Fath's Essentials - Bel Ambre (2016)

Fath's Essentials - Bel Ambre by Jacques Fath
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Fath's Essentials - Bel Ambre is a popular perfume by Jacques Fath for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is spicy-oriental. It is being marketed by Panouge.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Black pepper, Juniper berry, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris butter, Caraway, White blossoms
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Leather, Musk, Vetiver



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Beautiful, warm and sensual
you don't need to say more about this, but I will do it.
Bel Ambre apparently runs a little under the radar, but I feel this fragrance as a very noble looking Immergeher, which is very balanced and not too intrusive.
The start with lemon, bergamot, pepper and juniper berry is perhaps a little unusual for such a fragrance (especially as all the notes are well perceptible), but is also the charm of Bel Ambre.
The opening does not last too long, but the "white flowers" appear slowly but surely. I couldn't name each one now, because they are interwoven for me and form an overall picture. I don't notice caraway, rather the flower of wild caraway, which grows in my garden. But it also blooms white and therefore belongs to the "flower carpet" ;-)
The juniper berry is still somewhat preserved and gives the flowers a nice spice, which is not too dominant, but allows the flowers to come first.
In the course of the base, amber joins and gives the fragrance a beautiful warmth and closeness. Leather and musk then form the finale, which here rather discreetly stay in the background and rather underlay and reinforce the amber. Bel Ambre is not too sweet, the sweetness comes rather from the flowers and is nicely attenuated by the juniper berry seasoning.
Overall, Bel Ambre is a very warm, sensual, seductive fragrance, which is suitable for every occasion and still within reasonable price range. All nuances are very harmonious and at no time are they disturbing or intrusive.
There are light prints in the B-note, because durability and sillage could be a bit better but are OK.
Who is looking for a warm, sensual seducer will find it here.
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here the spark may jump over!
Despite my preference for the world of "big fashion" and the luck to be able to accompany many of the famous couturiers since the sixties, I have to admit that Jacques Fath was only marginally known to me That had to change, because besides Christian Dior (who doesn't know him?) and Pierre Balmain, Jacques Fath is also one of the most influential designers of haute couture of the post-war period.
So I began to browse and was rewarded sufficiently for it:
As an autodidact, Jacques Fath had "acquired" the extraordinary view as the foundation for his later success through regular visits to museums and exhibitions and the study of contemporary reading and magazines.
I can imagine that this "eye and sensory food" has certainly given him a lot of pleasure.
That he laid the foundation for the receipt of the "Fashion Oscar" in 1949, he certainly did not suspect at that time.

This man impressed all his life by his elegant appearance, was full of temperament and charm.
Very generous, fun-loving and, beyond that, equipped with the infallible sense of beauty and luxury, he knew what women dreamed of and put this knowledge into practice in his company of the same name.

As students and employees, this company later owned leading designers such as Hubert de Givenchy (think of the wardrobe for the elfin Audrey Hepburn), Guy Laroche and Valentino Garavani.
Names, which are known to us all also by their dreamlike smell creations.
The beautiful Margaretha Ley, the later founder of the label "Escada", was one of the top models of the house Jacques Fath.
It is worthwhile to take a closer look at the life and work of this true artist.

"Chasuble", his first perfume, appeared in 1945 and already in 1950 the company "Parfums Jacques Fath" was founded. So even today his name stands for beauty and refinement in perfumes and guarantees new creations in this area.

"Fath's Essentials - Bel Ambre" has so much classical elegance and grace in it that I estimated it much older at the first contact; at the latest in the "wedding" of the radiant scents, which settled in the seventies, eighties.
My surprise was perfect when I read the release year here.

"Bel Ambre" opens with a very beautiful bergamot shade, accompanied by the freshness of lemon.
Black pepper, not too sparingly dosed, creates a certain fire in the fragrance right from the start; the juniper berry brings an attractive spice. - Everything complements each other already here very well!
Iris butter - aha, what there is so everything! - adds the subtle scent of a certainly brightly flowering sword line.
Caraway seasoned with a light glow and a little jasmine and tuberose are certainly also among the so-called "white flowers" in the local pyramid.
The light fire caused by the top note now flickers quite lively in my senses.
The famous "spark" has already jumped over: "Bel Ambre" now begins to radiate!
So also the leather addition (otherwise always a little critical with me) fits harmoniously with the past smell process; he is refined "pepped up", gains so in depth.
Vetiver ground pleasantly and a musk-heavy embrace leads to the radiance of golden amber; the climax of this fragrance creation.

Even I can enjoy this for a few hours; I would love to see the fire that ignites "Fath's Essentials - Bel Ambre" in my senses last longer.
So "the Spark in my Bonfire Heart" (to speak with the latest song of James Blunt, who has been buzzing around in my head for hours) loses itself quite soon.
That's very sad!

And yet the acquaintance with this fragrance is one of those I wouldn't want to miss.
He is so beautiful, so alive for me; I would be sorry if this beauty had passed me by!
So here I thank Angelliese for the generous bottling.

Short on my own account:
I had to read today that the perfume commentaries here are intended for the analysis and representation of personal scent perceptions and not to pass on anecdotes and "histories".
Serafina asked for tolerance some time ago, even in a blog; I would like to join her in her request.
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KingPin 11 months ago
Pure firewood introduction complemented later on with iris butter and a hint of leather. Some will like it, but it’s not for me.+1

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