Amouage Lyric Man EDP Perfume Review

Amouage Lyric for Men is a masculine tropical scent. It reminds me of 1930’s-1940’s Cuba. I haven’t been to 1930’s Cuba (obviously) but this fragrance reminds me of the travel pictures from that time and place. Lyric Man is a spicy, tropical rose. It would go well with cigars.

Lyric Man opens with bergamot, lime, lime blossom, orange blossom, and a gingery floral. It reminds me of old school tropical men’s colognes but thicker and with more body. The top to Lyric for Men is on the balcony wearing a white guayabera, smoking a cigar, dosed in an orange blossom eau de cologne. There’s a cool ocean breeze mixing the smoke and green, bitter florals, swirling it all together in an abstract cloud. Within 15-30 minutes, I do pick up on the rose. The entire existence of Lyric for Men is that it is supposed to be a masculine rose. Hmm…I guess it is but in my opinion this is a mid-spectrum rose. A balance of masculine and feminine, completely unisex. Anyways, the rose is there, a musky rose. It smells like it is mixed with camphoric wood shavings. It does remind me of wet, dewy roses growing up the side of a cedar trellis…in a Caribbean environment. I still get this breezy saltiness and citrus that keeps Lyric Man from being sweaty and dirty. Like all of Amouage, Lyric is high-quality. It wears and wears. Eventually after half a day of wear, get soft creamy vanilla,  saffron covered woods. It’s really nice.

vintage 1940's Cuba poster

Notes listed include bergamot, lime, rose, angelica, orange blossom, green galbanum, spicy ginger, nutmeg, saffron, pine, sandalwood, vanilla, musk, and frankincense.

The 3.3 oz of Amouage Lyric Man retails for $300 and the 1.7 oz retails for $255. It’s available at Amazon.

Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Lyric Man is good abstract, fresh but musky rose. It’s high quality, pristine, top notch ingredients but not something that really fits with my “tastes”. So, I won’t be buying a bottle. Not that I could even if I loved it madly…

Want more reviews? Try…

Basenotes (member reviews)

Perfume-Smellin’ Things

The Scented Salamander

Perfume Posse

*Sample obtained by me. Product pic from Fragrantica. Post contains an affiliate link.

15 thoughts on “Amouage Lyric Man EDP Perfume Review

    1. Lyric Man is a musky rose but it is “fresh” with the citrus floral top. But, it isn’t “thin” like most men’s scents (if that makes sense).

      I can’t wait to try Lyric Woman. I have a feeling that will the Amouage rose for me!

  1. You are really good at pulling a story out of fragrances. I haven’t tried Lyric Man yet, I need to try all the masculines except for Honour Man, which I already have (and adore). I have to admit, I’m not in a huge rush to test more of the classic line, though, because what I’ve tried already doesn’t suit me nearly as much as the Library Collection.

    Your story about Cuba reminded me that I’d love to have a 20s Flapper-themed party and hand out dram-bottles of Opus Oils Les Bohemes collection as party favors, wrapped all cute like candies in vintage-style paper.

    1. Carrie – I think that you’ll like/respect Lyric Man but won’t love it or want a bottle. Like you said, I feel the Library Collection is more “you”. No reason to rush out and try it but if you ever get the chance do.

      And I want to go to this party. OH, it could be wrapped up in pretty chiyogami/yuzen paper, black, of course. I wish we were perfume party planners.

      1. Could you imagine if we could ever make this party happen? *sigh* We’ve got the ideas, we could come up with the perfect guest list, catering, everything- we just need a financier. 🙂

  2. Oh I didn’t know there was such a thing as lime blossom 🙂 I love limes in every possible way!

    This sounds like a great fragrance. All the woody shavings and the musky rose. Should I smoke a cigar while wearing? For added effect? 😉

    1. Lime blossom is sometimes referred to as linden blossom, sometimes. I think there is a difference though. Limes are so complex, my favorite citrus note.

      And yes, you must smoke a cigar while wearing a guayabera, for even more added effect.

  3. I love the imagery in your review. Now if only I had a personal financier to get me a bottle of Lyric Man! 🙂

    1. I know! I need a personal financier for all of the Amouage perfumes! It’s a great line that I try to avoid because there is no way I can afford them.

  4. My sample is a little off, I think, so top notes aren’t as great as I think they were initially but I like a drydown very much. If I ever have a chance to try a fresh sample I will but I do not plan on actively seeking it.

    1. I’m trying to avoid all things out of my price range. It’s killing me, you know, the curiosity, but I’m trying to be “real” about it. I love the Amouage but I’m not going out of my way to sample because I have a feeling it ends up being torture…

  5. This is my all time favorite rose based scent. I smelled it and felt like I died and went to heaven. The green galbanum, lime blossom, and frankincense gives it an amazing aromatic quality that is so refreshing and is unlike anything I have ever smelled before. The only bad thing, it is way out of my price range. At $255 and $300 for 1.7 fl oz and 3.4 fl oz respectively, it is too expensive for me to afford, so I’m looking for cheaper alternatives. Great review!
    Ferris recently posted..Fragrance Review: Caron Pour Un Homme – Short Lived Lavender

    1. I have to admit that I avoid sampling the Amouages because I fear falling in love with them! I can’t afford them either!

Comments are closed.