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Voile d'Ambre Yves Rocher for women

Voile d'Ambre Yves Rocher for women
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Voile d'Ambre by Yves Rocher is a Oriental Woody fragrance for women. Voile d'Ambre was launched in 2005. The nose behind this fragrance is Olivier Pescheux. Top notes are mandarin leaf, cardamom, mandarin orange and myrtle; middle notes are opoponax, incense and myrrh; base notes are patchouli, australian sandalwood and madagascar vanilla. This perfume is the winner of award FiFi Award Best Packaging Women`s Popular Appeal 2007.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Mandarin Leaf Cardamom Mandarin Orange Myrtle

Middle Notes
Opoponax Incense Myrrh

Base Notes
Patchouli Australian Sandalwood Madagascar Vanilla

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This perfume reminds me of  
Ambre Gris
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Oppoponax
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Ambra Tibet
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Voile d'Ambre Fragrance Reviews

rosembloom
rosembloom

My bestie gifted me with a 15 ml purse spray and I just adore it! Great for cool days, Fall and evenings. The amber is nice and cozy but not stiffling nor too heady. It takes on a buttery quality on me, milky and sweet as it mingles with my skin's chemistry. It is balmy and rich without that stuffy note that turns strangely foody ( think Eggo waffles) on me. Good sillage that won't burn other's braincells yet has an impressive longevity. Kita ;thank you!!!! Just like Néonatura which I simply adore, you gave me another Yves Rocher crush! xxx

Jul
22
2014
picasso_x
picasso_x

To me this is unisex perfume. It's very strong opoponax more smoky woody and sweet but not sugary. Good long last and good sillage for cold weather. Good quality one from Yves rocher.

Jul
07
2014
boutonstendres
boutonstendres

I usually call myself an amber girl but I'm not completely crazy for perfumes that star amber in the lead role (maybe I need to rethink that). I usually like amber to be a right hand or to play a supporting role (very important role in perfume).

I digress. This is a classic amber that is sexy, smoky, cozy, and much more tame (and subtle) than Opium. Voile d'Ambre will make you an insta-sex-kitten--just like Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan and BABW Amber Blush will. (If you want something fairly linear and good all the way through, choose this over Ambre Sultan.)

Note: A lot of people are getting Shalimar or Dior Addict but Voile d'Ambre is a main-stage for amber, not vanilla. At times you get a waft of vanilla and it is very lovely but then it disappears back into the amber just as quickly. Quelle dommage!

Jul
02
2014
Bronte
Bronte

This is a beautifully warm and sensual perfume. One which improves the longer you wear it. It`s certainly one for cold winter days or cosying up on cold Winter nights. A definite keeper.

Jul
01
2014
angelesgarcia222
angelesgarcia222

Please, bring it back! I love this perfume

Jun
18
2014
chrisndema
chrisndema

Surprisingly for me the first smell that came to me was Dior Addict for some reason......I definitely want this beauty....good for layering!

May
12
2014
carlayorke
carlayorke

I bought this blind from a seller on eBay after reading reviews here. What a nice surprise! I thought it might be like Revlon's Fire & Ice.
This is a more substantial, heavier, more interesting scent, without any floral broadcasting and artificial vanilla extract.

I wore it a few times over the winter and wasn't sure I liked it, but that is not necessarily a bad thing!

It has a more serious, classic vibe, and the blend is worth more investigation.
For a few dollars, it's a lot of fun to try and to enjoy.

May
07
2014
Marli1973
Marli1973

Yes I have to agree with the previous review.
I am wearing it now and smell lovely.
Great for a cold & grey sky weather.
Smell sophisticate and expensive.
In general is believed that expensive perfumes have much better quality ingredients
But I have learned that:
Not all expensive perfumes are nice
Not all cheap perfumes are bad
Well worth having this one.

Apr
03
2014
Mooniq
Mooniq

I'm finally impressed by Yves Rocher! Voile d'ambre is fantastic, wonderful, A powerful, rich, warm and supersexy scent that lasts all day!

Äntligen är jag imponerad av Yves Rocher! Voile d'amber är helt fantastisk. En kraftfull, rik, varm och supersexig doft som varar hela dagen!

Apr
03
2014
rainingroses
rainingroses

I'm not keen on calling fragrances 'old lady' or 'suitable for teens only' and the like (actually, I hate it), but this fragrance definitely feels grown-up to me. It also smells more expensive than it is.

It's complex, strong and very, very smoky. Very mysterious and sophisticated. No flowers or fruits to be smelled (not on me, at least). It has some ambery sweetness, and I must say that I'm delighted by the cardamom note, I love that!

I love this, but only in fall and winter, I can't imagine wearing this in the summer.

Mar
16
2014
babskrimpen
babskrimpen

This was my first meeting with myrhh and oppoponax and I am sorry to say I dislike it so much that I did not have the courage to wait for the middle notes or let alone the dry down... I tried a few times within a few days. I looked up the notes and what I experienced must have been the myrhh and oppoponax (in combination with the cardamom and incense): a wave of pungent, weirdly herbal/woody and slightly medicinal overwhelming notes attacked my nose. Not as strongly apalling as ammonia but the effect on my nose reminded me of that. I only wanted to turn my nose away.. Looking at the notes I can only explain it like they all together knocked me out whilst I was trying to grasp what I was smelling. I am gonna try it again within a couple of weeks to see if my chemistry or mood is gonna allow me to wear it a little longer but it would suprise me. I think I need vanilla or tonka bean or anything creamy/sweet to balance out an attack of herbs and incences lol! And the myrh stuff is probably not helping... I am really not shy though as rebella might expect :p

Exit: I gave it a second change today and got through the top notes. The middle notes were ok with me, though I think the patchouli still makes me think something is wrong with this smell, like it is a medicine. But the dry down is ver very very nice! Vanilla with an edge of wood and smoke, so warm and cozy! I reapplied and actually start to like the top notes too since I pay attention now too what I actually smell, instead of getting scared away by the harshness of that first wave. I really smelled the orange mandarin! But still a medicine or maybe a new plastic toy smell lingering during top and middle notes.

Feb
15
2014
Enomis
Enomis

for me this one is a bit too "unspectacular", but i love to mix it with cashmere - the match perfectly :)

Feb
11
2014
crescentsho
crescentsho

I don't like the opening. very strong citrusy but I feel lack of something. It's quite nice, but I have to wait until it settled down

Feb
07
2014
angelesgarcia222
angelesgarcia222

I LOVE this perfume. Love the opoponax, the myrrh and vanilla combination. It's addictive. I learned today this lovely perfume, perhaps my favourite, it's been discounted. In Madrid it can be found in one of the Yves Rocher shops only, I'm getting next month two bottles.

Feb
05
2014
Arlene-Beatrix
Arlene-Beatrix

Pleasantly warm, oriental fragrance, just the way you could expect, looking at the fragrance juice. Very good stillage and longevity.
However, it is a bit too tiring for me. I could not imagine wearing it for the whole day.

Feb
02
2014
missmoa
missmoa

On my skin it turns out to smell like a salty caramel with a smokey and peppery background. It's sweet but not too sweet (because of the smokey feeling) and it's very soft. Don't think it's similar to Shalimar which is much more potent. I only wish this one had better silage and longevity but i still love it. (I don't have a spray bottle, maybe that would improve at least the silage.) It's perfect for cosy winter days when you need something to warm you. I can't stop smelling my arm when i wear it, so comforting and complex for being such a bargain.

