Amouage Reflection Man Review: My 11 Years With A Luxurious Modern Classic

Amouage Reflection Man is a precious fragrance. I first encountered it in 2012, but it still makes me smile whenever I’m privileged to be in its proximity.

I’m a massive fan of Amouage perfumes. Their scents make me feel like I belong to or possess an unquestionably superior status.

So, what does Amouage Reflection Man smell like? Let’s see. And smell this marvelous perfume.

My Story With Amouage Reflection Man

My Beautiful Amouage Reflection Man Bottle

To begin with, I must clarify that I had a larger decant of Reflection that I spent a long time ago and that I only keep a small original bottle of this fabulous niche fragrance that I only use for special moments, mostly at night, when my purpose is to impress.

So how does Reflection Man smell? To my nose, Reflection has a similar vibe to Le Male, the iconic 90s fragrance from Jean Paul Gaultier. The similarity lies in the combination of sweetness and freshness in Le Male and sweetness, freshness, floral notes, and spices in Reflection. They’re entirely different beasts, both magnificent.

I don’t like reviews that become like a boring chemistry class. Still, I do want to point out that there’s a fruity note in Reflection that always amazes me. I think it is the red pepper berries that sit in the background and that always seem to call me when I get lost and start to daydream about all the opportunities that slipped through my fingers.

My first decant of Amouage did not last very long. Why? At one time in my life, I lived in a relatively cold city, and whenever I went out at night to eat, I could not think of anything better than Amouage Reflection Man. The funny thing is, I had dozens of scent options available to me literally, but I felt that a good time deserved a refinement only Reflection could provide.

Who Do I See Wearing Amouage Reflection Man

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The man I see does not rely on the seductive power of Reflection Man to make a positive impression. Though I am not a snob and wear jeans and white t-shirts constantly, I think Reflection deserves a decent shirt and, ideally, good company.

How long does Amouage Reflection Man last? It depends on how heavy your hand is and on the weather. I’d avoid wearing it in the middle of the heat, but as a classy summer fragrance for special nights works perfectly.

It’s an ideal gift for a refined gentleman with a managerial position in a large company who only cares about making money while his wife gradually feels less connected to him. Buy it!

Serg V

I've been obsessed with fragrances for over a decade. I have sold fragrances for a living and written about them in places like Fragrantica and Scentbird. Here I recommend my favorites to make the world a better-smelling place.