I have worn Honour a few times now and have an initial impression, but still open - I'd like to spend more time with it.
The use of the aromatic pepper note(s) in the opening is the most masterful I have come across. I am not a fan of Bang or Poivre Samarcande (too literal) but here I'm getting the fragrance of fresh peppercorns releasing their natural aroma in the same way they do in a wok in Szechuan cooking. The mix of elemi (I presume) and floral notes with the pepper conjure up the heady fragrance you get near a good Szechuan or Hunanese chef to me. Incredibly beautiful.
There is a slightly milky / powdery quality that emerges as things transition over an hour or two into the woodsy base. At first I thought this was a bit of a wham bam thankyou ma'am one two punch like Memoir where you go from the amazing green opening into a stark ashy frankincense. In other words - Opening then Conclusion.
I have come to appreciate the overall flow of Memoir more with time and I am finding the same now with Honour. First impressions were (a) spice, (b) woodsy. More or less what it says on the box. But now I am finding that the beautiful opening, while fading (as you would expect - that's why they're called 'opening'), doesn't go entirely and the essence of that spicy quality stays for the duration as the cedar (?) woods combo comes up and takes centre stage.
I'm not big on woods bases, to be honest, which is why I'm not raving about Honour, but that's just personal taste. The quality is there - there is absolutely none of the nasty 'varnish on cheap stained plywood' (or 'pencil shavings / hamster cage' stuff, for that matter) woody-amber disaster that so many 'masculines' seem to descend into going on here. If you like woods handled well to conclude your experience with then you'll be fine. In fact more than fine.
I think Honour is a great addition to the Amouage portfolio and I have a feeling a lot of guys will pick up on it because it is definitely 'an easy wear' as some have mentioned already and first hour+ is really something to behold