Jan
26
2014
Christina0065
Christina0065

Love this!! Just received a small 5ml bottle and i want another already!!Very pretty scent!

Jan
22
2014
KasKas
KasKas

This perfume smells exactly like Shalimar to me. If you're searching for a cheaper dupe, deifinitely check this one out.

Jan
16
2014
brada
brada

creamy,soft with a long power.For me is too skinclose,but it represent a relax from baroc perfumes t I adore.

Jan
12
2014
Dakota22
Dakota22

On my skin this smells exactly like Shalimar which is too heavy for me. I couldn't get to the heart or dry down as I had to wash it off. Funny because I wore Shalimar as a young woman. Tastes change.

Jan
05
2014
Enomis
Enomis

bought this one before trying... its very heavy, gives me headaches... however, i like it somehow. better dont spray too much, sillage and longevity are enourmously enourmous!

Jan
02
2014
drouhin
drouhin

Beautiful, well-blended, very balsamic amber. To my nose, many ambers veer too far into patchouli or citrus territories, but this one doesn't, even though both are present. The powder and sweetness are both under control too. I'm reminded of nothing less than Chanel's Coco, but a Coco with the balsamic elements amped up and the florals muted. Impressive fragrance very attractively priced. Well done, Yves Rocher!

Dec
28
2013
dkny27
dkny27

Deep, incense-y and warm. There is, amazingly, a dramatic difference between the scent on my skin to the scent on my sweater. On my skin, there is a bit more wood and citrus, on my sweater lingers the ghost of Shalimar with ambery vanilla.
Evening, yes...
Winter, yes....
A warm ambiance, yes....
A richly smelling fragrance, high end, with such a surprising price.....

Dec
11
2013
annbolly31
annbolly31

Ahhh, I love this one. It smells beautiful. It may seem "too old" for teens and younger women cause they usually prefer very sweet scents, although I'm only 15 and I feel I can still wear it. Reminds me of Shalimar by Guerlain but... it gives me a BIG headache. I don't know why. At first everything was ok, but now I can't stand it on myself. I'm really sad because it was my real "love at first sniff", but now I'll have to sell it. No point in wearing perfume that keeps irritating me :( Love/hate relationship :/

Dec
06
2013
ayarniknit
ayarniknit

I have owned this perfume for months, and didn't try it until I ran out of my last bottle of Shalimar. I'm almost upset that I waited this long. Being a longtime lover of Guerlain and Shalimar, it is almost shocking to me how much this resembles Shalimar. Blasphemy, I know, but the notes are similar, especially the balance of sweet citrus zest with incense.
I think the drydown is quite different, Shalimar transforms into a well-done powdery mist, and settles into a mature, dark Vanilla. Voile d"Ambre doesn't have those transformations and complexities, but this doesn't bother me that much at all seeing as I love the way it opens. Longevity and sillage are slightly less than that of the Shalimar, but it is a beauty for the price.
Would recommend for anyone looking for a cheap thrill and a Shalimar shaped hole in their heart.

Dec
05
2013
Cybernoir
Cybernoir

Just ordered my second bottle, and changed my vote from Like to Love. It is rare for me to finish a bottle, simply because I have so much perfume, but I went through this one in less than a year. Love-Love.

Warm, ambery, smooth, just the right balance of silage and softness. Creates a golden halo that surrounds you with light and warmth. Neither too sweet, nor too basso profundo, as some ambers can go. The opening is not the strong suit, so wait a few minutes at least before sniffing.

Very unusual scent, with unusual notes, but it works. Although this is a smoky, spicy oriental, it actually opens green and woody; bright, with a fleeting and light floral note. The mandarin orange really helps to balance this with a little sweet, honey note that brings some juice to what would otherwise be a dry, woody opening.

I get more myrrh and patchouli than I do vanilla, making it less sweet, sexier, a more classic, mature amber than, say, Amber Romance. The amber in this one is closer to the Prada ambers, but I prefer this one, as it is smokier, with more incense. It is somewhat similar to L'Occitane Ambre, which I recently got from a wonderful Fragrantican (thanks again), but I have to say I do prefer Voile d'Ambre.

I only recently realized I loved cardamom, when I kept seeing cardamom show up unexpectedly in perfumes I liked. The cardamom in this is not that minty, more sweet and resinous. It is interesting, because I know some folks see this as a farily linear, one-note fragrance, but on me it seems to develop nicely over about 4-6 hours, wearing closer over time, but becoming lovelier as the hours pass, ending with a wonderful drydown that manages to be both cozy and homey at the same time it is sexy and sultry. And that is a nice way to end the day.

Dec
04
2013
pepe7111
pepe7111

i am a male who is in his 40s and i think i am brave enough to wear this super scent in my room.

tomorrow will be my absolute debut day ,will wear in the workplace also.

alas::)

Nov
14
2013
Catty
Catty

I just purchased it again for this Autumn-winter season! Perfect!

Nov
01
2013
mirrorghost
mirrorghost

this is a bit different than what i usually wear, though i do tend to gravitate towards amber scents, but it's really growing on me, the longer i wear it. i definitely get an amber-incense feel mixed with something a bit citrus maybe? this is a bit more woody than the orientals i generally wear, but i like that it's different. it seems very sophisticated to me. i would love to wear it with a leather jacket in winter...i think the combined smells in the crisp air would be amazing!

Oct
17
2013
likes2paint
likes2paint

This is my kind of juice! I love the warm, smouldering smokey amber scent. Winter evenings with a bottle of Nuit St George to finish after dinner. Now all I need is the bloke! All donations of this perfume are welcome He heeee!

Oct
03
2013
Sweet_Violet
Sweet_Violet

A gift from my brother :) Firstly I thought it wouldn't be really suitable for me(because of the "yeah-I'm-in-fact-grown-up" style)...but just after spraying my wrist, amber and sweetness surrounded my senses. I recommend it as a fall or winter fragrance. I love it!!

Sep
25
2013
SadieBluesLady
SadieBluesLady

The Rocher website lists the ingredients slightly differently. In terms of how I think the scent would smell, it does make a difference!

Head Notes: Italian Green Mandarin, Cardamom.

Is Rocher being skimpy on the details? Is that why there is no mention of myrtle? Green mandarin?

I like this perfume quite a lot. It's not love, but it's close.

Sep
24
2013
Museumgal
Museumgal

A bit medicinal at first, but then very warm and cozy. I think the myrrh must be the culprit for the medicinal feel at first, but if you give it a half an hour it settles down into a warm, slightly spicy resin scent. Nicely smoky without being choking or overdone.

Sep
23
2013
Frayja
Frayja

In love....well done Yves Rocher!(nice price too).

Sep
21
2013
jht4060
jht4060

Rocher Voile d'Ambre - veil of amber. I love creatively descriptive names and this one is perfect - a subtle veil-like amber. There is nothing unusual or particularly original here, just a well judged blend of high quality ingredients at a reasonable price, presented in an elegantly simple bottle. Voile d'Ambre has an interesting top note of petitgrain (orange leaf and twig) and myrtle that starts the scent off with a sort of camphoraceous herbal citrus peel note. If you love this perfume only for the ambery middle-base, this top note may be a bit jarring, but to me it is the gong that welcomes the veiled beauty to the entrance hall. The top note gradually fades over the first hour or two, leaving an elegant ambery veil that is fairly linear and lasts and lasts. The resiny amber note is soft and deft and just barely sweet. You could wear this anywhere except perhaps for an outdoorsy day - this is an elegant indoor scent, a scent for a quiet gathering or fine dining or languishing with your lover.

