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Jubilation XXV Man 2008

Jubilation XXV Man by Amouage
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Ranked 20 in Men's Perfume
8.3 / 10 2077 Ratings
Jubilation XXV Man is a popular perfume by Amouage for men and was released in 2008. The scent is oriental-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Sabco Group / Oman Perfumery. Pronunciation
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Main accords

Oriental
Spicy
Woody
Fruity
Resinous

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
BlackberryBlackberry FrankincenseFrankincense CorianderCoriander DavanaDavana LabdanumLabdanum OrangeOrange
Heart Notes Heart Notes
CloveClove CinnamonCinnamon Gaiac woodGaiac wood HoneyHoney LaurelLaurel RoseRose Celery seedCelery seed OrchidOrchid
Base Notes Base Notes
MyrrhMyrrh OudOud Atlas cedarAtlas cedar MossMoss MuskMusk Omanian ambergrisOmanian ambergris OpoponaxOpoponax PatchouliPatchouli Tree mossTree moss ImmortelleImmortelle

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8.32077 Ratings
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8.11781 Ratings
Sillage
7.61765 Ratings
Bottle
8.71644 Ratings
Value for money
6.7793 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 07.04.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "Main" collection.

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Basti87

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Basti87
Basti87
Top Review 31  
I waive
This jubilee XXV has been on my watch list for half an eternity. I've wanted to test it sooo long, but it should never have been. Reflection Man and Interlude Man I have already tested of this brand and I must say: Two bang scents. But I was especially curious about it, especially the many declarations of love here and also the ranking of this fragrance. Everyone has their own fragrances, which they are curious about and have high expectations before the first test. Usually too high.
In summer I bought two official samples for a fair price. This is mostly sold out in the 2ml sample there. This month I was lucky and found this one among others of this brand. For an extensive test optimal, such 2ml-samples. I bought two because I had high expectations for this fragrance.

Sometimes you expect something completely different than you get in the end. Not bad at all, but tastes are different. I had similarly high expectations for Aventus and Tobacco Vanilla, which were then disappointed. Also here.
I own and appreciate the fragrance twin Rasasi Rumz very much. That's why I had high expectations of jubilee. The Rumz goes roughly in the jubilee direction, but still has Black Afgano characteristics.
I have tested this fragrance extensively and have not ticked off prematurely, yet I do not warm up with this fragrance. It starts with a mixture of blackberries and spices. I don't notice all the notes from the pyramid, but I can smell labdanum and incense and a good portion of clove. Many people don't like cloves, which I belong to. The first two hours remind me of tobacco. Spicy stuffing tobacco. Not pure, but a few spices as well. Incense is also very present here. In addition, oud is not too present as in many oud-crackers, but the oud-touch is already noticeable. Opoponax will also be added later, which is clearly more prominent in Interlude Man than here. After about 8-10 hours it subsides a bit more gently with soft woods and patchouli.
A fragrance that I don't find so bad after 2-3 hours. Still, it doesn't suit my taste. Luckily, I'm not the only one among the many lovers here. I especially don't like the undertone. I find it slightly musty, although I like the basic DNA quite well. Especially for headaches and migraines: Take your legs and run!

The Sillage also surprises me. Rated here at 7.8, which is extremely high for perfume ratios. I don't get that much in my nose, especially after 2-3 hours. I find them satisfactory for oriental conditions (Oud, Opoponax, etc.) but rather mediocre.
Its durability is also overrated at 8.6 when compared to other fragrances. It lasts between 10 and 12 hours, with the last few hours fading away very closely. Nevertheless very satisfactory.
Of course, the evaluation is correct in both factors, but not on a scale with others.

Conclusion: It does not meet my taste, but nice that many have found their scent with this scent.
Tastes are different and that's a good thing. Similar to Tobacco Vanilla I don't score points, because I can't and don't have to :-)
Maybe I just got a fake batch. It was worth a test, since my curiosity is now satisfied.

