Crystal d'Ambre, Keiko Mecheri
Keiko Mecheri's Crystal d'Ambre - Aaaaaahhhhhh. This is precisely what everyone we know says upon first whiff of this gem. It's uncanny.
If you're at all familiar with Ms. Mecheri's work, it should come as no surprise that her rendering of the elusive amber is one for the ages. We know sooooo many lovely ambers that are really only terrific in their drydowns...prior to that stage they're just too...much. Such is not the case here.
This amber is just as sweet as it needs to be, and it's just as sexy as it needs to be...it will evoke Paris in the 20s and the interior of a Packard Phaeton in 1936...while it easily conjures up memory and fantasy, it also quite magnificently manages to be that one bottle that you will reach for time and time again. Particularly when an "important" scent is what the occasion warrants.
NOTES: Benzoin, Labdanum, Suede, Pink Peppercorn, White Sandalwood, Vanilla, Musk