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    Thanks for all the suggestions so far I assume most of these are probably good for cool/cold weather right?

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    Another vote for Ambre Sultan, Ambre Russe and Ambre Fetiche. They may be a little pricier than the average amber scent, but definitely worth a sniff

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    Extra votes for Ambre Sultan, Ambre Fetiche, and L'Eau d'Ambre.

    If these are out of your usual price range, (and you're not up to treating yourself) then you might want to try:

    Prada Amber
    Baldessarini Ambre
    Ambre Russe by Parfum d'Empire
    1881 Amber by Cerruti
    Marc Jacobs Amber Splash
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Rudi View Post
    L'Eau d'Ambre.
    Ah yes! How could I forget. L'Eau d'Ambre! This one is pretty peppery and animalic though.
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    Parfumerie Generale L'Ombre Fauve and Profumum Fiore d'Ambra.


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    I second Baldessarini Ambre as an excellent choice.

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    From the ones I've tried, Ambre Precieux is the standout but it's getting harder to find these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulSC View Post
    Tom Ford - Amber Absolute (one of the best in his line, a very deep and warm amber)
    That's the best amber I have ever smelled. I bought the big giant 250 ml bottle I like it so much. I think there might be real labdanum absolute in it, it certainly smells like there is.

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    Ambre 114 by Histoires de Parfums is definitely one of the best ambers available today. I've found that this wears well in both winter and summer. I would also recommend Ava Luxe's Ambre Tibet, MPG Ambre Precieux, Montale's Blue Amber, PG's L'Ombre Fauve (if you like your amber with a prominent musky note with a touch of incense) and Omnia Ambre (probably the most delicious gourmand amber).
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    I see nothing but artisan ambers mentioned up in here. Are there no designer ambers that can stand toe to toe with the niche houses?

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    Ambre Russe and Blue Amber. My wife hates Sultan she says it stinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AromiErotici View Post
    I see nothing but artisan ambers mentioned up in here. Are there no designer ambers that can stand toe to toe with the niche houses?
    So far none that I have smelled. I have smelled amber in designer fragrances, but I have yet to find one that sets a high quality amber up as the dominant note.

    There is a mass market EDC by Col. Conks called “Amber” that smells pretty good; though, it sets the amber up behind a “soapy clean” accord. It doesn’t have the best longevity either. I believe it is more to be used as an aftershave than an all day fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AromiErotici View Post
    I see nothing but artisan ambers mentioned up in here. Are there no designer ambers that can stand toe to toe with the niche houses?
    Unfortunately, amber is one of the few scent types where there really is a huge difference between the designer and niche offerings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surreality View Post
    Unfortunately, amber is one of the few scent types where there really is a huge difference between the designer and niche offerings.
    That's my experience, too. In fact, the very few designer ambers I've encountered really don't resemble what "amber" is on the niche market, tending to smell mostly very soft and vanillic to my nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surreality View Post
    Unfortunately, amber is one of the few scent types where there really is a huge difference between the designer and niche offerings.
    Yea......I hope my post didn't sound like I was defending designer ambers. I wasn't.....the question was straight up legitimate.

    It sounds like niche ambers stand quite taller than their designer counterparts and the designer scents that I like utilizing amber are amber orientals.

    I may have to sample some niche amber frags since winter isn't that far off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AromiErotici View Post
    Yea......I hope my post didn't sound like I was defending designer ambers. I wasn't.....the question was straight up legitimate.

    It sounds like niche ambers stand quite taller than their designer counterparts and the designer scents that I like utilizing amber are amber orientals.

