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Further into the dry down after 2-3 hours of application the smell is quite similar to that of a freshly opened pack of Cigarettes upon a incensey/woody base. Big punchy whisky/berry/oud/rose/frankincense/tobacco combo. Longevity: 12 hours Projection: 9/10 10/10 I was kind of underwhelmed by this in the Winter months, thinking this is a resinous oriental so it must be a Fall and Winter fragrance. The interesting thing about this is that it actually takes classy scents into a different direction.But no, actually I am enjoying it more on cooler Spring days, and I think this is an oriental that breaks the norm and can be pleasant even in cooler Summer days. Gold, burgundy, with detailed Cuban and Middle Eastern art hanging off the walls , is the picture that comes to mind with this. Amouage is the only fragrance house that not only garners compliments but also provokes insight from those who don't value or see scents the way we do. I will follow up with note details after wearing this a few more times. Delicious, sweet, smokey, fruity , woody, oudy, floral and spicy all in one.

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I find it hard to isolate other notes, this simply smells excellent. Longevity is more than 10 hours, projecting for about 4. I've never had an issue with the magnetic cap version. Edit: All of my new magnetic cap Amouage fragrances are Made in Oman, if that matters to you. And then I discovered it was indeed Jubilation Man.Magnetic cap version: Opens up with a smell reminiscent of fruit jam, which feels very high quality & lasts for no more than 15 minutes & soon transitions to the mid which smells like pure Frankincense with a hint of juicy jam from the top & this phase lasts up to 02 hours. Longevity: 8 hours Projection: 5/10 6/10 Plastic cap version: The opening of this hits you in the face. As the hours pass by it loses the whisky/berry accord slowly while the big punchy oud/frankincense/tobacco/cedar/rose take the stage. This is boozy, blackberry, honey, raspberry, and incense all in one. In the beginning there is this fecal oud smell combined with raspberry.It smells opulent, sophisticated, enchanting..scent is heavy, and can seem overwhelming at first.It is definitely worth the price only if a person can justify wearing it in the context of his life. I tend to think it is geared to augment someone's social status, presence, appearance, etc.As to its longevity I can say after 9 hours it was still a detectable skin scent,and a thoroughly enjoyable one. Altogether a great fragrance, the finest I have encountered. Incredible scent, excellent performance (magnetic cap). Opens with a beautifully ripe berry (concocted with other sweet dried fruits) and backed by oud and incense.

But for all its glory it simply fails to reach out with the confidence I was expecting it to have. Then, the spices mingle, cinnamon and clove come through.As others said it is very complex and multilayered.One can easily appreciate the quality with the opening notes.The sweetness leaves as a strong incense dominates. It made me turn my head and say "what the heck is this?Finally, myrrh adds a thick, complex layer to finalise this firm fragrance. Buy the new version with confidence, it's still amazing and it's heavily discounted on notino, fragrancenet and fragrancex for around 0USD. For the price I would try before you buy if possible. I was at a perfume shop and I didn't even know that I had picked up a bottle of Jubilation XXV up to smell it. " And I've smelled A LOT of fragrances in my lifetime.Rather than repeat what many have said, lets just say that Jubilation XXV (non-magnetic cap) did not disappoint.