Ubar by Robertet for Amouage 2009 remix

Hi hi hi APJ,

I recently rediscovered an Ubar decant and have been spritzing madly. It is on equal footing with Interlude Man as my favourite Amouage and please don’t ever make me choose. Both are so freaking good and when I wear them I feel that I could rule the world.

Ubar by Robertet for Amouage 2009 remix

Ubar FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Tangerine, orange, litsea cubeba, violet leaf
Heart: Jasmine, orange blossom, ylang-ylang, tuberose, freesia, lily-of-the-valley, palisander rosewood
Base: Sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli, vetiver, copahu balm, black amber

Ubar is a rarity, a gorgeous spiced white floral and woods extravaganza that is so chock full of ingredients that it’s hard for me to distinguish them. Ubar wears like it’s its own scent and nothing like anything else ever created. Ubar is like soup simmering on the stove: the whole house is filled with the smell of soup and as ingredients get put in the pot if you’re chatting in the kitchen then you’ll be able to pick some of them even if you haven’t seen what went in and if you look in the pot you’ll see some of the ingredients rise and fall. If though you are in your bedroom and the smell is wafting temptingly towards you then all you can smell is the melange, the soup itself. Maybe garlic will be noticeable or beef or tomato but everything else becomes a part of the soup. That’s how I wear Ubar.

ubar-amouage Chicken_noodle_soup WikipediaPhoto Stolen Wikipedia

Ubar starts out sharp green and citrus but already you can smell the base underneath them and the white florals just waiting behind the scenes to jump out at you and whirl you away on a veritable cloud of bouquet. The patchouli, resins and sweet vanilla all create the most stridently glorious dry down that hums away for ages on my skin and all the way to tomorrows bath or shower I can smell the magic that is Ubar.

When I think about it Ubar seems to be a cold weather fragrance, and I do love it to warm me up, but to really experience Ubar best you need to wear it in stifling heat. It blooms unbelievably and shows a whole other side to its luscious self.

Today is the last day of summer in the north and winter here in Australia. Perfect time at both ends to wear Ubar.

ubar-amouage sand-dunes unsplash PixabayPhoto Stolen Pixabay

Where do I wear Ubar? I love to give myself a big spritz and do very mundane things like cleaning, clothes washing and grocery shopping. I get funny looks sometimes because I’m so obviously scented for an EVENT yet there I am buying milk, bread and a bag of tomatoes. Fuck It! Fragrance helps me to celebrate the fact that I’m alive, helps me to waft on fabulously even through the most hum drum moments because I am the star of my life. So are you, go live life AND hug yourself from me.

Further reading NowSmellThis and PerfumeShrine
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What fragrance makes you feel like the tedious is fabulous?
Portia xx

EDIT: Originally I had Creations Aromatics as the perfumers but the Amouage crew told me it was Robertet so I have fixed it.

12 comments on “Ubar by Robertet for Amouage 2009 remix

  1. Sandra says:

    Ahhh Portia! I freaking love Ubar especially in the heat as you said. I have gone through three decants and find myself at a point where I just need to bite the bullet and get me a full bottle. Beautiful writing as always. Sandra xoxo

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Sandra,
      YAY!! We are quite often scent twins. I love that. I always ask myself why I don’t wear it more often when I have it on but there is so much here all crying for skin time. I know you know what I mean.
      Portia xx

  2. FeralJasmine says:

    I love TF Champaca Absolute for hiking. Couldn’t explain that under oath, but it smells just right out in the mountains.
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    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey FeralJasmine,
      I miss you. So great to see you dropping in. Champaca, so green and sparkly and lush. MMMMMMM I bet it’s perfect while hiking.
      Be well my friend.
      Portia xx

  3. cookie queen says:

    I have a bottle of this and have not worn it for a couple of years. I will remedy that when I get home from my trip. I like to grocery shop in an overdose of Le Maroc Pour Elle from Andy. It leaves a fantastic trail for at least two hours. 😉

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      OMG! That is a fabulous grocery frag Val. Ha Ha Ha. You must be as fragrantly big as me while in Austria last year.
      Ha Ha Ha! I often smile about that day.
      Portia xx

  4. Hazel says:

    This is on my list to try….that list has become a notebook…

  5. poodle says:

    I’ve only given this a quick sniff but I remember liking it. One of these days I’ll get a sample and properly try it.
    The image of you all scented up while buying your groceries just made my day.
    Hugs to you my dear.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      YAY! Making your day was a primary objective. I have to grocery shop today and I’m wearing vintage Vol de Nuit parfum. I’m going to blow them away.
      I bet you love Ubar when you get to it.
      Portia xx

  6. Winterlude says:

    I just read this post in the morning and got a fabulous surprise in the mail!! A package from a lovely with an extra bit of Ubar!!! Never smelled it, but wanted to after you post , and oh. It. Is. Divine. It’s funny and wonderful how life works sometimes. Actually, a lot of the time.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey there Winterlude,
      Welcome to the I LOVE Ubar club. We are not a huge group but once admitted you never leave.
      Portia xx

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