Thursday, October 27, 2011
Amouage Jubilation 25
The opening accord is citrus mingled with a powdery rose. A transparent tarragon note soon appears and ( to me ) augments the progression nicely. The appearance of incense is not surprising and that, along with myrrh, labdanum and patchouli lend a slightly skanky aura to the accord.
Jubilation 25 doesn't really have impressive throw. It's not a skin scent mind you, but it hovers close, encapsulating the wearer in a luxurious mist of incense-laden rose of the dusty variety. The construction and progression remind me of more vintage than modern. I smell no "Old Lady" here, but it doesn't smell modern either. It simply smells good.
The floral components ( namely rose and ylang ) seem to have extended life. They are still viable in the drydown and nudged along by a soft musk note. Incense and myrrh, resins and earthy tones are the outro to Jubilation 25. The longevity is impressive and this fragrance wears elegant, not old fashioned.
Thumbs up from Aromi for Amouage Jubilation 25.