Voile d’Ambre is a fragrance from the collection Secrets d’Essences by Yves Rocher. It appeared in 2005, a year that was very fruitful for the perfume community. This is the year when Dior Homme and Thierry Mugler Alien appeared and many other perfumes that became legends. Not like Voile d’Ambre can actually compare with them, but it’s a good example that you do not have to spend a lot of money to smell good, and even sophisticated.

Voile d'Ambre

It is an oriental perfume, and like all oriental perfumes, Voile d’Ambre relies on large, vast, and perhaps megalomaniac quantities of vanilla. Of course, it’s ethyl vanillin, the real vanilla is too expensive, even for luxury brands and perfumes whose price is ten times higher than Voile d’Ambre. It does not matter to me, and you should not worry as well. Even one of the most famous and most beautiful oriental perfumes ever – Guerlain Shalimar is famous for ethyl vanillin. For this reason, Voile d’Ambre seems to be a younger relative of Shalimar, with whom he shares not only genetic but also personality similarity and traits.

The perfume composition of Voile d’Ambre is a woody oriental, although my nose does not detect sandalwood, even if it is listed in notes. Maybe it’s a homeopathic dose? Anyway, the sandalwood is, unfortunately, no longer part of the perfume world, and it will not be until the woods of this sacred tree have been restored. Sandalwood provided the perfect milky woody base for every perfume. The Arabs and Indians believe that sandalwood is the ideal base for all other fragrant notes and that all are mixed and blended perfectly in it. The Voile d’Ambre perfectly incorporated citrus note of mandarin, refreshing, slightly bitter, which not only balance the sweetness of vanilla and fragrant resins but also provide a dose of sophistication and refinement. Voile d’Ambre is a seductive perfume, but it does not throw itself in front of you like many perfumes of today. Maybe just winks sometimes, discreetly. As a passionate fan of Shalimar, big like!

[Fragrance notes] top notes: mandarin, myrtle, cardamom; middle notes: incense, myrrh, opoponax; base notes: vanilla, patchouli, sandalwood.

[Fragrance group] woody oriental.

Perfume creator is Olivier Pescheux.