Opus Oils Les Bohemes Heavy Sugar EDP Perfume Review

Opus Oils Heavy Sugar EDP

Opus Oils Heavy Sugar is a perfume in Les Bohemes Collection, a collection dedicated to flappers, speakeasies and good times. Heavy Sugar is the amber scent in the collection. And it helped me get my “amber mojo” back.

For years I loved amber perfumes, owning many and wearing them frequently. I burnt myself out. Heavy Sugar brought back my “amber mojo” and I’ve been on an amber kick for the past few months. I feel like my old self, but better and stable ūüėČ

Heavy sugar opens as rich resinous amber with lots of camphor from patchouli. You must love patchouli to enjoy this perfume. The amber and camphoric patchouli lays over a smooth buttermilk sandalwood. The fragrance gets warmer and richer on the skin. The dry-down is soft and smells like sun-warmed beaches and a memory of amber.

What I like about Heavy Sugar is that it isn’t a powdery amber or a “soft”, sweet vanilla-ish amber. This amber is “crystallized” and resinous, sharp. It’s beautiful alone and I could see myself layering it with other perfumes from Les Bohemes Collection.

Gilbert Roland

Notes listed include dark amber, aged labdanum, fossilized amber, vintage patchouli, sandalwood, and beach found ambergris. PERFUMER РKedra Hart

Give this a try if you are looking for a non-powdery amber or if you like perfumes like Serge Lutens Borneo 1834, Etat Libre d’Orage Archives 69, Tom Ford Extreme and/or Byerdo M/Mink.

Heavy Sugar is unisex but because of the camphoric patchouli and ambergris, I think it leans more masculine. The scent is very long-wearing and has average projection as an EDP.

The 1 oz EDP of Heavy Sugar retails for $55. Other sizes are available. You can also get this as an oil base at Opus Oils. 

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONA camphoric amber. I love it because I love patchouli and non-powdery ambers.

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And here’s my review of Dapper, the violet, from Les Bohemes Collection.

*Disclaimer РSample provided by Opus Oils. I am not financially compensated for this review or any others. My opinions are my own. Pic from Opus Oils. Heartthrob, Gilbert Roland, an early pic from

8 thoughts on “Opus Oils Les Bohemes Heavy Sugar EDP Perfume Review

    1. Ambre Sultan & TF Amber Absolute. I’ve never tried the Kiehl’s…and I should? Oh, and I like Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche.

  1. Oh, good: a review that has convinced me I do not need this! (Hey, I’m just looking for an excuse to not get any more samples… they’re breeding like bunnies…)

    Heavy patch+resinous amber are definitely not my thing. I’m relieved!
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    1. Haha, I know. It’s such a relief to come across a review that makes you not want something.
      Les Bohemes line has something for everyone. The orange blossom one is very pretty…I’ll shut up now.

  2. I smelled this one briefly when I visited Kedra’s studio. Thanks for reminding me of it, as it was one I wanted to give a full test.

  3. This sounds like something very special. I like patchouli, ambergris, sandalwood and labdanum, so I know I will love it. I ordered a sample of some others Joe No3, Wild Child and Dirty Sexy Wilde and I can’t wait to try this one along with the rest of the Les Bohemes line. You make it sound so delectable. Added to the fact this one is also good layered with other scents is a bonus!!
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    1. Heavy Sugar brought my amber mojo back! It is really good. I bet it smells awesome layered with the orange blossom one.

      I hope you like those, you made some good choices. I don’t want to color your opinion but you chose good ones. Dirty Sexy Wilde is dirty but smells sooo good.

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