Notes: Black pepper, clove rose, warm woods, musk.
Pros: Light, unassuming, surprisingly fresh considering the notes.
Cons: Sillage and longevity are minimal.
Reminds me of: Has the same lightness as Sander for Men; L'Artisan Navegar; similar framework as Hermes Rocabar.
Development: None really...The pepper quickly fades leaving a light, rose and woods aroma.
Longevity: Minimal - 2 hours that I could actually smell it on me, and then it stayed close to the skin.
Where can I buy it? $80 for a 100ml spray at Penhaligons.
Bottleworthy? Better try this one first...
The Bottom Line: I'm a huge fan of Hammam and Endymion, and have an appreciation for many of the others, so it was with high hopes that I blindly purchased this. Truly a simple and sophisticated scent for warmer weather, Opus 1870 is a quiet fragrance that stays close to the skin. The rose lends a sweet floral hint, but most of the fragrance's personality comes from the warm woods. Reminding me of a "Rocabar Light", I almost detect a little leather and tobacco. I think this could easily be a holy grail scent for some folks, so best not to dismiss this one and try and give it some time on your skin. I still can't decide whether I like it or I'll pass on it....
Rating (out of 10): 6
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