Taking on an olfactory family this well known is no small feat. It’s a testament of perfumer Vanina Murraciole’s originality and creativity that Ambra manages to whisk amber away from the staid and into a sensual, modern, androgynous realm.
From the onset, Ambra enters a billowing vanilla, full of sweet cream and lifted up with a peppery-fresh duo of bergamot and geranium. It’s fluffy, almost airy — but there’s a darkness around the edges, discreetly smoldering with patchouli and incense. Once Peru balsam kicks in, it’s a veritable amber, but shape-shifting, nonetheless. Wrapped in the seductive energy of Jeroboam’s enigmatic musks, with hints of of smoke in the distance, this amber on the brink of gourmand might just tip us over.