Saturday, May 22, 2010
Parfum d'Empire: Ambre Russe
Probably the best amber scent in my personal collection, and my favorite among the Parfum d'Empire line-up, Ambre Russe opens with an accord that smells like bitter dark chocolate and incense. It then reveals a heart that smells like whiskey and some leather. When everything else blows away, a light skin scent of honeyed and spiced dried tea lingers on top of a minimal dash of vanilla. Glorious. Satisfyingly intense. Hard liquor and amber. If you're thinking that this might cost a bomb, you'd be surprised to know that Parfum d'Empire offers rich, quality niche fragrances at not-so-niche prices.