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Eau de Mandarine Ambrée Hermes for women and men

Eau de Mandarine Ambrée Hermes for women and men
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The refreshing collection Les Colognes Hermes is expanded by another two fragrances in 2013: Eau de Mandarine Ambree and Eau de Narcisse Bleu. Fragrance Eau de Mandarine Ambree offers delicately warmed citrusy notes of mandarin combined with sweet fruity accords of passion fruit. The base incorporates amber cuddling the skin and provides a warmer impression. Available as 100ml and 200ml EDC.

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Mandarin Orange

Middle Notes
Passionfruit

Base Notes
Amber

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Eau de Mandarine Ambrée Fragrance Reviews

jedikitty
jedikitty

So, after being utterly unsuccessful in aquiring a bottle of 24 Faubourg Eau Delicate, I decided to try the new kid on the Hermes block - Eau de Mandarine Ambrée.

Normally, the amber is not my thing; it just does not seem to work with my chemistry. This one, however, is different - it plays very nice!

The initial spritz was like a burst of fresh mandarin, fresh, invigorating and totally go-go-go (a good thing for procrastinators, like me).
Then came the sweet stuff, or, should I say the sweat stuff... That was depressing. I thought, "uh-oh, another one of those great on everyone else, but utter stinker on me" perfumes... But, not a minute later, the fruity amber settled in, in a good way - cozy, with that personal warmth hint, and not at all overbearing, or straight out unbearable.
What a relief! I will be wearing this one after all!
And, I think, I like it even better than Eau Delicate (which was perhaps too heavy on LOTV on me).

The only issue I have with Hermes scents is that they just don't project or last, at least on me. The Eau de Mandarine Ambrée's sillage is zero; after less than an hour, I have to shove my nose deep into my wrist to detect it. Longevity is just under 3 hours.

Where and when to wear this? Everywhere and "everywhen"! It is a subtle fragrance, and every-day scent, safe for the office and the first date, any time, any age.
And you know what else? I think, the stuffy socialites who have all the money but no class, should put this in their Social First Aid kit ;)

Aug
20
2015
Wolfgang Mazrin
Wolfgang Mazrin

This is the only Hermes scent I have tried that I didn't like. There is a faint sweet smell at the top and then it turns into a bitter woodsy amber. It was not good on my skin. Luckily it doesn't really last very long.

Aug
13
2015
Housebliss
Housebliss

This is comparable to L'Eau de Tarocco by Diptyque. It's a little less spicy and slightly sweeter than Tarocco. It smells very comforting without one note being dominant. It blends nicely on your skin.

I'm impressed with the longevity and sillage as well. Still going strong on my wrist after 4 hours, and I do smell it around me when walking around.

Probably best suited for warmer weather, but as with all fragrances, wear them when you feel like it.

Highly recommended.

Jul
18
2015
Norbert F.
Norbert F.

This is one of the most natural citrus fragrances what I´ve ever smelled, when you first spray it you get this beautiful authentic mandarine note, then you get this sweet fruity smell with a touch of mandarine still hanging in the background, perfectly unisex, on me longevity and projection are pretty moderate, I really like this fragrance, nothing groundbreaking but a great signature fragrance for warmer weather 9/10

Mar
26
2015
viridian
viridian

While I do love wearing this scent in the summer there is nothing better than pulling out that gorgeous, heavy orange bottle in the middle of winter to give your spirits a lift. Kind of nice around Christmas - a time of the year I always associate with mandarins and clementines. The amber warms it up and gives it some body - equally nice on a man or woman.

Mar
01
2015
Fhaldara
Fhaldara

Different, and has more longevity than other Jean Claude Ellena colognes. It alternates between zesty orange and sweet amber on my skin. I don't think I'll purchase a fb of this one though.

Feb
17
2015
EternityFresh
EternityFresh

Truly something so simple yet so perfect. The manderine just melts into the passion fruit which then transcends into a light and airy amber base. If you haven't experienced it before it's worthy of a try. Yes, it's expensive for an eau de cologne and yes, it doesn't last too long but most great things don't. At least you know you can re-spray! Lol!!

Jan
26
2015
GoodVibrations
GoodVibrations

Clean, transparent mandarine and amber. Both notes play richly recognizable tones that are complementary but unexpected in combination, like a euphonium and an oboe together. The longevity is good. It gets quieter throughout the day, but it remains true to the two notes many hours later.

Jan
08
2015
Lesser
Lesser

Nice clean friture mandarin scent with a clear sweet amber. I like passionfruit in This.

Score 6/10

Dec
06
2014
latinkapetrova
latinkapetrova

My ultimate yoga scent. Somewhere between calming and extremely energizing. While I sit and meditate with my eyes closed, it's probably the amber that dominates, but once I start with the harder part of the training, I only get the fresh mandarine juice.

