Hey Hey Fume Addicted Posse Family, Portia from AustralianPerfumeJunkies. As it cools down up in the Southern Hemisphere and warms up in the Northern there is some crossover time where the temperatures are similar throughout the days and evenings, still brisk enough to take a cardigan with you but warm enough to often not need it. Now is one of my favourite fragrance wearing times because it seems the range that is comfortably wearable is limitless. During Summer there was a sale at one of our fragrance importers and I snaffled a very reasonably priced bottle of Ambre 114, having used my 10ml split decant all up I figured it was time.
Ambre 114 by Histoires de Parfums 2001
Ambre 114 by Gerald Ghislain and Magali Senequier
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Nutmeg, caraway
Heart: Sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, cedar, rose, geranium
Base: Tonka bean, amber, benzoin, vanilla, musk
Ambre 114 is a wonderful gateway amber. It goes on sweet and yummy, slightly burnt like the sugar on brulee, is pretty and leaves a fabulous sillage, at times there is a Shalimar-esque ice cream sweetness to Ambre 114 that never goes so far down the vanilla road but is looking at the signpost on the fork. Creamy + delicious but still cool and light. A contradiction in theory but beautifully brought to life by Gerald Ghislain and Magali Senequier.
Photo Stolen Pixabay
So smooth and subtle even in the opening and all the way through to dry down. There is never a harsh moment and tonight at work one of the lovely workmen said I smelled “like a rich and fancy lady.” WOW! That is the kind of compliment that could seriously have me buying a bottle if I weren’t already saving.
There are so many of the featured accords that pass me by when wearing Ambre 114 (the 114 is the amount of separate ingredients) that I feel it would be churlish of me to try and parse this perfectly balanced, all weather, fresh and light amber fragrance. I feel comfortable and relaxed in it, as if I’ve been wearing Ambre 114 for years and have always smelled this good. Jeans or ballgown, Ambre 114 will fit right in. You will smell beautiful.
Photo Stolen Wikipedia
Whatever you do today make sure you take a moment for yourself,
Love and hugs,
This is an edited version of an Australian Perfume Junkies post from 2012 when I first got my decant