Bon Parfumeur - 301 Amber & Spices 30ml Eau de Parfum
Classical Soft Amber
Amber, cardamom & sandalwood.
It’s so easy to give in to the captivating spicy amber aromas of this fragrance. The top notes see a battle between warm and cold spices, with cumin vying cardamom to create a tension that exhilarates the entire scent. Behind this power lies the floral softness of jasmine, which adds volume and carries the sandalwood. The rich and intense facets of this wood become warm, sweet and milky. With its distinguished notes of dry woods, cedar elegantly completes the composition.
What is a cold spice?
It might seem strange but, just like colours, spices can be warm or cool. Cardamom is considered to be a cold spice, unlike cinnamon, cumin, cloves or nutmeg, for example. It has a slightly green, initially camphoric, terpenic scent, which is what earned the spice this label. Juniper berry also belongs to this family and injects real vigour. Karine Dubreuil Sereni used this spice in our 004 to recreate the idea of an icy gin. Perfumers use these fresh and explosive notes to structure the openings to their creations, drawing on warmer ones to build the heart and body of fragrances. Warm ingredients also add sensuality. Here, cumin introduces an animalistic dimension.
What is amber?
Amber reminds us of the scents of ambergris and oriental fragrances. These perfumes have sweet, smooth, vanilla-like notes with accents of cistus labdanum. Although we all picture amber as a yellow-coloured substance, this isn’t the kind used in perfumery.
Perfumer: Nathalie Koobus.
Fragrance Notes: Cardamom, cypress, cumin, ylang-ylang, thyme, cedar, coconut nectar, jasmine, sandalwood, amber, benzoin, patchouli.