leather.  I mean, I’m lost just in the note listing. Chrysanthemum and elemi are two of my favorite too little used and loved perfume notes.  It opens rich with  rum, incense, leather and vetiver.  Just when you are pretty content with that, the deeply melancholy chrysanthemum breaks through with hints of the lemon from the elemi.  Discordant, unique.  There is a bit of a Serge Lutens de Profundis feel to this, but mostly because of the chrysanthemum, I’ve decided.  The rum in the drydown gives it a charming twist

I love both for different reasons, but Amouage Myths Man has something special.  Maybe it’s just my deep love of Chrysanthemum speaking.  I find them both to be unisex, so don’t let the Man or Woman tag dissuade you from looking at either.

Really beautiful additions to this line.  Given how many scents are in this line, these are both unique and different and have not been done by Amouage yet.

Winners of the Jo Malone Rare Teas sample sets – Sherry B and Mikasminion. Just click on Drop Us a Note at the top, send me an e-mail, remind me of what you won and get me your mailing address. I’ll send you a quick e-mail to let you know I got your e-mail and it didn’t land in a spam filter and then get it on the way to you.

I’ll do a giveaway drawing from commenters on this, four sample sets of the two perfumes.  Just drop a comment to be entered. Which do you think you’d like more?

  • melina says:

    I was lucky enough to try both on when a local store had them out accidently on display the other week. Both are beautiful and I’ll need to spend more time with each to pick my favourite, notes alone it should be the woman’s, but the man was quite something too. I also sprayed jubilation xxv and journey man, when I left the shopping centre and stepped out into the empty top level car park the perfumes positively bloomed to fill the entire open space with such a glorious smell, it took my breath away!

  • finanna says:

    Myths Woman sounds intriguing! I have been on a green/narcissus kick lately (l’Artisan Fleur de Narcisse, Ostara, Odalisque…).

  • Petunia says:

    The notes for Myths woman sound awesome. Thanks for the draw.

  • katrin says:

    Myth Woman, because I love galbanum and this perfume intrigues me. I’m also curious about the Myth Man, but I don’t think I’ll like it as much as the other one.

  • Santa says:

    I think I would like to try Myths Woman.

  • Sweet Sue says:

    I’d love everything that Amouage has to offer.

  • madmichal says:

    New release form omani house Amouage is always a treat. I have good feelings for Myths Man, because the previous fragrance Sunshine Man wasn’t suitable for company such as the great Amouage. The notes are amazing, I think that Myths could be placed on the same shelf as Interlude, which makes me even more excited to try it on. And the inspiraton with surrealism, peking opera and symbolism of dragon in Chinease culture. Yeah this one’s got to be marvelous

  • Elizabeth says:

    Myths man sounds pretty inticing!

  • Elaine says:

    Thanks for the review. I’ve tried some Amouage: Lyric Woman, which I love. Also I love Sunshine Man, which works beautifully on my skin. I would love to try Myths Woman for the carnation, ambergris and leather.

  • Tatiana says:

    I tend to like green florals loaded with galbanum, so I’m guessing I might like Myths Woman a tad more. Although, I have real thing for vetiver scents, so who’s to know until I try them. I like de Profundis, so if Myth Man resembles that it might sway me in that direction.

  • puhfume says:

    I love green florals so Myths Woman sounds more right up my alley. I am a little wary of the chrysanthemum in Man’s version. The comparison to Lutens’ de Profundis is also a bit owrrying for me since I tried that one and it didn’t quite work for me. But in my experience, anything Amouage is worth trying.

  • Nemo says:

    Myths Man sounds amazing! I love ashes 🙂

  • I have no idea which I’d like better, but they both sound very intriguing.

  • I love the prospect of a rich, leathery opening in the Myths Man.

  • jackie b says:

    I love Interlude Man, weird as the notes may be. I would probably love Myths Man too, thanks for the draw!

  • Charlie says:

    I love De Profundis as well, but I think Myths Woman with it’s greenness would be right up my alley. Thank you for the give away!

  • Maureen says:

    I think I would like Myths Woman, as I love green florals. Thanks for the chance.

  • grizzlesnort says:

    Chrysanthe-rum! Definitely Man.

  • Aimee L'Ondee says:

    I think I’d be more into Myths Man, honestly, because I love chrysanthemum and vetiver so. much. Although I love the *idea* of narcissus, it just overwhelms me when I try to wear it in a perfume. Thanks for the draw!

  • Janice says:

    I’ve been very curious about these. I always try both versions when Amouage releases something new and I’ve generally preferred the women’s (Jubilation is the exception), but I love chrysanthemum too, so this one sounds very promising!

  • Millicent says:

    Years ago I got samples of the two Amouage Jubilations and was fascinated by them both, but then lost track of/got overwhelmed by all the releases since then. De Profundis is a favorite now, so I think Myths Man would be of more interest. Would love to try them both.

  • AnnieA says:

    I’m afraid to like either!

  • Holly says:

    Oh boy, both of these sound fantastic! I truly could not say I would choose one over the other, although perhaps Myths Woman would be more suitable in the heat?
    Thanks for the draw!

