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  • Annick Goutal - Ambre Fétiche

    4 4.00%
  • Armani - Ambre Soie

    2 2.00%
  • Atelier Cologne - Ambre Nue

    0 0%
  • Balmain - Ambre Gris

    2 2.00%
  • Dior - Ambre Nuit

    4 4.00%
  • Etro - Ambra

    0 0%
  • Hermès - Ambre Narguilé

    10 10.00%
  • Histoires de Parfums - Ambre 114

    7 7.00%
  • L'Artisan Parfumeur - L'Eau d'Ambre Extrême

    0 0%
  • Maître Parfumeur et Gantier - Ambre Précieux

    14 14.00%
  • Mona di Orio - Ambra

    2 2.00%
  • Montale - Blue Amber

    3 3.00%
  • Parfum d'Empire - Ambre Russe

    7 7.00%
  • Parfumerie Générale - L'Ombre Fauve

    2 2.00%
  • Profumi del Forte - V.V. Ambra Mediterranea

    6 6.00%
  • Profumum - Ambra Aurea

    0 0%
  • Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan

    22 22.00%
  • Tauer - L'Air du Désert Marocain

    17 17.00%
  • Tom Ford - Amber Absolute

    14 14.00%
  • Other

    13 13.00%
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    Default Your favorite amber?

    These days I'm becoming more and more enthusiastic about amber-centered fragrances, and I'm keen to hear what your favorites are in this sweet and spicy category. There are so many good amber scents out there, but which one(s) do you enjoy the most or consider the best example(s) of this oriental note? Maybe I didn't even list your favorite?
    My own vote goes to the incredibly rich, classy and balanced Ambre Précieux just ahead of brilliant spicy Ambre Sultan...
    Last edited by Dane77; 5th November 2012 at 01:50 PM.

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Profumum Fiori di Ambra

    Ambre Nuit

    Ambre Narguile

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Les Nombres d'Or Ambre by Mona di Orio for me just edging out HdP Ambre 114.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Ambre Sultan reigns supreme.

    I don't find Ambre Narguile very ambery. Its in the name, but I don't get that when I smell it. It may have vanilla, benzoin, etc. but the overall effect is gourmand to me rather than amber.
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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Ambra Di Luna, Ramon Monegal.
    "Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom." "It is honorable for a man to stop striving, Since any fool can start a quarrel." Proverbs.

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    Precieux is miles ahead of anything else in the amber category -- totally gorgeous

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    "Profumi del Forte" Versilia Vintage - Ambra Mediterranea or HDP - Ambre 114

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Where's my Ambrarem?!?

    Aside from that, Ambra Mediterranea

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    Ambre 114.

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    ...Ambre Précieux...!

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    l voted for Ambra Mediterranea, but Amber Absolute & Ambra Aurea come close.

    l would also give a special mention to Ambra Nera by Farmacia SS. Annunziata; this one deserves a lot more love than it gets.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Royal Amber by Micallef

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Those of you who have experienced both Ambre Precieux and Ambre 114, how do they compare? Why would somebody prefer one over the other?

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    These are my picks (in no particular order)

    Histoires de Parfums - Ambre 114
    Maître Parfumeur et Gantier - Ambre Précieux
    Parfum d'Empire - Ambre Russe
    Profumi del Forte - V.V. Ambra Mediterranea
    Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    Tauer - L'Air du Désert Marocain


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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Very tough call, but Ambre Sultan and L'air du desert Marocain just edge it.

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Ap, as, vvam, ba

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Ambre 114
    Montale Blue Amber

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Ahhhh amber one of my least favorite fragrance notes.

    Bond no. 9: NY Amber and Harrods Amber are the only amber dominated fragrances I have smelled and I don't like the feeling it gives me.....

    But those are two suggestions for those who haven't tried.

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Some contenders would be:

    Ambre Russe by Parfum d'Empire
    L'Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer
    Ambre 114 by Histoire de Parfums

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Ambre Fetiche by Annick Goutal. Really hard to choose between AF and Ambre Precieux.

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Ambre Precieux, Amber Sultan and LDDM are all excellent choices along with Ambre Nuit.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Noir De Noir
    3. Musc Ravageur
    4. Bois D'Argent
    5. Aoud 1
    6. Aventus
    7. Ore
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Tobacco Vanille
    10.Ambre 114

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Thanks for participating, everybody! It's been really interesting to follow the voting, and it seems Ambre Sultan is a pretty clear winner ahead of L'Air du Désert Marocain, Ambre Précieux, and Amber Absolute. I can't say the top three-to-four surprised me very much - I am, however, quite impressed with the solid performance of V.V. Ambra Mediterranea given its very limited distribution and availability. At the same time, I am surprised to see especially Ambre 114 and Ambre Russe getting significantly fewer votes than I would have expected considering the amount of love and admiration they receive in posts, threads, and reviews here on BN and elsewhere. Very interesting.
    Thanks again - and do feel free to go on voting, guys. The poll stays open!
    Last edited by Dane77; 8th November 2012 at 10:26 PM.

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    +1 Ambra Nera by Farmacia SS. Annunziata - thanks for the mention teardrop!
    This is the best amber out there IMO. Personally I found Ambre Precieux extremely dull, and Ambre Sultan's actual amber wasn't at all as lush as I had hoped - both heavily overrated. But that's just me being grumpy

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    Wish I had some Ambra di Luna today.
    "Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom." "It is honorable for a man to stop striving, Since any fool can start a quarrel." Proverbs.

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    So many great Amber fragrances. But here would be my top 5:

    1. Armani Privé Ambre Orient
    2. Bond No. 9 New York Amber
    3. Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114
    4. Annick Goutal Ambre Fétiche
    5. Tom Ford Amber Absolute
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Brückner - Aoud 1
    4. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    5. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    6. Dior - Vetiver
    7. Les Nez - Turtle Vetiver Back
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    10. Creed - Royal English Leather

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    Ambre Sultan reigns supreme.

    I don't find Ambre Narguile very ambery. Its in the name, but I don't get that when I smell it. It may have vanilla, benzoin, etc. but the overall effect is gourmand to me rather than amber.
    Good point! Although Ambre Narguille is my favourite fragrance of those listed, it doesn't actually smell that much like amber. From what i've smelt 114 is my prefered choice.

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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Quote Originally Posted by forfreddie View Post
    +1 Ambra Nera by Farmacia SS. Annunziata - thanks for the mention teardrop!
    This is the best amber out there IMO. Personally I found Ambre Precieux extremely dull, and Ambre Sultan's actual amber wasn't at all as lush as I had hoped - both heavily overrated. But that's just me being grumpy
    lt's not just you freddie, l completely agree!
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    Default Re: Your favorite amber?

    Amber Absolute - Tom Ford
    Un Air d'Arabie Amber - Dorin
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Amber Pour Homme Intesne - Prada

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