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    Strip, by Agent Provocateur. It may be a discontinued ltd. ed. but can still be had on evil-bay!

    Count me in on the suggestions of Obsession & Tocade!

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    Thanks! Obsession will probably be my next sniff when l'm in my local Boots. l like the sound of Obsession Night as well, but l haven't seen it around & don't want to risk a blind buy. Has it been discontinued?
    Tocade certainly seems to get a lot of love here; what puts me off is the mention of peach. Sorry Tocade lovers, but me + peach = yeuchhh!
    Strip is a cheeky name, l'll look that one up!
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    This may sound extremely obvious, but - have you tried Dior's Dune? It's ambery; it's floral, it was just so well known I didn't think of suggesting it before. You've probably already given it a try, but just thought I'd suggest it anyway; recently revisited it and really enjoyed it.

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    Actually no l haven't tried Dune! But it's also on my "must sniff" list after reading a recent thread on it. lt sounds well worth a try, thanks Suga!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    No offense taken by me, but I get loads of iris from Oro, so much so that I think of it as an iris fragrance. I get magnolia too - it's subtle but seems to add a dewey creaminess within the warm and ambery spices.

    I agree with you about the plastic snake, although I think the bottle itself is pretty cool.
    Well l went for it & got a bottle of Oro off ebay, & l really like it! l wouldn't describe it as particularly floral; l do get a hint of magnolia, but wouldn't have recognised it had l not been looking for it. What l do get is a quite boozy opening, followed by warm, golden, spiced apples, & then a gorgeous, ambery-woody base. lt has quite a light feel despite the spices, in a way reminiscent of Ambre Narguile, & l think it would work for daytime in cold weather. lt's also very comforting. l can't believe so few people seem to know about this one, & it's not even expensive! Highly recommended, people!
    The only downside, & it's a small one, is that plastic snake! The bottle itself is quite cool although l would prefer a proper lid, but the snake just looks tacky & cheap in real life. Fortunately it comes off easily!
    Thanks again for the rec Evangeline, another winner!
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    l've tested two "ambery florals" from Marco da Venezia over the last couple of days;

    Mare del Sud; there's an aquatic note in the opening, quickly followed by clean & soapy white florals, with a hint of grape. l didn't detect any amber, perhaps a little musk in the base. The sillage is good & it lasted 3-4 hours on me. For me this would make a nice spring/summer scent, & l think it might "bloom" more in warmer weather.

    Mirra lndiana; the opening is a cool, fresh & crisp myrrh, followed by green jasmine, then a smooth, creamy, floral-amber-musk. The notes listed include peach & plum, but thankfully (for me) l can't detect these at all. The sillage is great, & l think this would work really well as a summer amber-floral. This just might be FB-worthy!

    Thanks Craig for giving me the heads-up on these!
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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