Nov
29
2014
suhaesa
suhaesa

i don't know if it s only me that i have to dig my nose in too deep to smell the hermesnes most of them with the exception of some of their old legends ..
the newer ones i seem to be struggling to find the scent hiding beneath the perfume beneath the subtle darkness yet lightness of ingredients i find myself struggling to smell anything and when i do smell its a note or two ok the mandarin is believable a deep peel like smell of mandarins mixed with ambers and musk its a simple connotation ..when i was looking for a mandarin i was expecting something so bright so full so mesmerizing so uplifting this mandarin is dull its ok i guess i mean it has all my favorite notes mandarin amber and passionfruite but its missing life
its a realistic wearable mandarin its a simple well constructed rich smelling mandarin an older mandarin ..it could ve smelled a lot more synthetic .its still on the safe side of the synthetic spectrum even if its all synthetic..at least it doesn't smell utterly plasticy or cherosine like
on my skin it doesn't develop beyond my skin i have to keep sniffing and sniffing despite my highly sensitive olfactory senses i still find myself lost looking for its trail looking for its aroma for its radiance and opulence ..al i can find is a subtle classy timid tangarin with a hint of amber good for relaxing at home or meditation or for a spa

Oct
11
2014
justtwan
justtwan

Weak garbage and not worth the price but as I can see from other reviews, so many people have no idea of what a good fragrance should consist of and what makes them worth paying more than $30 bucks. This was so easily made by a aroma workshop that its ridiculous. My suggestion is to buy an imitation especially since neither perform well.

Sep
20
2014
Scensodine
Scensodine

This is a wonderful scent that reminds me of my childhood. It's just like the orange sweets that i used to eat when i was on vacation with my parents in France!
The scent seems to fade away but every now and then you get a nice whiff of it again, hmmmm!
It's a little sweet, fresh and tremendously tasty!!!
A big thumbs up for me :-)

Jul
26
2014
djuzz.becuzz
djuzz.becuzz

Another delightful citrus creation I really enjoy!
It's simple and linear, but it doesn't bore me.
Right from the start I smell the realistic fresh and juicy scent of freshly peeled mandarins combined with the sweetness of amber.
As it dries down the amber tones down the freshness of the mandarin a bit, embodying it with a warm and sensual (even slightly powdery) veil.
I see quite a few complaints about longevity and sillage, but on my skin they are really good!!! I can smell this on myself all day without trying!
Top quality!
♥♥♥♥♥

Jul
23
2014
Arlene-Beatrix
Arlene-Beatrix

Mandarin scent. At first it is fresh and nice, but after some time, unfortunately it starts to be too sour on my skin.
Not for my skin chemistry, I am afraid.

Jul
13
2014
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

The opening is actually a bitter, fresh, evocative, tasty mandarin, quite pleasant and "realistic", on a delicate amber/vanilla base and with a tiny fruity/peppery note. Green leafy feel around, with a slight salty/metallic note which will eventually come up more clearly later one. A bit static and monodimensional, but pleasant. Longevity is so short it's not even an issue - a blink of an eye, and it's gone, you're left a really subtle ambery-green-salty drydown.

5/10

Jun
13
2014
scentsuelle
scentsuelle

This reminds me of my auntie Valerie - whom I am very fond of, no idea what her perfume is but it smells like a room that she is in. I guess that fits with the "childhood memory" aspect others have mentioned, there is something very clean and familiar about this smell, with a little twist. The mandarin became more orange blossom on me after a while but without that cloying element that usually makes me hate orange blossom scents. Will definitely consider buying this.

Apr
19
2014
SillySue
SillySue

I don't know how they did it. Magic??

I only have five words for this juice: My. Childhood. In. A. Bottle.

LUV ♥♥♥♥

Nov
30
2013
wesleyhclark
wesleyhclark

I liked the initial orange blast but not the impermanence of the scent, which only existed on my cotton shirt after about a half hour. Poor longevity. I was hoping the amber would extend the experience, but it didn't.

My daughter and wife both agreed: "Too citrusy."

Oct
23
2013
mseidoom
mseidoom

This starts out with a big blast of orange. Later, it started to smell like Hermessence Rose Ikebana to me, but it still had the heavy orange note. I wish it was a little sweeter. I see that Orange Sanguine by Atelier Cologne is a choice for something similar, but that fragrance smells like orange from start to finish.

Sep
27
2013
Mas777
Mas777

I like citrus scents, but, in this case.... :/ It starts with very strong mandarine notes, but quite soon it turns to a bitter, warm and disgusting kind of amber (or a similar thing!) that I never smelled before in an Ellena's fragrance. :(( I'll never buy it!

Sep
21
2013
netcat
netcat

On me, it smells nothing like the notes or previous reviews would suggest. It does not smell fresh, or like a real mandarin, there is no juicyness or warmth, and it does not remind a cologne either. It's almost as if I tried a completely different perfume from other reviewers - and I like cologne-ish and unisex perfumes and they usually smell good on me!

