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The Library Collection Opus VII Amouage for women and men

The Library Collection Opus VII Amouage for women and men
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Luxury perfume house Amouage has announced the newest "volume" in its Library Collection, Opus VII. The new fragrance, in keeping with the Library Collection's defiance of categorization, gendered marketing and fragrance trends, offers a mix of spices atop traditional oriental and leather notes. The official description from Amouage indicates Opus VII will be "a green woody and leather fragrance evoking the juxtaposition of harmony with the intensity of recklessness."

The Library Collection Opus VII by Amouage is an Aromatic Green fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. The Library Collection Opus VII was launched in 2013. The Library Collection Opus VII was created by Alberto Morillas and Pierre Negrin. The fragrance features galbanum, pink pepper, cardamom, fenugreek, nutmeg, amber, agarwood (oud), patchouli, leather, ambergris, costus, musk, sandalwood, olibanum and cypriol oil or nagarmotha.

Perfume rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 237 votes.

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Galbanum Pink Pepper Cardamom Fenugreek Nutmeg Amber Agarwood (Oud) Patchouli Leather Ambergris Costus Musk Sandalwood Olibanum Cypriol Oil or Nagarmotha

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The Library Collection Opus VII Fragrance Reviews

rakan1985
rakan1985

scent : 9/10
sillage : 9/10
longevity :10/10
100% night fragrance

Jul
28
2016
luxbuyer
luxbuyer

"اُپِس 7"


رایحه ای مرموز و اسرار آمیز، ترکیبی فوق العاده از بوهای متضاد، تاریک، سبز و قدرتمند.
در طبیعت گیاهی موجود هست که در ایران به اون باریجه گفته میشه، صمغ این گیاه بویی تلخ، تند و تاریک داره، علاوه بر خواص طبی متعدد، در صنعت عطرسازی هم بسیار ازش استفاده میشه.
عطرسازان حرفه ای هنر خود را در ترکیب رایحه این صمغ با سایر مواد معطر به نمایش می گذارن، عطر فرنچ لاور از برند فردریک مال و عطر لریک مردونه از امواج نمونه هایی زیبا از این ترکیب هستند.
آلبرتو موریلس یکی از ماهرترین عطرسازان دنیا تونسته با ابتکار بسیار هنرمندانه خود درکاربرد این صمغ، چهره ای قدرتمند وجذاب را در این عطر نمایان کنه.
معمولا عطرهای مردونه وجذاب رو از ترکیباتی مثل رایحه های چرم، دود، چوب عود و ادویه ها خلق می کنند، اما عطار ماهر این عطر تونسته با استفاده از باریجه و رایحه ی گیاهان آبزی عطری رو بسازه که نمایان گر یک مرد با جذبه اما شیک پوش، جدی اما مهربان، متفکر اما خوش گذران باشه.
واقعا اگر با دقت به تک تک رایحه های این عطر توجه بشه دنیایی از تفاوت ها و اضداد رو می شه حس کرد، براستی که اُپس 7 سمبل یک بوی پیچیده و کمپلکس هست.
عدد 7 همیشه نمایانگر بی انتهایی و قدرت بوده، تناسب رایحه های این عطر با دنیایی بی انتهاء و نامعلوم از رایحه های متضاد، واقعا شگرف آفرینه.

این عطر برای آب و هوای پائیزی و زمستانی طراحی شده وبازخورد فوق العاده همراه با پخش بو و دوام بسیار عالی رو در این ایام از سال به نمایش می گذاره.
توصیه می کنم در هوای گرم استفاده نکنید، نه لذتی برای خودتون داره و نه برای اطرافیان.

در پایان اگر رایحه ای خاص رو دوست دارید، اگر رایحه ای واقعا مردونه و قدرتمند و جذاب را مناسب خودتون می دونید، در انتخاب این عطر شک نکنید.

بررسی خود را بنویسید!

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(سایت لوکس بایر (با امکان تست سمپل

Jul
28
2016
gedlive
gedlive

It's been a long time since a fragrance wowed me, Opus VII does that. At some point I will get a bottle.
This is a powerful, well blended, polarizing concoction. This is truly "niche"- not main stream. It's like M-7, in that it could fall from popularity and be discontinued , then become a sought after classic.
(Alberto Morillas perfumer of M-7, and Opus VII.)

