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    Amber Oud by Kilian - The 4th scent of the Arabian Nights collection

    Amber Oud is a soft, warm and sensual composition built on the fusion between these two ancestral raw materials: Amber and Oud.
    The objective was to deconstruct/reconstruct amber by taking the animalistic qualities of a dark oud and adding richness through an overdose of vanilla from Madagascar and benzoin from Laos. Cedarwood from Atlas then brings structure to this creation by keeping the balsamic notes in balance. Finally, a touch of spice brings light to this oriental composition.

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    Default Re: By Kilian Amber Oud

    I need this in my life.

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    Default Re: By Kilian Amber Oud

    I thought the other 3 were just ok. Will try this when it arrives here.

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    Default Re: By Kilian Amber Oud

    Sounds like a winner... I will definitely look to sample this one.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Chromatics by Aramis

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    Default Re: By Kilian Amber Oud

    Quote Originally Posted by YEAHBUDDY View Post
    I need this in my life.
    Me too.

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    Kilian mentioned this to scent when he was here a few months ago launching Extreme Oud.

    I have a feeling it'll be boring.
    I hope it's not simply amber plus oud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    I hope it's not simply amber plus oud.
    I thought the next one was going to be Musk Oud but I guess that's #5. Musk Oud could be really interesting...

    vanilla + benzoin = powdery amber and oud. Since it's a Kilian I'll give it the benefit of the doubt, but...


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    Default Re: By Kilian Amber Oud

    Will remember to ask Luckyscent to send me a sample of this when I make my next purchase with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Kilian mentioned this to scent when he was here a few months ago launching Extreme Oud.

    I have a feeling it'll be boring.
    I hope it's not simply amber plus oud.
    That was my first thought, boring. Hopefully they do a good enough job with the Cedar.


    I need this in my life.
    We are sick people arent we. We need yet another 400 fragrance.

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    Default Re: By Kilian Amber Oud

    When Calice Becker is the nose, it's simply a must sample for me. Just ordered a sample this morning.

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    Default Re: By Kilian Amber Oud

    got my half dozen samples & note from Kilian today.
    the topnotes are an outstanding oud (real or not) & amber
    which then very quickly drops into a fairly rich vanilla
    followed by a dryyyyyy amber (presumably from the fake oud)

    it's a nice, very smooth, comfort scent. if you don't already own something from this genre - it's a worthy addition.
    worth the price ? - hello no but nothing much is today (exluding pure distance M & MdO Oud)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoGent View Post
    got my half dozen samples & note from Kilian today.
    the topnotes are an outstanding oud (real or not) & amber
    which then very quickly drops into a fairly rich vanilla
    followed by a dryyyyyy amber (presumably from the fake oud)

    it's a nice, very smooth, comfort scent. if you don't already own something from this genre - it's a worthy addition.
    worth the price ? - hello no but nothing much is today (exluding pure distance M & MdO Oud)
    The others in this series use real oud, I'd bet this one does as well.

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    Default Re: By Kilian Amber Oud

    Quote Originally Posted by Dorje123 View Post
    The others in this series use real oud, I'd bet this one does as well.
    had my tongue in my cheek for the 'purists' (?)

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    Default Re: By Kilian Amber Oud

    Will surely test it, thanks for the info...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorje123 View Post
    The others in this series use real oud, I'd bet this one does as well.
    Is Firmenich's Oud Synthetic 10760 E now considered to be "real oud"?

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    Default Re: By Kilian Amber Oud

    Quote Originally Posted by SoGent View Post
    got my half dozen samples & note from Kilian today.

    How?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igor01 View Post
    Is Firmenich's Oud Synthetic 10760 E now considered to be "real oud"?
    I was gonna say , Kilian use synthetic oud in their ouds . Good stuff still but not the real mcoy

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    Default Re: By Kilian Amber Oud

    We got our samples/tester in store yesterday. On paper it smells amazing (like layering Oud Wood with Amber Absolute) but on my skin at least it dries very soft and very much like a light skin scent which kinda disappointed me but I do believe it to be a well made fragrance and that it should do very very well!

