Les Indemodables Ambre Supreme Perfume Review


Les Indemodables Ambre Supreme was fresh, light, and like a veil of brined jasmine with a brighter, spiced opening, sweeter, orange blossom heart, and smoky, earthy base. It was a skin scent almost from the beginning and had a salty, cool feel throughout.

  • top notes: aldehydes, clary sage, cardamom, pink pepper
  • heart notes: neroli, Moroccan jasmine, patchouli
  • base notes: immortelle, ambergris

The opening was full of aldehydes and fresh-blooming jasmine in spring’s early light with a peppery tickle at the end of an inhale. There was a saltiness of the ambergris combined with the aldehydes made it seem aquatic. Soft neroli diffused through the jasmine, blending the two together and adding a touch of sweetness.

15 minutes into the development, Ambre Supreme turns darker with an earthy, herbaceous green twist with the jasmine dominating the neroli. There remained a saltiness throughout the next two hours, but it was primarily jasmine with patchouli underneath and a smoky, barely-there honey depth from the immortelle.

The scent seemed especially airy, almost like a gossamer veil of brine and jasmine with a little dirty patchouli whispering in the background. It weakened significantly after four hours of wear, and the drydown was slightly smoky, earthy, and salty–all quite subtle given how hard it was to detect the scent at that point.

Application

For testing, I used three sprays (they seemed… unusually minimal) of a 3ml sample vial applied to the underside and topside of my wrist area on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer prior to applying the scent as this is also my swatching arm (aka, incredibly parched at any given moment) as I found scent did not hold well here otherwise. 

Longevity

It lasted for three hours until it was a skin-scent and about eight hours before it was quite difficult to detect on my skin. The sillage and projection were light to begin with and weakened shortly after applying.

Personal Thoughts

Ambergris is typically replicated by synthetics in perfumery these days, as it is an incredibly rare and expensive ingredient to obtain in its natural form, but this fragrance says it has a 10% dosage of “specially sourced and tinctured using [their] proprietary ultrasound extraction.” This was actually what convinced me to try a sample of it!

I expected greater shifts in the journey, and I definitely didn’t anticipate the jasmine coming through as strongly as it did. I’m still working my way into white florals, so this one is not on my list to buy just given how strong the jasmine was!

Available Sizes

  • 100ml for $275
  • 18ml for $93 (harder to find size in the US)
  • 0.7ml sample for $6

Where to Buy

Les Indemodables Ambre Supreme Perfume Review

Les Indemodables Ambre Supreme Perfume Review

Les Indemodables Ambre Supreme Perfume Review

Les Indemodables Ambre Supreme Perfume Review



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