I thought Interlude Man was the perfect smooth, rich Oriental, Opus VII gives Interlude a good run...
It is dark, smooth, rich, earthy, green, cozy.

I remember one of the Library colection has a very sensual anamalic note, that was my first impression, dark, smooth, and rich, like Interlude Man, but greener and anamalic.
I'm guessing the anamalic accord is a combo of the leather and the exotic floral note. I read this has costus root and muscone (synthetic musc) that is responsible for the anamalic allure, as in vintage Kouros. Kafkaesque blog.
Also Cypriol is used here, that has been known as an aphrodisiac in India, also known as "nut grass", related to papyrus.

The Balsamic notes are slightly sweet, nutty, and very smooth. It didn't hit me as the Oud I know or that's listed. Not like M-7 or other ouds I know, whatever the Balsamic resins used, are very universally pleasant I would say; not like an Oud that would be off putting.
With the sweet, vanela, maple nuttiness, it is slightly gourmandise.
The Amouage frankincense/ incense is predominant in a very long lasting drydown.

Thinking about this some more, the note pyramid is quite correct, except the oud is very light, the bitter green Galbanum and cardamom are the two dominant green earthy notes. The cardamom reminded me of Oud-Wood. Opus VII is more bitter green and vegital than Oud-Wood, which is brighter, cleaner smelling. This has a leathery, bitter green vegital accord with the anamalic, that is very unique. Some will like it a lot, while others may find it unpleasant. So it's not a safe blind buy. The quality and blending are great, so from the notes and reviews, maybe you could make a safe purchase.
Tom Ford Oud Wood may be a more pleasant scent, but Opus VII is more wearable.

PS: I thought this was so unique, then I remembered I have another unique fragrance that is very similar: L'Artisan Noir Exquis. It has chesnuts, maple sap, tonka, vanela, ebony and sandalwood. Fenugreek is like maple, and Opus VII has a definite nutty tone. Opus is darker, and lasts much longer, so it's worth having both.

Rating: 9.5/10

God bless. John 3:16

Jul
11
2016
Hardi Hassan
Hardi Hassan

عطر غريب و جميل
اول شمه تذكرت مباشرة شطيرة شاورمة شامية بالبقدونس معدة بافضل جودة
لا تفهموني خطأ العطر جميل و ليس بالمنفر ابدا ولكن تركيبته جميله جدا و غير تقليدية
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A very strange and nice fragrance
Once I sniffed it I remembered a very well done Syrian Shawerma Sandwich with parsley
Do not get it wrong the scent is beautiful and not repellent at all but it is unusual beautiful blend.

May
31
2016
Mr Cornells
Mr Cornells

This is MY FIRST AMOUAGE PURCHASE (despite several urges to buy Interlude, Fate and Epic). I can't help but to revel in this cologne's olfactory beauty. To my nose, Opus VII opens with this inexplicably resinous acridity (perhaps it's the galbanum) that gradually morphs into a nice leathery-ambery-musky trail at the dry down! It's inimitably woody spicy, laced with some wimpy dose of Orientalism. Tho' marketed as "unisex", this won't work for all ladies (and gents) except, of course, you enjoy esoteric olfactory creations! Nice one Messrs Morillas and Negrin.

May
13
2016
Russian's man
Russian's man

Opus VII it's a dry green, resinous and spicy fragrance. It's one of the most complex fragrance that I have smelled. Then, it's very rich on nuances. IMO it's more masculine that feminine since it has a dryness remarkable.



The notes that I perceive more are galbanum, pink pepper, nutmeg, amber, patchouli, leather, ambergris and musk. The galbanum give a sour character. Sincerally, one of the fragrances of Amouage that more impressed me. Opus VII it's a sultry and unique fragrance. The only disadvantage apart from high price it's its low versatility.



Scent: 8
Longevity: 9
Projection: 8
Sillage: 8
Uniqueness: 8
Versatility: 5


Overall: 7,66

Apr
28
2016
fraenky
fraenky

The opening of this smells like hot salsa for nachos! :D

Mar
18
2016
mo_iz
mo_iz

the Dark Forest! green spicy,salty wood and gentle oud,just fantastic!

