Pierre Balmain, which interestingly Osmoz categorizes as an "alternative brand" - this made us do a double-take as cultural habits are hard to die but it is justified in economic terms - will launch a new perfume at the end of March simply entitled Ambre Gris.
The mystique of ambergris is one of the most alluring in perfumery. It is also interesting to see that Balmain could not care less for the conventional seasonal divide between fresh and light for spring and summer and deeply textured for fall and winter......
It is described as a "beautiful woody oriental for women". The perfume is soft and spicy.
Notes include: myrrh, cinnamon, pink peppercorn, benzoin, immortelle, a dash of tuberose in the heart, and a light animalic base with the ambergris. Its floral character is said to have been kept very understated. It is akin to a masculine woody fougère and could therefore be easily worn by men.
The eau de parfum will retail for 44 € for 40 ml and 64 € for 75 ml.