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    Further to my earlier thread on amber frags, l'm wondering if anyone can suggest a good ambery floral for me to try? l love florals & amber, so l'd like to see if these two loves could be combined in one frag! l'm looking for something with heady, creamy florals like jasmine or gardenia, & sweet amber with maybe some vanilla, benzoin, tonka or tolu, & perhaps some musk. Nothing sharp or green, & definitely nothing fruity. Suggestions l've had so far;

    Alien by Thierry Mugler (tried this today & loved it!)
    Vega by Guerlain
    Oro by Roberto Cavalli
    Dark Amber & Ginger Lily by Jo Malone (sampled this & it didn't grab me)
    Amber Ylang Ylang by Estee Lauder (sniffed it once a while back, must try it again)

    l also had a sample of Moonbreath by Ayala Moriel which l loved, but it didn't last long on me, & has now been discontinued. lf l could find one like that with greater longevity l'd be over the moon!

    Please can anyone help?
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    Obsession is my favorite with amber & jasmine.
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    Rochas Tocade

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    Marco da Venezia based in Italy sell 3 perfumes which are flowers/amber mixed called Mare del Sud, Mirra Indiana and Venezia
    Click on the link in red MARCO DA VENEZIA for more information

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    Ditto for Tocade by Rochas, who no longer offers this fragrance on their website. You can find this "for a song" on the internet. Try to score the pure parfum. It is a simple but beautiful vanilla amber peachy(in a nice way) rose.

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    Dior's Poison Esprit de Parfum is my holy grail of rich, musky, ambery florals. It's somewhat different from the classic EdT and quite different from the modern formulation. Though it's discontinued, it's not impossible to find - if you'd like a sample, please PM me!

    Caron's Acaciosa is another good one; one of my favorites amid the modern urn parfums. Don't be put off by the mention of pineapple; it's really not obvious and in fact, I'd say it's a great deal less fruity than grapey Alien. Once the drydown arrives, it's a heavenly resinous-floral amber with a bit of animal in there.

    I could be way off, but there's something about the honeyed-creaminess of Chanel's Beige that strikes me as ambery in a subtle way. It's not a heavy-hitter like some on your list, but it lasts well and I've loved it every time I've worn it.

    I'm sure I'll have more to add to this thread as more spring to mind!

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    So agree with Caron's Acaciosa. No resemblance to any fruity-floral in the mass market.

    Now, I have never tried Tolu by Ormande Jayne, but I've read raves about it as an amber fragrance. Maybe someone will check in who has worn Tolu to give a full description.

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    While EL Amber Ylang Ylang is one of my favourite ambers, the flowers are a very minor player in the mix, so it might disappoint according to your criteria. It is lovely, so do try it if you get a chance.

    Guerlain L'Instant fits your description of a creamy, ambery floral to a tee. My favourite is the pure parfum, but the edp is lovely as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Marco da Venezia based in Italy sell 3 perfumes which are flowers/amber mixed called Mare del Sud, Mirra Indiana and Venezia
    Click on the link in red MARCO DA VENEZIA for more information
    Craig, l clicked on the link but the page wouldn't load & my screen froze! l will try googling it.

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions, you've given me plenty of research to do, cheers!
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    I love TDC Jasmin de Nuit. The amber is quite obvious in the dry-down to me.

    Do you like roses? I recently tried Keiko Mecheri Attar de Roses. It has some nice soft amber in the base.

    Jayne Ormonde Tolu is a fascinating, very distinct fragrance, but it does not smell floral to me. The beginning is almost herbacious (it has sage), yet the note is difficult to identify and isolate from the rest of the composition. It's very resinous, and the amber is deep and rich. It's best for the really cold days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Marco da Venezia based in Italy sell 3 perfumes which are flowers/amber mixed called Mare del Sud, Mirra Indiana and Venezia
    Click on the link in red MARCO DA VENEZIA for more information
    l found the site using google but there seems to be an error on there. l found some info on another site, all in ltalian. When l translated it using yahoo babelfish, some of the translations were hilarious, one of the notes was listed as "white man". lntriguing!! l do like the sound of the first two you mentioned, they seem to have that tropical vibe l love. Any idea where l can get samples?
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    The holy trinity of ambery florals IMO are:

    31 Rue Cambon
    Attrape Couer
    Promesse de L'aube

    Unfortunately these are pricy options and Attrape Couer is discontinued and still literally takes my breath once again. I suggest you try it as there are still bottles available. It does turn into a mossy chypre in the drydown but still retains all the ambery goodness. And it's worth every single itty bitty penny.