Mar
12
2016
DMS162002
DMS162002

I bought this based on the gorgeous review on the Kafkaesque blog and what a surprise. I have never smelled anything like this. It's green. I detect a distinct bay leaf note but this is also woody and incredibly smoky.It's like the sexiest peat bog you could ever wear. I never thought I could entertain a green fragrance until I smelled something as wild as Opus VII. That wildness is not chaos though, it is sleek, stealthy and predatory. Possibly the most unexpected and unique perfume I own.I was initially skeptical about the Opus Library.Firstly from the abstract, non-descript names (I,II, VI, what?) but I think I love them more than the "classic" Amouages. Buy this one. It will take you on an adventure.

Mar
08
2016
Shayan.k
Shayan.k

یه عطر فوق العاده عالی،بویی سنگین تاریک ،بم و تند که هیچ شیرینی توش وجود نداره.ترکیب عود با گیاهان تیره رنگ و ادویه جات.پخش و ماندگاری زیادی هم داره مثل بقیه کارای این خانه عطر.بیشتر بوی شور داره تا ترش،بوی خیلی عجیب و سنگینی داره،بوش در نت میانی تا حد زیادی شبیه زیتون های سیاه روی پیتزاست .در نت نهایی حالت پودری در عطر احساس میشه که دوست عزیزمون بسیار عالی اون رو به خاکستر تشبیه کردند

Jan
25
2016
ezequiel91
ezequiel91

Fantastic opening, totally bold. Love it. By then the dry down is completely disappoint: smells cheap, exactly like Fan di Fendi. I don't want to smell this cheap concept by any means.

Jan
15
2016
amirali0072000
amirali0072000

dark green scent...it is rich and complex perfume..
i like The dry-down its a complete and different .
unique and expensive smell..men and women love it..i love it..it has so complimente
سمبل ارحینالشو دارم..طالبین پبام خصوصی بدهد
ادکلن صد میل این شاهکار(بچکد سری اول) -پخش و ماندگاری مثل بمب جهت فروش میباشد.فقط طالبین پیام بدهند

Nov
25
2015
SuzySchnabel
SuzySchnabel

This is one of my favourite greens I like to wear just on daily basis for work and activities( but since that's a pity I'm carefull with the quantity left ).
Wish the bottle was full though, because it's versatile, it never disappoints you and it's never too heavy ( f.e. OPUS IX, that I couldn't wear every day ).
As I said earlier, I've difficulty smelling leather-accords and in this one there's NO leather ( in Opus IX there is ), that is: for me, zero. Also no ambergris ( and I'm good at smelling that one ) or maybe other animalistic-accords. It's just full-on green of every type with 'woods' and berch and fir, some resin and a few nice + edgy spices to give it a lift ( and keeping it lifting and together ) and the galbanum of course. Very easy going, I love it and consider it a real beauty-scent.
10/10 ( if in future I notice 'new' notes I'll come back to add them )

Oct
08
2015
z4m0lx3
z4m0lx3

Has anybody smelt something similar to this? I think it is quite unique.

Jun
22
2015
UdayLalan
UdayLalan

A very dark green scent. Different stages.
One of the best dry downs. Opening little
difficult to manage but the remaining part
is a different story. Its one of those
scents which you either love or hate
Four hours after spraying I got unexpected
compliments. It certainly has a great woodsy
drydown.

Dec
29
2015
Norbert F.
Norbert F.

The smokiest fragrance I´ve ever tried, first I hated it but now I started to appreciate it but I never want to wear it in public, it is more artistic than wearable, what I get from it is smoky oud / I have the official sample and it says agarwood smoke at the heart of the fragrance not actual agarwood / with something sweet in the background, and that´s it, as it started to drying down I get more sweetness but it stays smoky and woody, performance is oustanding 7,5/10

Dec
13
2014
michael.j
michael.j

Oh, how I wish this didn't smell like a burrito. Although cumin isn't listed as an ingredient, the net effect of the contents is a cumin accord powerful enough to prompt those around me to cover me in sour cream and salsa. Wretched stuff. And it's a shame because it would be spectacular without the taco seasoning.

