Hermès Hermèssence Ambre Narguile is Ellena’s interpretation of a hookah lounge. It’s meant to be a spicy, fruity tobacco. And it is. But, what I get isn’t hookah. I get all of the best aromas of winter.
Gingerbread. And hot apple cider. Ambre Narguile is a warm blend of cinnamon, clove, allspice, honey, lemon and ginger. There’s a fruity apple tobacco. The dry-down is a warm, honeyed amber with a faint traces of that apple tobacco.
Ambre Narguile is all of those comfort cozy scents that I associate with winter. It’s warm liquids, delicious baked goods and a subtle backdrop of a wood-burning fireplace. It’s how I wish my home would smell after spending some time out in the cold. It’s cozy and warm.
Notes listed include honey, amber, ginger, and blonde tobacco. Launched 2004. PERFUMER – Jean-Claude Ellena
Give Ambre Narguile a try if you like honeyed, spicy fragrances. Or if you like perfumes like Bois 1920 Sushi Imperiale, Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles, DSH Perfumes Gingembre and/or Serge Lutens 5 O’Clock Au Gingembre. Ambre Narguile is unisex. I do prefer it for autumn/winter wear.
People tend to complain about the longevity of the Hermèssence perfumes. I have had no “issues” with Ambre Narguilé. Projection and longevity are average (which I guess is above average for Hermèssence).
Ambre Narguilé comes in two rather large sizes (3.3 & 6.7 oz) with prices ranging from $240-$380 at Hermès.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Gingerbread and hot apple cider. I really like this one but I find myself only wanting to smell like this a few times out of the year. And I feel like when I do want to smell like this, I just wish I were drinking apple cider instead. And that’s cheaper.
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