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AgnesEva

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AgnesEva
Less helpful Review 37  
Boring blending mess...
I've been wondering for ages what everyone has found in this scent... Well, not everyone has such an 'alien' analytical nose and sometimes it annoys me to meticulously analyse this addiction to every single scent. Before I go for a review, I wear the scent several times and take notes by the book about every tiny movement of the notes contained in the juice. That's how it was with Jubilation. The first sniff was... yes, okay... it's good... but 'royal' is definitely not and 'the scent of scents' isn't either and 'divine creation' isn't either. And after wearing and analyzing it 3 times I finally realized: This is a completely random and aimlessly squeezed soup, without sense or understanding, the notes not balanced, stirred and shaken to olfactory powerlessness. In this broth the notes do not dance with each other, they are in a permanent war. The blackberry spits in the Opoponax's face while fighting tirelessly to the base for its right, and Mr. Opoponax kicks the blackberry's ass with a swinging agressive. And so it is with all the notes there. Honey and cloves and cinnamon... What the fuck, man? Who makes the SO a mixture with such an imbalance? And what for? Perhaps the 'royal' thing about the scent is the fact that kings have constantly started wars... I don't want to smell like that. A war, a soup, a fiasco. And a very boring fiasco, too. It could have been a nice scent if you had been more involved with blending. I would do things differently and above all throw out 25% of the notes so that one doesn't have to fight with the other for their rights. A very, very stressful fragrance for me. And extremely overpriced on top of that.
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DasguteLeben

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DasguteLeben
Top Review 22  
Then a Duchaufour
Amouage Jubilation XXV is not an oriental, but a fragrance. Bertrand's handwriting is so large and concise that he would actually need his own classificatory genre. And D. is not a genius artist, but a declared genius craftsman who, like van Dyck, Rubens and Rembrandt's picture factories, produces in series, which is why many of his creations, no matter under which branding, can appear like self-plagiarisms because they are variations on the same theme. Jubilation xxv is an evolution of the 2006 Paestum Rose fragrance from Eau d'Italie, the basic structure is an axis of a dry fruity rose note and modern frankincense reinvented by Duchaufour and Buxton for the Comme des Garcons Incense series. The typical olibanum scent is massively embedded in velvety woody components such as Iso-e-Super and Cashmeran, which produce a diffuse dry-woody spicy aura that can almost be described as the basis DNA of 21st century niche perfumery, so characteristic is it across all the brands that buy their components and recipes from the three major fragrance and taste multinationals. XXV was quite a hype at the time, it was clearly aired and from the beginning it was too synthetic, although more bearable than the even more violent Paestum. I sold the flacons in the old design that I caught at the Harrods sale at a profit and invested them in vintage Tabarôme, among other things.

Now one can of course ask oneself what is the point of pasting over the most precious Omani frankincense essence with standardized industrial scent chords, if the former were more than PR clatter. Or you could ask which normal earner spends more than €200 on a now ubiquitous type of incense, if perfume consumption was rational. Or one could ask how Duchaufour comes out of this creative impasse, when he once reached the perfect equilibrium with Timbuktu, who had been reformulated in the meantime. However, all these questions make me feel a little melancholic. As well as the fact that XXV, in comparison to what Amouage & Consorts are doing today, is being pushed inflationarily onto the market as if the perfume industry had collective bulimia, still recognizable substance and aesthetic programmatic (if not mine). I can't tell whether this fragrance has been cheaply watered down in the meantime, like Memoir Man. Anyway, there are more important things than (such) perfume. Vintage fragrances, for example, and perfumers who still practice their art free of the knack of relentless profit maximization. A Duchaufour on it!
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Norleans

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Norleans
Norleans
Top Review 18  
What a surprise
Since I joined Parfumo at the end of last year, I've been getting my sense of smell up to speed. I've always been a fragrance enthusiast, but I've only had such a real interest in brands, fragrance components and fragrances since I joined Parfumo at the end of 2018 What I found out very quickly was that I generally prefer fresh fragrances. A bit of wood, fruit and green is also well tolerated. But they must not be too heavy and oriental- phew Deiwel!

