Amouage presents a new fragrant pair in 2011 – Honour Woman and Honour Man. These perfumes are dedicated to the tragic story of Madame Butterfly, the geisha Cio-Cio-San who married an American and waited for his return for three years. More specifically, the inspiration for the new creations was drawn from the last act of the eponymous opera in which Madame commits suicide.
Honour Woman is a fragrance of white flowers and resins. White flowers symbolize the progress of unrequited love. The composition was created by Alexandra Carlinand Violaine Collas. Top notes are spices of pepper, rhubarb and coriander. The heart captures flowers of tuberose, jasmine, gardenia, lily of the valley and carnation. The base is oriental with notes of frankincense, vetiver, opoponax, amber and leather.