Originally Posted by evogel
It now tops the Sultan as my favorite amber.
I second that.
Originally Posted by surreality
I think because it is such a stripped down and powerful amber scent that some may find its barebones ambery-ness to lack the complexity of other ambers. Personally, I really like this aspect of Blue Amber, enough to make it my next purchase.
Originally Posted by Ruggles
Yes, the archetype for amber is, for me at least, sour, resinous, animalic, and also sweet, rich and evocative of the Middle East. It's a base and not really a finished perfume. So it shouldn't have too many top notes, it should just mellow out on one's skin.
That's exactly why I love Blue Amber - it's almost stripped down to its bare essentials, with very few supporting notes. It's also the closest amber fragrance (in smell and quality) to the pure amber oil you can get from, say, Oriscent.
Originally Posted by bront82
I tried it last night, and couldn't get past the chemical tinge that hit my nose ... there's a smoothness that it just seems to be missing. I really wanted to like it too, as I've been in a bit of an amber groove recently.
The exact same thing happened to me, when I first tried it! However, I always found myself going back to it until that chemical tinge became almost unnoticeable. It's definitely more apparent in the opening than the drydown. Go on, give it another chance...
Originally Posted by mikeperez23
I still haven't tried this one. I'm kind of scared it might displace my HG amber scent (Ambre Sultan
). It sounds due to it's linear qualities, that it might smell great on a really hot, sweaty, summer day - no?
Due to its resinous nature, it should be as easy to wear during hot weather as SL's Arabie. I asked Pierre about this and he considers it to be an all-year round scent (he also confessed that Ambre Sultan was once his favourite amber scent).