I’m a girly girl. I don’t particularly like that statement, but in the end, it is true. I like the colour pink, I wear make up, I can’t for the life of me play ball games, I have long hair, I am not what you would call a tomboy in the least. When it comes to perfume I’m more open, but in the end it just comes natural that I end up preferring the more feminine scents.
Of all the Amouage duos, I prefer the Woman’s fragrance without exception. But now, Ladies and Gentlemen, we have found the exception. Of Interlude, Amouage’s newest release, I prefer the men’s version. Interlude Woman is challenging and genius, but Interlude Man is love.
Interlude Man was created perfumer Pierre Negrin, notes include bergamot, oregano, allspice berries, amber, incense, cistus, opoponax, leather, oud, patchouli and sandalwood.
Opening with a blast of smokiness – herbs and spices in a cloud of wood smoke, Interlude Man proceeds to unfold into a leathery, oud-y, ambery, thoroughly masculine but in the end, soft and warm tapestry of scent that envelops you and cushions you from all the blows the cold, bad world has in store.
Interlude Man feels like a strong man with a soft heart, someone to protect you, care for you, be there for you. Oh my, can it be that Interlude Man is my knight in shining armor? That Interlude Man is the one I have been waiting for since the fairy tales of my childhood started conjuring up such an image in my impressionable, young mind?
I wear Interlude Man and almost feel like get carried away to the castle on my knight’s steed. The wind in my hair, feeling free and without a care in the world, because I feel the warm body of my saviour in my back.
I realize that I might have brought wrath of the entire feminist movement down on me with this post, but before the mean emails start coming – this is just a fantasy. Just one part of me that is there, equal to the part where I am Trinity blasting my own way through the world. We can be what we want, weak or strong, independent or addicted. We take on roles everyday, and we can choose them as we need them. Perfume is a way to take us there a bit faster.
Interlude Man protects me, takes care of me. My knight in shining armor takes me to his castle, where we live happily ever after.