Nov
10
2014
muzzbait
muzzbait

this is quite dense, dark and heavy, which is exactly what you want sometimes, but there's this ONE element that puts you off. i imagine it's the cypriol (don't know what it is or what it smells like), but it's way 'high' and a bit off. it kinda ruins it for me, which is a pity, cos i liked what was going on around it...

Nov
10
2014
muzzbait
muzzbait

this one is a bit of a departure from the other opus (opii...?) offerings...i get a dark, bitter green leaf (must be the 'cypriol'), leather, and some oud, which works quite well, but seems quite different from the previous opus scents. no bombastic herbaceousness, no intoxicating incense/resin, and certainly no woodsy goodness...nice, but quite un-opus-ey...

Sep
21
2014
Chostard
Chostard

@cheekycheek

In my review I indeed mentioned that I would consider this to be a masculine scent. I just have trouble envisioning a situation(like a date or some ballroom dancing event) for a female to wear this masterpiece.

But you are right, anytime, male or female, anyone that needs a boost to feel good and confident this perfume is ideal.

Kudos to you.

Best,
CH

Jul
31
2014
cheekychee
cheekychee

Alberto Morillas, co-creator of Opus VII describes this fragrance as
Sun on a stone.

I am a woman and Opus vii compliments my sometimes ultra feminine manners. I wear this as a daily escort as it gives me confidence to get my business done. So high quality, it has a healing. Ancient of days sort of vibe. magnificent fragrance!

Jul
31
2014
steve0580
steve0580

When I first sampled this, I thought it was horrid. It smelled like spicy body odor to me. However, I keep samples on my desk and every so often, I'll pick one up and just try it again.

Well, I tried it again and again and again and finally, it grew on me. Now, I've gone to an opening I hated to an opening I love. The drydown is very nice but the projection suffers a bit afterward, unless it's just me who has trouble smelling it.

If you like this fragrance but would prefer something lighter, Puredistance M has an amazing resemblence to it.

Jul
30
2014
Chostard
Chostard

I like many Amouages and dislike some. My favorites are Memoir, Honour, Beloved, and Epic. But Opus VII has moved to my # 1 Amouage. Lacks the projection and longevity of the typical Amouage. But this is a good thing, sillage and projection are medium and very good longevity(6-8hrs). You can definitely wear this to work.

The beauty of this puppy is the constant morphing scent throughout its lifetime. The opening is very reminiscent to FM's French Lover/Bois D'Orage. Very dry woody scent. After 1/2 hr I smell some mixture between Epic and Memoir. Then I can detect the beautiful Oud concoction that I am a sucker for. Very masculine sexy scent. Absolute masterpiece in my book.

I just tried Opus 7 and 8. I will try some other Opus, if I don't find anything to my tastes I will certainly buy a back-up bottle of Opus 7.

Jun
08
2014
alfarom
alfarom

Interesting opening, boring drydown.

Opus VII opens with a strident and sort of aggressive green galbanum accord paired with pepper and nutmeg while a rough-ish cardamom note provides delightful facets. Unfortunately the fragrance quickly turns into a *been there, done that* sugary sandalwood base pervaded by a thick woody / woodyamber-y presence.

I was so hopeful about Opus VII and the opening made me almost scream of joy but I'm getting really bored by these exhausting and uninspired bases. I'm starting to really believe this is the new direction of Amouage (especially when it comes to their masculine offerings).

Rating: 8/10 for the opening.
5/10 for the drydown

Mar
24
2014
moosa
moosa

I had chance to test this monster.I think this is the most unique amouage.This is not arabic at all ,you can smell high quality oud from beginning.longevity is good but i dont have any idea about projection.
anyway i like it:)
Update after wearing it for a few months:
in the beginnig i have to say this perfume does'nt have linear scent.at first you get dark and herbal smell which is so difficalt to describe..when you spray it from far enough you can get better scent.(for the beginning)
but it's just about the first hour of it and the rest is the same.
atfer about an hour the oud dominates the sillage and herbal scent is not as strong as beginning.
Good thing about it's that i never get used to it.It has moderate projection but longevity is incredinle,aven after taking shower it does'nt go away!

