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    Default Best amber scent?

    Yesterday I burnt an amber incense and fall in love with it. Would wish to own any really good true amber scent. Could you recommend?

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    There are lots of really great amber scents out there. My two favorites are Etro Ambra when I want my amber soft and SL Ambre Sultan when I want it to kick some ass.

    PS To me, there is a bit of an incense note in Ambre Sultan. Maybe that is what you are looking for to give you the mood of your amber incense.
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    Default Re: Best amber scent?

    L'Artisan has two beautiful amber scents:
    Ambre Extrême - oriental, amber and spices, lovely.

    L'Eau d'Ambre, more of a straight up amber, wonderful too.

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Ambre Precieux - a straightforward amber, beautifully soft and rounded.

    Anné Pliska eau de parfum is another rich amber with a note of orange - luscious.

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    I like L'Artisan's Ambre Extreme and I Profumi di Firenze's Ambra del Nepal.

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    I like MPG Ambre Precieux a lot - a sweet amber with a soft vanilla base...
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    I love amber!!!!

    I have many and all have differing moods strengths and combos

    My top faves are
    Armani prive Ambre Soie & Hermes Ambre Narguile -
    My standby for all things is i Profumi Ambra del nepal
    Etro AMbra & Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan have to fit my mood but love them both as well

    I also love amber oils
    I have & wear Sage Amber oil and tunisian amber oil by Attar bazaar

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    Amber, amber, amber! I'm a Serge Lutens fan- think the Ambre Sultan is a lovely rendition of amber. It's smoother and richer than Kuumba Made's Amber Paste, which I also love. I have a decant of Hermessence Ambre Narguile on the way though, so who knows if that will knock the SL off the top of my amber list. Messe de Minuit also has a fascinating take on amber (and I do get amber from this one.) It's a moist, damp, incense-y amber. Some people get "old books," "crumbling stonework," and "damp cathedrals" from it. I can see all those images as well, but for me it's first and foremost an amber scent.
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    Love amber! But I can't get into Ambre Sultan. I like my amber powdery.

    Anne Pliska is my favorite of course, but a close second is Ormonde Jayne's Tolu.

    The one by Laura Tonatto is great too. Can't remember the name, but it's on my must have list.

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    For me the best ambers are Ambre Sultand and L'Occitane Ambre in the extract. I love my ambers not sweet but smokey.
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    I second the L'Artisan pair and wear both. They are sweet but not cloying so I don't feel like I'm walking in a 'headshop'.

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    Love both Ambre Sultan and Anne Pliska. I'm not sure if Coco, Yohji, Opium, or Ysatis would qualify, but they're faves for me, too.

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    Hi thanks! I think I know who you are :O)

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    I think so. codeblue from another board?
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    Yes :O)
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    Good to see Victoria ANYWHERE! *A breath of fresh air!

    MPG Ambre Precieux (decant)
    Anne Pliska 2nd bottle for me.
    I also have Attar Bazzar Persian Amber Paste (very thick stuff) but haven't tried it yet. *Don't know if I can wear this one but if you LOVE Amber...I've heard it's good. I love amber but...Ambre Sultan doesn't quite do it for me.

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    Yes, it is Glo! Missed you too, Victoria.
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    The new Amber Passion by Laura Mercier is one you should try too. A vanillic amber, a bit too sweet to me, but worth a shot.

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    Persian Amber from Attar Bazaar (mentioned 3 posts ago) kicks @$$!!! it's only 8 dollars a dram and it lasts forever *and* it's unique, with an almost peppery edge. I found MPG overblown and overpriced and too vanillic, although certainly pleasant. SL and L'artisan are both great and highly recc'd.

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    All of my favorite amber fragrances have been listed already... except two:

    Les Senteurs Ambre by Molinard -- This is such a soft, delicate amber and SO inexpensive! From imaginationperfumery.com:

    An essence that captivates the deep aroma of amber combined with citrus notes and the strong attitude of patchouli.

    FRAGRANCE NOTES - Lemon, Orange, Lavender, Bergamot, Opoponax, Vanilla, Musk, Patchouli



    Song of India Amber Natural Perfume Oil -- I love Song of India oils and I buy them at Patchouli Garden. Their amber oil is the amber oil I used to train my nose to amber and that made me realize I love amber. It's also the amber that caused me to re-sample Ambre Sultan as well as to be able to pick out the obvious amber in Messe de Minuit. From patchouligarden.com:

    "The series of natural products by Song of India is a result of experience of over 65 years. In 1932, a small factory was established in the walled city of Delhi by the grandfather of the owners of R-Expo. Family kept formulations and traditions are still proprietary and followed in all Song of India preparations. Happy and satisfied customers all around the world have enchanced the family of R-Expo."

    http://www.patchouligarden.com/ramnapeoil.html

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    Attar Bazaar Persian Amber is my favorite amber scent. I always get compliments when I wear it.

