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    Default Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    Whoops, I mean Ambre Russe. If I have AS, do I need P DEmpire AR??? Im getting that theyre slightly different beasts, but are they similar in spirit and do I REALLY need both?
    AS pushes my sweetness envelope, though its not exactly saccharine and Im a wee bit concerned that AR will just be a bit erm... Gloopy.
    Pinions??
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    Default Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    IMO worth having both.

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    Default Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    AS is over here


    Ambre Rousse - Ambre Précieux - Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterennea are over here

    If it were between the latter three, I'd say no need but AS is different enough from the latter three to validly owning it and AR or AP or my personal preference and reference-amber : Versilia Vintage AM.

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    Default Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    Ambre Sultan

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    Default Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    AR is sweeter and a bit boozy. V nice.

    I have AS and Amber Absolute FBs but only a sample of AR. Nice, but redundant IMO. If I didn't have AA however..........

    Have you considered AA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnc View Post
    AR is sweeter and a bit boozy. V nice.

    I have AS and Amber Absolute FBs but only a sample of AR. Nice, but redundant IMO. If I didn't have AA however..........

    Have you considered AA?
    Oddly, no I havent. Im almost exclusively a fan of over the top scents (tame isnt really my thing ;-)) To me, everything I smell of his is just so... Assaulting, like walking into a small room lined entirely in purple fake fur. I always smell pouty insistence instead of persuasion in his fumes; its almost like his narcissism is oozing through the bottle at me. I know I should just get over myself and smell AA but I have a hard time getting his LOL blue steel intrusions into his own ads out of my head.

    ANYWAY, A Russe is sounding like a starter, and Im staring at a slightly used bottle on the interweb for cheap. Just shelled out big time for miel de bois, though, so any more advice would be appreciated......

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    Default Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    If you're serious about your ambers which I'm sure you are, get both. If I had to pick one, I think Ambre Russe is better. I prefer the overdose of vanilla in my amber fragrances. Someone mentioned Ambre Précieux. That's an excellent one as well.
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    Default Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    I would suggest you look at Patchouly pour Homme by Reminiscence, which is also very much in line with this list.

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    Default Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    ^ In line with what? I don't pick up patchouli in either of the scents mentioned above.

    Op, I like both of these scents, and don't see owning both being redundant. They're quite different.

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    Default Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    ^ In line with what? I don't pick up patchouli in either of the scents mentioned above.

    Op, I like both of these scents, and don't see owning both being redundant. They're quite different.
    And you would be surprised: patchouli is often dosed below perception levels and is often present even when most people wouldn't recognise its presence. In any case I find Patchouly pour Homme is a Woody Ambery where Patchouli is blended with an Ambre Sultan accord that softens the composition, but only one way for you to see this: smell it!

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    Default Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    IMO worth Yesaving both.
    Yes, you MUST have both!

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    Default Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    IMO worth having both.
    For sure!!
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    Default Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    If you don't mind some tobcco in there then go for AR, it's stellar.

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    If you don't mind some tobcco in there then go for AR, it's stellar.

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    Default Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    I'm also a fan of Ambra Nera by Farmacia Ss. Annunziata... I didn't like AS, and AR can be a little cloying.
    “The unnatural and the strange have a perfume of their own”
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    Default Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    Quote Originally Posted by kellyjelly View Post
    Whoops, I mean Ambre Russe. If I have AS, do I need P DEmpire AR??? Im getting that theyre slightly different beasts, but are they similar in spirit and do I REALLY need both?
    AS pushes my sweetness envelope, though its not exactly saccharine and Im a wee bit concerned that AR will just be a bit erm... Gloopy.
    Pinions??
    You definitely need both, no regrets, life is short...

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    Default Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    I absolutely LOVE AS! I have yet to try AR so cannot weigh in on this matter. Ambre Sultan is definitely one of my top fragrance picks though. It is so comforting and cozy in a sexy way.

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