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Founded over a quarter of a century ago, the international luxury fragrance house of Amouage is globally renowned for its highly sought-after, long-lasting and innovative fragrances that pay tribute to the art of fine fragrance making. <br><br>The house of Amouage announces Interlude Woman as “a moment of unity and sentiment in the heart of chaos and disorder,” and this fragrance is exactly that. Interlude Woman is a moment to breathe in the face of urban distraction. It’s bright with citrus, introspective with rosy incense, and warm with dark moss and leather. Wear this to your morning meditation or whenever you need the world to recognize your need to slow down and take care of yourself.
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Amouage Interlude Woman main notes

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Scent type
Woody
Personality
Mysterious
Occasion
Date Night
Season
Winter
Attributes
Strong
Complexity
Intense

Amouage Interlude Woman rating and reviews

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Average rating (70 reviews)
2.7 out of 5
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/12/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Smells Okay But...
This smells nice but too much like the original Opium my mother used to wear when I was young. Love my mom, but not ready to smell like her. :) However if you like Opium this is similar although not as long lasting.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/01/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Dry
Complex and discordant...difficult to wear...oddly addictive
Interlude Woman is a blast of inharmonious notes on first spray. Others mention kiwi, but to me, it was ginger, immortelle, and bitter walnut. As the fragrance developed, a sharp incense tempered by honey made the strongest impression. I've been wearing it now for about 6 hours, and the lingering impression is leather, coffee, and sandalwood...it's a rather masculine dry down, with occasional whiffs of vanilla and Tonka Bean. I think skin chemistry is a big part of the Interlude equation, even more so than other niche fragrances I enjoy. On the collar of my linen shirt, it smells nothing like the fragrance on my wrists and elbows. On fabric, it's very citrus-forward—the bergamot and ginger are overwhelming and none of the other interesting notes are present. It's neither pleasant nor unpleasant...it's just there. At first, I thought I had found the Amouage fragrance I can't wear, because there was a half-hour or so early on that bordered on offensive to my nose. However, as the fragrance has settled and developed, and the other notes shine through, the complexity is very appealing. I keep sniffing my wrists in enjoyment...this fragrance is brilliantly mixed and full of surprises. Interlude Woman is not for people new to fragrance or who tend to prefer single note or note family (white florals, for example) scents. I don't think this is a fragrance you wear for others—it's not a date night perfume, to my mind. I think this is more a guilty pleasure for the wearer herself. It's not a come-hither scent, or one that will appeal to the general population. I can see this going in my rotation as the fragrance I reach for when I'm, oh, maybe going to a hole-in-the-wall jazz club late at night or spending the day wandering used book stores. Or maybe even when it's cold and rainy and I'm staying in and just want to surround myself with a warm, luxurious, and unusual scent. Edit after wearing several times: The longevity on fabric is impressive and I’ve discovered that it’s truly delicious after about 12 hours on natural fibers. On me, there is minimal sillage, but I have had several friends and acquaintances comment on this fragrance after being up close for a hug or kiss. No one gushes that it’s nice or yummy; they use words like stunning, unusual, compelling, bold. If you are looking for something original, expensive, outside the box, and comment-worthy, this is your scent if you are confident enough to wear it. It will get noticed.
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Rochelle
06/03/2019
Excellent review. So accurate! Although I find men are very attracted to this scent, even strangers ask what I'm wearing and say it's beautiful every time, also got seductive twice :) Only a few women I know like it, actually love it. So it's one of those fragrances you love or hate. I am crazily obsessed with it and haven't been able to wear anything else with pleasure since receiving this unique fragrance!
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Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/05/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
Honestly not sure
This doesn't smell good at first spray. I find when it dries down and is warmed up on the skin it's a lot nicer. But something about it is too complicated for me. I think this has a leather fragrance to it which I just don't care for. Learned something by trying it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/02/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Acquired Taste
This perfume is definitely an acquired taste. Once it settles it has a powdery like scent.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/01/2019
Too Chemical smelling
This perfume is confusing. At first spray, it is strong and well knit together. But before long, it comes apart and smells like a strong chemical cleaner.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/28/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Not impressed
As a person who adores the smell of incense and perfume that has heavy notes of it, I was not impressed by this scent. I think it smells like an old house that hasn’t been cleaned in 25 years. It’s WAY too strong. My eyes immediately began to burn when I sprayed it ONCE onto my wrist. I would not recommend.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/21/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Dry
Heavy on the incense
This fragrance smells very smokey and heavy on incense. Not unpleasant, but also not for me.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/14/2019
Skin type: Normal
Lovely in cold weather
This is a beautiful and interesting fruity incense and immortelle scent. The opening is a bit strange and dissonant ( which I've heard is intentional) and it took me a couple of wears to get used to it, but I love it now. It settles into a very interesting kiwi- incense-heavy oriental type scent that is very unique. I definitely detect the notes of kiwi, walnut, heavy frankincense and immortelle a lot. Given the latter two, this is definitely recommended as a winter/ cold weather scent. It is a powerhouse so that is another reason to use it that time of year, as a couple sprays is enough and it lasts all day. I actually DO NOT RECOMMEND wearing this in the summer. I thought I hated it the first time I tried it because I tested it in July the first time and it just became a giant kiwi/immortelle bomb and I had to scrub it almost immediately. I decided to give it another chance in the cold weather and I'm so glad I did. I now find it quite unique, cozy, elegant and delightful.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/03/2019
Rich and Intoxicating
Sensuous florals and strange, but discernible notes like kiwi rest on a warming base of incense. After the initial spray, I think the kiwi and the sandalwood,etc. notes combine to smell almost, but not quite, like a dirty, creamy ripe melon. I don’t quite know what to make of this fragrance, but it holds my attention. I probably wouldn’t buy a full bottle at Amouage’s price point, but it’s a fun one to try.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/01/2019
Way too strong!
