You can’t mistake an Amouage fragrance. There is no doubt that they possess incredible presence and quality. Unfortunately, for me, Interlude Man wore me and not the other way around. I know, you’re thinking to yourself, “you need to go easy on the application with an Amouage scent”. True; but I followed that rule. I just found that after wearing this all day, it just really wore me out.
WHAT I SMELL: A quick splash of bergamot and Juniper berries which quickly moves into smoky incense that weaves in and out of a warm amber and a heavy creaminess. Interlude Man stays in this state for quite some time while the smoky incense remains dominant over the other notes. This fragrance has a powerful and commanding presence. After many hours what I was left with was dry and woody incense; ever-present, ever potent.
From the Amouage website:
Interlude for Man is a spicy and woody fragrance inspired by chaos and disorder masquerading an interlude moment of harmony in its heart.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Oregano, Pimento Berry Oil
Heart Notes: Amber, Frankincense, Cistus, Opoponax
Base Notes: Leather, Agarwood Smoke, Patchouli, Sandalwood
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE INTERLUDE MAN: smoky, serious, weighted
BOTTOM LINE: I am having a hard time thinking about when and where I would want to wear this fragrance. It does not comfort, it controls. That scares me!
- Bone Rating: 3 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: Oriental Woody
- Classification: Masculine
- Nose: Pierre Negrin
- Expense: Approximately $215 for 50ml EdP