Hello people, once again I am here and describe a fragrance, and today we are talking about Armanis Ambre Eccentrico from the Privé Collection. And yes, the fragrance is actually translated as "Eccentric Amber", which sounds strange, because how is a fragrance supposed to be eccentric? Of course this is possible, because according to definitions something "eccentric" is something that deviates from the norm. So it is to be expected that this fragrance would have to smell completely different in order to stand out from the mass (of amber fragrances). Isn't that right?
Well, it's obvious. Or else... I smell and talk about it, and you read and scold me or something... the usual halt... :D
Be that as it may, I'm looking forward to testing the Privé fragrance here, as I'd like to sniff through all the Privé fragrances, but never really got my hands on it...
The fragrance begins with a strong amber note, which actually smells a little different, but perhaps this only occurs because you smell a lot of other scents, which radiate just as intensely and also have striking smells like amber. There is the tonka bean, which radiates here extremely strongly, so strongly that one thinks for a moment even that it could be something else, because one knows this sweet smell rather more tenderly and powdery. Here, however, the tonka bean is quite intense and appears to be creamy instead of powdery. Then I smell patchouli, which radiates its earthy scent, but for me at the beginning it seems more like a mix of leather and oud.
For a while I even had to think about where this slightly sultry, sweetly fruity and flowery note came from, which can also be perceived right at the beginning and which is also very intense. After a long time back and forth and thinking about whether the ylang-ylang could be or not, I saw that it is the plum that smells so intense here. Because of this, and because of all these scents, the amber scent actually seems quite different than usual.
All this mix, by the way, also ensures that I sometimes feel like leather is contained in the scent. In the later base, the fragrance gets a muggier note. Yes, the scent was a little sultry before, but in the base you have the feeling as if there were really heavy and sultry flowers in it, which, as you can imagine, I don't like so much myself and which lead to the fact that I can't rate the scent any higher, because I liked it less by and large.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is quite strong and for a good while it can be smelled well, because you are immersed in a big scent cloud. Also the durability is quite long and lasts loosely over twelve hours.
The bottle is black, rectangular and slightly arched at the top of the neck. It has a gold-plated label with the name of the fragrance, which contrasts well with the black bottle. The most striking feature, however, is the glossy stony lid in dark red, shimmering tones that enhance the bottle enormously and give it a great look. Like all Privé fragrances, this one also has a wonderful bottle.
So that was the eccentric Amber. Sure, it's just a name, but the amber actually smells a little different here, which is because of all the other scents you don't get to smell every day in this intensity, especially the mix of patchouli, tonka bean, plum and some woods.
This fragrance smells good in the beginning, but it probably won't suit every taste, as it might come across too violent and/or humid with time. Amber fans don't necessarily have to "sniff in", because you don't get to smell amber soo much (or the later scents cover the amber too much). Yes, the amber here is not as you know it, it is eccentric :D
What else is the meaning of eccentric? Let's see... according to scientific studies, eccentrics have transferred the following properties to humans:
They're creative (yes, could apply to me, right?), they're stubborn (I'm a freak... yes... yes), they have a faulty spelling (yes... I've published over 1000 commis here already, you know how horrible my lyrics are!), have a certain sense of humour (does that apply, OR??), have one or more hobbies (let's see, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, comics, perfumes, video games, writing bestsellers... yes, everything applies :DD), are single (!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I KNEW IT!!!!! I'm also single, well then everything fits together!)... *sigh* Is now an eccentric something good or not? I have no idea, but sometimes, actually rather often, you call me more of a weird bird, and that is VERY hurtful!!!
Well, then I just don't know if I'm eccentric or not, but in any case I know that this scent fits best into cooler days here, like in autumn and winter. As an everyday fragrance, it seems to be less suitable because of its unusual fragrance, and therefore belongs more in leisure time.
Yes, you can test it, but you don't have to, because in my opinion it's not one of the best Privés. But as I said, that's only my opinion, because I don't like sultry and stuffy scents.
With that I am once again at the end and wish you all a nice evening. Then see you next time :)