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The Library Collection Opus IX Amouage for women and men

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The Library Collection Opus IX by Amouage is a Oriental fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. The Library Collection Opus IX was launched in 2015. Top notes are camelia, jasmine and black pepper; middle notes are guaiac wood, leather and beeswax; base notes are vetiver, ambergris and civet.

Perfume rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 91 votes.

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Camelia Jasmine Black Pepper

Middle Notes
Guaiac Wood Leather Beeswax

Base Notes
Vetiver Ambergris Civet

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The Library Collection Opus IX Fragrance Reviews

M.Ahmadi
M.Ahmadi

یک نفر هست که از پنجره‌ها / نرم و آهسته مرا می خواند
گرمی لهجه بارانی او / تا ابد توی دلم می ماند
یک نفر هست که در پرده شب / طرح لبخند سپیدش پیداست‌
مثل دوران خوش کودکیم‌ / پر ز عطر نفس شب‌بوهاست‌
The Library Collection Opus IX Amouage
روزی را که برای خرید عطر اونتوس به یک عطر فروشی رفته بودم، کاملا به یاد دارم. به نظرم از اقبال خوش من بود که در آن فروشکاه اونتوس موجود نبود و کاملا اتفاقی من با این شاهکار آمواژ دست دوستی دادم. چون عطر جدیدی بود، هیچ اطلاعاتی در مورد آن نداشتم ولی مثل همیشه به آمواژ اعتماد کردم.
از لحظه ای که این عطر رو روی پوستم اسپری می کنم، تا چند دقیقه هیچ نتی قابل کشف نیست. کاملا مرموز و در هم پیچیده. شاید این پیچیدگی نشان از این دارد که هر کسی شایستگی پی بردن به اسرار این عطر را ندارد. همین عامل است که باعث می شود کسانی که در کنار شمایند، در عین گیجی و سرمستی ، خودشان را تا جایی که می توانند به شما نزدیک کنند تا بتوانند شانس خود را در گشودن این گره زیبا امتحان کنند. پس مطمئن باشید کسی نمی تواند در لحظه، نظرش را نسبت به این عطر به شما بگوید.
پس از این عشق بازی و گره گشایی، گل یاس و کاملیا کاملا آمیخته با هم دور شما می رقصند. بوی یاس این عطر کاملا ملایم است و به نظر من با این هدف در این عطر قرار داده شده تا در کنار رایحه عسل و عنبر خود نمایی کند. از دل این رنگ های روشن و فضای شیرین، بوی جسورانه فلفل شما را قدری جدی نشان می دهد تا اطرافیان کاملا به شخصیت محکم و دو بعدی شما پی ببرند. این عطر لوکس از جمله عطر هایی است که برای استفاده از آن نیاز به «تقوا» دارید! ... بله تقوا. ترکیب مشک، عنبر و یاس در این عطر آن قدر دل رباست که شهوت را در دل شما و دوستان شما شعله ور می کند. حسی که هیچ یک از نت های این عطر قادر به خاموش کردن آن نیست.
روح خود را به این عطر بسپارید تا در سرمای زمستان، قلب شما را به گرم ترین حال و هوا پرواز دهد.

Jun
23
2016
Ouch!
Ouch!

Gosh this fragrance is EVERYTHING! It's too much all at once and that's it's charm. Of all the Amouage fragrances I have tried nothing comes close (yet). It's the first one that has compelled me to get a full bottle.

Animalic? Yes, sometimes subtle animalic, and sometimes jasmine bomb infused animalic. It depends on the weather and my nose.

This stuff is heavy, it smells very obviously Arabian, but thankfully with zero oud. So many Arabian fragrances have the signature oud backdrop so, it's refreshing to feel this exotic opulent fragrance in all it's glory not relying on oud.

It feels almost dirty for a while, carnal... a rich white crisp floral with a dry woody backdrop.

It's over the top. It doesn't fit an occasion or an outfit..none of that. It's one spray, loud civet animal jasmine dancing around Arabian themes. Rough and smooth at the same time and so incredibly complex. It smells peppery from the nozzle, but sings on the skin.

VERY hard to put into words other than, powerful, raw animalic flowers. It smells like a rich bitch haha.