Do not spray much! I was extremely excited for this scent and ended up extremely disappointed. The smell is very, very strong and reeks. I instantly regretted spraying it on myself. I'm a 20 year old female and honestly, the only woman I can see wearing this is someone in their 50's. The scent is not fitting for someone of my age.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Awful
Horrible smell
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/24/2019
That’s a no from me
It is jus to much of a wood smell for me. I don’t like it. I feel like I’m drowning in the woods.. explain that!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/23/2019
Not a fan
Not a fan of this fragrance!! Maybe it's my body chemistry? But it smells like old lady cheap drug store toilete water on me... I left it in the container it came in and put it in a drawer. I hope the scent fades soon!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/17/2019
Very strong scent
I love this scent so much a very powerful incense aroma deep and earthy my only complaint is when I first sprayed it the smell was so strong it would make me feel a bit nauseous but after a while it would mellow out. I can best describe the smell as if you were in some boho tea shop. A very unisex frangrace so if you’re not into very deep strong fragrances and prefer something light airy and clean this is not for you. I on the other hand miss this smell and will likely come back to it again.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/15/2019
Did not meet my expectations.
Kiwi bomb for me. Uplifting and bright, I reach for it when I need a pick me up. However it fades quickly and I think I deserve more feminine scents, where this sits strictly unisex (not a bad thing necessarily, of course). It fills a hole in my collection and I do enjoy layering it with all sorts of scents--but I wouldn't buy a full bottle due to the lack of longevity.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/15/2019
Amauage interlude woman
I loved this everybody was asking me where i got it cause the it smelled was like the best dream you would ever have.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/29/2018
Amouage
I did not like it. I had to give it away.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/28/2018
Strong
Very strong smell, just not my style.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/10/2018
Beautiful
This perfume is definitely not for everyone, but I adore it. A first is a strong, incense bomb with hints of juicy fruit, and dries down to smokey leather.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/10/2018
Love It
Very Sexy And Unique
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/06/2018
I don't know
I read all the reviews before I received this one which made me very nervous. Once I got it I thought the smell was a little too much. After it sits on my skin for awhile and I occasionally catch the scent it's not so bad. So with this perfume I will wear it but only one spray and far away from my face. It is a strong incense smell. It's ok but I won't buy it or put it in my queue again. Good news is my weirdo husband likes it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/27/2018
Perfect in theory.
The notes and inspiration read as perfect, but the execution was lost. Instead of smelling like a handsome, worn leather study chair like I'd hoped what I got was Friday night bingo with Cecelia at the church rectory. I can hear the batwings flapping as I smell it. Maybe the dry off and warmth well bodies it but I can't tolerate it in the beginning. Maybe if there was notes of coffee and no kiwi.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/16/2018
Unique, labrynth of a fragrance
Although not really for me personally, this fragrance was absolutely fascinating... so many levels and shifts in this baby. Smelling close to the skin i got the incense and kiwi... which is what honestly made me think of the more mature generation aspect that causes the scent to be ill favored with some... but as i went about my day, the fragrance would waft up my body and i would catch the leather and the musk and it really liked that part of it! Almost wanted to keep it but my mother appreciated it in its entirety (which i felt the complexity deserved to be) so i gifted it to her <3
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/13/2018
TOO STRONG
I took one whiff and knew this wasn't for me. Could not wipe this off fast enough. Very strong scent that did not fade but was also for an older generation. My mom (in her mid 60s) kept it and loved it.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/10/2018
Wtf
This has been the worst perfume I have ever smelled . It’s smells like piss in a bottle literally!!! My god I didn’t think this was forreal how horrible it smelled I thought there would’ve been a after smell and it will get better but naw I still smell like a toilet bowl...scent bird please take this off your list.....
