Amber Ylang Ylang first captures my attention with its very sweet, honeyed, resinous and animalic facets but all expressed in a muted fashion. The citrusy bergamot and grass-blade-like geranium paradoxically invigorates my senses.
Ylang Ylang can distill a very erotic scent but in this case it has been toned down to keep some of its characteristic aspects such as its camphoraceous, inky, medicinal or phenolic facet at a low concentration.
The sweet facet of the perfume has been accentuated, the vegetal amber seeming to hesitate between smelling of honey, labdanum, and light maple syrup; a touch of coffee later in the dry-down adds another burnished hue to this chamber music for gilded browns.
The floral notes are enlivened by bergamot and warmed up by a balsamic, vanillic depth. A powdery animalic ambergris facet appears. A nice, nuanced note of dewy almond & heliotrope even comes into play.
As the scent unfolds the texture becomes more resinous-ambery offering a soft glow. The creative team wanted the perfume to evoke the soft glow of candlelight and it does. It is pleasant to see a bouquet of flowers, ylang ylang among them, emerge from the liquid golden honey transforming warmth into freshness.
Amber Ylang Ylang is most reminiscent to EL Intuition for Her. It has the same soft, understated ambery aura. Amber Ylang Ylang warms you and makes you feel comfortable.
My new found love, sophisticated & sensual, best for seduction.