Ambre d'Or

Brand: Hexennacht

Scent Description: created by utilizing a very special premium perfumer accord based on the legendary De Laire Ambré 83 base. Originally created in 1889, Ambré 83 has been a cornerstone of a plethora of classic perfume blends, including Jicky De Guerlain, Guerlain Mitsouko, Chanel Bois des Îles, Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan, Dior Mitzah, Tom Ford Amber Absolute, and Annick Goutal Ambre Fétiche, just to name a few. Ambre d’Or is a thick, resinous, rich golden amber.

2 thoughts on “Ambre d'Or”

  1. I don’t care for this one. I love the classic feel to it, and it does smell nice.. it’s just not for me.
    It’s a deep, caramel, almost resinous.. but then falls flat.
    It’s not overpowering, easy to wear, nice layering piece.. reminds me a tad of ‘myrrhe’ which I like better.. and I already have a FS.

    This goes weird on me, like I got really sweaty after putting on my oil or something.
    I’ll have to pass on this.

  2. So, I like this a lot on first sniff. It’s gorgeous, drippy, resiny amber. This is hands-down my favorite kind so I’m like SCORE… but my immediate follow-up thought is that I already have Baltic Amber… and that one takes this exact base feel and twists it into something magnificent. I would repurchase that over this in a head-to-head comparison with no question. I would highly recommend this one to anyone who wants less of a “sexy tree nymph story” (BA) and more straight amber resin though. It’s got the beautiful sweetness that this type of amber brings without going gourmand. That aspect makes it a particularly great layering note because it can bridge to just about any kind of perfume, from foodie to woodsy. The dry down leans a little more into the sweetness because it doesn’t have any other notes to guide it somewhere else. That’s neither bad nor good inherently, but it is my experience. And again, it’s not sweet like food; it’s that unique amber sweetness you must smell on your skin to see how it plays. With that in mind, this would probably be slightly better than BA for sugary layering since it’s missing the other outdoorsy notes. I can’t complain about this soli-note at all. I simply prefer the scent journey and mastery that is BA. This is great too, but I personally don’t need both.

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