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REISSUE OF 1910 VINTAGE FRAGRANCE - Coty Ambre Antique From 1995

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Description

 

Manufacturer:

Coty

Fragrance Name:

Ambre Antique

Year Introduced:

1995

Gender:

Feminine

Strength:

Eau de Parfum, EDP

Notes:

Top notes of citrus and berries, middle notes of rose and ylang-ylang and a classic Oriental base                     

 

 

Ambre Antique is the 1995 edition of the same fragrance launched in 1910. The original Ambre Antique was discontinued around 1935 and was described as the "fragrance of splendour and conquest, the thrall of legendary queens." It was an oriental fragrance created by Francois Coty and in information that I found from Octavian Coifan, perfume historian, critic and writer (1000 Parfums), featured notes of bergamot, jasmine, iris, methyl ionone, opopanax, labdanum, olibanum, patchouli, heliotropine, vanilla, vanilline, civet and ambreine. From Coty's advertising copy in 1936: "AMBRE ANTIQUE - fragrance of ancient Egypt - for the woman of enigmatic allure, incomprehensible, aloof."

In a newspaper advertisement from 1925 where Coty assigned their fragrances to certain types of women, Ambre Antique was recommended to be worn by a woman with red hair. "Perfume Creations for Red Haired Women. The arresting distinction and charm of red haired women, their infinite magnetic appeal, is translated in the rich, compelling fragrances of Ambre Antique, Cyclamen or Iris." It was also recommended to be worn by mysterious women. "Coty creations for women of Mysterious Types are Ambre Antique, Styx and Cyclamen. The three add depth to the woman of incomprehensible moods".

In 1995, under the license of Coty, Benckiser Group's Private Portfolio produced 3,500 Lalique-designed flacons of Ambre Antique that were sold at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman department stores. In the 1995 Spring/Summer Rose Sheet (Pharma Intelligence), the Fragrance Foundation predicted "that a new wave of minimalism, simplification...and self-service will influence the fragrance industry in the coming season. Women are expected to favor blends of fresh, fruity and lighter floral notes for daytime and new spices for evening". 

The updated version of Ambre Antique is a modern re-creation of the original formula with crisp top notes of citrus and berries, middle notes of rose and ylang-ylang and a classic Oriental base. It is an eau de parfum, edp.

Ambre Antique has been discontinued.

This is the 1995 EDP version of the fragrance.

 

 

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  • Laurel Douma - 3rd Nov 2017

    3
    A sophisticated 1980s-1990s power woman

    On first application, I noticed bright, yellow incense that continues climbing up my nose for hours to come. Initially I found it to be softer/less intense in character than older vintage Coty fragrances. But then I realized that is probably because this is a 1995 bottle, and contains far more synthetics than the original formulation. So it won't have the sharply distinct stages and individualism of a more botanically based fragrance. "What you smell is what you get". There is an initial sharpness, followed by sweet musky powder. It reveals something vanilla-like and a bit spicy after a few minutes. Styx (1930s bottle) feels like a darker, more mature version of this. The lingering accord of this is sweet, powdery musk, which isn't "me". But I can imagine that it was very popular in its time. Because I associate it with an aunt or elementary school teacher who wore something like it in the 90s, I don't think I will wear it all that often.

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  • Laurel Douma - 3rd Nov 2017

    3
    A sophisticated 1980s-1990s power woman

    On first application, I noticed bright, yellow incense that continues climbing up my nose for hours to come. Initially I found it to be softer/less intense in character than older vintage Coty fragrances. But then I realized that is probably because this is a 1995 bottle, and contains far more synthetics than the original formulation. So it won't have the sharply distinct stages and individualism of a more botanically based fragrance. "What you smell is what you get". There is an initial sharpness, followed by sweet musky powder. It reveals something vanilla-like and a bit spicy after a few minutes. Styx (1930s bottle) feels like a darker, more mature version of this. The lingering accord of this is sweet, powdery musk, which isn't "me". But I can imagine that it was very popular in its time. Because I associate it with an aunt or elementary school teacher who wore something like it in the 90s, I don't think I will wear it all that often.

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