My sample was of EDP. On me I smell very strong powder and a hint of Shalimar. The powdery coldness of this scent dies down in awhile and I waiver between 2 and 3 lippies. It lasts a long time. Still a little more powder than I like. If you like lady like orientals this one is worth a try. Not one I'm rushing out to buy but, nice for the right lady. This is hard to find and on some sites sells for $170.00 for a 1/4 oz bottle of the EDP. The juice is a beautiful light purple.UPDATE: This is grows on you changed from 2 to a 3. I would give it a 4 but I will not search for a bottle.
I don't get any SL Ambra Sultan here (THANK GOD!) because it makes me ill, I don't think anyone has mentioned this but this smells very Orange-Creamsicle like w/amber thrown in! well that's what it smells like on me at least. I like it, don't love it, because I preffer warmer amber than this cold one. hehehe..it also doesn't smell like Shalimar to me..because shalimar smell very powdery and this is not really powdery. My only RANT is the cheap looking bottle...I wish they made a prettie bottle for this. nm/
Was very excited when this came in the mail along with several high end samples from Luscious Cargo. Couldnt wait to try them on so used a drop
of them all up and down my arms then went about my business..20 minutes later
I was sniffing my arm--what is that that smells just like Shalimar? Ack!
It was Anne Pliska!! I was disappointed. It smells ok as smells go but not too
original to my mind.
Yes, this is a bit similar to SL Ambre Sultan, but Anne Pliska has enough of its own personality to warrant a separate purchase. The amber here is rather unique: cool and detached, where most ambers are warm and enveloping. The vanilla? Super cold. The woody notes give it allure, and the orange peel emphasizes the steel-cold edge that's rather inspired. I never know what to expect when I wear this: it could make you feel sultry one minute and cold-as-ice the next. Unique and decant-worthy at least. Terrible packaging.
Amber is as amber does here, without the creative enterprise that wafts Ambre Sultan into a different stratosphere altogether. While attractive, there is something dull about AP, in the same way that wearing plain amber paste is dull. There's no festivity to this scent, which makes it a bit vapid. Pretty, alluring, it's all there, but in stasis, as though bottled and not allowed to breathe. There isn't any air or sense of space or movement throughout the composition; as a result it is a sweet shroud that eventually becomes a shrug. Worthwhile scent to own, though, and ultimately the decisive factor should be whether one wants herbaceous amber (AS) or amber to wear with pink lingerie (AP).
I agree about the similarity to Ambre Sultan, but AS was too much for me, got a strange dirty note on drydown that was not attractive. Anne Pliska is just perfect, soft, yummy and sexy. Not a warm amber, so it think this will work fine through the year. I get a strong orange note on first spraying but it disappears in about 10 minutes to leave an incredible amber/sandalwood heaven. Moved right up next to Ambre Precieux as my HG amber.
Why did I ever stray from this scent? It is perfect on me and has been since the early spring of 1990. It is somewhat chilly, but I prefer to think of it as reserved and a little other-worldly, very artistic and unique. I also think I need to give credit to Anne Pliska for the start of my serious fragrance hunt. When it seemed to disappear from stores and before online sources, I searched for a replacement. Never found one, but it has been an interesting quest. But now I'm home with Anne Pliska again.
Very enjoyable, and very like an earthbound-version of Angelique Encens on first sniff - amber & rich florals & vanilla. The orange was only a flash for me, then gone.
This is the diet, low carb, cruelty-free version of Ambre Sultan.
I was lucky enough to be able to swap for a full size bottle of this fragrance.
When I first got it, I could not wait to try it! When I finally tried it, I could not believe how amazingly good it smelled! It reminded me of a deep orangey rum mixed with spices. The warm orange note stood out though.
And the chilly vanilla for which this scent is famous, well, it's not a myth. I've never found anything like this, in any other fragrance I've tried before! It's a good vanilla (not foody though!), but it doesn't envelop you in its warmth. It's a vanilla that likes to keep distances with you, but, at the same time, likes to charm you.
I'm not a vanilla fan, never been one, so I guess this coldness about it could be an ally, but after wearing it a couple of times...I don't know..something happened. The magic stopped. I no longer feel mesmerized by it. At first I thought it'd replace Opium (which is one of my very favorite fragrances of all times!), but I was wrong.
Anné Pliska is a fragrance that needs to be understood, not just worn. My skin understood its language but didn't agree with what it had to say.
A strange ingredient started to stand out and it's what eventually turned me against Anné Pliska.
The bottle..oh well...it needs some improvement. For being such an exclusive and expensive fragrance one would think that they'd invest a bit more time (and money) on designing a worthy container for this garnet juice, but I guess they didn't feel it was necessary to focus on such a frivolous aspect of the matter. I don't like Anné Pliska's bottle. It's old, outdated, and its colors remind me of the 60s.
Lusciouscargo.com tactfully describes it as "cool retro". Ahh the selling power of words!
Hypnotic Poison by Dior has an ingredient in common with Anné Pliska, the only difference is that it's more prominent and stronger in the former rather than the latter. No wonder I was not able to stand Hypnotic Poison after using it only once!
Sorry, Anné Pliska...up for swap you go!
Advice: definitely *try* a sample of this before splurging on the bottle! This is one of those scents you're either going to love or hate.