Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
I’ve been rather lazy with the “Mainstream Mondays” mainly because I was avoiding department stores around the holidays. But, don’t worry. I ventured out and now have samples of some newer designer launches.
The original Michael Kors is one of those few perfumes that I recognize on strangers when I’m out in public. And that heady tuberose does smell good (from afar in my opinion, but that’s another story for another day). The brand launched three scents that sort of reminded me of body spray or some sort of Secret deodorant names – Glam Jasmine, Sporty Citrus and Sexy Amber. I wanted to try Sexy Amber as my sister’s name is Amber and I thought it would be funny to pick her up some “Sexy Amber” merchandise. But, then I remembered how irritated I was back in the day when people bought me Victoria’s Secret perfumes just because my name is Victoria…anyway, that’s another story for another day.
Sexy Amber is like a really powdery jasmine. It’s one of those talcum powder ambers but with a heady jasmine. It wears rather linear as a clean, powdery and musky floral amber. It dries down to a really soft and powdery patchouli with a clean musk.
Sexy Amber is a linear fragrance, it smells good but I wouldn’t say that it is impressive. I’m not saying it’s bad, it just sort of blends in with other powdery florals on the market. I think this collection is meant to be layered or something as it seems more like a “base” than anything else. Actually, it would be a really amazing Secret deodorant 😉
Notes listed include citrus, warm amber, jasmine, patchouli and sandalwood. Launched in 2013. PERFUMER – Harry Fremont
Give Sexy Amber a try if you like powdery scents. Or if you like perfumes like Chanel Allure, Tom Ford Violet Blonde, Donna Karan Cashmere Mist, Yves Rocher Yria and/or Tom Ford Jasmine Musk. And I do think my sister would really like this one. She can rock those powdery florals.
Projection and longevity are below average. It wears rather close to the skin. I don’t know if anosmic to some of the notes but I can’t really smell it after 2-3 hours of wear.
On a side note, the bottles in this collection really work for the Michael Kors line.
Michael Kors Sexy Amber retails for $78-$98 (1.7-3.4oz) at Nordstrom and Harrods (UK). There’s also a travel-size. And sometimes you can find it at discounters like FragranceX.com.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A really powdery jasmine amber. Not bad but not really noteworthy either.
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4 thoughts on “Michael Kors Sexy Amber EDP Perfume Review”
I haven’t tried this one, and likely wouldn’t pick it up (I seem to have a *problem* with amber – though maybe I just haven’t found the right amber to get me started), but I think it’s funny (cheeky, perhaps) that they actually use the word ‘sexy’ in the name. Hehe.
Do you have any recommendation for baby ambers that could get me started? These are the ambers I’ve tried so far: Eau des Merveilles, L’ambre des Merveilles, and L’Eau de Ambre Extreme… all were no-go. 🙁
I burnt myself out on amber scents and went like 6 years before ever wearing them. Some are really intense.
Hmm…I have to think about this. Ambers can go in a few directions – sweet, resinous, spicy and powdery. i Profumi di Firenze Ambra del Nepal is a nice “sheer” amber. If you like florals, try that Estee Lauder Ylang Amber (or whatever it is called). If you can do sweeter, try something like Prada Candy or the original Prada. And if you can do powdery, this Sexy Amber is one worth sampling the next time you’re at Macy’s or something. The good thing about it is that it isn’t suffocating!
But, yeah, I’m really having to think about these “amber lites”.
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