Yves Rocher • Voile d'Ambre • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Yves Rocher Voile d'Ambre is my favorite Yves Rocher, of those I've smelled. 2nd fave YR is Neonatura Cocoon (chocolate/patchouli) -- and I also have their Vanille Noir, but I'm not crazy about it (reminds me of BBW Warm Vanilla Sugar).
I don't know much about ambers. I know there are many amber perfumes out there, especially niche ones, and I've smelled very few of them, so I can't really compare.
But I do LOVE this Voile d'Ambre EDP. I am wearing it as I type this. It's the 2nd bottle of this I've had, and I quite love it. To me, it's Just Right -- very well-balanced -- not too strong or heavy, not too sweet (hardly sweet at all, actually, which is good), not overloaded with added notes -- not powdery, not creamy -- it's a Just Right amber. It's golden, warm, basic, and straightforward. Unadulterated amber, very easy to wear. Medium-strength & medium-sillage -- with very good lasting power.
It came out in 2005, and here are the notes, per parfumo.net:
Top Notes: Green mandarin, Cardamom
Heart Notes: Myrrh, Frankincense
Base Notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla
Bottom line, it smells golden & autumnal to me -- like October (which it is right now).
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 à new ambre lover it is à very good scent to begin with and for à 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 à pity but THE price makes up for that just spray à little more ! Love THE fact that there is à showergel and body lotion as well for à 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.