Aether Arts Electrum is a perfume that mixes “gold and silver”. It’s an amber that brings together warm and cool notes. The final result is a rather “foresty” amber.
Electrum reminds me of marshmallows in the snow. It’s a sweet marshmallow amber with cool snow-covered fir trees. There’s something in Electrum that is savory, like mushrooms cooked in broth. It’s “meaty”; it has density. When it warms up, it becomes this balsamic vanilla and amber with gooey, sap-like resins. There’s a mix of this sweet, syrupy sap on cedar-like bark. This is when it’s a forest-like amber. Electrum gets more animalic with wear. It dries down to a sweet yet spiced tobacco amber with a skanky musk and an almost mushroomy oud.
Electrum is one of those ambers that manages to be both sweet and skanky. It’s sort of like getting all of the “ambers” wrapped up into one perfume.
Notes listed include balsam fir needle, rosewood, amber, guaiacwood, cedar, vanilla, tolu balsam and tobacco. Launched 2013. PERFUMER – Amber Jobin
Give Electrum a try if you like animalic ambers. Or perfumes like Regina Harris Amber Vanilla, Strange Invisible Perfumes Elektrou, Guerlain Shalimar parfum and/or Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan. Electrum is unisex.
Projection is below average. It wears close to the skin. Longevity is below average.
Electrum comes in two sizes with prices ranging from $58-$109 at Aether Arts. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A sweet and skanky amber. It’s one of those ambers that manages to be both sweet/smooth and animalic/dirty. Really, it’s like getting “all of the ambers” in one.
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2 thoughts on “Aether Arts Electrum Perfume Review”
You had me right up until the part about low projection and close to the skin. On me that generally means it will disappear in no time. I like my ambers with a little more oomph.
It’s a perfume oil (I should add that in the post/title) so that’s why it wears so close.
Slightly off topic – A friend sent me those Body Shop “ouds” from a few years ago. I find myself wearing Amber Oud a lot. It’s surprisingly a good amber and was only $20. I think I’m now going to sample those Jovan ones.
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