Fragrance description Amouage Opus VIII
Amouage Opus VIII is an oriental and woody fragrance for men and women with a strong yet subtle floral component. 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 calming and yet spicy and surprising, and like all Amouage perfumes, uniquely inspiring.
The Opus VIII Eau de Parfum is part of the Amouage brand’s luxury collection. The Library Collection comprises ten fragrances designed as timeless adventures of the senses that pay no attention to currently fashionable trends. Each of the remarkable and magnificent fragrances from this collection celebrating integrity, originality and masterful craftsmanship is inspired by memories and the major milestones on human life journeys. The Opus eaux de parfum are labelled with “codes” from I to X, indicating their status as a complete work that forms part of a broader collection. All of them deny conventional classification, cross gender boundaries and allow their wearers to write their own unique story. The Library Collection of fragrances is a poetic homage to the art of living.
The Amouage Opus VIII Eau de Parfum is a fascinating fragrance characterised by superior quality and a long-lasting scent. The renowned perfume designers Pierre Negrin and Richard Herpin have together created the eighth jewel of the Library Collection: a timeless, classical fragrance born from the ancient art of the true masters of perfume-making. They were inspired by the deceptive dialogue between reality and illusion. The composition of Opus VIII opens with notes of jasmine, ylang-ylang and orange blossom. The heart delights with incense, saffron, ginger, lignum vitae and vetiver. The base is formed by balsam accords, benzoin and allspice.
Amouage Opus VIII flows from the golden aura of its opening notes to an engaging and deep heart, all accented by an imaginatively luxurious spirit that accompanies the dark intensity of its final accords. The Amouage Opus VIII Eau de Parfum, a masterpiece of perfume-making which captures the creative clash between reality and illusion, will be appreciated by all men and women who prefer imaginative fragrances that are utterly timeless. It will forever win the hearts of those who enjoy woody and floral fragrances with an oriental and spicy touch, and delight everyone who can appreciate true quality, originality and precision at each step of perfume-making. Opus VIII is suitable for day and evening wear throughout the year. Its wearer will experience a calming and uplifting touch which helps them stand out from the crowd with its unique and strikingly exceptional character.
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 Opus VIII bottle, with its appealingly rounded shape in a wonderful frosted pale pink with gold decorations, excites with its elegant, sophisticated and sumptuous design. The packaging is completed by an unusually attractive box which dramatically captures the image of a bottle in shades of grey.
Amouage Opus VIII – a comforting and yet surprising fragrance inspired by the dialogue between reality and illusion.
- Base notes
- Balsamic Notes, Benzoin
- Middle notes
- Frankincense, Ginger, Guaiac Wood, Saffron, Vetiver
- Top notes
- Jasmine, Orange Tree Blossom, Ylang-Ylang
- Fragrance category
- oriental, 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.