Interlude 53 2020

Interlude 53 by Amouage
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Interlude 53 is a popular perfume by Amouage for men and was released in 2020. The scent is smoky-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Sabco Group / Oman Perfumery.
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Perfumer

Pierre Negrin

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot OreganoOregano PimentoPimento
Heart Notes Heart NotesAmberAmber OpoponaxOpoponax FrankincenseFrankincense CistusCistus
Base Notes Base NotesLeatherLeather OudOud PatchouliPatchouli SandalwoodSandalwood

Ratings

Scent

8.8166 Ratings

Longevity

9.7159 Ratings

Sillage

9.3160 Ratings

Bottle

9.4155 Ratings

Value for money

6.7123 Ratings
Submitted by multiple users, last update on 24.05.2022.

Variant of the fragrance concentration

This is a variant of the perfume Interlude Man by Amouage, which differs in concentration.
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Reviews

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10
Longevity
9
Sillage
10
Bottle
6
Pricing
Razvanyke

114 Reviews
Razvanyke
Razvanyke
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The statement
Of course, anyone who is closed to the perfume community heard at least once about the blue beast from Oman which the "normal" Interlude is.

When I smelled that one for the first time, I got annoyed by the oreganoand after almost 1 to 2 hours it became nicer and a very addictive smoky scent. However, it is as niche, as niche is concerned and it takes time for an untrained "nose" to like it, if ever.

Then Amouage thought that Interlude is not extreme enough and they came up with an extrait de parfum which is almost double the amount of 30% perfume oil (to be considered extrait) ..

Well, apart from the huge price, the nice bottle with some extra symbols and less annoying oregano note .. they are very similar : the blue beast and the extrait double blue beast .. for me.

But, like the title says, this is not a perfume to own and wear for rational and logical reasons, this is an emotional purchase for someone who considers that the best of Amouage craftsmanship deserves the effort to pay the hefty price.

If you would like to hear more about that, please check my video.


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Laurooon
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Good scent, you just must not know the vintage versions....
I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed. Sorry if I'm out of line there. I have the "Vintage" Interlude and I love the original vintage fragrances from Amouage, before everything was adulterated and the fragrances have disappointed me more and more.

I was hoping this Interlude 53 would be a bit like the original, that is, like BEFORE the reformulation and would bring back some of the good old Amouage days.

Indeed, 53 is a bit stronger than today's Interlude, but to me it clearly lacks the depth and darkness of the original formula. This isn't a beast, it's just a kitten now, quite a cuddly kitten to be sure which also meows properly loudly, but nothing like the original. This one was an ultimate cannon, black, with rough edges, it took no prisoners and never pandered. The scent of the incarnate. If you didn't like it, you had to change the side of the street to get away from him!
But this is more of a slightly stronger version of the already arguably westernized (sweetened) and already neutered Reformulation. Soft and cuddly. Almost suitable for the masses. Definitely good! But you must not hold the Vintage against it, otherwise the 53 goes baden.

Too bad, I hoped if the sells well, comes maybe a 53 series (Memoir, Jubilation etc...) But if they all become so, I'm definitely better off with the Vintage.
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Harmony inspired by chaos
After months I seize very gladly again the opportunity and report back to the latest release from the house Amouage: Interlude 53.

Now the first officially declared Extrait de Parfum gets in and of all things Interlude is the chosen one. So we are not talking about a flanker, but a new fragrance concentration.

What does the "53" stand for?

This represents the percentage of fragrance oils in this perfume.

And why "53" and not "50" or "56"?

That is the maximum amount that could be achieved in the manufacturing process and still be within certain "Anti Allergens Standards".

In addition, the maturation processes Maturation and maceration "played" and the entire process ultimately extended to about 6 months. Most fragrances probably mature only a few weeks.

Maturation is the maturation of the fragrance concentrate prior to the addition of alcohol.

Maceration is the maturation of the finished blend, i.e. after alcohol has been added.

The Interlude DNA is still unchanged and immediately after spraying we experience a very loud aromatic hit of spices - decidedly strong and intense!
Oregano and allspice create a fabulous beginning. First smoky puffs are also noticeable and in the midst of this explosion I can also detect a tangy, hesperidic freshness. In the further development we dive into the warm and deep soul - balsamic and resinous impressions join and also the smoke has already fully spread.
Woody-earthy notes complement this strong oriental image.
What harmonious chaos!

The increased concentration enhances this spectacle and seems at the same time rounder and more accomplished. Nevertheless, the differences are difficult to identify even for experienced noses.

Interlude 53 is in my eyes a successful experiment and as an Amouage / Interlude lover, it is definitely worth a test - a bottle, however, not if you already own an Interlude.

I wish you a happy and healthy new year 2021!
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Statements

BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 months ago
9
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Deeper, oilier and smoother than the original. Sweet, balsamic and warm Opoponax with a smoky oud, a hint of leather and a resinous amber.
OdysseusOdysseus 5 months ago
10
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10
Longevity
10
Sillage
10
Bottle
The original is just "too much", with a beautiful drydown. This is a masterpiece from the beginning, with no rough edges from the 1st spray.
ErselErsel 5 months ago
8.5
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
Thick, resinous, syrupy sweetness and darker notes for balance.
Like menthol candy but smoky-warm, no cooling.
Opulent in right conditions.

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