The 11thvolume of Amouage’s Library Collection, Opus XI is a romantic and cinematic interpretation of today’s metastasized obsession with “fake news”. The manipulation of information and knowledge that when revealed, expresses a pure form of authenticity. In this latest creation, Amouage Creative Director, Christopher Chong traces the origins of fake news to the Occidental exploration of the Middle East and Asia in the 18thand 19thcentury, as lands of mystery and exoticism.
In a dynamic composition, Chong evokes modern Orientalism by combining real Oud with ingredients that project impressions of Oud to create an illusion of reality. With rich dark opaque attributes, top notes of Marjoram are mixed with heart notes of Oud and Styrax in the base to create an intoxicating natural vegetal Oud facet. The addition of Woodleather gives this commanding and enlightening fragrance a smoky and powerful animalic sillage.
Inspired by the shape of a small book, refined with clean lines and gentle curves, the royal blue Opus XIbottle is made from the finest glass crystal from France. It is adorned with a simple gold label and crowned with the regal and distinctive Amouage shield. The box is reminiscent of a tome covered in a floral oriental mosaic jacquard printed on a silk-like fabric.
- Top: Marjoram
- Heart: Oud
- Base: Styrax, Woodleather
- Opus XI 100ml – RM1,240.00;
- Opus XI 50ml – RM965.00
- Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur
- Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
- Isetan, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)
- Domestic and International Terminal, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)