Amouage has released Opus XIV Royal Tobacco, formulated by perfumer Cécile Zarokian. The latest scent joins Amouage’s Library Collection, intended as a testament to how the search for knowledge transforms existence.
The formulation of Opus XIV Royal Tobacco includes:
- Top notes hold frankincense oil, elemi, cardamom, anise, basil and bergamot.
- Heart notes offer tobacco absolute, licorice root, lavender, prunol, fenugreek, orange blossom, osmanthus and rose.
- Base notes include frankincense resinoid, Peruvian balsam, benzoin, labdanum, myrrh, birch tar, tonka bean, Madagascan vanilla, vetiver, guaiac wood, oud assam and musk.
An homage to Omani heritage, Opus XIV – Royal Tobacco is housed in the Khanjar-inspired bottle with an organic ceramic finish in earthy colors. Original artworks created by Louise Mertens adorn the packaging.
Renaud Salmon, creative director and chief experience officer at Amouage said, “Royal Tobacco is a heady tour de force, inspired by the evocative accord of tobacco and frankincense and the cultural innovation that led to new paths of knowledge. Staying true to the Library Collection’s original ethos, it chronicles the one instance in the modern era when tobacco and reading were linked in a collective setting.”