Amouage has launched the Renaissance collection, with four unisex fragrances: Ashore, Crimson Rocks, Enclave and Meander.
Drawing inspiration from its home country, the Sultanate of Oman, these sophisticated blends of exquisitely contrasting scents are a liberating force of imagination...The Renaissance Collection arouses a surging emotion of inner connectivity drawn from the Sultanate’s breathtaking nature, evoking picturesque contours, colors and essence.
Ashore (above far left) ~ "On the coast of Ras Al Jinz, mid-summer, when the sun is in the middle of the sky, Ashore, depicts a mirage of the senses. As one’s eyes are saturated with light, a surreal brightness blends all that is around them, leaving only the wind that carries the scent of spices from the East. This intoxicatingly white floral fragrance of Jasmine, Ambergris and Sandalwood offers an olfactive interpretation of the union of the sun, the sand and waves while the Cardamom and Turmeric recall the scent of spices from India." Perfumer Mackenzie Reilly; additional notes include pink pepper, solar accord, rose and olibanum.
Crimson Rocks (above far right) ~ "Crimson Rocks conjures the majesty of Al Hajar mountains in all their glory at dusk. Standing tall at the top, one is engulfed by a sweet sense of peace. For this fragrance, Amouage brought to life an intense Rose, one that is resilient to withstand extreme weather yet gentle, welcoming and just like the mountains it calls home, rooted to stand the test of time. Texturing the Rose are red notes of Cinnamon and an earthy Jujube Honey Accord which along with Oakwood and Cedarwood paint the Al Hajar mountains in deep crimson hues." Perfumer Domitille Michalon-Bertier; additional notes include pink pepper and vetiver.
Enclave (second from right) ~ "As the last sun rays bid farewell to fjords of Musandam, Enclave sophisticatedly portrays the freshness trapped inside a rich, earthy warm hideaway where land meets the sea. Blue and green notes of Spearmint and Cardamom Oils transcend the fragrance stages, giving it a freshness that lasts forever, while the pleasantly surprising Amber, Labdanum, Cinnamon Oil and Saffiano together with earthy Vetiver capture the surrounding hot mountains at that precise moment in time." Perfumer Julien Rasquinet; additional notes include pink pepper, rose, patchouli and olibanum.
Meander (second from left) ~ "Meander explores the exhilarating feeling of happiness in a land of fog, lush green mountains and running streams. Drawing inspiration from the Sultanate’s southernmost Governorate during the monsoon (Khareef) season, Amouage creatively translated the surreal fog using Frankincense and smoky Vetiver, the rich greens with Cypriol and Jonquille, while its caramel-coloured mud is brought to life with earthy Sandalwood, Carrot Heart and Orris root notes." Perfumer Mackenzie Reilly; additional notes include pink pepper, black pepper and rose.
Amouage Ashore, Crimson Rocks, Enclave and Meander are $340 each for 100 ml Eau de Parfum.
I want to test all of these. I see pink pepper is making a comeback..no complaints here:).
I assume pink pepper and rose (and possibly olibanum) were meant to be the common threads? I think these have been out a good month but as usual I am behind.
These make me desire less to smell them than to go visit all those fabulous-sounding destinations in Oman!
Seriously, go look at the videos. They are like a travel brochure.
I want Meander…. ?
That would be my first vote too, followed by Crimson Rocks.
Those would be my top two also.