A sublime union of extreme concentration and extended aging, this iconic creation becomes all the more extraordinary.
With an exceptional 56% perfume oil concentration, Epic 56 Woman revisits the legends of the Silk Road, uncovering a deeper story of the critically-acclaimed Epic Eau de Parfum. After close to five months of aging, the quality of its signature notes – Rose, Spices, Frankincense and Woods – is accentuated by a deeper and more complex ambery construction, leaving a lasting impression on the senses.
What makes Epic 56 Woman an “Exceptional Extrait”?
A fragrance is usually a mix of a concentrate (containing fragrant oils) and an alcoholic base. Some fragrances can also contain a bit of water and additives like liquid UV filters, stabilizers or colourants. Therefore, fragrances with a higher fragrance concentration contain more perfume oils and less alcohol, and vice-versa.
Usually, a higher perfume oil concentration means an increased performance of the fragrance (particularly longer lasting scent) – but the impact of oil concentration is much more complex and varies depending on each formula.
Eau de Cologne (EDC) 3% – 10% oils
Eau de Toilette (EDT) 5% – 15% oils
Eau de Parfum (EDP) 15% – 20% oils
Parfum / Extrait 20% – 30% oils
Amouage Epic 56 Woman – 56% exceptional oils
Amouage is the brainchild of Qaboos Bin Said, the Sultan of Oman. He gave the order in 1983 to launch a perfume brand that captures, protects and preserves Oman’s age-old perfumery traditions. Amouage means “wave” in Arabic. The name was also chosen because of its uncanny resemblance to the French word for love, “Amour”. The flamboyant Christopher Chong, a former opera singer, is the creative director of Amouage. The design and fragrances are based on the culture of the Gulf States. Refinement and exclusivity are top priorities for this brand. In addition, it is one of the most expensive perfume brands in the world. Amouage has also produced a range of bath products, scented candles, room sprays and a collection of leather garments that are made (by hand) in Florence.