AMOUAGE Overture Man EDP 100ml
Continuing to offer timeless fragrances to those who seek the extraordinary every day, Amouage is pleased to announce that Overture Man is now available across retailers worldwide. With an instantly arresting woody scent, Overture is inspired by man’s solitude in the world; dramatic, bold and confident. Created by renowned perfumer Karine Vinchon-Spehner, Overture Man is an operatic portrayal of a gentleman’s mystique encapsulated in potent notes of Myrrh, Sandalwood and smoky Frankincense.
“Overture Man’s sophisticated and sensual tone has made it extremely popular and it’s a pleasure to be offering it to discerning clients around the world ,” said Renaud Salmon, Amouage’s Chief Experience Officer. “The fragrance tells the story of that one moment when you know you have witnessed something extraordinary. It’s a mélange of emotive ingredients; potent, yet fresh, strong yet graceful, loud, but not overpowering.”
Amouage’s fragrances draw inspiration from music, travels and life experiences, that unfold as captivating olfactory narratives. As such, Overture Man conjures a tale of a gentleman, poised for an elegant evening at the opera dressed in a dinner jacket accented by a moiré silk cummerbund and bow tie. He takes his seat in the audience of the opera house with great poise and eagerly waits for the performance to begin, but before the orchestra finishes the overture, a mysterious stranger gently taps his shoulder. He rises from his seat and disappears into the darkness with nothing left of him but his bow tie and lingering scent, a heady reminder of the exhilarating moment the velvet curtains draw open.
The fragrance opens to bold notes that are starkly contrasted by the citrusy, spicy and aromatic freshness of Grapefruit, Saffron, Cardamom, Cumin, Ginger, Nutmeg and Saffron. As it evolves, it reveals a softer heart of resinous floral notes crowned by Myrrh and Geranium, giving this creation a sophisticated edge, but as it matures, Overture Man unveils a truly timeless essence of smoky woodiness from Frankincense that engulfs its wearer in mystery.
Karine Vinchon-Spehner explained, “When I created Overture Man, I envisioned the strong emotions the audience of the opera feels when hearing the opening and the debut of a young opera singer. It’s a piece that alternates slow and fast rhythms to set you in the mood of what follows. That’s why I used some contrasted raw materials, to reflect this alternation of rhythms. Here, the bitterness of the grapefruit lies against the warmness of woods and resins. I also played with the spices: the cold spices like cardamom, nutmeg, and ginger are opposed to the warm ones like cumin and cinnamon. Just like the unique and intense moment before something extraordinary happens, it is breathtaking, leaving all who smell it surprised and fascinated.”
Amouage’s signature glass bottle is presented in a frosted finish crowned with a bronze cap that brings out the warm golden hues of the perfume. Enclosed in a box reminiscent of a gentleman dressed for the opera, Overture Man is a perfect addition to a treasured fragrance library. The enchanting fragrance is available in 100ml Eau de Parfum.
Created in 2019, Overture Man was previously available exclusively in Harrods London, and select Amouage boutiques.
Top Notes: Grapefruit, Cardamom, Cumin, Ginger, Nutmeg, Saffron
Heart Notes: Cinnamon, Lentisk, Benzoin, Ciste Labdanum, Patchouli, Geranium, Myrrh
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Smoky Leather, Clary Sage, Animalic accord, Incense
Olfactory group: oriental-woody
Nose: Karine Vinchon-Spehner
Creation date: 2019