Friday Candy Jar day!!! Balmain Ambre Gris

First off, the bottle is tres elegant.  grey cube, with gold ball top.  Perfectly unisex looking!  I bought my bottle after lusting for Balmain Ambre Gris for months post review from the Scented Salamander.  The description sounded soo very warm and sexy, plus it contains ambergris, a recent obsession.  When I read last week it was available at, I stampeded to get mine! 

Opens with a bergamot, earl grey breeze and launches into the slightest hint of pepper, tempered with a little itty bity bit of chocolate.  15 minutes later, a little skanky-skank begins to peek out under the gourmand.  Becoming more interesting, I wish it were cooler, as once again, I am wearing a fall scent in the dead of summer. I am also thinking EDP is too light and this would be more complex and interesting if it were a parfum. 

Awhile later, delicate florals–meaning they are a ghostly presence appear with woods, mingled with cinnamon and the creamy benzoin-ambergris. It’s so soft, and accessible, yet I think a man could wear this too.  It lasts maybe about four hours, and must be applied with a heavy hand.  It’s a bit sweet-smokey for summer and will definately make a reappearence in the fall, though I wish it came in a stronger formulation. 

notes:pink pepper, cinnamon, tuberose, immortelle, myrrh, smoky gaïac wood, benzoin, white musks, ambergris


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Published in: on August 9, 2008 at 2:48 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. oooohhh…i’d love a decant of this…I’m drooling , especially if it’s a little light .!!

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