Mar
02
2014
ParfumFetiche
ParfumFetiche

This review is based on a decant. This one's complex. I don't have a trained nose to be able to identify all the notes. Right off the bat, I pick up some pink pepper, cardamom and nutmeg. These three are quite well-blended I feel. I also pick up one sweet note I'm not familiar with at this point. I guess it's fenugreek. After about 10 mins, cumin joins in. I'm surprised cumin is not listed in the notes breakdown as it's quite prominent. I generally don't mind cumin in fragrances but this one is a bit too much for my taste. It does tone down as time passes. As the scent evolves into the mid, it kinda reminds me of Opus VI with the amber+oud+sandalwood combo. It has above average projection and good longevity on my skin.

Feb
24
2014
OtroPoema
OtroPoema

A fantastic execution of the essence of Lamb Korma. If you like the idea of smelling like cumin and curry, this one is for you! No doubt this frag is made from the finest ingredients (as all Amouages are), but I will never understand the attraction of cumin as a prominent note in fragrance.

Feb
04
2014
rogson
rogson

This is a strong intense juice. The first smokey spicy blast is huge, almost like a campfire. When the heart opens up you can feel the true beauty of this one with leathery, smokey, spicy oud and a bit of cumin. Very well balanced but a bit difficult at first. The heart and drydown are lovely, breath-taking. Not what I would call an everyday fragrance but other fragrance lovers will find this unique and somewhat enchanting.

A little goes a very long way, use sparingly.

Dec
14
2013
Kain
Kain

I’ve tested 4 from opus line and this is the one that I came home with.
If you want a quality oud based fragrance with a great support of herbal and spicy notes, this will knock your socks off.
The opening of this fragrance is a dark and mysterious combination of oud, incense, I believe myrrh, strong herbal note and spices.
The scent is just pure darkness.
You may get some sort of powdery feeling as well, but I prefer calling it ashy. It’s not very strong but definitely you can feel it and only at the start.
The herbal cypriol note and spices are smooth and really well balanced. they are not in your face. It’s just oud that dominate.
Projection is not very strong and potent. You know, when you spray some of them like “Interlude Man”, they blow up like a nuclear bomb and the scent fills everywhere. this one is just a few steps back.
Very good projection by the way but do not except something like “Epic Man” or “Interlude Man”
The scent did not change in the mid, but in the base I’ve got slight changes.
The incense, spices and herbal note settled down and it’s only oud that remains with other notes in the background (you can smell them by the way)
The oud note smell quality and almost oily.
The scent is sweet but it’s very light and smooth.
As I said, projection is good (not great) and longevity is 8+ hours on my skin.
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Edit:
Something that I found about this fragrance is spraying less give you better result!
For me spraying 2-3 is enough.

یه عطر بسیار خوب و با کیفیت بر اساس رایحه عود که شخصا از رایحه اون بسیار لذت میبرم
رایحه ابتدایی این عطر با بوی تلخ و تاریک عود، کمی رایحه های گیاهی و کمی رایحه های ادویه ای شروع میشه
رایحه های ادویه ای حس ملایمی دارن و خیلی سنگین و عربی نیستن
یه حس خیلی ضعیف پودری هم میشه حس کرد اما شخصا به نظرم حسی شبیه به خاکستر داره
بوی عطر اصلا شیرین نیست و حس شرقی نداره. فقط رایحه تلخ و تاریک عود و کمی گیاه و کمی ادویه
پخش بوی عطر قویه هست اما مثل بعضی از عطرهای آمواژ مثل اینترلود یا اپیک مثل بمب نیست
با گذر زمان در رایحه میانی بوی عطر تغییری نمیکنه ولی در رایحه پایه بوی عطر تغییرات کمی میکنه
بوی ادویه و رایحه گیاهی تا حد زیادی ملایم میشن و رایحه عود حس قویتر و مشخص تری به خودش میگیره
رایحه عود کیفیت خیلی بالا و حسی روغنی مانند داره
بوی عطر کمی هم شیرینه اما ضعیفه
در کل کار بسیار با کیفیت و سنگین و تاریکی هست و جزو بهترین های سبک خودش
پخش بوش همونطور که گفتم خوبه (عالی نیست) و ماندگاری 8 ساعت و به بالا روی پوست داره

Nov
23
2013
mrs2241
mrs2241

تلخ ، دودی ، کمی ترش...
بوی تاریک و بسیار سنگینیه
تلخیشو میشه ته حلقت حس کنی

Nov
02
2013
s11005593
s11005593

very unique expensive smell...takes time to get used to but wow.........!

