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  1. #181

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    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post

    I did not liked Ambre Sultan at all.

    Also, i need to try Ambre Fetiche and Amber Absolute for the very good recommendations here
    I completely agree about Ambre Sultan, and until today I thought I was the only person who didn't like it. I purchased a FB and ended up getting rid of it after a month (gasp!). AS was just too heavy for me...Tom Ford's Amber Absolute suits me much better. The teak and frankincense accords lend the amber a very dry quality, which is very appealing, yet there's enough vanillin to keep it delicious.

  2. #182

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    I've recently purchased L'Ombre Fauve, Omnia's Ambra and Ambre Precieux, but Amber 114, Fiore d'Ambra, Blue Amber and Alambar by Laboratorio Olfattivo are all bottle worthy as is Ambre Narguille though it's been a couple of years since I smelled it.

  3. #183

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    Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterrenea - this is my reference Amber. It is the best IMO.

    Ambre Sultan

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  4. #184

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Russe has quite a bit of fair play here too.
    True, and some other bottles are appearing now that I've resurrected this thread. I may have crowned it too soon.

  5. #185

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    L'air du desert Marocain
    L'Ombre Fauve
    Ambre Sultan

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    Amber Absolute is mine; much too Amber laden for my tastes though! If you like Amber, this is the one to get IMO.

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    Default Re: What's Your Best Amber Scent?

    Having tried quite a few ambers, my favourites so far are;

    Ambra Aurea by Profumum; strong, raw amber.
    Amber Absolute by Tom Ford; another strong one, with a wisp of incense running through it.
    Ambra Nera by Farmacia SS. Annunziata; a more refined & complex amber.
    Anne Pliska; a complex, feminine amber with an orangey opening.
    Dior Addict; sexy amber!

    l have a few samples waiting to be tried including L'Air du Desert Marocain, Blue Amber & Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea by Profumi del Forte (very excited about this one! ), so this list may of course change.

    And l didn't like Ambre Sultan either; way too herbal for my nose!
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    Ambre Gris Balmain -sweet soft oriental sensual amber -i ordered a set with body lotion yesterday(my top 5 perfumes at the moment)!
    Etro Ambra -my wish scent to get!More harder to find
    and longing to test Black amber (oil perfume) by Michel Bergman -luckyscent sample
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  9. #189

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    Etro's Sandalo (I find most Etro I have sniffed to be built around amber of the soft kind)
    Sables (Annick Goutal) : mostly a strong Immortelle/everlasting flower, dries down to a boozy amber, I love it, one spray type of fragrance.

    Ambre Sultan : addictive (belongs to my sister though, just like Chergui, so can never be mine)
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  10. #190

    Default What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    I am really starting to become interested in amber based scents. Currently I have owned or tried Prada Amber pour homme and LDDM by Tauer. I have very limited experience with this note but I am looking to get an idea of what samples I should give a try. I wasn't a big fan of Prada because I got a weird almost diaper type of synthetic smell from it. I know, it is weird. I really liked LDDM but it was a little loud for me during the opening. Although, it dried down into an amazing scent IMO. I am looking to pick up samples of Ambre Sultan from Serge Lutens and I was looking for some amber suggestions. Not interested in the Creed house because longevity and projection are important to me and every fragrance I have tried from them except for GIT has been an epic fail in those departments, especially for the price. I am also a little leery of Tom Ford even though I adore Tuscan Leather and Tobacco Vanille because of price. I was wondering what your top three are?

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    Default Re: What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    Micallef Royal Amber
    Ambre Precieux
    Aventure

  12. #192

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    1)Prada L'eau Ambree

  13. #193

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    Ambre Precieux - for a more vanillic amber
    Ambre Sultan - For a hard resinous amber
    Amber Absolute - For a strong and incensed amber

  14. #194

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    TF's Amber Absolute and Parfum d'Empire's Ambre Russie are both nice

  15. #195

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    Halston Man Amber
    Ambre Sultan
    Amber Absolute

  16. #196

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    Blue Amber
    Ambre Sultan
    Ambre Russe

    Honorable mentions to Ambra 114 (more benzoin than amber though) and Amber Absolute (pricey )
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  17. #197

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    Ambre Soie from The Giorgio Armani Prive Collection
    New York Amber by Bond No.9
    These two for now!!!
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  18. #198

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    My reference amber: Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea by Profumi del Forte
    Ambre Sultan
    Ambre Precieux

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  19. #199

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    Hermès Hermessence - Ambre Narguilé
    Dior la Collection Couturier Parfumeur - Mitzah
    Tom Ford Private Blends - Amber Absolute

    Those are the ones I love in Autumn and Winter. There is one in addition, that I wear only in Summer, that is Stephanie de St.Aignans gorgeous maritim summer amber Embruns d'Ambre.

