Reviews of Silver Cologne by Amouage

The original Silver Cologne (a counterpart to Gentleman's Cologne) was an early formulation of Silver Man and the real deal. Much muskier and stronger than later versions, and a great example of what this brand brought to the table in its early days.
12th June 2022
Amouage Silver is the daytime version of Amouage Gold: opens with a zest of juice citruses: bergamot, neroli, and sanguine, then the florals and musk to give sweetness and luminescence to the blend, and finally the dry down is a sweet and fresh Frankincense with the zest of the citruses and the sweetness of the florals blended on it. The florals remind me of the floral accord on Parfums de Marly Lippizan. Frankincense is the main note but is well blended with the rest of the notes. Not a powdery scent, not feminine, and no similarities with Boucheron. Monster longevity and projection. Amouage Silver smells luxurious like made to be worn by Kings, the quality is 10/10. Masterpiece and sadly discontinued.
9th November 2021

There is nothing bright about this.
It starts heavy plum rose amber sandalwood. It so heavy that you think its going to be a wash off. Then it settles leaving you with orange musk and vetiver , almost becoming fresh and you think wow, just like Creed Viking its worth persisting through the opening. But in calamitous contrast this continues morphing and drops its pants even more leaning heavily towards the feminine with florals and patchouli.
Not for me but it does take you on a roller coaster journey. Some may like it just for that!

Fragrance: 6.25/10
Projection: 7.5/10
Longevity: 7.5/10
7th September 2019
Amouage Silver Man is appropriately-named, given the metallic, musky, fresh spicy vibe that I get from it. The opening is a burst of floral and fresh spices, enhanced perhaps by the citruses I see in the notes breakdown but do not detect much of individually. Orange blossom factors in somewhat, especially at the opening, but quickly gives way to a variety of florals and a woody musk mix that doesn't sit well with me.

As in many cases, it's not the sharpness in the opening that is prohibitive for me but the odd fruity/musky dry down that is simply displeasing, but I realize that this is just a matter of opinion is that is not one of the crowd favorites among Amouage fragrances.

Projection is decent but longevity leaves a little bit to be desired. Sample first, for sure.

5 out of 10
10th January 2016
Not bad, but not all that good IMO. Citrus and kind of fruity vibe with this one. More on the feminine side IMO. I give Amouage credit for trying something new though.
3rd November 2015
Silver Cologne by Amouage is absolutely heavenly. At first spray I get a blast of orange blossom and plum. As it dries down I can also detect the jasmine, ylang-ylang and rose. The full dry down is followed by a mild floral (all of which I mentioned above) with musk, patchouli and sandalwood. The longer I have it on, the better it smells. To me it is sophisticated and has lots of character.
15th July 2015
Genre: Woody Oriental

The top notes are perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of Silver Cologne: a very bright crisp citrus, some deeply indolic white flowers, and clear, dry incense. There's a bit of the ripe animalic accord from Amouage Gold for Men as well, but in this instance it's far more subdued and tightly integrated.

As the floral and animalic notes settle, Silver evolves into a somewhat herbal eau de Cologne structure with Amouage's trademark “silver” frankincense layered on top. It's far more wearable than the baroque Gold, but nowhere near as novel or complex as Amouage's Dia or Jubilation XXV.