Sep
21
2013
stormyla
stormyla

Voile D'Ambre was my first venture into the world of Amber (or not) fragrances. I was inspired to try it by the reviews here and also by the desire to become familiar with the more current trends in fragrance. Many of the scentS that I wear feature amber so I am familiar wIth the accord and it's traditional uses in fragrance, but really had no idea of what to expect with this newer genre.

At first sniff I was instantly pleasantly surprised. Good grief, I knew and loved this scent having smelled it or it's close siblings many times before. Voile D'Ambre is the absolutely delightful slightly spicy, warm and woody back drop with minor variances to many of my beloved Oriental fragrances. As Orientals go, it is a light, bright and fairly cheerful one.

There were intermittent seconds when it seemed about to become sickeningly sweet, but just as quickly that changed and the fragrance then became smokey, woody,spicy and balmy. It would repeat this progression of accords again and again.

As I luxuriated in this warm spicy goodness, my senses awaited the next big change. They waited and waited and waited. Is that all there is?

Surely not. Goodness, that really is all there is! While the scent is truly lovely, I felt a lot like Clara Weller in the old Wendy's commercial. Where's the beef??? In this case I guess that it should be flowers. Is this what Amber fragrances are all about?
I thought maybe not.

Well, I examined the note lists of the other Amber scents listed as smell alikes on this page and sure enough, all of those other fragrances feature at least three floral notes. Voile D'Ambre reminded me a lot of a very nice date that piqued your interest but left you strangely unsatisfied. It's akin to having appetizers and dessert at a fine restaurant. The selections were indeed excellent but left me hungry for a real meal.

The strength of the fragrance in terms of longevity was fairly good, but it required quite a heavy application to get any sillage. Well, my interest is piqued, and pleasantly so thanks to Voile D'Ambre, so now I will look for other Amber scents. I will happily keep and enjoy this bottle but will not purchase another.

Sep
16
2013
Pipipakiri
Pipipakiri

I would definitely recommend this as a great introductory amber oriental that is very well priced. If Annick Goutal's Ambre Fetiche is a tad expensive for you give this one a go. If you're in France you can pick up a 50ml bottle for 27 Euro as they are always having sales. I wore Obsession in the 90s and like others have said there is a definite resemblance with this Yves Rocher scent however there was always a slightly sharp unpleasant note in Obsession that I didn't care for but this is very smooth and very comforting. The other half likes this one a lot whereas he doesn't care for my all my perfumes.

Sep
04
2013
Fräulein Schill
Fräulein Schill

Reminds me of Rimini, Italy, when I used to walk along an endless beach and wind was endless as well, a bit cold but this smell gave me so nice and comfortable feelings that it is going to stay in my mind for ever. Never enough words to say if you try to describe it. Simply try to feel. Wonderful perfume.

Aug
08
2013
Eos
Eos

Voile d'Ambre is pretty sweet for my taste. The opening is reminiscent of smelling bubblegum through its package (which is pleasantly nostalgic, actually). Nevertheless, when I asked a friend of mine what he thought of this scent, he replied "it smells Middle Eastern." To my nose it is a sweet sandalwood, vaguely balmy, slightly soapy scent. Nothing to get terribly excited about, but not bad either.

Aug
04
2013
temporal
temporal

Rich multilayer fragrance, perfectly balanced, the phases come in accords of notes (not turning into a solo). A touch of warm vanilla becomes milder and naturally sweeter through its development.

Though this perfume is too heavy for a pale ash blonde, I admire this gorgeous bouquet, created for vivid women.

UPD: this fragrance reveals its mild yet multilayer charm in winter time! For those who are doubting (as I was), there are miniatures of this fragrance (5 ml) in Yves Rocher's boutiques.

Aug
02
2013
sophywt
sophywt

review based on Le Parfum version

I tried the normal version when it launched, it left me a faint impression of some sexy animalic feeling in the drydown. I thought it would be good so later I bought Le Parfum version, but found it is a different one, and goes sour on me - vanilla always goes wrong on me. So I put it in my closet for 2 years or maybe more, and last winter when I picked it again, either my skin changed or the scent got evoled itself, it's just surprisingly briliant.

I got a very brief resin like anise opening, giving the whole scent a wonderful glittering finish, like the varnish coated on the surface of wood furniture. When the anise faded, resin feel still continued and brings the warm body notes. The spice and sweet balanced well, so warm and tender that makes me feel wrapping myself in some fur coat or raw cotton piles, this maybe the balmy feeling lots people mentioned. the lasting power is great as well, now it's my fav winter scent

Jul
15
2013
unquote
unquote

Bought the Le Parfum concentration.

Definitely meant for those who are so sure about themselves. A storm of myrrh and opoponax.

I'm a man, but enjoyed some juices marketed as "feminine". This one really fits as it raises more question about yourself than it answers. Intriguing.

Not for the faint-hearted, though. Definitely not a toy.

Jul
08
2013
bleuciel
bleuciel

From the bottle and for the first few minutes after spraying, there is very medicinal strong old-fashioned note that is overpowering. I can't almost smell the actual perfume because of this note. Fortunately, about half an hour to an hour later, the medicinal smell disappears and the warm deep amber perfume remains. I see it has a bunch of ingredients, I can only smell the note(s) that make up amber. It's quite linear, but I like it as such as it won't produce any headaches.
Sillage is moderate to close to skin - that's a good thing for this perfume. Longevity - about 5-6 hours on skin.
What I like best is the linear composition: this way another perfume aficionado will not be able to guess from the start what perfume you're wearing. It has the good marking for a signature perfume for someone not extremely young (20+ y.o.). I might actually order it when YR will have another discount.

Jun
25
2013
CaSentBeau
CaSentBeau

A power perfume. Perfect for an important meeting or a job interview. Kind of sexy but in a very sophisticated way.

May
19
2013
BelleBeryl
BelleBeryl

Very nice amber fragrance with a hint of spice, lasts for a long time on skin. I bought this as a miniature this past winter for its warming ambery scent. Just lovely oriental perfume.Very pleasant for winter/fall.

May
16
2013
lyciumchld
lyciumchld

As the previous reviewer noted, YR Voile d'Ambre is quite reminiscent of Obsession, without the civet note (which I hated!). It also reminds me of a slightly less sweet Amber Romance (Victoria's Secret). It's pleasant, romantic, sultry, and sweet. This is a somewhat powdery amber, and in the dry-down it develops a slight vanilla and tobacco or leather smell which is quite nice. The opening isn't my favorite, but the dry-down is beautiful.

Apr
25
2013
Délicieux
Délicieux

Extremely sexy scent. Definitely reminiscent of Calvin Klein's Obsession as many others below me have noted! Although I will say that it's lacking that sickening fake civet note that the reformulated Obsession has. This is a good thing! I actually loved the vintage Obsession, so in a way this gives me the feeling of the original before it was ruined. Also a very good thing.

It's still vaguely animalic. Smoky, spicy, a bit woodsy. The dry down is truly sensual. The vanilla note is most prominent during this time, yum. This stuff lasts and lasts. I've had it on 6 hours and can still smell it!