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/06/2018
mehhh
First spray was pretty gross. Smelled kind of like stale, moldy syrup(is that even a thing?) Dry down was much nicer... Chocolate, berries, leather and faint pancake syrup. I can't imagine paying hundreds of dollars for this.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/06/2018
Too much leather
I thought i would like this much more but it wasnt my style. It was a strong smell of new leather and all the undertones got lost. Felt very manly.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/04/2018
Nice...:)
I liked it! Wish it would last longer and was cheaper to buy a full bottle, but I do like it! Soft , smoky and creamy goodness.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/06/2018
Ok
Opens up with a strong citrus. When it dries down you get the rose and a hint of leather. Smells like tamarind.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/02/2018
Wrong Scent!
Did not like this at all, will be buying.
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Leyla
07/23/2018
Confused
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/29/2018
Gross
Idk how this ended up in my Q. But it was by mistake and I’ve tried emailing to ship it back and swap for one I actually want. Haven’t heard anything from scentbird. I’m pretty pissed off. If I could give this scent 0 stars I absolutely would. ALONG with the customer service; excuse me, lack thereof. You might as well light an actual incense and stand in the smoke because that’s what this smells like. HEY SCENTBIRD, STILL WAITING ON A REPLY.
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Lisa
07/29/2018
Incense is awesome...
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Jennifer
09/06/2018
I’m surprised you’re having trouble with customer service. While not Uber fast, they are attentive and take care of issues or concerns or mistakes
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/23/2018
Delightful, Unusual & WEIRD
This delightful gem is completely unexpected. I suspect that most people will either love it or hate it. I LOVE it. A big squeeze of green green green lime/kiwi, leather - there are so many notes bouncing around, it's like a bunch of rainbows got chucked into a bounce house and Interlude is their baby.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/16/2018
Unexpected but pleasant
This is a VERY strong perfume. When I first sprayed it I was almost overwhelmed but it mellowed. It smells mostly like incense to me (or on me, you know how that is) with a sweet honey note. It’s very complicated and perhaps better for cold weather than sweater summer days. It’s indulgent and opulent, what I would assume an old chest full of jewels and gold in a church would smell like if it smelled how it looked. Hope that helps hahha!
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Lisa
07/29/2018
Your review is actually helpful- in a sea of “I didn’t like it, too old lady” reviews
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Jennifer
09/06/2018
Lisa, agreed
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Reviews: 1
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 1
Products received: 0
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/08/2018
AMOUAGE INTERLUDE WOMAN
Love the sent would definitely buy
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/08/2018
Incense, unique, non-linear
Choose this cold weather, dress-up fragrance if you want a unique, mysterious, alluring olfactory discovery experience. It is obvious on the opening that it is a mature scent, but the captivating depth of the spices paired with that initial brightness from the fruit (kiwi, I guess?) will keep you coming in for more and more investigative smells. It is still a lovely, pleasing oriental incense several hours later when it projects more closely to the skin. A standout fragrance that projects mystique and class.
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Lisa
07/29/2018
Thank you, Corey- I hate the reviews on scentbird- 99% of them suck
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/29/2018
Nooo
Horribleeeeeeeeee
Reviews: 1
Upvotes: 11
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 9
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/28/2018
different, fantastically so
i will always defend the unique! kiwi, leather, spicy, WEIRD - but in the most refined way possible. it is less "daring" than anticipated. unexpectedly harmonious. there is something classic about this perfume as well. i really hope scentbird continues to carry interlude and the other amouage perfumes, because i don't know what i'd do if i lost access this little treasure
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/18/2018
Amazing
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Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/14/2018
Good first start
I am not a huge fan of the leather undertone. Somewhat musky older woman smell for my taste. I have gotten many compliments because I believe it blends well with my natural scent.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
04/10/2018
Wozzers
I wanted to live this, but yikes!! This is all incense and STRONG! reminds me of an old Catholic church, in a good way but not in a daily or date night way.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/06/2018
Nasty!
Worst smell ever!!! Smells like a Bathroom air freshener!!!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/06/2018
Interlude Woman by Amouage
Another keeper! Quite dark and sweetly resinous.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/01/2018
Still trying to decide...
