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Dia Man 2002

Dia Man by Amouage
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8.1 / 10 621 Ratings
A popular perfume by Amouage for men, released in 2002. The scent is woody-spicy. It is being marketed by Sabco Group / Oman Perfumery.
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Main accords

Woody
Spicy
Oriental
Floral
Powdery

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
CardamomCardamom FrankincenseFrankincense LabdanumLabdanum Bitter orangeBitter orange
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Plum blossomPlum blossom PeonyPeony Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang IrisIris
Base Notes Base Notes
VetiverVetiver Brazilian rosewoodBrazilian rosewood AmberAmber LeatherLeather PatchouliPatchouli

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
8.1621 Ratings
Longevity
7.6519 Ratings
Sillage
6.7523 Ratings
Bottle
8.6507 Ratings
Value for money
6.7193 Ratings
Submitted by Sani, last update on 25.05.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "Main" collection.

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New York Intense

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Basti87

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Basti87
Basti87
Top Review 13  
Pleasant Immergeher
The last few days I have been testing my way through the Amouage range. I ordered some samples and now I know almost everybody. Most of them I like well, some I find solid and some are rather less my case. My favourite is Interlude, Reflection and Sunshine as well as this one.

I ordered the noble official sample of this slide. Dia means day and this is actually well wearable, although it is also suitable as a noble evening fragrance. This fragrance is mainly a woody, spicy fragrance with lots of frankincense and especially vetiver. If you don't like vetiver, you won't be very happy with this fragrance.
It starts spicy with cardamom and with incense/labdanum mixture, what you also notice in other Amouage's. Gentle wood and vetiver. Vetiver, what is in the base I perceive very early. The flavour is mild and pleasant and goes very well with the vetiver and the soft rosewood. I don't perceive much of the heart note, but I will do my part. For me anyway no fragrance with great fragrance development. But you don't need it here either, because you like to smell this fragrance and leave an elegant impression. Only the base gets through well later and becomes very soft with mainly vetiver and rosewood.
Even if I feel this fragrance as an absolute feel-good fragrance, I miss the big wow moments. To me, it's more of an understatement. Very suitable for everyday use, but also a good choice for the evening. It looks very elegant and stylish due to this noble wood-vetiver mixture. For the very special moments, however, I would choose other fragrances.
The performance is fine to good. Shelf life is approx. 8 hours. The Sillage is quite good, but not even close to as with Interlude Man. But very satisfying, especially for everyday occasions.

All in all a fragrance that I can highly recommend. Very noble and stylish.
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2.5
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7.5
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10
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Drseid

819 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Top Review 12  
The Most Overlooked From Amouage, And The Best From The House...
Dia, as others have mentioned is a very subtle scent. It starts off fresh and mildly sweet with some cardamom, incense and citrus notes, then turning more towards leather and amber. The leather and amber notes are definitely not "in your face" like a lot of other scents. Instead, like the opening, Dia remains refined, classy, mild and very close to the skin throughout. The scent is so subtle I frequently had to keep smelling my wrists to make sure it was still there, but it was... Very different from other scents from Amouage like Jubilation XXV. At the end of the day, the buyer will need to determine whether Dia is worth its relatively large price tag compared to other options, but from a scent quality perspective it is hard to fault its merits if you are not looking for a more vociferous fragrance. Dia Man is an incredible smelling masterpiece of a scent, and my favorite from the house of Amouage. 5 out of 5 stars.
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ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
ColinM
Very helpful Review 13  
Masterpiece!
Dia Man by Amouage is stunning. Stunning! Not my favourite Amouage to wear “daily” and forget about it, due to its very subtle presence on skin (which for me would be a crime to miss, so I’d rather wear it when I’ve enough attention and peace of mind to appreciate it), but surely and by far, probably my favourite ever of their range as a work of... hell, there, I’ll say it: a work of art. I think it accomplishes a level of vibrant creativity and impeccable perfection no other Amouage ever did, except maybe for Ciel. But Dia probably pushes the limit even above that. It manages to be smoother, to subtract even more, to make an even more precarious, complex and thin balance perfectly stand still as a transparent ice sculpture. Just replacing ice with air. Others in their range are more easy to love, richer and more fulfilling maybe, surely performing better and thus being more appealing and easier to wear. But Dia Man is just something different.

