Amouage Fate Woman was released in July 2013 and created by perfumer Dorothee Piot. Fate is the first fragrance in the Portraits of a Life series where Creative Director Christopher Chong pieces together remnants of his personal odyssey and metamorphoses through life.
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.
Fragrantica: "Fate reminds me of a dangerous,unpredictable,successful and elegant business woman with a secret.It opens with a fresh and bright bergamot quickly followed by warm and spicy pepper and cinnamon,that give way to a nice bouquet of flowers a little bit touched by darkness of incense and labdanum."
Kafkaesque - "Fate opens on my skin with a burst of yellow: fresh, crisp citrus notes, and the sunniest of daffodils. There is a momentary flicker of something sour that is soon replaced by spiciness, rose infused with patchouli, oakmoss, stirrings of a quiet, soft leather note, and a touch of musk. The oakmoss is a subtle swirl of nuances: fresh, green, slightly mineralized, and grey. The castoreum is smooth, warm, ever so slightly animalic, and sweet.
The true stars, however, are the yellow notes. The bergamot starts off crisply but, within minutes, turns softer, warmer and spicier, evoking the scent of lemonade that has been sweetened by the sun and by honey. At the same time, a subtle hint of vanillic powder at its base also makes me think of powdered lemonade crystals. Swirling all around it is the daffodil note that starts off being fresh and cool, but, like everything else in Fate, soon turns warmer, spicier, richer. In its footsteps is a delicate rose that is never as sweet as a tea rose, but also never as jammy, fruited, or liqueured as a dark damask rose. It feels like the headiest of pink roses, except it has the crisp, fresh zestiness of lemon. Both flowers are flecked by a mossy patchouli which works from the background to turn Fate into a very smooth, lush, velvety chypre fragrance."
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|Perfume Name||Amouage Fate Woman|
|Strength||EDP, eau de parfum
|Notes||frankincense, oakmoss, leather, bergamot, cinnamon, chili, pepper rose, narcissus, jasmine, labdanum, vanilla, frankincense, benzoin, castoreum and patchouli
|Country of Origin||France|