Rive d'Ambre (2013)
    by Tom Ford

    • Launched: 2013
    • Type: Shared / Unisex / Unspecified
    • Availability: In Production
    • Perfumer: Unknown - Let us know
    • Bottle Designer: Unknown - Let us know

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    Parpmeister's avatar

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    Blind buy and blind review.

    Haven't a clue what the claimed notes are.

    I get a really nice soft Orangey (non citrus blast) opening and soft amber.
    Uncomplicated. Great to wear comforting, uplifting, sort of motivating .

    It feels bang up to date, but somehow reminds me of being a kid in the 70's-80's.
    Dunno how, but it does.

    09 November, 2013

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    It's all About the Bergamot

    This opens with a very good bergamot top note which dies down to a subtle bergamot skin-scent and then... nothing.

    How Tom Ford can justify charging such a high price for this kind of thing is beyond me. I admit that the bergamot is extremely well done but the fragrance as a whole is so one-dimensional and short-lived that it amounts to little more than a luxury version of Boss Orange.

    Another disappointment from the Private Blend line which really needs to return to the early promise of Tobacco Vanille, Amber Absolute and Oud Wood et al if it to retain any credibility.

    Pros: Very good bergamot note.
    Cons: One-dimensional and short-lived."

    20th October, 2013

    CaliDude's avatar
    United States United States

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    Natural smelling citrus scent.

    Let me start by saying that Rive d'Ambre is probably my favorite Tom Ford release of the past few years. However, that's not saying much when there have been so many duds released. Upon application, I get a burst of natural citrus notes reminiscent of a freshly cut orange or tangerine. However, within a matter of a couple hours, the scent is gone. Even when I do smell it, it projects very poorly.

    Rive d'Ambre smells very similar to Frederic Malle Bigarade Concentree. I much prefer the Malle.

    Pros: Smells of natural oranges
    Cons: Fleeting. Poor projection & longevity."

    07 October, 2013

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    Jack Hunter
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

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    A Poor Effort

    It opens with a slight minty citrus freshness with a touch of amber and floral musk. It's very light and non descript and does not last. A poor effort.

    05 August, 2013

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    United States United States

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    Love it...stuck with me and had be constantly smelling my wrist.

    May not be everyone and some may think it lacks but I thoroughly enjoy it and think it is unique enough to warrant a place on my shelf.

    Pros: Unique brightness.
    Cons: Stayed close to my skin."

    05 August, 2013

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    A one-trick citrus pony with little reason to exist.

    A straight forward, clean citrus scent. It opens bright with natural smelling and invigorating orange that's spiced with a touch of ginger. There's a slight white floral / blossom note that begins to peek through, but oddly, there's very little in the way of amber. Whereas the similar Neroli Portofino was literally carried by the amber base, here everything's been thinned out to showcase the citrus alone. The amber's there, but it's only playing a structural role. And when the head notes vanish (10 minutes or so in), what remains is a generic floral musk with absolutely nothing new to offer.

    This isn't a bad fragrance, but it has absolutely no reason to exist.

    Pros: Bright, naturalistic citrus opening.
    Cons: Offers nothing new and nothing of value. "

    20th July, 2013

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