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gojira86 6 years ago

Possibly re-launched?
In 2005 Yves Rocher released a perfume with the same name, Hoggar. The bottle is different, I don't know if the scent is too, since this entry doesn't list the notes.

gojira86 7 years ago 1
8
Scent
2.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage

Ambiguously gendered, in a good way
Most of the notes in Ambre Noir were familiar to me from other Yves Rocher perfumes that were made for women. Having had a surprisingly good experiment with another Yves Rocher scent for men, I decided to give this one a try to broaden my collection and suit the more masculine swings of my somewhat fluid gender identity.

While the citrus notes are usually the ones that best complement my natural skin chemistry and make the perfume work on me, in Ambre Noir it's the spicy and woody notes that do the trick. Honestly, thinking of my collection of YR women's perfumes, it reminds me of Yria. Definitely more masculine than Yria, but the similarities are oddly striking considering they were released over 10 year apart from each other. One might easily think they are the male and female version of the same series.

Though Ambre Noir makes me think of a more masculine version of Yria, I would still consider it a unisex perfume, though perhaps slightly on the masculine side. It can pass as a very spicy women's perfume aimed at a slightly older user that I am at the moment. Maybe 30+?
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gojira86 7 years ago 1
7
Scent
7.5
Bottle

Surprizingly unisex
The fragrance notes were familiar from other Yves Rocher perfumes I enjoy wearing, or in the case of the grapefruit, at least similar. They were enough to make me curious about this perfume, though at first I hesitated whether buying one was worth the risk of putting my money on a poorly fitting scent.

In the end, I'm glad I tried it. It's very fresh, with just the right kind of citrus based sourness to complement my skin chemistry. Even though this was made for men, I say it can pass as unisex or even a sporty women's perfume.

gojira86 8 years ago 1
9
Scent
10
Longevity
5
Sillage
5
Bottle

Not for everyone, but works for me
While this perfume may not be overly expensive or as sophisticated as some people seem to prefer, I find it to be very versatile and suitable for many occasions as it compliments my natural skin chemisty.

While I wouldn't call any particular scent my signature (but I do have several favourites) this comes pretty close. It's one of the perfumes in my collection that I find are always a realiable choice, no matter what kind of hurry I'm leaving the house in.

Edit: I applied this yesterday and I can still smell it, atleast on my clothes.