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

    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 12:19 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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    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.

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

    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)

  5. #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.
    Currently wearing: Journey Man by Amouage

  6. #216

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    There's other threads here In BN about Amber.
    Currently wearing: Journey Man by Amouage

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

    Ambre Russe is great.
    Rich opulent boozy amber and leather -- 'stereotyped' Russian "excess" to go with vodka and caviar.
    Currently wearing: Pohadka by YS Uzac

  8. #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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  9. #219

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

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

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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!

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

    Amber passion by Laura Mercier, i never smelled any thing like this

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

    My other 2:

    Armani Prive Amber orintal
    Homage

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

    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

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

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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?

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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.

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

    Annick Goutal - Ambre Fétiche
    Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    L'Erbolario - Ambraliquida

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

    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!)

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

    Mine are: L'Ombre Fauve - Amber 114
    and Ambergris Royale from Agarscent Bazaar (white ambergris, opium, iris, dry chocolate & musk)
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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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    Default Re: What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    In order of preference:

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

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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

  28. #238

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

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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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