Brand Parfum d'Empire
The moment we smelled Ambre Russe, we knew that we found our new Holy Grail amber scent. It is a baroque, luxurious perfume; its very notes spell excess. The legendary wealth of the Tsars, the rivers of vodka and champagne, the tea and honey, the sinful leather, the incense burned as an atonement for one's sins — it's all here. As rich as it sounds, however, the fragrance is not heavy or overwhelming; the lavish notes are blended masterfully, smoothly, in a composition that is warm, sensual and comforting. After the initial hot blast of amber and incense, a velvety, honey-like accord becomes apparent, along with the feisty and exhilarating 'boozyness', which lightens the mood of this dark brew. The tea note, combined with spices and leather, adds very enjoyable smokiness and emphasizes the full-bodied, darkly-ornate character of Ambre Russe. This is an extravagant, captivating perfume, quite unlike any other scent we have ever experienced.
tea, incense, vodka, champagne, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, ambergris, vanilla, leather
The collection is perfect.
This is an entirely unique take on ambergris which makes me a little giddy with pleasure. Dry, smoky, earthy, and slightly spicy, with a soft leathery dry-down that is bathed in incense. I've never sampled any other like it. The boozy note that smacks you in the face within the first few minutes never totally dissipates on my skin, it clings, but lightly, for hours. Vodka and champagne isn't what comes to my mind