Besides the proverbial hunger, I woke up today with an urge for a sweet, intoxicating fragrance. It is cold outside and with the autumn fully in it’s rights, I started to feel the need for warm, cosy, sweet and intoxicating fragrances.
So, as I was setting breakfast, I rembered a recent blind buy of mine: Ambrosine from Francesca dell’Oro. When I got it, I only knew the brand by name, not having it tried on. I read the reviews, I searched for videos on youtube and decided to get it, because it was also an offer I couldn’t miss.
The fragrance was launched in 2013, but, I have to shamefully admit that I didn’t know it.
The fragrance openes with orange peel and cinnamon, but it is not citrusy at all. It is actually powdery all the way. It continues with white flowers and roses, but it is not floral either. Th base notes are amber, sandalwood, musk and moss. The perfume is very well blended, so the result is a sweet, a bit gourmand liquor, a honey-ambery-powdery sweet fragrance, with a retro hint. I would say it is from the Chanel no. 5, Shalimar family because it has that powdery-depth retro elegance.
The overall presentation of this fragrance is very elegant, despite the diagonal cuts on the box and bottle. Actually, the cuts on the glass bottle make me think of the cuts on a diamond and that makes the bottle look very preciouss. Also, the color of the fragrance is a ambery-honey roasted yellow, like the nectar of goods I imagine it would look like.
If you are into retro, deep, sweet, intoxicating fragrance, this one is a perfect choice, buy I would advise against blind buy, because it is not an easy to wear perfume. Also, it is a mature fragrance, for a lady-like woman, elegantly dressed. Ot is also the perfect fall fragrance, with huge sillage and very long lasting, living a trace of sweet powder every where you go.