The Fragrance opens to bold notes that are starkly contrasted by the citrusy, spicy and aromatic freshness of Grapefruit, Saffron, Cardamom, Cumin and Ginger. As it evolves, it reveals a softer heart of resinous floral notes crowned by Myrrh and Geranium, giving this creation a sophisticated edge, but as it matures, Overture Man unveils a truly timeless essence of smoky woodiness from Frankincense that engulfs its wearer in mystery. Notes include grapefruit, cardamom, cumin, ginger, nutmeg, saffron, cognac accord, cinnamon, lentisk, benzoin, patchouli, ciste labdanum, geranium, myrrh, sandalwood, smoky leather, clary sage, and animalic.
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.