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Reflection Man 2007

Reflection Man by Amouage
Bottle Design Asprey
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Ranked 6 in Men's Perfume
8.5 / 10 4049 Ratings
A popular perfume by Amouage for men, released in 2007. The scent is floral-fresh. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Sabco Group / Oman Perfumery.
Pronunciation
Layers well with Tobacco Oud
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Main accords

Floral
Fresh
Sweet
Powdery
Woody

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Bitter orange leafBitter orange leaf Red pepperRed pepper RosemaryRosemary
Heart Notes Heart Notes
NeroliNeroli JasmineJasmine IrisIris Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
Base Notes Base Notes
SandalwoodSandalwood Haitian vetiverHaitian vetiver Virginia cedarVirginia cedar PatchouliPatchouli

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
8.54049 Ratings
Longevity
8.13762 Ratings
Sillage
7.73713 Ratings
Bottle
8.73576 Ratings
Value for money
6.62384 Ratings
Submitted by Sani, last update on 23.05.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "Main" collection.

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Top Review 64  
Leave the lights on when you leave.
Prolog
"Do you believe in fairy tales?" she asks. "Yes," he says. "But I also believe in horror movies."

Friday, 21 December 2018
The cat doesn't want to come when I call him. In order to escape the turmoil of my colleagues, I try to drink three Glühwein while having a company drink.

But I wonder why I couldn't have sniffed away my brain with the formaldehyde in the nail polish like my colleague did. For years I thought I was too feminist, but the phenomenon that men prefer short backs and certain female charms still amazes me.

It doesn't usually bother me. Meanwhile, when it comes to the distribution of tasks and then the most important criterion is, then it is.

At the beginning of the drink my favourite colleague is still with me, actually I would almost say that we are friends meanwhile, because without her I sometimes can't stand the whole mixed poke and feel myself daily caught like in a forced vacation in Transylvania.

Some people are comparable to emotional vampires, but if you have black hair and pale skin and even look a little like Mortisha Adams from the Adams Family, you hardly notice it.

Phew, but when my favorite colleague leaves, I almost don't know what to do. But suddenly I perceive a scent, a scent that I last perceived two years ago and could not locate for a long time.

The fragrance is powdery, bright and I can't really smell individual ingredients. But it's like he's lighting a light in me. Whether it is because of the fact that the colleague and I laugh so much together and us still so bad situation try to bridge?

The fragrance is not really masculine, rather unisex. Let's say it's a powdery, slightly woody lavender light. The colleague says that it is Neroli who illuminates everything and explains to me that Amouage only uses natural essences for his creations. And although I didn't understand the hype about Amouage for a long time, now I'm doing it.

Even though he's leaving, he's spraying that fantastic scent again. And it's almost like he left the light on when he left. And I dared into the turmoil.

And I realize one thing ...

It is beautiful that there are also reflected men and simply said reflected people matching the name of this fragrance. People who are more than a pretty face, some expensive clothes or a shiny surface.

People who not only live on the surface, but with whom you can laugh deeply, cry sincerely and whom you can really trust.

People who even in your hardest hour manage to bring a light into your darkness.

And if you ever have a hard day in the New Year, I always wish you someone who brings light into your darkness through his heartfelt intimacy.

But until then, I'll leave the lights on before I go.

Epilog
"Let your hopes and not your hurts shape your future."
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Friends for life!
I love perfume. I love good and stylish clothes. I love it when men show their masculinity: 3-day beard, open shirt that brings out the chest hair. And I love good parties. And I love Reflection on current occasions:

In my circle of friends I am known for the fact that I always smell differently. Well, it's always exaggerated, but for her it's just as good because I wear as good as another perfume every day. Just as the mood takes you.
Last week, it was Thursday evening, I was online here for quite some time and I discovered here in the Souk Reflection 100ml incl. 300ml shower gel in a stable box for completely €135.-- In addition to that this Reflection is "Made in Oman". Since Reflection had long since been a desired candidate, but the original price always deterred me from buying it, I didn't think long and wrote the perfume. "This is THE scent for the party the day after tomorrow to which I am invited" I thought to myself and was full of euphoria. In this euphoria, I also explained to the perfumer that I absolutely wanted to wear the scent on Saturday. "It's gonna be close, if not impossible" was my next thought. But as it is with me: happiness is often on my side. The Parmumo drove to the Packstation on Thursday evening and delivered the parcel there. And the miracle was: On Saturday morning, exactly at 12:30 pm, I held Reflection in my hands. My heart was beating and I could have embraced the whole world.