  20. #200

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    Ambre Precieux
    Ambre Sultan
    Ambre 114


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  21. #201

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    Just ordered samples of Ambre Precieux, Amber Sultan and even though I don't want to spend the money... Amber Absolute.

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    Default Re: What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    I prefer Ambre Soie; my husband likes Ambre Narguilé.


  23. #203

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Ambre Precieux
    Ambre Sultan
    Ambre 114
    This is a great top three. I might replace 114 with Ambra Aurea, but it would be a close call. The other two are definitely my top two.

  24. #204

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    Halston Man Amber
    Ambre Russe
    Ambre 114

    Are my faves in the genre.
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  25. #205

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    Ambre Sultan - SL
    Amber Absolute - TF
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    Default Re: What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    This week I should get my blind buys of Ambre Sultan, Ambre Narguille, and PG's L'Ombre Fauve (a musky amber). Hopefully they are sufficiently different from each other to warrant owning all of them.

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    Default Re: What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    Ambra Aurea by Profumum; amber in it's most raw & resinous state.
    Amber Absolute; thick, dense amber with a wisp of incense running through it.
    Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea by Profumi del Forte; expensive, but an absolute must-try, this amber is multi-faceted, has lots of character, & extraordinary longevity!

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    Default Re: What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    Etro Ambra, when you want your amber to whisper.
    Ambre Sultan, when you want it to kick some ass.
    Blue Amber, amber with a hint of blue-ness; mad sillage and lasting power.

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    Default Re: What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    Halston Man Amber
    Ambre Sultan
    Amber Absolute
    These three.
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    Default Re: What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aquil View Post
    Ambre Sultan - SL
    Amber Absolute - TF
    and Amber Narguile

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    Ambre 114, for its lovely rose note, and for its ability to evoke an imaginary, perfect barber shop.
    Ambre de Nepal, for it's mix of a classic amber accord with frankincense.
    Ambre Extrême, this is what I think of when I think of the amber accord. Jean Claude Ellena's perfect take on amber.
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 26th October 2011 at 01:19 PM.

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    Default Re: What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    I almost have to have two sets:

    Classic Ambers:

    Ambre Sultan
    Ambre Precieux
    Ambre Narguile

    New Ambers (with amber defined rather loosely, IMO):

    Oriental Lounge
    Prada Amber PH Intense
    New York Amber

    All-Natural Amber: Ares (Lord's Jester)

    I recommend that amberholics give the latter a sampling. After you've been jaded by a lot of normal variations on the amber theme, that one really sticks out just for it's complexity, naturalness, and smooth evolution. Try before you buy, but if you want to see what the all-naturals people are up to - and in a way that makes sense to fans of classical perfumery - that's a good place to start.
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  33. #213

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Ambre Precieux
    Ambre Sultan
    Ambre 114
    These are also my more or less 'straight up' ref ambers. There a few mentioned above I would like to check out.

    Ambre Narguille is lovely. I tried Dior Mitzah the other day and that struck me as worth another look.

  34. #214

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    From my collection:
    Ambre Sultan
    Ambre Precieux
    Ambre Narguile

    That I don't have: =(
    Ambre Soie
    Ambre 114
    Amber Absolute
    Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea by Profumi del Forte (i wanna smell this one)

  35. #215

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    Parfums d' Empyre Amber Russe is fantastic
    And Prada's Amber Intense (or Extreme, can't remember) is good too.
    Amber precioux I think is very good.
    I still want to try Amber Sultan.

  36. #216

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    There's other threads here In BN about Amber.

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    Ambre Russe is great.
    Rich opulent boozy amber and leather -- 'stereotyped' Russian "excess" to go with vodka and caviar.

  38. #218

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    It doesn't have to have amber in the name to be an amber-centric fragrance.

