We will get to the Amouage Fate perfume review – Butfirst! (practicing for Big Brother season) We have winners from the last two posts.
- Winners of the Le Labo sample set – Violetesse, Ncmyers, Caroline and helical gnome.
- Winners of the Iris sample set – annamaria and RuthF
Just click on the Drop us a Note at the top of the blog or e-mail me at patty at perfumeposse dawtcom (taking out all the spooging stuff to cut down on my spam), remind me of what you’ve won and give me your address, I’ll confirm quickly that I got your note so you know you didn’t land in my spamtraps, and I’ll get your prizes mailed out to you.
Amouage Fate is releasing for both men and women in June 2013 or a least summer, but I think pretty soon, and it is the finale of the first cycle of the Amouage narrative.
Amouage Fate Woman is an oriental chypre with notes of frankincense, oakmoss, leather, bergamot, cinnamon, chili, pepper rose, narcissus, jasmine, labdanum, vanilla, frankincense, benzoin, castoreum and patchouli. This one has me mystified in the best possible way. Huffing chili and cinnamon on the open, you think it’s going one thing, but quickly the incense and rose bow up and — oh, well, this is something else! We aren’t done yet. Narcissus and vanilla chime in, adding a weird softness to the spices and incense. What is this? This is something completely different. The same way I found Interlude and Beloved happily morphing enigmas that captivated me, Amouage Fate does the same – constantly intrigues me, and just when I tire of it a little, it changes into something new. I’m pretty sure I could take Fate, Interlude and Beloved on the fabled rocket ship off the earth and think I had a wardrobe of 40 scents. I could go through changes, but why? You need to just experience it because likely it will change differently on everyone else
Amouage Fate Man is a spicy woods fragrance with notes of citrus, absinth, ginger, rose, frankincense, cedarwood, sandalwood, musk, liquorice, tonka bean, mandarin, saffron, cumin, everlasting flower, lavandin, cistus, copahu and labdanum. Ohmy, there is a lovely little cumin kick on the open. Created by Karine Vinchon-Spehner, it is a cacophony of smells on the open, nothing winning, nothing losing, each wanting heard for a moment. And unfortunately, a material/note used in most of the men’s fragrances rears up and wipes it all out in alcohol smell – anyone have a guess on what that is? I never get it in the women’s fragrances, but I do I more than half of the men’s. Which so sucks for me and makes me so mad at my nose for being like that because this one was totally doing it for me. Mark has a more coherent review since he can smell the whole thing, and I get even madder after reading his review of it because all I could smell and what he said says this thing is gorgeous.
I’ve become a big fan of the direction Amouage is going in and has been going in under the direction of Christopher Chong, and Amouage Fate is another great perfume that complete fits this line and the emerging complexity. What leaves me all twitterpated is what the explanation of Fate means? If this is the finale in the first cycle, what comes next?! Whatever is next will be interesting. In today’s perfume world full of the vapid and boring, that speaks volumes, and this is one of the few perfume lines that I can’t bring myself to complain too loudly about the price.
Of course we have a giveaway! Amouage did supply the perfume for me to review, and I have enough left to do six sample sets of Amouage Fate Men and Women to commenters. So what do you think comes next for Amouage? What have you liked most from the past? Winners will be announced next week, July 1!