The Odyssey Collection

Guidance 2023

Guidance by Amouage
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7.5 / 10 536 Ratings
A new perfume by Amouage for women and men, released in 2023. The scent is sweet-creamy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Sabco Group / Oman Perfumery.
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Main accords

Sweet
Creamy
Fruity
Floral
Spicy

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
PearPear HazelnutHazelnut FrankincenseFrankincense
Heart Notes Heart Notes
OsmanthusOsmanthus Jasmine sambacJasmine sambac RoseRose SaffronSaffron
Base Notes Base Notes
Akigalawood®Akigalawood® SandalwoodSandalwood VanillaVanilla AmbergrisAmbergris CistusCistus

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
7.5536 Ratings
Longevity
9.0492 Ratings
Sillage
8.6490 Ratings
Bottle
8.9453 Ratings
Value for money
6.3355 Ratings
Submitted by NicheOnly, last update on 25.05.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "The Odyssey Collection" collection.

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Reviews

29 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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Schar002

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Top Review 25  
Try the Hype: The Temptation That Wasn't.
Hyped fragrances. Highly praised and praised as olfactory Offenbahrung, they screw my expectations into the unfulfillable. So also here ... why I followed the hype? The fragrance pyramid and the perfumer of my first "luxury bottle" have made me weak.

Following my fragrance experience. It should please no one feel attacked or deny me my sensibilities - thank you very much. :)

In the Opening it was really not my fragrance at all. I smell somehow only herbs,spice and something sweet ( pear), which for me also does not fit. Everything is inharmonious and leads to the Naserümpfen. Should probably be hazelnut? Personally, it reminds me of the herbaceous-spicy note in Angélique Noire, which I unfortunately do not like (no, the scents can not be compared at all that is my personal association! :) )

So our fragrance start was difficult and I really have to "force" myself not to wash off the fragrance right away. This difficult phase lasts far too long for me, as that I can see the fragrance as a candidate for purchase. There are quite fragrances with getting used to opening, which become so beautiful in the course that it is a candidate for purchase ... does not apply here.

After the spicy hazelnut is (finally) gone, then come the heart notes. Are quite nice, remind me of my Delina Exclusif - I spray equal times on the other back of the hand. Can not(!) Compare, probably my perception was influenced by the knowledge of the perfumer ;-)

Even in the heart notes, the fragrance thus "stands for itself". Rosy, floral and quite beautiful. Does not save the fragrance for me, unfortunately.

Conclusion: the fragrance wants a lot. Can also some. An opening, which I have not yet smelled so and nice drydown. Unfortunately, he combines everything I do not like fragrances or awakens the association with tested fragrances, which bother me.

Nevertheless, there is nothing comparable, direct associations could not really be strengthened, the fragrance or the composition is thus definitely unique!

At only 1. sprayer the intensity was really very strong and you have to really like the opening- then it is definitely a great fragrance!
Durability and sillage are comparable to the Delinas eg Delina Exclusif - here you have to like just as the opening as well as the fact that the fragrance even in small doses very radiated and holds well.
With the Guidance it was all too much for me, which I did not like. Pear, hazelnut... Spice... nope... was somehow exhausting and did not cuddle.
Was not my fragrance from the beginning to the end.
The opening I did not want to experience 2x, so the fragrance unfortunately had only 1st chance.

Absolutely no blind purchase candidate, necessarily test before!

And the moral of the story: "Don't follow the hype"
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Kellianca

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Very helpful Review 11  
Skin wood veil
Guidance is the woody scent I found without knowing I was looking for it. I just wanted to know what the hype was all about. I was expecting a sweet floral cream scent based on the popularity and the bottle - it kind of is. But it's much more of a fluffy woody scent with musky undertones (must be from the ambergris). It humanizes in the best way and surrounds you with a fragrant aura, all in one spray!

When you smell the sprayed area, you smell rose-fruit mishmash - especially in the first few minutes. Quite pleasant, but not so special. As soon as it spreads in the room and over the whole drydown, but this woody skininess comes out, which I have so not yet smelled anywhere. Totally complex! The sandalwood of Guidance reminds me of the one in Santal Calling by Ex Nihilo. It also has a bit of Orpheon by Diptyque for me. The also spreads similarly in the room, but seemed to me much soapy-vintage-iger Both I did not like, Guidance for it all the more.

