Ambre Fétiche (2007) Eau de Parfum

Ambre Fétiche (Eau de Parfum) by Goutal / Annick Goutal
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Ambre Fétiche (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Goutal / Annick Goutal for women and men and was released in 2007. The scent is oriental-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by AmorePacific / 아모레퍼시픽은.

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Fragrance Notes

Amber, Frankincense, Labdanum, Benzoin, Orris absolute, Vanilla, Geranium, Patchouli

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Scent

8.0 (287 Ratings)

Longevity

8.5 (214 Ratings)

Sillage

7.6 (203 Ratings)

Bottle

7.3 (197 Ratings)
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Serenissima
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Serenissima
Serenissima
Greatly helpful Review    19
Devil's Lady!
There are always days when I don't want to be sweet and cuddly, understanding and tolerant! Then I am - often without any reason - "brushed against the grain" and everyone who meets me would do well to make a wide bow around the extended spines.
With me these spines often have also barbs!
A good friend called me on these, fortunately rare days: "Devil's Lady!"
In the Bavarian-Austrian linguistic area people also say: "He/she smokes koan Guaten today!"

That's why "Ambre Fétiche", this spicy fragrance from Annick Goutal, is a welcome companion. It doesn't matter if there are more than twenty degrees in the morning: there is no way around it!

And as he smokes, this fragrance!
With Labdanum, the resin of the already very strong cistus, a more than spicy base is already laid.
In addition there is benzoin, the resin of the Styrax tree, which is also used in incense. And often also in very special perfumes.
This sweet scent is always reminiscent of vanilla, but is less cuddly than vanilla.
And yet these two resins are so sensual and erotic that sensibilities should rather avoid each of these two journeymen.
Together they sometimes seem almost violent!
Already in the first moments of the fragrance the devil seems to squint around the corner!
He probably also throws incense - and that not too scarce - and amber into this spicy-strong smouldering fire!
The impression that it is smoking and smoking is still there.
Only now do some "softeners" dare to enter this fragrance stage: Iris-Absolue and Rosengeranie!
Both also very special in fragrance, but fit very well in this fragrant incense from the flacon.
Vanilla flatters itself tenderly and Patchouli, not shy either, adds its own to the already existing golden amber shine!
"Ambre Fétiche" is somehow really breathtaking!

Under normal conditions the durability of this fragrance is above average even for me; but on the last, very warm days I was surrounded by it for a dreamy long time.
The devil takes me here to my personal "limbo"! (I didn't meet Dante there by the way!)
And yet my ruffled feathers are noticeably smoothed by "Ambre Fétiche".

Also "Ambre Fètiche" is a fragrance created only by women.
Camille Goutal and her perfumer Isabelle Doyen work together day and night if necessary. Until both are satisfied with the success of their work.
Both are masters of their trade, successfully continuing the legacy of Annick Goutal.

As an unhappy, though gifted pianist and equally unfulfilled mannequin, Annick Goutal surprisingly discovered the world of fragrances for herself.
After a conscientious training in Grasse, she tried to create her own perfume brand in 1980.
At the beginning of the 1980s she met the young, unknown Isabelle Doyen.
Their encounter resembled an olfactory lightning strike!

For Isabelle the lively, graceful and warm-hearted Annick was a sunbeam.
A world collapses for her when Annick Goutal dies of cancer at the age of 53.
And not only for her, but of course also for her daughter Camille, who actually dreamed of becoming a photographer!
At first she reluctantly takes over the business; in the meantime both women form a harmonious unit.
The fragrances they create testify to this harmonious relationship. Also the unusual, feminine ambience in which they work seems to be noticeable here.
Here nothing is created in a sterile laboratory.

They want to tell stories with their scents. Perhaps this is why the sensations that are repeatedly described here in the Annick Goutal fragrances are so changeable: some stories are simply not understood; for others you need a lot of patience!

"Ambre Fétiche" captivated me from the very first moment; perhaps because he is not pliant, friendly and bright.
He is not Everybody's Darling; he carries a depth within him that everyone should feel for themselves.
And Meggi is absolutely right: one is surprised that this resinous harmony still goes through the atomizer!
But then something extraordinary develops!
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Cumulnimbus
Cumulnimbus
Cumulnimbus
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Perfect rich evocative amber
I really love amber perfumes and I own a few of them but Ambre Fetiche is my absolute favorite amber perfume. It is warm, rich, medicinal and incensed amber with a great blend of leather, labdanum and benzoin playing a second role and a grown up vanilla patchouli inclusion in the drydown. I associate this smell with mages of antique wood and leather furniture, rich thick granate and gold thread fabrics and venetian paintings by Veronese and Tintoretto. Like a golden fire light in the dark, like the sun itself in the darkness of the universe. Really evocative and in my case truly uplifting. Perfect for winter early night-long dark days.

