As a perfume lover I am always excited to discover a new brand so you can imagine how thrilled I was to be invited to meet the team from Perfumer’s Workshop, creators of Amouroud.
Amouroud fragrances are born out of a very special legacy. They are the evolution of the custom-blending concept that has earned Perfumer’s Workshop recognition for its revolutionary ideas since its inception 45 years ago. Starting at Bloomingdales, Perfumer’s Workshop essential oils quickly became the ‘must have’ fragrance innovation offering customers the chance to essentially create their own individual scent. The concept soon spread as people embraced this new way of buying and wearing fragrance.
Later Perfumer’s Workshop were responsible for the creation of Tea Rose, a fragrance beloved of some of the world’s most iconic women. Princess Grace of Monaco, Diana, Princess of Wales and Nicole Kidman all fell under the spell of this classically beautiful scent. India Hicks (now a perfume creator in her own right) remembers clouds of it floating in the air at the rehearsals for the Royal Wedding and Nicole Kidman is said to have worn it to the Oscars in 2004!
Amouroud is an entirely different concept. Each of the fragrances in the collection is created with the highest quality raw materials resulting in beautifully long lasting scents that are innovative, refined and characterful. The inclusion of Oud in each of the fragrances offers unparalleled intensity and longevity. These are fragrances with heart and soul, characterful scents for those who seek uniqueness and integrity. There are currently six fragrances in the range and while I found them all intriguing, I completely fell in love with Midnight Rose. Opening with the freshness of early morning roses heavy with dew, Midnight Rose sparkles with notes of Lychee and Pomelo. Lily and pure Red Rose add a calming sensuality before the fragrance evolves into a glorious night garden with threads of warm, dark-hued Oud to anchor the composition. Heavenly!!
For those who may not be quite as in love with rose as I am, there are five other fragrances to try as follows:
Grounded and serene Santal des Indes has a fresh earthiness to it. Woody, musky Vetiver mingles with the scent of fallen leaves. A breath of fresh Incense combines with the merest whisper of Curry Leaves while Chinese Cedarwood adds a quiet strength to the composition.
The richness of Saffron rests quietly inside the timid, purple Crocus Flower, a flower that blooms for just a few short days. Its rich red stigmata are hidden inside, three per flower. Carefully harvested by hand, they are sun dried to concentrate their precious aroma. The intensity of this luxurious note is enhanced with an Indian Oud resulting in an extraordinary fragrance.
This masterful creation sees a collection of the finest quality ingredients, combined with the richness of Oud, resulting in a deliciously soft and sunny fragrance. Discreet enough to be worn during the day yet possessing a singular longevity, Oud du Jour is Oud at its most wearable and something I felt I could really get on board with having always thought that Oud wasn’t for me.
Built around the spellbinding heart of Oud, a hypnotic Incense, addictive Wild Honey and Night Blooming Jasmine have been seamlessly intertwined. The finishing touch continues with animalic Musk, earthy Patchouli, and the gentle fluidity of Sandalwood.
Deep woods conceal dark secrets…this hypnotic fragrance features Black Gardenia and a rare Spiced Orchid. Rich layers of Balsam and Vanilla, hint at unknown mysteries….
I am told there are new fragrances in the pipeline so I can’t wait to see what else this clever brand has up its sleeve. Watch this space………..
Amouroud fragrances are available exclusively from Harrods