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    Default Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    I have never said this since I joined BN but this comes as close to Holy Grail material as I have experienced. Not in the way that it exceeds all other fragranes qualitywise or regarding uniqueness but rather that I have been craving it without a break for two weeks straight now and cannot figure out why.

    I dont get it myself, I sampled this 2 years ago and dismissed it as mediocre.
    Gave the sample to a friend, who loved it and I finally got a bottle for him.
    Friend became flat mate and I couldnt get around how awesome that Ambre 114 smelled.
    Long story short it's at the top of my to buy list.

    I love Ambre Sultan for a herbaccious amber.
    I love my french amber for an ambery amber.
    I love AMbre Russe for a boozy amber.

    But this reaches a spot inside of me the others cant seem to.

    Amazing.
    Smellin good

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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Yes, it's beautiful isn't it.

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    Theres something in it that makes it glow more so than how amber usually gives of a glowing embracing feeling.

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    Have those in your list and agree with you. They all have their place in the "amber pantheon".

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    It's my favorite amber scent. The vetiver and rose elevate it to a higher level than just an another amber.

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    I love Ambre Precieux, Ambre Fetiche, L'Eau d'Ambre Extreme...but Ambre 114 is my favourite amber fragrance. I have sampled it for a while and when I buy the full bottle, it will certainly be my one and only amber perfume.

    @ Timaru : "But this reaches a spot inside of me the others cant seem to." + 1

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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    I really like it, but I feel that they took too many footnotes from Ambre Sultan to make it distance itself too distinctly from the Lutens' one. Fantastic none the less, but the win still goes to Ambre Sultan for me.
    Last edited by Partario; 6th December 2011 at 06:55 AM.

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    Amber superfan right here but I'm annoyingly yet to try this.

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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Have you seen these cool 2 oz. 1/2 bottles that Hd'P have released? So cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Guyer View Post
    Have you seen these cool 2 oz. 1/2 bottles that Hd'P have released? So cool!
    Ooooh yes It's difficult to decide, because there is a nice 15 ml. pocket spray with the big bottles.

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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Just ordered six 2ml samples from HdP online, including Ambre 114 (only 10 euro and free delivery). Really looking forward to trying this, especially given the many positive comments.

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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Have not seen these 2.5 oz bottles around so far!
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    Love Ambre 114. Extremely refined and, most of all, one of the easiest to wear and most versatile ambers around...

    @Kevin: Amazing little bottles. I own Tubereuse 3 and Petroleum in that format...


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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by timaru View Post
    But this reaches a spot inside of me the others cant seem to.

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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    @ PM, I dont get it.
    Smellin good

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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by timaru View Post
    @ PM, I dont get it.
    "It reaches spot inside of me the others cant seem to"...secret door.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    "It reaches spot inside of me the others cant seem to"...secret door.
    Oh, I thought it was him unsuspectingly walking in on something he wasn't expecting to see and then promptly turning around to exit by the same way that he came in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Oh, I thought it was him unsuspectingly walking in on something he wasn't expecting to see and then promptly turning around to exit by the same way that he came in.
    Could be, actually LOL


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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Then again sometimes he posts pictures just for the heck of it, and it could have no meaning. Anyway, 114 is solid stuff.

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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    lol I thought he meant "coming out" or somethin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timaru View Post
    lol I thought he meant "coming out" or somethin.
    And the plot thickens...

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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    To be fair that sentence does sound like a princess talking about her favourite unicorn
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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Amongst other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Then again sometimes he posts pictures just for the heck of it, and it could have no meaning. Anyway, 114 is solid stuff.
    Every single thing posted by puddle monkey has meaning and sometimes on several levels too.
    Free your mind maaan.....

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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    I am also a big fan of 114, HdP is a very interesting house. To me this is one of the premiere ambers around. If you want to try something new in amber try Ambr'ero from Cerchi Nell'Acqua. Its quite a find.
    My mom's great. I appreciate her sense of humor, patience and fondness for daytime drinking. :0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Then again sometimes he posts pictures just for the heck of it, and it could have no meaning.


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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Amongst other things.
    Finally got it.
    Whoops.

    Anyway, Ambre 114 is great, my SotD and decidedly FBW.
    Smellin good

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    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    If you want to try something new in amber try Ambr'ero from Cerchi Nell'Acqua. Its quite a find.
    Note breakdown looks pretty interesting on that one actually. I'll have to give it a shot sometime. In an amber note unrelated to 114, last night I wore Ambre Russe for the second time (though the first time was in summer, and it didn't make a striking impact on me at the time). Man is that one killer! One of the more unique takes on amber that I've smelled so far. I'd definitely like to pick up a bottle of that to wear in the spring.

