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Opus IV (2010)
by Amouage

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Opus IV information

Year of Launch2010
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 58 votes)

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HouseAmouage

About Opus IV

Opus IV is a shared / unisex perfume by Amouage. The scent was launched in 2010

Reviews of Opus IV

Very pleasant spicy blast (thanks to cumin, cardamom, coriander elements) with undertones of fruits and florals cutting through, warm rock rose + incense mixing with the balsam, definite creaturely presence via musk and “animalic notes”; can be worn by men and women, and I can see myself summoning up some courage and sporting this scent!
14th August, 2018
Yes, yes, yes.

This scent is like reading a beautiful, ancient novel that slowly unfolds & unfurls, page by page, on your skin - strange, compelling, addictive, exotic, timeless. If you like resinous-incense scents, you will love Opus IV. It is deep yet translucent, rich yet never sickly, incense-smokey without the fire.

The fleeting opening is citrus & quite bright: green & luminous with a fresh astringency. It is as glowing & gilded as the rising sun. There is a rosey, fruity aspect, too: but here the fruits are dried, candied, chewy and exotic, dusted with rose petals.

In time the resins & cardamom begin to warm in the intense dry heat. There is incense - the good kind: a little churchy, a little hippy, a little exotic. The paired-back sweetness & resins on hot coals lend a touch-of-the-sauna to Opus IV.

Underneath, I am aware of a sharp metallic note - never unpleasant, just intriguing. I burn frankincense & love this tangy aspect it imparts. I do not detect any sweaty notes AT ALL (& I often have trouble with cumin in perfume). The dryness is delightful - I love a parched scent! Sunbaked papyrus pages in a desert where gnarled trees ooze resinous sap & the ground smells of baked clay.

It is neither masculine nor feminine; not quite eastern, never western...this is one of those rare scents that will transport you away from the hububb of your life. I would enjoy this on any skin as it has an otherworldly quality & a story-telling ability that I admire in perfumery.

Opus IV is, like others in the Library Collection, big, bold & vocal but never vulgar or brash - it has breeding & lines. If you like your perfumery "pretty" or "clean & simple" stay well clear because this beauty has bags of personality & sophistication & will last & last without slapping you in the face as way of an introduction. I think if you enjoy Tauers L'Air DDM then you should sample this scent.

Simply put: WANT. To try it is to buy it - now pride of place in my collection.
05th July, 2018
A silken spice pavilion staged in the great outdoors. Opens with a bright vegetal note like sweetgrass, framed by citrus and cardamom--i would specify the green cardamom used to flavor desserts, rather than the larger and more camphorous black variety. I also smell a resinous, herbal element like sage. After the first few minutes cedar, cumin and incense notes come to the fore, balancing these bright top notes. The scent is opulent and multifaceted--bewilderingly so at times. A minty minor chord that reminded me of yerba buena surfaced at odd moments, which was surprising, but not necessarily in a bad way. The incense note is smoky and resinous, but also sweet as barbecue sauce. The sweet spices are balanced by the cumin and the grass to such a degree that overall the scent avoids any hint of the saccharine. This can't have been easy. This is one to smell over again. For adepts rather than punters.
30th August, 2016
This reminds me of a holiday season spiced tea, and nearly works as a perfume I would wear.
26th March, 2016
Amouage is my favorite 'house'. Im a guy who indulges in imagination and vision. That said, its no wonder, that Im so in love with a number of the scents that this house makes.

and IV is right up there. If you want a safer Amouage scent, then the Library collection is probably not for you, because every single one of the creations from this collection is off the charts erotic with note construction and longevity.

this is a spice monster with a citrus foundation that keeps it from going completely off the rails. I like the edginess and how 'in your face' it is. You have to pick your spots to wear this, but then again, like most things in life moderation makes living with something or someone, a lot more bearable. So, with a light hand, this is a very impressive everyday scent.
20th January, 2016
Spicey and musky. Too much going on with Opus IV. For those of you who like animalistic frgrances, this is for you. Smells a lot like body sweat.
01st April, 2015

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