landshark321's Review of Herrera Confidential : Amethyst Haze by Carolina Herrera

First wearing of Carolina Herrera Amethyst Haze, part of the Confidential collection, a quite striking blend led by coffee and lavender, sweet and sharp, but also rich and deep, with supporting notes of bourbon vanilla, cardamom, pink pepper, and patchouli. It’s a little spicy, so really a spicy/sharp combo as it’s not particularly powdery or screechy but isn’t heavy with actual spices, either. I love the composition, though, as it’s very smooth and the more provocative notes seemed wrapped up in velvet, making for an easy wear. Despite the signature notes being coffee and lavender, it’s not quite as brilliant as Bond No. 9 New Haarlem but Amethyst Haze is probably better suited for non-gourmand fans, anyway, as it has more of a blended feel, less the syrupy brunch fest (albeit with lavender) that New Haarlem is.

Amethyst Haze is offered in a 100ml bottle size at EDP concentration, and is sold online via Harrods for $241 but there does not seem to be a link on the actual CH product page to purchase it, so perhaps it’s a Harrods exclusive.

Overall, I’m very impressed with this and really dig it as a composition. I doubt I need 100ml (since I have New Haarlem) so I wish it were available in a smaller size, and in the US, at that, but hands down, it’s a superb offering.

8 out of 10

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