Sunday, October 10, 2010
Amouage Opus II
After numerous tries with Opus 1 and being satisfied that it is an excellent fragrance, I am sampling Opus II in the hopes of not only the opportunity to review it, but that it would be a suitable wear for me since #1 was a bit too feminine for my tastes. So......here I am ready to discuss #2 in the Opus lineup.
The opening of Opus II is just as good as #1. There's a transparent "fullness" to both, in spite of them being different fragrances. Opus II is a bit lighter in the projection and also a bit more masculine in aura. The top accord is a melding of mild lavender with a bite from pepper. There's also a spicy wood note apparent from the initial spray that's well mannered and very appropriate. I like it very much due to the cardamon sneaking up from the heart and embellishing the first few minutes of Opus II.
The heart isn't nearly as bold as Opus 1. It's a polite duo of jasmin and rose with a dash of spice from a very subtle cinnamon. Compared to Opus 1, this floral accord is truly conservative and I find it very acceptable. The volume is perfect and sets the tone for an understated base of amber, cedar, frankincense, musk and patchouli.
Suffice it to say that Opus II is a winner in my book and if you can afford the price tag, then it's bottle worthy for your wardrobe. If price is an issue, I recommend more reasonably priced releases since there really are creations out there just as good or better for less.