Bottle Porn

Amouage Opus IV

Notes: Coriander oil, lemon, mandarin, grapefruit, elemi oil, cardamom, cumin, rose berries, rose, violet leaves, peru balsam, labdanum, frankincense, musk

Perfumer: Jacques Flori

50% of the profits from Opus IV go to the National HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Program (NAP) in Oman.

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About dee

I love perfume, horses, science fiction, and experimental electronic music!

42 responses to “Bottle Porn”

  1. Olfactoria says :

    Finally it is yours! I’m so happy for you! xoxo

  2. susan says :

    Yay! I think the Opus bottles are so pretty & elegant.

    • deeHowe says :

      Susan, if money were no object, I’d own and happily wear all of them— they certainly are beautiful! :)

      Speaking of… did you decide on a wedding fragrance???

      • susan says :

        noooooooo! I still have 6 months to decide! haha

        seriously, though, in the last 24 hours I had been thinking about Carillon Pour un Ange as a top candidate. but there will probably be another one in the next 72 hours.

        I am also trying to figure out a way to do/afford a fragrance-related favor for our guests… because of money and distance, we’re not doing a ton of personalization/DIY for the festivities, so I’d really like to have one or two little things that speaks to our interests…

        • deeHowe says :

          Six months is time to fall in and out of love a dozen times… I’m sure what ever you decide on will be perfect!!

          A fragrance favor would be amazing, or some other sort of tie-in; Alyssa Harad had a perfume bridal shower! I wish I had had one of those…
          ;)

          • susan says :

            a perfume bridal shower sounds amazing… but I don’t think it would go over with my very traditional mother… I suggested doing a honeymoon registry instead of or at least in addition to a traditional registry and she flipped out…

            thus, it might just be easier to bring the fragrance to them, rather than asking them to bring fragrance to me… I am just not sure I can afford it! I need to ask for a quote…

  3. Tara says :

    Oh yes, you’ve got it! What a great day. You have all those special memories close at hand now. So pleased, it’s all yours. Enjoy it lots!

    So funny, because I was reading up on all the Opus fragrances today.

    P.S. Your care package is on it’s way!

    • deeHowe says :

      Thank you Tara!!! I’m enjoying it so much— it’s been a long time coming, and it was worth the wait :)

      Were you really just reading about them??? I think they are terribly under-rated. I hope you will try them soon!

      Care package? I love care packages!!! xxoo

      • Tara says :

        I really was! I’m on my own in the office on a Friday so it’s a good chance to carry out some “research”. I’m hoping to find my own perfect Amouage one of these days and I didn’t really have a handle on the Library Collection. I’m still not sure any of them are for me but intend to try them all now that I have a better idea. Opus IV is top of the list!

        • deeHowe says :

          What a fun coincidence! I’m glad that they were on your mind— I have this niggling fear that they’re going to be discontinued due to unpopularity…

          I first smelled IV on Matt, who frequently is first to test something new (since I’m often already wearing something when samples arrive), and I remember the progression of, “Huh, that’s weird! Let me sniff again,” on his skin, then slowly smelling it evolve and unfold… It utterly fascinated me for days (and weeks and months). The whole collection is excellent, but this one is always a surprise and a delight to wear!

          I’m confident that you’ll find your perfect Amouage!

          • Tara says :

            Oh I hope they won’t be discontinued. It was fun reading about the actual fragrances because beforehand I only knew them as Opus I – Suzanne, Opus IV – dee and Opus V- Carrie Meredith!

            I think some of the best perfumes first inspire the word “weird”. It’s usually a sign of complexity and originally. I didn’t know you normally test most new samples on Matt. What a wonderful couple you are!

            • deeHowe says :

              !! That’s how I think of the opera too! (multiple opus is opera, right??)

              Weird, at least at first, really does it for me: Memoir was the same thing!

              Yes, Matt is my ever-patient canvas… and he seems to enjoy being a part of the process. I’m blessed! :)

  4. bloodyfrida says :

    Hurrah!

    Hey, you say you like experimental/electronic music? Do you know my husband’s work? (Robert Turman/ ex of NON)

  5. Dionne says :

    Just like Tara, I was also reading up on Opus IV today, but it was specifically your love for it – I’m now at June 2011 in the archives. You waited a while to snag this love, Dee. It’s almost been like a pregnancy. ;)

    • deeHowe says :

      I do love it so! I knew that one day I’d have a bottle, and I’m so glad it’s finally here :)

      I’ll send you a sample in your care package, so you can sniff as you read! ;)

  6. Lavanya says :

    Yay!! I am glad you got your bottle and your review makes this scent sound soo gorgeous!

  7. annemariec says :

    Well, done. Could not have come at a better time huh?

  8. flittersniffer says :

    Lovely bottle – so smooth and strokable… : – )

    And that is fun about the musical connection between your and Frida’s menfolk!

    There really is something in that degrees of separation thing….

  9. wyatt06 (@wyatt06) says :

    I think I’m gonna like this Opus perfume, looks like very elegant and hope the scents too. :)

    pheromones attract women

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