Thursday, December 2, 2010
Amber Noir Eau de Parfum by Angela Flanders
My initial impression of Amber Noir is a denseness similar to Laurie Erickson's creations. I happen to be a big fan of Laurie's work and Angela's rendition of amber is along those same lines. This scent truly is all about amber and unless you're a fan of that note, this may seem a tad linear.
Actually, it's more faceted than that, but amber is front and center from the initial application. I find it a bit resinous, dark, powerful and at the same time, restrained. It's sensual without being overtly sweet with a hint of smokiness. After 10 minutes, I get a very subtle tabac-vanilla undercurrent, but it's intermittent. The amber is of the deep, dry variety but never dusty. The scent remains this way on me for its entirety as just the volume lowers ever so slowly.
Fans of substantial amber should give this a test run. Amber Noir isn't sweet nor is it bitter. It has chosen the smoky resin road to reach its destination. Aromi has been on this road before.......and likes the ride. Thumbs up for Angela Flanders Amber Noir.