Material is not a mere study on Vanilla: it is Vanilla untamed and unleashed.
The opening shines under the angelic halo of Frankincense and Elemi, together rising in billows of light, their citrusy zest turning the material Vanilla Absolute into a hallowed balm.
They herald with a bright and golden hue the entrance of Benzoin melding into a cloud of Tonka Bean that covers like a shroud a tiaré-like Vanilla before its fall into a crackling pyre of dry woods.
The ambery purr of Labdanum, the cocoa-rich dampness of Patchouli and the animalic might of Oud highlight the dark side of their Queen, yet light still prevails through the honeyed-apricot flesh of a plush Osmanthus bloom steeped in a pool of White Musks ending the finale and taking Vanilla to a heavenly realm.
lcohol Denat, Parfum, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Limonene, Eugenol, Isoeugenol, Benzyl Cinnamate.
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 very talented Belgian Renaud Salmon, who has a high level track record in luxury , is the creative director of Amouage. The design and fragrances are based on the culture and scents of the Gulf States. Salmon’s signature approach is to pair the tradition with contemporay touches. 2024 marks the 40th birthday of the brand. To start the anniversary year a breathtaking light spectacle was projected on the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.