This is by far, one of the best fragrances released by Amouage. this is a masterpiece guys.
The opening is very dark and smoky leather and incense scents mixed with herbal oregano note and very warm and sweet amber as a back bone of the fragrance.
Believe me or not, the smoky oregano, smell like a burned opium to my nose!
No guys I'm not a junkie! but I know how a burned opium smell like and the opening smell really close to that.
There are some spicy notes trying to show their faces but other notes are too strong and pushing spicy notes to the background.
Now in the mid, the herbal oregano settle down and now the army of spicy notes are attacking!
The smoky leather and strong spicy notes riding side by side! sometimes spicy notes are taking the lead and sometimes smoky notes. the spicy note is more pepper and give the mid a very warm and peppery aroma. the sweet amber exist but it's just watching the fight.
You can smell strong woods as well and it's just a few steps behind those wild and angry leaders.
In the base you have a sweet and dark woody smoky scent with beautiful cinnamon aroma mixing with other notes.
Very complex and great scent. I love it.
Now I'm sure you want to know about projection and longevity right?!
Just one word .... nuclear! very strong projection and longevity. no problem at all.