It's a cold Spring day so I thought it would be safe to try it. I would absolutely wear this in the winter. It makes me feel warm and cozy, like I'm sipping a fine cognac by the fire. Great job Yves Rocher! Now, if we can just convince them not to discontinue it. Oh, I hope they don't...and the bottle is simply elegant and gorgeous!

Apr
14
2013
Robih
Robih

This is one of my favourites when I want to wrap myself in a warm. soothing scent on a blustery rainy day. It starts with a hit of spice, quickly mellowing to rich amber and incense with soft vanilla undertones. Sweet without being cloying, and sexy in an understated way. Perhaps a bit racy for day, but perfect for an intimate evening...I really love this one!

Apr
09
2013
lmlovespapa
lmlovespapa

This is the best perfume Yves Rocher has EVER come out with, it is dark, smoky, resinous, with the right amount of sweetness

Apr
05
2013
ADCout
ADCout

Voile d'Ambre is simply the best perfume for its price. Ridiculously high quality, for such a low price.

It's a soft, cozy, beautiful oriental perfume. Its main notes are the incenses and myrrhs, also vanilla. It's sweet and velvety.

It's a pure delight to smell it, and to own it: I'm a man, and I would definitely buy it, one day, since I find it very unisex.

It starts out pungent and strong, but it quickly melts down in a beautiful, yet, always present perfume. With that said, its longevity is excellent and its sillage moderate-high.

I find it very creamy, ambery and oriental

It's very refined, classy, no one would ever say this is a Yves Rocher perfume, truly.

The bottle is high quality, very well design, beautiful.

Such a gem, for this price, who wouldn't like it? I would. And I'm certain many persons would, too.

I have very high expectations for all the "Secrets d'Essences" line, since this is the only one I've smelled.

Thank you Yves Rocher :)

Mar
29
2013
Sofy888
Sofy888

This multifaceted, slightly spicy, slightly resinous, slightly bitter, moderately sweet, dry, woody fragrance with subtle notes of vanilla and herbs, has its own character and uplifting.

Perfume has good stability, and it can be worn during the day, and as the evening perfume, best revealed in the cold autumn and winter.

Mar
17
2013
ZELJO
ZELJO

A real jewel,seduction,sensuality, all in a bottle, the right one to wear for a special gala or dinner where you have to meet a lot of people, this one suits perfectly the short distances and wont leave anybody indifferent

Feb
21
2013
opa
opa

Oh,I love this one - reminds me my beloved Serge Luten's Chergui - that balmy & smoky softness!Enjoyable to wear - very well balanced , comforting, noble and long lasting.

Feb
13
2013
anna.glowacka
anna.glowacka

This is was my blind buy after reading your reviews. One of the best. Absolutely love it. Heavy, smoky, woody. Dries down to raw vanilla on my skin and brings me back in time to Obsession.

Jan
22
2013
tanithh
tanithh

It's a very, very long lasting oriental scent,,i can smell it even the day after. It's similar to OBSESSION by Calvin Klein.

Dec
29
2012
FoxyVixen
FoxyVixen

It smells a lot like Ambre Fétiche by Annick Goutal, but Goutal smells warmer. It smells very good and I really really like it. I can clearly and distinctively smell the ambery notes. It stays for long enough but not as long as Ambre Fétiche. But for the price, it is a very good deal IMO if you're searching for a similar fragrance to Ambre Fétiche. I'm definitively buying it.

Dec
10
2012
phyrexianc
phyrexianc

I love the vanilla drydown, too bad you have to get past the opening first. This might just be a good one for layering, especially to smoothe heavy leathers.

Nov
24
2012
rosembloom
rosembloom

As a reviewer said below, I too believe it is closer to Prada Amber than the L'Occitaner or Les Neredes. Amber by BBW is fig-sweet wheras this one is balmy-richness, warm woodiness and a deep sophisticated floriental. A touch of dry vanilla rounds up the patchy spices and resins that make this amber so rich. It does have an Old School vibe that I enjoy and a leather note I find in vintage Chantilly. The drydown is rich yet soft and lingers like Shalimar Powder freshly applied on clean skin. Not a love but I love to layer it with my other scents to create a personalised frag of my own. Godd quality, goood longevity, medium to little projection, smouldering yet opulent like a blazing fire. 7 on 10

Nov
21
2012
Ninula
Ninula

it is very nice & elegant imo BUT after 1st hour... i can strongly feel it on me during the day - especially on the tube. and im afraid people are going to run away cos its' soo strong. (even if i spray it a tiny but)
other than that - i like the way it opens and becomes sweeter on me with each hour :)

Nov
15
2012
Sammie7
Sammie7

Absolutely drop dead gorgeous fragrance! I have had so many compliments on this perfume! It last a long time, and has such a warm tone to it!

Nov
12
2012
shamsiruhe
shamsiruhe

How can something be so simultaneously rich and light? It sings it's balmy perfection as the most chill oriental possible.

Can't say enough good about this perfume. Perfect for the connoisseur going somewhere that "challenging" perfume is not going to work...

"i crumble like a sugarcube. for you." -- yo la tengo

Nov
04
2012
derya
derya

it is perfect for +25.i didn't like this at all.indeed this is a strong sensual perfume just it is not suited me.

Sep
16
2012
ingahoberg
ingahoberg

To me this is so light that I really can not smell it, after spraying or an hour later. I tried using it for 3 months but would always wind up using something else on top of it cos I just can't smell it!

Sep
15
2012
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

This is a fantastic balmy scent, it actually has to be my favourite of the ones I've tried.
Sweet and woody, with divine sillage and great staying power.
Les Nereides Imperial Opoponax is lovely excepting a car air freshener quality, Shalimar is still prickly in the top notes and L'Occitane's Amber is too medicinal. The closest I've come to what I've been looking for is Prada Amber, but that still has a slightly medicinal amber.
Voile d'ambre is really just perfect. Warm, with that lovely incense note floating over the top, with dry sandalwood and creamy opoponax, that's kept from being too heavy with the citrusy florals and patchouli. Just lovely. This has landed right on my want list.

Aug
22
2012
Anissa
Anissa

This really reminds me of Calvin Klein`s Obsession. It`s warm and spicy and has certain kind of 90`s feeling. Smells a lot more expensive than it really is. Best suitable for fall season and casual wear with cashmere sweater and jeans on.

Jul
12
2012
pomdgf
pomdgf

All I can say this is very seductive oriental fragrance. It's darkness and mystery. A little bit spray in the morning you can be pretty and working woman but after daylight with a little more spray you can be a sexy secret woman. I love it ! Incense, one of my favorites. You should try !

Jun
17
2012
Jvs3005
Jvs3005

Can't really believe people rate this to be balmy. It has the strongest sillage and lasting power ever on my skin. I spray twice in the morning, work all day, go to bed and the scent is still there the morning after! People tend to notice it from a meter away too, but have never complained about it, quite the opposite.

I get incense, amber, myrrh, and maybe even a little bit of leather.

If your searching for fresh and fruity, then this one is a no-no for you. This isn't a girly scent, it's a feminine scent, the grown up version of Vanille Noir. Strong at anytime, but not overpowering. Ambery at the base, oh it's just lovely :). Suitable for day and night, in my opinion, allthought I would prefer Vanille Noir at night. Seasons don't matter (Live in Belgium, no good weather at all! :) )

Jun
13
2012
laantjebanaantje
laantjebanaantje

I must say that I didn't quite like the topnotes, but I find that often in nearly empty tester perfumes. They were chaotic and sharp and really did not make any sense.
The drydown however was a beautiful amber. Slightly sweet, slightly incency and smokey and quite animalic as well.
VOILE D'AMBRE is a very cuddly fragrance. Soft and warm. It's heavy, but not as heavy as most fragrances I like, so it's not a problem.
I don't think I'd buy a bottle, but it's a beautiful fragrance for layering.

