Review, Interrupted: Balmain Ambre Gris

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.

Now, isn´t that much better… Balmain take note: mistakes can be corrected!

On with the review then 😉

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.


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5 Responses to Review, Interrupted: Balmain Ambre Gris

  1. deeHowe says:

    Ambre Gris was one of the first samples I actually paid for from Luckscent; I added it to my cart even though, at the time, I was hunting rose fragrances—because I liked the bottle! LOL.
    I liked it then, and ended up with a bottle; bought at a bargain basement price. I still like it, for its easy-to-wear appeal. I don’t love it, but I find that it’s great for those days when I can’t decide what to wear, and don’t feel like tackling a new perfume (new perfumes for me always require a lot of attention!).

  2. Marina says:

    “That fact alone, diminished its allure by about 50%.” :)) Yep, always like that. The anticipation and the hunt is where it’s at. 🙂

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