Yves Rocher Voile d'Ambre


40 reviews

65% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$


on 9/8/2014 11:20:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

Now this is very well done, many kudos to Yves Rocher!

Voile d'Ambre is a cozy, nearly unsweetened autumnal scent, reminiscent of fallen leaves and bonfires. Quite linear to me, if you are a fan of opoponax-centered fragrances and incense you should definitely give it a try.

Very mysterious scent, it contains vanilla but it's not sweet, it contains sandalwood but it's not noticeably woody, I don't get any mandarin either. Just smokey, lightly spicy and powdery opoponax. Moderate sillage and longevity and very affordable.

Could be a fantastic daytime fragrance for the fans of Shalimar.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 4/6/2014 6:24:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

i really love this stuff. it's sexy and warm and mysterious and smells more "high end" than it actually is. i tend to love amber scents in general, and i definitely get an amber-incense feel mixed with some woods and maybe a bit of citrus(?) it seems very sophisticated to me.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 1/10/2014 9:24:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Among my favorite ones together with jasmine. However I feel the scent lasts somewhat short, especially taken into account it is perfume not edt.

on 10/18/2013 2:08:00 PM

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).

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 1/29/2013 9:35:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Fair, Cool

Hair: Other, Other, 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.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 11/2/2012 12:44:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

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!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 11/14/2011 8:52:00 AM

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!!!

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 10/26/2011 5:27:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I really love this for winter. As new ambre lover it is very good scent to begin with and for 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 pity but THE price makes up for that just spray little more ! Love THE fact that there is showergel and body lotion as well for more reasnonable price. Very classy indeed !

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 10/3/2011 1:10:00 AM

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.

on 7/12/2011 11:30:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

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.

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