I wish I had a better nose to be able to pick it apart but some fragrances just stump you, no words needed. Just bathe in it's opulence. :)

May
29
2016
M.Ahmadi
M.Ahmadi

در طول مدت 5 ماهه ای که از این عطر استفاده کرده ام، سه نفر مرا متهم به استفاده از حشره کش کردن و دو نفر هم عاشق نت میانی و پایانیش شدن. نت آغازینش اصلا خوب نیست ولی نت میانی و پایانی اون خیلی عالیه. اگه قصد خرید این عطر رو دارید، بهتره نیم ساعت قبل از خروج از منزل از اون استفاده کنید.

Mar
28
2016
Mojtabaa
Mojtabaa

I will call Opus IX mainly an ambery(ambergris) floral perfume with a touch of animalic-leathery undertone. Do not expect a rough, serious and dark animalic perfume.

A very strong floral openning due to the powerful presence of jasmine.
This openning and the powerful jasmine is the main reason for many to put Opus IX aside. If you can tolerate it and wait a few hours you'll reach to a stage in which Opus IX shows its delicate and rather soft aspect with a hint of animalic-leathery scent. But the point is that jasmine is present from the beginning till the drydown, so if you don't like jasmine, forget about Opus IX.

The salty-sweet ambergris is rather strong here just beside jasmine.

The beeswax here gives a waxy sticky sense to opus IX. I don't like that waxy aspect here. Guaiac wood is not discerable easilly but it seems it gives a slight smokey sense to the whole composition and reduces the ultra brightness of jasmine. Guaiac is supported by vetiver in the base.

An interesing fact about Camelia is that it is in fact an odorless flower and Camelia note here is a fantasazied floral smell that is discernible beside jasmine in the composition, a soft sweet floral smell.

Jan
22
2016
mmmmgood
mmmmgood

this is Jean Patou/JOY, and Amouage/Gold Pour Homme, on steroids, with more of a masculine/peppery slant than JOY or either of the Amouage Gold frags...right up my alley, but just a bit too steep for me, right now. However one of the things I love about the House of Amouage, is how relevant and authentic their scents smell, even after the pricepoints drop...and they always do. You just have to be a little patient, is all. Trust me, they want common folk to buy their stuff. They're not as stuck up as many think..

Id also like to say, despite remarks to the contrary, their reformulations with MOST of their scents, remain loyal to the originals. There aint much of a gap between one of the originals and a subsequent reform'. I bought a reformulation of Gold for Men off of the Amouage site (my first venture into the exotic World of Amouage), and the bottle with the magnetic cap, was just as legit as the original that I smelled about a year before I bought my first perfume from Amouage.

The longevity of the original Gold, that I saw and sampled at "Scent Bar" in LA, lasted an obscene length of time...pushing past 16 hrs (after a shower), EASILY. The reformulation that I bought off the site, lasted a very solid 13 hrs. So, if a 3 hour difference between a vintage and a reformulation, is deemed "a bad thing" because it doesnt give you the near 24 hours that the original gives you, I would argue that the folks complaining, have entirely too much time on their hands, lol.....no one is going to walk up to you in public, after identifying what you're wearing, to tell you "in 13 hrs, that fragrance you're wearing, is going to get pretty faint, dude"...

So, with Opus IX, if you liked/loved Gold for women or men, you will love this as well, unless you dont like how the longevity DOUBLES, once you spray this on you. Its not trying to fool you..it simply is, what it is. A very heavy, white floral/musky, funky, powdery perfume, with a peppery overlay.

there was a time, when I would only wear 'Gold' on more formal fragrances, until I just fell in love with it. So, I dont operate like that anymore. If Im 'feeling' a particular perfume, dammit, Im going to wear it, even if Im stuck in an elevator full of SWAT law enforcement and a gaggle of DEA roughnecks. And you can take that to the bank, partner.

Jan
10
2016
SuzySchnabel
SuzySchnabel

SeZyVeX, I'm glad more realistic analists like you start slowly to show up on this scent , first because it's not at all frightening 'animalistic', just takes time to aquaint to because of massive new chemicals we're not used and secondly because of the 'money' you mentioned: I believe in patience-exercises till your 'luck' shows up so you can buy these too expensive scents ( all 'niches') We should learn to wait till our desired object comes to us instead of the opposite. A law of nature like gravity's , and sooner or later we all get ( un-) lucky. This enabled me to eventually afford this one and I didn't even want it..I'm glad because I'm convinced of it's importance as reference for future 'animal-chemical-revivals', and secondly : for the few who like me love and miss some old 'powerhouse-animals' like vintage Shocking or Antilope ( relaxed genuine 'furs', not at all 'hard'-leathers just smooth as human skins )...BUT can't find modern 'replacements' , because of 'animosity'/unability to smell almost any modern leather at all ( Shalimar ? Come on, guys.. ) Scents like OPUS IX are just relatives of old 'civets' but now has to be made with modern ingredients like costus, ambroxine and loads of ISO ecc, ..in this regard Arpege is interesting( see my review ) because of it's chemical resemblence but the difference IMO is that Arpege is STILL changing / becoming weaker, while OPUS IX is as 'bold' and fixed now as it was months ago.......It's my 'humble/ honest opinion, but a legitimate one since I'm convinced of not standing alone in this leathery 'black hole'. If you search right now a modern leather/animalic, give it a chance, that's all.