All I get, unfortunately, is soap. A hard, dry bar of soap on a store shelf or in a drawer, where it's been standing for quite some time, dry and a bit bitter. Soap in the beginning, soap in the middle, and soap in the end. Obviously some sort of more expensive soap, scented with something that is supposed to be some kind of sweet citrus fruit probably but does not smell anywhere like the real thing and anyway, the faint fruit tinge is smothered by the blaring soap accord.

I'm truly puzzled.

It was a cold evening though and my skin was cold when I spritzed myself. Perhaps that makes a difference?

Sep
07
2013
Catnip
Catnip

I appreciate Elena’s style although I never felt compelled to wear his colognes, so I was not too eager to go out of my way and sniff the new Eau de Mandarine Ambree and Eau de Narcisse Blue. Based on reviews, I expected to like Eau de Narcisse Blue better as it was described as more complex and intriguing. Also, while I like the natural smell of citruses and mandarins in real life, in perfumery, they can often smell cheap and plain boring.

Thus, I was really surprised that I liked Eau de Mandarine as much as I did. No, it is not complex, but sometimes, and especially in the hot and humid summer, it is exactly simplicity or at least the illusion of simplicity that could be most enticing.

Eau de Mandarine starts out fresh, natural, and downright mouthwatering. This fresh feeling never goes away and while the mandarin note clings to my skin, it warms up even further by the touch of something spicy. I don’t really sense much amber here. In fact, at times, I think I feel even some blond, very light incense. It is a fragrance designed for a steamy, tropical day and is quite refreshing. For a cologne, it lasts pretty long on me. If you are after a fresh and natural-smelling summer fragrance, with just a touch of a warm spice, Eau Mandarine Ambree is worth a try.

Aug
24
2013
anna.dkr5
anna.dkr5

This is a very nice and "sunny" fragrance. The mandarin in the opening smells very fresh and natural. In the drydown, sweet (really sweet) amber envelops the mandarin accord. It smells like juicy mandarins dipped in honey. It projects moderately and lasts over six hours on my skin. Not sure I would wear it, but it's really good, so why not try it?

Aug
14
2013
SuperUltraFabulous
SuperUltraFabulous

Im wearing this now. A very realistic mandarin accord with a warm spicy, almost incensey amber accord. Beautiful. Year round appropriate. I would especially like this for fall.

Aug
13
2013
jovejove
jovejove

Too much mandarin. I wish it was toned down a bit. Smells like I just walked in a room that just had its wood polished with Orange Glo or when you can't get that smell of oranges off of your fingers from peeling into the zest. Too linear of a fragrance for me, never develops into something else on my skin; start to finish, it's the same scent and projects way too much for me for a crisp scent. Narcisse Bleu is so much better. I might have to come back to this in the future to give it a second chance.

Jul
27
2013
areyouin729
areyouin729

I did not like this one and I was excited; the amber is just too much in it. I feel like it doesn't have an identity and is confused about whether it wants to be a straight citrus scent or a new take on Eau D'Orange.

Jul
02
2013
MademoiselleMaya
MademoiselleMaya

Perfect rendition of fresh, juicy mandarine accompanied by amber that raises the temperature of the zesty fruits and reminds me of hot, golden sand. I think it's unisex enough to be enjoyed by a man but on me it's perfectly feminine, fresh and it screams SUMMER.

Jun
21
2013
Karenin
Karenin

"Eau de Mandarine Ambree" (EdMA) from the house of Hermes is one of those rare scents whose name very accurately reflects the actual composition of the fragrance.

To me, EdMA is about mandarin orange from head to toe, joined by amber in the middle stages of its development. Thanks to its incredibly natural-smelling citric note, EdMA´s sparkling and pleasantly invigorating, whereas the amber softens the whole composition and adds a pinch of sweetness to it. "Delightful", "joyful", "refreshing" and "calming" are four adjectives that best describe the effect this fragrance has on me. Being an eau de cologne, EdMA´s longevity, sillage and projection are nothing to shout about, but while it lasts, it is a top-notch summer scent.

EdMA is a worthy addition to the Hermes cologne family.

Apr
20
2013
Youggo
Youggo

It starts with the bitter freshness of citrus, in a pure Cologne style, very close to l'Eau d'Orange Verte at this point.
And it turns to a medicinal mandarin, in a good way. Something quite similar to Mister Marvelous by Byredo, but less aggressive. 
It slowly evolve being smoother, sweeter, but never too sugary or fruity. There is something warm in it, but nothing close to amber to my nose.
 Very persistent with a nice trail.
And it ends with a discrete and abstract note of passionfruit.
Very nice, very comfortable to wear. Rather manly (in my opinion) because of the top notes, but it can be perfect on a woman too.

Apr
18
2013

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