Yves Rocher • Voile d'Ambre • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair, Cool Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
A beautifully warm, spicy, solid Amber - part of Yves Rocher's more upmarket line of scents. I tried a range of them, and Voile just leaped out in 3D. A gorgeous cashmere wrap for a grey, rainy day.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Now this is a sultry scent the way it is supposed to be done. It has its own personality - doesn't smell like 100s of other fragrances on the market. It is the perfect fragrance for winter time...sensual and musky. This is not for little girls/teenie boppers. If you like the "girly-girl" innocent/ light scents, you are probably not going to like this. This is strictly for Women and it's very sexy! I love Yves Rocher fragrances and I think they are so underrated!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
it was like this- I HAVE TO HAVE a perfect amber scent, but not the cloying one, not the dirty and not ''the vomiting one'' (sorry)...and after a while I said to myself-well, there isn't such a perfume in which the amber is detectable, yet not so loud to take the whole list of notes with itself to some kind of sickly static ambery hell...and in my longing for the ''real ''amber (or ''my amber''), I sniffed a terrific PdE Ambre Russe which was almost perfect with his dirty but opulent and dry amber which was amazingly good combined with the other notes...but PdE was very expensive at the time....
and then I sniffed V de Ambre.....
I like to think that most of the things I long for invite me at some point in life, and one day I was sniffing my way through the city and decided to enter my YR store just to train my nose a bit, and to my luck saw all Secret d'Essences perfumes 40% cheaper than usuall....omg, I was soooo happy, and went sniffing like crazy...I knew all of them (Iris Noir, Rose Absolute, Vanilla Noir, Jasmin Tendre, and all the Eau Fraiche versions....)and even had a decant od V de Ambre, which I neglected for some time and at the end gave it away....
and considering the fact that this was almost too good to be true, I bought the smallest 1 oz. bottle of this and worried that I kinda wouldn't like it after a while...
well, I ve found my perfect amber in my Vd A!!!
exquisite little number, with a great sillage, wonderfull smoky, vanilic drydown....not dirty or skanky at all....
had it one evening while drinking wine in a jazz club...2 guys passed me by and I've heard one say- ''this just could be the smell of jazz heaven.....''
well.....do I have to say more...
sweet,warm,sexy,ambery....and bottle is a piece of art!!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I really love this for winter. As ŕ new ambre lover it is ŕ very good scent to begin with and for ŕ very good price ! If you compare it to ambre d'or by Il profumo or ambra by Etro both gorgeous as well. It does not stay very long which is ŕ pity but THE price makes up for that just spray ŕ little more ! Love THE fact that there is ŕ showergel and body lotion as well for ŕ more reasnonable price. Very classy indeed !
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is a very warm, comforting scent - but it's so incredibly basic. The only reason I like Chicago winters is so I can pull out my super heavy dark scents (even though I honestly wear them all year around anyway), and this one is daytime Fall for me. It's a heavy amber and I detect some patchouli, but that's pretty much it. The dry down is way more tolerable as it stats off having a heavy incense scent at first. It reminds me of a comfy sweater I have had for years - cozy, warming and typical. I won't buy this again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Not my thing...it's a very sharp amber/resin smell. Not catching too much patchouli, and it's fairly straightforward. Touch of sourness after drydown. Not horrible, but not something I would wear.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Bought it marked down to $40CAD, if I had bought it full price ($70CAD) I would've been terribly disappointed.
This has little lasting power if you like something a little more intense than skinscent-type fragrances. Lasted something like an hour at most.
I am also disappointed in the lack of churchy-piquant-power of the so-called amber in this, it smells a bit more generic than that overall.
Still a pleasant scent but nothing too impressive. SO liked it. Bottle looks very nice for a YR product, which kind of convinced me to get it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I sampled this perfume with high hopes, having heard it was one of Yves Rocher's better fragrances, and as a lover of amber. I was a little disappointed. Expecting maybe an herby sappy amber like Serge Lutens' Ambre Sultan or a warm spicy resinous amber like Annick Goutal's Ambre Fetiche or even a gourmand sweet amber like B&BW Sensual Amber, this one smells like...perfume. "Too perfumey," that vague, irritating descriptor, was made for this fragrance. It reminds me a little of YSL Opium--it's definitely an oriental. It also has an austere powdery dry edge that makes my nostrils feel cold. Points for being wonderfully affordable and packaged beautifully. This perfume is definitely up someone's alley, but alas, not mine.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This fragrance was created by Olivier Pescheux, also the nose behind Yves Rocher's Iris Noir. The fragrance is classified as an Oriental woody sent with "top notes are mandarin leaf and cardamom; middle notes are opoponax, incense and myrrh; base notes are patchouli, australian sandalwood and madagascar vanilla (-Fragrantica)."
What I have always enjoyed about Yves Rocher perfumes- is they use natural oils to create an authentic, non synthetic or sharp perfume. So far, all their perfumes tend to smell wonderful. Their only flaw, is lasting power. This one lasted a little longer than the others I have tried in the collection (about 7 1/2 hours), and certainly had the most presence. It is a lovely warm Amber, vanilla, and patchouli incense fragrance. For those who have tried Lush's Karma- they certainly share some similarities- but I would describe this one as a more 'grown up' version of Karma. It's creamier and not as sweet. However it is not bold and spicy either, it's warm and inviting with a touch of sweetness. I could see this fragrance being popular in the winter when you want to cozy up by the fire with your special love.
Overall, I would recommend it to any Amber lover who wants a simple, straight forward perfume. It is not dynamic, but it maintains a soft tempo as at slowly simmers away from your skin. Enjoy.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Grey
Warm, sweet fragrance that is a little sharp in the beginning (most perfumes smell sharp on me), but that fades within an hour. Stays longer than other YR perfumes, SO loves it, does not give me a headache. May be a little bit too sweet for my personal taste, but I am not wearing it for myself.
