Echoing life’s most vivid and celebrated experiences shaped by moments of tribulation and strength, Opus XIII Silver Oud Eau de Parfum is an olfactive depiction of Stendhal’s 19th-century French novel, The Red and the Black, and its intelligent and ambitious protagonist, Julien Sorel. Paying tribute to the House’s signature storytelling tradition, Cécile Zarokian brings Opus XIII Silver Oud Eau de Parfum to life in a woody ambery fragrance that showcases the most precious Oud in all its glory.
Opening with Patchouli Molecular Distillation, Cypriol Oil, and Virginia Cedar Oil, confusion lies in the lack of an expected top note. Instead, a wide variety of woods come to the fore, announcing a deep evolution. At the heart of the creation, an exquisitely rich quality Oud Assam Oil dances in unison with a deep Vanilla (Madagascar) Absolute as a beautiful duo of contrasts. Meanwhile, Ambrarome, Birch Oil, Guaiac Wood Oil, and Castoreum leave dark sillage imprints on the skin, the smoky woods blending together in an endless finale.
Inspired by the omniscient allure of a library and mankind’s insatiable quest for knowledge, The Library Collection is a celebration of integrity, creativity, and virtuosity. A place where the soul leaves an imprint on the art of living, this collection of opuses proposes inventive perfumery, unthought-of accords, and always bold and unexpected scents to treasure.
- Top notes: Patchouli Molecular Distillation, Cypriol Essence, Virginia Cedar Essence.
- Heart notes: Oud Assam Essence, Vanilla Madagascar Absolute.
- Base notes: Ambrarome, Birch Essence, Guaiac Wood Essence, Castoreum.
- Perfumer: Cecile Zarokian.
- Eau de Parfum: Women, Men.
PERFUMER: CECILE ZAROKIAN
An ISIPCA alumnus, Cécile Zarokian trod her own path by becoming at 27 the youngest independent woman perfumer of our age. Her humility, curiosity and panartistic vision of her craft result in fragrances that offer a certain grandiloquence and Armenian homeliness.
Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.