First things first:
1. I really like this fragrance.
2. I really hate the stopper.
And as long as there is this indescribable golden golf ball in the picture, I am unable to concentrate.
Balmain Ambre Gris first came to me in an unassuming hand labeled sample. I wasn´t even sure what it was, but a little research quickly identified it as being of Balmain´s provenance. It was a case of love at first sniff.
My research led me to Gaia´s review first – read it here. The hype having gone by me completely, I was still determined to find this scent, which did not prove an easy task.
But I love a challenge, the hunt was on.
To make a long (and for other people potentially uninteresting story) short, I now am the proud owner of a bottle. That fact alone, diminished its allure by about 50%.
It is still a very nice fragrance, eminently wearable, smells real good, but (dare I say it?) it is just the teeniest bit boring. Actually, I´m losing interest while writing this, a sure sign to stop a review.
Maybe they thought the golf ball was excitement enough?
Picture source: my own
Ingenious new cap on fragrance: re-assigned from Lovely by SJP by me.