Ciel Pour Homme by Amouage is a Aromatic Spicy fragrance for men. Ciel Pour Homme was launched in 2003. The scent was designed to capture “the feeling of a spring morning.” The word Ciel is French for ‘sky’
Top notes are levander, lily of the valley, bergamot and rose; middle notes are nutmeg, cinnamon, peach, jasmine and cardamon; base notes are sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, incense and cedar.
Atypical of the heavy, incense-laden house of Amouage, Ciel Man is a light, mainly floral fragrance, but it involves a good blend of seemingly a ton of notes. Lavender is the most dominant, dryer sheet / laundry soap note that is both strong at the opening and in the forefront throughout the fragrance’s duration. Peach seems to be cited as one of the main notes, but I can barely detect it at all. Instead, citrus seems to be the only source of sweetness, and bergamot is the note that rounds this off. I don’t see this is as spicy at all, but I give major credit for Ciel being able to embody several other genres: floral, woody, and fruity. It’s not likely to offend, but not likely to amaze, either.
Ciel is a welcome departure for Amouage and certainly a deliberate warm weather entry, best for daytime use. It is symptomatic of the same value questions as the other Amouage frags, as its longevity and projection, while good for a summer EDP, nonetheless don’t seem to merit the usual $230+ cost to own a bottle. Still, it succeeds as a summer fragrance more than most of their heavier fragrances do as winter fragrances because it is so agreeable and well-blended.