May
21
2012
dalmajen
dalmajen

What a pleasant surprise!! I got this little gem in a swap, and had never tried it before, but was impressed by the notes. I decided to plunge right in, and wear it, without even testing it. The opening is almost bitter, but a fresh type of bitter, I suppose this may be the mandarin leaf note). Then a sort of mild sweetness comes through, crisp, and then the incense starts to shine through. The sweetness dies down, blending ever so well with the base notes. The patchouli is just the right amount, blending with a fabulous sandalwood and vanilla. It has a wonderful warm, and comfortable feel to it. It has quite good sillage, and the staying power is modest, but this is not unusual for my skin chemistry. I do prefer heavier orientals! Some may find it strong, but it must be tried to judge. All in all, I am impressed, and the balancing of the notes, really make this a wonderful fragrance, with a very nice dry down.

May
18
2012
dlane1953
dlane1953

If velvet had a fragrance, this would be what it smells like. Intrigued by the many positive reviews, as well as tempted by the notes, I bought the EDP and I'm in love. My first fully "amber" type perfume that really works for me. This is luscious, soft, sexy, and to top it off, very affordable as well. I don't notice much development in this fragrance; it opens softly and stays that way throughout, but that's not a negative statement by a long shot. The basenotes are not heavily woody, it's quite subtle and very beautiful. Sillage is good, longevity excellent. I could wear this everyday. Highly recommended!

May
12
2012
missk
missk

Voile d'Ambre is one very lovely fragrance, that smells a lot more expensive than it actually is. Although an oriental, this is not as loud or as deep as you might expect. It is in fact quite soft and sweet.

I love Voile d'Ambre for its delicacy and animalic undertones. It is very pretty and pleasing on the skin, and dare I say, rather sensual too. It's enough to be worn intimately with a loved one, and I do believe men find it quite enchanting.

Opoponax is easily one of my favourite notes, so technically this isn't an amber fragrance, because this note is in abundance. Soft, sweet sandalwood based incense gives Voile d'Ambre that smooth and even finish. Many may mistake this for an amber fragrance, and either love it or feel cheated by it. Honestly, it's not syrupy or heavy like most ambers tend to be, but powdery and sweet, with a subtle fecal, yet oddly beautiful drydown.

I was really surprised by the lasting strength, which held on for a good six hours despite the scent's softness. The cold, wintry weather brings out this fragrance in all its glory. I probably wouldn't wear this fragrance in Spring and Summer in fear of it becoming too thick and nauseating.

Women that don't usually fall into the category of orientals while out perfume shopping, may enjoy Voile d'Ambre for its subtlety and price. Another plus is its versatility, being suitable for both formal or casual wear.

I am most grateful to my friend Renate who sent me a sample of this beautiful fragrance. Yves Rocher is not sold where I live, so being able to sniff this fragrance has been a real highlight. I may even be ordering a bottle sometime in the near future.

May
04
2012
queennoreen
queennoreen

Totally alluring and seductive and unforgettable and over the last few years has become my signature fragrance, most people have never had a whiff of it so its not recognizable, it is intriguing and it will linger...

May
02
2012
Carolina Telo
Carolina Telo

I purchased this two months ago and I must admit it has become very quick one of my favorites. It's a very warm and comfortable fragrance and I love the drydown of it. A friend offered me for my birthday the bodylotion and when you layer both, it's even more delicious. I even prefer this to Oppoponax from Les Nereides... To me it's not heavy at all. A very very lovely perfume!

Apr
22
2012
perfumereviewer
perfumereviewer

I didn't expect much when I took a sniff at the perfume in the store...and boy! was I in for a surprise. The lovely vanillic amber embraced by sandalwood oil and myrrh (I don't know why but my mind has a hard time saying myrrh and instead says myrrrrrr like a cat purring) topped by a teeny weenie green top note got me hooked. As it wears on the skin small hints of incense appear making it even nicer but, as always, I would prefer them a little bit stronger. There's nothing too much in this perfume and is very nicely blended together, lovely to wear during the day and in the evening, summer or winter to church and on a date. I would call it a beginners’ oriental and definitely recommend it, be you on a budget or not.

Apr
09
2012
Catty
Catty

I Just repurchased it and it´s a great pleasure to have it again. A high quality Amber for a super price!
It can be used day and night, because it´s very soft and cosy.
At the office, 3 persons already asked me about my scent yesterday. I was with it.
Lovely!

Mar
31
2012
Annica
Annica

This is a very beautiful oriental perfume in class with fragrances from the most renowned perfume houses in my opinion. The only negative thing for me is the powdery feeling. I actually feel a slight irritation to my nose as if I need to sneeze so therefore I am very careful when I spray it. Stayingpower is superb, 8 h +.
Congratulations to YR for this fragrance!

Mar
10
2012
Justyna
Justyna

Love frome the second sniff, not stunning but slowly addicting... I had some YR scents when I was young and out of money, then I became an old snob and rejected this brand as "cheap", but Voile d'Ambre is so different, that I have to revise my prejudice:) Warm and cozy with a bitter citrus opening, soft enough for work, sexy enough for after work, like a beige or caramel cashmere pullover. Very natural. My number one this winter!

Feb
29
2012
rtquadros
rtquadros

Is similar to Imperial Opoponax, but with more ambar and less myrrh.

Jan
05
2012
Joanna2533
Joanna2533

It was today that I received this sent, as I had ordered it online. After I smelled it for some hours, it seems to me warm, woody and somehow powdery. One weak point is its longevity. It is really modest even in comparison to other YR perfumes.

Dec
09
2011
Arrogant_Cat
Arrogant_Cat

I am now starting to appreciate Yves Rocher more and more. This house delivers excellent quality for more than reasonable price.

For the record, Voile d'Ambre is beautiful. It took a while to grow on me, but I am glad I have given it time to unfold it`s gracious beauty.
An understated, very well executed amber fragrance. I have never smelled opoponax so I am not sure about what it exactly smells like, but if it is actually as beautiful as in Voile d'Ambre, it could easily be one of my favourite notes.

The drydown is my favourite part: ambery, slightly spicy vanilla with faint caramelish undertones. Just yummy, but not in a gourmand way.

It is a pretty bold, long lasting fragrance with decent, pleasant sillage. What a steal for the price! After falling in love with Cocoon, Voile d'Ambre gets a "love" from me too, no doubt. Yves Rocher did it again. :)

Nov
30
2011
thaocrockett
thaocrockett

A strong patcholi and incence came first and faded in about fifteen minutes. Then amber scent kicked in and getting stronger than the others. In about half an hour, mostly dry amber dominance with a hint of incence. I could smell sandalwood once in a while but not really noticeable.
The combination is complex, rich, and deep. I definitely like it a lot.

Nov
25
2011
arubadream
arubadream

It's not the perfume, it's just me...

I am not at all a fan of anything oriental and anything amber, maybe because I live in a country where it is hot/ humid all year round.

