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Opus I (2010)
by Amouage


Opus I information

Year of Launch2010
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 61 votes)

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PerfumerDaniel Maurel

About Opus I

Opus I is a shared / unisex perfume by Amouage. The scent was launched in 2010 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Daniel Maurel

Reviews of Opus I

Stardate 20160915:

Old school oriental floral. Nicely done but nothing great or new.
Can't see myself wearing it.
15th September, 2016
Opus I is delicious, luxurious and intoxicating. A beautiful white floral/woody fragrance. At first spray I smell the ylan-ylang with the tuberose and jasmine. Then the bitter orange joins in with the woods (sandalwood, oud and vetier). It can be a bit strong, so go easy on the trigger. It lasts up to 8-10 hours on me. Masterpiece!
18th March, 2016
I don’t know… Opus I comes to me as one big glob of miscellaneous fragrance. Yes, it’s rich – might even say “opulent,” but I don’t sense any distinct form or function to its presence – it’s a big glob of a what I have come to feel is a disagreeable aroma. As hard as I’ve tried, I can’t ascribe an identifiable persona to the fragrance. It’s like Opus I is saying “opulence is enough…” I have problems with several notes in fragrances – leathers, birch, violet, and water lily – but there is nothing in the list of ingredients of Opus I that I tend to dislike. I can’t explain my aversion to this particular smell. Opus I is quite sweet; it is not really pleasant smelling; it is strong; but mainly for me it’s 350 dollars worth of “no thank you, I prefer not”…

Now I have to go and wash this off now…
28th August, 2015
Nice way to start off the series. Before checking notes, I detected the Lily of the Valley, jasmine, ylang ylang and rose. Those seem to be the main characters in this one. Of course Amouage's trademark frankincense is in there. Creamy and smooth to perfection. I would purchase this one. 7.5/10
01st April, 2015
opens with bubble gum/white flowers accented by spicy/dark citrus/fruit-sweet/deep/rich/opulent-bordering on being over the top-enormous projection-a floral cornucopia/bouquet-very sweet-get the smell of different flower smells kind of drifting around, swirling around each other-the spice/fruit/citrus kind of just hangs in the background-a presence of wood starts making itself known-mainly a sweet flowery thing-beautiful-brings to mind flower fragrances of days gone by-smooth very well blended and rich-woody drydown with just the faintest touch of incense-barely there to me-stays sweet and flowery throughout , but gets drier, sort of arrid-very smooth and well blended-I hate to gender fragrances but this does lean more toward the feminine side-I would keep this to wearing around the house or just on the back of the hand for sniffing enjoyment...
IMHO decant/split worthy Spicy Woody Floriental
26th October, 2014
Ahhhhh Amouage . . . . . Opus I is indeed sweet, floral and fruity, but it is also resinous and deep. I can understand some not liking its sweetness, I don't usually go for sweet fragrances but this is another beast altogether. I notice a lot of the reviewers for this are men and I do find this decidedly feminine despite its unisex rating. When I first applied this my brain had one of those explosive moments of instantly transporting to years past and I assumed I was zeroing in on one of my mother's many lovely fragrances. But this morning it hit me, this is Must de Cartier from the early 80's, way back when it was fabulous before it was reformulated. I used to visit the nearest department store on my lunch hour and spritz it. I seem to remember it in the $80 range for 1.7 oz. of EdT. Pretty much Amouage pricing for back then. I couldn't afford it then and now it's gone. I bought the one ounce of extrait having heard it was close to the original, but found it strangely flat and uninspiring. But Opus I! It is now some 32 years later and I must pay dearly still for this stunning fragrance, but pay I will in case it disappears as did Must. I should mention too that the sillage is pretty much perfect and lasting power very, very good at about 8 hours on my scent eating skin. Much longer lasting than Must. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
13th July, 2014

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