Hello Fellow Fumies,
Every Saturday we have a Question, an idea purloined from Olfactoria’s Travels. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it is a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them.
Over 100 responses I will draw a Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
- Ambre Céruléen by Huitième Art
- L’Eau d’amber by L’Artisan Perfumer
- Ambre Narguilé by Hermès
- Ambre Russe by Parfum d’Empire
- Mitzah by Dior Prive
Last Weeks Winner: Old Herbaceous
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Saturday Question: What Are Your Favourite Amber Perfumes?
AMBER! For quite a few of my perfumista buddies the amber accord is what dragged them down the fragrant rabbit hole. It has a warmth and richness that feels totally historic and old school yet also manages to be a part of the most modern fruit-chilis and fully synthetic creations. Alone, as a backing player or even as a final dry down amber feels ubiquitous. Especially as we are now firmly mid-seasons with both north and south hemispheres having cool evenings or more I thought a look at these burnished beauties might be fun.
It is also one of my favourite notes in the perfumed spectrum, so I’ll be looking for clues where to sniff next.
Ambre Céruléen by Huitième Art: Pierre Guillaume created a gold class sweet amber as comfortable as an old pair of jeans that fit you perfectly and have softened into your shape. It has an excellent life length, 7+ hours on me, with good projection and sillage.
L’Eau d’amber by L’Artisan Perfumer: Way back in 1978 Jean-Claude Ellena and Jean Laporte a very early niche amber. Only JCEs 3rd recognised fragrance and still available 40 years later. It’s simple and warm yet curiously complex the better you get to know it. My bottle is from earlier this century and each year it warms up just a little.
Ambre Narguilé by Hermès: Jump to 2004 and JCE strikes again with the bakery version of amber. Suddenly it becomes a spicy, floury, pastry extravaganza. Thick, rich and gooey. No matter how cold, alone or awful you feel Ambre Narguilé will hug you and hold you safe in its almighty comfort.
Ambre Russe by Parfum d’Empire: Of the four this is the most outrageous, in your face amber. Amber, cinnamon, leather, vanilla and smoke all meld together with the dry, stinging rasp of tea and vodka. This amber means war. It’s a campfire for traders and their packhorses to sit around telling lies and drinking to stave of the cold.