I've had the real pleasure of trying out two new perfume samples* from Ancienne Ambiance (and, you've probably guessed it, I love them both). You can see my thoughts on perfumes IV, VI and VII here.
The two samples above are from the new EdP range - Colonia IX and Colonia VIII.
The range is niche and produced in limited numbers. They are blended in France in small batches using the finest ingredients. If you buy either of these perfumes you'll receive them full size (100ml - £60). The perfumes are presented in a glass column bottle in a hand crafted luxury gift box. (you can see images of the full size bottles HERE).
Colonia IX* is from the Woody Oriental family and is beautiful. It cocoons and comforts. It has top notes of bergamot, cardamon and lavender with a heart of white flowers and a base of sandalwood, cedarwood, patchouli and white musk.
Use on pulse points - wrist, behind ears, elbow, at the base of the neck, behind knees. You can also spray on your brush before brushing your hair.
I'm also in love with Colonia VIII* which is from the Sweet Woody family. I'm a huge fan of fig scents and this is up there with my favourite from Dipytque. It has sweet fig notes, with greens and wood and is so wearable! Use as above.
Have you tried any scents from Ancienne Ambiance?