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[Men's] SOTD Sunday 28th of May 2023

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Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
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Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Oct 14, 2015
SOTD is a first wearing from a newly acquired Imitation Man by Amouage. Ultimately it dries down in the same vein as vintage Actuer by Azzaro which makes it a solid yes for me. Will likely love this one. In typical Amouage fashion, the fragrance keeps a ‘dryness’ through the wearing that makes it work even in a 90F degree temperature day like today. Two thumbs up.
Just as an update, I would say Imitation imitates Actuer. Definitely. But adds a very soft leather note. I’m not certain it’s a suede note, as it could be an easy conclusion because of how softer it is, but rather a typical Ombré Leather style leather that’s dialed way back to make it just perceptible. Longevity was about 12 hours before I showered, lasting through a day of air travel from 3 sprays. So that’s solid performance. As a side note, Mrs. Diddy said I smelled great this morning.

My SOTN is just hotel scented shampoo and body wash, which actually smells similar to Luna Rossa Carbon. It won’t be anything in the directory.

I hope everyone has had an amazing weekend!


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Mar 14, 2020
Lancome Trophee. Certainly enjoying it, but don't think I'll repurchase it when my 65ml total of this one is used up. I prefer Trumper Extract Of Limes as a lime-dominant fragrance and combining it with the deodorant will hopefully compensate for that cologne's fleetingness. I still think original Lacoste from 1984 is the king of old school sports scents, so this is redundant in both ways, really. It's like a fragrance with an identity crisis, not sure if it wants to be a sports scent or a gentlemanly classic like Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT. It's nice but sort of fails at both, too insubstantial in the dry down for a sporty fragrance and not refined and well-executed enough to be an elegant masculine.

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Sounds like what you don't like about Trophee is exactly what I like about it.
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