It starts off with fresh citrus but it becomes too sweet, not too spicy but very medicinal. It's very warm, actually too warm for me that it gives me headache. Also patchouli hates me...or maybe I hate patchouli...we never seem to get along.

It has great great sillage though applied lightly (1 spray) and lasted for about 10 hours on me.

Voile d'Ambre is very luxurious, mature and sophisticated; I don't hate it but it's just not for me....I don't want to wear perfume that makes me smell like medicine

Nov
19
2011
The Swedish girl
The Swedish girl

I had a bottle of this some time ago, and then I didn`t like it at all. Perhaps I got a bad bottle?
Because now I bought a new one, and I freaking love it.

It´s such a warm, sweet, smokey, rounded and comforting amber/vanilla, with excellent sillage. No harsh edges whatsoever in this perfume, just how I want my scents.

A bit old school, but very classic and always right. Not "too mature smelling" or anything like that.

And the price is ok also. Smells very expensive though.

Me like!

Nov
17
2011
Airdna
Airdna

I love this perfume, it's very warm, sweet and comforting, I can just imagine putting this on and sitting by the fire place in the winter time, so cozy and relaxing.

Oct
17
2011
Unikko
Unikko

I have a bit ambivalent relationship with amber. I love the idea of it but many times it's just too overpowering note for me. My skin tends to emphasize all sweet notes in perfumes and amber especially is something that tends to grow huge on my skin.

Voile d'Ambre is a wearable amber to me, and it's by far my favourite amber scent. I have it in edp and pure parfum, and I prefer the parfum version which is slightly deeper and richer than the edp.

Voile d'Ambre is a luxurious, silky perfume that blends with the skin and creates warm aura. It's a fairly strong and long lasting scent that is easy to overdo, especially since it seems to grow bigger as it warms up on the skin. Worn lightly, just one or two small sprizes, it's a wonderful warm cashmere shawl -type scent.

Oct
01
2011
TankGirl
TankGirl

This fragrance does reminds me of Gaultier 2 without that boozy note that somewhat makes my head ache a little.
This is such a great perfume. Its complex but simple at the sime time, the fragrance has a great, classic composition but is very calm so you can wear it in "normal" occasions and not only in night gown.
I will be purchasing a big bottle of this.
The bottle is a pity, it reminds me of a medical liquid or something, a beauty like this should have a bottle to match it.
Although its an Yves Rocher this perfume could easily belong to a niche house (it is similar to Imperial Opoponax, this girls have a great nose to find similar fragrances!).
Classic, sunset, womanly, sweet, woody.
Another favourite for me, I'm in love.

Sillage: Modest
Longevity: Not to good a pity

9.5/10

Sep
26
2011
BearysHoney
BearysHoney

In the last year or so, this has become one of my signature scents. I've had men and women alike go nuts when I'm wearing it. Some people try to hug me just to smell my tops and hair lol. It is another one of those scents you have to use lightly but it settles so nicely on the skin, giving a nice warm, glowy type scent kind of like a nice wood fire. I get so many compliments but even more so around the holidays!

Sep
09
2011
cloyd42
cloyd42

If you want to round out your perfume wardrobe with a good classic amber I strongly recommend this one. While I can check off the listed notes this scent is so nicely made that the overall effect is a warm sophisticated amber, the sort of perfume that Grace Kelly or Jackie Kennedy would wear. This scent is also causing me to rethink L'Eau Ambree by Prada, which is a blatant knockoff of this lovely perfume. One other thing I like about this scent is the persistence: it fades slowly and evenly, primarily with a reduced sillage more than loss of notes or richness.

Sillage: reasonable 1-2 ft
Duration: 5-6 hours
Fabulosity: diamond stud earrings
Price to value ratio: good
7/10

Aug
21
2011
nofixedstars
nofixedstars

I found Voile d'Ambre to be a fairly light perfume, even right after spraying it. It dries down quickly to skin scent on me, with moderate lasting power. It's a nicely done scent, well-rounded and not bland, though not exceptional. Definitely a classic Oriental formula, but done with restraint and I must say with quality. It won't make you stop in your tracks wondering what it is, but you may find yourself coming to rely on it if you are partial to ambers. It makes a great everyday scent or comfy scent for amber lovers, and its lower price point makes it a viable choice if you want a pleasant amber perfume for daily use so you can save your spendier amber perfumes for special occasions or evenings. It comes in a travel-size bottle as well as a regular size, which is awfully convenient to throw in a purse or suitcase. All in all, worth having and likeable.

Aug
06
2011
Lgascco
Lgascco

I received a sample mini bottle in the mail yesterday...the bottles' simple lines are very nice...other than that, this smells just like Gaultier 2....minus the strength of that nauseating tar like afternote that lingers all day...(the only note Gaultier2 has)..this is pretty close to being just as much of a sweet, slightly burned brown sugar single note fragrance....not complex, nor gourmand in an interesting way....unresolved, and not for me!

Aug
04
2011
Yanna
Yanna

I'm quite surpriced that there is no agar wood listed... Very well done! Quite a gentleman scent.

Jul
28
2011
daliflora
daliflora

I'm not sure I ever liked this fragrance: too heavily oriental for me. I've got a small sample bottle from Yves Rocher and I've used it for some time, as an alternative to the more elegant Yria, which I really liked. But in itself I think it's a good fragrance, for those who are fans of warm orientals.

Jul
25
2011
TiaTia
TiaTia

this is like a warm embrace. cozy, caressing and grown-up.
when it's cold outside, this scent is like a shelter. it makes you glow and wraps a wonderful soft aura around you.

Jul
18
2011
Habanita
Habanita

Maybe I'm not the amber-type of person, but I disliked this perfume a lot. Luckily we have Yves Rocher shops where you can test-spray and don't have to buy something just via mail order.

May
19
2011
Pierina
Pierina

This sounds very lovely and just my type.. Does anyone here know if Yves Rocher still sell in Australia? the did about 14 years ago...
please inbox.
Thanks P x

May
19
2011
Tigerlillian
Tigerlillian

Voile d'Ambre is an absolutely gorgeous comfort scent that makes me feel snuggly, warm and all aglow. There are a lot of similarities between this and Les Nereides Imperial Opoponax.

Voile d'Ambre is beautifully radiant with amber and opoponax all the way through, with a nicely balanced warm vanilla base. Where Voile d'Ambre feels woodsy and warm, Imperial Opoponax fluctuates between fresh (with its citrus top notes) and cozy with a slightly medicinal vibe. V d'A is more of a cold weather fragrance; IO can be worn all year round if applied carefully. V d'A is a great option if budget is a consideration, you want something less 'nichey' and a more wearable opoponax.

I still prefer my IO, but may just get myself a mini of this well blended Yves Rocher gem.

May
19
2011
LaPetite
LaPetite

Most of the time , with the Yves Rocher's scents' names , you know where you're going to .
Voile d'Ambre is indeed very amber-ish , comfy , warm , rich , kind of spicy . Makes me think of the "Ambrée Authentique " of Mont Saint Michel , in a more complex version however.
Very very nice, but i think i won't buy it , at least not now . It doesn't fit my personality imo .

