The Scent of Departure is a line created by Gerard Ghislain, the man behind Histoires de Parfums. I talk about this in my review of VIE Vienna. AUH Abu Dhabi is the type of amber that you could find yourself wearing in cool climates as well as warm climates. It’s “savory” but it also has a refreshing lift from notes of citrus, thyme and geranium.
Abu Dhabi opens as a soft amber with bright citrus and a medicinal dried thyme. If you have tried Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114, then think of Abu Dhabi as “Ambre 114 lite”. It doesn’t have the calories. The scent becomes a spicier herbal amber with rose attar. And then I get the rose-vanilla-sandalwood that I get in L’Artisan Parfumeur Safran Troublant. On my skin Abu Dhabi gets creamier with vanilla and tonka. It dries down to a sweet vanilla with traces of incense and a cling wrapped vetiver.
Notes listed include bergamot, lemon, thyme, nutmeg, rose, geranium, patchouli, sandalwood, cedar, vetiver, amber, vanilla, tonka bean, benzoin, musk, and castoreum.
Try Abu Dubai if you like warm amber fragrances. Or if you like perfumes like L’Artisan Parfumeur Safran Troublant, Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114, Atelier Cologne Ambre Nue, and/or L’Artisan Parfumeur L’Eau d’Ambre. Abu Dhabi is unisex. I feel it can be enjoyed in any climate.
This scent has below average projection. It wears close to my skin. I find longevity to be above average for an EDT.
The 1.7 oz bottle of AUH Abu Dhabi retails for $45 at Beautyhabit.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Herbal amber lite. It’s a nice amber for the price, but I’d rather have Ambre 114 (which I do own). Ambre 114 is much more expensive, so I would expect for it to smell more luxurious. However after saying that, I really do recommend Abu Dhabi because out of all The Scent of Departure perfumes that I have tried, this one smells the most “niche” to me. It’s very nice.
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