The 11th volume 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 18th and 19th century, 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.