The name on this Amouage perfume is Sunshine, and the color is bright yellow, but don't let that fool you; this is not your typical summer scent. There is no big citrus punch here (or even a small one). Instead, when you spray this you'll be enveloped in a pleasant blonde tobacco scent with a healthy touch of apricot jam that gives you all the warm weather feels.
There is nothing fluffy in this scent, it is an 'I'm an independent woman' kind of fragrance. You have to be ready for it. And though it does have a tobacco note in it, it is not the traditional dark or cherry tobacco most perfumes have with this note. Honestly, I do not usually like tobacco in a fragrance. The blonde tobacco, however, is much lighter while still being very rich and robust and I absolutely adore it. Adding to the scentsory goodness, every once in awhile I catch whiffs of almond while I'm wearing this, and almond always makes me happy.
Amouage fragrances are known for their longevity and this one is no exception: this scent lasts all day long. I sprayed Sunshine Woman on my arm about 12 hours ago and I can still smell it. It's not overpowering though, it's more of a scent that drifts in and out. You catch snippets of it every now and then. I prefer that (with this particular fragrance), rather than it being an 'in your face' kind of scent.
The notes here are:
Top: Blackcurrant Liquor, Almond, Davana
Mid: Osmanthus Absolute, Jasmine, Vanilla, Magnolia
Base: Cade, Patchouli, Blond Tobacco, Papyrus.
How does it develop?
The almond peeks in sparingly every now and again from start to finish. The apricot (Osmanthus Absolute) is deliciously easy to find but only for the first couple of hours. After that, it is primarily the blonde tobacco that remains the most prominent note for me.
This is an unusual scent that I am so happy to have in my collection. It's a little on the expensive side, but it's worth every single cent and more. Try it before you buy it (my mantra for all perfumes) and if you love it go ahead and indulge. A brand that knows how to do luxe in the very best of ways, you can count on Amouage to be a worthy investment in you.