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    Just Me by Montana is a sensous spicy/ floral/ amber under the radar scent, very reasonably priced.
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    Hey teardrop - I'm so glad you liked Alien! I can't think of another fragrance that's more about jasmine and amber, so I'm glad it's what you were looking for!

    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Further to my earlier thread on amber frags, l'm wondering if anyone can suggest a good ambery floral for me to try? l love florals & amber, so l'd like to see if these two loves could be combined in one frag! l'm looking for something with heady, creamy florals like jasmine or gardenia, & sweet amber with maybe some vanilla, benzoin, tonka or tolu, & perhaps some musk. Nothing sharp or green, & definitely nothing fruity.
    You're basically describing orientals, since amber is one of the components, along with vanilla, benzoin, tonka, incense and musks, as well as other resins such as labdanum, that makes an oriental base. Add florals, and you have floral-orientals or florientals, and this is a huge category.

    Of course, the degree to which you'll actually get amber from everything will vary, but some of my favorite ambery florientals are -

    L'Instant de Guerlain - I must 2nd bubby's rec as this is one of my all time favorites. Magnolia, honey and amber make this incredibly opulent, luxurious and super-feminine.

    Guerlain's Samsara - gorgeous jasmine, iris and rose over sandalwood and amber. This is woodier than anything else in this list due to the sandalwood, but to me it's the amber that rounds it out and makes it ultra-posh and opulent.

    Hermès Rouge - Dark roses and iris over subtle spices and radiant amber, it's rich and elegant and super-sultry.

    Ysatis de Givenchy - this definitely has some fruit in it but it's not at all what I'd call fruity, and it's actually on a chypre base, but I don't find it very green. I think of it as warm and golden. To me it's all about sunny orange blossoms and other luscious, tropical florals over warm amber and vanilla.

    Fragonard's Fragonard - more of a straight-forward floral over amber, it has lily, honeysuckle, jasmine, bergamot and amber. Simple and beautiful, this is another one that smells golden, warm and sunny to me.

    Calvin Klein's Euphoria - dark, voluptuous florals with amber...again, it has some fruit in it but it's not very fruity to me...of course you might ultimately find it fruity, but I'd recommend you give it a sniff anyway - it's just so velvety, warm and sexy.

    Estee Lauder's Spellbound - quite sweet but the amber keeps it warm and mellow, this is all about rich and spicy orange blossoms and carnations over sandalwood, vanilla and of course, amber.

    I'll also mention Jean Patou's Sublime because I get lots of amber with the florals and spices, but it's another one with a chypre base, and it can be pretty fresh and green...still, I think you should keep it in mind if you ever happen upon it.
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    +1 on the L'instant and Sublime.

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    Evangeline, what a list! You were so spot-on with Alien that l'm really sitting up & paying attention now! lt's funny you should mention Sublime; l saw the shower gel in TK Maxx today which has just prompted me to read the reviews; l'm definitely going back for it tomorrow!

    Thanks again all of you!
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    Big 2nd for Evangeline's suggestion of Guerlain Samsara- that is what sprung to mind immediately.

    Also maybe:
    Balmain Ambre Gris
    Creed Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie
    Balmain Ivoire
    Jean Desprez Bal a Versailles
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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Evangeline, what a list! You were so spot-on with Alien that l'm really sitting up & paying attention now! lt's funny you should mention Sublime; l saw the shower gel in TK Maxx today which has just prompted me to read the reviews; l'm definitely going back for it tomorrow!

    Thanks again all of you!
    jeez Louise, TK Maxx gets Jean Patou scents? Our TJ Maxx is overflowing with JLo-types
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    +1 for Alien, Tocade, Euphoria and Just Me. All are lovely and amazing!

