Enclave 2020

Enclave by Amouage
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Enclave is a popular perfume by Amouage for women and men and was released in 2020. The scent is spicy-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Sabco Group / Oman Perfumery.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCardamomCardamom SpearmintSpearmint Pink pepper CO2Pink pepper CO2 CinnamonCinnamon
Heart Notes Heart NotesRose absoluteRose absolute PatchouliPatchouli FrankincenseFrankincense VetiverVetiver
Base Notes Base NotesSaffiano™Saffiano™ Amber Xtreme™Amber Xtreme™ LabdanumLabdanum

Ratings

Scent

8.0287 Ratings

Longevity

8.7266 Ratings

Sillage

8.2265 Ratings

Bottle

9.0249 Ratings

Value for money

6.4157 Ratings
Submitted by Narjesi, last update on 28.09.2022.

Interesting Facts

The scent is part of the "Renaissance" collection.
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Drseid

818 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
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Phoning It In...
Enclave goes on skin with a light, fresh spearmint with hints of soft cinnamon and cardamom spice before gradually transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart the natural smelling spearmint remains, continued to be supported by the soft cinnamon and cardamom spice, but now also supported by translucent floral rose and warm saffron. This slightly fiery "red hots" overall accord gradually cedes to at first a supporting vague synthetic woody amber accord that increases in intensity over time to take over the starring role about midway into the heart. During the late dry-down the synthetic woody amber accord dominates, as the rose and mint vacate, leaving remnants of the saffron and cardamom spice remaining in support through the finish. Projection is excellent, and longevity outstanding at nearly 20 hours on skin.

When I heard Julien Rasquinet was the perfumer behind Enclave, I was excited. Mr. Rasquinet is a real up-and-comer, with already outstanding compositions like The Moon by Frederic Malle under his belt. If capable of that kind of work among many others of interest, Enclave should be a safe bet, no? Well, in a word, "*No.*" Things start off well enough, with a pretty enticing natural smelling spearmint and warm spice open... But when the spearmint and warm spice join a thin, transparent rose in the early heart the composition begins to smell like fiery red hots candy, but with an odd soft detergent-like floral bent. Things go from bad to worse when the *real* star of the show arrives... a vague synthetic smelling woody amber accord that starts off in the background, but gradually takes control and overpowers most of the other notes, save the warm spice. The bottom line is the $340 per 100ml bottle Enclave is probably the talented Julien Rasquinet's worst work, earning a "poor" 2 stars out of 5 rating and an avoid recommendation.
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Leimbacher
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Leimbacher
Top Review    10  
Oasis Enclave Heartlaces
"Enclave" has Amouage's typical oriental cream DNA - but overlaid with a synthetic mint freshness that naturally suggests fusion with northern European countries. But does the calculation work out? And why is there not an olfactory explosion of opposing scents? Rather the opposite?

"Enclave" is totally at rest in itself. Almost too much, it can seem somewhat extremely linear, staid and boring. Despite the interesting thematic and regional contrasts on paper. A creamy cardamom flatterer with a minty-fresh top note - that smells incredibly soothing and delicious to my nose, but in the end, is it too little? Yes, even I'm not now kicked out of the pats. Spearmint meets oriental travel catalogue. The bottle color fits perfectly, light bubblegum vibes in classy, very monotonous and almost soporific. The German comedian who speaks so slowly comes to mind as a counterpart. "Enclave" unfortunately never gets off the ground and comes across as greyish-blueishly indifferent. And yet maybe at least a reliable, everyday companion? Even signature scent? Well, let's not go too far. And one expects more from Amouage. But I simply cannot and will not classify "Enclave" as a lousy fragrance. Personally, I'm already way too into cardamom for that.

