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Interlude 53 2020

Interlude 53 by Amouage
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Interlude 53 is a popular perfume by Amouage for men and was released in 2020. The scent is smoky-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Sabco Group / Oman Perfumery. Pronunciation
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Main accords

Smoky
Spicy
Oriental
Woody
Resinous

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
OreganoOregano PimentoPimento BergamotBergamot
Heart Notes Heart Notes
FrankincenseFrankincense OpoponaxOpoponax AmberAmber CistusCistus
Base Notes Base Notes
LeatherLeather OudOud PatchouliPatchouli SandalwoodSandalwood

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Submitted by multiple users, last update on 15.04.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "The Exceptional Extraits" collection.
Variant of the fragrance concentration
This is a variant of the perfume Interlude Man by Amouage, which differs in concentration.

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LVCAS

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Harmony inspired by chaos
After months I seize very gladly again the opportunity and report back to the latest release from the house Amouage: Interlude 53.

Now the first officially declared Extrait de Parfum gets in and of all things Interlude is the chosen one. So we are not talking about a flanker, but a new fragrance concentration.

What does the "53" stand for?

This represents the percentage of fragrance oils in this perfume.

And why "53" and not "50" or "56"?

That is the maximum amount that could be achieved in the manufacturing process and still be within certain "Anti Allergens Standards".

In addition, the maturation processes Maturation and maceration "played" and the entire process ultimately extended to about 6 months. Most fragrances probably mature only a few weeks.

Maturation is the maturation of the fragrance concentrate prior to the addition of alcohol.

Maceration is the maturation of the finished blend, i.e. after alcohol has been added.

The Interlude DNA is still unchanged and immediately after spraying we experience a very loud aromatic hit of spices - decidedly strong and intense!
Oregano and allspice create a fabulous beginning. First smoky puffs are also noticeable and in the midst of this explosion I can also detect a tangy, hesperidic freshness. In the further development we dive into the warm and deep soul - balsamic and resinous impressions join and also the smoke has already fully spread.
Woody-earthy notes complement this strong oriental image.
What harmonious chaos!

The increased concentration enhances this spectacle and seems at the same time rounder and more accomplished. Nevertheless, the differences are difficult to identify even for experienced noses.

Interlude 53 is in my eyes a successful experiment and as an Amouage / Interlude lover, it is definitely worth a test - a bottle, however, not if you already own an Interlude.

I wish you a happy and healthy new year 2021!
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Laurooon

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Good scent, you just must not know the vintage versions....
I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed. Sorry if I'm out of line there. I have the "Vintage" Interlude and I love the original vintage fragrances from Amouage, before everything was adulterated and the fragrances have disappointed me more and more.

I was hoping this Interlude 53 would be a bit like the original, that is, like BEFORE the reformulation and would bring back some of the good old Amouage days.

Indeed, 53 is a bit stronger than today's Interlude, but to me it clearly lacks the depth and darkness of the original formula. This isn't a beast, it's just a kitten now, quite a cuddly kitten to be sure which also meows properly loudly, but nothing like the original. This one was an ultimate cannon, black, with rough edges, it took no prisoners and never pandered. The scent of the incarnate. If you didn't like it, you had to change the side of the street to get away from him!
But this is more of a slightly stronger version of the already arguably westernized (sweetened) and already neutered Reformulation. Soft and cuddly. Almost suitable for the masses. Definitely good! But you must not hold the Vintage against it, otherwise the 53 goes baden.

Too bad, I hoped if the sells well, comes maybe a 53 series (Memoir, Jubilation etc...) But if they all become so, I'm definitely better off with the Vintage.
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Tonkabohne75

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The beginning (or patient zero)
The start for me in the perfume world. Thanks to my brother-in-law Andreas. I can still remember the exact day when he had the little sample with him and showed it to me.

I had never experienced such an unusual and bold perfume before. It went in a fragrance direction that I had never thought possible before. I only knew the 08/15 designer fragrances.

I will refrain from going into detail about the individual fragrances and their development. Others can do that better. My brother-in-law, for example, who has an affinity for it, masters it brilliantly and is absorbed in it. I see the perfume more as an overall composition and what it triggers in me as a whole. That's why I tend to describe my basic feelings about the fragrance.