Mar
26
2011
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

Eventually I could buy a full bottle of this in a shopping mall where an Yves Rocher shop is still going! I happened to pass by there by chance, because I took a wrong road while driving to another place :-D
I don't know why so many shops close down.
It's not so cheap after all, but I really wanted it. I tested the EdT version from tester and I found it very pleasant, then I bought the EdP and when I got back to my car I started spraying! Mmmm, so nice! It's so warm and aromatic, yet not invading at all!
I wouldn't call it a complex perfume. It smells more of a simple good ambery scent. Amber is not listed, but amber is often an effect created by other notes.
Voile d'Ambre for me is a well-being, serene and warm fragrance for rainy cold days. I prefer to wear it during daytime, because my favourite fragrances for evening going out are much more sophisticated and layered.
It's funny that someone mentioned Samsara. That was my long long time never forgotten love!
I don't wear it now due to memories and re-formulation. I see some similarities indeed, but Voile d'Ambre smells like a fraction of glorious Samsara.
Staying power is good, sillage is average. In spite of being warm and aromatic, also powdery, it never screams your presence from km.

Mar
17
2011
GabyE
GabyE

I love it, love it, love it!!! It´s perfect, incredibly sophisticated, pleasant and it longs for hours and hours. It´s perfect for winter or evening events only, because it´s a strong scent.

Mar
03
2011
icekat
icekat

(This review is for Eau de Perfume)

VOILE D’AMBRE is a gorgeous and mysterious scent. The myrrh and incense represent the ancient times so well while the warm woods and vanilla make the combination soothing and comfortable. And of course the resins (opoponax) remind me of a beautiful amber stone and its origin.

VOILE D’AMBRE is rich, smooth and well-balanced. The top notes are fresh burst of spicy citrus but it transforms immediately into the smooth and earthy resins with the spicy notes of cardamom. I love incense, myrrh and resins in the heart notes with their mysterious, dreamy and ancient vibe. The patchouli is quite noticeable but it is so harmonious with other notes that it does not appear too strong or overpowering. The dry down is very smooth with creamy vanilla, sandalwood and a touch of patchouli.

VOILE D’AMBRE is rich and sophisticated scent but it floats like a graceful veil masterfully weaved by the perfect harmony of the notes. This perfume has calming effect on me. There is something about it that seems so soothing and relaxing. When I wear it I feel that the time stops and the stress and chaos of everyday life are replaced by a serenity and connection to the eternity. I absolutely love this scent and recommend it if you are looking for myrrh – incense – resins – vanilla combo.

Jan
30
2011
lilou
lilou

Very good perfume : Voile d'Ambre is like a mystery, feminine, seductive, full of secrets, not too strong...and it lasts. For women but not for girls.

Jan
09
2011
sherapop
sherapop

Yves Rocher VOILE D'AMBRE is an interesting creation, and also aptly named. This really offers a golden veil-like layer of gleaming, lustrous amber--or so it seems. Somehow all of the very strong elements blend together to create what appears to be a fairly uniform layer of amber. The cardamom and myrrh do not assert themselves loudly as individual notes, rather they appear in an amalgamated form along with the sandalwood and patchouli. This smooth, somewhat sweet amberosity is nearly linear, though not quite. It does change from the opening to the drydown, becoming a bit less spicy but remaining slightly sweet.

Unlike BBW SENSUAL AMBER, VOILE D'AMBRE does not smell synthetic, but it is still just sweet enough to remind me more of BBW than, say, Robert Piguet BAGHARI, and it is nowhere near as complex and sniff-worthy as Omnia AMBRA. But this is a good, respectable amber perfume, all things considered. VOILE D'AMBRE is absolutely wearable and accessible, albeit not entirely compelling to me.

Nov
16
2010
netnawa
netnawa

i think its smell like SAMSARA but less strong and less musky......like it!

Oct
17
2010
beauty_girl
beauty_girl

It smells strong and a bit sweet but not for me. But where is the amber,it is not anywhere in the notes!!!!!!!!

Oct
05
2010
Catty
Catty

I´m very surprised with the high quality of this Amber. It´s very refined,classy, lady like with a sensual touch. Absolute long lasting!
My perfume from now on!
Congratulations Yves Rocher!

Sep
22
2010
idressyou
idressyou

I bought this unsniffed, thinking that the notes listed in any combination couldn't possibly go wrong, but as with every other Yves Rocher fragrance I've tried, there is that blasted burnt sugar note that ruins it for me. It seems like the distiller is letting the essential oils go a second too long and burning the ingredients a tad, which makes them smell cheap and synthetic. There's potential for a gorgeous fragrance in many of their blends, but that one common burnt note makes them all scrubbers for me... so far, anyway. I'll revise if I find one that doesn't share that characteristic.

Edit - two+ years later & I've seemingly gone through another hormonal change... because I actually love this one, now. I was cleaning out some unwanted samples, etc... and gave this one another last whiff before adding it to my swap extras box. Wow, it's crazy how much my perceptions of scents can change over time. Now, I smell citrus peels, smoke, vanilla, amber, dry woods & a teeny bit of patch... and am on my way to a full bottle purchase. My sincere apologies to YR for my earlier bash! I've purchased a full bottle, in repentance.

Aug
09
2010
TanjaS
TanjaS

It's quite strong to begin with. Made me think of some bath essences Yves Rocher had before. Good in the bath tub, but not so good on my wrist. It's not a bad fragrance when it settles, but I feel it lacks something. I don't find it sweet at all, in fact I think it would've been better with gourmand notes. Stronger vanilla could've done the trick for me. I guess it will be good for layering, as it's quite simple/linear. I think it's better than Rose Absolue from the same collection.

Jul
27
2010
9154mf
9154mf

A really nice warm softly spicy scent, its woody ad oriental but creamy and soft too. A lovely winter scent I think.

Apr
20
2010
1blondeangel
1blondeangel

I tend to love Yves Rocher fragrances so was anxious to try this one. I tried a sample today as the weather is cold, damp & gray. Just seemed like the perfect time to try Voile d'Ambre. It's softly sweet, velvety smooth, warm & caressing, reminds me of a nice glowing fire & a super soft cashmere shawl wrapped around your body. The amber scent is there, myrrh, sandlewood & patchouli. It's a nice combination. It's not heavy or intrusive at all. I like it, I do...I just don't love it! If I had a bottle I would wear it as a "go to" daily winter scent but I'm not going out of my way to buy it. I've been looking for an Amber fragrance & unfortunately this doesn't fit my bill. Kind of disappointed me as I tend to love Yves Rocher so much. Maybe I'll give it another try one day.

Jan
16
2010
calevacin
calevacin

I tested it several times a long time ago and always thought it was a little bit "dated", a little "old lady"-ish.
But last winter I kind of had an amber revelation and started to become fond of woody and amber scents. I learned to appreciate how well they settle on the skin and how warm and cozy they are. That's how I ended up adding Voile d'Ambre to my collection along with Obsession by CK and Roma by Laura Biaggiotti. Actually I found it almost identical to Roma at first!
But this winter when I resumed my amber therapy again I struggled with this one. I still love the resin and pinewood notes that linger on your skin for hours but after one month of use I have had to give up, I was not enjoying it any more, I find it too boring now. I also agree with some of the previous reviews in the sense that it's almost masculine, not as feminine as I would like. Roma shares the same base notes but with a floral complexity that makes it more rich and pleasant to wear. It "tells" much more things than Voile d'Ambre.
Amber scents are starting to become popular again with Prada and Armani modernizing this classic but in a lighter and much more interesting way.
I followed the advice of Mellyhelly and started to wear it with other scents from the Secrets d'Essences series. In my case I pair it with Iris Noir and the result is much nicer than wearing it alone. I have learned from that experience to give more importance to first impressions when choosing a perfume and to trust my gut instincts more.

