Yves Rocher • Voile d'Ambre • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I got a sample in a swap and thought it was great, but wasn't sure about it, so got the Vd'A mini from YR. It's lovely, I'm glad I got the mini, but it's just too soft on me. When I think of amber, I think of a big, bold, non-floral, like Dragonfly Blue's Amber, which is all of that and excellent on me. I hate to knock Vd'A, but it's just so timid on me! It ends up kind of sugary, but in a good way, which is strange because I usually strongly dislike the sugar note. Upon application, its notes start out vegetable like - extremely soft though, and this phase lasts a few minutes. Then it starts to shine, and like other reviews of it, stays "close to the skin" on me.
I do see how Vd'A can easily be a HG and fav though. I love laying it with its body lotion, which is much better on me. I have a feeling this can be an excellent layering frag to, and I might see how it works out with my Fragonard Vanille, Floris White Rose, Dragonfly Blue Amber, and maybe some other stuff!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is a beautiful woody-ambery-oriental. When I spray it on I get a bitter note (must be the tangerine in the top notes) that soon disappears leaving a nice, cosy, warm scent on my skin. The patchouli makes it earthy and keeps it from becoming too sweet. I'm surprised some reviewers find it powdery or fruity, as I don't get that impression at all. The fragrance has very good lasting power too - about 6 hours or so on me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
Impressive first wave, warm, floral, and somewhat spicy. But once it dries down it becomes too soapy and powdery, like so many other new perfumes that attempt to be oriental, but can't quite make it. Yet this is rather notable for an Yves Rocher fragrance. There's something about it I like, something promising and earthy, but unfortunately the scent remains unfinished and in many ways typical. Nice try though…. The bottle is painfully beautiful. It deserves a better fragrance.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I'm not sure what others smell in this fragrance. To me, it's a heady mixture of powder and floral. It's neither warm nor sweet. After reading the prior great reviews here I had to visit YR and try it out for myself. It was quite a disappointment.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Voile D'Ambre is a beautiful sweet vanilla scent. The amber is bright and sunny and doesn't turn sour on me (it does 50% of the time). In the drydown I smell creamy rich madagascar vanilla. This is a gorgeous sweet scent. I put this on before bed for sweet dreams... Very impressive for Yves Rocher.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I really like this one, especially the dry down, the vanilla comes out and it's very nice and warm without being too sweet.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Voile d'Ambre is the first Yves Rocher fragrance that I actually like. It seems that it belongs to a different league. I have tried many of YR fragrances and they all smelled like plastic to me.
This one is very different.
First let me say that the bottle is gorgeous! Makes you want to take it in your hand and spray.
Voila d'Ambre is warm, sweet (but not sugar-sweet) and smooth, with a butter'y feeling.
I love the smell of incense, amber and woods with the vanilla in the background.
I must add that upon drydown I get a little dry powdery feeling, that keeps close to the skin, like an awesome body lotion or a sheer veil.
After buying a small mini, I had to get myself a full bottle. Pretty cheap too, if you buy when it's marked down.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a perfect amber scent, more on the sweet side, and very light. It's cozy and warm. I have only the tiny bottle and can't wait for it to be in the larger size. I love amber scents, but too often they seem to be heavy, and overwhelming...this one is not. Very soothing, pretty, light and young.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Green
I was pleasantly surprised by this scent from Yves Rocher. I was expecting it to smell like Revlon's Fire and Ice (which smells very good, by the way), but it didn't. It smells expensive and the bottle is gorgeous! I can't wait for the full size bottle to come out. I hope it's a spray because I loe to spray my hair with my perfume. I also can't wait for the body lotion and shower gel to come out. This scent makes me long for the fall and can't wait for it to turn cooler.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
