Thursday, August 12, 2010
Amouage Homage Attar
Mims.....you are a true sweetheart and I am grateful for the sample more than you know. I haven't gotten around to this house, but I have read opinions and reviews. I am glad to have opportunity to sample and review this fragrance since most opinions are glowing.
I have to cast my lot with the "glowing" crowd. Allow me say this is an occasion scent.....unless, of course....you have the resources to wear this on a regular basis. That, however, would be an injustice since this is special and should be worn as such.
I have not become an Oud fan nor do I see that ever happening. My Western tastes are too ingrained, but I do take opportunity to try certain oud releases that garner accolades. After all......what's to lose? Well, I've gained something sampling this release. This is a soft, transparent rose sharing the spotlight with a soft, smooth oud-frankincense accord. At once, the opening is heavy, yet sheer enough to identify the players and the combination of rose plus frankin-oud is strikingly different.....but addicting.
The transition is subtle and allows a jasmin note to bolster the rose and add a touch of sweet to the mix. The oud is still there, but stays submissive enough to embellish and never pillages the composition. An extremely background amber adds a smidgeon of resin......coming to the aid of the frankincense that was starting to fade.
In closing, I have to say that Homage Attar is a beautifully made rose-oud that doesn't possess one rough edge anywhere. It's big, smooth, round and self sufficient. Quality is a fantastic thing in fragrance when you can literally smell it. As expensive as this is, all rose and/or oud lovers need to at least sample this release just for general principles. After all..........what have you got to lose?