    Christian Lacroix C'est La Vie is a beautiful example of an amber floral with a little sweetness. It's discontinued now but can still be found online from time to time. A teeny bit goes a long way.

    A couple of affordable Avon scents to consider, too: Avon Rare Gold and Avon Chic in Black (which is the same as Avon Little Black Dress if you're in Europe)

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    Caron - En Avion is one gorgeous amber floral you may like.

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    +1 Obsession
    +1 Ivoire
    And a great cheapie with leather and amber combined with florals-Chantilly by Dana,or even the vintage by Houbigant is easy to find online.
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    I'm also thinking of En Avion in the sense of a timeless classic.

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    +1 for Tocade.
    It's that beautiful.

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    More for this thread! These aren't in the package I sent you, Teardrop, but just because I don't have any on hand.

    Tauer Une Rose Chypree. This rose has a gorgeous and rich ambery drydown, and despite the "chypre" designation, I don't smell much of anything chypre-like; this is an ambery-floriental if ever there was one. Quite beautiful.

    Serge Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger. Unlike a number of mine and others recommendations here where it's a lot of amber and a bit of floral ( Amber Ylang-Ylang comes to mind! ) This one is a floral with just a touch of warm amber and spiciness in the drydown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    More for this thread! These aren't in the package I sent you, Teardrop, but just because I don't have any on hand.

    Tauer Une Rose Chypree. This rose has a gorgeous and rich ambery drydown, and despite the "chypre" designation, I don't smell much of anything chypre-like; this is an ambery-floriental if ever there was one. Quite beautiful.

    Serge Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger. Unlike a number of mine and others recommendations here where it's a lot of amber and a bit of floral ( Amber Ylang-Ylang comes to mind! ) This one is a floral with just a touch of warm amber and spiciness in the drydown.
    Thanks! Une Rose Chypree was recommended to me in another thread, so l will try that one at some point, although l do have bottles of Stella & Rose Absolute by Stella McCartney which satisfy my amber-rose needs for now.
    l have sampled Fleurs d'Oranger & l like it, but Serge's scents seem to have little sillage or longevity on me .
    l'm really craving something with a lot of jasmine in it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    l found the site using google but there seems to be an error on there. l found some info on another site, all in ltalian. When l translated it using yahoo babelfish, some of the translations were hilarious, one of the notes was listed as "white man". lntriguing!! l do like the sound of the first two you mentioned, they seem to have that tropical vibe l love. Any idea where l can get samples?
    No problem in Firefox or Explorer at my end with the site.
    The main page is http://www.marcodavenezia.com/ I'll PM you with where you can get samples from

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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    l'm really craving something with a lot of jasmine in it!
    +1 for TM Alien.

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    Everyone has given you excellent suggestions, especially Evangeline, my list would be nearly identical to hers. A few others not mentioned are:

    Jubilation 25 Woman by Amouage- Ylang Ylang and Rose for top notes
    Eau d'Amouage by Amouage- Peony, Magnolia and Ylang Ylang for middle notes
    Grand Amour by Annick Goutal- a very beautiful floral amber musk
    Bellini by Calypso Christiane Celle- amber floral with fruit (has frangipani-always a good thing)
    Ambre Gris by Balmain- tuberose for florals more ambery than floral
    Au Lac Eau d'Italie- Osmanthus, Rose, Jasmine, Water Lily for florals
    Guilty by Gucci- Lilac and Geranium for florals
    Secret Obsession by Calvin Klein- more floral than Obsession
    Obsession Night Woman by Calvin Klein- more floral than Obsession
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    Oops forgot Prada L'Eau Ambree. Every time I test this one I like it more. Think a bottle is in my future....
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    Quote Originally Posted by knit_at_nite View Post
    jeez Louise, TK Maxx gets Jean Patou scents? Our TJ Maxx is overflowing with JLo-types
    Not bad, huh? Thanks to kewart's thread on lmperial Opoponax, l've recently discovered a few gems hiding in there! (l purchased a bottle online for £10, about $14!) I got the Sublime shower gel & also 1000 today for a grand total of £13, about $17-18! l'll be trying these later. See my post in the "spotted at Marshall's..." thread in the male forum if you want to know what else l saw in there...
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