I just got a decent sized sample of Ambre Canelle from bbobkc, and I will test it out and re-post my thoughts.
Yes, you're right zz - Bond No. 9 scents MUST be tested on the skin, they're a tricky bunch. I really am intrigued by Silver Factory, even though I dislike the BN9 line. But now that you're comparing it to AC, I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. And your gf's 'Youth Dew' comment? WTF?
I will also say that Jo Malone's Amber and Lavender completely wowed me in October - when I wore it on the first Saturday of October when we were all wearing AMBER'S on the Women's board and it really kinda snuck up on me. I didn't think I would like it from the initial top notes but then it transitioned into exactly what you described - a fougere scent that kind of sparkled. I think Matt (tvlampboy) hit the nail on the head when he said it smells similar to Neutrogena Rain Bath shower gel. In a good way. One of Jo Malone's sleeper scents IMO. BTW - did you smell the new Jo Malone White Jasmine & Mint?