Auphorie Miyako High Score Perfume Review Handmade Indie Fragrances

by Therapeutic Fragrance

SCORE: 93

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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Akbar Gbaja-Biamila

Where? I Use the Fragrance

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

All Year Long

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance

Perfumer:

Eugene and Emrys Au

#miyako

Price Per Millileter

188 30ML

Perfume Classification

Extrait de Parfum

How? I Apply the Fragrance

Three to Seven Sprays

Fragrance Quick StoryThe kind of dirty that I love.  This is an animalic love fest. Fruity animalics, floral animalics, and Santal animalics.  All bursting with an accord that is one of a kind. It has air that it projects and will keep you interested during the entire wearing.  Like all of the Au brothers’ perfumes, this is vegan. They have built their own musk accords to take the place of using real animalic material such as civet, siberian deer, or even ambergris.

Fragrance in my opinion compared to Perfume’s Notes

This will throw you off if you look at notes.  Every peach and apricot I own in my collection is completely different than what happens here.  To get what I mean, we need to take the sugar out of the peach and the apricot, for the most part.  What is left is a succulent fume of dried peach and apricot drenched in osmanthus and dusted with powder.  Their touch of orris seems to be present or some other kind of powder note. Probably not orris, or it would be listed.  Leather is a note beneath. The green tea is dry, like smelling from a tea bag and not the cup of tea. Woods are new and interesting: light cedar, sandalwood, and hinoki.

For the mid, after around ninety minutes or so, this settles in to give off a very sweet florallike scent.  Both fruits are in the background on top of a sweet floral bouquet. I would not categorize this as a gourmand, but I would use the word “pretty.”  Still would keep this at 50/50. It’s just a brilliant transition.Upon studying, I now know that the sweet scent comes from the Katsura leaf, which is known to give off a cotton candy vibe.  It makes this all the more special.Finishes with a nice musk from the Au’s toolbox that is a mix of animalic, fruity, and floral.Overall, this is a special osmanthus wonder to behold.  The golden effects on the woods, fruits, and leaves are aromatic brilliance that is a day changer.50 Masculine and 50 FeminineEugene & Emrys Au

Miyako is a winner of The Art and Olfaction Awards 2016

 Notes included:Apricot, Yuzu, Peach, Japanese Golden Osmanthus (Kin Mokusei), Jasmine Green Tea, Leather, Precious Woods (Hinoki, Cedar, Sandalwood), Patchouli, Katsura Leaf, Silken MuskFormat: ExtraitConcentration: 33%Size options: 30ml bottle / 1ml sample - LIMITED EDITION - The opening shouts juicy peach, tangy and zesty yuzu, and sweet ripe apricot. Gradually, the unique sweet note of Japanese golden osmanthus (Kin-Mokusei) shines through, accompanied by a touch of jasmine green tea note. All these sweet notes are cut by shades of metallic and bitter leather note, resulting in a "shibui" and balanced scent. Various woody notes consisting of hinoki, cedar and sandalwood, underpainted with dashes of earthy-powdery note of patchouli and caramel