The opening blast of Ambro is a spicy-cool affair That smells like a toned down Le Male with a dash of Cool Water. Aspects of the latter begin to dominate in the journey toward the heart, (which is good because I am not fond of Le Male) and after a small time Ambro smells less like the Gaultier take on vanilla/lavender and more like the later Ghost Man, which is still my favorite scent of this style by a long stretch. At this stage the fragrance remains in its pleasant and evenly humming sweet patchouli state for a surprisingly long time and I begin to miss the richness of the first impression. The mint in this one is certainly tenacious, though. As Ambro dries down to a soft, woody nothing it merits another comparison - without the accent tones of lavender, cumin, and cardamom to support the melody this song it sings is that of Cartier's Roadster.
While this seems like a derivative and uninspired fragrance it is actually a fun ride. It hits a lot of notes without coming off as confusing and the quality is quite good for the price, even if the budget seems to run dry toward the end. If you enjoy any of the aforementioned fragrances Ambro is a pretty safe buy, especially since it's still super cheap online.
Not great, but not bad at all.
20th May, 2014 (last edited: 19th May, 2014)
Amber, Mint, bergamot, neroli - fresh amber! A rarity of delicious richness in the opening blast, whilst never heavy. The drydown adds cinnamon for warmth, and a classic lavender, with patchouli gradually increasing its rôle. Tonka is the harbinger of the base after the first seven hours, where sandalwood and musk and a lovely moss note create a white, powdery barbershop scent, just enough moss and chypre sharpness to give it a gently edgy feel. Very good silage and projection, with a sensational total longevity of fifteen hours. A superb take on amber - great in autumn.
Opens up brisk and cooling and settles into a lightly spicy vanilla. Yes, to me it's like Le Male at the end. The lavender is not so harsh and the sweetness is bottomed out by a good dose of woods and a very pleasant hint of patchouli. I kept getting flashes of a combination of A*Men + Le Male but in very, very quieted tones. Specifically, the tones that I like A*Men and Le Male for, herbal woods and sweetness respectfully. This is a very nice, refined (meaning light for its olfactory family) woodsy oriental.
Stylish and masculine, raw and seductive ambery notes exhaling a solid, magnetic, energetic image of manhhod. Affordable too and knowing it was discontinued, i just missed a great buy.
Ruslan hit it on the head with the comparison,but it does have it's own identity. A spicy ,peppery ,dry bite in this baby.
Two words - mint and amber. Another two words - Le Male. Ambro smells almost identical to Le Male, but it's less vivid, a bit muted, more introverted scent. Refined and classy. Check it out - you may discover a gem.