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    Lightbulb Amber Gris.......got to have it!

    I finally got my bottle of Balmain's Amber Gris today. Bottle with round gold crown is beautiful. The bottle itself is heavy and grey tinted and even the box it comes in is classy. Ok, now for the fragrance: It is wonderful and completely unisex. There are some wonderful reviews online so I shall not bore you with my rendition. What I will say is that for a blind buy based on reviews this juice is a winner. I give it 8.5 out of a possible 10 on my fragrance scale and I am pretty picky.

    I am updating this thread some hours later to report that the dry down is a really marvelous long lasting vanilla, and I do like vanilla with a passion. Forgive my zeal but, it is, in my opinion, straight from Mt. Olympus.

    Dec. 29 update: I liked this frag. so much that I bought another bottle this morning from Perfume.com. as Big Discount was out of stock.
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    Default Re: Amber Gris.......got to have it!

    Wow, no replies but many reads. Am I the only one who has tried Amber Gris? I see it isn't in the fragrance directory.

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    Default Re: Amber Gris.......got to have it!

    I read a review online about a week ago, but not sure where I can test it in NYC it did peak my interest

    Where did you get your bottle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by N_Tesla View Post
    Wow, no replies but many reads. Am I the only one who has tried Amber Gris? I see it isn't in the fragrance directory.
    As I recall, Dimitri is a big fan.Check out his blog for his review. I'm anxious to try it. I've seen it online for $19! In Paris they sell it at Colette!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    As I recall, Dimitri is a big fan.Check out his blog for his review. I'm anxious to try it. I've seen it online for $19! In Paris they sell it at Colette!!
    I think that is where I saw the review

    where did you see it for $19?

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    Default Re: Amber Gris.......got to have it!

    Big Discount had it for $25. or so, but now out. I almost bought two but, was a blind purchase and did not want to take too big a chance. Will aquire one or two more when available.

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    Default Re: Amber Gris.......got to have it!

    It is absolutely delicious. Yes Dimitri has a nice review
    http://sorceryofscent.blogspot.com/2...mbre-gris.html

    and the Scented Salamander
    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scenteds..._perfum_1.html

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    Default Re: Amber Gris.......got to have it!

    Sounds like something to try, definitely. And what a price!

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    I seriously love the bottle. Tesla, I'd be interested to read your review. Somewhere I thought I read a negative on it, so wrote off sampling.

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    they have it in stock for $28

    https://www.parfum1.com/perfume.asp

    are they a reliable company? I never purchased from them before? and thinking of taking a chance and blind buy
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    Default Re: Amber Gris.......got to have it!

    I have never purchased from parfum1. I bought mine from Big Discount but they are now out of stock. The original retail price was supposed to be $150 so after reading the reviews when I saw it available so inexpensively I couldn't resist the blind buy. This blind buy was worth the risk I think.

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    Default Re: Amber Gris.......got to have it!

    Quote Originally Posted by denec View Post
    they have it in stock for $28

    https://www.parfum1.com/perfume.asp

    are they a reliable company? I never purchased from them before? and thinking of taking a chance and blind buy
    I have not had a problem with them. If you are going to order from them, you should take advantage of the 25% off code - valid thru 12/24.
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    Default Re: Amber Gris.......got to have it!

    I just bought it from 99perfumes for $25 + shipping. I can't find it for $19 anymore, but still, it's a deal. That is, if I like it!
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    ok i ordered it blind...came to $31 with the 25% off and shipping i figured for that much it worth a shot worst case can sell or trade here if i dont like it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by denec View Post
    ok i ordered it blind...came to $31 with the 25% off and shipping i figured for that much it worth a shot worst case can sell or trade here if i dont like it..
    It looks like we're in the same boat.

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    Smile Re: Amber Gris.......got to have it!

    I decided that I like this frag. so much that I bought another bottle this morning from Perfume.com and avoided shipping fee so $27 and change out the door. "He who hesitates is lost!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by N_Tesla View Post
    I decided that I like this frag. so much that I bought another bottle this morning from Perfume.com and avoided shipping fee so $27 and change out the door. "He who hesitates is lost!"

    Wow now i really cannot wait to get mine...

    no idea when mine is getting here...probably not till next week with the holiday

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    Smile Re: Amber Gris.......got to have it!

    Hello denec: I got excited about Amber Gris because it is one of the first blind buys that was instant success. I warn you though that it is addicting. Hope you get your bottle soon. Let me know what you think.

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    Mine is scheduled to arrive today via UPS. Report to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N_Tesla View Post
    Hello denec: I got excited about Amber Gris because it is one of the first blind buys that was instant success. I warn you though that it is addicting. Hope you get your bottle soon. Let me know what you think.

    I dont even think mine shipped yet LOL

    parfum i think is slow proccesing i will see where mine is

    one thing i hate about ordering online vs buying in the store

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    well update mine should be here tomorrow supposedly i hope

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    It arrived! First of all, the bottle is magnificent. Chunky glass square with a gold golf-ball cap. I
    put a spray on and headed to the beach. It started a bit sweet, but the amber/wood began to develop nicely. I then went into the ocean.
    I'm wearing it tonight to a party, more later.

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    Default Re: Amber Gris.......got to have it!

    i almost ordered it for my then girlfriend...i love ow it smells ona beautiful woman, but i could not pull it off...too feminine for me.
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    Tabac, Cardinal, Brookes Brothers, Musc Kublai Khan, Andron

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    Question Re: Amber Gris.......got to have it!

    Ruggles: Cool! Glad you got it. Give us a full report tonight would ya?

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    I have to say this: it starts out as a cherry cordial candy and then sheds the sweetness, goes through a floral middle and then it becomes a vanilla oriental. I need to wear it again a few times. My first impression is that it's a weird chypre/oriental mutant, that is quite well done with classy ingredients, quite good, but not a revelation.
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    Default Re: Amber Gris.......got to have it!

    Ruggles: Good description. It is pretty amazing stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    I have to say this: it starts out as a cherry cordial candy and then sheds the sweetness, goes through a floral middle and then it becomes a vanilla oriental. I need to wear it again a few times. My first impression is that it's a weird chypre/oriental mutant, that is quite well done with classy ingredients, quite good, but not a revelation.

    I still don't know what chypre means in describing fragrances i need to search that out

    hopefully mine comes tomorrow

    out of curiosity is it unique anything else like it?
    Last edited by denec; 30th December 2008 at 03:15 AM.

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    Default Re: Amber Gris.......got to have it!

    I just put part of it together, it's full of hay absolute and it has got a Chergui vibe going on, big time.

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    I just got mine and sprayed on two sprays, one on wrists and one one back of hands

    so far initial top notes, very sweet will see how it goes from here

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwen_elf View Post
    It is absolutely delicious. Yes Dimitri has a nice review
    http://sorceryofscent.blogspot.com/2...mbre-gris.html

    and the Scented Salamander
    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scenteds..._perfum_1.html

    Having purchased a bottle and tried it, I find the following to be the most balanced, accurate review with the added virtue of its being pretty much free of the ad speak/ad hype exoticism that seems to be the prevailing genre of most blogs these days:

    http://thenonblonde.blogspot.com/200...mbre-gris.html

    scentemental
    Last edited by scentemental; 30th December 2008 at 04:17 PM.

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