Interlude polarizes, of course. Many find it too strong or simply don't like it. That's why - once you've made friends with it - wearing it is also a kind of rebellion. Because you know that when you wear it - and it is highly visible and omnipresent - you completely take over the world around you. But you both don't care. Together with him, you enjoy sticking both middle fingers in the faces of those who turn up their noses.
And you feel understood by those who take a liking to him.
Just like in the old days, when nobody could understand if you were a Depeche Mode fan. And then you met someone who liked them too. And understood you.
When you wear Interlude, it's both of them against the rest of the world.

I will be eternally grateful to Interlude (and the person who introduced us both) because it was the catalyst for me to dive deep into the perfume world.
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Razvanyke

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The statement
Of course, anyone who is closed to the perfume community heard at least once about the blue beast from Oman which the "normal" Interlude is.

When I smelled that one for the first time, I got annoyed by the oreganoand after almost 1 to 2 hours it became nicer and a very addictive smoky scent. However, it is as niche, as niche is concerned and it takes time for an untrained "nose" to like it, if ever.

Then Amouage thought that Interlude is not extreme enough and they came up with an extrait de parfum which is almost double the amount of 30% perfume oil (to be considered extrait) ..

Well, apart from the huge price, the nice bottle with some extra symbols and less annoying oregano note .. they are very similar : the blue beast and the extrait double blue beast .. for me.

But, like the title says, this is not a perfume to own and wear for rational and logical reasons, this is an emotional purchase for someone who considers that the best of Amouage craftsmanship deserves the effort to pay the hefty price.

If you would like to hear more about that, please check my video.
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Emre95

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One of the strongest Beatsmode fragrances I have ever smelled

Fragrance description: To me, the scent smells mostly like smoke, like a campfire or an ashtray. Interlude 53 is definitely on the dark and smoky side. If you want to wear a fragrance that is meant to express itself, you can't go wrong with this one. Later, the "smoke" is mixed with an oriental spice. It's definitely not for everyone. I find the fragrance just too blatant for me personally, BUT it has something interesting about it that is addictive. Unfortunately, it's hard for me to describe what's interesting about it. You have to try it.

Fragrance progression: Smoke from start to finish. Later, the spices come through a little. Oud is more in the background. I also find the 53 rounder than the normal Interlude.

Compliments: Difficult. This is more of a fragrance that you have to get used to. Too many sprays could burn someone's nose hairs. But I can still imagine that you will get compliments on the fragrance if you have the right charisma for the scent and have sprayed very little.

Shelf life: You don't need to say more than 53% fragrance oil. If it's not a 10/10, what fragrance is? After a week, I can still smell the fragrance on the test strip. (Insanity) The fragrance also literally sticks to the clothes.

Sillage: Let's put it this way, you don't need to worry about the sillage. Just be careful with the trigger. I personally wouldn't do more than 3 sprays. Jeremy would say POWER!!!!!

Usability: Also difficult. It's just too strong and heavy for the office. I can imagine the fragrance on cold winter days. Perhaps also in late fall or on cold spring days. In summer, it would be suffocating.

Flacon: One of the most beautiful flacons. The blue with the golden applications is really beautiful. For once, I wouldn't criticize the shy Amouage sprayer for this fragrance, as it has enough radiance as it is.

Price/performance: You buy high-end and have definitely smelled a lot in your life when you buy Interlude 53. If you like smoky and oriental fragrances, it's definitely worth the money.

Overall assessment: I find it difficult to rate. The smoky scent is very strong, but it still has something addictive in the background. Let's put it this way, it's not a crowd pleaser but definitely a work of art that has that certain something. Therefore an 8/10 overall.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 2 years ago
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Deeper, oilier and smoother than the original. Sweet, balsamic and warm Opoponax with a smoky oud, a hint of leather and a resinous amber.
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OdysseusOdysseus 2 years ago
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The original is just "too much", with a beautiful drydown. This is a masterpiece from the beginning, with no rough edges from the 1st spray.
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ZerkaloZerkalo 2 years ago
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A harmonious amplification of OG's architecture allowing the spatialization of all it's complexities. It's smoother, richer, deeper & denser
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ErselErsel 2 years ago
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Thick, resinous, syrupy sweetness and darker notes for balance.
Like menthol candy but smoky-warm, no cooling.
Opulent in right conditions.
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ScottMcArronScottMcArron 1 month ago
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The result of an uncreative creative director riding the coattails of a creative genius (Christopher Chong).
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