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The holy blue beast from the Middle East.
My story about this fragrance begins in the summer of last year. Who is too much text, scroll down to the paragraph :-)
I had at that time a trip to Crete behind me and had a small bottling of another Amouage fragrance with me on vacation. In the scorching heat - so my thought - the oriental ingredients of this house certainly unfold splendidly, in fact: I fell in love with the extraordinary DNA of Amouage and wore this other fragrance (Journey Man) so daily. So when I read various sites (I didn't have a full bottle of Amouage at the time) about what fragrances Journey Man contained and what exactly I was smelling here, "Interlude Man" was suggested to me. The beautiful deep blue/gold classy bottle was love at first sight, but the polarized reviews initially put me off. Everything I could read confused me more than I could imagine anything behind the "Blue Beast from the Middle East". So I ordered a sample from the electronic bay. I was so curious and euphoric that I watched video after video on YouTube to know in advance what could possibly be behind these mysterious-looking ingredients - Saturday morning the doorbell rang: the sample was there. I opened the golden lid of the small tube and was confused at first - what do I smell here?! "It smells kind of sad and I don't think it's really mine..." was my first thought. I didn't understand the scent at first and wasn't aware of its power in the slightest... the bottle... I must have this beautiful bottle! I kept thinking to myself... and so at the end of August, when the first cool days were setting in, I "blindly" ordered a full bottle when I found it reduced. Again the waiting began and 2 weeks went by, during which I smelled the little atomizer over and over again - but didn't dare to spray it on. Paradox - I know. And again the doorbell rang and I held my first Amouage bottle in my hand. I was overwhelmed by the packaging and the beauty of the bottle, so it didn't even bother me whether I would wear it or not. September came and I sprayed Interlude Man on for the first time - a single spray. No more. Again that herbaceous note that I took to be "sad", then a blast of resins, smoke, tart woody notes and yet a balsamic smoothness with a sweet bergamot. I still didn't understand the scent, but realized it was many times stronger than anything I'd known up to that point. In the afternoon, still rocking back and forth, I could perceive a veritable cloud of fragrance, growing sweeter and more pleasant.
Back to the scent:
My first impression was completely revised - this is an incredibly full, rich (in choice ingredients) and beautiful fragrance. It is very unique and polarizing - you either love it or hate it. I for one loved this scent more and more the more I wore it and couldn't get enough of that "sacred" aura - the incense and precious resins had me spellbound like a genie out of a bottle. Depending on the temperature outside, I keep smelling small, subtle differences in the scent on my skin. Also, the statement that this is a winter fragrance, I can not share (more). Except for sports, this fragrance always goes, as long as you dare to wear it with pride and joy. The dose makes the poison :-)
Together with Jubilation XXV, Journey Man and Reflection Man my absolute favorite fragrance - but certainly the most unique and mystical seeming - you read it out, I'm in love with "The Blue Beast from the Middle East" and recommend it to anyone who is brave enough to be enchanted by him by wearing it a few times.
Thank you Amouage, for another masterpiece!