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Opus XI (2018)
by Amouage


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Year of Launch2018
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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About Opus XI

Opus XI is a shared / unisex perfume by Amouage. The scent was launched in 2018

Opus XI fragrance notes

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Reviews of Opus XI

After Interlude Man, I regard any Amouage offering in a blue bottle as suspect. That was a perfume that insisted on wearing me and I gave up on it completely after sitting through its insistence for a few tries. Now here comes Opus XI – with marjoram instead of oregano, but with predictions of ‘beast mode’, big, butch leather, and little evolution. It’s no wonder I’ve had my sample in a drawer for months, looking at it from time to time and ultimately deciding to try something else instead.
But no more dithering – time to take the leap.
And I’m relieved to report that sometimes I can be a silly scaredy cat. Amouage somewhat spuriously claim that Opus XI ‘illustrates the inimitable dynamics of Oud’. Instead, what is on offer is a rather remarkable woody leather, lightly handled, invigoratingly fresh in feel (like a splice taken from the barbershop gene) with gorgeous clean smoke and a suggestion of the fragrant wood that that smoke arose from which slowly becomes more prominent as the wear progresses. It could have been a heavy, knuckle-dragging mess but is instead lively and bracing – a go-out-and-face-the-day kind of perfume with a diffuse but far from overbearing sillage.
Slowly one’s perception of it broadens and sweetish half-green-half-floral notes emerge in the mix and the wood behind the smoke becomes more evident – slightly peppery, but also with a smoothness that is the right side of dreamy. It has that pleasing quality of being both layered and simple at once and the blend seems like perfection itself.
A few hours into the wear I was thinking: ‘This is a remarkable, sophisticated, polished thing that may even win around those who don’t care for ouds or leathers. I haven’t felt so excited by an Amouage since Dia Man.’
But then Opus XI truly settled and it underwent a contraction – it became denser, a much more standard smoky woody with most of the freshness gone, and correspondingly it sat closer to the skin. Still good, but no sale. Staying power is 24 hours (and probably longer, but I shower every day).

07th November, 2019
extremely beautiful composition, but also extremely simple. powerful and bold, but again extremely simple. definitely long-lasting, but not the typical kitchensink barnstorm I typically prefer. but that says a lot for how masterfully this is blended, it somehow never gets boring. but, as a couple have said in various reviews online, it does indeed smell like a very gorgeous place or a very gorgeous thing, rather than a hodgepodge mixed cocktail (which, again, I typically prefer)... this stuff is so excellent that I bought a full bottle, and it will be my signature scent for the next couple years, and i’ve never had any regrets wearing this anywhere, there have never been any passive-aggressive complaints meanwhile I’ve received a few rapt-exasperated compliments.
03rd August, 2019
This is something else. And not something I could see myself wearing. It lists woodleather as a note and that is what I mainly get. But, Opus XI is not just a woody in leather fragrance, it smells like a place more than a personal fragrance. Like an old cabin and a horse’s saddle. For the right butch man or woman, it could be alluring.
13th May, 2019
Wearing this fragrance gives one the feeling of having a cloud over you. It’s powerful yet not overpowering.

I detect some notes similar to Byredo Oud Immortel and sometimes it shares some similarities with the oud note used in Opus VII.

It’s quite linear as the notes do not evolve or change. One thing that is certain is that the fragrance gives a different and revolutionary interpretation of oud, especially the antiseptic vibe one gets.

This has become my new signature fragrance, as it requires a certain level of confidence and evolved taste to appreciate its excellence and beauty.

In terms of its longevity, it certainly stays on the skin beyond 12 hours. I sprayed it on my wrists at 7a.m. and I can still smell it at 8p.m. What’s not to love about this fantastic fragrance?
03rd April, 2019

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