The Library Collection

Opus XIV - Royal Tobacco 2022

Opus XIV - Royal Tobacco by Amouage
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8.1 / 10 399 Ratings
A popular perfume by Amouage for women and men, released in 2022. The scent is smoky-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Sabco Group / Oman Perfumery.
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Main accords

Smoky
Spicy
Resinous
Oriental
Woody

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
AniseedAniseed CardamomCardamom Frankincense oilFrankincense oil Elemi resinElemi resin BasilBasil BergamotBergamot
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Liquorice rootLiquorice root Tobacco absoluteTobacco absolute FenugreekFenugreek LavenderLavender Orange blossomOrange blossom PrunolPrunol Bulgarian roseBulgarian rose Osmanthus absoluteOsmanthus absolute
Base Notes Base Notes
FrankincenseFrankincense BenzoinBenzoin Gaiac woodGaiac wood MyrrhMyrrh Tonka beanTonka bean Assam oudAssam oud Birch tarBirch tar Bourbon vanillaBourbon vanilla LabdanumLabdanum MuskMusk Peru balsamPeru balsam VetiverVetiver

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Scent
8.1399 Ratings
Longevity
9.0368 Ratings
Sillage
8.6367 Ratings
Bottle
9.0346 Ratings
Value for money
6.8276 Ratings
Submitted by Sniffer, last update on 15.06.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "The Library Collection" collection.

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8
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9
Scent
TG93

8 Reviews
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TG93
TG93
Very helpful Review 12  
Finnish sauna in the forest meets hookah lounge, or: incense sticks and the color dark green
Royal Tobacco is, this much can be said regardless of the nose, not a fragrance with a who-knows-how-common DNA (even if, of course, familiar elements appear here and there in their details).
It starts incredibly, almost too strong, dark green, dry-herbaceous, typical Amouage, oriental-spicy, with incense and tobacco only in the background. These then - how could it be otherwise? - These are then pushed further and further forward in the course of the fragrance, so that in the (late) drydown, these notes are absorbed and rounded off by a slightly ambery vanilla.
In the promo for the fragrance, Cecile Zarokian states that the fragrance is modeled on the authentic scent of a cigar that is lit and then gradually burns down. With a little imagination, this image can actually be reproduced. Initially pungent, balsamic, spicy and ethereal, then increasingly smoother, smokier and creamier. In terms of artistry and craftsmanship, the fragrance can therefore only receive top marks. Grandiose.
The H/S is flawless, room-filling and intense. At work, after several hours of the fragrance on my skin, I was asked what made the whole room smell so seductively wintry, but also warm and inviting; incense sticks and wellness associations came to mind.
Conclusion: Amouages Royal Tobacco is an absolute recommendation for fans of strong, smoky-dry and green-spicy fragrances, in which tobacco is actually interpreted as very dry, cool and warm at the same time, and therefore not gourmand-like! 9/10
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PeteRalon007

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PeteRalon007
PeteRalon007
7  
Grim reaper dates & boot extracts
Background: Perfumos send me samples, I then test the perfumes sent without any knowledge and describe my response - that of an inexperienced dilettante.

If you put this fragrance on for a date, you will go home all alone. Unless you are the Grim Reaper himself and would like to impress attractive reaper women in your vicinity with a brute, dust-dry blend of frankincense, resins, spices and myrrh for eternal silence. A little bird chirped to me that tobacco could also be involved, but it has long since crumbled to dust and now smells of labdanum. What do grim reapers actually do on a date? Drink what? Hardly. Two beers and a rag to mop up was yesterday. Perhaps they talk at length about the benefits of wood notes from centuries-old oud coffins in unopened crypts. So timeless would be a fitting perspective for this opulent appearance, which nevertheless comes wafting along in a floral, vanilla-like manner from far, far away.
To be on the safe side, I have my 5-year-old expert assess the bouquet again: "Is that from Grandpa's boot?" she asks. Probably yes, my dear!
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SmellGoodGuy

58 Reviews
SmellGoodGuy
SmellGoodGuy
Helpful Review 4  
Anticlimactic
This smells of frankincense and fenugreek. Maybe if I took my time, smelled it a bit more, I would get tobacco and perhaps other notes, but, on it's face, this is 100 percent frankincense and fenugreek.

I say fenugreek not because I'm familiar with this note, but because of how everyone else described it and, yep, I get it. Discursively, adding it was quite brilliant. It works beautifully with the frankincense.

So while this is not a bad fragrance, it's not what it promises from the tin. You see "tobacco" and "Amouage" and you begin to conjure up fantasies of dense, rich, opulent tobacco. And when that expectation is met with a wildly different scent profile, it's rather anticlimactic. Albeit a good fragrance.
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Mercer

78 Reviews
Mercer
Mercer
Helpful Review 3  
Chocolate Milk + Hookah (unflavored shisa) Tobacco
Tons of tobacco fragrances out there, this one gives me Hookah vibes. It smells like I'm walking through the Arab quarter of Jerusalem, there is a spice to it, a smokiness to it, and a sweetness.

