Amouage Fate Woman – Tejido en rayos de sol

imagen: Artseverydayliving.com artista: Caspar David Friedrich "Frau vor der untergehenden Sonne", 1818, Museo Folkwang

imagen: Artseverydayliving.com       artista: Caspar David Friedrich
“Frau vor der untergehenden Sonne”, 1818,   Museo Folkwang

Cuando Sheila, la prolífica escritora tras The Alembicated Genie, se ofreció generosamente a enviarme una muestra de Fate Woman, me sentí eufórica. Mi fetiche con Amouage es un secreto a voces y huelga decir que ansiaba probar el último lanzamiento de la casa omaní.

Como Fate está clasificado bajo la etiqueta de chipre oriental,  esperaba una mezcla oscura, barroca y grandilocuente. Menos operático que otras creaciones de la misma casa y por ende, quizás, con un atractivo más amplio, me impresionó con su levedad. Levedad para los estándares de Amouage, claro. Fate es considerablemente más sustancial y complejo que el 95% de los perfumes que se encuentran actualmente en el mercado.

Fate Woman parece irradiar una luz dorada que hace brillar todo lo que entra en contacto con ella. La salida es dulce y jugosa. Aunque la bergamota está listada entre las notas, me queda una impresión como de naranja dulce. La bergamota/naranja aparece especiada con canela y ají chile, lo que hace la mezcla aún más cálida. Entonces se torna más suave que un suavísimo sweater de cachemira doble. No me impresionó al principio, pero con sucesivos usos, Fate Woman tejió lentamente su red dorada y antes de poder siquiera darme cuenta, ya no logré desenredarme.

El rico corazón floral está entremezclado con incienso y vainillaCuero y castóreo suman una cualidad animal que, lejos de bestial o cruda, resulta tan reconfortante como abrazar a una mascota querida. Fate huele muy clásico y extrañamente familiar pero, al mismo tiempo, innegablemente moderno. Es Romanticismo sin el drama; un parfum de peau al estilo de Amouage.

Este perfume fue compuesto por la talentosa Dorothée Piot (Robertet) -bajo dirección creativa de Christopher Chong– y presentado en 2013. Encuentro su proyección discreta y la longevidad, buena.

Caro

Origen de la muestra: Muestra gentileza de Sheila Eggenberger, The Alembicated Genie

foto: Amouage.com

foto: Amouage.com

Amouage Fate Woman – Woven in sunshine

When Sheila, the prolific writer behind The Alembicated Genie, generously offered to send me a sample of Fate Woman, I was elated. My fetish for  Amouage is no secret and I most certainly wanted to try the latest release from the Omani house.

Since Fate Woman is  classified as an Oriental chypre, I had come to expect a dark and bombastic baroque blend. Less operatic than other creations from the same  house and thus, perhaps, with a wider appeal, it struck me as lightweight. Lightweight by Amouage standards, that is. Fate is considerably more substantial and complex than 95% of the fragrances currently on the market.

Fate Woman seems to radiate a golden light that sets aglow everything that comes in contact with it. The opening is sweet and juicy. Although bergamot is listed among the notes, I am left with an impression of sweet orange. The bergamot/orange is spiced up by cinnamon and chili pepper, what makes the blend even warmer. It then becomes softer than the softest double cashmere sweater. I was unimpressed at first, but with subsequent wearings, Fate Woman slowly wove its golden web around me and before I could even realise it, I was unable to disentangle myself.

The rich floral heart is intermingled with frankincense and vanillaLeather and castoreum add an animalic quality that, far from raw or beastly, is as reassuring as cuddling up with a dear pet. Fate smells very classic and strangely familiar but, at the same time, undeniably modern. It is Romanticism minus the drama; a skin fragrance, Amouage style.

This fragrance was composed by the talented Dorothée Piot (Robertet) -under creative direction of Christopher Chong– and introduced in 2013. I find the projection discreet and its longevity, good.

Caro

Origin of sample: Sample courtesy of Sheila Eggenberger, The Alembicated Genie

7 responses to “Amouage Fate Woman – Tejido en rayos de sol

  1. What a lovely and evocative review Caro! I like the phrase “radiate a golden light”
    I very much prefered Fate Woman to Man.

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  3. What a lovely entanglement. I found the same; not an immediate like but then soft and embracing.

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    • Hi Jordan, it seems many of us have responded in the same way to Fate Woman. I find it easier to wear than most Amouages and it can be a wonderful Gateway for those who fear Amouage fragrances might be too hardcore for them.

      Caro

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  4. Dear Caro – I was very much hoping that you would be able to review Fate Woman, but this was an honor I didn’t expect! Amouages are in themselves so incredibly complex – as indeed Fate Woman is – but it is also the supremely happiest of the main line of Amouages. And everyone without fail loves it!
    Thank you!

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