Amouage Ubar Woman released originally in 1995, then released again in 2009 with the same formula as the original, according to Amouage, though in a stronger concentration (1995 release was an EDT). An oriental floral with notes of Bergamot, lemon, lily of the valley, damascene rose, jasmine, civet, vanilla,
Perfume Shrine - "What is most interesting about the re-issue is that Amouage Ubar is a regular shape-shifter on its ~very long~ course on my skin! Ubar's beginning mingles the discernible and very lush bergamot and lemon brightness with some "cleaner" notes (listed as lily of the valley, more of which here) cutting through the voluptuous richness; yet already a velvety aura radiates warmth forth ~the magical radiance of civet, conferring a restraint upon whatever tangy nuances might have been feared. You never had such a lush lemon before! Give it some time however and it becomes a throbbing, pulsating, thorny dark rose, the way the classic Montana Parfum de Peau behaves, while jasmine later embraces the composition fully. At this stage Ubar is a statement-making evening diva, not your average office-friendly perfume and indeed to treat it thus would amount to terrible waste. Atter a brief phase that seems to take a more masculine direction, the longer it stays on skin the more it reminds me of the peculiar lemon-cupcakes accord which was the pinacle of charm and naughtiness in Guerlain's Shalimar Light, with a very discreet suede-like accent in the base (perhaps due to a little labdanum): for something so naughtily laced with animalic civet, Ubar retains an always opulent yet elegantly sexy vibe (same as Ormonde Jayne's Tolu does), never veering into vulgarities: it wears hand-sewn dark lace, not red vinyl, as befits something evoking the romance and splendour of the Arabian Nights."
Full Bottles of Amouge can be bought at: Luckyscent and MinNY
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|Perfume Name||Amouage Ubar Woman|
|Strength|| EDP, eau de parfum
|Notes||floral with notes of Bergamot, lemon, lily of the valley, damascene rose, jasmine, civet, vanilla
|Country of Origin||France|