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    Default Re: By Kilian Amber Oud

    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    How?
    contacted the Kilian rep I use trying to check this one out - not available
    a week later, got a phone call to stop by & was handed an envelope with the samples & a note from Kilian
    Last edited by SoGent; 19th January 2012 at 04:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoGent View Post
    contacted the Kilian rep I use trying to check this one out - not available
    a week later, got a phone call to stop by & was handed an envelope with the samples & a note
    Ahh cool. I was wondering if they were changing their policy about shipping stuff out, as I can't find their stuff anywhere locally.

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    Default Re: By Kilian Amber Oud

    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Ahh cool. I was wondering if they were changing their policy about shipping stuff out, as I can't find their stuff anywhere locally.
    the samples & handwritten notes are enveloped for mailing out to customers, so maybe they have changed their position a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabel View Post
    We got our samples/tester in store yesterday. On paper it smells amazing (like layering Oud Wood with Amber Absolute) but on my skin at least it dries very soft and very much like a light skin scent which kinda disappointed me but I do believe it to be a well made fragrance and that it should do very very well!
    Must try this for myself.

    Yet another Oud fragrance with no Oud. Is there real Oud in any of them ?

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    I just got a sample and I gotta say I am extremely disappointed! I love Amber but this scent is soooo light I could barely smell anything! Tomorrow i am going to give this sample a full wearing. I have my fingers crossed.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Tonka Imperiale
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Oud Wood
    6. Ambre Nuit
    7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
    8. Noir de Noir
    9. Apple Brandy
    10.Straight to Heaven

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorje123 View Post
    I thought the next one was going to be Musk Oud but I guess that's #5. Musk Oud could be really interesting...

    vanilla + benzoin = powdery amber and oud. Since it's a Kilian I'll give it the benefit of the doubt, but...

    It has only been on my skin for a couple of hours but my first impression is
    It smells like a smoky amber ala Amber Absolute and I don't get much oud at all.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Tonka Imperiale
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Oud Wood
    6. Ambre Nuit
    7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
    8. Noir de Noir
    9. Apple Brandy
    10.Straight to Heaven

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    Default Re: By Kilian Amber Oud

    To my nose, this was almost an exact replica of tobacco vanille. I was disappointed.
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    I got my sample today , let´s see how it works this..
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    Default Re: By Kilian Amber Oud

    I liked it, but was disappointed in Amber Oud in the end.

    It starts off strongly resembling the opening of Mona di Orio's Ambre (and MdO's Oud), but while those scents excel at the drydown, the By Kilian scent turns very generic, leaving me with a "smelled this many times before" (for a lot less money) feeling. I also did not detect much Oud, similar to Incense Oud in that respect (both with "real Oud" relatively high price tags). While Incense Oud can be enjoyed though as a reference incense scent even if there is not much or any real oud in it, Amber Oud is no reference Amber, IMO. Major letdown and I really wanted to love it too.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Chromatics by Aramis

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    Default Re: By Kilian Amber Oud

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Kilian mentioned this to scent when he was here a few months ago launching Extreme Oud.

    I have a feeling it'll be boring.
    I hope it's not simply amber plus oud.
    did you have already try this, bro?
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    Amber Oud is good,i think it sort of resembles Musc Ravageur a little bit but sort of lighter and creamy is the word im looking for. Any one else smell the resemblence.
    Top 5

    1. Givenchy Play Intense by Givenchy

    2. Invasion Barbare by MDCI

    3. Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    4. Rive Gauche Pour Homme by YSL

    5. Gendarme

    6. Jazz Prestige by YSL

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    Default Re: By Kilian Amber Oud

    I've got my sample on Saturday and couldn't wait to try it as it was my first oud as interpreted by Kilian. Unfortunately, I was slightly disappointed as the amber and the oud in it were almost non-existent, at least to my nose. What really stood out to me was the vanilla - it really reminded me of something for a while, and then it struck me as being very, very similar to Un Bois Vanille, albeit Amber Oud being more subdued. Now the biggest disappointment is probably how little longevity I get out of this, it barely makes it to 20 minutes and after that I just can't smell it (this is after using up 90% of the 2ml sample); now this is probably just me as all other Kilians are very long-lasting.

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