Amber plus sandalwood equals perfection.
A little history, first: In the 17th century, perfumery was considered a high art, and custom-blended perfumes were developed, decanted, and sold with the greatest of care and attention in luxuriously appointed salons. Modern-day perfumer Jean-Francois LaPorte decided to revive this tradition, and has opened several "salons a parfum" in Paris under the name "Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier." As part of his effort to recapture the essence of the golden era of perfumery, Monsieur LaPorte committed himself to working with only the finest and rarest raw materials. Needless to say, his creations are breathtaking -- and quite pricey (small bottles of eau de toilette are priced at $145).
The work of M. LaPorte has only recently come to our attention here at The SC, and we're delighted to be able to offer you an outstanding duplication of one of his finest blends, Ambre Precieux (which translates to "Precious Amber"). This rich, beguiling unisex fragrance begins with top notes of natural bergamot, galbanum, lemon, petitgrain, and lime, leading to a sweet-spicy middle of amber, vanilla, nutmeg, and clove, with rich bottom notes of ambergris, balsam peru, and sandalwood. BOTTOM LINE: This warm, complex spicy amber-sandalwood-citrus blend is an extraordinarily affordable way to treat yourself to an outstanding example of the perfumer's art.
Note: This fragrance discolors cold-process soap (and possibly other toiletries as well) to a warm amber color.Flashpoint: >200º F