Dec
30
2015
amirali0072000
amirali0072000

Amazing..The bottle is gorgeous. . it's definitely a romantic nocturnal scent.this is one of my fav perfume..a long lasting fragrance
سمبل ارحینالشو دارم..طالبین پبام خصوصی بدهد

Nov
24
2015
framorena
framorena

I needed to wear this four times to start to appreciate.
Now,I don't want to say something about its beauty, or the notes, or the pyramid, or evolution, or sillage and longevity, You already did, and it was a very good job.
I just want to say I' m crazy about perfumes, I can't live without trying, and sniffing, and trying new perfumes again; but, if you told me I can just wear a perfume for the rest of my life, this would be that one.
Not only for the emotion it gives to me, but also because I'm sure it would never bore me.

Nov
20
2015
demby
demby

opuS IX de amouage es una bomba de jazmín animalesco , es grandioso así como lo imagine....
es fuerte y oscuro a tal grado que es un poco molesto, lo importante es que pasan las horas y el jazmín que es maravilloso sigue siempre ahí
otro éxito mas para amouage

Nov
07
2015
farang
farang

Hmm...interesting. I actually like it quite a lot. It reminds me of JOY - with a floral-civet combo. But this is louder than JOY and jasmine-civet is in the front. There may be other notes such as a bit of rose and wood and even leather, but they hide behind the explosion of jasmine-civet. 'Camelia' is just a concept with no reality to it.

I like it! It has character and enormous sillage. This is no wimpy fragrance.

I am not sure if it is really unisex or leans towards feminine or even the masculine spectrum. Try for yourself and find out.

Nov
06
2015
SuzySchnabel
SuzySchnabel

This is something really special and I've struggled 2 months with it, in the beginning I couldn't wear it and had to wash it off. Due to the so-called 'camelia'-fantasy that I already had met in my modern Arpege 3 months ago ! ( I'd to put it to 'rest'without cap for 1,5 mnths, only then the 'burning rubber'was almost gone and something was left that is exactly like the 'difficult note'of opus 9, the çamelia'. When I ache for a softer Opus 9 I just use Arpege. .)
Burning rubber + plastic and on top an ambergris that went too heavy on my head...That was then.
Now I love it and 'understand' it..Two full sprays is the max. It's totally original, I get the -fantasy-camelia and LOTS of leather right on from the start! ( Me! I never ever smell leathers, not in Cabochard, Miss Dior Vintage, Shalimar, Bandit, and many others considered by others as leathery, not me ) And this makes me very happy, to wear 'my first' leather, every 7-10 days or so.
It's a great composition, so complete and round and warm..It's not at all an oriental but a true classic 'european', elegant because of the white flower note, warm because of the ambergris + civet + honey, and still it's fresh without falling apart. ( + longevity 24 hrs )
A little 'linear' but so lingering and luxurious as my minkcoat on naked skin ( vintage don't worry )
I've never smelled something that reminds me of this and I must say, it did cost me efforts + time, but now she's jusst part of 'me' ! Masterpiece.
Vote: 10/10. Modern substitute for Zibeline?
P.S. Although it's unisex, to me it's super feminine and it enhances me as a woman..
P.S. I don't get the jasmine, fortunetly, I get an amazing blend of just sweet ambroxet + civet/castor

Oct
08
2015
velb95
velb95

IT. Credo che questo profumo sia più maschile che femminile. L'ho provato per la prima volta alla fiera dei profumi di nicchia a Firenze (13ª edizione di Fragranze nel 2015). Questo è uno dei pochi profumi che contiene l'aroma di miele (perché la camelia, tra l'altro non ha alcun aroma) e non crea una sensazione di pura femminilità. Immagino che il segreto è nella miscela di vetiver, zibetto e gelsomino, che lo rendono assolutamente maschile. Il miele crea soltanto un'idea di femminilità, che in più o in meno sia nascosta dentro ogni maschio. Assolutamente perfetto per la linea Opus di Amouage, che assomiglia a una biblioteca dei profumi e che contiene ora 9 "libri" profumati, ognuno con la propria storia. Infatti, Opus IX, anche se fosse creato pensando La Traviata, potrebbe piuttosto prendere il nome "Il maschio e il suo alter ego".

