Christiane Celle Calypso • Ambre • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||22%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Funky, rough opening, animalic & cardboardy w nutty tinge. Smooths out in a few, has slight leather, is like a softer version of Amber Sultan. Becomes straight up amber, good sillage, soft & cozy for a while but still w a lil skank. I'm liking Eden Botanicals amber better.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
A blend of ambre and patchouly that smells synthetic and somewhat sour.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Can you say...circa 1969, some hippie chick wearing birk sandals and is dripping with patchouli! well, it's tooooooo strong! It's overpowering and smells like it belongs in 1969! Stay away from this perfume I beg you!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I like lots of fragrances with dominant amber notes, so I was not expecting this outcome at all. At first this smells really masculine to me: strong wood plus whatever other notes add up to thoughts like "Old Spice" and "Grandpa?" I think it's a bit leathery smelling which is a huge turnoff since I run gagging from stores full of chemically scented cowhide bits--my own skin is far superior, thanks. It dries down rapidly to something more unisex, a very dry oriental scent that is not my style at all, but not nearly as harsh as my initial impression. It has no lasting power however, so I can barely smell it anyway after a blessedly short hour. Live and learn, and praise the perfume gods for samples!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was hoping to be more wow'd by this one. I do like it after the dry down, there's a powdery note I like, yet there some odd smelling lurking in the backround that makes this amber more masculine than feminine. I definitely preffer Ambre Narguile or Ambre del Napal over this one.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Top Notes: Lemon Oil and Bergamot; Middle Notes: Geranium, Jasmine and Vanilla; Base Notes: Golden Amber, Cedar and Patchouli
You could fool me with these notes, all I smell is a truly gorgeous amber which is heavy on the talcum powder notes which I love (maybe the tiniest dab of patchouli)! It is super soft and warm and delicious. Perfect for snuggling or bedtime.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
A nice, strong, straightforward amber, but just a little too powdery for my tastes. This is nice, but I think Etro's Ambre is actually just a notch superior in the straight amber department. When the rare craving for an amber scent hits me (not exactly the biggest amber aficionado here, but it happens sometimes) I think I'd much rather reach for that.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is Chantilly! Well, to my nose Ambre is very similar to the drugstore favorite. It's quite nice, a powdery-warm old-fashioned classic-type scent. However, I don't feel like this type of smell usually (and for me it seems pretty heavy for casualwear), and for the price, why not just buy Chantilly for less than $10?
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Calypso's latest fragrance,'Ambre,' is most definitely a hit! I bought this eau de toilette based on the description alone ( I know, it's not a good idea ) and I must say I was not disappointed in the least. Having lived through a near-death experience with MPG'S Ambre Precieux, I was sceptical about ANY amber fragrance. This is truly the first one of it's kind that I like - really like. It is warm and enveloping, yet subtle, with a sweet smokiness that only adds a fine depth to the scent. I believe there is a bit of vanilla there, but not the so-called foody kind. In fact, I believe a dash of Vanilia by L'Artisan would layer quite well with this one. Or perhaps a little Chergui, Musc Ravageur, Villoresi 'Sandalo,' etc. It may be spring as I write this, and a bit warm for autumnal fragrances, but who cares? I may be an aficionado, but if something is good, I say "wear it!" This is a great amber fragrance, and for only $50, definitely a good buy.