Thread: You Enjoy Ambers, EXCEPT...
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An amber frag that is another for me being waaaayyy too sweet as well as too feminine is Versace Man ...the purple bottle one. Coincidentally this morning I had a female friend visit me, we hung out for a few hours and she took a quick shower before she left, knows I have nice cologne collection. Asked if there was anything she could wear 'girly' enough for her as she put it.
So I pulled out the VM, sprayed some paper to let her smell it and she went nuts over it and gave herself a spray. I told her I don't think I'd ever wear it again cause it's too sweet and feminine but that it smelled great on her. She begged me to buy it from me, it was about 75% of a 50ml... and I relented and just gave it to her, though. I got it dirt cheap anyway from some guy cleaning his closet.
So it's time to amend the old wardrobe....heh
L'Eau d'Ambre and Ambre Extrême, for starters - both are bland and characterless to my nose. Then Ambre Narguilé, which to me is not so much amber as fruitcake, and Aoud Ambre, which smells to me more like an olfactory accident than a coherent composition.
(As a point of reference, my favorite ambers are Ambre Sultan, Ambre Précieux, and Ambre Russe.)
One that has distinctively left me a little underwhelmed is Ambra Nera by Farmacia SS. Annunziata. Not bad, but underwhelming. Maybe I expect too much.
Blue Amber is mediocre amber on me. Not bad, not good, just very redundant.
+1 for Ambre Sultan. Something about it just turns sour on my skin after an hour.