Library Collection - Opus VI 2012

Library Collection - Opus VI by Amouage
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Library Collection - Opus VI is a popular perfume by Amouage for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is spicy-oriental. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Oman Perfumery. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLaurel, Pepper, Frankincense
Heart Notes Heart NotesSilk vine, Nagarmotha, Patchouli
Base Notes Base NotesAmbranum, Gum rockrose, Sandalwood, Z11

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (189 Ratings)

Longevity

9.2 (156 Ratings)

Sillage

8.4 (162 Ratings)

Bottle

7.5 (146 Ratings)
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GewoonBB

59 Reviews
GewoonBB
GewoonBB
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Opus VI (@Nose.Knows.No.Notes)
• AMOUAGE OPUS VI •

The most anticipated of the Opus line for me, so I was excited to sample it. Opus VI has the strongest, loudest opening I've encountered in a while, rivalled perhaps by Amouage's notorious beast, Interlude Men. As with Interlude, I don't enjoy it. It may be fine if you spray this on and you go outdoors, but having it on your skin to sample, inside your house, is simply too much in my opinion.

The scent is not unpleasant, although a bit of a curveball to me. There's a strong, sweet, animalic accord in Opus VI, that I didn't expect based on the listed notes, but I think the labdanum has a big part in that. Leather, incense, warmth and a hint of an orange or neroli-like citrus is what I pick up on. The incense and spice mixture is clearly reminscent of several other Amouage's that I have tried. There's also the same szechuan pepper that's in Journey Men, which I think has a lot in common with Opus VI, but it's much softer. Whereas Journey seemed like Interlude's tiny brother, Opus VI takes a scent close to Journey and amps it all the way back up.

Where Opus VI starts to differentiate itself, is with the greens. Some wafts reminded me of Parfums de Rosine's Eloge Du Vert, which features a prominent green pepper note. Opus IV uses some notes that give it a slight herbal or medicinal touch in the base. Somehow this felt fresher and cleaner in the late drydown as well.

Personally, I'd take Journey Man over Opus VI (or Interlude) anyday, but if you're really into the scent profile and you want to project more and constantly be aware of the scent cloud around you, this is a winner •
5.5
Scent
7
Longevity
5
Sillage
3
Bottle
ToTroy

3 Reviews
ToTroy
ToTroy
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The opulence is dead and OPUS VI has left the building.
Sadly, this once beautiful masterpiece has been refomulated and making it a pale ghost of the Majestic scent it once was. Everything that contributed to the making of this once opulent scent is gone. Amouage sucks!
9
Scent
10
Longevity
9
Sillage
9
Bottle
DeJu
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DeJu
DeJu
Helpful Review    6  
The best from the house of Amouage
Yes, it is a bold headline, because after all, this house has a lot to offer: Anniversary, Interlude, Reflection etc... All fine fragrances, but this one is something else... (the Library Collection is not worth mentioning except for the VI)

After the first spray, it was too prickly, too peppery for me. Only the incense in the background pleased. But after a few moments laurel and pepper retreat and nothing remains of the pungent spice mixture. The amber makes the fragrance softer, more cuddly and even has a sweetish character. Incense remains always present if only in the background.
Then comes for me the best part I can not even really describe:
The scent becomes waxy! I don't know where it comes from, but it gives a cuddly warm and enveloping feeling I didn't know before. Fortunately, it lasts at least 16+ hours on the skin and you can smell it on your clothes for days afterwards. The Sillage is also more than good. The first 4-6 hours it projects strongly and then weakens slowly.

I'm surprised that only 22% of the 70 owners are women here, because this inviting warm waxy dream is mega attractive and would look great on most women.
7.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
7
Bottle
Carlossp

35 Reviews
Carlossp
Carlossp
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Great together with Opus IV
Great opening, is a combination of pepper, spices, herbs and incense, looks like an old Shalimar type perfume, but it is vibrant, subtle and very refined. In this perfume the spices are in their fair amount without being overwhelmed.

Immediately the amber takes body, is buttery with a certain smell of toasted almonds, these notes are maintained until the end, turning around the patchouli and resins with a lot of quality.

In the drying the amber is the one that dominates but it is noticing how the resinous wood is taking center stage. This final stretch is very good and it becomes traditional to always perceive that incense, resins and balsamos.

It is together with Opus IV, the two best of The Library Collection, Projection and longevity very large.
8
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Miaw2

339 Reviews
Miaw2
Miaw2
   2  
Sweet and animalic
Smells musky and sweet, very well blended.

Wonderful stuff that lasts for ages.

Very unique and opulent. To my nose Montale's Aoud Musk is very close to this.

Sillage, projection and lasting power are high.

Updated January 2014
6
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
2.5
Bottle
Drseid

745 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    2  
Potent Amber; VERY Potent...
Opus VI opens with a peppery incense accord before quickly taking a backseat to the star of the scent... amber. The amber heart is super-potent and combines with frankincense to create an mildly spiced almost buttery almond undertone to the amber. Patchouli and sandalwood in the base complement the composition with just the faintest hint of sweetness, but the starring amber is never overly sweet throughout. Projection and longevity are both outstanding.

Wow, this is one potent scent! The first time I applied it I put just the smallest dab on my arm and it projected like crazy. It is obvious that one spray of this guy is all you need. Apart from its crazy strength, the amber really is well-done and Amouage has paired it rather nicely with the frankincense and mild spices. My primary gripe with the composition is it is just a bit *too* strong, even in small doses making it somewhat difficult to wear anywhere so versatility is lacking. That said, if amber is your thing this one is well worth a sniff. In my case it is just too much, but Opus VI still earns a good to very good rating of 3 to 3.5 stars out of 5. The best I have smelled of the lesser known Opus Series.

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LexaLexa 4 years ago
Frankinsence animalic,extremly persistent,huge sillage.
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