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