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 😉
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.
Notes listed include dark amber, aged labdanum, fossilized amber, vintage patchouli, sandalwood, and beach found ambergris. PERFUMER – Kedra 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 EauPINION – A camphoric amber. I love it because I love patchouli and non-powdery ambers.
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