Like everything else from Amouage, Silver offers expansive sillage, though without the stupendous wallop that characterizes Gold. Silver's drydown combines sweet balsamic notes, smooth woods, and a touch of creamy iris, and in line with the “cologne” designation, is far less tenacious than most of the other Amouage offerings I've tried. My final verdict is that while Silver Cologne is pleasant, wearable, and well made, it lacks the distinctiveness of the other Amouage scents – even the ones that I dislike.
9th June 2014
A sharp,crisp tart animalic citrusy opening with the support of a background of flower from the Orange felling of a citrus oil...reminds me of a powerhouse type opening of a classic fougere/chypre fragrance from the good old days (70's - 80's )...a very thick feeling scent...has a sense of class and elegance...this is an Amouage that I am comfortable wearing just about anywhere including the office...this has gotten me compliments...I have a lot of Amouage decants and splits but , so far, this is my only Amouage full bottle...Another thing I love about this fragrance is that it is one of those that to me has a very distinct top, middle, and base...It's like enjoying 3 different fragrances in one...First I get this nice citrus blast opening...then a nice floral bouquet for a while...and finally a nice smooth slightly resiny, slightly woody, slightly earthy drydown with just a touch of musky sweetness...One of Amouages more European/American than Oriental fragrances, but I like that there's different options in their line up...The way the flowers are presented in a rich but masculine way, and scent wise reminds me a lot of Givenchy Insense...a Citrusy/Flowery classic inspired chypre/fougere done with Amouage style and quality ingredients ( the kind that used to be in designer scents in the 70's and 80's )...
21st November 2013
Not bad but not a must have...Ho Hum ------------Pros: Great LongevityCons:
23rd August 2013
Overall Silver is a nice citrus musk with some woods. It also has a chypre style backbone but not a hard wear. Good longevity and sillage. Don't overspray.
17th May 2013
The citrus in the opening and the bergamot freshness give way to a floral mix with a drydown that adds a bit of musk, quite some amber, wood and a not very exciting incense note. The blending is quite nice, but on me no interesting development follows over the respectable time of its longevity of five hours. So-so.
28th December 2012
I'm not quite sure how much this one could fall in "sport" line of fragrances. Sure it's called "Silver" but on the fragrantica and official Amouage site it's clearly stated that this is a sports man frag. If that's a sports man frag then so is Michael Kors Michael or Givenchy Xeryus Rouge. Ok, Silver - the only reason why I like Silver is the plum note. I just love a good plum note performance and Silver does it great. With all that it's also spicy and juicy but also dry. I find it stylish in a certain way, a bit formal maybe and not all that quite casual as it's marketing represents it. I see it's quite bashed here which doesn't baffle me much, however I think there's too much exaggeration about it being a bad frag. Subjectively biased I vote a thumb up.
23rd December 2012
Unabashedly perfumey with all lalas out. The opening blast can be overpowering: rich, warm fruity tones, sumptuous florals, soft powdery woods (sandal mainly), and plenty of lift. However, this kind of all out thrust can only work at the amplification at which it is encountered here – water it down and it becomes something second rate and pointless (a bit like listening to Sun O))) with the volume turned down).
The languid heart accord of ylang and heliotrope lends a solemn air to what is a pretty slinky beast. And the base, which seems to have the best of old school Guerlain powders shimmering within it, retains an air of mystery. Silvery it is, in the sense of the mercurial play of light on the pelt of a black jaguar, a creature of potency and grace. Curiously, seems to freshen as it ages on the skin.
14th December 2012
Powdery soap at drydown. Starts off with a powdery citrus, some Ylang-Ylang powder comes out next, then powdery oakmoss...see a pattern?
9th September 2012
Again this is for the current version (EDP)

Very crisp and almost suffocating opening.
After 10 mins it gets better, but not by much.
Very close to the skin, little projection, similar to Dia in that aspect.
Tart and sharp...
Not a bad fragrance at all but not worth as much as they sell it for.
Perfect for spring \ summer.
I totally get the modeling clay note as described by rogalal...I find it somewhat pleasant, but I think that's just because the opening is so awful.
Neutral rating...not bad but not worth the price.
24th March 2012
Stunning fragrance!
Gold is arguably the shining sun of AMOUAGE but "Silver" is the shining moon.
It is a little bit lighter than "Gold" and somehow the "little sibling" with a similar familiar face but still very different.

I find the orchid component very interesting and exotic.

The combination between all those wonderful florals: orchid, ylang-ylang, orange blossom, jasmine, rose and heliotrope makes this a powerful and romantic scent that yearns for love and passion.

Just like a full moon night does!

Highly sensual and sexual.
16th March 2012
This is a review of the EDP concentration sold currently, not the old "cologne."

Silver has the same sparkling lemon champagne aldehyde topnotes that are wonderful in Gold Man, and also incorporates some of the same powdery flowers. It's also got fougere elements, with bright lavender alongside the aldehydes and a tobacco-ish tonka that comes in later in the heart. It's also got what appears to be an overdose of frankincense as well as a generous dollop of civet.

