Ambra manages to whisk amber away from the sedate and into a voluptuary, contemporary, androgynous realm. From the onset, this extrait de parfum enters with billowing waft of sweet, creamy vanilla, lifted up by a peppery-fresh duo of bergamot and geranium. It is fluffy, almost airy — but there is a darkness around the edges, discreetly smoldering with patchouli and incense. The Peruvian balsam then glides in, a veritable amber, yet a shape-shifter. Wrapped in the seductive energy of Jeroboam’s enigmatic musks, with hints of smoke, this is an amber on the brink of gourmand. Ambra is a testament to perfumer Vanina Muracciole’s originality and creativity – to take on a well-known olfactory family and give it the distinct “Jeroboam” treatment. In other words, modern, daring and sensual.