Once in a while, it’s fun to play those “what if?” games. For today: What if a very generous perfumed fairy godmother showed up on your doorstep and offered to give you three bottles of scent. The only catch? All three have to be from the same house and the scents have to be in current production.
So today let’s play with Amouage, in honor of their recent U.S. release of the gorgeously yellow bottled Sunshine.
I’ll go first. Right off the bat, I know I’ll have to have Memoir Woman, Interlude Woman and Lyric Woman, no wait — Ubar. But, but Lyric is so … Oh, dear, controversy already and we’ve hardly begun. Well, at any rate, all have really done right by my often-quirky skin and I enjoy immensely what each brings to the table.
Memoir, whose notes make it look like the kitchen sink scent of Amouage, rolls out a wonderfully absinthe-y, woody-floral-incense-y mix that seems to be a little bit of everything and is ever-changing, much like a kaleidoscope. The body cream brings the same kind of burst, but dialed down to a softly muted color show.
Interlude Woman’s twists, turns and gyrations give me an intellectual relationship with my wrist and really make me appreciate the complexity and thought the perfumer and company put into it. Never a dull moment when Interlude is in the house and on the skin. I never want to be without this stimulating, thought-provoking perfume.
My third choice originally was Lyric Woman, an amazing scent that Suzanne, a lovely perfume pal brought to my attention. It’s such a wonderful, richly spiced rose, and I love the body cream as well (waves to Musette who turned me on to it). Having Lyric on my list is really saying a lot, considering I’m a reformed rose hater.
But then Ms. S. sent Ubar sailing into my orbit. One spritz of this and I was swooning. Something about the interplay between the lemon, LOV, jasmine and sandalwood just lit up the pleasure center of my brain like the Fourth of July. This beauty smells like nothing else I’ve encountered and it has a grandeur about it that pulls me in every time, even more so than Gold. So the decision is in: Ubar has unseated (but not without a scuffle) Lyric Woman.
I have other Amouage scents I really, really like, and I see the ones I didn’t choose giving me dirty looks. I’d hate to be without those lovelies, but the fairy godmother says a limit of three, please. 🙂
What about you – what would be your three-fer from Amouage?