It started with Bitter Sweet Absinth, Citrusy Mandarin, a little bite Dusty Spicy and Smoky aroma from blend of Cumin, Ginger and Saffron. I did not get much of cumin which is great. The color I got from the opening is Sandy Orange with dark Green Ripple.
After 6 hours I believe this is the middle notes. The silage has lessen to the point of almost skin scent.but I still get a whiff once in a while. By the way, I have not smell copahu balm before so I do not know how strong this note is. I get smoky yet creamy & slightly sweeter, I guess this is from the mix of Immortelle & Frankincense. I also get the feeling of getting an exotic oil massage with something peppery, could this comes from copahu balm ? The rose in here blend beautifully with Ladender to form soapy aroma. The color I got from this phase is Dark Yellow almost golden with smoky grey mist on it.
After 12 hours, I get the base notes. It is sweeter and woodier. The creamy Sandalwood is the lead player in this stage. The Immortelle is still hang around, it is not maple syrupy, but dried fruit like. I also get something quit boozy & bitter sweet, it must be Liquorice. The other notes also blend beautifully to form Brown Caramelly Skin.
The best Amouage, if not the best perfume I ever smelt.
Extremely Rich & Complex, but still readily wearable.