Flacon: Amouge with beautiful color
Sillage: strong - but not for an Amouage
Durability: 9 hours Nordorientstyle

Conclusion: the most Baltic, minty and monotonous Amouage ever? Can be. But bad is different.
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Shourav

6 Reviews
Shourav
Shourav
Helpful Review    5  
Enclave that connects 3 States!
As "Enclave" is a new Fragnance from the luxury house "Amouage", released in 2020, it's still on the pricier side comparing their old releases. Though I was planning to buy a tester blindly, I resisted myself thinking of it's high price tag. But luckily, I have been honored having an official vial from a friend as a gift. However, let's just get into my initial impression about Enclave...

"Enclave" starts with big big blast of Fresh and sparkling Spearmint which is quite natural smelling to my nose unlike Spearmint flavor used in our regular toothpaste, but still that can be a reference point in order to recognize the aroma profile. Just right after the spraying, may be after 5 second, a distinct Herbalish note emerges exactly like a high grade Pachouli Tincture if I'm not wrong and plays with the Spearmint for may be 20 more seconds... There comes into play, the mighty Cardamom and Cinnamon. At this stage the composition smells like Strong Clove surprisingly but doesn't stays long on my skin rather it's like a moderate punch of Clove for a very tiny amount of time, let's say, another 10-15 seconds. Then it's Spearmint, Cardamom and Cinnamon... Fresh and Spicy with some edible sweetness if that makes sense. Appearance of Clove is just an accident IMHO because of the masterful blending of Cardamom and Cinnamon. Because, as we all know Clove itself is a very dominating note and polarizing to some extent, if it was the fact that Amouage put Clove note into the composition of Enclave, it would definitely have lasted much longer than it actually does. However, From this point Enclave goes into a different territory on my skin or I would say It goes towards a surprisingly familiar territory of one of my all time favorite fragnances... and that's "Enigma" by Roja Dove! Yes, it is... Enclave definitely resembles Enigma in this stage for more than 80% (at least to my humble and apprentice nose). That Cola vibe of Enigma is there but not exactly the same, just a bit of it, rather they both resembles each other in the sweet, spicy tones from Cardamom and when I took close whips of it I found a very similar undercurrent of soapiness flows from both of them. This was something really unpredictable for me although I encountered that as a matter of fact. Thereafter, may be after 20mins since the initial spray, Enclave punched me with another fist of surprise!!! Ask me what? It starts to reminding me of another loving fragnance... and that's "The Dark Side" from the house of "Francesca Bianchi"!! That same Ambery, Incense-y, a bit of honey like sweetness on a very soft base of herbaceous Pachouli and semi-dark florals! and may be a very soft, almost unnoticeable touch of woodiness. The composition goes like this without any further transition untill it reached it's final stage of life that I found on the next morning that it only contains a soft spicy-woody aroma like a commercial Oud at it's last stage. I don't know why I felt like that as Oud, as a note is not listed in the composition of Enclave so far I know, but I honestly noticed that. And Enclave dies on my skin like that. So, as an obvious outcome of my experience with Enclave, I titled him "Enclave that connects 3 States"...

For me, though Enclave has some freshness within, I wouldn't mark it as a fresh fragnance, specially for our tropical weather condition. For performance, It has very good longevity with moderate to strong projection and sillage.

The whole experience is shared from my limited understanding. So, I do apologize for any mistake I made as fragnances are universally very subjective that gives different experience to different noses...

Last but not the least, I found Enclave to be a must try fragnance for fresh-spicy-oriental fragnance lovers. But undoubtedly, it's much more than that...
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Taurus1967

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Taurus1967
Top Review    33  
Fragrant greetings from the Norway of Arabia
At Amouage, you have for a while the feeling that their creations almost every month raus hauen. Hardly a new photo is published here is already the next fragrance in the starting blocks. Productive they are so, but can Amouage meet the high qualitative demands along with the exclusive prices?

Especially the new Renaissance Collection with Ashore, Crimson Rock, Enclave and Meander does apparently in contrast to many other Amouage fragrances relatively difficult. Remarkably, they are all declared as unisex, but the fragrances in the typical ladies flacons as rather feminine and those in the typical men's flacons as rather masculine are perceived. Coincidence or yet calculation?

