Chewy Candied Mandarin Zest
This is not bad if you like your amber uber subtle and love citrus rind with a slightly bitter dry afterthought. This is probably a great Spring and Early Fall Scent- It's above 35 oC right now where I am and sultry-muggy, so it's not thrilling me today. What I sense is a vanilla, honey and dried fruit tea steeped for greater than 10 minutes and presenting a bold, almost potpourri-like bouquet. That Bergamot note is a sure sign of success with me- I can't resist even the most pitiful bergamot scents (one of my weaknessness along with Neroli). To be honest my only criticism of this composition would probably be the middle notes of classic rich stuffy rose note- pulled right through a time machine of a Jane Austin Novel and married in the church with that languid Iris. Don't get me wrong! I am an iris lover for sure- but I love the new age exploration of the classic floral notes. this iris is stiff andtotally repressed...I want to cry for it actually. Eau Ambrée by Chaubaud is sumptuous without being loud, sillage is soft, I applied one drop from the tester, because honestly , I am not sold on Ambergris, for my self. I don't find this one in my holy grail category, but I find it does bare a slight resemblance to Joy by Patou with out the complexity of 1,000 flowers- I use to wear this in college and remember it fondly. Eau Ambrée is lighter, possible a 3-season, work and party appropriate skin scent- it's a little warm and sexy and honestly- I get a glipse of both therecently discontinued- unisex Helmut Lang Cologne and conversely, Pi by Givenchy (which is rather funny, because- I abhore Pi by Givenchy on male skin, which a detect a durian fruit sweetness with and actually have told 2 different men to please not wear this around me- one of which was my father!). But now I am reassessing that stewed chewy candied fruit concept for women. Anyway, I digress... this is well made, and might make a lovely early fall scent for either gender. It is sumptuous and soothing, well rounded and just a touch opulent and gourmand.