Just got the nicely packed big envelope (and got also Amouage Gold from schilling). Thanks!
It's late, but I just had to put a couple on. Right arm, No 22. As you open the vial, you get the deep sweetness of the drydown. But as soon as it gets on the skin (or on paper) the big oomp of the bright soapy aldehydes comes out, accompanied by elegant florals (especially iris). 30 min in, it's still the aldehydes and Chanel iris, no big sweetness yet.
Left arm, L'interdit. This is strange. On paper, I do smell the bright aldehydes. On skin, they're gone in no time and what's left for now is a strange paper note I've smelled in other vintage perfume. I wonder if that's some material that has turned. This is supposed to be a big lactonic floral. I do feel some creaminess, but not big. Let's see how it develops.
On paper, I have Knize Two. It's somewhat different from what I remembered. It is aldehydic but with clean berry-fruity notes and some green florals. I didn't remember it as sweet, but more violet like. But I'll have to try on skin.
Amouage Gold is big and rich and yet bright, the florals are so thick as to be almost oily, yet it retains the oomph and cleanliness from the aldehydes. What I smelled in stores recently seemed somewhat less rich than this, but it's hard to say. Jasmine has been restricted, so that could account for the difference.