Also with the name choice one seems to be quite creative, whereby "Enclave" refers according to description on the Amouage side to the Omani exclave (each Enclave is as well known also an exclave) Musandam, which lies completely in the north of the Arabian peninsula at the road of the Hormus and well 100 km far away from the Sultanate. That area is called because of the many fjords also the Norway of Arabia.

From above this may be true, but in photos you see rather barren desert-like landscapes that have nothing to do with Norway's impressive fjords.
Moreover, I do not understand how this bridge olfactory to the fragrance, which is praised full-bodied with freshness, which is cleverly trapped in a rich, earthy warm hiding. Sounds absolutely promising, to say the least, if a bit too thickly applied marketing gobbledygook.

And so Enclave is indeed an eau de parfum that is a bit polarizing. However, I must admit that the top note is terrific. So can only smell a perfume that asserts itself beyond all mainstream and drugstore releases. Here, value is celebrated with a noble opening of spicy and fresh notes - and warm, mysterious, slightly sweet and rich.

If you look at the called price, so every cent seems to be almost justified, even if associations thanks to cardamom, mint and cinnamon to the yellow Wrigleys chewing gum spread. This pulls you into the spell and includes the wearer in an exclusive world with a previously never shown kind of warm freshness. Top!

Shortly thereafter, mint sets the tone - continues to be beautifully refreshing and not at all intrusive. Comparable to Moroccan mint tea. That's how I like it. But only a few moments later, the wonderful build-up collapses and Enclave becomes a rather sticky-sweet abbreviation of various nuances, which you look for in vain in the pyramid. Also from the promised remaining ingredients far and wide no trace. Not necessarily unpleasant, but not at all exciting and appealing.

Is it supposed to be like that? Is that intentional? Great disappointment spreads, because with this Enclave can not collect points, let alone find buyers. In places I feel reminded of the totally screwed up No Limit$ by Philip Plein under the olfactory direction of Alberto Morillas. Actually a good opener, but shortly thereafter a nosedive into synthetic realms that no one longed for. Similar misplaced synthetics can be found here as well, unfortunately. Especially the amber seems to me to have gone unnaturally under the wheels here.

Unlike No Limit$, there is at least a small consolation here, which almost reconciles again. Although the fragrance in the base gets the butt more or less no longer up, however, Enclave on textiles retains its steep top note complexity and is thus still useful. Namely, I got a little on my sweater when I sprayed it on. This sniffed even after days just gorgeous.
So who can make so much gravel for an Amouage loose, should still some money for a .... let's say scarf or the like have left over, which he may loosely wet with it and strut around. Considering the latter spray and wear option an excellent fragrance ... otherwise, just in the drydown rather questionable.

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Ka3n

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Ka3n
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Nice but different
I like my Amouages bold, strong and non commercial. This edition goes every bit against my liking but nonetheless it is still a pretty decent scent. I enjoy the sweet minty presence and would wear it no problem. And here comes the but. For the current price it's an easy pass for me. I feel like this entire renaissance range could shed a pound or two or 50 for what the current pricing is. It is not as great as classic Amouage stuff, wouldn't be surprised if this range gets butchered out of the range in few years.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 2 years ago
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Scent
Opening with sweet mint, cardamom and a touch of cinnamon. A wonderful drydown with sweet amber, patchouli, frankincense and slightly woody.
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TRehfTRehf 2 years ago
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8.5
Scent
Starts with mint, develops into Amber and woods. Very mass-appealing, a bit unique, great longevity. Well blended, definitely not synthetic.
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ScentedNekoScentedNeko 3 months ago
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Minty fresh but ambery warm at the same time. Beautiful!
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 2 years ago
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Scent
A rather gentle, yet dry and dusty leathery-woody Mid season fragrance, with a bright and uplifting spicy-green opening. More masculine.
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BielwenassBielwenass 2 years ago
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Mint and some extremely synthetic off-putting musk. A disappointment from Amouage.
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