Indie natural line Aftelier has launched Amber Tapestry, a new oriental fragrance.
Amber Tapestry is an Oriental Amber perfume evocative of vintage perfumes where the various amber facets are woven together like a golden tapestry. Shot through with other textures and colors, it wraps around you like sumptuous warm cashmere.
[...] Amber Tapestry is based on a seamless and complete weaving together of jasmine and labdanum. I was after a particular jasmine aroma and a particular amber aroma that would lock together, and knew I would have to create that myself. I interlaced the various essences together to create my own dream of an amber base with labdanum and ambreine as the inherent structure; threading through it coumarin for soft powder, maltol for sweetness, and benzoin for rich texture. Meanwhile, shimmering ambergris embroiders a luminousness sheer texture and castoreum lends a touch of leather. I love combining Jasmine grandiflorum and Jasmine sambac because together they create an entirely new and richly layered jasmine. I feathered out the edges of jasmine with a bit of pear for fruitiness, and cinnamon for warm spice. I kept the top very simple with the freshness of yellow mandarin -- the most floral of all the citruses – and dusted it with soft heliotropin.
Aftelier Amber Tapestry is available in 30 ml Eau de Parfum ($180), or in 2 ($50) or 8 ($180) ml Parfum. Samples are also sold.
(via press release)