At first spray, there is almost this chocolate scent, like a very milky chocolate....reminds me of chocolate milk if you only add a little chocolate so that the milk becomes almost identical in color to the bottle here.

10-15 minutes into this, it becomes more spicy, and the smoke comes out a bit more, less sweet.

This is one of the most authentic tobacco's I've come across, very different than:

Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum
Tobacco Flirting with Vanilla
"XJ 1861 Naxos | XerJoff"
"Back to Black Aphrodisiac (Perfume) | Kilian"
Beverly Hills Exclusive

What is it closest to? I would say Tobacco Vanille, but other than both of these having tobacco involved, that's about as close as it gets. TV to me is more of a pipe tobacco smell, and this is very clearly middle eastern.

I'm not sure how this will smell to others around you, I could see people not wanting to smell this on someone. I particularly enjoy it on myself so I'll use it...but out of the other tobacco fragrances listen I would have to say this would be the most 'challenging' of them all.
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9
Bottle
7
Sillage
8
Longevity
8.5
Scent
NicheOnly

47 Reviews
NicheOnly
NicheOnly
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A statement maker
When you just smell the 2ml sample vial without even spraying it, it gives a lot of accords - the first thing you notice is the sweetness, but that is quickly followed with a deep smoky undertone. These same accords are transferred onto paper or skin. I partially get why people think it's fruity in the vial, but that won't show when you actually spray it.

So what does it smell like and what do the notes remind me of? If you just smell it on paper, the sweetness that you will notice at the top is driven by the licorice root, very similar to the vibe you get when you smell Initio's Oud for Happiness, a fresh-sweet all-year scent. On skin, at the opening, I get more smoky and ambery than I get the sweetness, but I do see some similarities in the air to Royal Crown's Sultan, a vanilla-oud gourmand, once we get out of the instant drydown.

As the scent evolves, it gets darker and darker. The base hits in a different way - I would compare it to asphalt being installed or a burnt tire (my interpretation of what the birch tar base note does). This hydrocarbon-type vibe is something you see in some other scents, e.g. Xerjoff's Don and Carner's Cuirs. You really have to smell it from up close to notice it.

The base has that Amouage DNA, but this is nothing like the animalic oud you get from Opus XIII Silver Oud (I saw it in the "Reminds me of" section of the other website). The birch tar and tobacco serve as a solid base to build upon, and the smoky-resinous spiciness is not something that goes away. Closer to Interlude, but there's not really anything like this in the market. Think of it as an evolution for the fruity-leather profile while also not being as "safe for work".

One thing that I do notice is that this doesn't actually perform as strong as some of the other scents from Amouage. Note: I am yet to try this in cold weather, given we are in August. My opinions are likely to change on this part, but for now, I think this sillage is not more than average (7/10) and the longevity will be there, but it won't be infinite-level like some oud fragrances (8/10 max).

I've tried a lot of stuff since I got into the hobby more than a year ago now, and this is an absolute standout. Certain to add it by the end of the year if not sooner. Extremely unique creation and not something that Amouage does a lot as a house (i.e. combining sweetness with harshness). I say that after I just went through Amouage's 12x2ml men's discovery. Objectively, this has too much going on for it to be mainstream and blind-buy safe, but if you're somebody that does this for the art of it and wants something that nobody else has, this is literally made for you. This isn't Naxos and this isn't Herod.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 1 year ago
9
Bottle
8
Sillage
8
Longevity
9
Scent
Bright opening, citric, green (basil), spicy and slightly sweet (cardamom, licorice). Drydown with tobacco, resin, balsam, myrrh, incense.
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AarsethAarseth 8 months ago
9
Bottle
9
Sillage
9
Longevity
9.5
Scent
One of my favorites from the house. Simply glorious. Syrupy/oily smoky green masculine rooty tobacco blend with the lovely incence.
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EvannellEvannell 7 months ago
8
Bottle
8
Sillage
8
Longevity
6.5
Scent
Starts with a strong anise/licorice weird kind of way. A few hours later you get smoke/incense/burnt wood unexpected drydown. Wow!
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COFFISDEADCOFFISDEAD 11 months ago
10
Bottle
9
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10
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10
Scent
My favourite scent of all time
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NikosPabloNikosPablo 1 year ago
10
Bottle
8
Sillage
10
Longevity
9.5
Scent
Super Unique Green Tobacco. The opening reminds me of absinthe,thanks to aniseed. Smokey,Skanky background thanks to Oud but very addicting.
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