Epic Body Lotion by Amouage 2009

Hiya Perfume Junkies,

I love most forms of scent: Fine fragrance, Lotions, Bath products, Home fragrance etc etc. Obviously spritzing perfume is a joy all by itself but for real, no holds barred luxury give me a fabulous Body Lotion, I love the whole experience and also that it is a good frag base. Body Lotion is another thought re-railer, if I find myself heading towards bleak or morbid thoughts something as simple and fun as applying a lavish body lotion can be exactly the thing to send my mind in another direction.

Epic Body Lotion by Amouage 2009

Daniel Maurel

Amouage Epic Woman Amouage FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Caraway, pink pepper, cinnamon
Heart: Rose, geranium, jasmine, tea
Base: Amber, vanilla, incense, orris root, patchouli, agarwood (oud)

The fragrance notes are repeated pretty closely in the Body Lotion but with less of a story, basically the lotion goes on and smells like it does for its whole life. A very pretty mix of caraway, rose, amber with the rest in background roles. What is does do though is smell fabulous, pumping out a perfect dosage of fragrance and leaves my skin looking and feeling lovely, even rubbing it on it feels great and my body absorbs it super quickly which is great when leaving the house in a hurry, you don’t have to wait to put your clothes on.

I have an admission to make. I did have a decant of Epic woman that I was totally going to buy a bottle of. Then I grabbed this bottle of Body Lotion and the Body Lotion and fragrance together are amazing but so HUGE that ever since I wear the Body Lotion by itself and feel that it is completely fragrant enough for around 5-6 hours. After that Epic Body Lotion makes an incredible base for almost any fragrance I choose to spritz over it and gives that fragrance extra life length too with a lovely depth that only Amouage can bring.

Libertine Parfumerie has this to say: The body lotion contains glycerine, shea butter, aloe vera, almond oil, silicone and a protective film leaving the skin supple, smooth, silky and radiant.

Amouage Epic Woman Amouage lotion Libertine ParfumeriePhoto Stolen Libertine Parfumerie

There are plenty of places to buy your Amouage Epic Body Lotion if you’re looking for a bargain but I buy mine from Libertine Parfumerie where it may cost a few dollars more but I know that they have new and fresh stock and SHIPPING IN AUSTRALIA IS FREE!

Libertine Parfumerie has $107/300ml pump pack including shipping in Australia
Beauty Encounter has $75/300ml

What are your favourite fragrant indulgences? Is there a lotion that really makes you feel special? Do you find a self application of something lavish can be a mood changer?
Portia x

38 comments on “Epic Body Lotion by Amouage 2009

  1. fanny says:

    As I was looking for a bottle of Caron Montaigne (very hard to find), I stumbled on the bodylotion by chance.
    Its deliciousness is superb.
    It stays with me for at least 6 hours.
    It is so good, I wonder now if I will ever need the perfume…

  2. Jackie b says:

    Epic Body Lotion, yes yes yes. Have it love it!
    I agree that with this on your skin you are sufficiently fragranced for ages, even just on your hands, to be secretly huffed for your own pleasure.
    Bottega Veneta body cream is also my other fave, a bit more woody than the perfume, but I love both.
    Definitely indulgences, but why keep them for best?

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      YAY JackieB
      We snap!
      Bottega Veneta Lotion? I saw that recently for a very good price somewhere. Now I have to remember.
      Portia x

  3. einsof says:

    it rubs the lotion on it’s skin, or else it gets the hose again…

    …oh c’mon. you know i had to.

    i’m currently out of a serious relationship… with a perfume…or any for that matter… i digress– fragrance layering is the ultimate in experiencing a fragrance. you become a sort of a knight in shining armor of aroma (armor-a)– well shielded from the world; your own personal bubble.

    plus, when formulated correctly, you are maintaining and nourishing the largest organ you have– your SKIN.

    past favorites have included the entire Chakra line from Aveda (late 80’s to early 90’s versions– complete bath and body line), and the body products from JoAnne Bassett who will gladly perfume products from her amazing line of all natural aromas.

    the one on the horizon? Providence Perfume Co’s new shower gels and moisturizers. (Sandalwood sounds delightful, although Stone Fruit & Ylang sees to be winning everyone over.)


