Frater Perfumes Feu D'Ambre 100ml Parfum
Plum, Apricot, Red Berries, Honey, Cinnamon, Clove Bud
Carnation, Tuberose, Jasmine, Bulgarian Rose Ylang Ylang, Violet, Lily of the Valley, Hyacinth
Patchouli, Sandalwood, Musk, Orris, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Tolu Balsam, Amber
GENDER: Feminine TYPE: Floral Oriental COLLECTION: Classic
Feu D'Ambre is a radiant fragrance of luscious florals, fruit and warm spices. A classic mellis accord of carnation, patchouli and clove bud joins an erogenous blend of white flowers and rose atop a foundation of tonka bean, vanilla and sheer musks. Sweet tolu balsam and amber lend an oriental harmony to the whole.
Perfumer’s Notes: The scent of a fading empire
Since first reading the work of the little-known English writer Denton Welch, I find myself repeatedly returning to his books. One in particular, the autobiographical Maiden Voyage, describes his childhood in China during its transition from empire to republic. Welch describes “pillars and scarves of dust and sand” amidst “ruined and crumbling turrets and bastions.” His words conjure up a frightening fantasy world from the disintegrating landscape of imperial China as she gasps her dying breaths.
The boy, fascinated by the exotic antiques his father collects, curates his own crude cabinet of curiosities containing chipped porcelain, faded silks and other relics of that place. It is in this sad collection of broken treasures that I drew inspiration for Feu D'Ambre — a fragrant remembrance of things past.
The perfume builds on a base of oriental tuberose and jasmine oil extracted using the ancient method of enfleurage: the laying of thousands of petals on a jaune bed of waxes and fats — a method revived by Frater Perfumes in collaboration with an artisanal small scale producer in Colombia. Aged patchouli and sandalwood anchor the fragrance.
Despite its peering into the past, Feu D'Ambre is a modern perfume with a dazzling amber accord built entirely of radiant molecules recently discovered by French perfume chemists.
Frater Perfumes is a luxury artisanal fragrance house creating rich, unique and exotic scents. They make extraordinary perfumes for extraordinary people. Made in New Zealand.
A grand obsession by founder Jamie Frater. For nearly a decade Frater has built a library of the most prized and exotic fragrance materials. This library and Frater's obsession with classical luxury has guided the creation of this collection of perfumes.