Amouage Interlude Woman released in July 2012, launching in Europe, created by perfumer Karine Vinchon Spehner. Interesting and not ordinary, Interlude is a floral chypre with notes of bergamot, grapefruit, ginger, marigold, incense, rose absolute, orange blossom, helichrysum, jasmine, opoponax, vanilla, benzoin, amber, sandalwood, oud, oakmoss, leather, tonka bean, animalic notes and musk.
It opens just weird as can be, chypre grapefruit marigold. About the time your nose is speculating what you are up to in life, it starts shifting to that gorgeous incense, leather base. A Monet, smelling it up close is interesting, perplexing, but this scent gets its beauty in the sillage. After a day of wearing it and multiple compliments, along with my own continued "you smell gooooood!" every time I'd walk through the house, this is another Amouage winner.
Review of Amouage Interlude Woman
Bois de Jasmin - "The fragrance opens with a sharp green, leafy note that smells at once like paint thinner and lawn clippings. It’s a bold move to overdose a fragrance with this rough and raspy note, and for a while it keeps my interest. After all, the diesel fumes that crown the top of Serge Lutens Tubéreuse Criminelle are similarly hard on the nose, but it feels like a natural part of the tuberose in the composition. Here, the green notes layered over the woods and incense feel jarring. As Interlude settles into the skin, the green accents soften, but they are still hovering in the background enough to be present. The immortelle is another strong element in the perfume, and it smells like maple syrup minus the sweetness. The musk and amber fill out the spaces in the base of Interlude, with incense lending its pleasant smoky darkness. The drydown smells like Indian lime pickles–sharp and zesty, metallic and smoky."
Basenotes: "This is a beautiful and interesting fruity incense and immortelle scent. The opening is a bit strange and dissonant ( which I've heard is intentional) and it took me a couple of wears to get used to it, but I love it now. It settles into a very interesting kiwi- incense-heavy oriental type scent that is very unique."
Basenotes: "It starts with a soft and attractive note, and is slightly sweet at this point. Smoky, a bit of ginger, toasted nuts, ever so slightly gourmand perhaps. The scent becomes substantial but is not heavy. It is rich but not cloying, and has a somewhat haunting aura due to whiffs of incense. Hints of wood and a sort of leathery note."
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||Amouage Interlude Woman
|| Karine Vinchon Spehner
|| EDP, eau de parfum
||floral chypre with notes of bergamot, grapefruit, ginger, marigold, incense, rose absolute, orange blossom, helichrysum, jasmine, opoponax, vanilla, benzoin, amber, sandalwood, oud, oakmoss, leather, tonka bean, animalic notes and musk
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