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    Default Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    I am thinking about blind buying Ambre Russe. Ordering a sample seems poitntless as ordering a sample will be expensive compared to the price of a full bottle. Is it a strong leather note like in Kinze Ten or is it more subtle?
    I really like Ambre Sultan and I love boozy notes but I don't care all that much for strong leathery notes.

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    Default Re: Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    Ambre Russe by Parfums d'Empire has a very boozy vodka-inspired opening. The leather is certainly not a major note as in Cuir Ottoman, which .

    Nowhere NEAR the power of the great leather in scents like Knize Ten or Creed Royal English Leather, Creed Royal Delight or even Habit Rouge.

    (I happen to adore leather, but I also like Ambre Russe.)
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    Default Re: Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    For me it's just the right amount. Subtle enough, but there for sure.

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    Default Re: Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    I don't get it specifically (mind you, my sensors for leather are not very 'tolerant'). So, it is just a sideplayer in there IMO. It is much more about the initial booze, tobacco/cigar, spices (quite a load). It is one of the very few scents I can only wear in the cold, because otherwise it would be overpowering for me.

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    Default Re: Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    If you like boozy notes you will love this one. You could almost drink it.lol

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    Default Re: Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    For me it's just the right amount. Subtle enough, but there for sure.
    agree

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    Default Re: Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Nowhere NEAR the power of the great leather in scents like Knize Ten or Creed Royal English Leather, Creed Royal Delight or even Habit Rouge.

    (I happen to adore leather, but I also like Ambre Russe.)
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    Default Re: Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Ambre Russe by Parfums d'Empire has a very boozy vodka-inspired opening. The leather is certainly not a major note as in Cuir Ottoman, which .

    Nowhere NEAR the power of the great leather in scents like Knize Ten or Creed Royal English Leather, Creed Royal Delight or even Habit Rouge.

    (I happen to adore leather, but I also like Ambre Russe.)
    I agree. Word for word.
    Perhaps even the leather is undetectable if even present.

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    Default Re: Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    Thanks for the replies!
    It sounds like I will enjoy this fragrance.
    Booze, tobacco, spices and not too much leather that sounds great!

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    SOunds delicious.
    Hows the strenght?

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    Default Re: Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    I'm not a fan of harsh leather notes either, and Ambre Russe's is very subtle. I like it a lot. I would say it is a safe blind buy. Congrats on your purchase, enjoy it!

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    Default Re: Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nexus6 View Post
    Thanks for the replies!
    It sounds like I will enjoy this fragrance.
    Booze, tobacco, spices and not too much leather that sounds great!
    I too am a big fan of rich, boozy fragrances full of tobacco and spices. Ambre Russe is one of the best in that genre, I think it would be a safe blind buy for you. I didn't even know it featured leather, so if it is there, it would be a supportive player at best.
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    Default Re: Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    Not a very strong leather note. Ambre Russe is such a rich, boozy amber that in order for me to wear it it needs a stronger leather note to temper that richness.

    I just put a dab of Derby next to it on my arm and...

    heaven...

    That Derby leather dryness really complements Amber Russe's wet, boozy amber to make a very wearable fall/ winter go-to-guy.
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    Default Re: Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    Once i put some ambre russe over Knize Ten Golden Edition. It was a quite good mix.
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    Default Re: Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    I don't smell leather here at all ( for that, move one bottle over to Cuir Ottoman ). It's a raucous boozy amber; great juice, in fact; very bold.

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    Default Re: Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    I definitely notice the leather, but it's not overpowering, and I quite enjoy it. It definitely belongs in the blend. I don't enjoy very many leather-heavy frags; I own and love Ambre Russe.

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    Default Re: Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    There is a slight leather effect in the dry down but I would not describe it as a leather scent as such.
    One interesting thing I noticed is that the opening is very reminiscent of the legendary Habit Rouge Extrait before the amber starts to change things, very similar boozy orange peel liquor.

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    Default Re: Ambre Russe, how strong is the leather note in this fragrance?

    To my nose there is no leather in Ambre Russe. I know AR very well, it's one of best buys of 2012 for me.

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