Ambra fragrance notes

  • Head

    • Bergamot, Geranium, Incense
  • Heart

    • Peru balsam, Patchouli
  • Base

    • Vetiver, Vanilla, Tonka bean, Musk

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Latest Reviews of Ambra

I tend to not crave for the straightforward ambers (or dominant-amber fragrances) since I finally find those overly powdery and monolithic (Annick Goutal Ambre FĂ©tiche or E. Coudray Amber et Vanille are for instance beautiful ambers but finally kind of flat in their heavenly talky/soapy powder). Same consideration for this Jeroboam's amber-rendition (the less musky Jeroboam's fragrance tested by me so far) which is definitely well appointed and for a while structured and multi-faceted but finally morphing in to a traditional animalic powder which is in this case slightly musky and vanillic. The best part is the top stage in which what strikes me in particular is its multifaceted articulation (its spicy/earthy warmth in particular) for the same reason for which one of my favorite ambers (House of Matriarch Ambre Vie) has stroken me several years ago at first sniff (but in this case going on also in its final evolution). This amber is actually initially spicy, profound, intense (and intensely aromatic), warm and incensey (with a marked masculine trail provided by bergamot, spices - pepper? - a tad of rootiness and geranium). This spell lasts unfortunately for less than half an hour since gradually musk, balsams and powder overstate "in a cloud" the spicy/hesperidic articulation and the introducing incensey trail. Dry down is warm, "neutral" (kind of opaquely masculine) and powdery (with a kind of cool central patchouly a la Madamoiselle Coco) but finally reduced in floral/spicy complexity and resinous warmth. Faint duration on my skin. A pleasant sensual fragrance which anyway does not add anything new to the amber-universe in the general olfactory panorama.
21st March 2021