Ambre  Gris by Balmain / Pierre Balmain
Bottle Design: Christophe Decarnin
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Ambre  Gris (Balmain / Pierre Balmain)
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Ambre Gris is a popular perfume by Balmain / Pierre Balmain for women and was released in 2008. The scent is spicy-powdery. It was last marketed by Inter Parfums.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Pink pepper, Tagetes, Cinnamon
Heart Notes Heart NotesDavana, Myrrh, Strawflower, Tuberose
Base Notes Base NotesAmbergris, Gaiac wood, Styrax, White musk

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (340 Ratings)

Longevity

7.9 (237 Ratings)

Sillage

6.7 (224 Ratings)

Bottle

8.2 (225 Ratings)
Submitted by Lotus, last update on 12.08.2018
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Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 4.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
Helpful Review    3
A Spiritual Reincarnation of the Fresh/Warm Duality of Ambergris
Balmain Ambre Gris opens with a dash of pink pepper and a massive, sharp, squeaky clean note reminiscent of laundry products, which I don’t particularly care for. But soon enough, the sweet resins and immortelle arrive, and the olfactory landscape of Ambre Gris heads to a more interesting... Read more
Scent 7.0/10
Very helpful Review    6
A Unique Olfactory Experience
This opens up with the infamous sweet pink pepper note, but is unlike most fragrances containing it. I get light sweet spices, strong resins, and something a bit sweaty/animalic (perhaps that's the ambergris?) If you like spicy animalic sweet and salty scents, then you may appreciate this scent.... Read more
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Scent 7.0/10
Very helpful Review    3
Easy chic
Wow, I am very impressed. This new treasure is perfection in a bottle. I bought it without testing, trusting the name and the ingredients (not to mention the killer design bottle). High but soft notes and light warmth. Ambre Gris emanates an elegance that is confident about its own beauty. A... Read more
Scent 7.0/10
Greatly helpful Review    10
Enigmatic beauty ...
"Ambre Gris celebrates the architectural and graphic codes of Balmain." ... this per the Balmain website. I have loved the design aesthetic at Balmain since the late 70's, when I became interested in Fashion Design, learned to sew and eventually followed it as a career. It seems that... Read more
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The twinkie is gone but ambre gris remains
In its favor, Ambre Gris tells you all about itself up front. It's plainspoken, there are no surprises and it doesn't take much concentration. Against it, AG has the feel not so much of synthetic perfumery as fake food. It's a twinkie instead of shortcake. It's margarine and cornstarch syrup on... Read more
Scent 10.0/10
Helpful Review    5
The Fairest of them All
This is the prettiest fragrance I have smelled in a long time...well since two days ago when I re-tested L' Heure Bleu. I have always loved tuberose in fragrance but this one has a very light, sophisticated presence. Rich and creamy, AG suits me well, it lasts all day and surrounds me with a... Read more
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 9.0/10
Greatly helpful Review    11
AMBRE GRIS by Balmain
Since its launch in 2008, perfume enthusiasts express many conflicting opinions of Ambre Gris by Balmain. Whether you are discussing this fragrances' gender categorization or just simply general likes and dislikes, the pendulum seems to swing both directions. Balmain markets Ambre Gris as a tribute... Read more
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Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Helpful Review    6
Delicious smokiness
A lovely friend of mine has this fragrance as her signature, so almost two weeks ago when I went to visit her, she sprayed me with this divine fragrance and a little of the scent got on my jacket. I picked up that same jacket today and noticed how well this fragrance had lasted and how elegant... Read more
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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 6.0/10
Very helpful Review    6
No Sperm Whales Were Eviscerated In The Creation Of This Perfume
I am baffled by the number of negative reviews of Pierre Balmain Ambre Gris which fault the perfume for not featuring genuine ambergris. First off, nearly no perfumes today use natural ambergris, which is a concretized substance produced in the intestines of sperm whales. When... Read more
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Scent 9.0/10
Very helpful Review    3
Everything your heart desires
This is a love because it has a bit of everything ...sweetness,woods,spices and a bit of the only floral note which i definitely like and that's tuberose. Oh..what a great silage ,i agree with the saying it changes all the time;you don't find this scent boring .Smoky grey amber ...sweet almost... Read more

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