Somehow, given a little time, this all comes together into a strange smell that's something like a big clump of modelling clay in a stinky bathroom that someone tried to fix by spraying Chanel No 5. I know that sounds awful, but it's actually quite compelling. I loved it at first and it actually took me a few repeated wearings to determine that I just wasn't happy with the way the tonka and the frankincense came together into that weird clay note (strangely, the bathroom stink, which I assumed would be the problem, ended up being kind of charming in a very old-school French sort of way). So I can still confidently give a thumbs up, even though I personally decided I didn't need a full bottle.

As a side note, I was able to smell the current EDP next to the classic "cologne" at a well-stocked perfume store, and they were quite similar, though the cologne put way more emphasis on the sparkling lemon champagne/lavender while the EDP was much more rich and full, with the heart notes prominently filling out the scent right from the start.
2nd March 2012
This is definitely a soapy floral fragrance. It does not smell bad but the opening is sharp. The dry down is exponentially better once the fragrance mellows out. The fragrance would have been a lot better if they would have tempered the sharpness in the opening. The reason this is getting a negative review is it is just an average fragrance and when you charge $300 average is BAD.
3rd February 2012
This is an austere, punitive little fougere with a plummy, slightly powdery wax-candle base. Although neither lavender nor tonka is listed in the official pyramid, I think you'll recognize the basic accord as being common to many no-name drugstore men's fragrances.

The whole project seems designed to demonstrate -- as if settling a bet -- that even the most ordinary and humble structure can be ennobled with the high-ticket Amouage treatment. And I suppose it works; Silver Cologne is more nuanced and more interesting than the average drugstore fougere. But the sophistication mostly comes across as petulance. The juice's relentless glumness ensures that it will never be mistaken for a fun, lighthearted cologne.

Fortunately, you won't have time to sink into a state of depression, since the active state only lasts a couple of hours. The drydown is a muted skin scent, vaguely sweet and pastry-like.

If you meet Evelyne Boulanger at a Paris soiree and want to make a good impression, don't say, "I loved Amouage Silver Cologne!" Just say, "You were right all along."
2nd February 2012
A very powdery citrus opening. Too powdery and almost choking. There is a bit of that characteristic Amouage frankincense that emerges, though much more subdued than other offerings from this house. Some Patchouli, oakmoss and wood accords enter in the base, but the floral and powdery notes from the start drown everything out. Not too enjoyable throughout the entire fragrance.
12th January 2012
Silver has that frankincense note that Amouage seems to be putting in everything, and it's a damn fine note. Still though, the whole composition just comes off as rather boring and "soapy." Actually I got a compliment and the adjective used was "soapy," which is why I'm now using it.

Anyhow, Silver is a bit sharp, and is definitely quality, but the overall scent is similar yet inferior to Ciel. In fact, it's so inferior to Ciel that I don't see myself wanting to wear it again, and yet Ciel I'm going to spring for.

How's that grab ya?
3rd November 2011
Very nice scent here from Amouage. It is quite powdery, but not over-the-top. It is pretty fresh and somewhat reminds me of freshly cleaned clothes. I just recently smelled another scent that had a similar vibe in Invasion Barbare, but while that highly lauded (and even more expensive) scent left me a bit cold and unimpressed, Silver draws me in and shows its worth. I think the cost of Silver is pretty steep for what you get, but if you have the scratch, you are getting a quality scent that is very versatile and pleasant smelling while setting itself apart from most of the junk being released nowadays. Recommended, with a rating of 3 to 3.5 stars out of 5.
14th September 2011
As always with Amouage, this is very high quality. A classical woody spicy fragrance that is quite formal. One of the most masculine of the Amouage scents. It has a luxurious aura, and works well for both day and evening use. It`s very strong stuff, so 2 sprays are enough. Please, do not over-apply! This is a very classy fragrance brimful of quality ingredients, perfect for fastidious gentlemen. I love this stuff! You will definitively not go un-noticed when wearing Amouage Silver.
4th May 2011