Jesus Del Pozo was a Spanish fashion designer who was born in Madrid in 1946 and died in 2011. He is a fashion designer and an artisit, he was first fashion designer to receive the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts in 1998. He designed perfumes for men and women but he was more successful in women’s perfumes.
Amber was one of his most successful perfumes along with Arabian nights and was launched in 2010.
The packaging and the design of the bottle
I liked the packaging, I feel a lot of thought went into it and it characterised the scent well.
The bottle was designed beautifully to match the name of the perfume. It was made out of orange/amber glass. Even the shape totally matched the name of the perfume; it was curvy, beautiful and very creative. The cap was just like the flame of a candle or a leaf. You can find a bronze medal the size of 10p hanging on the neck of the bottle with name of the perfume in it.
The notes were carefully chosen; I loved the marriage of sweet and spicy cardamom with tangy tangerine, I also adored the cedar as it gives it depth and intensity.
Top notes are: cardamom, bergamot and tangerine
Middle notes are iris, tea and peony
Base notes are Virginia cedar, sage and amber
The perfume started off with a gentle yet distinctive smell of spices. My first impression was pretty positive, I like it. It was supposed to be spicy but it started with a fresh orange- citrusy smell with a hint sweet subtle scent which was slightly mild spicy, slightly nutty, aromatic and a bit woody. This stage lasted longer than expected. A few hours later, the woody slightly spicy aroma was still there. However, at this stage, there was a nice hint of floral mist. There was a subtle and soft smelling iris accompanied by peony scent which was quite strong. At this point it smelled clean, fresh with spicy oriental notes.
The third and final notes were very exotic, sexy and warm. I could definitely smell the sage with its strong herby aroma along with a nutty and woody smell of cedar. I have to say that, albeit its name, “Amber” it is not a dominant note in this composition
It is a spicy, woody kind of perfume but it wasn’t heavy hence making it very suitable for daywear. As for longevity I have to say it is a very long lasting perfume.
== Prices and availability ==
Jesus Del Pozo Amber is only available as EDT , the sizes available are :
30ml, 50ml and 100ml. You can find it easily online but it’s a bit tricky to find it on high street perfume shops.
The prices are varied between £5.99 for 30ml -£20/50ml and £23/100ml. You can also them with a complementing collection of body spray and body lotion.
Contents: 100 ml / Ambar by Jesus Del Pozo is an oriental floral fragrance for women and was launched in 2010 / The nose behind this fragrance is Marie Salamagne / Top notes are cardamom bergamot and tangerine; heart notes are iris tea and peony and base notes are virginia cedar sage and amber /