    Anyhow, here are my faves

    Jubilation 25 (women's) - amazing ambergris/amber/labdanum accord here
    APOM Homme - orange blossom/amber
    KL Homme - powdery oriental amber w/ an animalic side

    And some modern neo-ambers that are worth a sniff:
    Prada Amber PH
    Ultraviolet Man by PR
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    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    It doesn't have to have amber in the name to be an amber-centric fragrance.

    Anyhow, here are my faves

    Jubilation 25 (women's) - amazing ambergris/amber/labdanum accord here
    APOM Homme - orange blossom/amber
    KL Homme - powdery oriental amber w/ an animalic side

    And some modern neo-ambers that are worth a sniff:
    Prada Amber PH
    Ultraviolet Man by PR

    Ok so if its not Ambers without Amber in the name:

    Mitzah

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    ^if that's the case, I'll add LDDM

  41. #221

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    Quote Originally Posted by Postumo View Post
    Blue Amber
    Ambre Sultan
    Ambre Russe

    Honorable mentions to Ambra 114 (more benzoin than amber though) and Amber Absolute (pricey )
    This!

  42. #222

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    Ambre Nuit
    Ambre Sultan
    Ambre Fétiche
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    Default Re: What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    My favorite is AmbreGris by Balmain...sweet spicy amber
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    Amber passion by Laura Mercier, i never smelled any thing like this

  45. #225

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    My other 2:

    Armani Prive Amber orintal
    Homage

  46. #226

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    Honestly ... L'Occitance Eau Des Beax Rivals All.
    "Stings the nostrils, in a good way. Im going to be honest with you, that smells like pure gasoline."

    Current Top 5:
    5.) Santa Maria Novella Muschio
    4.) Dior Homme Intense ( Vintage )
    3.) Dior La Collection Privee Ambre Nuit
    2.) Creed Aventus
    1.) Xerjoff Ibitira

  47. #227

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    M Puredistance - amber?woods?tobacco?
    Ambre Narguile, Hermes - yum yum
    Ambre Noir, Sonoma Scent Studio - amber darkness

  48. #228

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    Favorite: Amber Absolute
    Least Fav: Ambre Sultan (i hate that rotten roots)


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    Ps: Loccitane has an amazing room sprayer of Ambar, i dont remember well the name, but i think its called Ambra.
    Anyone know or tried?
    They have a perfume with that smell too?

  49. #229

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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Ambra Aurea by Profumum; amber in it's most raw & resinous state.
    Last year I did a bunch of amber sampling. This was my favorite of them all.

    other favorites:
    - Bois 1920 - Real Patchouli (this to me is really an amber fragrance)
    - Ambre 114
    - Amber Sultan

    My least favorite was Amber Precieux - it has a weird butter note that was distracting.

  50. #230

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    For me:

    Amber Topkapi-MDCI(great frag.) Thanks James
    L'Ombre Fauve-PG(amber and musk done right)
    Amber Sultan

    I have to add Amber 114

    Presently getting to know Blue Amber-quite nice so far.
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    Annick Goutal - Ambre Fétiche
    Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    L'Erbolario - Ambraliquida

  52. #232

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    Give a try to some of the Amber based fragrances of Ava Luxe! Good stuff! I also liked L'Ambre Fetiche and L'Aritisan's L'eau d'Ambre Extreme (note - it is the extreme!)

  53. #233

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    Mine are: L'Ombre Fauve - Amber 114
    and Ambergris Royale from Agarscent Bazaar (white ambergris, opium, iris, dry chocolate & musk)
    Last edited by SoGent; 27th October 2011 at 03:46 AM.

  54. #234

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    It’s impossible for me to pick three. I like equally Ambre 114, Ambre Russe, Blue Amber, Ambre Sultan and Ambre Précieux.
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  55. #235

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    In order of preference:

    1. Ambre fetiche (Annick Goutal): this fragrance is a miracle of perfumery.
    2. Ambre sultan (Serge Lutens)
    3. LDDM (Tauer)

  56. #236

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    Ambre Precieux
    Ambre Sultan
    Amber Absolute

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    Default Re: What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    For amber I must choose Amber Absolute, the price is irrelevant on this one

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    Tom Ford Amber Absolute
    Ambre Sultan Serge Lutens
    L'eau D'Ambre Exreme L'artisan

  59. #239

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    Ambre Nuit by Christian Dior La Collection Privee
    Ambre Narguile by Hermes Hermessence line
    L'air du Desert Marocain by Tauer

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    I find a lot of ambers too loud or sweet. Halston Man Amber is the honourable exception.

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