Amber by Laboratory Perfumes

Year: 2012

Notes: green notes, spices, woods, earth, ambergris
Amber has to be one of the most baffling renditions of amber ever encountered.

With milky green top notes (similar to that of fig) intertwining with gentle spices, the rubbery amber accord that emerges is unconvincing. At some point, a creamy deluge of woods desperately attempt to add more weight to a futile experiment. And as a clay-like earthiness transpires, a faint fishy aroma becomes discernible.

Inspired by "the flora of the English countryside", and using clear minimalist-designed glass bottles to replicate the appearance of laboratory beakers, this house gives the impression of a niche imposter, with a sub-standard degree of expertise in perfumery.