30 Days of Scent – Day Eleven – Amber Blush by Bath & Body Works   Leave a comment

Today, I wore Amber Blush eau de toilette by Bath & Body Works.  It’s a 7mL spray bottle gifted to me by a friend.

(Yes, I chose a B&BW scent for today.  I did it for two reasons, really.  First, I taught swimming lessons all morning and was exhausted when I got home and that was when I scented myself.  Second, for some reason Amber Blush felt appropriate with the weather of the day, which was warm but not humid.)

Fragrantica.com lists the main accords as sweet, fruity, amber, powdery, citrus, and vanilla.  It’s description reads:

“Amber Blush by Bath and Body Works is a Floral Fruity Gourmand fragrance for women. This is a new fragrance. Amber Blush was launched in 2013. Top notes are bergamot, mandarin orange, raspberry and champagne; middle notes are jasmine, gardenia, star anise, apricot and magnolia; base notes are vanilla, suede, crystal amber, sandalwood and musk.”

For anyone who thinks that a B&BW scent cannot be complex, the description above should change your mind – Amber Blush is all of the things listed.  It’s fruit without being overripe, champagne bubbles, and crystal amber.  It leaves a lovely vanilla-esque after-scent (is there such a thing as after-scent?  It probably has a real term that I don’t know.) and while it isn’t overpowering, it does have staying power.

I’ve not really made up my mind whether I love this scent or hate it – there’s an emotion it evokes, but I can”t quite pin it down.  On my skin, the citrus is downplayed and the raspberry notes really come forward, along with the amber (expected, with the name) and the sandalwood.  I think it is the sandalwood that surprises me about it and sandalwood mixed with raspberry actually works well…but I feel like it shouldn’t.  It perplexes me, which is why I keep wearing it and trying to make up my mind, I think.

 

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