LYRIC BY AMOUAGE.
Daniel Maurel is the nose behind Lyric Woman. From the scant information I could gather on the internet, he also created Shu Uemura in 1998 and Shu Uemura Fleur de Rose this year. According to the Amouage website, Lyric has top notes of bergamot, spicy cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger; a heart of rose, angelica, jasmine, ylang ylang, geranium, and orris; and a base of oakmoss, musk, wood, patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla, tonka bean, and frankincense. I understand the comparison. Lyric is the sort of perfume that you can stand inside and experience the spread of its notes from a high register of bright bergamot, geranium, and expansive spicy and alcoholic warmth over a heart of whipped cream, roses, cardamom, and cinnamon, to a humming bass of wood, gentle frankincense, and vanilla. Lyric feels as balanced as a concerto, but without too sad a second movement.Amouage's packaging for Lyric makes a lot of Lyric's rose and proclaims it "deep, smoky, and intense" while featuring "notes of rose in a mysterious and entirely unprecedented fashion." The cardstock folder for the sample I have is blood red with the images of black roses. But if I passed my Lyric-drenched wrist under your nose right now, you would smell the frankincense, spices, and cream, but rose might not be the first note that comes to mind. As for whether or not Lyric is "entirely unprecedented", I think of Tauer Perfumes Incense Rosé, which is not as creamy and warm as Lyric, but to me is its kissing cousin for sure.Amouage Lyric Woman is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.