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I should like a Rose, crimson and joyous. Velvety petals draped in clear, religious Elemi and coated in the sensual smoke of Olibanum Hyperabsolute - they remind me of our pure emotions, as we fell in love for the first ever time. I remember of Damascus Rose Water, flawless like our smiles; and caramel-coloured Incense Absolute, sweet like those hours lost in the depths of our imaginations.


What remains when our lives come to pass?


With bewitching and metallic streaks of Black Ink, I shall write down the memories of our love.

Moments, images and sensations of bitter Myrrh.


Vanilla is sweet, Sandalwood takes me to heavens of silk but Cedarwood reminds me of reality, dry, brittle and dense like Suede.


Inspired by the uncertainty of the ‘Rosebud’ mystery in ‘Citizen Kane’, Rose Incense is an ambery and pointilliste constellation of gleaming moments whose beauty compels us to believe that only childhood memories are real.


Perfumer: Bruno Jovanovic

Amouage Opus XII Rose Incense

  • Eau de Parfum

    • Top Notes: Elemi, Olibanum (Frankincense) Hyper Absolute, Black Ink Accord
    • Heart Notes: Damascena Rose Water Essential, Suederal, Frankincense Absolute
    • Base Notes: Myrrh, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Cedarwood
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