Posted 10 March 2004 - 11:49 PM
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Posted 26 June 2004 - 05:57 PM
Wearing: So far (thirty seconds), so good… same as in the bottle, with the smokiness kicked up just a wee bit. It’s very smoky by the time I’m going to bed several hours later - more like woodsmoke from an oven than anything else. I’m not entirely sure I like it, but that might just be my mood at the moment - I'll try it on once more before I decide. At least I know this sort of amber isn’t the thing that goes truly funky on my skin in some of the resiny blends.
Posted 06 August 2004 - 03:00 PM
Very much like Haunted, perhaps a little softer. This is beautiful.
After a While
No change at all. Just lovely. Mellow, warm and comforting.
Gorgeous. Perhaps a little similar to Haunted for a big bottle but I'm certain I'll buy further imps for layering duty. :P
Posted 02 January 2005 - 03:04 AM
Like everyone said, this is incredibly smooth and soft. However, Egyptian Amber has lots of depth, so much so that it is difficult to believe that it is a single note. It is so rich and textured that I feel like biting in it. It is that delicious!
This is not too smokey an amber, a very good thing in my book.
This single note is so beautiful that it is probably the one I will miss the most. Thankfully, Haunted has the same amber note, which means that I will still be able to get my amber fix regularly! :D
Posted 27 January 2005 - 04:38 AM
I love wearing this amber - it is exotic and comforting. It is warming and long lasting. This is the amber that dominates Haunted, so if you are missing this, try out Haunted!
Posted 04 February 2005 - 10:00 PM
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 06:01 PM
In the imp, this smells gorgeous-not heavy, but definitely a lovely rich sweet amber, similar to an amber perfume I have, and similar to one of the notes in Brisingamen.
Wet on skin, it smells pretty much the same, a beautiful rich amber. It's soft, sweet and gentle, but mysterious, golden and slightly smoky.
Dry on skin-yup, this is the dry down of Brisingamen I loved-I'm sure this is also in Queen of Sheba. This is beautiful rich exotic amber. I love this and it has many many layering possibilities. It's not heavy or overpowering like the other amber perfume I have, this is a sensual close to the skin scent.
I love this-but I do wish it were a bit stronger, because it's so beautiful, and I love the way it 'glows' on my skin.
edit: this gets better and better. I am addicted to this beautiful mysterious smell, it's so seductive, rich and mystical. If it wasn't discon'd, I'd buy big bottles of this!
This post has been edited by yeahbutnobut: 07 June 2005 - 09:39 PM
Posted 22 June 2005 - 06:41 PM
Amber, honey, and vanilla are my holy trinity of BPAL oils, and I'm so very glad that I've had the chance to try all three in the single note form.
Posted 04 September 2005 - 08:42 PM
Wet - mmm, there is a pungent smokieness in the bottle. This smells different than I expect, spicier.
Dry - It smells almost musty on my skin. A few minutes later, I get dusty, musty and nearly gone. This is without a doubt one of the ambers I can't wear.
Posted 25 October 2005 - 07:26 PM
On me: Vanishes except for a faintly honey-like sweetness that is rich and exotic.
Posted 22 November 2005 - 12:50 AM
Imp: Decanted, won in Ebay auction.
Sniffing this Egyptian Amber, it smells very much like Musk to me. It is soft and sweet. We used to sell two different types of raw amber in the store I worked at. One was dark and one was light. This is definitely more of the light variety. It is sunny and warm, without being cloying. Very beautiful!
Posted 28 November 2005 - 06:26 PM
Egyptian Amber is one kind of Amber that BPAL utilizes in their blends. Among the different types of ambers used in BPAL blends are: Regular, Tunisian, Black, Grey, Sudanese, Egyptian.
BPAL blends that utilize "Egyptian Amber" single note as an ingredient; "Snake Charmer", "Bastet" and "Hollywood Babylon".
In the bottle
This is a very pale gold blend.