What a nice woody-vanillic amber! This is nice and sexy and has great staying power! I agree with the other reviewers in that this is comforting yet warm and seductive. Perfect bed time scent, and perfect to put on during winter when you plan to stay in and wrap yourself in your rope, with your black stockings and lacy bra underneath it all (or your sexy satin two piece pajamas).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Ahhh, finally I scored a bottle of this mysterious liquid delight! Voile d'Ambre, created by Olivier Pescheux, is a seductive, sensuous, intoxicatingly charming Oriental-Woody-Amber: with alluringly opulent opening notes of Italian Green Mandarin and Cardamom and middle notes of Myrrh, Insence, Opoponax that transport you to far-away places on the wings of warm, caressing winds, only to dry-down in the most ravishing and silently bewitching way with Madagascar Vanilla, Patchouli, Australian Sandalwood... infused with golden Amber all throughout this mysterious composition. Voile d'Ambre is a light oriental, rich but never heavy. In character it somewhat reminds me a little bit of Shalimar and Musc Ravageur, as if those two were playing all night in the shadows and Voile d'Ambre came out as the result of their playful passion... (EDIT: Aug. 25/06) I am still so very enamored by Voile d'Ambre!!! Like a sheer veil it wraps itself around me and on a rainy day warms me... I so wanted to wear my Prada edp today, but still found it a bit too much for the summer -- then I remembered my Voile d'Ambre and now my hear is smiling!!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
On me it is an arid, resinous, and very true amber. Absolutely gorgeous. The bottle is very sexy too. I got this thanks to a dear MUA buddy, but alas, I have to accept that although I like the idea of amber and the way it smells on others as well as on me, I do not enjoy wearing it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I was able to test this scent thanks to a sweet swapper who sent me a sample. On me, it's basically a fruity oriental, with a sparkling, slightly green citrus note on top, a warm amber-myrrh-incense heart and a vanilla drydown with just a touch of dry sandalwood. This is a pleasant night-time scent, surprisingly fresh considering the notes, nice but ultimately nothing special. It has that sparkling quality to it that I do not much care for, but the myrrh-vanilla combo in the drydown creates a really comforting sensation that completely saves it for me. A must try for amber and incense fans. Notes: green mandarin, myrrh, incense, sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I tested this fragrance today.........and OMG - I am AMAZED! This is so warm, so unexpected, so sexy and so unique!!! I am usually into designer fragrances only, but I guess this time I am gonna make an exemption and put this one on my wish list without a doubt!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
I received a free 5ml bottle of this fragrance, and couldn't make up my mind about it at first. It was summer when I tried it on, and it turned sour on me. As the review below posted, this is a vanilla-incense scent that is not heavy and lingers close to the skin. There is also sandalwood, patchouli, amber, myrrh, and green mandarines in it too. It is best worn during winter because of the mandarine (my bodychemistry turns anything citrusy sour on me during summer) It's a warm, comforting, soft, mature and womanly scent.This is a scent that makes people take a long sniff. They literally put their noses on my skin and breathe in several times to figure out what it is - my skin? Soap? Body Lotion? Fabric softener?
It can't be a fragrance?? But it is sooo soft! There is nothing offensive about this beautiful skin-scent and because of this I will gladly purchase a new bottle when mine is finished. Enjoy!
UPDATE: This skinscent is definately growing on me, and I wish there were more lippies so I could upgrade it. I now have the bodymilk and usually layer it with the perfume. My nose is glued to my arm while wearing it.
Just a note:
After more than 15 years of being a repeat customer at Yves Rocher, I've closed my membership and account after being treated rudely one last time by their customer service in Norway. Clearly the company has a worldwide issue with their customers if they are dissatisfied, after reading more than one review mentioning it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is very incense-y on me. I smell incense and woods with some slight vanilla sweetness in the drydown (but it's very slight, it's just a hint of vanilla on me). I love it!
On me, this is not a loud fragrance with aggressive sillage, no, it stays pretty close to my skin. It's soft and classy, not a 'sugary sweet' or 'fruity fun' kind of scent. It's such a perfect winter scent!
Oh, and the bottle looks classy as well (a nice change for Yves Rocher).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I received a tester of Voile d'Ambre with my Yves Rocher mailing.
Usually I'm not really fond of the cheap smelling/cheap packaged perfumes of Yves Rocher, but this fragrance is a different thing.
The bottle is a classical shaped spray bottle with simple black capitol letters. The cap is clear and round with lettres inscribed on it.
The bottle oozes chic, and the fragrance is a chic oriental smell. Base note: vanilla, patchoeli, sandelwood. Heart note: mirre and incense. Top note: green mandarin. This oriental smell is soft, mostly because of the vanilla.
After I tested this fragrance, I couldn't help myself to immediately order this eau de parfum. It's the most expensive (46 euros) fragrance from Yves Rocher, but there was an introduction offer I could not resist.
It's a classic fragrance, belonging to their 'Secret d'Essences' line. I got the impression this was the first of this exclusive line and that there will be more exclusive fragrances to come within this line.