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 virtually 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:
- high 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 delicate veil of florals with contemporary, barely nutty spices with somewhat chew. It rapidly turned 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 effectively with the fragrant, drier cedarwood with each seeming to be extra in stability.
The sandalwood began to develop into extra outstanding after an hour on my pores and skin, because the woody notice 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 effectively right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are identified to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be conscious of when a assessment was made, e.g. a assessment from 2010 could not replicate 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 reasonable with the sillage dropping quicker than the projection inside three hours of damage.
Properly, one, I ought to have checked the worth tag of the total bottle, as a result of this model is an expensive 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 positively not one I’ll be including to my assortment.
- 50ml for $305
- 100ml for $435
- 0.7ml pattern for $7