Love the unique take on labdanum-based amber. quite fresh that dries down to a suede-effect that stays very comfortable and cozy. top quality stuff for not a lot of cash - bellissimo!
11th October, 2014 (last edited: 20th January, 2015)
Solid duration and sillage thick as a brick, refined and sexy.. at a very reasonable price...money well spent!
Nobile 1942 - Ambra Nobile
This smells like something out of 1942... stored in full daylight and not corked properly. No freshness, just a sort artificial, lime-like sharpness that makes this a real turnoff. A terrible mixed juice that smells like hairspray, paint and glue (mixing cistus and vetiver is not a good idea...) - topped of with a squealing tonka-bean/vanillin note that was marinated in a mix of musty old squeezed orange and lemon-peels, and the water of a bouquet of roses that wasn’t refreshed for about a year. Cheap 'perfume' for a 'cheap' price. Who wants to smell like this? Ambra Horribile...
Ambra Nobile opens with a burst of sweet citrus and neroli, immediately linking a recognizable ambery accord made of cistus labdanum, grey amber, tonka bean and an amazing bouquet of woods: sandalwood, vetiver, patchouli, cedarwood. There are also spices, cinnamon, maybe.
Amber-y scents may tend to build on a strong cistus labdanum note almost overwhelming the rest, but here everything is very well blended, the ensemble plays a warm, sultry, amber tone.
This is a smiling, joyful amber, done “the Italian” way. Powerful projection, quite long lasting (six hours).