If you’re new to Amouage, this is a perfect place to start. Typical Amouage depth, and quality - the signature dance of spices, bright freshness, and musky earthiness are all present here. Pink and black pepper bob and weave through the luxurious heart made of bright geranium, the resinous fruitiness of elemi, and all underscored by the bark-like spiciness of nutmeg. Oddly, the base seems to come through soon after first whiff, possessing all of the above with a grounded, softly smoky musk that begins to hint at a sweetness, but never quite crosses the line into that realm. This fragrance is a filial elegy to Madame Butterfly, a scent of reconciliation. Simple, elegant, meaningful, direct. The house of Amouage touches lightly and gracefully, here. Without giving away all the tricks up their sleeve, they entice you with all they’re capable of. Honor in stylish restraint. Notes include pink pepper, black pepper, geranium, nutmeg, elemi, patchouli, frankincense, cedarwood, vetiver, tonka bean, and musk.
In 1983, the Sultan of Oman established Amouage in the hopes of reviving the Omani tradition of perfumery. The perfumes often feature traditional Middle Eastern perfume materials. In 2006, Amouage brought on creative director Christopher Chong, who oversaw a complete reinvention of the house and helped to expand the house's international appeal.