The sixth volume in Amouage’s Library Collection, Opus IV studies the nature of memory and romantic love. Born of the age-old mastery of haute parfumerie, this enduring and emotionally resonant fragrance crafted by Amouage Creative Director Christopher Chong was inspired by the power of erasing, destroying and re-inventing unwanted and painful memories. Traditionally used as a healing agent in folk medicine, Amber narrates a story of a tragic love affair, where forgetfulness is one’s only comfort. “Personal memories are an eclectic and fragmented journey of our lives. They are a source of profound knowledge in the form of diaries and memoirs deep within the recesses of one’s mind, ” says Chong. He explained that the entire drydown effect of the fragrance creates a fusion of disturbing elements and accords to re-invent the conventional Amber scent and simulate the turbulent sentiment of loss and confusion when attempting to erase a person’s memories. The re-formulated Amber tone is perfected with the use of Periploca which conjures an almond-like undertone. Frankincense along with Sichuan Pepper add intensity. The base radiates with the opulent golden warmth of Ambranum, rounded off with legendary fragments of woody, leather and cistus notes. Opus VI – Library Collection Notes Sichuan Pepper, Frankincense, St Thomas Bay, Periploca, Cypriol, Patchouli, Ambranum, Z11, Sandalwood, Cistus.