EN. I believe that this perfume is more masculine than feminine. I found it for the first time at the niche fragrances exhibition in Florence (the 13-th edition of "Fragranze" in 2015). This is one of the few fragrances that contains the aroma of honey (because the camellia, by the way has no scent) and doesn't create a feeling of pure femininity. I guess that the secret is in the blend of vetiver, civet and jasmine, which is absolutely masculine. Honey just creates an idea of femininity, which more or less exist inside every male. Absolutely perfect for the Opus line of Amouage, which is some kind of the library of scents, that contains now 9 "books," each of them has its own history. In fact, Opus IX, even if it was created in memory of La Traviata, really could be named "The male and his alter ego."

Sep
12
2015
Hotaxis
Hotaxis

مگنولیا، رایحه خوشبختی
تصور خوشبختی آسان است ولی رسیدن به آن خواهان مبارزه با اهریمن است ، مشک زباد(سیوت) و تلخی چرم، دو رایحه ای که مگنولیا را به چالش میکشد
تلاطم رایحه خوشبختی و اهریمن حیوانی چه احساس برانگیز است
خرد به فریاد خوشبختی می آید و رایحه عود الأنبیاء(گایاک) نقش آفرین تداوم مگنولیا میگردد
در پایان رایحه غرورآفرین عنبر سائل پیروزی مگنولیا را ستایش میکند
عدد 9 رمز موفقیت و خوشبختی زندگی است. سپاس از تو آمواژ که تناسبی شگرف میان مفاهیم اعداد و رایحه ها خلق نموده ای

رایحه: 7/10
پخش: 4/10
دوام: 8/10
پیچیدگی: 6/10
یگانگی: 8/10

سپاس از جناب کاظمیان(مدیریت فروشگاه نوبهار)برای سمپل افیشال


Magnolia: happiness aroma;
Imagination of happiness is easy but acheiving it needs struggle with demon. Civet musk and leather bitterness are two scents that challenge Magnolia. Impressive!, turbulence between happiness scent and animal demon is. Wisdom comes to help happiness and Guaiac scent causes the Magnolia continuation. At last Ambergris proud scent praises Magnolia success.

The number 9 is the secret of success and happiness in life. Thanks to Amouage sothat you have created proportionality between numbers concepts and scents.

Scent: 7/10
Projection: 4/10
Longevity: 8/10
Versatility: 6/10
Uniqueness: 8/10

Thanks to Mr. Kazemian (Store Manager of Nobahar) for the official sample.

Aug
27
2015
kxnaiades
kxnaiades

A dirtied white floral that instead of bearing the letter "A", she is cloaked in flaming red like her personality, bold and passionate with a hint of tragedy. The animalic aspect is very distinct without being overpowering and blends smoothly with honeyed jasmine. It does feel like the personality of a woman who has travelled a more hedonistic path compared to her compatriots and brings to mind the song, "I've never been to Me". It feels warm and vibrant yet there is an unshakable shadow of melancholy. There is the faintest pepper lightly dusted over to unite them all like the bits and pieces of a jet set lifestyle mentioned in the lyrics of the song interspersed with longings for a prosaic life. Huge projection and very good longevity.

Aug
26
2015
nonsisa
nonsisa

Opus IX is a nice flowery scent with a little leather and civet pepped in. The animalic part is so refined that its being far from disgusting unlike in other perfumes. You can also get a slight hint of honey from it. Ambergis and guaiac wood are almost untracable. To sum it up an intriguing smell leaning toward the female gender. Well done.

Aug
26
2015
hellafox
hellafox

Caught my attention and admiration with the initial complicated floral notes. After wearing a few minutes the flowers were overwhelmed by a darker musk and an unpleasant note. I considered washing it off but didn't have time, and after an hour or so the musk calmed down to pair with the florals and has resulted in a lovely deeper complex slightly ambergris/vetiver that I like quite a bit. I'm not in love with it but it is a beautiful scent that I will wear on formal occasions.

Aug
07
2015
KIELECKI
KIELECKI

most realistic jasmine smell that has that animalistic edge. Very nice, beast mode, go easy on the sprayer.