Dec
11
2009
guest_A. Rose
guest_A. Rose

Carnal-powdery and softly sweet, "Voile D'ambre" opens with a fresh but smooth burst of subdued citrus; less like oranges, more like limes. As it moves into the middle notes, the citrus-spice opening deepens into something resiny and polished, with a sandy, candied-orange-rind sweetness to it becoming more prominent as the scent evolves. It finally setles into a dense, woody powder; rich, dry, velvety but never overwhelming.

Just when you think "Voile D'Ambre" is going to turn out to be another vaguely pretty, pleasant scent, it expresses its personality in bursts of sunshine-touched skinscent and sultry creaminess. It actually reminds me quite a bit--at least in spirit--of the long discontinued "Chaldee" by Jean Patou and has all the contradictory nuances that makes an "Amber" scent what it is; seductive androgyny, polished elegance against animalic rawness, modernity and ancient mystery, innocence and sophistication, intimacy and aloofness, making this scent an exciting option for both men and women.

Dec
02
2009
Jess6691
Jess6691

For years I thought of myself as a floral gal, so when I ordered some samples from YR recently, I neglected to order this delicious scent.

After reading Miss Nightingale's fabulously warm and detailed review, I decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised. It seems I actually like scents that don't have any floral notes in them at all—who would have thought?

Although it doesn't have amber, and isn't especially complex, it has opened up a whole new world of scent for me—I'm now looking forward to exploring ambers and woody orientals in general. Too bad I live 2 1/2 hours from the shopping mecca of Las Vegas and won't have much of an opportunity to try anything truly rich and opulent anytime soon—although, who knows? I might get lucky at the Perfumania that's an hour away.

Voile d'Ambre does seem a tad sweet for my tastes, but not the food-y sweetness that I really find unappealing in other scents. Nor do I find it too spicy (as in my disastrous experiences with Chanel Coco, which I nonetheless still plan to revisit). When the weather gets colder, I hope this will turn out to be something I can wear and enjoy daily (without offending my coworkers).

I've gone through two samples bottles (love those YR 2-for-1 specials) and am impatiently awaiting a full-sized bottle (YR's shipping is so slow!). Hopefully, this will turn out to be an affordable staple in my tiny perfume wardrobe.

Sep
19
2009
Nausicaä
Nausicaä

This is a nice 'warm' scent, spicy but not too ovewhelming or strong, at least not after a while. In the beginning it was a tad strong, but I did put on a lot (had to pour from a mini bottle). However the 'strongness' fades away after a not too long time.
Voile d'Ambre is also very long lasting. I put it on about 7 hours ago and I can still smell it on my wrist(after many handwashes and a shower).

I think this is a perfume that fits everyone from 20 to 120, and it is something I would wear to special occasions as well as a more serious everyday scent.

Jul
11
2009
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

Eventually I could test Voile d'Ambre in one of the left store in a shopping mall! I had high expectations about this... I really expected an enveloping scarf of raw but sweet amber... too high expectations! Voile d'Ambre is a very pleasant ambery scent with a good staying power, poor sillage and a lovely smell altogether, quite monodimensional, reminiscent of my beloved L'Eau d'Ambre, something I would wear very easily and enjoy it, still not HG!
Strangely enough the note pyramid on the bottle showed no amber! I thought it a mistake in Fragrantica site!
Well, it smells like amber or anything we think amber is.
This could be worn alone or as a lovely base for light florals. I think it matches well with YR Rose Absolu.
Price for EdP is not so cheap! When I'll finish my L'Eau d'ambre I will probably buy this one.

May
18
2009
Miss_Nightingale
Miss_Nightingale

Well I don't mind admitting I am a HUGE fan of this, and yet have been [usually] disappointed with most Yves Rocher fragrances. Voile d'Ambre, for me, is an amazing perfume for the money. In a blind test, you could have told me this cost 3 times the actual price and I wouldn't have blinked.

The mandarin leaf and cardamom really stand out in the top notes and stop this being a dusty, fusty sort of amber with a one-note hit which induces nothing more than ennui. A lovely, warm and inviting drydown with a dark vanilla & sandalwood ending that just lasts and lasts.

I can honestly say I have never had more complimets from men than when wearing this one. Last year, when I wore this quite a lot, I was stopped 3 times in one day alone by men asking what lovely perfume I was wearing, or simply commenting "Mmmmm, you smell gorgeous!"

I fell out of love with it a little, through overuse I think. However, I have recently re-purchased a bottle and am very glad I did. At first I thought I'd made a mistake, but after a few minutes I felt like I was being welcomed back into the arms of a first love.

Mar
14
2009
Cris_Venesza
Cris_Venesza

I like this perfume and u can smell this many, many hours ... sweet but adorable , with a lot of power ...on my skin is great makes u feel good and calm

Mar
14
2009
tessture
tessture

On me, this goes on sweet and soft like Hanae Mori, but it ends up mostly sandalwood and patchouli with little else. Last gasp is sharp twangy wood with no amber to speak of.It crawled right up my nose. I ended up scrubbing it off. There are far better orientals than this. Better Ambers, too.

Jan
07
2009
katyas
katyas

I haven't decided if I like this one or not yet ... I was expecting - what with the name and all - that this would smell like amber, but it doesn't. Not to me - not in the bottle, and not on my skin. It is a sort of "non" scent - it just doesn't have any "oomph," which is what I expect from a perfume like this. Maybe I'll change my mind - but at this point, I'm ambivalent.

Dec
12
2008
Juliette has a gun
Juliette has a gun

Not bad at all, given the bargain price and the trend for "amber perfumes".
Not the work of a genius, but pleasant and long-lasting. So much better than other "Amber" fragrances which are more expensive and tell the same story for twice the price!

Nov
25
2008
rieuse
rieuse

I like Voile D'Ambre and I don't find it heavy at all. I think even young girls may use this scent. You shouldn't bathe in it, for sure, because it might be a lil strong at first but when the top notes go away you're surrounded by a wonderful smell. It was an award winning fragrance in 2007.

Oct
17
2008
Kasku
Kasku

I tried on a sample...I imagined it to be mature and too serious. It acctually had a sweet and fun note. It stays on for a long time. It's not for me though.

Oct
15
2008
AmilkA
AmilkA

to tell the truth, this one is the best of best perfumes I have ever had :) especially for winter... strong, outstanding, but warm and cosy.

Oct
03
2008
liat
liat

Couldn't make it to the end... It was so strong I just had to go wash it off. It was way way too loud.

Sep
22
2008
Carmel
Carmel

Smells beautiful but isn't for me, I dont' do well with orientals. If I did I would wear this I have liked it on other people.

Sep
03
2008
Allegra
Allegra

Like rebella wrote, it is a real 'knockout' perfume (very strong by first impression). But it kind of settles down after a couple of hours to a pleasant and sophisticated scent. In my opinion this is a fragrance for strong women who want to be noticed.

Aug
17
2008
fluturashroz
fluturashroz

It's the first oriental perfume that I actually like.

Aug
17
2008
rebella
rebella

It is very, very strong in the beginning. But after about an hour or two the basenot is very pleasant. It stays on very long, so when I use it I put it on at least a cupple of hour before I intend it to work (like for an party). I think a shy girl/women (or a man) could be knocked out by this perfume, use with caution.

Feb
15
2008

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