24 April 2010

Now Burning: L'Ambre by L'Artisan Parfumeur

What I love about the L'Ambre candle by L'Artisan Parfumeur is its ability to create a soothing, luxurious mood almost at once. It's not a coy candle, but potent, with a wide reach. It doesn't have to be burned for longer than 30 minutes at a time, or you might find it a bit too heady. For this reason, it's actually suited for night, rather than day, and terrific for a chilly bedroom. The warmth of amber, darkly powdery and vanillic has a balsamic undertow of labdanum. The woody quality prevents L'Ambre from becoming overly sweet and gourmand, even though I quite like a candy sweet scent.
L'Ambre is also pretty in pink wax, and mine comes in an elegant black glass container, just waiting to be turned into a pencil holder.
L'Ambre is a perfume from 1978, created by Jean Claude-Ellena for L'Artisan Parfumeur.

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