When most people hear “creamy amber”, they think of a “heavy” perfume. Ambra del Nepal isn’t heavy. It’s a “skim” creamy amber with 99% less fat than other creamy ambers but it’s just as flavorful. It’s rare to find an amber (or even a vanilla) that one could wear in all four seasons but here it is.
Like I’ve already said, Ambra del Nepal is a creamy amber. The perfume opens with slight “cardamom aldehydes” that add a brightness or a “lift” to an otherwise creamy amber. In the heart it’s labdanum, vanilla and a soft musky, vegetal ambrette. And there’s a warm ground cinnamon that makes it especially cozy. It dries down to a creamy, sweet vanilla amber with smoldering incense powder. Ambra del Nepal is sweet but not too sweet*. The spices balance it.
*David comes home one evening after I doused myself in this. He says, “Oh, my g-d, what are you baking? It smells amazing in here.” So, I thought that this isn’t too sweet but it’s all subjective. He thought I was baking cardamom-pistachio cookies. Oh, well. That smells good too.
Notes listed include cardamom, amber, and vanilla. PERFUMER – Giovanni Di Massimo
Give Ambra del Nepal a try if you are looking for a creamy amber that isn’t thick or heavy. Or if you like perfumes like Atelier Ambre Nue, Diptyque Eau Duelle, Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche and/or Caron Royal Bain de Caron. This fragrance is unisex and seasonless.
Ambra del Nepal has average projection and below average longevity. It lasts about 3 hours max on me during the summer and longer in the winter.
The 1.7 oz bottle retails for $99 at Beautyhabit. A small travel-size spray is also available.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A sheer creamy gourmand vanilla amber. It’s rather simple but it’s good. I highly recommend it to those wanting to try something other than citrus/fresh scents in the summer. It’s nice to find a seasonless amber or vanilla.
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