E. Coudray • Ambre et Vanille Eau de Toilette • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
AMAZINGLY SENSUAL. This was created in 1935 and I have just repurchased.
It's just exquisite and wonderful to have for the autumn and winter.
A real classic but hard to find ...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
a very exquisite gem amongst all the vanillas I've sniffed....
vanilla is known to be a ''mother'' and a ''killer''....if it is masterfully combined with things and notes that don't make it louder-it is like a motherly caress, a sweet cloud of joy and happiness, an innocent and exotic smell....if it is harsh(ened) with sweet killers like herself- like tonka, heliotrope, caramel, chocolate,artificial coconut,almonds and mainly foody notes- it is a killer!!
this one however is neither......it is sweet and innocent, very grown up,has a dash of talcum mixed with baby powder and some amber (which is beautiful in this quantity).....it is very exotic, has NO COCONUT thank god, because I realy don't understand why are perfume designers forcing that (in most cases-unhappy) marriage of vanilla and coconut...(for that matter try amazing Vanille et Coco....this is how vanilla and coconut should ''sound'' like)
Although, VeA is almost a dead ringer for Les Nereides's Douceur de Vanille, this ambery part gives it a very soft,gentle and feminine touch....
yes it is powdery, it is sweet and very long lasting....but it is also the best vanilla/ambre scent I've smelled... (ok, including the humble Fragonard's Fleurs de Vanille that has no amber)...and if you love it from the first sniff, I absolutely guarantee that you won't fall out of love in a looooong,long time....
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This started out very promisingly (somewhat reminiscent of AA Ylang et Vanille which I adore) but sadly dried down to a horrid powdery play-doh mess on my skin. My skin amplfies heliotrope and tonka so I guess these notes may be to blame. I don't detect the play-doh note in the oil version, which is the one I much prefer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Me in a bottle.
I love it.
I really dislike fresh, sporty, young, sweet perfume, but the chanel no5-kind is a bit toooo heavy for me. So when i got perfume-of-my-choice for christmas i spent days and days running around every perfume department in the city bringing home sample after sample of what the salespeople wanted me to smell like. After spending half an hour really trying to love Flowerbomb i was about to give up. Enter Ambre et Vanille. At the back of the store it stood, and i smelled it and knew that was it. i never wanted anything else ever agian.
It's vanilla, but it's not sickeningly sweet and childish, nor is it heavy and inscense-y, but mild and friendly. And, thank god, it's vanilla sans the seemingly mandatory patchouli which i hate.
So, everyone, please smell like this, and the world will be a better place!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Strange, I got a sampler of this fragrance last summer and, as I'm a curious cat about everything, I smelled it as soon as I got it and I got nauseous, because I felt it was way too strong and offensive to my senses. Then I gave it a second chance on a chill november morning and felt, Oh my God, this is the most amazing amber in the world...
E. Coudray is a master in making perfectly blended fragrances with natural notes and this fragrance features a delightful mix of notes: vanilla, orange zest and cinnamon on a warm bottom of amber and sandalwood. All the ingredients stay true and recognizable even after the drydown, which leaves a pleasant powdery note that melts into your skin. I'm curious to try the oil, it must be wonderful
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
i never thought i'd love a vanilla so much.i totally agree with ewojdula's review , this is a delicate and rich never sweet or overpowering scent.i can smell a happy bergamot start but when this warm on the skin the name comes true.an expertly blend of amber and vanilla with a slight hint of light patchouli.this is a very sexy fragrance but surprisingly totally wearable in the summertime.lol!i'm feeling great i didn't think i'll love it so much
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This is a beautiful, warm vanilla that has no traces of harsh, burnt sugar or metallic sweet smell. It's rich and delicate - very well balanced and not too gourmand but, at the same time, yummy. You can't go wrong with it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Wow, I cannot believe the negative reviews on this one. E Coudray's Ambre et Vanille is a lovely warm amber vanilla oriental fragrance, as you would expect. Initially, VANILLA, AMBER, ORANGE, CINNAMON- lots and lots of vanilla and amber.
On drydown, I do get powdery and buttery notes- probably the iris, heliotrope and the ylang, and a hint of bergamot. I have Angel, and I have Flowerbomb, Nirmala, Apparition, Wish, Hard Candy Liquid, and Lolita Lempicka- I think these are all different enough to warrant owning them separately. E Coudray's Ambre et Vanille is not quite along those lines, because it is not base-patchouli strong- the vanilla and amber dominate in this.
It's much softer and cuddlier and far more vanilla than perfumes like Angel (which I also love, but I would wear for a differnent mood/feel. If you like CSP's Vanille Canelle, the chances are good you may like this. I love Vanille Canelle also, but this is richer with the additions of the other notes:
(from the Coudray site:)
"Bergamot / Sweet orange Bitter orange / Ylang Ylang /Ceylan cinnamon / Iris Heliotrope / Tonka Bean /Vanilla / Patchouli"
I don't think this is a "wear every day" type of scent, such a thing would be a horror to me, so I never tire of my scents. Gourmand fragrances are hard to wear consistently everyday without causing olfactory overload, they are so layered.
Overall, I think this a wonderful creation, and I have wanted it for over two years, and I finally found a great online deal and had to get it. The body cream is lovely, also. Wonderful ornate packaging.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Swapped for this one with a beautiful swapper. It is a very nice powdery warm vanilla scent. I can sense the vanilla and amber in this scent together but can't pull them apart to detect the notes seperately. Smells slightly old lady in a gentle, sweet sort of way. I really do enjoy it but I don't think I would ever buy it myself.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have so many similar scents to this, and although I like this one, I like my others allot more, if I have to describe I'd say it smells just like Vanille Chocolat by Laurence Dumont..or a lighter Angel!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
A gorgeous, powdery vanilla-amber much less earthy than Ambre de Nepal, but yet deep and tenaciously long lasting for a natural fragrance. iPdF Ambre de Nepal and DK's Cashmere Mist had an affair while the Ambre de Nepal was cheating with KM Loukhoum.
UPDATE: Continued to Love it, but noticed that I had allergy-like nasal problems whenever I wore it. Had to return it to the shop (and they were not nice about that!). Please try before you buy.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
while i am usually a huge fan of both vanilla and amber, i found this one to be a little so-so. it is soft - both a light vanilla and a light amber - but the underlying fragrance oil "base" (a synthetic smell, imo) bubbles up to the surface on the drydown. just not addictive.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is the best vanilla amber I have ran into. Amber is normally too woody for me, but this is the perfect balance and on the light side.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I wanted to love this, I really did. But there's a reason why I used up the perfumed body oil, perfumed body cream, but NOT the eau de toilette of Ambre et Vanille: the powdery quality is so pronounced in the EDT that the gourmand appeal is lost. The fragrance pyramid on the Coudray website names the following notes: Head: Bergamot - Sweet orange - Bitter orange - Ylang Ylang; Middle: Ceylan cinnamon - Iris - Heliotrope - Tonka Bean; Bottom: Vanilla - Patchouli. Of all the E. Coudray EDT's, the most consistent fragrance delivery across product forms is possibly Nohiba, and Musc et Freesia. I'll stick to the oil and cream for this fragrance.