Majestic Opulence 2021

Majestic Opulence by Zara
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Majestic Opulence is a new perfume by Zara for women and was released in 2021. The scent is sweet-powdery. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

IrisIris
VanillaVanilla
RaspberryRaspberry
Orange blossomOrange blossom

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Scent

8.44 Ratings

Longevity

7.84 Ratings

Sillage

7.84 Ratings

Bottle

8.85 Ratings
Submitted by Elysium, last update on 29.09.2021.
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8
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6
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
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Elysium
Elysium
Very helpful Review    5  
A Dusty And Somewhat Papery Smell
Majestic Opulence, Maestosa Opulenza, Majestätische Opulenz, Majestuosa Opulecia, Opulence Majestueuse, Μεγαλοπρεπής χλιδή... Each idiom has two magnificent words for expressing the meaning. ZARA has given this perfume this name. Opulent means are rich in appearance, showing great wealth, abundance, and luxury. And here, we find the root of the iris flower abundant. If you don't know what a powdery note is, guys, smell this fragrance, and the first thing that comes to your mind is "powdery"! It has a dusty and somewhat papery smell, which I imagine comes from cedar. The dusty accord that emerges from the first spray is dry, powdery, for a moment similar to the scent of lipstick. There is no doubt—lipstick is a powerful symbol of self-expression, celebrating the power of femininity - and the smell of lipstick only adds to its appeal. Special occasions came to mind when we borrowed our mother's lipsticks as children and when you feel eager to reach into a handbag to pass some color that lifts the spirit. So, if you lack a bit of courage, why not dress up in this fabulous lipstick-inspired scent? But this makeup effect does not last long because soon after, a woody facet rich in cedar shavings joins to create a darker and deeper note. Ah, what would I give for this nuance to last forever? I love the iris flower, in nature, and fragrances as alpha-methyl ionone. That sense of dry and clean, of baby powder, and combined with cedarwood creates something unique. It is not a secret that I am fond of L'Homme, Dior Homme Original (2011) Eau de Toilette, Ferré for Men Eau de Toilette, Frescaessenza, and Santal 33 Eau de Parfum, to mention a few.

Majestic Opulence in an Asian-inspired Eau de perfume, and like Golden Decade, it turns around the honeyed orange blossoms. It was my second choice in the ZARA Chapter 3 collection while quickly checking the new collection in the store. It opens in a curious composition of exuberant freshness, fruitiness, and powderiness. It begins with a chalky, almost waxy raspberry note that is very reminiscent of lipstick, and I found it just spicy enough to make my mouth water without being cloying.
Yes, there is fleeting bergamot, but there is also a bite dust base. It is dry, papery, sour, and powdery altogether.

It then slowly warms up on the skin and becomes a lovely, sophisticated, and slightly sweet scent, vanilla-sweet powdery iris note with an undertone of orange blossom and raspberries—such a wonderful scent. I love the orange blossom note used here as in the Gaultier fragrances, so well done and distinctive. But that is not the only flower used here; some rosy, akin to rose petals or geranium leaves, oozes from the heart.

The dry-down is not musky. Instead, it is floral vanilla with a sweetness seeping through. Vanilla and iris flower reflects sublime femininity touched by these oriental notes. The vanilla base is there, but it's not overwhelming and helps anchor the sharpness of the initial spritz. Nevertheless, I found the scent almost genderless, with both feminine and masculine facets. Despite the sweetness, it never goes into cloying territory. That buttery orris vibe sets the right mood for the final smoked vanilla. It is used here in its amber, authentic, and friendly way, with fruity and burnt nuances reminiscent of crème brûlée.

Gentle and comfortable, a fantastic choice for everyday use. I see it as an inoffensive sweet scent suitable for office and leisure—average longevity versus a moderate projection, something more intimate not filling the room. I would reach for it during the middle seasons; spring and fall days match with it perfectly. Finally, let me say that although certainly the color of the bottle and the notes may suggest that it is a very feminine perfume, I see it perfectly wearable for a man. Of course, you know that you are wearing a scent that is on the borderline. But for those men who love fragrances like Dior Homme Original (2011) Eau de Toilette or Gentleman Givenchy Eau de Parfum I encourage you to try it.

I based the review on an 80ml bottle I have owned since September 2021.

-Elysium
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