It was 6:00 now. I showered with the Reflection shower gel. The whole bathroom, no, the whole apartment was covered in a soft reflective fragrance. To melt away! "I smiled inside myself I then slipped into one of my designer jeans, pulled a black shirt over it, 3-button open and then came THE moment: for the first time I sprayed Reflection on myself: a sprayer behind each ear, two on the chest and a spray shot behind the neck. Boh ey, what a moment! I closed my eyes and enjoyed the following silence with reflection. Indescribable! I was already thinking about the party.
At 7 p.m. it rang and a very good friend picked me up. We didn't even drive 2 minutes in his car when he asked me if I had a new perfume: "Yes, that's new. I answered him proudly: "I bought it especially for the party! "You're crazy! Just for this party???" I nodded and giggled inside myself. "But don't worry, I'll keep using it!" "Smells really good," he said. "Where gibt´s to buy this?" "Don't you need to buy it. I'll fill you up with some of it and schenk´s you!" I patted him on the shoulder. "It's a little thank-you for the ride and our friendship!" He looked over at me for a moment and had an indescribably faithful look when he said "Thank you". That's friendship, that's liking and understanding each other. I love that too!

After 50 minutes by car we have arrived at our destination. There were already familiar faces and we greeted the girls with kisses on the right and on the left and the boys with hugs. Almost everyone asked me what it was I smell like or said: "You smell good again". So the opening was saved :) It was a birthday party in a fancy location in Stuttgart. We were about 30 people and when we were together for a while it got warmer inside. Only now did Reflection unfold in its full splendour. I always smelled a tender aura around me and felt really good about it.
Yes, perfumes increase self-confidence. When the DJ hung up after a sumptuous buffet dinner, it didn't keep me on the chair anymore. I danced with others and we all forgot time. Meanwhile I only noticed that Reflection, although I was already sweating, was still stuck to me. Again and again I got a surge of scent in my nose while dancing. "Perfect! I thought to myself for the second time. Maybe it was because of Refelction or because of the great people that I would call this party one of the best I had ever experienced. In my circle of friends there are often parties at which I am present. Always good meetings, actually. But this Saturday night was something really special for me. Do you know that when you can't find words for what you've experienced? That's how I was and still am.
At 3 o'clock in the morning I was home again. Along with Reflection on me. I still smelled him. How great it was to be able to fall asleep with him.