So light and sweet and beautiful. It has this slight spice or incensey quality to it, smooth and gentle though. I had no idea but Egyptian Amber smells somewhat similar to Sandalwood.
This is a perfect scent if you're into incensey blends. I've always been a Sandalwood freak. This Egyptian Amber is so good that it takes the place previously taken by my beloved Sandalwood.
At 30 minutes Egyptian Amber single note retains it's lovely, warm, incensey scent only not as strong.
A bit more than average
It has a warm, golden and lightly spiced incense smell immediately and it stays this way, not morphing at all on my skin.
It lasts (thus far for an hour) a fair amount of time too, it does lose the strength of scent when dry but not a huge amount.
This would be so perfect as a meditation blend, but also I'd love to smell this on me all the time as a regular everyday scent.
God yes. A 10ml, as if.
1-5 rating (5 being best)
This post has been edited by UltraViolet: 28 November 2005 - 09:32 PM
Posted 03 December 2005 - 06:17 AM
15 minutes later, this is a faintly sweet and spicy baby powder scent. It's disappointing and disappears quickly on me. Sad, I so want to love amber. It just never works out that way.
Posted 09 February 2006 - 03:29 AM
on: very light. sweet and almost a bit fruity.
half an hour later: a warm, soft, powdery amber.
1.5 hours later: dusty and sweet.
3 hours later: dusty and honey-like.
overall: lovely, lovely stuff.
Posted 30 June 2006 - 06:13 AM
Funny thing though, when wet, it smelled like nothing. I was wondering for a few minutes if this wasn't the real thing because there was no scent at all. Then it turned nice, then yum! And it took forever to dry. After 15 min, I finally smudged it a little flatter with my pinky and THEN the scent started to come out, but it stayed wet and shiny looking for at least 45 minutes. I guess that's the thick resin thing.
Small tangent: There's a small handful of BPAL single notes that I genuinely think should come back. Not only because they're gorgeous and would stand on their own, but that they'd make good economic sense (because they're POPULAR) for Beth to bring back, even if only shortly and expensively. Before now, my list of those included Honey, Vanilla Bean & Patchouli for sure, and Dark Myrrh and Coconut for probable. (Just because I think Dark Myrrh is an orgasm in a vial doesn't mean I'm quite sure it has the popularity of the others. :P Coconut I don't care for, but it seems to be fairly popular.) Probably a Rose note or three would have enough popularity to carry it as well. And now, Egyptian Amber has totally joined the list of definites: gorgeous and popular. Just trying it out tonight has me *this close* to buying an amber sample pack from another retailer. (Eden Botanicals if you're nosy.)
Okay, that was a large tangent, sorry.
Anyhow: overall, really lovely. Not as much throw as I'd like, but if it were available, I'd certainly buy more to slather with. Or, oh god, to bathe in. *yummmm*
Posted 07 July 2006 - 06:22 PM
Posted 19 October 2006 - 08:36 PM
In Bottle: Sexy sweet amber
On Skin: This is beautiful!!!! I LOVE amber and this scent makes me more than happy! Perfectly resinous with a sweet dark sexy feeling… I want to roll in this all night long… This is the smoothest note I have ever smelled, it just coats my senses perfectly. No surprises, no funk, no change in feel… it is amber at it’s best. I feel like this amber was made for me the way it amps on my skin and screams “smell me now!!!!” Yes, I need gallons of this one as well. Overall it’s a little powdery, slightly incensey, and extremely sexy... a deep golden tone with a dark base. Light to average throw and the wearlength appears to fading pretty quick sadly, I need to slather it.
Posted 18 December 2006 - 01:49 AM
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 03:23 AM
It is sweet and warm, with just a hint of spicy powder.
Many many thanks to the magnificent ifinena for the opportunity to try this little bit of crack in a bottle. I am hooked.
Posted 26 October 2010 - 12:57 PM
Rich, dark, sexy.