Jul
29
2015
Roge'
Roge'

@Originaldeftom- I'm gonna contact Fragrantica to see if i can add another balloon to your review. Realistically, you should have about 27 of em..Anyway, let me tell you about... this....fragrance....here..Man ole man (*sighs*)...This is why i signed up. I jumped into this hobby head first to discover fragrances such as this. Opus IX is like the white haired sensei in a karate movie. From a small demonstration, you know he's a badass. Look above...you notice something? Check out the "This perfume reminds me of" section. Yeah...exactly..this reminds you of nothing! The more fragrances that you have in your collection, the more you can appreciate this scent. Although this red animal is glamorous, i wouldn't necessarily call it a picturesque perfume. This is bewildering, mystifying, ostentatious and downright inebriating. One of the few fragrances out there that has favorable civet and jasmine which manages to be buddy-buddy throughout the entire duration. Don't let the camelia and jasmine fool ya, perfect enough for a man to wear. This has $355 dollar longevity. I'm talking take a shower and it's still there kind of durability. I can go on and on about Opus IX..Just know that if you can afford the price tag, make sure you check it out.

Jul
26
2015
acidnbase
acidnbase

First impression:

Gorgeous! Not the typical Amouage, i would agree.. I haven't smelled camelia but i do get jasmine right off the bat.. It's sensual, addictive.. After an hour or so, it toned down and I was anticipating for the "dirty side" to kick in.. Well, i was delighted! The civet in here seems to work well with my skin coz it didn't turn out to be skanky or urine-like.. Opus IX is completely unisex IMO, don't be fooled by the red bottle as the juice that it holds is a masterfully blended concoction.. Another great offering and addition to the Library Collection!

Jun
12
2015
majestic mammy
majestic mammy

In my experience i found this to be a masculine jasmine. The dry down is very similar to the former attar bahjah by amouage the scent is very light but longevity is pretty good.
This is nice not a favorite but nice.
Would i want it-no
Would it smell nice on a man- yes.
Opus library is nice. The real beauty lies in how does a scent work for him or her. It is a new take on jasmine for sure

Jun
10
2015
myra83
myra83

originaldeftor i also sampled this opus9 today thanxz to amouage malaysia. its tottaly difrend smell from other amouage library line i detect a sour rose may be its camelia and slightly powdery at first spray. personaly i like this smell its beautiful... ending note civet hidinh behind powdery woody. but a big frastated with amouage nowdays longevity sooo poor but silage as usual for amouage... big mistake ever for reduce some ingrediant make amouage not luxarious anymore for longevity.. deeply sad what cistopher chong did.. ruine all amouage longevity quality. even i wore interlude men for old version last about more than 12 hours in hot humidity weather like malaysia... now after reformulation not more than 3 to 4 hours it disepear.. please bring back old formulation for all amouage line.. plz plz plz.....

Jun
07
2015
originaldeftom
originaldeftom

Sampled today for very first time in the world's famous department store.
It truly is loud and unusual, but of course in the usual AMOUAGE sophisticated manner.
First impression is peppery, spicy, weirdly aromatic, exotic, unusual, acquired taste....
Red is the colour associated with this scent, so is the bottle. I am thinking DIVA of the opera and of course the main inspiration for this creation was Maria Callas.

Think of big red shellac fingernails manicured to perfection, think of her rearranging a floral vase of red roses while humming an aria, then suddenly she pierces her finger on a thorn. Blood dropping on a love letter she is writing with an expensive custom made fountain pen.
She signs it and licks the gummed envelope, finishing it off with a few drops from the red wax candle. Her seal ring firmly presses onto the drying wax...So much emotion, pain, joy, melancholy, and passion enraptured in this scent.

I would go as far as saying this might be the new modern replacement for YSL "Opium" that of course is an entirely different scent, but I think both are Divas of the perfume world.

Not sure I have ever smelled a scented Camellia, but the plant is both tough, yet sensitive (to sun and frost). Most certainly the animalic notes of civet, ambergris and leather are the main theme here, underpinned by a peppery jasmine floral start and that earthy, vetiver/ gaiac wood complex that makes for such an aromatic concoction.

Another Amouage masterpiece. To be worn only by black haired strong yet passionate, loving women who wear a lot of black and red.

Don't mess with her!! She is fierce! .....from a bygone era. They don't make divas like her any longer. She lives on the applause......

Smells like nothing you have smelled before, I guarantee you.

10/10. Hands down.

May
31
2015

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