40 Days and 40 Nights of Fragrance Notes: Amber
Amber smells like a thick, sweet, resinous cloud of vanilla earth.
It begins with a band-aid (camphor) opening and is peppered with leather and dark woods.
It is a particular weakness of mine.
I am a "weak as water" kind of girl! I go swoony for tea, violet, rose, hay, heliotrope, incense, iris, ambrette seed, black hemlock, whatever the hell is in JAR's Diamond Waters, and jasmine fragrance notes.
Amber is pure liquid comfort. It is like a scent blanket. It envelopes you with a layer of sweetness and velvety labdanum.
Paul and Joe's Bleu is a magnificent amber symphony. It is syrup-thick amber with a drydown of a "boxing clever" leather. It has so much to love in the mix. The notes are bergamot, cilantro, caraway, cardamom, ylang-ylang, jasmine, rose, magnolia, heliotrope, patchouli, vetiver, oud, myrrh, sandalwood, incense, vanilla, and the glorious amber.
Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan is a naughty minx of an amber. This one is dirty.
My co-workers have stated that Ambre Sultan smells exactly like Puerto Rico wine. I have never tasted or smelled this cocktail. I will hazard a guess that it is dangerously strong and delicious.
Anne Pliska is a lavish old school amber surrounded by this orange haze of heaven.
Hermes Ambre Narguile is a more gourmand amber. It is joined by a sweet caramel and boozy rum note.
Balmain Ambre Gris
Tom Ford Amber Absolut
Serge Lutens Rousse
Fredéric Malle Musc Ravageur
IPdF Ambra del Nepal: Only the original. The reformulations have not been kind.
L'Artisan L'Eau d'Ambre
Diptyque Tam Dao
Giorgio Armani Ambre Soie: This one is good!!!!!!
Prada L'Eau Ambrée
Dish about your favorite amber in the comments!
Graphic Credit: Melanie Parker
Disclosure: Fragrances featured have been purchased by the reveiwer over the years.