Wonderful scent but not unique
Prada's No. 3 Cuir Ambre is a fantastic scent. Don't get me wrong.
But at one sniff, I had smelled this before. Serge Lutens' Cuir Mauresque. Cuir Ambre is far too similar to Cuir Mauresque. And Cuir Mauresque is much cheaper and also good with projection and longevity.
Try both and decide which one you like better. The Lutens are eau de parfums, and are sold in 50 ml and the bell bottle, while the Cuir Ambre is a parfum and is sold in 30 ml.
Cons: Too much like another scent
10th October, 2013 (last edited: 28th March, 2014)
Cuir Ambree is a very sophisticated and luxurious leather full of spices, iris and heliotrope in an animalic background, that i think is castoreum, and uses patchouli and moss to gives a chypre feel to the composition. The scent is very personal and stays close to the skin. The concentration is somewhat in the middle between parfum and edp, but works great when dabbed freely.
Its similar to Cuir Mauresque and Knize Ten but it has its own point of view and lots to say. If you come by in a Prada store, try it!
15th January, 2013 (last edited: 12th February, 2013)
I really tried to like this, but just couldn't! Odd, odd notes of amber and leather mixed in a storm of pepper. Not natural pepper, but a synthetic pepper somewhat like the spray used by organic farmers to control aphids. Longevity is only adequate with breakdown occurring in 2 hours and scent is gone (fortunately) within 4-5 hours. Most certainly not worth the money.
This really reminds me a lot of Tabac Blond.
This is a wonderfully rich leather and amber fragrance. Elegant and luxurious leather, paired with a touch of warmth from the amber (which is dry and non-obtrusive).