  • rosarita313 says:

    I love Interlude Woman but Myth Man definitely has the most appeal here. Rum and incense? Chrysanthemum? Sign me up!

  • AnnJune says:

    I think the men’s might be preferable on me – love chrysanthemum, and also not usually a fan of violet. I’ve yet to fall in love with Amouage, but have not sampled many. Also maybe a good thing on my pauper’s budget. Thanks for the draw!

  • Irina says:

    wow, I think I will love Myth Man. thanks for the draw, Patty

  • Connie says:

    I would love to try these. I imagine I’d like the Woman more, as I have a soft sport for hay-ish notes- a vestige of high school horseback riding.

  • Monoatomic says:

    Both sound interesting – I’m a green floral wearer so probably Woman. However, I also really like a lot of the notes in Man.

  • flowergirlbee! says:

    they both have super interesting notes…i think i would like myths woman the most but we shall see.thanks for the giveaway : )

  • poodle says:

    They both look good on paper but I think that Myths Man might be grabbing my interest more. Chrysanthemum and rum? Yes, please.

  • Fleurious says:

    The combined notes are difficult to imagine as a whole, but that’s what I love about Amouage fragrances. They are so sophisticated but also always somehow surprising, not at all predictable. I have yet to have any FB’s by Amousge, but I love my decants. I generally prefer feminine oriented perfumes (now) but I would be thrilled with either sample. Both sound intriguing.

  • Neva says:

    Oh my, hard choice. On one hand green florals are always a good choice for me and on the other hand orris and rum – yummy. I think I’d go for Myths Woman though. Thanks for the draw Patty!

  • Koyel says:

    Surprisingly, I think I would prefer Myths Man! Thanks for the draw!

  • Patchgirl says:

    I think the Myths Woman is for me. Ever since my days of Must de Cartier, I’ve been obsessed with galbanum combined in unusual ways. I’m also coming to a slow love of green florals.

  • Definitely leaning towards the men’s version (seriously, chrysanthemum AND vetiver?!), but I am a sucker for narcissus. This sounds really interesting. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Marianna says:

    Oh this sounds very interesting. I have only tried a couple of Amouages but is curious to explore more

  • David Jackson says:

    Usually when there are male and female versions of perfumes I prefer the female. This time I’m going with the Myths Man. Thank you very much for the giveaway.

  • Gigi says:

    Though the Myths Man has many more notes that appeal to me (vetiver, leather, elemi), I often (always!) have difficulty with violet leaf. I’m guessing if anyone could make it appealing to me it would be Amouage.

  • Sherry B. says:

    From the notes listed, these both sound like they could be my soul-fragrances. But based on your reference to De Profundis, I’ll choose it first. Thank you for another great review and draw!

  • fanny says:

    Although I love Floral Green perfumes, I think my preference would be Myths Man. The notes sound most intriguing!
    Thanks for the draw!

  • Jessica says:

    Myths Woman sounds really nice! I love violet leaf in fragrances!

  • HeidiC says:

    Galbanum AND leather??? Plus moss and carnation? I die! That sounds like a Dear Heidi perfume if I ever judged one on the notes alone. I adore anything by Germaine Cellier, and this sounds like someone is channeling her pretty hard. Thanks for the draw!

  • Eldarwen says:

    I would like to try Myths Woman but didn’t Amouage come out with Lilac not to long ago?

    • Sherri M. says:

      Yes, whatever happened to the Lilac? I was eagerly awaiting that one, but got sidetracked with the new Ex Nihilo Sweet Morphine, so maybe it was better for my budget that it never arrived, but still…I would love to smell the Amouage lilac one, too!

    • Sherri M. says:

      Definitely the woman’s green floral is the more appealing sounding, based upon notes, but I’m not sure how Amouage will do a green floral. Their orientals are to die for, but their more floral perfumes like Gold and Dia are a little too overwhelming for me, though I do admire them.

  • SamanthaL says:

    Both of these sound so good! Man sounds the more appealing of the two for me. I have to admit though..I’ve never sampled any Amouage fragrances before …I really want to though!!

  • MizChris says:

    Myths Woman. Ever since I first smelled vintage Vent Vert decades ago, I always seek out scents with galbanum.

  • Rincoglionita says:

    Interesting to read about these two! I’m surprised to think that I would enjoy Myths Man more than Myths Woman. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Giampaolo says:

    I really enjoyed the review, since I am fond of green florals, I should fall in love with Myths woman: carnation (my favourite flower) galbanum, moss and leather sounds like pure heaven to me. For the Myths man, I also love chrisanthemum and wear De profundis by Lutens so ,apparently, I better begin to save up to get them both.
    Thank you 🙂

  • Sun Fontaine says:

    I’m very curious about these because I really love chrysanthemum tea. I don’t think I’ve tried any fragrances with chrysanthemum, but if it’s anything like the tea then I’ll probably love it. I think I might be leaning toward man, for the rum notes, but who knows!

  • elisa p says:

    Thanks for the review! I’ve been eager to try these two. I’m leaning towards the woman since I like green florals, though I’ve preferred a few of the mens, particularly Interlude. But maybe it’ll be a surprise?!