Guerlain Ambre Eternel is the second release in the Les Absolus D'Orient collection following Santal Royal, released in 2016. Thierry Wasser drew inspiration from the treasures of the East to create this gorgeous unisex oriental fragrance. The main ingredient in this amber accord is ambergris which gives the fragrance its sensual character.
A woody oriental, Ambre Eternel is a captivating fragrance featuring top notes of ambergris, coriander, cinnamon and cardamom; middle notes of orange blossom, ylang-ylang and fruity notes; and base notes of woody notes, leather and amber. It is an eau de parfum, edp.
From Kafkaesque - "Ambre Eternel opens with soft, caramel-scented ambered goldenness streaking under a pearly grey sky filled with plush, fluffy clouds of floral iris. It smells like the clean suede of a very expensive handbag, and is imbued with a Guerlainade tonka-ish sweetness, then dusted with a veil of violet-like makeup powder. Quiet, muted whispers of indeterminate spices echo in the background, along with something nebulous that hints at orange blossom fruitiness."
From Sorcery of Scent - "Ambre Eternel has a curious flight - one which instantly veers away from the usual Guerlain citrus/floral quickstep, and instead feels somewhat ashen and animalic from the outset. A spiced scattering of dry coriander and cardamom seed introduces an almost-instant ambergris / leathery feel... a sense of balsamic earthiness that immediately tells you this is not a(nother) vegetal amber interpretation. A very delicate peachey/ylang-ylang ribbon underpins the composition; never quite reaching the dizzying heights of Mitsouko et al, but rather, acts as a supportive strut to the composition, lending a light tenderness to what feels like quite a gruff, masculine framework. Precious woody notes play off the slightly salty ambergris..."