1988 saw Jean Laporte release Ambre Precieux. 88 was a good year for Jean it seems. This is one of Maitre Parfumeurs best alongside Santal Noble. The top accord is superbly blended ( as is the entire fragrance ) and I can detect the slightest hint of quality lavender over ambergris and vanilla. At first, I thought I there was a pastry aroma in the accord, but upon further introspection, it seems there is a spice note as fragile and interwoven as the lavender giving me this impression. This is one of those scents that has you continually sniffing yourself. The vanilla seems to incrementally escalate along with a dash of cinnamon. After 10 minutes, the scent has evolved in its entirety on me. It has very nice sillage and even better longevity.
Ambre Precieux is a sweet, van-amber, yet not cloying. This is terrific if you are partial to ambers with subtle aromatic spice thrown in the mix. Jean......great job once again.