Ex Nihilo Amber Sky Eau de Parfum is a drier, spiced amber, cedar, and sandalwood mix that originally will get a extra piquant degree of spices that run nearly savory however ultimately the aromatics come from the woods used. The drydown was extra resinous and vanillic whereas nonetheless being smoothed out with sandalwood. These are the notes:
- prime notes: bergamot, coriander seeds
- coronary heart notes: nutmeg, geranium
- base notes: amber, cedarwood, sandalwood, resinoid vanilla, tonka bean
It opened with sharp, bitter citrus–tart and pithy–with a refined veil of florals with recent, barely nutty spices with a little bit chew. It rapidly grew to become leathery and woody with dry, fragrant spices. I smelled extra cedar than sandalwood, however the impact of the woods was not as fragrant or as dry as all cedar would have been, so the sandalwood appeared to easy and mix the 2 woods collectively.
Inside quarter-hour, spiced, golden amber added heat to the drier, extra fragrant woods and spices. Amber Sky appeared hotter, spicier (with out being stuffed with clove or cinnamon, extra fragrant and bordering on savory), and solely barely resinous. The creamier sandalwood paired nicely with the fragrant, drier cedarwood with each seeming to be extra in steadiness.
The sandalwood began to turn out to be extra outstanding after an hour on my pores and skin, because the woody word appeared creamier, softer, and evenly spiced however much less dry and cedar-like. The amber felt like a suggestion till after two hours, when it lastly emerged golden and thick.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain nicely right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are recognized to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be conscious of when a assessment was made, e.g. a assessment from 2010 might not mirror what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
It lasted for six hours till it was a skin-scent and about 10 hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been average with the sillage dropping quicker than the projection inside three hours of wear and tear.
Nicely, one, I ought to have checked the worth tag of the complete bottle, as a result of this model is a dear one! Two, it was a spicy-sweet mixture of amber of woods, which was very nice to put on, however I really feel like I’ve this lined with different fragrances I personal or have examined (however haven’t been inclined to purchase), so undoubtedly not one I’ll be including to my assortment.
- 50ml for $305
- 100ml for $435
- 0.7ml pattern for $7