Amouage Portrayal Woman Eau de Parfum Review

Review of Amouage Portrayal Woman Eau de Parfum

Bold, glamorous and sensual, Amouage Portrayal Woman Eau de Parfum embodies a daring freedom. Its sweet smoky scent transports you to London’s Roaring Twenties and New York’s grooving 1980s, reflecting the wearer’s unique authenticity. Described as a fragrance narrative, Portrayal is the fifth chapter of the Amouage story, offering a seductive floral perfect for sophisticated yet playful women.


This Fragrance Smells Like…

Created by Annick Menardo, Amouage Portrayal Woman begins with the heady scent of jasmine as the top note. The tobacco accord begins a powerful dance with vanilla at the heart of the fragrance as both distinct but sweet aromas mingle together to create an intense sensuality with an underlying smoky feel. The base of elemi cuts through the sweetness to add a more citrusy, balsamic edge to Portrayal.


What’s The Story Behind This Scent?

Portrayal is influenced by times of dramatic social change, described by creative director, Christopher Chong, as ‘the birth of a new age and the freedoms that come with it’. The spicy yet sweet tobacco and vanilla combination recreates the bold defiance of the 1920s liberation with its strong, unwavering tone.


You Will Love This If…

If you love sweet scents but are looking for a deeper, sensual smokiness to enhance sweet florals, you’ll love Portrayal.


This Perfume Smells Similar To:

The heady jasmine, vanilla and tobacco notes create a striking scent that shares similarities with Yves Saint Laurent Libre.


Is Amouage Portrayal Woman Unisex?

Portrayal is all about freedom, and we believe that everyone has the freedom to choose whatever fragrance they want to wear – regardless of gender. The rich tobacco and deepened florals could easily appeal to men, though the overall sweetness makes this a more traditionally feminine scent.


What’s The Longevity Like?

Portrayal’s initial floral tone dissipates as the day goes on, leaving a long-lasting smoky sweetness with a warm and rich undertone.


What’s Special About The Bottle?

Glamorous and sophisticated with a fun twist, the Amouage Portal Woman design is truly breathtaking. The square glass flacon has a mesmerising, colour-shifting iridescent pearl finish, creating a holographic look as complementary pink tones and blue shimmers play together. A blue Swarovski crystal glistens on the domed gunmetal stopper, which clicks shut with a magnetic snap. The dark metal accents give an air of rebellion amongst the opulent kaleidoscope of colours, symbolising the energy that sparks in the air during dramatic moments of social change.


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