On smell alone, thumbs up. The projection isn't big enough for me but could be a winner for others as it should be excellent for work or close quarters.
After the fruity, fresh opening that lasts for 5-10 minutes, this calms down fast into a skin scent. Drydown lasts for hours, maybe 6-7 hours.
Of all the fragrances I've tried, this is the only fragrance that I could recognize and agree with the notes listed, all the way throughout the drydown progression. It really does go from fruity to floral violet and then leather/whiskey. By the end, it all combines to have almost a tea-like smell.
Really nice scent!
Starts out smelling almost exactly like Hugo Boss Bottled #6, with the apple and orange note in the head. Over time, the fragrance gives way to a spicy, warm heart of the lavender touched by the unconventional whiskey base note. Leather is not very noticeable initially, but soon slips in casually and unoffensively.
Baldessarini Ambré is a nice citrus-amber scent that was quite pleasant to explore; as a huge Boss Bottled #6 fan, I can deem this a sort of flanker of that wonderful fragrance.
Of marriages made in focus groups, the combination of metrosexual sweet fruit with grey-flecked daddy-o tobacco must be one. The juicy stuff ticking the yoof box while the leather-tobacco base providing reassurance to any thus imperilled masculinity.
Ambré’s fruity opening is half apple half raspberry but executed in that typical fruit pulp style of so many overly synthetic creations that the main aspect it displays is of unsticky hygiene. The contrasting notes are more interesting – a leathery tobacco, slightly smoky, somewhat spicy, shorthand signifier of ‘solid gent’ in mainstream perfumery, bolstered by a sympathetic amber accord (the notes mention labdanum). Ambré straddles its two worlds quite successfully and is designed to appeal to a wide range of blokes depressing those sprays in perfume shops.
But it’s the mushiness of its execution that lets it down – it smells super synthetic and muddled after just a minute or two, and that suave base suddenly turns beige.
Yup, this is another one of those reviews, the kind where the wearer of the scent thinks it's nice but something about it just keeps you from loving it!
It may be the obvious apple note, I mean.........c'mon, apple just does not seem like a sophisticated, sexy or serious note. Does that make any sense?
Seems like it has good longevity and the scent seems to extend outward but does not choke out those close to you.
Amber is strong with leather keeping itself in the background. Nice for cooler weather and night and day.
A true gentleman's fragrance.AMBRE BALDESSARINI is a connection of classic style and modern flare,an intriguing median between the two.It smells way better than i would have expected. It is not for the young guy that is out on the prowl,but a mature gentleman that is out for a nice stretch of the unregular. Warm yet fresh,sweet yet virile,modern but with an upscale traditional feel.in other words: Sensuous,Masculine,Leathery, Oriental,Chic and Lovely.
The fresh top notes of red apple and mandarin orange are not strong at all.then it fades on a leathery notes and these soothed with earthy notes of vanilla,oak and especially amber that result is a scent that you get a lot of female compliments because it is masculine yet subtle and it is just relly a nice smell for anyone to enjoy because it is not overpowering but always present. This EDT is great after a workout or for those who work in a professional environment.a must have for me if it was something more strong and deep.
Longevity?Above Average on my skin.