    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey there Einsof,
      I have used a bottle of Providence perfume Co Bath & Body Oil in record time over the last 3 months. Really good and the scents don’t stay huge on your body, they are only a wash, a hint, of fragrance after you bathe. If you didn’t like perfume it would be enough but if you do then it creates a lovely base.
      Portia xx

  4. poodle says:

    I haven’t treated myself to a really indulgent body cream in a long, long time. I have a lot of the cheap and fun fragrant ones. Sometimes I think that it’s not so much what lotion or cream you’re using but rather the actual act of taking the time to put it on that’s the treat. I know that even in the winter when my skin is dry I just rush to get dressed and skip the lotion. Taking 5 minutes for myself seems so hard to do at times. Thanks for reminding me that a little pampering is good for the soul. I’m going to treat myself to a new lotion this weekend I think.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Great idea Poodle.
      Yes, the 5 minutes it takes me to do my arms, shoulders and front feel like pamper time and if Jin is around I get him to do my back too.
      Portia x

  5. fanny says:

    Also, I use the bodylotion and showergel of Miss Dior.
    Very strong and an exact match, no need ever to buy the perfume anymore.

    And Fendi Theorema, now this bodylotion is really needed to enhance the perfume, as I think it is a rather inhibited one.

  6. cookie queen says:

    I use an unfragranced body lotion every single day after a shower. Have done for at least 30 years. Have never been interested in a perfumed cream. Hmmmm,. Bussi.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Yes unfragranced is good too Val, I used the Simple no fragrance stuff for a while but it’s only in the last 4 or 5 years that I have enjoyed any kind of Body Lotion, before that I used to get all my softening and pampering in the bath and it was enough.
      Portia xx

  7. Jackie says:

    I’ve been using L’Occitane’s Ambre & Santal this winter. Today, layering the lotion with Mandarin and Musk essential oils.
    The Epic sounds epic. Would love the green glass jar, too! (Have vintage green glass in my bathroom.)
    Love to all on a surprisingly foggy & rainy Saturday morning. J

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      I am enjoying the L’Occitane stuff this year too. In thew Thai First Class Cabin on one of our flights they had the L’Occitane Roses Lotion in the toilet. It was lovely too.
      That green glass jar in the pic is the Body Cream, much thicker than the lotion.
      Portia xx

  8. Tatiana says:

    It’s wonderful how the ritual of a little self pampering can brighten ones spirits. Everything Amouage does is so divine. I’ve never tried Epic. My favorites are Memoir and Lyric, but they’re too big and too much for wearing now that the weather is rapidly changing to spring and summer here. I will need to try some of the body lotions or creams to see if they’re more suited to the warm weather we are already having.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey tatiana,
      I LOVE Amouage in the hot weather and Ubar suddenly blooms when thrown into desert heat in a way it never can in the cool. Maybe you should try it in Summer, any of the Amouages.
      Portia xx

  9. SallyM says:

    ooooo yes – I love body lotions. I always take time before bedtime to lotion up – its my reward at the end of the bustle of each day. Simply taking the time specifically to indulge myself in the peace and quiet of a candlelit room with my sound machine on (I’m into the sounds from outer space track at the moment, which of course, everyone keeps telling me is an impossibility because there is no sound in space – meh, I say)is something I really look forward to. I’ve been experimenting with making my own lotions, body scrubs and talcs and its been really fun. The Bal A Versailles and L’Heure Bleue are totally decadent …
    I love Amouage Gold lotion but haven’t tried Epic – its going on The List!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi there SallyM,
      WOW! Bal a Versailles in a lotion. Do you use an unscented one and spritz into it?
      HAH! People say a lot of stuff, make your own rules. Sounds in space? THere must be some somewhere between here and infinity. Tell them to go jump.
      Portia xx

      • SallyM says:

