Hermes L'Ambre des Merveilles The flanking of Eau des Merveilles has been one of the few perfume flanking projects that have worked beautifully, with each flanker providing a new aspect to the original that is unique, drawing on the deep ambergris beauty of the original and augmenting it. Other flankers include Elixir des Merveilles, Parfum des Merveilles and Eau Claire des Merveilles. L'Ambre des Merveilles was released in September 2012 - a flanker to the original Hermes Eau des Merveilles - and was created by Jean-Claude Ellena.
Opening with that same salty hard start of Eau des Merveilles, immediately the amber is apparent, underpinned with some richer notes like vanilla, moving this version closer to an oriental. I've always had Hermes Eau des Merveilles on my "sexy perfume" list because, well, it just is. Not overtly, but the ambergris warms and just pulls you in closer. Hermes L'Ambre des Mervilles is on that same list. It's richer, fuller, moving closer to overtly sexual instead of just casually sensual. I classify this as unisex. Notes listed are amber, labdanum, vanilla and patchouli. Definitely ambergris in there as well.
From makeupalley - "But this version... this is my Goldilocks 'just right' moment with the line. I've been in an amber mood, seeking something soft and comforting, a warm aura... "
From cafleurebon - "I am a recent fan of the lovely Hermès Eau des Merveilles. It has a saltiness to it that I find at once comforting and energizing, and it has become a staple in my scent wardrobe."
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