Amouage Interlude Man Fragrance Eau de Parfum units up with a spicy, extra fragrant opening with minty oregano that’s cooler, dusty, and nearly dry, earlier than leather-based and smoky incense emerge. The perfume grew to become more and more resinous and balsamic over time with spiced, fragrant woods, deep, golden amber, and many incense. It’s described merely as a “spicy and woody perfume” with the next notes:
- high notes: bergamot, oregano, pimento berry oil
- coronary heart notes: amber, frankincense, cistus, opoponax
- base notes: leather-based, agarwood smoke, patchouli, sandalwood
It opened with shiny, zesty bergamot and earthy, minty oregano with gentle wafts of amber and incense that created an opulent, spicy and fragrant starting. Wealthy, golden amber, frankincense, and resinous opoponax joined swiftly whereas the bergamot receded and the oregano gave a way of coolness to the scent. There was an impression of dustiness, dry and a bit of stale, that later morphed into dry leather-based and smoke. It was fragrant, spiced, and woody with leathery undertones.
The balsamic tones amplified and added extra resinous sweetness together with candy, smoky incense that began to cover the leather-based after quarter-hour of growth. Amongst the leather-based, there was nonetheless a way of drier woods. An hour in, Interlude Man was deeply resinous, filled with fragrant woods, and smoky incense.
From their, the event was extra linear than transformative, which led to a drydown that was softly spiced, creamy woods with smoky incense, heavy resins, and patchouli.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain nicely right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are identified to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be aware of when a evaluation was made, e.g. a evaluation from 2010 could not replicate what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
It lasted for eight hours till it was a skin-scent and about 12 hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage was reasonable for the primary hour, whereas the projection was reasonable for 2 hours earlier than each had been nearer to the physique/pores and skin.
I actually loved this, and it’s one thing I’ll undoubtedly save to re-sample in a while. I believe it’s shut sufficient to another fragrances that I really like and already personal, and whereas I beloved it on (saved smelling myself extra typically than strictly essential for evaluation!), the value level is having me bide my time and suppose by means of it extra rigorously.
- 50ml for $265
- 100ml for $360
- 0.7ml pattern for $4