AMBERESS & LIGHT: THE OUTLAW PROJECT IS STILL WORTH TALKING ABOUT...
During this project I got the opportunity of a lifetime by writing reviews on several perfumes developed by natural perfumers worldwide for the Outlaw Project.
AMBERESS is a wonderful blend of roses and amber that nestles to a warm accord on the skin. I like the initial feel of it on my fingers from the sample bottle I received. It was slightly oily but there was absolutely no greasy after-feel. It absorbed quickly with a clean and romantic smell that reminded me of what rose perfumes might have smelled like during the early 19Th century in a perfume boutique on Valentine’s Day.
TOP NOTES: none, in the true Oriental style
MIDDLE NOTES: Zambian Princess de Nassau Rosa African musk rose otto and Musk rose absolute, Madagascan ylang ylang, South African rose geranium sur fleurs
BASE NOTES: Indonesian patchouli, Himalayan amber oil, Turkish styrax, Greek labdanum, Peruvian tonka bean, Salvadorean balsam tolu, Balsam of Peru, Chinese benzoin, Madagascan vanilla
LIGHT meaning “luminous” is a beautiful array of citrus notes that comes on initially with a buttery flavor that quickly subsides to a fruity fragrance that is accompanied by woody notes with an ancient undertone of frankincense. I like the hypnotic mystery to it and it is not to be described as the average dripping with the fruity scent of oranges and lemons but it is deemed in my estimation what I have smelled for so many years entering a Catholic cathedral filled with incense that evokes memories of beautiful hymns and soft chants. The fragrance is definitely uplifting with a bright beam of ‘light’ coming through a stained glass window.
Light is a fragrance I consider to be sacred.
TOP NOTES: Sicilian cedrat, Israeli yellow grapefruit, French juniper berry
MIDDLE NOTES: Chinese aglaia flower, French genet flower, North Carolina ambergris
BASE NOTES: Hojari frankincense oil, edible frankincense sacra resinoid
Photo Credit: anyasgarden.com, naturalperfumers.com
*Note: Those fragrance notes denoted in RED are untested or prohibited by the IFRA.