Fragrance description Amouage Honour
Amouage Honour for men is a spicy, woody fragrance with a classic composition. This Eau de Parfum from an independent luxurious perfume brand based in London, which draws inspiration from the rich and varied heritage of its birthplace in the Sultanate of Oman, is remarkably manly, exciting and dramatic, and like all Amouage perfumes, uniquely inspiring.
The Honour Eau de Parfum for men was launched alongside its variant for women, both inspired by the famous tragic story of Madame Butterfly, a geisha who married an American and spent three years waiting in vain for his return. The often-adapted story of Madame Butterfly is supposedly based on true events. The two Honour fragrances are inspired by the last act of Giacomo Puccini’s immortal opera from 1904 in which the heroine (Cio-cio-san, known as Butterfly) cannot bear her tragic fate any longer and commits suicide by hara-kiri. Honour, paradoxically, offers a story of reconciliation. It is an elegy and a homage, appealing to memories of the past.
Amouage Honour for men symbolises Madame Butterfly’s son, whom his father wants to take to America, striking the final blow to the desperate woman. The renowned perfume designer Nathalie Feisthauer created a fragrance that hints at a future return of the son, wanting to face his mother’s fate and come to terms with who he is. Amouage Honour opens with a veritable explosion of pepper. Notes of pink and black pepper in the head of the Eau de Parfum are followed by the heart and its accords of geranium, nutmeg and elemi resin to symbolise that the son of Madame Butterfly is a young man full of fire. The comforting, beautifully blended notes of patchouli, incense, cedar, vetiver, tonka beans and musk in the base represent the final reconciliation at the end of our hero’s painful quest, the lament of a son paying tribute to his mother. The conclusion of Amouage Honour perfectly evokes the denouement of the turbulent existential drama.
The Amouage Honour Eau de Parfum will be appreciated by all men who enjoy fragrances full of emotion. It will forever win the hearts of those who like spicy, woody fragrances with a dramatic and yet perfectly and classically balanced composition, and will delight everyone who can appreciate true quality and precision at each step of perfume-making. Honour is suitable for day and evening wear throughout the year. It will always help its wearer to accentuate his masculinity and give him an air of exciting drama.
Besides the arresting fragrances, which are the result of a manufacturing process meeting the strictest standards of quality, all the perfumes made by Amouage also stand out with their luxurious packaging. The Honour bottle, with its beautifully milky white colour, excites with its elegant, sleek and sumptuous design. It features gold decorations and is finished with a Swarovski crystal. The packaging is completed by an immensely stylish and delicately sophisticated light box with gold accents.
Amouage Honour – a manly and dramatic ode to an immortal story of love, betrayal and reconciliation.
- Base notes
- Cedar, Frankincense, Musk, Patchouli, Tonka Beans, Vetiver
- Middle notes
- Elemi, Nutmeg
- Top notes
- Black Pepper, Pink Pepper
- Fragrance category
- spicy, woody
About the brand Amouage
The sumptuous scent of Amouage is characterised by its uniqueness and its totally distinctive elegance. The independent brand with luxury niche perfumes now has its headquarters in London, but its roots reach into the depths of the Middle East.
Amouage draws inspiration from the rich and varied heritage of its place of origin – the Sultanate of Oman. The brand was founded in 1983 by His Excellency Sayyid Hamad bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, a member of the Omani royal family, on the basis of his decision to revive the glory of Arabian fragrances. The brand’s philosophy is to create perfumes with truly artistic value. Amouage strictly selects only the finest exotic ingredients, including silver incense from Oman, the unique Oman rose and myrrh.
Amouage’s niche perfumes are put together in Grasse, Southern France, which is considered the global capital of perfumes, thus providing a guarantee of the highest standards. The perfumes then travel to Oman for production, where the maceration of the ingredients takes about two months. To finish, all the Amouage perfumes undergo the highest quality checks and are packaged almost exclusively by hand.