On paper it is seemingly quite a simple, understated floral-suede-vetiver scent with spicy-green accents – and you could wonder where’s the deal. The deal is precisely in how Dia transform that mildly promising, yet probably not-overly-exciting structure into something completely amazing. And that sadly can’t really be described with words, which would only make it sound undeservedly boring. Or well, mines would surely. I could mention a mind-blowing weightlessness, a unique sense of natural refinement, an amazingly, almost hypnotic slow evolution bringing in and out vetiver, smooth smoke and posh powdery suede, quiet clean woods, delicate breezy flower petals (orris, peony, ylang) which you can almost feel agitated by some gentle wind, an incredibly crisp yet almost unperceivable sort of grassy-minty aroma breezing erratically through the notes as a fairytale ghost of an elf, a genius touch of silky fruitiness... but that would all make Dia sound “just as another good scent” – while it isn’t. Not because it isn’t good, obviously, but because it’s beyond a scent - it’s a world, really. I would add “totally unparalleled” if Hermès Cuir d’Ange didn’t exist, as in some way, I think these two scents share some connections – both in some notes (especially the powdery-suede treatment), in their stunning quality, and in their general texture and inspiration. But creativity-wise, Dia is probably a tad superior to that, as it dares a bit more in terms of minimalism and complexity. The palette is broader here, so to speak, but surely they share some roots.

Pardon this personal detour but in a way, Dia Man reminds me of some summer holidays I used to spend in Switzerland, Engadin valley, some years ago. I always admired and deeply enjoyed the sense of cleanliness, clarity, purity and almost unsettling calm you can feel wandering through the lakes and the Graubünden mountains in the summer season, together with the warm, cozy, subtle yet somehow also very austere, pragmatic, even slightly decadent neat elegance of many houses and cafés there. In my memories the world there was all green and blue with a sprinkle of flowers, a constant uplifting crisp breeze, a Swiss sense of restrained elegance combined with a deep, archaic love for nature and for the mountains, with their dark shades and primitive secrets (which a couple of clouds are enough to transform from heaven to the most frightening place on Earth). I mean, Nietzsche spent his holidays there, in Sils Maria’s village – you get what I mean. It’s not only about some fresh air and good food to seek some rest. It’s like wandering through human nature. Now ironically Amouage’s heritage hasn’t much to do with of all that (or maybe it has?), and yet the refreshing, soothing sense of sophisticated, almost meditative yet also very “civilized” raw naturalness is quite the same. Probably “natural elegance” hasn’t ever make so much sense as it would for Dia Man. And it’s something really beyond simple charm, or a simple “natural feel”. It’s truly the modulating smell of a whole ideal world in a bottle, a blend of crisp archaic nature and modern cozy refinement. And the choice of giving it such a discreet, subtle texture is just pure genius to me, as it really feels like a call to your sensitivity and intellect to appreciate it at its fullest. Brilliant!

10/10
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Delasoul

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Delasoul
Delasoul
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Classic men's fragrance
My work colleague thinks it would be an old man's fragrance, but I cannot confirm this. I find it is from the beginning to the end an everyday suitable always go. If you don't know what to spray in the morning... Dia Man always leaves. The sillage is designed in such a way that it can be seen for several hours. The fragrance is very linear, so it hardly changes over time: the bottle: typical Amouage, like all the other fragrances in the range an eye catcher. :-)
I like him.... And I don't want to miss him anymore
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Karenin

39 Reviews
Karenin
Karenin
Top Review 5  
"Amouage Dia Man"
As Gold Man, the first fragrance I’d sampled from the Omani house of Amouage, had set the standard sky-high, I approached the next one, Dia Man, with a fair bit of expectation and a tad bit of trepidation. Would Amouage be capable of creating a follow-up fragrance worthy of their stunning original? To be honest, I strongly wished they would.

Dia Man is classified as a spicy-floral-woody scent. Its top features soft spices with a drop of citrus, whose appearance, however refreshing, is only brief. The dominance of the spicy notes lasts until the floral heart of the fragrance opens up. I’d like to point out that the flowers in Dia Man never become as pronounced as those in Gold Man and, therefore, Dia Man may seem more appealing to men than its precursor. In fact, I see the role of the floral notes in Dia Man as that of a bridge between the spicy opening and the woody drydown. The level of blending in this perfume is once again incredible! It’s a truly beautiful chorus of olfactory notes: none is allowed to steal the show, yet each plays its crucial role in the overall effect. Get rid of any one of them and you’ll spoil the whole composition beyond repair.

To this nose, Dia Man is as smooth as silk. Even though its projection is moderate, the same cannot be said about its longevity. Once you spray it on, it embraces you gently and you can do nothing but succumb to its charm. Undoubtedly, one of the best Amouages around!
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Finerthings8Finerthings8 3 years ago
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7
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8
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8.5
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This is underrated,maybe because it is not as loud as other Amouages.But it is very interesting and perfect signature&office scent.
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RedDuckRedDuck 2 years ago
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5
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7
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8.5
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I actually like this scent. Nothing too crazy, but really pleasant. Would be great, if it was 7x louder
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ImbecylImbecyl 8 months ago
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Very pleasant oriental smoked plum with bitter orange on a woody-floral base. One of my favorites of the brand.
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INDIGOSPHINXINDIGOSPHINX 3 years ago
cardamom makes it very alcoholic and green. The peony and plum adds a syrupyness to that alcohol smell. I do not detect much vetiver at all.
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OrageOrage 3 years ago
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Classy soapy fragrance with a beautiful masculine vetiver drydown
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