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    Quote Originally Posted by SoGent View Post
    All those suggested thus far are excellent examples, I will add :

    - MPG Ambra Nepal
    - Bond 9 Success is a Job in NYC
    - Armani Amber Soie
    - Profumum Ambre Aurea & Fiore d'Ambra
    I second the Profumums and also Ambre del Nepal by il Profumo di Firenze. MPG Ambre Precieux is wonderful too . Blue Amber by Montale is nice but gets a little cloying after a while. Ava Luxe does some nice ambers - probably in perfume oil form now .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asha View Post
    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.
    Absolutely... I love the amber in Shalimar. Excellent way to get your amber fix, and it won't break your wallet either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    Blue Amber, Ambre 114 and Ambra Aurea get my vote.

    I "second" these three. They really are, without a doubt, the "creme de la creme" of amber frags ! ...

    (Though I must admit that I've also found myself becoming really fond of TF's "Amber Absolute" lately ! ... And it lasts on me forever !)

    If I could only choose one though ... It would probably be "Ambre 114". ... It is ever so slightly a little "more masculine", and also slightly less sweet.

    But they are all gorgeous ! ... "Ambers" are definitely my fave fragrance "type" !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticknot View Post
    I second the . . . . and also Ambre del Nepal by il Profumo di Firenze.
    Guess I screwed that up huh ? Thanks for the redirection.

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    Default Re: Amber dominated fragrances

    My two favorite ambers are Ambre 114 and Ambre Russe. They could not be more different. Ambre 114 is a refined, dry, smoothly herbal amber, like a superior version of Ambre Sultan ( and without that play-dough note ). Ambre Russe is rich, sweet, gourmand, boozy, and animalic; quite complex, and a bit over the top.

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    Default Re: Amber dominated fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    My two favorite ambers are Ambre 114 and Ambre Russe. They could not be more different. Ambre 114 is a refined, dry, smoothly herbal amber, like a superior version of Ambre Sultan ( and without that play-dough note ). Ambre Russe is rich, sweet, gourmand, boozy, and animalic; quite complex, and a bit over the top.
    Oh yes it is! I'm not one for much in the way of animalic notes in my frags, and upon testing Ambre Russe I was completely blindsided by it. You should have seen my face, I was for some reason or another expecting this smooth, boozy, sweet amber. I apply it and wait a few seconds before sticking my nose in my wrist, and WHOAH!!! I must have looked like I saw a ghost! For those that think a boozy, animalic amber sounds good, definitely give it a try.
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    Yes I forgot Ambre Russe - wonderful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohhmygod View Post
    Lucky theres a L'Occitane close to my uni. i'll check it out 2mr
    OMG - I think you'll find L'Occitane discontinted the amber quite some time ago. Good luck tho.


    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?
    With respect:

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Rudi View Post
    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
    Now, I don't actually think any of the designers can go toe to toe with the niches; however ...

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    Default What's Your Best Amber Scent?

    I have a desire to explore amber scents and I only have L'air du désert marocain to go by. I hear a lot about Ambre Sultan and I'm intrigued by Tom Fords Amber Absolute. Whats your best amber scent?

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    Default Re: What's Your Best Amber Scent?

    My top 3 (in order of current preference):

    L'Ombre Fauve - musk amber
    Ambre Russe - booze amber
    Ambre Sultan - spice amber

    I really love ambers!
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    What did happened for Avatars !!!!!!

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    Default Re: What's Your Best Amber Scent?

    Ambre Russe

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    Another vote for Ambre Russe. Heavenly, heavenly stuff. I'm also very, very fond of SL's Ambre Sultan, though. Amber's one of my favorite notes. So rich and deep and lovely...

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    I love both SL Amber Sultan and TF Amber Absolute .... Tom Ford wins it for me tho

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    Default Re: What's Your Best Amber Scent?

    very easy decision, Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche

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    Default Re: What's Your Best Amber Scent?

    Black XS, MPG's Ambre Precieux and Ed Hardy Man.

    I've also got L'Artisan's Ambre Extreme, which I find a bit too feminine for the first half hour or so.
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    I love ambers, here are my favorites in order of preference:

    Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114 (Holy grail amber for me!)
    Montale Blue Amber
    Tom Ford Amber Absolute
    Serge Lutens Amber Sultan

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    Default Re: What's Your Best Amber Scent?

    Ambre Russe, by far, but Ambre 114 is a close second, and the two are polar opposites within their genre.

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    Ambre 114 or Ambre Precieux for softer amber. Profumum's Ambra Aurea for a more forceful Amber. But Ambre Russe, Ambre Sultan, and Amber Absolute are al worthy.

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    Default Re: What's Your Best Amber Scent?

    Ambre Fetiche is my current favorite. I like Ambre Sultan a lot as well. Ambre Precieux made a good first impression, but I need to sample more.

    I really want to do an exhaustive testing of amber-centered fragrances!
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    Default Re: What's Your Best Amber Scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    My top 3 (in order of current preference):

    L'Ombre Fauve - musk amber
    Ambre Russe - booze amber
    Ambre Sultan - spice amber

    I really love ambers!
    Yet to smell the first two above as well as Ambre 114 so, for now, Tom Ford Amber Absolute.
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    Default Re: What's Your Best Amber Scent?

    Ambre Sultan

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    Default Re: What's Your Best Amber Scent?

    The Sultan
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    Default Re: What's Your Best Amber Scent?

    Another vote for the boozy Ambre Russe by Parfum d'Empire.
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    Bois1920 Vetiver Ambrato.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Ambre Russe
    isn't that a feminine fragrance?

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    Ambre 114 is my favorite amber by far, followed by MPG Ambre Precieux. Ava Luxe's Ambra Tibet is worth seeking out, it is a dry spicy amber.
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    Default Re: What's Your Best Amber Scent?

    Ambre Sultan..Serge Lutens. Rich, dry Amber blended with sandalwood,patchouli,coriander,and spices to perfection.
    Blue Amber..Montale is right on It's heel's.
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    Default Re: What's Your Best Amber Scent?

    I love the anise note in Armani Privé Ambre Soie.

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    Default Re: What's Your Best Amber Scent?

    Ambre Sultan is sort king of the ambers I think.

    Very nice.

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