I absolutely ADORE Parfum d'Empire's Ambre Russe. I know you said you thought it was "boozy" but I don't get that at all from it. I was actually just wearing it yesterday and, man, it's just wonderful. I'm not too great at describing fragrances but it was deep, smooth, natural, and just beautiful. There was a tinge (and I mean slight) of camphor, but it didn't detract from the depth and beauty of the amber. If anything, it just gave it some edges. Defined it a little. If you enjoy amber, you should at the very least obtain a sample from tpc. I just have a little decant of it but after giving it a few full wears, it's towards the top of my to-buy list. Good luck in your quest, fellow amber-lover.