Eau de Mandarine Ambrée 2013

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Eau de Mandarine Ambrée is a perfume by Hermès for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is fruity-citrusy. It is still in production. Pronunciation

Fragrance Notes

Mandarin orange, Passion fruit, Amber

Ratings

Scent

7.2 (234 Ratings)

Longevity

5.6 (161 Ratings)

Sillage

5.1 (170 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (177 Ratings)
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Carboytony

114 Reviews
Carboytony
Carboytony
   1  
Mandarin on the vine
This is a beautiful warm Mandarin Orange scent. I wouldn't describe it as a juicy fragrance, it's drier, more like a fresh Mandarin, hanging ripened on the branch and with the woody and leafy nuances. The amber is pronounced on my skin and pairs really, really well with this. It adds warmth and softens the sweetness and sharpness of the Mandarin. The Passion Fruit lends its presence in the drydown, exotic, sweet and fruity.

Spray it on your clothing to get added longevity.
7.5
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
9
Bottle
Smora

147 Reviews
Smora
Smora
Helpful Review    3  
Melancholic Cologne (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2013)
Scentrack:
Incognito - Summer's Ended

Eau de Mandarine Ambree was released five years ago as a part of the Les Colognes Hermes series. The perfumer behind was legendary Jean-Claude Ellena, the master of meticulous fragrant touch. Although the name of the fragrance suggests a mandarin-based creation, personally I found it more clementine than mandarin. Clementine shares the same sweetness with mandarin, but possesses an additional green aspect possibly from a special kind of seeds. This clementine is hyper realistic, strong and has slightly synthetic touch. During 10-15 minutes clementine gradually morphs into sweeter and more tropical phase. I have to admit, if hadn’t looked at the note breakdown before, I wouldn’t identify it as passion fruit. This transition is very smooth and gentle. The parallel transition from clementine to amber-like base is equally smooth. I deliberately use the term “amber-like” because in my opinion the present is just some melancholic shades of amber. The clementine acquires some light touch of vanilla, and becomes just lightly sweeter. It is still a cheerful fragrance, but the present is some late summer melancholy. Like the summer is almost gone, and autumn is just around the corner. Summer loves are gone, and soon they will be forgotten.

Eau de Mandarine Ambree is a very nice addition to the cologne genre, and a very nice work from the master of fresh and vivid fragrances.
ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
ColinM
   5  
Melancholically perfect!
Well, I won’t hide it – I am a big fan of Ellena, and quite a fan of this extremely solid line of green-fresh “eaux” by Hermès. Sure, they’re quite short-lasting and ephemeral to say the least, quite discreet and not the best booty call radar for your hot nights downtown : but within the concept and considering the expectations one may reasonably have, that is to say “for being fresh toilet waters”, they are just perfect. They deliver exactly what their names suggest, with the most effortless, understated, solid class and accuracy. Eau de Mandarine Ambrée is nothing less and nothing more than a delightful sleek glass bottle filled with a distinguished infusion of water scented with, well, orange and amber. More orange than amber, actually; the “ambrée” feature seems to me here almost more a metaphorical reference to a shade of golden warmth giving some “substance” to the prominent – and actually, main and nearly only – accord of orange and citrus. I get no specific accords of amber, rather just a sort of ambery shade, a very subtle touch of that. Something slightly resinous, maybe, but not a proper amber accord for me. Think of a glass of lukewarm orange-scented water, with its golden-orange nuances flaming and reflecting the light, there’s the “amber” feature of this. More an aesthetical reference, so to speak. However it’s surely more all about orange for me – a refined still-life portrait of an orange, Hermès style; don’t expect a splash of invigorating, zesty, juicy orange pulp, this is rather the smell of a mid-afternoon tea room on the French coast with some orange leaves and peels lazily lingering on the table, waiting for someone to pick them up and clear the table. Think of Hermès’ own trademark orange colour, this is quite its olfactory depiction. Sophisticated, mannered, almost snobbish, kind of melancholic and definitely French. And what amazes me, as for other “eaux” of this line, is how Ellena managed to make this smell restrained, civilized, modern and almost “abstract” in its universally-appealing, prototypical cleanliness, and yet extremely natural and realistic. Sometimes he seems the only living perfumer which is able to accomplish such an effortless blend of elegance and naturalness. Long live Ellena!

8/10
8
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
K1

121 Reviews
K1
K1
Helpful Review    1  
Luxurious nuances, lounge jazz
This is one of the most realistic mandarin fragrances I have ever come across.

Nevertheless, the mandarin air is so subjective, while the fragrance immediately shifts to amber accord and goes deep. I'm afraid to call this fluffy vanilla mucky accord "amber". It's slightly smoldering and warm, soft dusty and pale musky. For a dusty base I guess vetiver is in the composition to conjure it up.

Eau de Mandarine Ambrée is a resort fragrance but not a fragrance for Miami. Get to your villa around Mediterranea with friends, make a private party, ride your yacht, and dive in azure blue sea every morning! Very luxury life needs simple fragrances sometimes. This is the smell of those moments.
8.5/10
10
Scent
2.5
Longevity
2.5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Challenger

5 Reviews
Challenger
Challenger
Helpful Review    6  
A lot of soft senses
Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it's breaking
(Michael Jackson)

I just can smile when wearing or testing or smelling this cologne.
You can relax with it.
" Jean-Claude Ellena" create a very comfortable cologne to wear.
He knows how to play with perfume notes as well as "Beethoven" knows how to play with music notes.

This is a very nice instance of cologne that based on amber.
You know that amber has not natural essence. and it made from tonka bean and some other notes. so we have many kind of amber.
In this case, You smell a sharp and resinous kind of amber.
one of the best of them.
Select mandarin along with Amber, is a smart choice.

But there is a problem in this artwork.
It is EDC (eau de cologne).
The longevity and sillage are so hopeless.

Statements

HermeshHermesh 5 years ago
7
Scent
5
Longevity
2.5
Sillage
Mandarin is juicy, but (unfortunately) a little short-lived. Soon light amber takes over which remains close to the skin.

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