Since I had "unfortunately" found very fast interest in the so-called niche fragrances, the first sample of the house Amouage followed sometime also. It was Reflection, which attracted me with its proximity to Le Male (yes, not everyone wants to sign it like that, completely ok). I also enjoyed bathing in Le Male in the late nineties and I myself have my share in the present reputation of this still good, but for me now unwearable fragrance. Even if Reflection is an excellent drop, there are too few possibilities for me to wear the fragrance in everyday life. In my scheme Reflection is not an everyday scent that I want to have around me all the time, but rather the scent for special occasions. There are however only few times per year and for it he is too expensive for me then nevertheless in the acquisition.

I then devoted myself to testing fresh/citric/aquatic fragrances again and unfortunately found "exactly my" fragrance far too often and have now also included it in my constantly increasing bottle collection.
Last week, however, I was sent another Amouage specimen. This time anniversary XXV.

…. I was stunned at first! For the first time I had associations with the perfumer masters with their little plants, the oils, the pistons and tubes in which the essences find their way into the flacons, even for the first time I perceived a perfume as a true masterpiece and work of art
The smell itself is not as heavy as I had expected and "feared". Jubilation wraps you up warm and makes you feel protected and comfortable. I find the incense in the top note only very discreet, the orange quite pleasantly strong. As the fragrance progresses, it loses some of its radiance, but still remains warm and caressing. In the base note I find a certain proximity to Reflection - here Jubilation becomes a bit cooler, but still cuddly.

For me a masterpiece of the very first quality and not at all as oriental as feared. However, the heat vibrating with me has something oppressive on me permanently - yes, I feel almost too protected. Perhaps it simply turns out that my preferences are too much in the area of freshness and I miss this splashing, clean feeling of freshness in the long run. That's why Jubilation XXV will be denied entry to my bottle area.

But dear Amouage perfumers: You really have it in you!
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Janek44

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Janek44
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AMOUAGE? or just for the ar***!?
Bonjooour my dear perfume freaks...today's perfume of desire: AMOUAGE Jubilee Man ....alone this word AMOUAGE... already made me open my nostrils and unbridled interest to test this alleged seducer artist.
So don't torch for long and order a rehearsal with a very dear lady here at parfumo by souk.
Today it arrived...packed as if it were the Holy Grail, unpacked and torn open like a little child at Christmas.
Full of anticipation I took the atomizer into my hands and sprayed it once....Ja whats going on over here?! There came me a fragrance cloud towards ne ...altobelli ... there is the worst intestinal wind nothing against it. Seriously, now butter at de Fische.... the smell itself smells very penetrating, strong, very smoky and at the same time a bit sweet and fruity in the first few minutes...incense I smell mega crass out and fills a bit of the blackberry but just a little bit. After that it wears off a little and the carnation comes through. Some of the components I just can't smell out and some perfume reminds me, too, but damn it, I really don't have a plan of which one. The perfume is heavy on the skin and the sillage and durability are overwhelming, but despite everything the fragrance is very linear. Well, I don't know... for the price?! It is not bad at all but I expected a little more, actually a solid fragrance but rather something for men of the upper age. My grandpa would have loved it. :D despite everything he remains in the nose and has what...only what...I do not know yet :D
Your Janek
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 4 years ago
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Jubilation XXV is very complex, addictive and gives you confidence. It opens with balsamic blackberries and continues floral, woody, smoky.
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RazvanykeRazvanyke 2 years ago
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My latest bottle smells like the most exquisite oud ever, with davana, honey and frainkincense. Perfection in a bottle is an understatement.
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PizedPized 2 years ago
Interesting, but I perceive something sour-smoky which I don't get / like. I need to study it more before trying to understand and rate it.
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ThecareepThecareep 8 months ago
Hi,
Whoever loves this perfume from Amouage, there is a similar one for a cheaper price. Its name is:
(Patchouli Reminiscence)
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Patj1994Patj1994 10 months ago
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This has most definitely been reformulated, dies off my skin rather quickly and feels much “lighter” than it did years ago. Shame.
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