Amouage Epic Man is one of the creations of Amouage artistic director, Christopher Chong. The inspiration comes from Puccini's Turandot centered around the Silk Road trade. Amouage Epic Man is an oriental woody fragrance modeled after some of the classic men's fragrances, a little somber and brooding with heavy spice, leather and fougere notes.
The Candy Perfume Boy - "Like its feminine counterpart, Epic Man opens with pepper, except the dose here is more of a dash than a sprinkling. A good pepper note is one of life’s greatest joys and Epic Man doesn’t disappoint, the pepper in the top notes is suitably nose-tickling and gets the thumbs up from me. This highly approved pepper is joined by a bustling spice market of notes, the most prominent of which are saffron (sour, shiny and ever-so-slightly milky) and cardamom (nutty, incense-y, aromatic and anisic), to give Epic Man a strong and enticing opening.
Epic Man’s main structure relies on a strong and surprisingly dry oud note. To my nose the oud smells fuzzy, almost as if it has had all of the sharp, medicinal and harsh edges shaved off, leaving only the rich, spicy facets behind. It feels similar to YSL’s M7 in the latter’s far dry down, however Epic Man is spicier and smoother all round.
The oud is held firmly in place by strong pillars of cedar, frankincense, patchouli castoreum and leather, all of which are notes erring on the harsher side of things but thankfully, and largely due to creamy sandalwood and soft musks, Epic Man has a beautifully deep and smooth base."
Fragrantica: "It makes me feel like I'm walking on a coniferous forest bed of browned pine needles in autumn under a golden sun, and it's not only deep earthy but also has a clean cashmere sweater feel and soapy-fresh peppery geranium. It feels like a modernized vintage perfume and strikes a perfect balance of old-world regality and modern cleanliness, definitely give it a try regardless of your age"
Fragrantica: "it is a beautiful green fragrance with spice, incense, and soap. It smells refined, masculine, and clean. I think it could be used year round, and could easily be someone's signature scent. It smells like a luxurious Arabic soap."
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|Perfume Name||Amouage Epic Man|
|Strength||EDP, eau de parfum
|Notes||pink pepper, frankincense, cumin, cardamom, saffron, mace, nutmeg, myrtle, geranium, myrrh, oud, sandalwood, patchouli, leather, cedarwood, musk and castoreum|
|Country of Origin||Oman|