    I may have to sample some niche amber frags since winter isn't that far off.
    Aromi, in my experience I've found that designers often use amber as a fixative in the basenotes of frags and are reluctant to let the amber be the star player. I had never, before finding basenotes, came upon a fragrance that is solely an amber fragrance. This discussion actually shows exactly why some may favor niche over designer, there is less restriction based upon sales and perfumers are allowed to explore notes more individualistically. Like many have noted above there are some fabulous amber frags available in the niche world. I, myself, am not a fan of amber, I find it too resinous for my liking, but if I had to pick a favorite it would definitely be Amber Sultan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Aromi, in my experience I've found that designers often use amber as a fixative in the basenotes of frags and are reluctant to let the amber be the star player. I had never, before finding basenotes, came upon a fragrance that is solely an amber fragrance. This discussion actually shows exactly why some may favor niche over designer, there is less restriction based upon sales and perfumers are allowed to explore notes more individualistically. Like many have noted above there are some fabulous amber frags available in the niche world. I, myself, am not a fan of amber, I find it too resinous for my liking, but if I had to pick a favorite it would definitely be Amber Sultan.
    Yes.....that makes perfect sense to me. I have sampled SOME niche ambers like AS along with a few others and found them all to be different, but very well done. Since I haven't sampled enough of them to want a bottle for myself, I think I shall get some samples very soon of not only niche ambers, but patchouli also.

    Thanks for the explanation bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AromiErotici View Post
    I may have to sample some niche amber frags since winter isn't that far off.
    Me too! Now that I have some names to look out for

    It's a shame for Blue Amber's price tag.. I've never seen a cologne without any negative reviews

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    For something non-niche, I would highly recommend trying Kiehl's Amber Essence Oil - it comes in a roll-on for $25.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    For something non-niche, I would highly recommend trying Kiehl's Amber Essence Oil - it comes in a roll-on for $25.
    The Kiehl's is not half bad, and worth a try. Prada Amer was also mentioned as a cheaper alternative, and it's not bad.

    The problem with most cheaper amber fragrances, in my experience, is that they substitute a lot of powdery vanilla notes and lose a lot of the deeper, spicier amber that you find in better versions.

    edit: Let me add that one of my favorite amber fragrances is really inexpensive, but I had totally forgotten about it as I wrote this. Its a blend of oils called "Dragon Amber" at this local place called Escential. Sandalwood, Amber, and a touch of patchouli. I recommend the 1/3oz roller ball. The stuff is VERY strong in the oil version. Worth a try for amber fans.

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    Amber Absolute is the best amber fragrance that I've tried. It's just beautiful.
    There is some vanilla in the drydown but I am not sure if I'd call that as a problem since I think it supports the fragrance really well.

    I must admit that I haven't tried MPG Amber Precieux though

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    L'occitane Amber is a good choice. It's cheap and one of the best L'occitane scents.

    My favorite amber - Tom Ford Amber absolute
    The one which I don't like - L'artisan Ambre extreme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AromiErotici View Post
    I see nothing but artisan ambers mentioned up in here. Are there no designer ambers that can stand toe to toe with the niche houses?

    L' Occitane Ambre

    Better than some of the niche ambers in my opinion
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
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    highly recommended -

    1. Annick Goutal Ambre Fetische - dark incense amber
    2. Profumum Ambra Aurea - pure amber and ambergris
    3. Farmacia Annunziata Ambra Nera - a northern woods amber
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lian View Post
    L' Occitane Ambre

    Better than some of the niche ambers in my opinion
    I have never tried this one. Sounds good.

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    L' Occitane Ambre

    Better than some of the niche ambers in my opinion
    Lucky theres a L'Occitane close to my uni. i'll check it out 2mr
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    Would I be wrong in suggesting Opium Pour Homme EDP

    Another vote for Amber Absolute and Amber Sultan

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    Amber accord contains resins, labdanum and vanilla. A very prominent designer fragrance which contains this accord is Guerlain Shalimar. To my nose, Habit Rouge also has this accord, but in slightly different proportions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanwllCorfe View Post
    Me too! Now that I have some names to look out for

    It's a shame for Blue Amber's price tag.. I've never seen a cologne without any negative reviews
    I hate it. Lol. Way to resinous in an oddly medicinal way. Super SUPER sweet and it lasts forever.
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    Blue Amber, Ambre 114 and Ambra Aurea get my vote.

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