Hey guys :)
Today I come to Epic Woman of Amouage. Which means "epic" or rather "epic woman, or epic woman" or something similar. Before I freake out here because of the term "epic" and drive everyone away, I'll tell you something about the fragrance and where the inspiration for this fragrance came from.
It is about the so-called Silk Road, which was a road (or road network) for caravans transporting precious goods between the Mediterranean and the East, especially between China and Arabia. Silk was the main product traded, hence the name of the street. Of course there were a lot of other luxury products like rare spices, precious metals, woods, oud, tea and flowers like roses. Since the fragrance was inspired by this street, some of the goods traded at that time are also available as fragrances in this fragrance.
Oh and "epic" also has a different meaning in the roleplaying world than "epic". It stands for superior and rare items that have many magical properties or enchantments... but since this goes back to the nerdy and I don't want to annoy you with further details for once, I'd rather not tell you further and say instead that you should let yourself be enchanted by this scent when I'm talking about enchantments :D
The fragrance begins with spices that smell good, but I could have done without the cross agent. Well, but there are a lot of other beautiful scents that make the scent beautiful and make you almost forget the cumin. There is for example a nice tea note, which can be smelled soon and which, of course, I like :)
I also smell light, sweet notes of jasmine (I don't smell the cinnamon), a light peppery note and flowery roses.
Not long, and the spices become a little softer, the cumin hardly smells you then really, which particularly pleases me thus.
The middle part of the fragrance is basically like the beginning, only that some scents become weaker or stronger. As mentioned, the spices become softer, but can still be smelt well. The tea is now a little better to smell, and while it seemed like green tea to me at the beginning, it smells more like black tea to me now, well, a little spicier than perhaps, which is due to the spices here. Also the roses can now be sniffed out better, which makes the fragrance even more oriental. New, however, are the resinous fragrances, especially the incense, which becomes more and more intense and smells really great.
A little later the spices will fade away a little more, which makes the fragrance even softer, especially with the aforementioned resinous incense. Roses are still present, the tea weakens a little and the sweetness of the fragrance is now a mix of jasmine and amber, where the amber becomes stronger in the course of time and the jasmine gradually fades away. Then I also smell woods, namely the gentle, beautiful scent of guaiac wood, which in my opinion has a slightly more beautiful scent than cedar, for example, as well as oud, which in this scent is almost untypical for Amouage but rather weak. The later base is more resinous-woody and sweetish by the amber.
All in all, Epic Woman is an excellent and beautiful fragrance that is definitely worth testing.
Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is strong, the scent is good to smell. But in general it seemed to me as if this Amouage was a little bit weaker than most Amouage fragrances... well, that's not bad, because the Sillage is still good!
The shelf life is, as already expected, quite good, so that the fragrance loosely lasts more than twelve hours.
The jade green bottle is rectangular and slightly bloated. On the sides, it looks as if it has been slightly pressed in. On the front you can see as usual the elaborate and gold-plated Amouage logo, the fragrance name can also be seen on the gold-plated neck. The lid has a typical oriental design and therefore looks exotic. It has also been gold-plated and has a green Swarovski stone at its tip. A very nice bottle with a great color.
So, hm... so I think that the fragrance smells exactly like you can imagine the goods from the Silk Road, which served as inspiration for this fragrance. Spices, tea, roses, everything that was transported at that time is available, at least everything that could be processed into a fragrance. I myself would have called the name of the fragrance different (for example Silk Woman, silk for silk and silk for the Silk Road), but well. I think it's nice that the fragrance undergoes a great fragrance development and changes from strong spicy to soft resinous, so that you find a nice and varied fragrance in every phase of the fragrance.
The fragrance smells wonderful and in my opinion can be used very well in autumn and winter (actually even in spring) both during the day and in the evening. Therefore I would definitely recommend to try the scent!
And that brings me to the end, of course I could write something about roleplaying games and related "epic objects", but I don't want to be like that and wish you a nice evening :)