AmbreAmber (2001) Eau de Toilette

Ambre / Amber (Eau de Toilette) by L'Occitane en Provence
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Ambre is a popular perfume by L'Occitane en Provence for women and men and was released in 2001. The scent is oriental-spicy. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Freesia
Heart Notes Heart NotesTonka bean, Labdanum
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Vanilla, Cedarwood

Ratings

Scent

8.3 (206 Ratings)

Longevity

7.9 (136 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (137 Ratings)

Bottle

7.2 (147 Ratings)
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L'Occitane Ambre-Salicious...Lascivious...An Adult Vanilla
L'Occitane Ambre is a resinous, thick, syrupy EdT that should be labeled an EdP. I happened upon a new storefront over 60 miles from my home and with delight sampled Ambre. The entire drive home I kept smiffing my wrists and inner elbows, thankfully on the dark roads home, else truck drivers would wonder what this woman was doing. So many images were coming to mind and I could not immediately ledger them.
A neighbor greeted me when I arrived home, and as we were talking, she interrupted me with, "You wear perfume like a woman should. That's how I want to smell. How do you do it?" This was well over three hours after I had sprayed myself in the store. I had already known Ambre would be a purchase, but her telling me this cinched the deal in my thoughts.
One of the images this fragrance brought to mind was a very old memory of when I would open my violin case, pull out the chunk of rosin to coat my bow, and inhale deep scents encompassed in the case. No matter how small the rosin cubes would get, I'd still keep then in the corner pocket of the violin case, because there was something about the mellowness and odor of aged rosins.
Ambre brings to mind old libraries to me, structures built centuries ago, the interiors of old panels of deep, dark wood. Twenty-foot high tall ceilings that are dimly lit, with stacks of books that are endless. Clean, dry, leathery smells that I would enjoy as I browsed the volumes. An airyness amongst the deep richness that I could inhale and not feel overwhelmed.
Vanilla plays into Ambre salaciously, almost lasciviously. Not sweet, not cloying, but mysterious, vampy and almost boozy. An adult vanilla that mixes with the notes beautifully to create a fragrance so warm and coy it can turn heads on the right person. Some tea influences with the bergamot mix well with the leathery notes of the labdanum, while the amber creates a delightfully creamy and warm vanilla-amber.
Ambre lasted well over six hours for me, and that included a hand-washing. The bottle looks vintage, quaint and I find it rather appealing.
I have found out that L'Occitane has discontinued Ambre. I went back to the store and purchased a bottle (or two) for my stock. Why oh why must such delightful fragrances be discontinued? The SA remembered me and remarked that she had compared the Vanilla/Narcisse to the Ambre and noticed the Ambre had such a delicious dry down of mature vanilla also. It's still available in the catalog tho.
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