Oeuvre IV is like reading a beautiful, ancient novel that slowly unfolds & unfurls, page by page, on your skin - strange, compelling, addictive, exotic, timeless. If you like resinous-incense scents, you will love Oeuvre IV. It is deep yet translucent, rich yet never sickly, incense-smokey without the fire. The fleeting opening is citrus & quite bright: green & luminous with a fresh astringency. It is as glowing & gilded as the rising sun. There is a rosey, fruity aspect, too: but here the fruits are dried, candied, chewy and exotic, dusted with rose petals. In time the resins & cardamom begin to warm in the intense dry heat. There is incense - the good kind: a little churchy, a little hippy, a little exotic. The paired-back sweetness & resins on hot coals lend a touch-of-the-sauna to Oeuvre IV.
Top Notes: Coriander, Lemon, Mandarin, Grapefruit
Heart Notes: Elemi, Cardamom, Cumin, Rose Berries, Rose, Violet Leaves
Base Notes: Peru Balsam, Labdanum, Frankincense, Animalic Notes, Musk
Compare to Opus IV