Amarige is another in a powerful line of perfumes from Givenchy. Ysatis is still my favorite, but Amarige can be an interesting addition to your perfume collection. A unique blend of floral, fruit, and woody scents, there are several layers to this perfume--how it smells in the bottle, when you first apply it, and the lingering musky notes several hours later all reflect the different shades of ingredients.
Blended together in Amarige are: Neroli, Rosewood, Violet Leaves, Citrus Notes, Gardenia, Mimosa, Melon, Peach, Plum, Cashmereon Wood, Tonka Bean, and Vanilla. All perfume scents are subjective, but I think this is one of the more complicated ones. I find I enjoy Amarige on some days more than others. I have, however, received many compliments when wearing this perfume. The warmer bean and vanilla scents tend to be something that men especially appreciate.
At $45 an ounce, it's fairly reasonable amongst designer perfumes. The scent is strong and only requires a spritz or two to last several hours. The bottle can easily last a year, with regular use. This makes it a better value than less expensive perfumes that you have to keep reapplying throughout the day.
The Amarige bottle is also an attractive addition to your vanity or dresser. The clear and gold flame design was inspired by a blouse Givenchy once designed for a favorite style model, Bettina Graziella.
I recommend visiting a perfume counter and testing this one before you buy it. Some may find the scent a bit too rich and woody. If it's not your style, ask to try one of the other Givenchy perfumes. You'll be sure to find something attractive to your senses.