Yesterday evening (Sunday) my very good friend stopped by for a beer. As promised, I then filled him Refelction, 20ml, and gave it to him. "Really now?" he asked me, insecure. He probably knows that this is not a cheap scent and 20ml is already a small batzen money. "Yes, I promised you!" and patted him on the shoulder again. A moment of silence came, he lifted his beer glass and toasted me with the words: "You are really fragrant! Thank you And again his brown eyes radiate this faithful look. These are moments that are tremendously precious to me. That's friendship. I nodded and smiled only as he thanked me. It's fair to say we're both friends for life. Walking through thick and thin together, strengthening each other and giving light in dark times. But they laughed just as much and did adventurous things. And when we drank the second beer and talked about yesterday's party, I was sure that Reflection would continue to strengthen the bond of friendship. Amouage, thank you for this jewel!
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Shut up and take my money, Amouage, but make Reflection great again!
You should be careful with fragrances that are debated so frequently in comments and forums. I learned it here. And when Jeremy approves it, the alarm bells will ring.
But what distinguishes Reflecton Man from Amouage from the other boulevard fragrances (Sauvage, Aventus...) is that it is much less controversial. Here you can obviously agree that it has to be good somehow. And that made me kind of curious, too.
Well there's not, only for me suitably or not - I learned that also here - and Reflection, or better said, his DNA, does it for me 100%.
So let's get the bottling done and get on the watch holder. And, voila! He didn't hit me from the stool once. Instead, at first I am surrounded by a cuddly sweetness, without corners and edges. She doesn't remind me of anything, no apple strudel, no pear compote, no blood mandarin. Nothing edible, just a creamy, bright sweetheart. Soon something floral will be added, but it will stay in the background and will not leave its mark on the scent. A little later in the drydown, I also notice woods, delicately hinted at, nothing rude, something cutting, as with so many Vetyverdüften. Just enough for Reflection to call itself "Men." This also darkens the fragrance a little, but it tends towards freshness - without citrus, without aquatics, without vetyver. And that's why I like him.
I don't find Reflection to be complex, although the floral is beautifully defined on the slightly synthetic background. But that's what I think defines the quality of Reflection. That, and this flawless mixing - in the automotive language one would say: Without gap dimension. From a single source.
A third point would be that it is really incredibly portable: Reflection can be playful, serious, cuddly, sporty. He goes to the office, when going out, to suit and hoodie, to T-shirt or leather trousers. Ok, to Lederhosen not, but otherwise a good choice for almost everything.
I don't see the price as a problem either, as you can get it in the usual high-quality Amouage presentation (heavy effect glass bottle with magnetic closure, wooden box) online for around 150 EUR for 100ml.
Of course there must also be a catch somewhere, and that is performance in the current reformulation. Averagely durable, the Sillage (with me) however already after 1-2h very closely. Not a room filler under any circumstances, so that compliments can only be received on close contact. Not that it matters, but that puts the 150 EUR in a different light again.
So nothing remains but a look at the alternatives:

- Hartley by Mazzolari: Closest to it, brings a hint of citric (or better: lemon cake) with it, makes it "brighter", fresher, but also unisex. But the performance here is better by worlds.

- Le Male from JPG: Yes, the DNA goes that way, that's right. But Le Male is coarser, the sweetness darker, more sticky, and the floral is replaced with - for me - something grasslike. Not sooo bad, but rather for younger people, and in the current reformulation it doesn't hold much more.

- PdM Pegasus: An interesting and unique variety of this DNA: The sweetness comes here with almond flapping, there's no floweriness here, but in the base the woods are more dominant, and there's an elusive metal note over the entire course of the fragrance. Pegasus is edgier, more scratchy, more dominant, also performs stronger, but is also a little further away from Reflection

- Versace's Dreamer: picks up the floral theme again, takes out some sweetness and adds a synthetic tobacco note. It seems more "wet" to me, more serious, less fresh, but is available at a ridiculously low price. However, this is also noticeable in its performance.

- Lancome Hypnosis Homme: At first glance, it seems quite different, but it also clearly goes in this direction: here, however, a synthetic lavender note plays the first fiddle. The scent intensity and in particular the structure of the sweetness are however quite comparable.

There are certainly more candidates here, but Hartley comes closest and - and I don't dare say this here - the Dupe from the blatant German scent copier; they don't get the floridity so differentiated, so that the scent looks plumper, but the creamy-bright, pleasant and not sticky sweetness is there, as well as the performance.

