Thread: Amber Gris.......got to have it!
Now it changed over from very sweet/fruity to a floral...lets see where the drydown goes
I still smell some of it in the background or some sort of I guess tuberose or some sort of flower but it is deep in background I can live with that
I am not an expert on the rest of the notes. So to describe the rest is very hard but I do like this part very much. I do feel the salty part i guess is what you might describe it?
I think this was a very smart move from the marketing machine at Balmain. They got a lot of people to try their product that otherwise would not even know about it. Of those who bought it some will like it and will pay attention to future Balmain releases.
I will have to spray my husband (probably while he sleeps, hee hee) and see how it develops on his skin.
The drydown is definitely the best part, just takes a while to get there I guess about 2 hours on my skin,
when it gets there I would say it is creamy, dark, vanilla, salty, a little sensual.
all in all not bad for a blind buy. The opening way too sweet, for the price it is not bad maybe after a few more wearings I will appreciate it more
However opinions may differ regarding Amber Gris...I like it. I used some today and happily experienced the fragrance all day. I like sweet, floral and wood, all of which are there. The majority of critics I read thought it virtuous and with the price being what it is, your honor, I rest my case.
Yeah I am still not sure about it...the sweetness keeps popping in and out in the drydown I guess that is the tuberose? I am not really sure?
I like sweet fragrances like rochas man, and Lolita Lempkin au masculin but this is too much for me for me, I think this smells too feminine on my skin but I am not sure I guess I need to ask a females opinon. The other thing I noticed I dont think there is much sillage because I can barely after it goes into drydwon without putting my hand right into my nose
Oh well even if i end up not liking for the price I paid I guess i cannot complain too much
Last edited by denec; 31st December 2008 at 12:16 AM.
An imaginary review from Luca Turin:
Ambre Gris *** candy-wood
Ambre Gris is apparently based on an "idea" of ambergris. It is a polite, slightly confused fragrance with a pleasant cherry cordial start and a complex, salty drydown that feels like several fragrances at once. Utterly unremarkable.
Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 31st December 2008 at 12:42 AM.
Well I had to scrub Ambre Gris off...and I don't think I can wear this again, i went from somewhat liking it to hating it
Last edited by denec; 31st December 2008 at 01:57 AM.
Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 31st December 2008 at 04:13 AM.
I loved Gaia's review! I watch for perfume "stampedes" like this, then wait for the bottles to start showing up on swap lists...that's how I got my bottle :-)