At first it seems Ambre Gris is an intense if exceptionally well blended scent (Pierre Balmain 2008) but it stealthily and quietly demures into self-possessed serenity… The pink pepper is noticeable and flanked by benzoin, myrrh, luscious florals and a brilliantly certain but also subtle guaiac wood.
It’s sweet, warm, almost salty, earthy and yet very refined. Ambre Gris is really quite stunning…
Nose: Guillaume Flavigny.
Top notes: pink pepper, benzoin, myrrh, and cinnamon. Middle notes: tuberose and immortelle. Base notes: ambergris, white musk, guaiac wood, and benzoin.