WHAT I SMELL: Hay and patchouli…its earthy and quickly comes off a bit hippieish with the patchouli which is front and center. Funny, I’m not getting any amber and I’m not getting any Iris, just patchouli! Continuing on, the patchouli becomes even more earthy and bears an almost mushroom like quality, like that of the dirt that is still on a pack of mushrooms in the grocery store. I would venture to say this works better in the winter. I’m afraid to go out in the 95 degree humidity and sun today with this on because I believe the patchouli would explode. Inside in the air conditioning it is kept in line. After about 45 minutes, the amber starts to creep in a bit. This is not a warm golden amber, but instead a more pensive and subdued warmth that may be dried out by the inclusion of a bit of myrrh. It’s only until after a couple of hours that the iris starts to reveal itself in a very light and incandescent way. Ambra e Iris ends up soft, light and pretty. I just wish that it didn’t take so long to get there.
Ambra e Iris Notes:
Top notes: Patchouli
Heart: Grey Amber
Base notes: Florentine Iris and Myrrh
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE AMBRA e IRIS: earthy, grounded, patch-bombish
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT AMBRA e IRIS: Il Mondo di Odore, (I couldn’t find any other reviews!)
BOTTOM LINE: I like where Ambra e Iris ends up but the journey there is a long one. The first few hours for me were just a bit too earthy for my liking. Actually, this shouldn’t be named Ambra e Iris, it should be named Ambra e Patchouli!
- Bone Rating: 3 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: Oriental Woody
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $80 for 50ml Extrait