Amouage Journey Man was released in June 2014. It is the second fragrance in the Portraits of a Life series. “Our lives play out in fragments,” says Chong. “I am making sense of mine by drawing elements from my experiences and morphing them with other art forms to define, articulate and transcribe my world within the compositions of these fragrances.” Inspired by a love of Shanghai Deco and a passion for Chinese cinema, particularly film noir, Chong pays homage to his heritage in his latest creations. (Exerpted from Ca Fleure Bon’s website) Under Christopher’s direction, Pierre Negrin and Alberto Morillas have created a gorgeous woody, spicy fragrance that is incredibly sexy!
The Candy Perfume Boy - "Journey Man opens fuzzy and unclear. A haze of citrus fruits and spices swirl together, creating a striking, almost-menthol effect. As the initial discord dies down, the citrus becomes abrasive and sour, in a pleasing way, allow for a smooth transition into the floral heart. Geranium plays a key part, bringing a green sense of freshness that amplifies the overall feeling of sharpness.
The base contains a spray of hefty materials, all of which cement the airier floral and citrus notes. It’s not listed in the notes, but patchouli seems to play a prominent part, providing dry earth, whilst incense and leather bring conflicting mineral and animalic nuances. That fuzzy/sour quality carries right through to the end and serves as proof that a fragrance doesn’t need to be harmoniously balanced to smell good."
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|Perfume Name||Amouage Journey Man|
|Perfumer|| Pierre Negrin and Alberto Morillas
|Strength|| EDP, eau de parfum
|Notes||Top notes of Sichuan pepper, bergamot, cardamom, neroli and bigarade; middle notes of juniper berries, incense, pure gerniol and tobacco leaves; and base notes of tonka beans, cypriol, leather and ambrox
|Country of Origin||France|