Amouage Myths are this year’s (2016) Amouage release. Centered around surrealism, both make me think a little of Amouage Interlude. Not because they smell the same, but because there is a gentle discordance pulsing through them that draws you in, discovering more about the fragrance.
Yeah, they are both great.
Amouage Myths Woman has notes of narcissus, violet leaves, galbanum, carnation, patchouli, ambergris accord, leather, moss and musk. It is a green floral that opens with a lovely galbanum and violet leaf. Mossy green starts rounding and roughing this up, turning over forkfuls of hay (narcissus), leather and earth. Patience as you wait for the florals to unfurl and tame some of that rich, loamy, mossy leather. This one had less discord than Amouage Myths Man, but there is some pieces that don’t want to quite fit together, but it makes it no less beautiful for the parts that won’t fit together but can sit side by side.
Amouage Myths Man has notes of chrysanthemum, orris, rum, rose, vetiver, elemi, labdanum, ashes and leather. I mean, I’m lost just in the note listing. Chrysanthemum and elemi are two of my favorite too little used and loved perfume notes. It opens rich with rum, incense, leather and vetiver. Just when you are pretty content with that, the deeply melancholy chrysanthemum breaks through with hints of the lemon from the elemi. Discordant, unique. There is a bit of a Serge Lutens de Profundis feel to this, but mostly because of the chrysanthemum, I’ve decided. The rum in the drydown gives it a charming twist
I love both for different reasons, but Amouage Myths Man has something special. Maybe it’s just my deep love of Chrysanthemum speaking. I find them both to be unisex, so don’t let the Man or Woman tag dissuade you from looking at either.
Really beautiful additions to this line. Given how many scents are in this line, these are both unique and different and have not been done by Amouage yet.
Winners of the Jo Malone Rare Teas sample sets – Sherry B and Mikasminion. Just click on Drop Us a Note at the top, send me an e-mail, remind me of what you won and get me your mailing address. I’ll send you a quick e-mail to let you know I got your e-mail and it didn’t land in a spam filter and then get it on the way to you.
I’ll do a giveaway drawing from commenters on this, four sample sets of the two perfumes. Just drop a comment to be entered. Which do you think you’d like more?