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L’Ambre des Merveilles


This Hermès fragrance was released in Fall 2012, the third flanker in the des Merveilles (The Wonders) series, which started with the original Eau des Merveilles in 2004. Eau des Merveilles is truly unique, known for it’s non-floral, almost salty skin scent quality, which has elevated it to near-cult status. Each of its flankers since then have featured an element of the original creation. Elixir des Merveilles from 2006, which I’ve written about here, is richer and warmer, more orange, less salt, more chypre-like; Eau Claire des Merveilles from 2010 is airy, musky, more powdery with vanilla notes.
L’Ambre des Merveilles seems to take these key aspects from all three of its predecessors, resulting in an incredibly warm, intimate scent with faint sweetness, hints of salt, woods, and leather, hints of vanilla and tobacco AND….resulting in a scent which also owns a superb sillage. This diffused sillage is light as cloud, airy, spaciously elegant and makes L’Ambre des Merveilles a perfect fragrance for anyone, male or female, to wear anywhere, anytime, quietly leaving a beautiful soft trail in their wake. 
The legendary, sensuous amber note is the star player in L’Ambre des Merveilles from beginning to end, softly sweet, edged so faintly with salt and citrus, like the scent of sun-lotioned skin after a day at the beach.  The amber makes this perfume into a warm caress, the kind of fragrance that makes me feel good, happy to be here, happy to be me. The perfect cure for grey winter days.
Notes: amber, labdanum, patchouli and vanilla.
Type: EdP
Perfumeur: Jean-Claude Ellena

Price: $5.00