Amouage Interlude Man Fragrance Eau de Parfum units up with a spicy, extra fragrant opening with minty oregano that’s cooler, dusty, and nearly dry, earlier than leather-based and smoky incense emerge. The perfume grew to become more and more resinous and balsamic over time with spiced, fragrant woods, deep, golden amber, and plenty of incense. It’s described merely as a “spicy and woody perfume” with the next notes:
- high notes: bergamot, oregano, pimento berry oil
- coronary heart notes: amber, frankincense, cistus, opoponax
- base notes: leather-based, agarwood smoke, patchouli, sandalwood
It opened with vibrant, zesty bergamot and earthy, minty oregano with gentle wafts of amber and incense that created an opulent, spicy and fragrant starting. Wealthy, golden amber, frankincense, and resinous opoponax joined swiftly whereas the bergamot receded and the oregano gave a way of coolness to the scent. There was an impression of dustiness, dry and a bit of stale, that later morphed into dry leather-based and smoke. It was fragrant, spiced, and woody with leathery undertones.
The balsamic tones amplified and added extra resinous sweetness together with candy, smoky incense that began to cover the leather-based after quarter-hour of growth. Amongst the leather-based, there was nonetheless a way of drier woods. An hour in, Interlude Man was deeply resinous, stuffed with fragrant woods, and smoky incense.
From their, the event was extra linear than transformative, which led to a drydown that was softly spiced, creamy woods with smoky incense, heavy resins, and patchouli.
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 aware of when a assessment was made, e.g. a assessment 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 12 hours earlier than it was fairly tough to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage was reasonable for the primary hour, whereas the projection was reasonable for 2 hours earlier than each had been nearer to the physique/pores and skin.
I actually loved this, and it’s one thing I’ll positively save to re-sample afterward. I feel it’s shut sufficient to another fragrances that I like and already personal, and whereas I beloved it on (saved smelling myself extra usually than strictly mandatory for assessment!), the worth level is having me bide my time and assume by it extra fastidiously.
- 50ml for $265
- 100ml for $360
- 0.7ml pattern for $4