Oct
29
2013
Houdini4
Houdini4

Peppery, hard, very dry, spice is what hits you first and like a freight train!
The cardamom and fenugreek is huge and borderline unpleasant.
The theme with these fragrances are the top notes of dry spice exist as a thin veil which mellows and thins out further but never quite completely goes away until deep, deep into the drydown.
Somehow yet again Amouage have created something that conjures up all the imagery and feeling of the Middle East and yet again when the spice subsides a little after an hour or so the heart and base of the fragrance are revealed and it's wonderful!!!!
The Oud is lovely and works well in this composition.
Unfortunately this is the first and only one I've tried from the library collection but it seems like an educating and thoroughly worthwhile spin on the Amouage carousel.
Need more samples of the others.

Update: Having worn this again since my first review I have to say although I would never accuse any Amouage fragrance of being linear and not possessing depth, I couldn't get past that heavy cardamom opening. As this thing changes though you start to pick up on a creamy, Oud, sandalwood, definite leather coming through after the first hour or so and smoke it's really really really good!!! There's almost a sweetness coming from something deep under all that dark dark heaviness and it's also quite green too. Very complex, completely bonkers, almost satanic in its darkness I can just imagine Al Pacino wearing this in that devils advocate movie!

Oct
03
2013
thomasrainy
thomasrainy

The greenest scent that I have ever smelt. Incredibly deep, brutal and smokey green mixture with leather, incense and oud. It is very divisive, lot of people like it but more of them hate it. I like the aggressiveness of it but I couldn't wear it as a signature scent.

Sep
25
2013
zimmer73
zimmer73

I have worn this a couple of times now, after receiving a sample, but realize this is not a feminine scent at all..unless you are a dominatrix...Heavy and warm, strong on the oud, but definately something I would appreciate on my man..in the cold seasons.

Sep
22
2013
Mick_Trick
Mick_Trick

Opus VII arrives with a roaring dark green and bracing galbanum /fenugreek tour de force. After things settle and soften a little, a soft leathery accord reminiscent of soft new moccasins enters, while the spices dry off and become more diffusive. I also notice an accord that reminds me a little of scented plastic, ala ‘early 80’s My Little Pony’, it somehow snatches me back 30 years to my second year in school. During the heart phase I experience an apple jack like accord entering the fray, adding a little light and sweetness. I think this is formed as a composite of the green notes mixing with the ambergris and sandalwood. There is also a bone dry whispy agarwood smoke note hovering around, much as it was employed in Interlude. The drydown develops into a trinity of the leather accord (which seems to get more suedey as time passes), the ambergris/sandalwood accord (the sandalwood done in Amouage’s latest style – as for Opus VI, Fate, and Interlude), and the agarwood smoke. Although the galbanum/fenugreek notes are also still subtly present till the end. A very smooth and reassuring drydown.

Opus VII is like an enjoyable three course meal out at a great restaurant, with definite stages and little surprises that build and enhance the experience. Love the stuff.

Aug
20
2013
khankins1
khankins1

Definitely not my favorite Amouage. It is a complete departure from their norm. Basically Amouage's "Green" scent. It starts out like a smack of mace to the face. I assume that's the pink pepper. This and the smell of celery seed are immediately apparent. This dries down into a fresh grass/celery seed scent an hour then the oud and leather shows its head. I put this on at midnight, went to bed at 2, slept til 6:30, and took a shower and still smelt this on my wrist. By that point it was a smoky green scent. Definitely another, but different, beast from Amouage.
If you want to trade decants let me know.

Jul
06
2013
originaldeftom
originaldeftom

Whilst the ingredients read like a captivating thriller, I cannot simply make this one out as something I would ever wear....I guess I am way too flamboyant and conventional for this juice is truly breaking with tradition and convention.

I would call it the "devil's juice" for its bitterness and darkness.

This is truly for someone sinister, someone who has problems with rules, the law, other people, does not like to be pigeon-holed....

He might not be a serial killer but close second.

Phantomas would have smelled like this! James Bond's enemies, any Mafia member, .....you get the picture.

