Opus II smells like Black XS?! Odd. I've not smelled Black XS but all the reviews say it is very fruity and smells of strawberries, which I don't get at all in Opus II. It starts out very spicy on my skin, then gets soft and smooth with lavender, cardamom, cinnamon and a light amber and woods.
Does anyone else get a similarity between the two? I'd love to find a cheaper alternative to Opus II!
Glad you are mostly liking the samples so far irrbloss, and it's very cool of Amouage to toss in the extras. Be sure to give them all a skin test sooner or later, because as usual, many of them perform far better on skin than on paper.