Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Ambre Precieux Eau de Parfum is a heat, ambery perfume that was heady and wealthy toned down subtly by balsam. It has a extra fragrant, evenly creamy lavender opening with the faint play of spices, like cumin and nutmeg, however the amber exhibits up early on within the journey and will get deeper, extra resinous, and richer till the drydown the place it softens and sweetens with vanilla. The model described the be aware construction as:
- high notes: myrtle, lavender
- coronary heart notes: coumarin, vanilla, nutmeg, labdanum cistus
- base notes: Peru balsam, Tolu balsam, ambergris
It opened with a cloud of easy, creamy lavender, not fairly sweetened, but it surely was nowhere close to as herbaceous as pure lavender. The creamier lavender slowly sweetened with vanilla, grew heavier and headier because the labdanum got here ahead, after which after about quarter-hour of damage, a mix of earthy, nuttier spice got here by (cumin and nutmeg, cumin being extra discernible for my nostril). Because the spices trickled by, the vanilla performed a subtler function, so it’s was simply barely candy.
The development from opening to dry down was refined, a lot in order that it wasn’t as simple to find out the place one stage ended and the following started. The lavender receded because the spices warmed up with evenly smoky, spicy amber teased on the edges.
The longer I wore Ambre Precieux, the stronger the amber grew to become; inside two hours, the scent grew to become a wealthy, golden amber with a touch of smoky, spiciness and rounded out with balsams. It stayed on this vein for the following few hours–typically it leaned extra resinous, typically woodier–earlier than ultimately drying all the way down to a smoky, amber-vanilla concoction that was candy, spicy, and a contact powdery.
For testing, I purchased a travel-sized spray, and I used three sprays for every put on take a look at, which had been utilized to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain properly right here in any other case. It was long-lasting (over 10 hours and nonetheless detectable as a skin-scent) with reasonable sillage for the primary two to a few hours and reasonable projection.
Subjectively, I used to be very comfortable I purchased a bigger dimension of this over a decanted pattern vial. I solely did so as a result of it was on sale by the model’s web site, and I liked that there was a travel-sized choice obtainable. I really like the scent of lavender, each extra vanilla-lavender in addition to very herbaceous, nearly medicinal, lavender. I felt like this was a superb execution of a perfume the place amber was the star with different notes actually working to intensify and play up amber’s greatest qualities. I purchased mine immediately from the model, and it did take a few weeks to reach, which was longer than typical in my expertise for a world cargo; I additionally bought two different travel-sized sprays, which made the worldwide delivery price value it.
- 120ml for $195
- 30ml for €54.17