In Ambre Supreme, perfumer Antoine Lie puts the spotlight on Ambergris, the mythical perfume ingredient whose subtle powers of amplification are usually in the background of a fragrance. The composition features Ambergris in a 10% dosage, specially sourced and tinctured using proprietary ultrasound extraction by Atelier Français des Matières.
One of the incredible things about Ambergris is its ability to amplify facets of other ingredients while at the same time marrying them seamlessly together, softening their edges and angles. When Ambergris is in a composition, it pulls together all the ingredients and bathes them with its golden glow, like a lamp turning on in a room full of beautiful objects.
All of Ambregris’s intriguing facets are on display from the ambery, animalic, to the mineral, marine-like and salty- adding what perfumer Antoine Lie describes as a “sheen, a patina, a feeling” to the fragrance.
Ambre Supreme opens with a blast of spice, woods and florals, with cardamom, cinnamon and pink peppercorn accenting its radiant heart of jasmine and orange flower. As it settles on skin, it mellows into a drydown as delicate and diaphanous as gossamer, as if the notes were now experienced behind a panel of sheer silk, with flashes of clary sage like the woven leaves on a garland.
But Ambre Supreme is not all lightness.
Ambergris can reveal the darkness of a composition’s facets as well as its brightness, and Ambre Supreme morphs occasionally in something animalic, mineral, and dark, with Immortelle, Castoreum, and Hyraceum casting a shadowy sensuality into Ambre Supreme’s otherwise bright corners.
Top Notes: Aldehydes, Clary Sage, Pink Pepper, Cardamom
Heart Notes: Orange Blossom, Neroli, Jasmine, Patchouli
Base Notes: Ambergris, Immortelle
Perfumer: Antoine Lie
EAU DE PARFUM 50ML