Luxury fragrance house Amouage has recently released two new fragrances: ‘Fate’ for both men and women and ‘Opus VII’ a unisex fragrance, part of the Amouage Library Collection. Today I will share my Amouage fragrance review with you.
For more information about the brand Amouage and its other fragrances view our other article: http://thefashionorientalist.com/2013/07/09/luxury-fragrance-house-amouage/
Amouage Opus VII
Top Notes: Galbanum, Pink Pepper, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Fenugreek
Heart Notes: Agarwood Smoke, Patchouli, Ambrox, Leather, Ambergris
Base Notes: Costus Root, Muscone, Sandalwood, Olibanum, Cypriol
The first thought that crosses my mind when this fragrance enters the air is, ‘this scent would really suit a powerful business man’. It is a rather intense scent, extremely fresh, almost icy. Its aromatic and very masculine. It does have a more mainstream scent to it in comparison to other Amouage fragrances. Although the Library collection is unisex, I feel Opus VII would suit a man more than it would suit a woman.
This fragrance would be perfect for the autumn/winter months.
Amouage Fate Woman
Top notes: bergamot, cinnamon, chilli, pepper.
Heart notes: rose, narcissus, jasmine, frankincense, labdanum.
Base notes: vanilla bean, frankincense, benzoin, castoreum, patchouli, oakmoss, leather.
The sweetness of the scent is what strikes you at first, the fragrance greets you with warmth. It is a floral scent, but the spices give it a strong edge, although it’s very subtle like adding a hint of pepper to a savory dish; present but not overwhelming. It is a scent you can wear during the day, its presence is not heavy at all and very pleasant. I personally like it and would definitely purchase it.
Amouage Fate Man
Top notes: mandarin, saffron, absinth, ginger, cumin.
Heart notes: everlasting flower, rose, frankincense, lavandin, cistus, copahu.
Base notes: labdanum, cedarwood, liquorice, tonka bean, sandalwood, musk.
At first this scent is very pleasant, the ginger and mandarin are most present. After a while it gets a little overwhelming, it has a strong woody scent. It is spicy and fierce. In my opinion this scent is best for special occasions or evenings out. Although it is completely different from Fate woman, I do feel it has the same sweetness and warmth as its female version.
Conclusion: Amouage ‘Fate’ for women is a winner, a scent that can be worn for any occasion, its rich, luxurious but very subtle and sweet!
In the Netherlands you can visit parfumerie.nl to purchase Amouage fragrances. You can also visit them in Amsterdam (addresses are named online).
Other countries: amouage.com.