I'm still trying to decide if I like it. When you first put it on it is a bit old lady like. But once it's on it gets musky.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/27/2018
Sweet and flowery
This is an elegant, light, and flowery aroma. It's a nice fragrance for the office or church. It is not a sexy, sultry, or musky smell but it is inviting and warm.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/26/2018
Not Happy
Because I'm middle eastern and am very used to woody and musky scents, I was truly excited. Once I received it and actually sprayed it I didn't like it at all. It smells like a cheap old lady scent. It truly reminds me of a funeral home and would not recommend it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/21/2018
Response
Been wearing it daily since i recieved it, it stays with u
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/11/2018
Spicy woody citrus
First note was a strong citrus but that faded and it’s very woodsy. There is almost a licorice tone. I like musk scents and even clean wood set. This scent has an odd arraignment. Not sure what to make of it. It’s very strong. I certainly don’t love it but I’m too perplexed by it to hate it.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/12/2017
This is a very powrful scent. Musky. I didn't enjoy it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/06/2017
When I first received this scent, I just didn't know what to make of it and waited about a week before I even tried it! The first time I put this on, it felt strong and overwhelming and I just wasn't feeling it! But as the day progressed the scent began to mellow out and I would then sniff my wrist and it would reminded me of YSL's Opium, which tend to be the type of fragrances that I look for. The fragrance is unusual and has great longevity!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
10/03/2017
By far the worst fragrance I've ever tried. It smells like old lady perfume. I sprayed it once when I opened the package and knew I could never wear this. My husband even asked when he got home from work why he kept "getting whiffs of old lady perfume." I'm very dissappointed. I wish I could return it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/22/2017
I thought it was such a great smell. ..it was spicy yet clean ..I would definitely wear it again
Rated2on the scale of0to5
09/21/2017
My first whiff of this reminded me of Shalimar or Opium, the sandalwood/amber oriental — but not as in your face. Wearing it is more like having a soft incense scent around you. It is a little "hippy" for me. It lasts on my skin for quite a while, but it is rather subtle.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/19/2017
Not a fan. More like a rich old lady perfume.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/14/2017
A very artistic composition. No wonder it was inspired by operas. A must for incense affictionados, it is really awesome and sophisticated fragrance, you really smell high quality ingredients. The incense doesn't smell so much like a church, I would say it is more like old world castle full of antiques. Also slightly medicinal, due to oud, which note i find quite pronounced in this scent. And very beautiful. I don't notice much of flowers, or kiwi etc. which are listed, so, it was quite a surprise to find out that this is a very dense and balsamic fragrance. At first I didn't like it so much, but I appreciated the mastery of the composition. Bu tit grew on me with every passing hour, and every sniff of my wrist. Very classy scent, unusual, a true oriental, with lots of personality, great longevity and good silage. I think I can pull it off wearing this scent, it has strong personality, it is not an office fragrance for sure, but it is so mysterious and creative, oh, such pure delight. And is not linear at all, it is a changing, shimmering type of fragrance.
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Hannah
10/21/2018
I love your description of this fragrance. Reviews like these have me excited to get mine in!! I can enjoy with an open mind! :)
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/14/2017
I mostly smell the incense and the leather. The incense is extremely overpowering in this fragrance. It gives a very "burnt" smell. It is also a "very French" fragrance. It has that candy necklace/medicinal like smell that traditional old-school French fragrance are known for. My initial reaction is that I do not like this fragrance. It smells like a grandmothers house with a smoked asphalt like top note.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/05/2017
I did not like this scent at all. It's very strong and overpowering. Got this one by mistake when I was shuffling my queue. Would never have ordered it in the first place
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/03/2017
It's for older women probably late 40 its strong perfume
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/29/2017
I did not love this fragrance. My sentiments are the same as many other reviewers. It was strong, but not in a good way.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/26/2017
I do not like this scent at all. I wish I can exchange it for something else.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/23/2017
Its very spicy so i ddnt really enjoy it but it wasnt bad overall.
Reviews: 1
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Products received: 3
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/11/2017
I did not like this scent at all
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/10/2017
smelled spicy to me. I didnt love the way it smelled on me however, I got lots of complements when I wore it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/08/2017
I love strong perfumes so this was perfect for me
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/03/2017
i really didn't care for this scent. I was disappointed in how strong it was and kinda overwhelming
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/02/2017
I did not like it.. very loud
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/31/2017
Don't like it at all!!!!! Too strong and smells like an old man scent!!! Would never buy it!!! Thumb down!!!👎
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/27/2017
All I can say is I love this scent...it reminds me walking down a road in Provence France!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/26/2017
If you do not like the smell of burning incense then I would not recommend trying this fragrance. Immediately it has an intense woody smell, but the hint of fruit helps to brighten the smell. It is definenately a mysterious smell that you go back and sniff to decide if you like it or not, but unfortunately it was not my favorite.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/25/2017
Amouage is not a scent I would recommend ! I was very Loud and unappealing I did not like it at all.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/16/2017
Amouage started out of the wrong notes for me. It was heavy on incense and by the time it died down, the undertones of leathery, plant-y scent was one I would truly want to wear for a once in a year party themed "the mysterious", but not for daily purposes.
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