Not for me or any 'nice and lovely' person but this juice is made for someone who could kill someone (if they had to)!

Jul
05
2013
nonsisa
nonsisa

Don't know about the opening cause I got it on a test stripe but what remained was mostly Ambergis and Oud. Some patchouli, amber and olibanum and a hint of leather too.

This is top-notch as is customary with Amouage.

Jul
01
2013
JeanMaurice
JeanMaurice

The drydown of this superb creation is like Montale's Dark Aoud; sandalwood and Aoud. But for few hours you'll get more than Dark Aoud; green grass feeling, very dry like Dark Aoud is, and the cypriol oil (papyrus smelling) and costus, add a flowery vibe like flowers into an ashtray. Great composition, but not for everybody. We are FAR AWAY from the Hugo Bosse's, Armani's, Lacoste's and all those mass market things.

BE AWARE! No sensitive noses, nor sensitive people allowed here!

4,5/5

Jun
11
2013
beata4u2
beata4u2

Hmmm, and no. It smells like crushed seeds: cumin, corriander, caraway and while I love these spices in food I'm not keen to wear them as a scent. Apart from these spices I don't get anything else, no oud, no sandalwood, no cardamon. I also don't think I would fancy smelling this on a man. I won't say I'm disappointed, I'm actually happy I'm not a fan because my love for Amouage has already ruined my bank account enough!
PS New release Fate may be a different story though!

Jun
04
2013
Camigood
Camigood

I hate the opening of Opus VII. To me its just overwhelming... The dry-down its a complete different story.

Very rich perfume and complex.
I recommend being very careful with the trigger, 2 or 3 tops.
This one lasts forever, so if you don't like it you'll be stuck with it for a while.
On paper it was repulsing for me, but again the dry-down its nice so try it on your skin.

May
23
2013
Christinasegal123
Christinasegal123

Ok I am the first to say that so far everything I have or tested of Amouage has been amazing and wonderful UNTIL now. This is gawd awful! I couldn't wash this %*^¥% off faster and I mean that I grabbed the closet towel there was and it was musty, but I prefer my arm smelling like musty dirty old towel than this juice... IMO so please don't hate!!!

May
17
2013
deadidol
deadidol

A fascinating combination of materials are deployed here to produce what might be best described as a complex, somewhat dry, green aromatic. The cypriol, patchouli. and pink pepper are what hits first to create an effect that almost resembles salted celery. Underneath is a hint of leather, but neither the smoky jacket nor soft suede kind—more along the lines of fine upholstery. The somewhat sharp opening subsides fast to reveal an interplay of oud and costus against a touch of sandalwood. The familiarity of the incense notes of past Amouage fragrances isn't as present, as the scent steers its path through a more natural green space, resembling a stroll through ferns and undergrowth. In this sense, this seems to represent a shift in Amouage's signature, but one that, given the ingredients, is more than welcome. So for those wishing for a dry, green scent—or something that perhaps pushes as the boundaries of what woody fragrance is supposed to do, you might take a look. But for those who have enjoyed the heady, dramatic work they've done in the past, this might seem a little too vegetative. Impressive, as always.

May
11
2013
fazli ikram
fazli ikram

i tested it today...it better than opus vi, no doubt similarity is there..due to the smell of oud,it is a part of the ingredient,,, ...

it started with a blast of spice, i suspected cardamon, then the oud come out strongly..the unique takes on this part is the oud do not linger alone, all the spices is on top with oud in the base wafting in and out...after 6 -8 hours the leather comes out strongly with incense etc ...i cannot smell the oud any more...that is on the skin during spring time..a cold one actually..

on cloth the spice and oud combo still lingers throughout till 12 hours, knowing amouage style..it should last till tomorrow....

the thing i like is the bravery that is undertaken by amouage to try mixing amouage style of perfumery with leather..rather than..bamf straight away change the direction..like an art which is perfect, rather than remake another art it just add a frame, colours to the frame, find a perfect place to hang it with perfect lighting and background...to me it is the smell of a firm and strong character gentleman.....

Apr
18
2013
Wise-222
Wise-222

I tried this today and I was expecting better than that or something new from this house , but when you experience of fragrance today And found that it is a development of the previous OPUS VI perfume with the addition of some of the smell of soap.

Apr
18
2013

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