The creation of an intuitive, bold and uncompromising master perfumer. One of the cult figures of contemporary perfumery, over the past 25 years, she has created blockbusters and polarizing punk potions.
She has been called “dark” because of her taste for burnt, but you could just as well see her in green or mauve – anise and heliotrope are her favourite notes. She is gifted with a musical sense of accords, of a composition’s melody. A gift that can also be understood as an offering. In an industry that seeks originality, she composes her scents for those who can hear.
The fragrance equivalent of a breathtaking aria.
Be sure to make your grand entrance courtesy of Amourage’s [sic] Overture eau de parfum. With just a spritz or two of this woody fragrance, the brand evokes an essence of self-assured beauty and glamour that treats even the simplest of occasions with the fanfare of an evening at the opera.
Overture Woman was developed by perfumer Annick Ménardo. The notes for the woody oriental include bergamot, saffron, apple brandy accord, rose, cinnamon, geranium, incense, labdanum and leather.
Amouage Overture Woman is £260 for 100 ml at Harrods in the UK.