Oeuvre IV is like reading a beautiful, ancient novel that slowly unfolds & unfurls, page by page, on your skin – strange, compelling, addictive, exotic, timeless. If you like resinous-incense scents, you will love Oeuvre IV. It is deep yet translucent, rich yet never sickly, incense-smokey without the fire. The fleeting opening is citrus & quite bright: green & luminous with a fresh astringency. It is as glowing & gilded as the rising sun. There is a rosey, fruity aspect, too: but here the fruits are dried, candied, chewy and exotic, dusted with rose petals. In time the resins & cardamom begin to warm in the intense dry heat. There is incense – the good kind: a little churchy, a little hippy, a little exotic. The paired-back sweetness & resins on hot coals lend a touch-of-the-sauna to Oeuvre IV.
Compare to Opus IV