“The original Youth Dew was very concentrated because it was conceived as a bath oil,” said Ford, referring to the 30 percent oil concentration. “[For Amber Nude] we cut the concentration of the fragrance in half, then went back in and added magnolia and ginger to give the top notes more sparkle. We retained the vetiver and sandalwood [in the drydown]. We wanted people to smell it and say, ‘Wow, Youth Dew — that smells amazing,’ not like a different fragrance.”
Amber Nude’s top notes also include fresh tea, grapefruit and a bare skin accord; while the heart adds textured black rose to the original creation’s red carnations, jasmine and ylang-ylang. The drydown retains Youth Dew’s patchouli notes, and adds amber, vetiver and a dark chocolate note that replaces the original vanilla in the finish.
The lineup will include an Eau de Parfum spray ($65 for 2.5 oz), a solid perfume ($150) and an atomizer purse spray in Parfum ($225). (via Women’s World Daily) Update: see a non-review of Youth Dew Amber Nude, but only if you’re really bored.