Amouage Overture Man Eau de Parfum spends most of its time as a myrrh-oud mixture that opens with citrus, ginger, and fragrant spices of saffron, cumin, cardamom (and a little bit later, cinnamon). The cognac accord was thick, wealthy, and fruity with undertones of leather-based, musk, and smoky incense all accentuated by myrrh.
After the opening, it was it turned musky, increasingly animalic, and was nearly barnyard at occasions, nevertheless it was nearly overripe with fruit and resinous sweetness. Even within the drydown, the animalic accord was noticeably obvious, even when blurred with vanilla and smoky incense.
It’s described as an “arresting woody scent” with “potent notes of myrrh, sandalwood and smoky frankincense.” These are the listed notes:
- prime notes: grapefruit, cardamom, cumin, ginger, nutmeg, saffron, cognac accord
- coronary heart notes: cinnamon, lentisk, benzoin, ciste labdanum, patchouli, geranium, myrrh
- base notes: sandalwood, smoky leather-based, clary sage, animalic accord, incense
It opened with bitter grapefruit accented with contemporary ginger and a thread of saffron earlier than a sprinkle of cumin and whisper of cardamom joined the spice combination; it went from bitter and zesty to heat and earthy, nutty, and savory. Inside a couple of minutes, the cumin was absorbed by the juicy grapefruit, now rather less bitter, and more true in its grapefruit zing.
Myrrh powered up considerably, including a deeper, resinous sweetness with a vanillic bent with a barely musky, animalic undertone and a touch of cinnamon. It put the zing of the grapefruit into final place, simply barely detectable on the fringes. After quarter-hour of growth, it appeared boozier, thick and wealthy, with leather-based, gentle musk, and smoky incense. The cognac was full-bodied with spiced, barely candy and fruit parts amplified by the depth of the myrrh.
It grew to become notably musky and animalic, smelling of oud (although it wasn’t listed within the notes) — it was teetering on barnyard however with the heavy myrrh, it didn’t fairly get there however there have been moments the place I positively questioned the proximity to it. Because the scent made its approach to the drydown, the animalic aspects diminished slowly, ultimately being blurred with heat, vanillic resin and smoky incense.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain effectively right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are recognized to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be conscious of when a overview was made, e.g. a overview from 2010 could not mirror what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
It lasted for eight hours till it was a skin-scent and about 14 hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage was reasonable and lasted round two to 3 hours earlier than the path began to shorten, whereas the projection was reasonable for nearer to 4 hours earlier than beginning to actually drop nearer to my pores and skin.
I wouldn’t say this was a difficult perfume per se, however the fruity sweetness mixed with the oud was a kind of issues that generally I loved and generally felt like an excessive amount of of a great factor. I needed one thing extra to affix the duo (in a extra noticeable quantity)–extra incense or stronger woods.
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