To all lovers of soft, light, creamy and not too sweet fragrances I would recommend this DNA in general, and Reflection Man in particular without hesitation. All those who like to wear a sweet scent in the warmer seasons like me, all those who have had enough of Sun Men, all those who just want to be sympathetic (and hopefully are;)). But please Amouage: Screw up the performance again! You don't need oakmoss for that either.
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Pollita

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Luxury fabric softener for men
Funny, my better half is on a business trip and I have nothing better to do than test men's fragrances. When I placed my order with Maxiking, a sample of the Fragrance One office that my husband had requested landed in my basket. Because of the positive comments, I wanted to know how it smells. You think of your partner at least a little bit of yourself when you think of a gift :)

After the first violent citric note has flown away, it becomes really beautiful. At the start I thought of WC fragrancing, as you know it from Sanifair WCs on the motorway, but fortunately this WC citric only lasts a short time. What comes after that is Lenor. Lenor as I remember him from my childhood. There was only one, blue bottle and not umpteen different scents. When my mother had washed the curtains, it smelled like this in our apartment and I loved that. The Lenor fragrance is joined by a few woods, which allow me to assign the fragrance to a man. Still, I say he's unisex. I'd wear it myself if we had a bottle of it.

Of course I also know Le Male, but I didn't even think of him with Reflection, but, drumroll, of his female counterpart Classique. Classique also has this typical Lenor note, which is probably related to orange blossom, and that's why Classique flashed me like that when it came out. I knew almost exclusively about chypres, which I found musty, and could not imagine that perfume could smell like this. Ingenious!

Why Reflection appeals to women is easy to understand. It smells pleasantly clean and well-groomed, whatever we girls like about our masters of creation. And you can wear it yourself. Also makes herself divine on women's skin.

At the moment I myself have fallen for the Silver Musk from Nasomatto, because it smells like luxury fabric softener for you. And Reflection Man is the matching luxury fabric softener for him :)

I don't think Mr. Pollito will like him now; he will probably say "too sweet". But it doesn't matter. Then maybe I'll get myself a bottle of it sometime :)
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Chewing gum on the sailor
There are still people who have never tasted Reflection Man and don't know why this eau de parfum is so popular. One of these people is or was me, because on the one hand, despite many years of experience, you can't know everything and on the other hand, I wasn't necessarily sooo curious about this fragrance.

It was only when I saw the rank he now holds in the favor of perfumes since the change in the rating system here that I had to get to the bottom of it. The one sobering realization is that Reflection Man is very much inspired by Gaultier's "Le Mâle". The other is that a sweet chewing gum note has been added: all in all, this results in a Chewing Gum smacking sailor in a classy outfit - at least that's what the first associations are.

In other words, Reflection Man is a quite rich, but also quite bubblegum-like "Le Mâle" representative in luxurious, which is to be settled somewhere between flowery and oriental and is probably primarily supposed to and can inspire younger people. I'd rather not go into the pyramid, because it's hard to assign the notes properly. Only the something tender orange plus neroli have struck me in a pleasant way every now and then while wearing it, but also only as two of many components.

On the one hand, I had the feeling that the recipe of "Le Mâle" and Jil Sander's "Background" might have been mixed together - a suspicion that one might often have with such fragrance twins. Here, however, more intensively than with many similar representatives. So if you like both, you'll get your money's worth with Reflection Man.

After all, the wearer exudes a positive olfactory charm with almost "good mood guarantee" and a seductive touch. And certainly there are EdPs with more originality or depth, but you just can't be angry with this creation.

Especially as projection and durability reflect exactly what is expected in this price range. These are probably also arguments why Reflection Man is so popular with so many.
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GONZALOGONZALO 4 years ago
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The most alluring floral scent for a man. Perfect for a warm day, incredibly gentlemanly personality.
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TRehfTRehf 4 years ago
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Elegant & floral-woody. Great quality & performance. All seasons, but office or upscale events. Compliment getter. Not similar to Le Male.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 4 years ago
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Floral, sweet, powdery and woodsy. Well balanced and elegant. I get mainly the jasmine, neroli and sandalwood notes. It has a Le Mâle vibe.
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HermeshHermesh 8 years ago
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While "Le Male" remains a rebel up to the dense vanilla-laden base, "Reflection" wears a suit and is well-behaved from the beginning.
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MontanaBMontanaB 2 years ago
Reflection of Kurkdjian's vintage Gaultier Le Male at sizeable fee
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