Note: I’ve been meaning to let you know that the Long Lost Favorite Perfume series has been forced on a vacation due to my move. Most of my vintage samples are still waiting their shipment to my new home, so once they arrive, I will resume the series.
Since I posted about Hermès L’Ambre des Merveilles yesterday, I realized that it’s going to join a lineup of several other new amber perfumes for fall. Below are a few fragrances that captured my attention.
Maître Parfumeur et Gantier will launch Ambre Doré in August 2012. Created by perfumer Frederic Stalin, it’s described as “classical and mysterious.” The notes will include geranium, clary sage, styrax, oud, ambergris, coriander, saffron, myrrh, sandalwood, and vetiver. “The choice of amber was not by accident, as in this olfactive mix the oud needs to perform as is hoped for; control its strength and respect its role to bring harmony to the formula.” Eau de Parfum will retail for $120.
Another amber and oud pairing is available from Roja Parfums. Amber Oud includes bergamot, lemon, lime, jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, fig, iris, cinnamon, birch, oud, patchouli, sandalwood, oakmoss, ambergris, civet, musk, and saffron. Available at Harrod’s, 30ml, £295 or 100ml, £495.
A Dozen Roses will add an ambery rose perfume to its collection. Amber Queen was developed by perfumer Irina Burlakova, and it features ginger, clementine, apricot, osmanthus, rose, tuberose, myrrh, amber, benzoin, and incense. Available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, 100 ml Eau de Parfum, $110.
Tom Ford Noir (by perfumer Olivier Gillotin) is an oriental with a rich amber accord. It includes notes of bergamot, verbena, violet, pink pepper, caraway, geranium, iris, rose, nutmeg, pepper, clary sage, styrax, leather, patchouli, vetiver, benzoin, opoponax, and vanilla. It will be available in October 2012.