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    IPdF for a lightly spiced vanilla amber that isn't too sweet

    Hermessence Ambre Narguile for an exotic, breezy amber.

    SL Ambre Sulten for a very bold, spicy, slightly earthy amber.

    EL Youth Dew Amber Nude for a sultry, "dirty," animalic amber.

    I felt that LM Amber Passion was a bit on the boring side...
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    My favorite amber scent is Ambre Passion by Laura Mercier. It has a wonderful drydown and lasts on my sweaters for days. I'm looking forward to wearing it this winter. I also have Sage Amber perfume oil which is nice and simple.
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    Default Re: Best amber scent?

    I really enjoy SL's Ambre Sultan, and also L'Occitane's Amber.

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    I really love Amber and some of my favorites are: Etro Ambra, L'Artisan Parfumeur - L'Ambre Extrême, Estée Lauder - Youth Dew Amber Nude, M7 Yves Saint-Laurent, I also love the amber in Allure sensuelle
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    Default Re: Best amber scent?

    ambre russe

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    New York Amber by Bond No.9
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    Yves Rocher Voile d'Ambre is probably my favorite, then iPdF Ambra de Nepal.

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    Try Tom Ford Amber Absolute if want a quality amber with excellent incense notes.

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    Ambra Mediterranea by Profumi del Forte is the best amber fragrance currently available, IMHO.

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    My faves are
    Mona di Orio Amber
    Amber Narguile
    Anne Pliska
    Amber Sultan
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    Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe
    CSP Vanille Ambre
    L'Artisan Ambre Extreme
    L'Artisan L'Eau d'Ambre

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    What do you think is the most seductive and sweet without being "too loud"

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    I wore Yves Rocher Voile d'Ambre yesterday and it was just that -- a quiet amber that wears close to the skin. Quite a bargain, imo. I love Hermessence Ambre Narguile, a super sweetened amber.
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    @ shadesofbleu..I want an amber that kicks butt. Now I think I will have to try the Sultan.

    I really need to try more amber scents. I have tried Prada's L'eau Ambree and love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    @ shadesofbleu..I want an amber that kicks butt. Now I think I will have to try the Sultan.

    I really need to try more amber scents. I have tried Prada's L'eau Ambree and love it.
    Kalli I find the Prada more to do with iris than amber. Yes it's not iriscentric like Infusion d'Iris but still far more powdery iris than ambery.
    Amber Sultan is really arse kickin amber, herbal, medicinal and full of resinous loveliness. No resemblance to the Prada at all. Does have some lineage with EL Tom Ford Amber Nude which is a softer version.

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    Dior - Mitzah

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    Quote Originally Posted by b3t0_1972 View Post
    Dior - Mitzah

    Yeah I tried this and Amber Russe through a sample. They are pleasent. But not all that dark and sexy.

    Bath and Body works "Sensual Amber" Perfume. Now THATS warm and sexy. This perfume blend is ridiculously sensual, warm, sweet, but seductive all at the same time.

    I have no idea why I (and so many others are addicted to this) or what "notes" take me.

    But...

    Any expert opinions of any other higher quality perfumes that are similair to this?? (Sensual Amber by BATH AND BODY WORKS)
    Thanks!
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    I don't fashion myself a straighforward Amber junkie; I prefer mixed with other scent molecules. But if I had to choose a singular amber scent I would choose Ambre 114 by Histories de Parfums. It's a lasting fragrance that is straighforward and pure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacona View Post
    Yves Rocher Voile d'Ambre is probably my favorite, then iPdF Ambra de Nepal.
    Yes, I agree with the Rocher Voile d'Ambre, just happens, I am wearing it now! Haven't tried the other...

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    Keiko Mecheri Ambre Mirabilis is really nice.

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    Default Re: Best amber scent?

    Consider also:

    Estee Lauder Private Collection Amber Ylang Ylang - not so much ylang, plenty of creamy vanillic amber
    CK Obsession - potent and long lasting (the older formulation is best, with the gold ring around the cap)

    Les Nereides Opoponax - I get a lot of powdery amber in this, similar to CK Obsession
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    A further vote for SL Ambre Sultan.

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