Lavande Ambree is a well made perfume that is so French, simple and beautiful. It is a combination of, well you guessed it, Lavender and Amber. It begins with the lavender note. Lavender to me has a masculine/fresh effect but in this fragrance, lavender is not fresh, it is dry and warm. The amber comes with lavender and is the reason to make it warm. Amber note is awesome, it is powdery and faded. It is not accompanied by any of the sweet elements that amber is usually made of. It smells somewhat like unsweetened raw vanilla with a powdery oomph added to it. Due to the character of lavender which is dry and of amber which is powdery, it is surely an unisex fragrance and smells really good on me. As time goes by, the lavender sublimates into a pleasant trail. All I'm left with is a beautiful, warm but dry and powdery amber.
I really love the feeling this fragrance evokes. It is like the smell of dried and pressed lavender flowers that is ageing in an old dusty book!
Provence et Nature (Google translated to English) has so many perfumes and Lavande Ambree is one from the Classics collection. I also see on the website that there is a wonderful range of organic and natural perfumes in EDT and EDP forms. I think the company has distributors in some Australian pharmacies. The only one I know of is the Pharmacy in Canberra Centre. Google search has led me to some online stores as well. If I go to Canberra again, I may get Black Musk which smelt really nice!
Lavender is not one of my favourite notes. To be honest, it brings back memories of a bad time in my life when I was stressed and as per some one's suggestion I used some fresh lavender under my pillow to help me sleep. Instead of calming me down, lavender had a gloomy effect on me that made me cringe and nauseated me. It still does. But I'm getting over it and scents like this are helping me to.
Interested to know if you have any fragrances or notes that bring back unpleasant memories which has led you to dislike it?