        Yes – Eucerin unscented lotion is an excellent base. I have a vintage BAV parfum and I put a few drops in and mix – its fantastic. Some of my perfume friends are completely horrified at this “wanton waste” – I say ha! The lotion goes much further than the parfum would if I used it as such.
        (Lol at “go jump” – I have to remember that one…)

    • Jackie says:

      Dear Sally M,
      You are brilliant! I, quick like a bunny, ordered a little bottle of vintage BaV with plans to put some drops in my Eucerin from the pump! Awesome. Thanks so much and please continue to enjoy the sounds of the spheres. You’re far ahead of the pack!
      Love, Jackie

      • SallyM says:

        Hi Jackie! Thanks for your kind words. Here’s what I do to make my own lotions. I buy the little plastic travel containers with screw on lids – you can get them at Bi Mart etc – and fill them with the Eucerin. Then I mix in the perfume and voila! I have tiny bamboo tea whisk that does the mixing really well. I add a drop at a time until I like the result. Also if you like vanilla, I cut up a vanilla pod and “marinated” it in the cream – mmmm! I’m trying it with unscented talc at the moment – it seems to be taking longer to diffuse the fragrance of the pods into the powder though.

      • Jackie Rosen says:

        You are Awesome. All hail SallyM!
        Will follow up on all of the above. Bi-Mart? Where are you? If you’re in the Land of Oz, I long to visit & linger. I’m in the wilds of New Mexico, south by southwest in the US, getting my Irish on a day early. A soda bread to go. Will let you know about my lotion commotions. Thx so much for the guidance. Smiles, J

      • SallyM says:

        Hi Jackie, I’m replying here because there wasn’t a reply button for your next comment below. I’m in Oregon. Perhaps you don’t have Bi Mart in NM. I would think that any pharmacy type store – probably even Walmart or Target – would carry the travel containers. My hubby who is an Irish New Yorker, is busy making soda bread as I type – smells wonderful! Happy St Paddys Day 🙂

      • Jackie says:

        Hi Sally M,
        Oregon! I’m going to be visiting your neck of the woods this year. No Bi Mart in NM. Target does carry various travel type containers, as does our local herb store. I picked up some coconut body butter with shea and vitamin E at Trader Joe’s this afternoon, as the desicating spring winds have begun. I was hoping the butter was unscented, but it does have a light coconut scent. I’m going to use your technique and alter it with a powerful fume from the past. Sounds like you’re well on your way to a wonderful St. Paddy’s Day!
        Cheers from Santa Fe, Jackie

  10. Sarah K says:

    The lovely Dubaiscents included a little bottle of Epic shower gel in a package she sent me. I haven’t tried the actual fragrance yet (though the shower gel inspired me to get hold of a decant) so I can’t compare, but the gel is a really nice experience. I love the Lyric body cream too, and for a less expensive pampering, the verveine shower gel and body lotions from both L’Occitane and The White Company.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Great ideas SarahK,
      I have not heard of the White Company though. Are they Korean?
      Portia xx

      • Sarah K says:

        Actually it’s a UK company. They sell clothes, bath and bodycare items and stuff for your home. I think Vanessa at Bonkers About Perfume did a post a few months ago about a couple of fragrances they do. According to their website they also have a few stores in the Middle East and can deliver some products internationally (though not fragrances, and postage is pretty expensive).

      • australianperfumejunkies says:

        Thanks SarahK,

  11. Undina says:

    I don’t like scented body lotions because I do not wear any of the perfumes often enough not to worry about the matching lotion to go off long before I make even a dent in the perfume level. Also, I don’t want any lotion (and especially those from Amouage with their tenacity!) to transfer to my bath robe because then it’ll stick with me for days – and I prefer to change my perfumes every day.
    But I recently bought Amouage Dia soap and plan to enjoy it soon.
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    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      YUMMY UNdina, I just grabbed Interlude Woman soaps. Yes, I hear you on the bathrobe front though I don’t have a bathrobe so it doesn’t matter so much for me. I’m just thinking about how many different lotions and potions it would smell of each week if I did have one, AAARGH!
      Portia xx

  12. fanny says:

    Wearing Epic bodylotion for the second time.
    Thanks so much for this article, I feel lucky to have it in my wardrobe!

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