Ambre fetiche is quite bold so it is not that easy perfume to use on a daily basis in today's perfume extra ruled and controlled landscape. That makes me crave for it even more.

Perfectly unisex, very long lasting and non linear with a changing evolution of which I enjoy all of its stages. Big sillage, be cautious with the number of sprays.

I really hope this one never disappears, it is a masterpiece.
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MasterLi
MasterLi
MasterLi
Helpful Review    3
Amber Incense...
I call this one the "dirty" amber. For me it is a very "real" amber, not a sugary, clean one, not a sweet cloying one. This one is sheer, it's full, and it doesn't hold back. Incredible value for money!

Ambre Fétiche opens up with all the resins you could think of: Benzoin, Styrax, Labdanum... followed by Leather and Incense, with an Amber-Vanilla touch to everything. It is multi-faceted, it can be sweet, it can be dirty, it can be rough, it can be smooth... and as the fragrance progresses, it shows all these different faces. I really admire it. I admire it for it's ability to challenge me and envelop the senses with it's warm, golden aroma. It's very lush, and also at times dry, and at other times sheer.

A note I especially like is the Russian Leather aspect, sort of like the leather you would find in a vintage fragrance. This is leather which has been "cured" with birch tar, but it doesn't overwhelm the fragrance. There is enough sultry Vanilla and Labdanum to keep this from being too mouth-wateringly dry or harsh. This is especially prevalent in the dry-down, which leaves the skin smelling warm, sweet, and dusty, like smooth warm leather dusted with powdered brown sugar. The dry-down is the best here, especially as some might find the opening a bit harsh.

Overall, a wonderful value for money fragrance. Two sprays are enough to last you up to six hours, and on clothes this lasts longer. Sweet, smoky, resinous. For all lovers of (true) amber, you should check this one out. Ambre Fétiche has the ability to smell ancient but modern at the same time. Wonderful stuff!
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Ambre Fétiche
This fragrance opens with a complex amber composite that smells of smoky vanilla and hazelnut. As the accord settles, the smoky and nutty aspects dominate everything, only to lose their dominance again later on. As the fragrance progresses, the nutty note disintegrates in its vegetal components. The fragrance now smells predominately of vanilla with a faint trace of patchouli as a base. This is a fairly simple scent with a similar construction like its sister scent Myrrhe Ardente.
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Mujo
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Mujo
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Amber with a capital A
Ambre Fétiche starts of with a slightly medical/ boozy note. But almost immediately after that the powdery and ambery incense kicks in, followed by the sweetness of vanilla and benzoin with a tad of leather and (almost not noticeable) the flowers. The ambery incense remains throughout the whole life span. The journey ends with a lovely soft and powdery vanilla. 

This is a scent for the autumn and winter season. It's the most dark and strong perfume I own. Lasting power is good, on my skin the last trail of the scent is still detectable after at least 8 hours.
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Missk
Missk
Missk
Helpful Review    5
Rich, ambery goodness
Incense is becoming a real love of mine. The more I experience it in fragrances, the more devoted to it I become.

Ambre Fetiche is all about the incense. Not only is it the scent; it's the ash, the smoke and the stuffiness of it all, brought together in one big bottle of harmonious love.

This fragrance is what I had dreamed Ambre Gris by Balmain to smell like. Rich, vanillary, smokey and exotic. It is becoming rather difficult for me to choose between Myrrhe Ardente and this fragrance as my next purchase.

Please don't expect this fragrance to be shy, Ambre Fetiche is the opposite. It wants to be loud and proud. This fragrance is a real head-turner.

The sillage and lasting strength is absolutely incredible. Whoever said that Annick Goutal fragrances don't last, must be mad. Especially during Winter, this fragrance will last, and last and last.

I would find it incredibly difficult to resist any man wearing this fragrance. Hell, I'd find even it difficult to resist myself if I was wearing it too. I feel like such a bad-girl wearing this, and I must say that I like this new-found me.

Do beware that I am one for strong, bold, in-your-face type fragrances, that are not always to people's tastes. The trick is to avoid overdoing the applications. Regardless of whether or not people like Ambre Fetiche, they will absolutely hate it if you go overboard.
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Awesomeness
Awesomeness
Awesomeness
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Amber FETISH
It took a few wearings, but I finally "get" AG AMBRE FÉTICHE (Amber Fetish).

This is a dirty amber, with incense, leather & a bit of vanilla. As the strongest fragrance in the Les Orientales line, AF has about the same presence on my skin as AP Strip, which is to say ... ALOT. Definitely unisex, maybe even leaning toward masculine, but it's rare for me find a wearable mass market masculine, so this is a win for me.

When you're in need of a skank fest, look her up.

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Alex1984 18 months ago
Leather fetish; vanilla scented gloves; amber and labdanum screen; naked bodies, heat, incense smoke; samovars, honey, tea. Stunning!+5
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