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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Note breakdown looks pretty interesting on that one actually. I'll have to give it a shot sometime. In an amber note unrelated to 114, last night I wore Ambre Russe for the second time (though the first time was in summer, and it didn't make a striking impact on me at the time). Man is that one killer! One of the more unique takes on amber that I've smelled so far. I'd definitely like to pick up a bottle of that to wear in the spring.
    Jup, a fav. Was one of my very first niches.
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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Guyer View Post
    It's my favorite amber scent. The vetiver and rose elevate it to a higher level than just an another amber.
    I went back to Ambre 114 last night because of this thread ( I have a couple of samples) and it was lovely to notice something that I had never noticed before. I have always thought that Amber 114 is the most incredibly balanced and harmonious blend with no particular notes being dominant. Then last night I discovered that in fact it opens with the most beautiful, incredible ambery aromatic ROSE. You live and learn. Thanks buddy.

    Oh, and this is on the wish list. The wee half bottles are great. I have 1876 (Mata Hari) in that size. Another rose for the boys!?
    Last edited by Foustie; 6th December 2011 at 05:01 PM.

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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Note breakdown looks pretty interesting on that one actually. I'll have to give it a shot sometime. In an amber note unrelated to 114, last night I wore Ambre Russe for the second time (though the first time was in summer, and it didn't make a striking impact on me at the time). Man is that one killer! One of the more unique takes on amber that I've smelled so far. I'd definitely like to pick up a bottle of that to wear in the spring.
    Amber Russe smells like you have been out all night partying with sailors..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    Amber Russe smells like you have been out all night partying with sailors..
    Is that what sailors smell like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Is that what sailors smell like?

    LOL-Querelle might be more appropriate, just sayin.
    My mom's great. I appreciate her sense of humor, patience and fondness for daytime drinking. :0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Oh, I thought it was him unsuspectingly walking in on something he wasn't expecting to see and then promptly turning around to exit by the same way that he came in.
    this ^

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    Just got a sample of this with my order of 1740. Instant wow! Really liking this one. It's a more accessible Ambre Sultan without that briny oregano undercurrent.

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    It is a beautiful fragrance, to be sure. My favourite of what I have tried of the line - 1725 also coming quite high. I am looking forward to trying Moulin Rouge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merely View Post
    It is a beautiful fragrance, to be sure. My favourite of what I have tried of the line - 1725 also coming quite high. I am looking forward to trying Moulin Rouge.
    Got a sample of Moulin Rouge on now. Very similar to PG L'ombre Fauve with the fur, patchouli and musk base.

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    Hello, Ambre 114 lovers. The Christmas action on the website of HdP is still continuing. There is a 14 ml. spray as a Christmas gift to any purchase. I have just ordered Moulin Rouge.

    @ Duke Hunt : Moulin Rouge and L'Ombre Fauve are not similar at all to my nose. Yes, they both have fur, patchouli and musc, though Moulin Rouge is with tangerine, plum, damask rose and iris , a floral/fruity fragrance, and is less warm than L'Ombre Fauve, which I also love and own.

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    It's my favorite amber too.

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    ...
    Last edited by srellim1; 8th March 2012 at 02:58 AM.

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    Amazing fragrance! I have tried it 2 days ago and I must say I'm imperssed.

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    I'm a fan as well a really nice ambre.

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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Just pulled the trigger on this, a friend is decanting it. Lets see how it does.

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    Hmm... I hate to spoil the party, but I'm not really all that taken with Ambre 114. It's a nice enough fragrance, sure - but, come on, it totally rips off Ambre Prcieux and adds to the MPG masterpiece only some kind of weird lipstick note that I don't care for at all... Sorry, no, I'm not on board here...

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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Yes, it is similar to Ambre Precieux but better blended (in my opinion). Ambre Precieux is 50/50 vanilla/amber, and Ambre 114 is better blended, it is much harder to detect ingredients

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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    I'm scared to try this after loathing Ambre Sultan. Are there any similarities? I cannot take the herbal notes in AS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    I'm scared to try this after loathing Ambre Sultan. Are there any similarities? I cannot take the herbal notes in AS.
    Not even close... I do not pick up on any similarities between the two except they are both Amber based fragrances.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Noir De Noir
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    9. Tobacco Vanille
    10.Ambre 114

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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    I'm scared to try this after loathing Ambre Sultan. Are there any similarities? I cannot take the herbal notes in AS.
    Nope. Very different.
    One is herbal and slightly resinous AS whilst the other is just a soliamber.

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    Big fan right here! It's my favorite amber scent

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJM_77 View Post
    Not even close... I do not pick up on any similarities between the two except they are both Amber based fragrances.
    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Nope. Very different.
    One is herbal and slightly resinous AS whilst the other is just a soliamber.
    Oh good, I'll need to be trying this then

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    Default Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Ambre 114 is pretty different from Ambre Sultan other than being another amber scent. I wouldn't let AS put you off all ambers.

    Something close to Ambre Sultan without the herbs is TF Amber Absolute. I find it very similar except it replaces the herbs with incense.

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    One of my favorite Ambers.
    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

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