On April 1st, Amouage presented a new duo called Portrayal as an olfactory portrayal of the 1920s Bohemian culture. As Amouage Creative Director Christopher Chong explains it, the new Portrayal duo was “inspired by times of dramatic social change and the people who pushed beyond the limits of mass culture during their times. It is a reflection of the birth of a new age and the freedoms that come with it.”
The new arrivals from Amouage—Portrayal Woman for women and Portrayal Man for men are so different in their personalities, neither complementing nor setting each other off, that if they were people they would hardly make a harmonious couple. Even despite the common belief that opposites supposedly attract. Maybe they do, but they they do not stay together for long.
Portrayal Man Eau de Parfum
The masculine version, Portrayal Man, poses a playful refinement. The opening is elegant and fresh with violet leaves, leading to an earthy and citrusy vetiver embraced by cade with leathery and woody nuances. As announced from the brand: “Portrayal Man is an olfactive depiction of 1920s bohemian culture. Its woody and leather aroma exudes an air of exquisite audacity. It is about the arrogance and social tension in the world’s cultural discourse. With Vetiver at its heart and top notes of Violet Leaves, Portrayal Man emits a dandy yet masculine impression. Its light spicy facet enriches its woody base of Cade, allowing the fragrance to illustrate an enlightening energy that is unforgettable.”
Portrayal Woman Eau de Parfum
The female edition, Portrayal Woman, has “a smoky yet sweet mélange created by the fusion of Craven ‘A’ Tobacco with a dusting of Vanilla. Brought together with Jasmine at its top and Elemi at its base, it recreates 1920s liberation. The floral fragrance is for the poised and playfully refined woman who dares to defy. It is heartened with an undertone of the sensuality of Tuberose and combined with the elemi this radiates a sultry trail of seductive sillage.”