With regard to amber I think the new Ambre Precieux might be a bit watery for you. It is definitely softer and more 'charming' to me, if this is what you want. Do you have access to Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114? Sample it and maybe this would be just ideal for you. It's a bit less harsh than Ambre Sultan can be, although I find them not too far apart. Today I personally might opt for the Ambre 114, if I didn't already own Ambre Sultan.