WHAT I SMELL: Meander opens with a warm and lightly sweet and inviting olibanum that is quickly met with an amazingly beautiful carrot note. It’s not carrot from the earth, but one that’s fresh and dewy and lightly nutty and surprisingly gourmand. Soon the carrot is met with the softest of rose along with a buttery orris. Together they provide a aura sheen that’s smooth as silk. As Meander continues on its’ path, the perfume begins to grow and radiate. It’s thick and rich and incredibly elegant and warm…and it’s at this point the orris feels as if it has been ladled over the luxurious Rose and Jonquille absolute. After some time, an incense begins to hover above the orris infused florals. It’s very light but adds just a hint of mystery to the already beautifully warmed heart. This perfume is beyond gorgeous, it’s dreamy and quite voluminous, but so incredibly comforting while being quite grand.
Notes from the Amouage website:
A synergy of fresh Pink Pepper and vivifying Black Pepper, together with a dense, fruity and chalklike Carrot Heart bring alive the all-encompassing fogs of monsoon season.
Serene and steady, they drape over a lush landscape of emerald Jonquille Absolute and lavish Rose Absolute, before climbing over pale cliffs of earthy Orris and dark, humid groves of Cypriol.
Surreal march of white Sandalwood mists, they creep overhill and underhill until at last they meet the unending desert, still hot with the scent of dry Vetiver and balsamic Frankincense Resinoid – the unbreakable barrier.
Intricate blend of woods and flowy spices, Meander captures the exhilarating feeling of happiness when the south of Oman turns into a land of haze and running streams.
- Top Notes: Olibanum Oil, Carrot Heart, Pink Pepper CO² & Black Pepper Oil.
- Heart Notes: Orris, Rose Absolute, Cypriol Heart & Jonquille Absolute.
- Base Notes: Olibanum Resinoid, Vetiver Oil, & Sandalwood Oil.
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: A languid nap on a warm afternoon.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE MEANDER creamy, soothing, encompassing
BOTTOM LINE: Meander is so warm and beautiful; it almost has a heartbreaking feel about it as it’s filled with great emotion. At the same time it also has as dreamlike quality about it that makes you want to drift off in an embrace within its comforting arms.
- Bone Rating: 4.5 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Amber Fougere
- Nose: Mackenzie Reilly
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $265 for 50 ml eau de parfum