Will buy again if I still like it after finishing the 5ml bottle.
I have found that I like a number of YR fragrances, but need a number to rotate, as I do get bored with them. Wish SO liked Mitsouko, that I've loved for over 20 year without getting bored, but...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Although I like most amber type perfumes and this one is nice, it is a bit too sweet. It is nice and I could see my mom wearing this because it's a bit classy. Not for me since I'm more of a natural casual gal! I like the lighter and clean scents.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Too perfumey for me, really. There's lots of nice notes and a good bergamot/incense beginning, but it dries down to mostly sharpish incense and too much sandalwood on my skin. I was really hoping for more resin and opoponax, but it's much more a oriental-style with it's citrus-myrrh-sandal-patchouli. Too much for me, and too bright.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Here are the notes for this fragrance per the Yves Rocher website:Olfactory family: Oriental Woody Amber.
Head Notes: Italian Green Mandarin, Cardamom.
Heart Notes: Myrrh, Incense, Opoponax.
Base Notes: Madagascar Vanilla, Australian Sandalwood, Patchouli..........OK, I'll admit it. I never met a YR fragrance I liked. They all have that strong alcoholic cheap blast that I can't get past. Maybe I am overly sensitive to something common in the base with all of them but there is something headachey about them for me personally. I got a mini of this fragrance when it first came out because it sounded so good I couldn't resist. At the time I tried it I was trying a lot of other things and I guess I wrote it off and didn't really appreciate it. I totally forgot about it till recently when I was cleaning and unearthed it. I was compelled to try it again. I can't believe how nice it is!! At first, it does smell cheap to me and I don't like it. Within about 20 minutes the deeper qualities come through and the richness of the amber, vanilla and oppoponox save it for me. Fortunately the patchouli listed was not even an issue for me. I am very sensitive to patchouli in fragrances and it is blended so well that I cannot even detect it here. I recently fell totally in madcrazylove with Profumum Alba and I have been frustrated at nothing really giving me the same feeling as that on my skin. Well, this is definitely a relative of that. It feels like a cologne version of that one to me. It is nowhere near as full bodied and rich as Alba but there is something similar in there somewhere. Maybe it's the clean powdery amber quality to it ,but it is in the same family scentwise. It is NOT a dupe or anything but it just reminded me of it immediately after about 45 minutes into the drydown. My initial impression of this was dislike because the mandarin in the topnotes made it too astringent for me but luckily that dissipated. The incense, amber and vanilla warm it up very nicely though, and it does have a very cozy soft quality to it. Thankfully, it manages to avoid the dreaded heavy handed 1980's sledge hammer amber accord if you know what I mean. I would go so far as to even call this a skinscent for people who like the notes in it. It definitely doesn't announce you before you enter the room. It wears pretty closely to the skin and the lasting power is pretty good, about 6 to 7 hours on me. The name really says it all. Voile D'Ambre means veil of amber and that is what it is, a sheer light veil of fragrance. YR also always has lots of codes and specials to get it very cheaply. The bottle is $50 full price but I can't imagine that you would ever have to actually pay that if you shop wisely. Definitely worth checking out for soft amber scent lovers!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Powdery, sweet amber. I like amber with some bite somewhere in it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
Oh, as many other reviewers here I like this fragrance as well.
I was very impressed when Yves Rocher issued their luxury collection, Secrets d’Essences range of fragrances, as they are really high-end.
The other Eaux in their inventory tend to be light and a bit “cheap” on the quality side, although there are some I love as well!! - as they are mot a higher quality but also higher in the pricing.
As I am an amber/spicypowdery/chypre based fragrance lover (my HG’s are Prada, Obsession, Montblanc Presence d’une femme and Hermes 24 Faubourg) - I could not resist and bought Voile d’Ambre.
I liked it and I got so many compliments when I was wearing it! It is classy, elegant, feminine and somewhat sexy.
It is a winter fragrance, though, as with hot temperature it is a tad too heavy and warm – and started giving me headaches- so I gave up waiting for next autumn/ winter.
But it is a truly feminine, warm fragrance…. and you should give it a try!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
LOVE this fragrance. But then I'm a hardcore amber lover, I've discovered in my sniffing odyssey. I love it's warmth, creaminess and subtle sweetness, and even in a perfume I dislike, an amber note at the end can redeem it. This starts out with the bitter tang of orange peel, then goes right into the amber. And that's about it. It works for both day and evening wear, and I always get A LOT of compliments on it. If it had a color, it would be burnished, old tortoise shell with a glow from within.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I am not normally an amber lover even thought I want to be, but somehow I LOVE this perfume. It is amber, but still manages to be shiny and bright on top of being deep and sexy (possibly the green mandarin in the listed notes). I bought the 5 ml sample vial unsniffed since it is only $3.50, and liked it right away. After a few wears I fell totally in love. The very subtIe incence note is perfect in the composition, which as a whole was very well done. I am also thrilled that something this lovely can be so inexpensive.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
If you LOVE ambre, this is for you. Its only ambre, nothing more, and its strong and overwhelming. If you like smelling like an old lady with too much perfume, buy it..
The lippies are for the nice bottle only.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I don't like this fragrance at all. I loved it on my collegue at work but when I got it myself I was totally different. Smelled like old lady, and really cheap too. Like all Yves perfumes I'm afraid. I bought it but I sold it on Ebay right away cause I didn't like it at all.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I'm not sure what attracted me to this fragrance, perhaps it's the slighly vanilla note or the 'incence' note. Whatever it is, I do like it and it's become my summertime fragrance.