Library Collection - Opus IX 2015

Library Collection - Opus IX by Amouage
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Library Collection - Opus IX is a perfume by Amouage for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is floral-animal. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Oman Perfumery. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCamellia, Jasmine, Black pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesGaiac wood, Leather, Beeswax
Base Notes Base NotesVetiver, Ambergris, Civet

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Scent

7.0 (51 Ratings)

Longevity

9.2 (41 Ratings)

Sillage

8.6 (42 Ratings)

Bottle

8.0 (50 Ratings)
Submitted by TheDrake, last update on 07.10.2020.
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GewoonBB

59 Reviews
GewoonBB
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Skanky florals (NKNN)
Do you like skanky florals...oh boy, this one right here

So I had 4 of the Amouage Opus library collection fragrances as samples and honestly, I kept putting Opus IX off, because I was weary of it, some people warned me about it being too animalic for my taste. Now the others that I've tried were Opus II, VI & VII. VI was the one I anticipated most, and that one was actually way more animalic than I had imagined, because of the labdanum. It reminds me of Amouage's Journey Man, but with the strength and projection of Interlude, which I find uncomfortable to wear. Opus II is a bit green, and also nutty, it has like a spicy nutty scent, like rocket or rucola, which was interesting, but not for me. Opus VII was a pleasant surprise. This one was less green than I'd expected, and the drydown had a nice, smoky, soft orange accord, kind of like an orange candle or even lipbalm, so that was was my favorite out of the 3.

Enter, Opus IX...if Tom Ford's Black Orchid is a sensual tease, Opus IX is her older sister and she's a femme fatale. This packs a punch, the opening is very pungent and opulent. You get a hint of green with the florals in the first couple of minutes, almost like you get the florals with the stems and the green leaves. That tinge of green goes away quickly and you're left with the floral jasmine note...and a whole lot of, skanky, dusty animalics. This fragrance uses civet, but it doesn't have that, almost sour, warmth that I know from civet, it comes off more as a powdery dry musk to me. There is a warmth, but it's more of a sunkissed skin scent from the ambergris.

Two main players rear their heads a little into the wear and thats leather and beeswax. Now the leather has this, plasticy or maybe burnt rubber smell, not as strong as in Dior Fahrenheit, which has this gasoline scent people pick up on, but it should give you an idea. I believe that's because the guaiac wood that's utilized has a smokiness, like, light birch tar or burnt wood. But the beeswax is one of the greatest elements in the composition, when you start to pay attention to it, it really reels all these more extreme notes in with a smooth and subtle sweet blanket. Later in the drydown, Opus IX becomes less powdery and almost creamy somehow.

I don't know if I would or could wear this and I definitely wouldn't know for which occassion, but this was an exciting fragrance too sample. I think it would work a lot better on women, but not exclusively, as it is unisex. But you have to be ready for it, it's dark, daring, tempting, maybe even sexual, but at the same time, it has a classy side as well. I don't mean to offend or put anyone off, but I could see this on like a very high-class escort service worker. Opus IX is definitely one, that's worth trying out, because it's challenging, it takes you somewhere, and depending on the mood and the occasion, you might love it, altough it won't be for everyone


Myhorses

33 Reviews
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Flowers by Opus
Opus IX starts quit atypical for an Amouage – fresh and spicy creating the image of a fresh flower with green accents . These first notes gave the impression of a new unknown flower, a hybrid between jasmine and gardenia that finally evolves to jasmine. I could easily recognize some notes from Opus VIII as the jasmine opens bigger and bigger on a spicy background with a lot of black pepper.

In the final act the jasmine disguised in camellia in spite of the innocence and freshness of the beginning shows its real indolic character too. Slowly as the notes from base make their presence Opus IX starts to show its belonging to House of Amouage changing into a rich incense scent with an honey/ animalic accent probably due to the leather and civet. Not so much impressed

Statements

HermeshHermesh 5 years ago
7
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Starts spicy and too harsh. When Jasmine and civet take over, the fragrance becomes somewhat chilly and animalistic in an interesting way.

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