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Ambre Cashmere Intense

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Launched in 2015, by Nicolai Parfumeur Createur, Ambre Cashmere Intense is one of my favoutire amber frags.

I have a predilection for amber – based frags, a note also favoured by co-owner and house nose at Nicolai Parfumeur Createur, Patricia de Nicolaï,  "At the beginning of the 20th century, the discoveries of new synthetic molecules allowed the perfumers of that time to lay the foundations of the great modern perfume chords. One of the first chord conceived was the Amber' chord which is now a strong olfactory convention for us perfumers. Far from the sperm whale animal note, the Amber' chord is made thanks to the association of vanillin and labdanum. Both smooth, powerful and deep, the chord is an infinite source of creations!"

Ambre Cashmere Intense opens warm and spicy from black pepper cut with notes of sweet, juicy mandarin and tart lemon. The fruits balance the pepper so that the opening is warm yet light, fresh and just a little sweet - the perfect setting for a heart of iris butter and violet. The iris butter and the violet both have earthy and powdery aspects and they bolster each other beautifully while the violet aspect of the iris butter boosts the delicate violet, strengthening its sweet woody-floral scent. The woodiness is picked up by warm, woody, aromatic clove. Then there is the base…sweet, creamy vanilla alongside deep leathery labdanmun – there’s that amber accord! – and resinous, earthy benzoin. Tonka bean adds another dimension of sweetness - vanilla/caramel. The amber is present as it gets woody from patchouli and sandalwood, all of it smoothed by musk.

Ambre Cashmere Intense is a high concentration but what de Nicolaï has done is masterfully woven some pretty potent ingredients into a  refined, delicate, warm, cashmere veil of sensuous amber with a drydown that glows on my skin for hours.

Notes: black pepper, mandarin, lemon, iris butter, violet, clove bud, vanilla absolute, labdanum benzoin Tonka bean, patchouli essence, sandalwood, musk, amber

Type: EdP

Parfumeur: Patricia de Nicolaï

Price: $5.00