Overall, it is a unique fragrance, about which a dear friend, who is otherwise not at all interested in perfume, said "if I could smell like only one perfume, then it would be just that, just so I would want to smell". If that means nothing...
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MelliProfumo

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Difficult, difficult..
To be honest, I find it very difficult to write a review of this fragrance, as I can understand both those who love it and those who were immediately hooked. Personally, I belong to the second group, but the strange thing is, I can't even say exactly why I like this fragrance so much. If I had to describe it in one word, it would be: extraordinary. That sums it up best. And I simply find this extraordinary quality incredibly beautiful. But not everyone will feel the same way, so please do NOT buy it blindly. You should definitely test this fragrance beforehand, otherwise you will end up with a nasty and, above all, expensive surprise. H/S are almost too much of a good thing. The price is therefore justified, as the fragrance is almost impossible to remove. You can still smell it even after washing. If you store it properly and use it sparingly (and you definitely should, otherwise it will kill you), you will have it for a very, very long time.
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Kim96

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Helpful Review 12  
"You won't like it"
Sometimes, not always when I buy a bottle, I like to read about a certain fragrance, watch videos about it or exchange ideas here with people who own this fragrance or have already been able to sniff it.

All the information I read and received did not appeal to me, and when I told someone what fragrances I actually liked, they almost always said

"You won't like it" ....

Of course, you should always test for yourself and not let yourself be influenced, but apart from that, "almost" everything I chose when I was informed was always suitable.

Of course, I also often find it exciting to make blind purchases, but you shouldn't do that so often :D

For a birthday in March I bought a niche fragrance, of course a fragrance that I knew the person would love In addition, there were 2 niche samples that I could not choose myself beforehand. Wind Flowers and Guidance ...

i added Wind Flowers to the gift

But I kept Guidance ... now or never... it was within my grasp... I can't give it away now... the curiosity is too great
Guidance

You are a dream, you are indescribable you are soo sooo long to smell
The durability is incredibly great 10 out of 10

Guidance Who are you?

You are delicate and strong at the same time ... you are very feminine in your completely own way, I have never smelled anything like it before ..

The color of your bottle suits you perfectly
A beautiful pink

You are a compliment magnet, I have never received so many compliments from strangers
When shopping, at the doctor's, walking the dog ...

If you were an outfit.
A short plaid skirt in pastel pink maybe a touch of black and a white T-shirt plus sneakers
or you would be a feel-good outfit
Cuddly socks, silk piyama sitting by the fireplace, freshly showered and moisturized with the thickest body butter there is with the most luxurious fragrance there is Guidance

You smell young but not too young... you smell grown up but playful at the same time

You are not sweet... you are not fresh... you are you... you are not floral or warm... you are not cold either... you are many things but there are no words for it.

You can't be compared to anything, at least I can't think of a fragrance
maybe one of you does?

It suits me, it's for very special days or maybe just for days when you need exactly that, a fragrance that makes you feel good, that makes you feminine, that draws attention to you no matter where you are... that doesn't let people forget you

Pure femininity

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SunShine1110

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Luxurious hazelnut
The hype surrounding Guidance had aroused my curiosity and so I tested it for the first time last September in Maastricht, initially on test strips. It wasn't love at first sniff... guidance smelled kind of musty on the test strip. I grimaced and wondered why people think this fragrance is so great.
Due to many positive reviews here at Parfumo, especially from men who found Guidance so beautiful on women, I gave it a second chance at Breuninger in Düsseldorf in November.
This time I sprayed it directly onto my skin, my wrist and my neck, including my scarf.
And somehow I suddenly liked the scent... and now it's on my fragrance shelf.
I can't really say why I like it or which fragrance notes particularly appeal to me.
Initially, the hazelnut is very present and dominant. I also notice the pear. And yes... I can also relate to the "intimate" note that some people here smell/interpret. I don't detect any incense.
As the fragrance progresses, it becomes increasingly pleasant, softer and more vanilla-like. This process lasts for several hours...
Guidance just smells so luxurious and sophisticated. When you wear it, you feel strong and self-confident.
It's a niche, niche fragrance, if you know what I mean.
The sillage is impressive, you don't need many sprays. The longevity is unique, out of this world. I sprayed the fragrance on this morning and can still smell it now at 23:00.
It lasts particularly long in my long hair.
I would describe it as unisex.
I don't wear it in everyday life, but on special occasions, because the fragrance is also special.
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NoirAletheaNoirAlethea 8 months ago
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9.5
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Nutty, woody, fruits.
Unlikely combination
that blows my socks off.

a haiku review.
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Hartsy3Hartsy3 11 months ago
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Really strong, strange synthetic opening. Needs about 45 whole minutes to develop into the masterpiece people describe.
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NicheOnlyNicheOnly 1 year ago
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Patchouli Magnetik (also made by Bisch) w/ limited dirtiness. Mainly sweet (peachy vanilla), smells like a body cream. Feminine, non-summer.
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BossowaBossowa 2 months ago
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I don’t get the hype. It smells like any typical mainstream perfumes from last 3 years.
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DiseasewitchDiseasewitch 6 months ago
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This is a fruity ambergris bomb in the worst way to my nose. It makes me recoil. A scrubber!
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