Notes include: Night-blooming Jasmine, Frangipani, hand-tinctured Vanilla beans, Labdanum, Benzoin and Virginian Cedarwood
The perfume trail at TRNP started many years ago with Honey Amber, a simple but deeply satisfying oil perfume that translated nicely to eau de parfums, and paved the way for many more experiments with labdanum.
The relaunched Honey Amber EDP is all about amber. It smells to me like Frangipanis on velvet. It’s plush, and only gets plusher over time. On first spray the florals appear to shiver against the woody resinous backdrop, in combination producing a plump fragrance, reminiscent of elements of some beloved orientals*; those vintage-styled, great, big exotic ambers from last century. There is a haunting familiarity about it, in that it reminds me just a little of the original Ysatis by Givenchy, as well as facets of other long-gone treasures in that genre. And yet, there is no civet here.
As the dry-down unfolds, the warm, soft floral heart becomes anchored by the ambery/woody base, producing a long-lasting and deeply satisfying signature-style fragrance.
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